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Dash lights still on - BMW 318tds

I have just bought a BMW 318tds - old P reg - the dash ligts are still on and when I take they key out is has warning sound, but the light switch is switched off, can anone help?

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hi off your discription sounds like the engine warning light is your car running ok and have you not got the drivers hand book in the glove compartment as this will verify it the engine waring light is basicly for the emmissions on your car you need to get a fault code reading to give you some idea of what if causing your problem it may be a simple fix example blocked air cleaner but i find guessing usually costs you more money in the long run i wouldn,t ignore it though as they are there for a reason yates210456

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there must be a burned out light bulb

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