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Engine block amber light

Ive just bought 2002 BMW525i but the engine block light on the dash board remains on during the drive

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Sounds like your check engine light is on. On 99ish 3 series the check engine light was an amber engine in the instrument cluster. I thought 5 series actually said service engine soon. If you cycle your key the bulb check should illuminate all lights. see if you have a light that says service engine soon, if not, the amber engine, is the check engine light.

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That is the check engine light. It may be just a reminder to service the emissions system on the vehicle. BMW and Mercedes both turn this light on at predetermined intervals. A special tool is required to reset the system and turn off the light. It is available through most auto parts stores.

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Check the manufacturers manual for warning lights and there meanings, this will give you an idea of the possible causes that would active the engine light, also it generates a code that can be read by a diagnostic tool.


So maybe a call to a garage for a diagnostic quote may help as well.


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