Question about 2000 BMW 316ti
Of course you need to worry until you find out what the light means . IT could be a light warning you of a possible serious fault in the engine/ transmission ( engine fault light from no water ,brakes etc ) have it checked out before it can become costly.. Lights are not there as Christmas decorations but to save you money.
Posted on Apr 23, 2014
The most often failure which doesnt show RED warning light on the dash is ABS failure. You need to have your wheel speed sensors checked/replaced. One or more (theres one for each wheel) of the sensors are not delivering wheel speed information to the ABS/ESP computer.
Posted on Apr 28, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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What you are looking at is the Service Indicator. The green, yellow and red lights let you know when service needs to be performed. The green lights mean everything is still good. The yellow lights mean "anytime you're ready." The red lights mean do the service ASAP. There are also two other lighted areas. One says "inspection," the other says "oil change" (or oil service.) An oil change is an oil change. However, there are two inspections: Inspection 1 is normally at every other 15,000 miles; Inspections 2 is at every 30,000 miles. Your local BMW dealer should have a pamphlet listing all duties performed for each of the services. Inspection 2 can run you around $400-$800 depending on the service station/dealership's labor rates. Inspections 1 should be around 1/2 of that. You should have your oil changed about every 5000 miles. Dealership oil changes can range from $35-$65. A BMW that is well taken care of will last a long time.
FYI, don't be surprised if the SI (service indicator) board decides to **** out one day. I'm surprised to see yours is still working (they usually die within 10 years unless someone went thru the expense to have it replaced.) If/when it does go, just gauge your services by the mileage intervals I've listed above. I'd also recommend when you stop into (or just call) the dealership, go to the parts department and order an owner's manual for your BMW. Should be less than $20 and get to you in about a week unless they have one in stock.
When the service tech has performed the necessary service(s), he will reset your SI board so that only green lights are showing.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
low battery or bad starter. charge the battery all the way.if it starts good if not check to see if the starter getting juice if it is bad starter get a new one if the starter is not getting juice check your connections on starter and your starter fuse.i recommend you check your fuses first be 4 you do anything
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks for the advice, will try the fuses first, is there an easy or cheap way the check the charge on the battery without buying a charger?"
Yuo'll need to take it for diagnostic scanning to find out which air bag is showing a defect. The shop will then advise you.
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
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