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I JUST BOUGHT A 1999 316I BMW BUT I NEED A MANUAL TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THE DIFFERENT SENSOR LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD

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Fist get an owners manual. It will have most of the lights ID'd. Also Haynes manuals are pretty good. You can download them online at Haynes.com . The gold standard is the manual by Bently publishers. I found it helps to have both the Haynes and the Bentley manuals.

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SOURCE: 1999 bmw 323i dashboard reads S and car wont turn over

check for power on the small wire on the starter with the key in the start position, if you have power, replace the starter

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 bmw 316i location of sensors

hello there

the coolant level sensor is at the bottom of the raidiator, ther is an electrical wire going to it so you sould find it easily.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: bmw 520i 1999 abs/asc lights on diagnostic

Check to see if your brake pads and rotors are in good condition. Or if you have replaced the pads yourself and have not reset the wheel sensors this would cause the ABS Antilock Brake System light and the ASC Automatic Stability Control light to stay on as the ASC uses the ABS brakes with computer assistance to control the car

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: dashboard dials not working

If your temp and fuel gauges are playing up then check ALL the fuses under the bonnet. My brother in law's 1998 381Ti compact started playing up with the fuel and temp gauges swinging about like they had a mind of their own. Turned out to by the rear brake light fuze....

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: ive got a bmw 316i Mreg and the exlamation mark

tighten handbreak cable

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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