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Old 23rd July 2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default How to reset engine management light

As above my yellow light came on today the on with the engine with the fan on top and on the side, BROKEN COIL

I have put new coils on but I AM NOT PAYING BMW 40 to reset can anyone help please
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Old 23rd July 2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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As far as i know there is no cheap way of getting it off, you would either have to connect to the ecu yourself with a diagnostics tool and reset it that way or get bmw to do it, one suggestion would be to ring around a few dealers or indy's and see if one of them would do it free or for a small charge!
Don't quote me on this but disconnecting your battery for 10 mins might reset the fault appearing, worth a try!
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Old 27th July 2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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There are a few garages I know in Wolves that will do it for around 20.
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Its the only way mate

Shop around to get a slightly cheaper price but thats fair from the stealer!

It will only log the code on the ECU

Your misfire will not be there
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Old 27th July 2009, 05:56 PM   #5
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Jack the rear of the car up and run it for 5 mins and the abs light comes on and the engine light goes off......

And its free I done it yesterday I ran in 6th gear doing around 70mph
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Jack the rear of the car up and run it for 5 mins and the abs light comes on and the engine light goes off......

And its free I done it yesterday I ran in 6th gear doing around 70mph


You get more guts than me I'd be sheiting myself lol, i take it you sat in the car with your right foot firmly on the brake ready lmao!

That's a very odd way of going about it i must say and how the hell did you find that out

Well done though and glad you got it sorted
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Just resets the light, but the code is still logged to the ECU
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