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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008

    Default Online reference for BMW 3 series warning lights?

    Does anyone know of an online reference which shows the BMW 3 series warning lights so that I can try and figure out what a light means.

    Unfortunatly I am out of the country and the person who is looking after the car cannot find the manual and I would like to see how bad the problem is before contacting BMW direct.

    The description of the light is a red warning light with 3 lines through it!

    It is a 2006 3 series coupe (320cd).

    Thank in advance


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    philwhite - Haynes does not offer anything online like your looking for. If your only looking for internet information try [***="http://www.bentley.com"]www.bentley.com[/***]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    Hi philwhite,

    That light might be your brake pad wear sensors. I think the warning light for that is a circle with three lines on each side of it. If that's the case, you'd want to have your brake pads checked.

    Thank you for your interest in Haynes manuals!

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    Hi, I'm a little late (over 2 yrs.) but hopefully this info. will help others...

    I believe Admin. is referring to the following web-site: http://www.bentleypublishers.com. It has a wide array of BMW repair/service manuals even for the later model bimmers thru 2009. I understand it takes haynes awhile to develope new manuals (currently they are at 2005 for the bimmer 3 series) but they have served useful to me on my Fords.

    The price for the manuals on the bentley site is aorund $130 for the 3 series but you can go to Amazon and get same book for $82 inc. free super saver shipping. I'm going there right now to get mine.

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