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Idiot Light Question!

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by BeamRider, Jun 2, 2008.

    BeamRider guest

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    I have just purchased a 1999 Z3 and love it although, like any new or used car, the bugs will need to be worked out. Goes with the territory. I noticed today, one of the warning or "idiot" lights came on and I don't know what it means. (Hense the idiot part.) It resembles a wheel or gear with and exclamation ( ! ) point in the middle. Anyone know what it refers to, specifically? Thanks, for any help!


    jbelfi76 guest

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    on my 530i that's similar to the symbol that comes on when you've turned the traction/stability control off.
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    First of all, you need to get an owner's manual and read all the details. Do you have an automatic? gear wheel with ! is automatic transmission problem.
    If it's a circle with arrow and triangle with ! then it's the dynamic stability control. If it's flashing, stability control is intervening while you drive, like on a slippery surface - normal. If it's on all the time, the DSC is not working.
    That's US. Canadian models vary somewhat.

    BeamRider guest

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    Yes, I have an automatic transmission and I was worried that that might be what it means. Guess I better check it out. Thanks for your help. Hope it's something simple.


    bigpeps guest

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    What happened here? I have the same problem. light came on but went off after I restarted the car?

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