check engine light on 1998 BMW 528i

how to reset check engine light

by in Fort Myers, FL on May 15, 2010
4 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , May 15, 2010
If the Check Engine light/Service Engine Soon light illuminates while you are driving, the car's on board computer sees a fault in the engines management system that is causing an excess amount of pollutants to be emitted from your car. This could result in engine damage if left neglected. Some problems that can cause the Check Engine light to stay on may take two "drive cycles' to complete before illuminating the Check Engine Light. The computer sees a problem and looks for an identical set of circumstances to occur to confirm that it has indeed seen a problem before turning on the light. A Check Engine light that continually flashes while you are driving is serious and is a sign that the computer sees a problem that seriously risks damaging the catalytic converter which may result in an expensive repair or even may cause a fire! Diagnostic codes are stored in the vehicle's computer and can be retrieved using a scantool that communicates with the computer in your car. We have in our Repairpal website an encyclopedia with in depth articles about computer, and computer control systems, emission and driveability problems. http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light There is no reset you got to see what codes are stored and address the problems high lighted.
COMMENT by , July 14, 2010
Do you know where we can get scantool which will tell us the codes that are setting off the 'check' engine light?
ANSWER by , August 15, 2010
i change my own oil how do i reset it
ANSWER by , September 20, 2010
how to reset the ingine light after replacing the 02 censor
ANSWER by , March 26, 2011
don't know