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Check engine light comes

(2006 BMW 750Li)
in Springfield, OR on July 01, 2010
750Li xDrive Sedan when check engine light comes on and it is lit yellow this is not my car.owner is on vacation and left the car for us to use.i am unable to get in touch with them as of now. the check engine light came on yesterday and it remains lit yelow. also the service engine soon light comes on,when you 1st start the car,then it turns off,after 5 seconds or so. is this just a riminder to a recomended service or a problem that needs to be checked out it okay to drive the car if it is just a reminder?
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on July 01, 2010
See this article about the Check Engine Light.
on July 02, 2010
The service engine soon that goes off after a while is a typical thing as many owners don't want to do every recommended service and I bet it's been turning on for a while and most BMWs say how long they are overdue of a particular service when the message appears for 5 sec. That one I wouldn't be to worried over now the yellow lit light is telling you that there is an error and this code should be read. I'd go to your local autopart store and ask them to help you read the code (free) as almost all the auto parts store today are wanting your business and will have a customer use reader and if your not fimilar ask them to do it for you and they will usally. Once you know the error code you can google the code to figure out the solution is and will let you know if it's serious or not
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