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ENGINE MANAGEMENT LIGHT

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:02 pm
by DICKYN
Hi there, I ve got an engine management light on its a picture of the engine and its amber! and its not flashing! the book only refers to picture of engine red or yellow and flashing, nothing about amber, anyone know what this means??? Richard.

ENGINE MANAGEMENT LIGHT

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:39 pm
by Mr Tidy
Well first off welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:

There are so many issues that might cause an amber EML. You really need to get the fault codes read to have any idea where to start.

It would also help to know what model of Z4 you have, and which engine.

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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:33 pm
by DICKYN
Hi there, thanks for welcome mines the 2 litre 2012 model E89.

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 am
by Chippie
Hi and welcome
Without a fault code it could be any number of things

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:05 am
by Silverstar
Welcome to the forum. In my experience if the car drives ok without any issues most like then it is the oxygen / lambda sensors. I have that issue on some cars in the past but these somewhat newer BMWs are way more complex so as others have said it's best to hook it up to a scanner and read the codes.

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:10 pm
by DICKYN
thanks for replies and the welcome, mine is black seats 20i i manual got the E89 from one of the receipts, the log book just says SDRIVE 20I M SPORT, log book mentions LL32 as a variant? still confused about am amber light cos book don't mention it? :!:

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:19 pm
by Smartbear
DICKYN wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:10 pm
thanks for replies and the welcome, mine is black seats 20i i manual got the E89 from one of the receipts, the log book just says SDRIVE 20I M SPORT, log book mentions LL32 as a variant? still confused about am amber light cos book don't mention it? :!:
You need to get the car scanned to reveal more info about the light.
Rob

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 am
by martusia
Hi there,
I had this problem for a while with amber little engine Dickyn, first at all i have got EOBD-facile App with ELM327 WIFI diagnostic tool, easy and cheap as apps costs £17.99 and tool around £10.00, then showed problems with lambda sensor, then something wrong with exhaust, but sometimes is just sensitive and appears without any issues!!! I found out that previous owner used car only once in the while, so needed a time to clear out.
Also Apps is easy to clear all your DTC's and trouble codes.