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How to Reset a BMW Check Engine Light

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BMW Check Engine Light

 

Whether you’re driving around Mamaroneck or on the open road, you may suddenly notice your BMW check engine light symbol flashing. This essential feature indicates some crucial issues with your vehicle that need to be addressed sooner rather than later, and once it’s done you’ll need to have a BMW check engine reset to ensure everything is back in order. Learn more about how to reset a BMW check engine light and then set up your next service visit with the experts at BMW of Mamaroneck today!

BMW Check Engine Light Symbol: Q&A

If you’re BMW check engine light symbol comes on, you may also have these common questions on what to do next: 

  • Q: What ways will my BMW check engine light come on? A: It can be different depending on the issue as the light may blink occasionally in certain situations, only when you are driving, or it can stay on at all times. 
  • Q: How many miles can you drive with the BMW check engine light on? A: It will depend on the severity of the issue, but you’ll want to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible to avoid doing any further damage or making the issue worse. 
  • Q: How much does it cost to have a BMW check engine light inspected? A: This can cost between $88 to $111, however, it can be done for free during other essential routine maintenance. 
  • Q: Will a BMW check engine light reset itself? A: In most cases, the light will reset once the proper service has been applied, or it may need to be reset by our team of technicians. 

BMW Check Engine Light Symbol: Common Causes

Your BMW check engine light symbol is designed to identify a wide range of issues that your vehicle may be having, and since there are many different aspects that can be hindering your vehicle’s performance, it’s crucial to be familiar with some of the common causes. Since your engine also involves the overall temperature of your vehicle, any issues must be taken care of as soon as possible. Here are some of the many reasons your BMW check engine light symbol may be blinking below:

  • ​​Loose or missing gas cap
  • Weakening catalytic converter
  • Deteriorated spark plugs or spark plug wires
  • Faulty oxygen or mass air flow sensor
  • Dying car battery 
  • Worn out transmission 
  • Emissions control problems or ignition system failures 
  • Bad computer output circuit 

How to Reset BMW Engine Light

If your BMW check engine light symbol is on but you don’t have any of the problems mentioned above, then you may simply need to complete a reset. Here are the quick steps on how to do BMW check engine light reset below:

  1. Turn off the ignition and put on safety glasses and gloves
  2. Locate the negative terminal. Usually, it has a black cap and a negative (–) symbol. For reference, the positive cap is red and will have a positive (+) symbol.
  3. Loosen the nut on the negative terminal with a wrench, then pull the negative connector from the battery. Keep it to the side for 30 – 60 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the negative cable and tighten it back up with your wrench.
  5. You can also do a BMW check engine light reset by disconnecting the car battery, however, you’ll want to know that you’ll have to reset your vehicle infotainment system during this process as well. 

Have a BMW Check Engine Light Reset at BMW of Mamaroneck

Now that you know more about how to reset a BMW check engine light along with common causes, you’ll have plenty of knowledge to ensure your car is in top shape on New Rochelle roads. Find more helpful service tips from BMW of Mamaroneck and see how you can save even more on your next visit with our rotating service specials and coupons. Contact us today for more details on a BMW check engine reset and to set up an appointment at our dealership here in Mamaroneck!

 

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