BMW E39 Dashboard Lights
mary b fla

Elmore, AL

#329 Jul 4, 2011
newt wrote:
I wouldn't assume that. I think a lot of people just never think to look in the manual.<quoted text>
I did read my manual, but I wanted to research what others had to say. The manual is limited to the many explanations as to what the problems could be.
You know you may want to read the book the Four Agreements-it is great for people who make assumptions...
Thanks for those who took the time to enlighten others seeking knowledge through their experience.

Pflugerville, TX

#330 Jul 20, 2011
My 328xi is indicating a triangle with an arrow around it and my brake light above that and 4x4 on my dashboard???

London, UK

#331 Aug 4, 2011
I have a yellow light on my instrument panel showing a fog light, can someone please explain what it means,thank you.

Harrow, UK

#332 Aug 31, 2011
we have a 325td tourer our fuel injection electronic control light has come on what does it mean can anyone help us

Heywood, UK

#333 Oct 3, 2011
hi there i have a 528i v reg and there is no dash lights when i turn my lights on at night i cant see what speed im doing can any body help many thanks.
sumeet patel


#334 Oct 12, 2011
hi i have a bmw 525i n has the same yellow light with an i mark facing down which everytime the light comes the car stops to perform normal it slows down any heip would be very appreciated guys email me

Canton, TX

#335 Oct 12, 2011
I have a bmw 323i and it has two diff lights on the dash on. one is a pic of a headlight pointing down on the rt frt of the vehicle. The second is a pic of a light on the left rear lite up. The lights are adjusted properly and all other lights are working inc side markers. No manuel.. Please let me know if you know anything.

Alpharetta, GA

#336 Nov 6, 2011
My 2000 528I has this problem my abs light came on and of until it stay on all the time i send the module to repair it cost me $150.00 it came back i install it all the light go out but the traction light stay on i take to my local BMW mechanic for calibration he tested it and said the module is not responding i take it to the dealer they tested is charge me $150.00 to tell me the same thing i send it back to the re builders they do nothing same problem what should i do HELP

Paterson, NJ

#337 Nov 12, 2011
What dose it mean when a box whit wave in it pop up in my BMW 323i?

Montpellier, France

#339 Nov 22, 2011
I have a 2002 BMW 325Ci with 24 000 kms on the speedo, with the steptronic gearbox I get a gear/cog light when trying to start the car. Apparently the emergency drive indication light. I cannot believe that with 24 000 kms this is a gear box problem but the BMW agent in South Africa cannot tell me what this is. Help Please. my email address is

Wailuku, HI

#340 Dec 3, 2011
I have a 1998 328i convertible. I noticed that the ASC dash light NEVER comes on even upon start up. The manual states that this light should come on when starting the car and then go off if the ASC system is off. The console ASC button also has a light that does not operate. Can anyone help me with some info on this?....Thank you
bobby wilson

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#341 Dec 13, 2011
sharpz wrote:
Bmw 328is 1999- I dont have a manual and i need to know what this warning means...
its a circle with 3 dash around on each side.
I don't have a owners manual either and I was wondering what that warning light ment.. thank you

Cordova, TN

#342 Feb 27, 2012
Jeannabella wrote:
I own a 2004 BMW 325i. While driving approx. 70 mph, the battery light came on, warning beepers started beeping, my odometer reset to 0 and my clock numbers were replaced with dashes. The car acted like the battery was disconnected, but it wasn't because I didn't lose power. Once I stopped, I tried to reset the clock and it would allow me to change the hour, but only the minutes. Any ideas what's going on?
I had the same problem today with my 2003 bmw 325i. Did you ever figure out the problem?

Paterson, NJ

#343 Apr 28, 2012
A round light with small lines on each side what is that the car drives fine

Sylmar, CA

#344 Sep 2, 2012
i have a 94 BMW 325i and it is in the pppp mode. ll my gauges don't work besides my speed. i have unhooked my battery for an hour and still no luck. all my fuses are fine. how do i get out of the p mode thin?? HELP PLEASE!!

Juárez, Mexico

#345 Jan 15, 2013
i have 1999 528i and the engine light appears in my dasbord
i chanche crank and cam sensor and does not turn off how i can eliminate that light
jesus ramos

Seattle, WA

#346 Mar 7, 2013
Jesus Ramos wrote:
<quoted text>
Change your brakes worked for me.....had same thing
i have the same issue on my 1993 318i it nothing to bad , that simbol indicatate tha yo mess up the brake sensor tha tell you when to replace pads only thin u need to do i buy and install a new brake sensor cost about ninety dollars
jesus ramos

Seattle, WA

#347 Mar 7, 2013
i have the same issue on my 1993 318i only thing is you mess up the brake sensor , tha the simbol about u see on the dash buy new one cost about ninety dollar plu installation that is it men

Wahroonga, Australia

#348 Jun 26, 2013
Veronica wrote:
I own a 2000 328 i bmw and i have a -40 degree symbol in my dashboard .Does anyone know what this mean please.

I have same problem thought it was my head gasket got that fixed but still going from - 40 to - 36.5 what does it mean 98 318i bmw
Smac Pac

Serowe, Botswana

#349 Nov 5, 2013
I just changed the ABS Control Box for my BMW 528i 2000 model. We all the lights that used to appear on my dash including the ABS light are gone, but now there is one light that still appears, the one with an exclamation mark in a circle and in brackets. Again the car does not change all gears, 1-3. However when I do more than 80km/hr I get the massage trans safe fail prog on my dash. So please I need to know what could be the possible course of all these problems and what could be a possible solution to all these

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