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    Hi all,

    Just a quick question, on a couple of occasions when I start the car the bulb warning light comes on, the little triangle appears next to trip meter then goes away, I've carried out a bulb check on each occasion and all bulbs are working, is this just telling me one is failing or something else afoot? Car is running fine.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisterboy View Post
    Hi all,

    Just a quick question, on a couple of occasions when I start the car the bulb warning light comes on, the little triangle appears next to trip meter then goes away, I've carried out a bulb check on each occasion and all bulbs are working, is this just telling me one is failing or something else afoot? Car is running fine.

    Thanks in advance.

    Davy
    The car might be being a bit over cautious.
    On a couple of occasions Iíve had the warning triangle a few times, for various reasons,and itís turned itself off after a few minutes.
    Iíve always checked the vehicle status and itís never flagged up any issues.


    Sent from Yorkshire wi an hint oí sarcasm.

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    If youíre quick enough when the warning comes on, scroll through to the Check screen on the dash where it lists all your messages and press and hold the BC button on the indicator stalk for about 5 seconds. Itíll bring up a code - google it and itíll tell you which bulb is throwing the error.

    I had it before on one of my last BMWs and it was always the left rear brake light. The bulb eventually went after a few more weeks.

    Some instructions here: http://mr-fix.info/bmw-cc-id-codes-f...ning-messages/

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    Have you changed any bulbs for LED? If so it’ll bring up a warning and then disappear
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    Only bulbs I have changed was headlights to nightbreakers about two months back.

    Will see if it rears itself again and try and catch the code via the bc button.

    Thanks guys.


    Davy
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    A wee update - I think I might have the source of the problem, when I got my car serviced couple of weeks back, I asked the garage to reset the service light as the last garage I took it to for a peace of mind service never reset the light, turns out it's possibly the Brake Pad Wear indicator as before I bought the car the pads were changed on the rear.

    Davy
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    Another wee update!

    It's my passenger sidelight bulb but I think it's a gremlin in the system as sometimes it comes on and sometimes not! So guessing it's maybe the connection or the wiring system!

    Davy
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