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Old 10-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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"Service Engine Soon" Light (OBDII Question)

So my service engine light came on. I took the car to Pep Boys and they got the OBDII code for me for free. It was the following:

Manufacturer control
Auxiliary emission controls

The problem is that I don't really know what this means. Tried doing some search online, but came up empty handed. If anybody knows anything, it would be greatly appreciated. If worst comes to worst, I guess I'll take it to a local shop.

Thanks in advanced.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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i am having the same code...but is anything wrong with your car bc mine stalls and dies as after...let know thanks
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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nope.. nothing actually "wrong" with it... I still haven't fixed it.. lol
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #4
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This seems to be the same basic car with the same code and seems to have specifics:


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Old 07-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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thanks CylonRed.. back when I had originally posted this there was nothing on the forum regarding this code.. like i said.. i actually still have the light on.. hadn't realized it's been so long until I looked at my post date....

I will go ahead and try out what was mentioned on the links and post it here in case it helps anybody else (when i get my car back from body shop)
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that is a generic code. you need to get it scanned with a bmw/european scanner.
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