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Old 10-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #21
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Step 1: check your salmon relay. There are quite a few threads on the forums about the cog. Read them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #22
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22, senior at Purdue. Paying for everything myself, titled to myself, and everything from gas, maintenance, mods, insurance etc is paid by me in full. don't put me with those other high school kids that e46 fanatics like to hate on so much. no offense to those guys
has he annoyed you yet with his comments in your thread? has he posted anything of help? HE IS A TROLL. he does this all the time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #23
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yeah well it's all good. I'll get the codes and go from there. btw thanks for the manual Alex. Thanks for everyone's input as well
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #24
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yeah well it's all good. I'll get the codes and go from there. btw thanks for the manual Alex. Thanks for everyone's input as well
Just a thought - what was the ambient temperature when this light illuminated? I have heard this displays if the transmission passes a temperature parameter ..? Just a thought.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #25
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Yes, there are different reasons for the cog to go on. Relay, overheating, hood sensor. There's a comprehensive thread that was posted in the M3 section not long ago.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #26
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just got home last night. read the codes.
only code that showed up was Table 1b, Code 69 via Peake R5/FCX-3.
The code is defined by Engine Coolant Temperature, Plausibility.

Anything I should be concerned about?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:37 PM   #27
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Yes, there are different reasons for the cog to go on. Relay, overheating, hood sensor. There's a comprehensive thread that was posted in the M3 section not long ago.
Really? Relay, overheating, hood sensor. Where did you get that from? The reason it looks like a GEAR is because its a transmission (GEARS?) sensor alert. Otherwise it would look like a hood? Or a radiator? Or a relay? Or a radiator relay hoody thing?
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #28
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So is there anything I should be worried about? Cog light hasn't showed up since and only code was the coolant temperature thing..
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #29
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has he annoyed you yet with his comments in your thread? has he posted anything of help? HE IS A TROLL. he does this all the time.
I look at the big picture. A kid shouldn't worry about his POS car such as an e46 before a university final exam. His future and career depends on it.
There are ppl who commit suicide over 1 failed exam
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There are ppl who commit suicide over 1 failed exam
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