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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Check engine light on

So I was driving through the snow, only a couple of inches, and out of nowhere my check engine light came on. I played around in the snow a little bit, but nothing too bad. When I opened the hood, there was a sizzling noise. I couldn't see anything cause it was pretty dark. Any idea what it can be?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Go to autozone and have them read your codes
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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You need to provide code reader results. Some auto parts stores let you use their code reader to pull codes, write them down and clear 'em. You can buy a decent OBDII reader for around $45. Codes such as: P3201 will help you narrow down the offender. Post them up here and you'll get reply's.

Sizzling noise? We can't work with that limited description. Could be many things.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Vague story is vague.

Get dem codes read.
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