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From Mon Jul 1 07:10:19 1996
From: Dale Beuning <>
Subject: Re: 1989 325 i Convertable
To: (Phil Gifford)
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 07:10:11 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Phil,
This is normal operation. The check system can't determine the status of the lights until you use the lights. So the headlights and taillights are tested when you turn on the headlights, but the brake lights are needed all the time, so the system insists on checking those before you go anywhere.

You use the check button to clear an error from the dash. Say a taillight was out, when you turn on the headlights the error light on the check panel will light and the "CHECK" light will flash, after you hit the check button the "CHECK" light goes out, but the error on the panel above stays lit until you fix the light.

hope this clear things up

> Everytime the engine is started or the key is turned to the 'run' position, the overhead diag indicates rake lights and the "CHECK"
> light is flashing on the dashboard.
> A simple tap of the brake pedal (enough to illuminate the brake lights) resets both.... The check button on the overhead doesn't phase
> it at all. Only the slight depression of the brake pedal will shut off the took warning indicators.
> The brake lights do indeed work. I in turn verified operation of all light groups Brakes, Turn, Headlight, and noted deficiencies in the
> dash group.....
> Have you had or heard of a problem of this nature?


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