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      02-13-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Indicator & Warning Lamps Reference Booklet

This is for those of you who prefer to keep your owner's manual at home, but feel uncomfortable in situations where an obscure indicator/warning lamp may come on. The back of the owner's manual contains a handy reference to all the indicator and warning lamps, some decidedly much more severe than others. But again, I prefer to keep my manual at home, even though I have a digital copy on my computer.

So I put together this condensed version of all the lamps, the corresponding cause(s), and the suggested action(s). Everything was taken from a post-September U.S. owner's manual. I omitted the obvious ones (turn signals, door open, etc.), and because my E90 is a U.S. model, I didn't include any Canadian-specific descriptions.

Jason was kind enough to host this file on E90post, and to include a nice little logo on the last page!

So if you're interested, here are the instructions:

1. Download the image file from http://www.e90post.com/goodiesforyou/indicators.jpg. Open in your favorite image viewing program.
2. Print onto 8.5" x 11" paper in Portrait mode. Multi-purpose paper works fine, but photo paper (or slightly thicker paper) is best. The entire image should be printed onto one side. I would suggest reducing the print margins all around to .3" or less.
3. Once printed, fold in half from top to bottom (printed side facing out). Then fold again in half from side to side (with E90post logo facing out).
4. You will then have a tiny 4-page booklet you can store easily.

Warning: the icons and font are small, but if I can see them with my awful eyesight, I figure others should be fine.

If anyone notices something I need to change, please let me know!
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      02-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Thank You, Nice job...
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Thanks, this is very useful considering I don't want to get my manual out of the trunk every time I have a light come on.
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Originally Posted by irowharderthanyou
Thanks, this is very useful considering I don't want to get my manual out of the trunk every time I have a light come on.
Agreed, got to love that glovebox that can't fit a manual... haha

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shutterbug...Nice job! Thanks

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      02-13-2006, 02:00 PM   #6
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Nice list. I'm gonna print one up tomorrow! Thanks!
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Great list. Its surprising how many symbols are not listed in the manual. This is an excellent addition.

Thanks again!
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Perfect! Thank you for this!
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Thanks for this. Incredibly helpful! This really should just be in the manual somewhere easy to find but it seems all jumbled up with the various components.
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