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      07-22-2009, 07:45 AM   #1
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What does this service info light mean? Can't find it in the manual.

Let's see how well I can describe this without a picture.

I got a service information notification light (in position #2, where the low gas indicator appears) for which I can't seem to find the meaning in my owner's manual. It's a circle in the middle of parenthesis that has a wavy line through the middle of it, making the circle look like it is half full of water. I flipped through the manual 3 times trying to see what this is supposed to indicate, and I can't find the symbol for some reason.

It's a yellow light, and it doesn't stay on. I have to toggle through the menu with that little stalk on the left hand side of the steering column, select the service info option, and then I see the water-filled-circle-in-parenthesis thing. I want to guess some sort of fluid is low in the car, but I just don't know what.

This is on a 335i, and I don't have iDrive by the way. Thanks for any info you can offer. I don't want to run up to the dealership for this if I don't have to.
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W.out seeing it, IIRC it could be time to change the brake fluid.
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      07-22-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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yeah, i posted in your other thread. brake fluid.
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Thanks for the help, but I wonder why this is not the symbol in the manual for low brake fluid? Are you sure we're talking about the same thing?
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the ((!)) symbol means there is a problem with the braking system. it should light up in red and needs to be immediately remedied.

the ((~)) is just a service reminder.
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Yep, you're right, it's the brake fluid service light. Thanks! Seems I have 8000 miles til it's needed though. Wonder why it's warning me so early?
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It's about time, not mileage. The change is due 2 years from the date of production.
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Quote:
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It's about time, not mileage. The change is due 2 years from the date of production.
Well there you go. My car was produced in August of 07, so that makes sense.
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I thought that meant it's time for another drink...
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