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      11-12-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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"Service" light on Check Control

My '06 325i (non-idrive) has a yellow "service" light appearing, due in 900 miles. I looked in the manual to see specifically what is required but is says to take it to the dealer for service.

I can easily reset the light, I have kept up with all other services on the car.

Does anyone know of specific checks to be made at this point?

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Check the Service Info screen on the cluster, it should show you what is due for servicing.
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      11-12-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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I don't have the big screen, just the little screen between the tach as speedometer. It simply shows a car on a lift. Looking in the owner's manual it says to take it to your dealer so they can check for service needed.

I have no codes and keep after all other things I can think of. Just want to know if there is anything else.

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You don't need iDrive to see this, the normal cluster has a Service Info menu that you can access via the BC button on the left hand stalk and toggle.
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Okay, your only half way there friend. I'm not sure if you've read the entire section of the manual that details the Condition Based Service (CBS) system. The yellow car on lift means there is a service or inspection due within 900 miles. With the engine running and the car stationary you can access the CBS system using the turn signal stalk button and toggle switch. You push the button until the service menu comes up, then use the toggle switch to find which service is due. It may only be an inspection (emissions or safety check) is due and not a service. Finally there is one inspection that the manual really doesn't explain, which is the "red car on lift" inspection, which is just a general vehicle inspection to be performed every 30,000 miles.
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+1!

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OK, thank you all.

The issue I s just the general inspection, nothing I am not already doing. Just wanted to be sure...

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