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      04-07-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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What is the Exclamation mark inside the triangle icon?

as the title states, what is the exclamation mark inside of the triangle? it doesn't come on when I turn on the car but it comes on after a bit of driving...I don't feel or see anything wrong so I'm not sure why it keeps popping up...I've read the manual but it doesn't state anything about that particular icon?
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      04-07-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Are you driving around with the traction control turned off?
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yep it has always been off and the icon never appeared until just a week ago...
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Check the pressure in your tires.
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there is a little door just above where the passenger sits... not the door that the passenger uses to get into the car, there is a button on the door, press the button the door will open, there is a high chance you will find a book in there. Book of secrets one might call it. Read the said book, it might tell you what you are seeing
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The exclamation mark inside the triangle icon means the flux capacitor is fluxing.
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there is a little door just above where the passenger sits... not the door that the passenger uses to get into the car, there is a button on the door, press the button the door will open, there is a high chance you will find a book in there. Book of secrets one might call it. Read the said book, it might tell you what you are seeing
I don't know about you but the compartment behind the said door is much too small to contain my secret book. Mine must rest in the trunk.

To the OP, I believe that was the low tire pressure symbol, but my memory isn't perfect...
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there is a little door just above where the passenger sits... not the door that the passenger uses to get into the car, there is a button on the door, press the button the door will open, there is a high chance you will find a book in there. Book of secrets one might call it. Read the said book, it might tell you what you are seeing
HAHAHHA u so funny...if you read what i wrote then you would of seen that I said I looked in the manual already...
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check control messages?
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Wait, is this the triangle symbol you're talking about? If so, that's a general warning symbol. If you have iDrive you need to go to the vehicle status menu to check what exactly is wrong.
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Wait, is this the triangle symbol you're talking about? If so, that's a general warning symbol. If you have iDrive you need to go to the vehicle status menu to check what exactly is wrong.
yea maswastage, that's the icon that comes up and I don't have idrive so I'm thinking it might be my tire pressure, but I'm not totally sure...it doesn't come up when I start the car..
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HAHAHHA u so funny...if you read what i wrote then you would of seen that I said I looked in the manual already...
According to the manual (page 67 in mine), it says use "check control" to determine what logged issues are. But in all fairness, I did find that by accident one day. The list of "symbols" at the back of the manual just says "the car may start with/without the brake or clutch engaged". Not sure WTF that is all about. It doesn't mention HOW to find the issue.

As for phistyle's post, you'd be surprised how many silly posts there are on other symbols on this forum. Someone should just scan those pages, and make a sticky. Usually the post starts with "I was driving to work and *** popped up. What does this mean?" From what I learnt, it means BMW could save cash by stop printing and issuing manuals for that undersized glovebox, and supply a direct web access to E90post.com It seems most people don't understand their purpose.

My wife is one of those people. I got a "there is a funny symbol on the dash" I can't remember what she said it looked like, but I did a WTF? It's symbol that looks like a tire and it's RED. Red usually means bad. Red+tire means flat....
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According to the manual (page 67 in mine), it says use "check control" to determine what logged issues are. But in all fairness, I did find that by accident one day. The list of "symbols" at the back of the manual just says "the car may start with/without the brake or clutch engaged". Not sure WTF that is all about. It doesn't mention HOW to find the issue.

As for phistyle's post, you'd be surprised how many silly posts there are on other symbols on this forum. Someone should just scan those pages, and make a sticky. Usually the post starts with "I was driving to work and *** popped up. What does this mean?" From what I learnt, it means BMW could save cash by stop printing and issuing manuals for that undersized glovebox, and supply a direct web access to E90post.com It seems most people don't understand their purpose.

My wife is one of those people. I got a "there is a funny symbol on the dash" I can't remember what she said it looked like, but I did a WTF? It's symbol that looks like a tire and it's RED. Red usually means bad. Red+tire means flat....
yea exactly and wtf does that mean? okay check controls...and how would I go about doing that? everything seems to be in order so that icon is just confusing...all the other icons are easy to understand...
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as the title states, what is the exclamation mark inside of the triangle? it doesn't come on when I turn on the car but it comes on after a bit of driving...I don't feel or see anything wrong so I'm not sure why it keeps popping up...I've read the manual but it doesn't state anything about that particular icon?
could mean anything from your windshield washer fluid is low to a bulb is out on the car..im pretty sure its just a warning light, u have to start up the power in the car (ACC) but not actually turning the engine..then use the button on the end of the blinker wand to access the "check control" this should tell you whats up
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yea maswastage, that's the icon that comes up and I don't have idrive so I'm thinking it might be my tire pressure, but I'm not totally sure...it doesn't come up when I start the car..
Ah I'm not sure how to check it without iDrive, but as another poster mentioned I think you can click the button on the end of the turn signal stalk to cycle through to the check control menu on your dash.
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keep pressing bc button until it goes to control messages
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That symbol means "Triangle, by golly!"

Ok, sorry, I couldn't resist.

that is just the car's "alert signal." You'll get that triangle with a ! inside for all sorts of notifications - gas running low, tire pressure monitor needs to be reset, tires too low, etc.
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Ahhh... remember back in the day when car's dash lights actually were informative and indicated a real problem????
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The exclamation mark inside the triangle icon means the flux capacitor is fluxing.
ghahaha, good one ;]
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move the switch on the blinker stock until it says CHECK CONTROL and then press BC
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move the switch on the blinker stock until it says CHECK CONTROL and then press BC
I say this genuinely so as not to be too much of an arrogant (donkey*), mainly because it is places like this I have done most of my research, but in case you don't understand what the above means:

on the turn signal shaft (left side of steering column) there is a scroll tab similar to a light switch you'd see in your house. Click this up and you will see many status checks and system diagnostics you can review (oil level, tire pressure, etc.). Once you see one you would like to review, press the tab on the end of that shaft to run the test and hopefully you will Id the solution.

And feel free to have a laugh at the repetitive usage of "shaft".
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Hah He Said Shaft!!!!

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