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June 07, 2018, 09:31:15 PM

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Amber warning light on
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:31:15 PM »
I recently test-drove an F25 that I could be tempted to buy.  But...........  There is a small amber triangle with ! in illuminated.  It's located near the right-hand end of the ED/mpg display, but outside the chrome ring.  I know amber isn't as likely to be serious as red, but can anyone tell me what this warning is likely to be for?   Then if I decide to go back for the car I can point it out to the seller and get it fixed before handing-over my hard-earned.

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June 07, 2018, 10:49:25 PM
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Re: Amber warning light on
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 10:49:25 PM »
I could be wrong but that light could mean a number of things i.e. low on fuel, washer fluid level low etc. Normally when you fire up the ignition you'll get a message telling you what the issue is before it reverts to the wee amber triangle.

June 08, 2018, 07:58:11 AM
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Re: Amber warning light on
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:58:11 AM »
you need to go into the idrive vehicle info and see what its relatingto, could be fuel, washer fluid service over due etc

June 08, 2018, 11:23:46 AM
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Re: Amber warning light on
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 11:23:46 AM »
Thank you both.  Sounds like it's nothing to be overly concerned about, then - as I kind-of suspected.

I could be wrong but that light could mean a number of things i.e. low on fuel, washer fluid level low etc. Normally when you fire up the ignition you'll get a message telling you what the issue is before it reverts to the wee amber triangle.
  I didn't start it, the salesman did before I got in the car.  Ooops, elementary car purchaser fail!

TBH, the selling dealer seems to have a very good rep. and although it looks like he bought the car at auction it's not been serviced outside the BMW dealer network (Cooper York, by the looks).  I suspect it only went to auction because it didn't meet AUC criteria.
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June 08, 2018, 11:27:16 AM
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Re: Amber warning light on
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 11:27:16 AM »
As long as the warning light wasn’t the reason why!
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June 08, 2018, 01:24:07 PM
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Re: Amber warning light on
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 01:24:07 PM »
As long as the warning light wasn’t the reason why!
I'll sharp find out if I decide to go back with the cash! 
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