BMW Trouble Code Definitions
This article contains information on BMW trouble codes OBD1 and the retrieval method needed to gather. Gathering codes on a BMW before 1995 is performed using the check engine light. When the code gathering is activated the check engine light will flash on and then off, count the blinks. The first set of blinks will give the first digit of the trouble code. After the first set of blinks there will be a pause, then restart blinking, this will be the beginning of the next code digit and so on. For example: twelve flashes followed by fifteen more flashes the code number is 1215. Trouble Code Retrieval
- Turn the ignition key to the "on" position (do not start engine.)
- Press the gas pedal five times to the floor in rapid succession within five seconds.
- Write down the flashes to and assemble codes using the code table below.