COMPUTER SYSTEM ON CONSOLE

1995 BMW 840

Tiny

greggabert87

September, 29, 2009 AT 1:30 PM

Computer problem
1995 BMW 840 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 106000 miles

I have a 1995 840Ci BMW and on the console it shows 3 red lights on the computer system display. I have tried pulling the battery out and nothing. I have heard that it might just be locked out, but the dealer wants 2,500 pounds to set I up on there computer.

5 Answers

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

September, 29, 2009 AT 10:13 PM

2500? Are you kidding, for what?

Tiny

greggabert87

September, 30, 2009 AT 12:13 PM

2500 for a simple diagnostic test against the internal computer and system settings. It was working fine one day and the next the 3 red light were on and it would work. Someone I was talking to thinks that it could be the immobiliser system just being locked.

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

September, 30, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

I hope you can excuse my shock at 2500 for what is basically less than 15 minutes of set up and scanning. I would try to avoid that facility if possible, just an opinion. The E-31 cars are few and far between so let me do some research and get back to you. Also, can you send a photograph of the dash during the fault? It would be helpful.

Tiny

greggabert87

October, 1, 2009 AT 7:57 AM

Here is the pictures of the console and the actual computer display showing the three red lights. These lights stay on even with the car off and locked.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/415399_CIMG2096_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/415399_CIMG2097_1.jpg

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

October, 2, 2009 AT 11:32 PM

This may well be an internal fault in the trip computer, I am still researching the issue and will return soon.

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