Amber Engine warning light when my BMW x3 ignition is turned on

Asked by Oct 08, 2017 at 10:18 AM about the 2014 BMW X3 2.0TD xDrive20d SE (184bhp) Auto

Question type: Maintenance & repair

I bought a used BMW x3 2014 model 2 days ago and today when I switched
on the ignition (before starting the engine) along with the parking light, an
amber engine light comes on. once i start the engine it goes off. Any clue?

1 Answer


Hi arunsethu, there's no need to worry, this is entirely standard. When you switch the ignition on virtually all of the lights within the dash cluster should light up – this is a check function to demonstrate that all the warning lights are working and that none of the bulbs for them have blown. Once the engine has started the warning lights will go off (unless there is a problem, in which case they will stay on). So long as the engine warning light goes off when the car is actually started then you don't have a problem at all. Enjoy the car, it's a good choice!

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