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    my son has just bought a 2003 e46 m3 with 70000 on th eclock he has just called to say that a warning light has come on on the dashboard....does anyone with a laptop and the software live close to solihull so at least he could plug it in to see what th eerror message is thanks for your help
     
     

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    I live in Solihull and am just about to purchase the software. Just need to know if it will work on my windows 8 laptop. Probably take a while for it to come and you'll probably have it sorted by then! Ill pm you if I get it quickly.
     
     

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    I am told the software will be with me by the 2nd. (Dependant on Royal Mail so could well be any time) if you don't have it sorted by then pm me and I'll help you out. Assuming I can make it all work!
     
     

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    thanks for that jamie hopefully the software will be here soon and it will work on your laptop look forward to hearing from you would be good to see what the fault is...the warning light is on the right side of the rev counter shows up as a yellow cog could be a sensor in the gearbox perhaps...either way would be good for my son to know what he needs to do.... and meet up with a fellow m3 owner...speak soon jamie
     
     

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    That cog light is a fault in the smg gear box. Hopefully the software should tell us what it is as I'm told I've bought the stuff that the dealers use.
     
     

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    hopefully it will be a cheap fix maybe a relay or something fingers crossed for him.....as he has spent all his savings....oh well we will wait and see what your software shows thanks again for your help.....
     
     

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    There are many reasons a smg light can come on. Not all serious, hopefully all will be well with the software and well have it sorted in a jiffy. Always happy to help a fellow bmw sufferer!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfastbaz View Post
    shows up as a yellow cog
    ask your son to check the oil level in the SMG reservoir
     
     

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    is there any particular process you need to carry out as on my auto car you need to get engine upto temperature and then check fluid with engine running.....on a flat surface...
     
     

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    SMG is not an auto its a manual box with hydraulics to operate the clutch and gear shift
    the reservoir is under the bonnet by the SMG pump
     
     

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