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  1. 2001 E46 318ci eml removal 
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    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
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    Hi guys bit of a weird one this eml came on 4 weeks ago so called in at my local garage to see if he could read it .He put the hand held reader on but it came up as it couldnt communicate and the transmission warning light came on .Drove the car home in limp mode and left it over night .Next morning both lights were off and car drove fine for next two weeks.Last week eml came on and as the oil service was due in 500 miles took it to my usual garage to have the service done and light removed.Service was done but they said that there machine couldnt read the obc.So in an attempt to get rid of the light i called in at the dealer who sold the car and asked him to try and clear it.On putting his hand held device on the light flashed then went out only to come on again and the machine to read that it couldnt communicate .I know that that device works on my car as it had read the cat was u/s back in feb.
    Car seems to be running fine with no miss fires etc.
    Any one else heard of this problem and if so what fix is available .Beginning to think I may haev to get an auto-electrician involved
     
     

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    1997
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    Probably need a better code reader to get specific bmw fault codes
     
     

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    I think that you need to find a good BMW independent service centre with the correct equipment or even a Bosch service centre - they can usually communicate with these ECU's without any problems..
     
     

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