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    Hi i own e46 325i auto and when i turn the car on the yellow light comes on on the dash. It stays on for about 20 seconds then goes off.
    I beleive its the oil level light. I have changed the sump sensor and it is still doing it
    anyone have any ideas. thanks
     
     

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    Either you have fitted a duff sensor or there is a wiring problem. What make of sensor did you fit, was it new or second hand?
     
     

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    The yellow light on switch off it to tell you the oil level is getting a bit low, and prob worth topping up.

    Where on your dipstick is your oil?
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    would my 1996 328 have an oil level warning?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitmachinestu View Post
    when i turn the car on
    Quote Originally Posted by adam.wilkinson View Post
    The yellow light on switch off
    The OP said the problem occurs when the vehicle is started
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminRoy View Post
    would my 1996 328 have an oil level warning?
    Nope, the closest you have is the low oil pressure light which means switch off asap!
     
     

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    I've got the same problem with my 2002 e46 320d, how do I go about changing the sump sensor?
     
     

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    i got it changed by the garage so maybe a trip back there me thinks.
     
     

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