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Re: Onboard computer (Akash)

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hi all, just a quick one.
those of us who have the onboard computer, what exactly does it tell you as far as errors/msgs?

I know the following:
doors open
bonnet / boot open
service needed

what else does it show... does it show things like lightbulbs, brakes weak, and so on>

just asking as im selling the bmw 525 which is a 1989 model... it has things like when the brakes are low and tyres are low etc

I'm a bit confused... as far as the sort of messages you've indicated, and which UKMatt has fully listed in his post, above, we all have those, right? It's not a "for those of us with" situation. Those are all the basic warning/informational messages that everyone has, more or less regardless of trim level. The only "computer" that is optional that I'm aware of is the trip computer, which shows: instantaneous fuel economy, current average fuel economy, average speed, and distance to empty. Given the examples you provided, I guess you are in fact just wondering what the car's standard set of informational messages is?
 

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and Mullmann... i think I have got myself confused... I thought that if you did not have the trip computer, it would not have the messages either such as service, battery low and so on

Hi, Akash -- nope, you'll get the various warning messages regardless of whether you have the computer. Those messages actually trump the computer display; that is, if you have one of the trip computer readouts showing and the car needs to tell you something, it will flash the warning message up in place of the trip computer display you had selected.

All of the above pertains to US-spec cars, at least. But I can't imagine it would be different in other markets.
 
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