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      01-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Got My Wheels Painted Now My Service Engine Lite Is On!!!

I just went and picked my car up today from the rim shop. its been there for 2days now and once i started the car up i notice the service engine light came on and wouldnt go off i asked the guy in the rim shop what could it be and he said it could be from them taking my wheels off.. could that be what it is or he just bullsh*tting me?!! i just got my car and i dont need these probs already!! can someone please help me out thanks
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      01-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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What?!?! Pulling wheels isn't going to throw a code.

Did he paint or damage the TPMS sensors?
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      01-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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What?!?! Pulling wheels isn't going to throw a code.

Did he paint or damage the TPMS sensors?
i dont know i really dont know about cars bro i just picked the car up and it looked nice and i was happy until i started the car up and seen that!!
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      01-18-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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if he took the tires off the rims you might get a low pressure warning which would go away. however, if you got a check engine light that is not from taking the tires off unless he took apart some engine parts he shouldnt have.
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Can you take a picture of the light that is on?

You can also use the left stalk(next to the steering) to navigate in to the service menus to see what the light is for
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      01-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Can you take a picture of the light that is on?

You can also use the left stalk(next to the steering) to navigate in to the service menus to see what the light is for
its the service engine light ... it went off just now but im scared it might come back on .. it might have been to the gas in the car??
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      01-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Sounds like BS to me,taking wheels off would not cause the engine light to come on. I change my complete set every winter and have never seen that.
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      01-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #8
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The car should store the code even if the light is off. Take it to a parts store that can read the code or somewhere that can. See what set it off.
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      01-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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The car should store the code even if the light is off. Take it to a parts store that can read the code or somewhere that can. See what set it off.
ok thanks!! what if i just take it to the bmw dealership? will they charge me alot?
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      01-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #10
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Depending on your dealership they may or may not charge just to read the code.

Best of luck!
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      01-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #11
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ok thanks!! what if i just take it to the bmw dealership? will they charge me alot?
Go take it to autozone, they do it for free. Don't take it to the dealer... thats a waste of your time and money.
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      01-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #12
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Go take it to autozone, they do it for free. Don't take it to the dealer... thats a waste of your time and money.
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Got pics of the painted wheels?
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      01-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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Do you know if they drove your car after installing the rims?
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      01-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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Do you know if they drove your car after installing the rims?
i think the the painter painted the car somewhere else.. but the light went off, i got to the gas station and notice the lid to get the gas opening was open and maybe some air got in there or something.. after i got gas and drove it for a lil bit the light went off
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I hope they didn't do a Ferris Bueller to your ride lol.

Seriously - the code will be stored and you can find out what tripped it. Sounds like you may be on the right track re: the gas cap. The first "mod" every BMW should get is a CAN tool...

Show us some pics of the wheels!
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      01-22-2013, 03:53 AM   #17
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Sounding to me like these dudes took your beloved car for a test ride and weren't too nice.

Did you write down your miles before you dropped it off and when you picked it up? This needs to be done whenever you drop it off anywhere other than a BMW Dealership. Some guy you paid to paint your wheels, probly isn't the best or most trustable guys on the planet.

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i dont know i really dont know about cars bro i just picked the car up and it looked nice and i was happy until i started the car up and seen that!!
Read the owners manual, learn about your car. Owning a BMW is nice and all, but there are more bells and whistles than you can imagine. I understand you might not be a big tuner, but if you ever decide to tune, or upgrade your car, you need to know how things work incase you ever have any issues and someone isn't near by to help out.

Good luck with whatever the issue was.
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      01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #18
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Sounding to me like these dudes took your beloved car for a test ride and weren't too nice.

Did you write down your miles before you dropped it off and when you picked it up? This needs to be done whenever you drop it off anywhere other than a BMW Dealership. Some guy you paid to paint your wheels, probly isn't the best or most trustable guys on the planet.

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i dont know i really dont know about cars bro i just picked the car up and it looked nice and i was happy until i started the car up and seen that!!
Read the owners manual, learn about your car. Owning a BMW is nice and all, but there are more bells and whistles than you can imagine. I understand you might not be a big tuner, but if you ever decide to tune, or upgrade your car, you need to know how things work incase you ever have any issues and someone isn't near by to help out.

Good luck with whatever the issue was.
Thanks so much bro!! I appreciate all the love and help on this forum!! Thanks for all the great info
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      01-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #19
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I hope the theories of them taking it out for a test ride is just a joke; if my car threw a light every time I drove it hard I'd have epilepsy.

That said - if it's brand new, I'm pretty sure you're completely covered to take it in to BMW - I was told that from my SA.
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I hope the theories of them taking it out for a test ride is just a joke; if my car threw a light every time I drove it hard I'd have epilepsy.

That said - if it's brand new, I'm pretty sure you're completely covered to take it in to BMW - I was told that from my SA.
It doesn't do it every time bro it was 1 time for about 20 mins then went off after I got gas
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Pics coming later!! Can I upload from iPhone??
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      01-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #22
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I hope the theories of them taking it out for a test ride is just a joke; if my car threw a light every time I drove it hard I'd have epilepsy.
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