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BMW Z4 E89 Roadster Dashboard Light Symbols

Dashboard warnings on your BMW Z4 E89 Roadster depend on the BMW Problem. It could be an indicator light for ABS, airbag, engine light or something else. There are many reasons why the dashboard shows warning lights and below is a list of the lights on the dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show BMW trouble codes & reset the warning light for good!
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your BMW Z4 E89 Roadster we would advise you to go for the iCarsoft i910. Its an extremely popular choice amongst BMW owners worldwide because it covers such a wide range of modules within the vehicle and has received excellent feedback from buyers.

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BMW Z4 E89 Roadster engine warning light - the EML warning light will turn on if there is a malfunction within the engine electronics of your Z4. The most likely cause of this light turning on is a faulty sensor such as camshaft, crankshaft, Mass Airflow Meter (MAF) or ignition coil. You can diagnose the fault yourself by using the BMW iCarsoft i910 which will read the fault codes and give a fault description. This description allows you to better understand the fault, and fix it quicker. Once the fault is fixed the light can be turned off with the i910. Watch this video of the i910 removing a BMW engine warning light.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster EML warning light - the EML warning light will turn on if there is a malfunction within the engine electronics of your Z4. The most likely cause of this light turning on is a faulty sensor such as camshaft, crankshaft, Mass Airflow Meter (MAF) or ignition coil. You can diagnose the fault yourself by using the BMW iCarsoft i910 which will read the fault codes and give a fault description. This description allows you to better understand the fault, and fix it quicker. Once the fault is fixed the light can be turned off with the i910. Watch this video of the i910 removing a BMW engine warning light.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster ABS warning light - if the ABS light is illuminated on your Z4 E89 you can diagnose & reset the warning light with the iCarsoft i910. The most common cause for an ABS light to turn on is a faulty ABS sensor, the good news is the ABS sensors are quite cheap to replace and only takes about 1 hour labour. In some cases though the problem could be due to a fault ABS pump or ABS module, this is much more expensive. Watch this video of the i910 diagnosing & resetting a BMW ABS warning light.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster SRS airbag warning light - if the airbag light on your E89 is illuminated you should have it checked out as soon as possible because your safety is at risk otherwise. You can diagnose & reset the airbag light fault/dash light by using the iCarsoft i910 . This i910 will tell you where the fault is, which will save you time when it comes to fixing the problem

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster washer fluid warning light - should this light appear on your dashboard it means that you need to top up your windscreen wash fluid.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster SERVICE ENGINE SOON warning light - if this symbol illuminates on the dash of your Z4 E89 it indicates that the emissions values have deteriorated and means there is excessive misfiring in the engine module. You can diagnose the fault by using the iCarsoft i910. It will read the Z4 engine fault codes and allow you to clear the trouble codes & dash light.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster power steering malfunction warning light - if this symbol illuminates it means there is a fault with the power steering system in your Z4. You can diagnose & reset the faults yourself by using the Autel MD802.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster flat tyre warning light - if this symbol illuminates in RED it indicates that there is a flat tyre or loss of pressure in a tyre. If the light illuminates in YELLOW it indicates the there is more that 1 flat tyre or loss of pressure in more than 1 tyre. If the warning light flashes then stays on permanantly, it means that a flat tyre cannot be detected and they system has a malfunction. You can use the Autel MD802 to diagnose these faults.
BMW Service Message Reset Guide

BMW Z4 E89 - Service message. If this message appears on the message centre of your BMW Z4 it means the vehicle needs to be serviced. Once the vehicle has been serviced, or you simply need to reset the message you can use the BMW oil service reset tool iCarsoft BM-II.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster oil warning light - the oil warning light can illuminate in different ways, the way in which is illuminates will depend on the actual fault as shown below.

The warning lamp lights up in red:
The engine oil pressure is too low. Stop the vehicle immediately and switch off the engine. Check the engine oil level and top up if necessary.

The warning lamp lights up in yellow while you are driving.
In addition, a signal sounds and "+1.0" appears in the instrument cluster which means that  the oil level is at the absolute minimum; refill as soon as possible. Do not drive more than 125 miles/200 km before refilling.

The warning lamp comes on in yellow after the engine is switched off.
A signal also sounds. You need to add engine oil at the earliest opportunity, e.g.
when you stop to refuel.

The warning lamp lights up in yellow within 30 seconds after the engine is started:
The oil level sensor is defective. It is not possible to issue a current or accurate
measurement. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster DTC Dynamic Traction Control warning light - when this DTC lamp is illuminated it means that the DTC system is activated and and the vehicle is set up to better deal with road conditions with snow or ice. It is basically designed to give you better traction control on the road surface.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster DSC Dynamic Stability Control warning light - this warning light will start to flash when driving over road surfaces such as snow or ice, indicating that the traction control system is working to ensure that maximum traction on the road is acheived.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster coolant level warning light - if the coolant warning dash lamp turns on, it means the coolant level in your system is too low and should be topped up as soon as you can. Be careful not to open the coolant cap when the engine is hot. Always wait until the engine is cool. If you notice that you have to top up quite regularly then you should check for leaks because it is common for the expansion tank which holds the coolant, to crack, this can lead to loss of coolant and engine overheating.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster CHECK GAS CAP warning lamp lights up if the gas cap is not properly tightened and the OBD system can assume that fuel vapor is escaping. If the gas cap is then tightened, the warning lamp should go out within a few days.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster brakepad warning light - The warning lamp lights up. The brake
pads have worn down to the minimum safe limit. Have the brake pads replaced as soon as possible.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster brake warning light - if this warning lamp turns on it can mean a few things as shown below.

The handbrake is in the on position, please take the handbrake off.

The brake fluid level is too low, check your brake fluid level and top up of required.

The light can turn on with other warning light such as the ABS warning light, this is normal and indicates generally only an ABS fault.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster BRAKE warning light - see brake warning light info above.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster battery warning light - If this lights up it signals that the battery is no longer being charged. The alternator drive belt is defective or there is a malfunction in the charging circuit of the alternator. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

BMW Z4 E89 Roadster automatic transmission cog warning light - if this light illuminates during normal driving conditions it means that the transmission is overheating. Reduce your speed immediately and pull over at a suitable location so that the transmission can cool down again. You can continue your journey, but moderate your speed and exercise due caution. Have the system checked immediately.
Z4 E89 Roadster dashboard lights
1 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster speedometer
2 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster indicator turn signal lights
3 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster indicator & warning lights
4 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster tachometer
5 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster engine coolant temperature
6 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster fuel gauge
7 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster clock, service & oil level button
8 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster automatic transmission position
9 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster odometer & clock button
10 - BMW Z4 E89 Roadster odometer, clock, service, computer & oil level button
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