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Yellow oil light comes on at start up

The yellow oil lights come on at start up and then goes away. I check the oil and it is full, is there a sensor i need to replace?

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  • andylam47 Apr 08, 2009

    is there a certain mileage before this light comes on after resetting the oil service like?

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The above "Guru has no idea what he is talking about. The yellow oil light means you need a new oil level sensor, if your oil is indeed full. Its located in the oil pan and costs around $100. Oh, and oil changed are around 15,000 miles, not 6000 miles. When the BMW is due for an oil change or inspection, the display says so. The yellow light is low oil. Please avoid giving advice when you don't know what you're talking about.

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The yellow lights you see are the service indicator lights which are telling you the car is due for  a service/oil change. These lights can be reset once the service has been done.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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    steven martin Apr 08, 2009

    The lights are controlled by the ECU which in turn takes into account mileage, speed and the amount /type of driving you do.
    Normally oil changes are around every 6000 miles.

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