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Eml light on.2001 e46 tourer,144,00 is now parked up,is it

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how is the car running? is it running normally, or struggling/surging?

Customer reply replied 4 years ago.
Seemed a little lumpy
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you really should avoid driving the car then

 

the most common cause of the EML light is a failed throttle body and/or failed throttle body wiring harness - this is very common on your model but there are other possibilities as well

 

to verify, the computer fault logs will need to be read from the car by a BMW garage. It would be okay to drive the car a short distance to the garage, but I would advise that you do not continue to drive it otherwise, until the issue is fully diagnosed and repaired

 

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for you reply. It really helped