bmw z3 oil change, etc

Hi all........I have a z3 and the oil change light came on for the first time in my car....which I purchased used.....has anyone had the oil light come on and the air bag light come on at the same time and
why? And does it mean I have to have someone look at the air bag light problem....Thanks POP
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Not quite clear what you're on about.
-If it's the orange oil light - add some oil in the next couple of days. -If it's the RED oil light, your engine has already run out of oil and probably seized. -If it's the oil service indicator, get the thing serviced.
-The airbag light coming on is always bad news, as the problem could be a faulty sensor, faulty electrics, or an actual fault with the airbag itself (rare).
Airbag warnings are not to to be toyed with as it contains explosive material. Get it looked at SOON or you might need to buy yourself a new face.
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I thought it was a protective device !!!!!!!
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So is a gun, but you don't (shouldn't) let untrained people play with them either.
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On a straight six 3.0i M52 engine, there are two oil indicators: orange oiler and red oiler. The the orange one sequence determines the urgency for oil addition. ISTR also that the last red LED of the service indicator (LED bar) also turns on when the period is exceeded (oil service needed). Verify because it never happened to me. No impact on the engine. Get the car serviced as soon as possible. Depending on the oil quality and the way you drive, distance between oil services may be 25000 km or less. Personnaly, I don't wait more than 20000 km, even with two service leds remaining on.
For the engine safety: - If the orange oiler lits just after you turn the key off: the oil level is a bit low, it remains around 0.5 l before the min is reached. There is 1l difference between the two marks. Don't wait but without emergency. No cornering admitted however ! - Orange oiler coming whilst driving. Stop soon and add oil. The level is close to the min. - Red oiler while driving: stop immediately and verify/add oil. It might also be a pressure failure.
On my car, depending on the roads and the way I drive the car, the oil consumption may be 0.1 liter for 1000 km (mainly highways) to 0.4 liter (mountain roads with lotta engine brake). Typically an average of 0.12 / 0.16 l with 15W40 and 0.25 l with 5W40.
Concerning the air bag, this sounds to be a failure. Check if there is a concordance between the oil warning and the air bag one. How long was the car driven since the last service was done or since the last time oil was added ? I would also be interrested to compare the oil consumptions (with comparable engines, of course).
Have lotta fun with this car ! Btw is it a coup or a roadster ?

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