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Old 10-28-2019, 07:33 PM
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Or just follow this procedure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjx0q8QYV6E
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Doesn't work on wife's 2000 1/2 model year. I have to short pins in the 20 pin obd port.
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Doesn't work on wife's 2000 1/2 model year. I have to short pins in the 20 pin obd port.
ah gotcha. Been a long time since I've seen an early model.
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Yeah on hers the foxwell won't even work on her car but will on mine.

Also: if you go past 120% of oil life, the OBC method will not work to reset the oil change, even the dealer said they had to do something special to reset my oil change light, Soo for DIY, reset the thing before you even change the oil of necessary or it will get locked red
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In post #9 (on the first page)...at the very top of the Reset Instructions...it lists all of the BMW models and build date required to use the instrument cluster buttons to reset the service interval. If your BMW model is built before those dates and clearly has the 20-pin DLC in the engine bay...then you need to short pins #7 & #19...or use a tool that you insert into the DLC connecter in the engine bay.
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I have the 20-pin adapter to supposedly "hook up the tool under the hood" but it does the work I short the pins.

I've since permanently shorted just the right pins to access the OBD from inside the car but haven't had to reset the oil/service lights since.
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There might be two shorts being discussed here.

Andrew, the short you are referring to connects all the available modules to the 16-pin ODB connector in the cabin.

The short in the earlier reference from Qsilver7 is on different pins and is simply resets the SAI. BMW have a service part for doing just this...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...enance/E2qUQwW
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Yep I know (two different shorts). When I run the service reset command from my foxwell it asks if I am using the 16 or 20 pin connector but it won't do the reset with the 20 pin connector so I have to do wife's car manually with a jumper. No need for the special tool
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In post #9 (on the first page)...at the very top of the Reset Instructions...it lists all of the BMW models and build date required to use the instrument cluster buttons to reset the service interval. If your BMW model is built before those dates and clearly has the 20-pin DLC in the engine bay...then you need to short pins #7 & #19...or use a tool that you insert into the DLC connecter in the engine bay.
I should also add an addendum to what I posted for anyone in the future that runs across this thread.

There always seems to be an "exception-to-the-rule"...and in this case there is...in regards to the instrument cluster reset procedure and build date:
There may be some e38 7 series & e39 5 series that were built before 9/00 where the Service Interval Display can be reset using the instrument cluster buttons (high cluster) if they got a goodwill replacement instrument cluster from BMW that was manufactured after 9/00.

My 1997 e38 740iL was one of these cars. In 2003, thanks to Leonora Vlaovich (BMW NA) & a forum member whose last name was Fox (sorry I forget his first name at this time) and his profession was a lawyer...they hammered out the goodwill cluster replacement for BMW owners in the USA during that time. I got one, and the build date was in 2003 for the cluster (you can find this data using TEST 1 of the hidden cluster tests). And with that cluster, I was able to reset the Service Interval Display using the cluster buttons...where prior to that I had to jump pins #7 & #19 in the 20 pin DLC in the engine bay.

So read your cluster's build date if you have an e38 or e39 built prior to 9/00. If you have a replacement cluster with a build date after 9/00...you may be able to reset your cluster using the buttons, too.
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