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Old 09-04-2018, 03:34 PM
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Trying to reset the Oil and Service lights.

I'm most be doing something wrong because I can't reset the Oil light.
I got one of those reset tools, but I can't make it work.
The instructions seem pretty straightforward but can't make it work.

Any input would be greatly appreciated it. Thanks !!

Operating Instructions:

Plug the Device into the OBD2 socket of the car

All LEDs will blink and than stay on

Turn ignition key to enable the board electronic but don't turn on the motor

Press the button for the operation you want to perform shortly

The LED of the chosen operation will light and the other LEDs will be off LEDs will perform a light chain which means reset is done

On some dashboards there is needed to make a inspection reset before a oil reset
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Trying to reset the Oil and Service lights.

Do you have 20-pin obd under hood?

If so, you should be able to short out the correct pins. If you don't you should be able to use the hidden menu.

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I haven't seen any port under the hood. (But never looked for one) So I'll check.

But the hidden menu sound promising, can you point me on where to look for the reset instructions?
I have the menu unlocked already... Thanks !!
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The procedure may depend on the year and model of the car you've got.

I've got a 2001 3.0i, and have reset 4 times now, using no special tools at all, using the following procedure. I got the procedure "off the web" but of course had to interpret / adjust / tune / fill in the blanks to make it work on my car.

First time (soon after having bought the car), I had the yellow and red indicators lit. Here's what I did to reset it:
- key in, but in the OFF / LOCK position
- press and hold reset button (the left of the two buttons sticking out of the instrument panel)
- key to first position, ACC (part of instrument panel, computer, but not ON [2nd position])
- after a few (~3-5) seconds, the written display said something like -326 (I think that number is the number of miles left in the oil life, and I was at that point 326 miles past zero) ... I released the button at that point for about a second and then held it in for about 5 more seconds until something started flashing. Then I released and pressed and released.
- That's it. This all kind of follows instructions from the web. But those instructions talked about holding for 10 seconds. I tried that first and it did not work, so I switched to using a change in display as the trigger signal rather than a certain amount of time.
- Now it starts with 5 green lights (fully reset) and of course the yellow and red lights are off

I expect (quicksilver7?) there is a completely accurate procedure somewhere out there, which hopefully can be followed without need for interpretation and filling in the blanks. (like mine might need as well - just how these things tend to be). But this one has worked for me.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:33 PM
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I didn't see your model of your car in your profile. The 20-pin port is 2000 model year or newer.

I just googled how to use dashboard buttons to reset the oil light. Problem is if you have had the red light on too long the standard reset will no longer work.

I went about 40% over and had this problem. The service at BMW even said it was very tricky to reset the oil light. I had put in enough fresh oil due to a massive leak that I didn't need to change my oil when the red light came on so I didn't bother to reset it.

I'm betting that is your problem. You may need a dealer to reset the oil light of you've gone too long past the red light coming on.
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Sorry, It's a 3.0i 05.
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Pity the images are missing....

https://xoutpost.com/articles/x5/ele...ts-bmw-x5.html
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Here's how to reset the SI (service interval) display for 2000-up (e46) & 2001-up model year e38/e39/e46/e52/e53 BMWs. Since we don't know if you have the high cluster or the low cluster...both are shown below since the displays are different.

BTW, the integer you see appear that old skewel mentioned...represents the number of liters of fuel required to consume until the next service interval. Since he mentioned he was in the red...the integer moved into the negative range (past zero). . If you have an e46, then the integer represents the number of kilometers until the next reset...the e38/e39/e53 displays liters of fuel to consume:



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Thank you all,I did it using the secret menu, I guess I should have asked before buying the reset gadget that didn't work.

Thank you all again !!
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