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Old 05-04-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Brake fluid change indicator reset

I've just changed my brake fluid and want to reset the indicator that comes up on the dash (the little clock symbol).

I tried following the instructions from here:

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1. Ignition key to position 0 (off)
2. Hold trip meter button (the left button)
3. Ignition key to position 1. The display will show: "test 1"
4. Keep holding the trip meter button until the the display shows: "reset inspection" or "reset oilservice"
5. Release the button
6. Press and release the tip meter buton once. The Display will show the square clock symbol and the month the fluid change is overdue on. I can't remember if the date format was mm.yy or yy.mm
7. Press and hold the trip meter button until the display is showing a flashing "reset". Then release the button. "Reset" will keep flashing.
8. Presss and release the trip meter button once. The display will show the square clock symbol and the month for the next fluid change in 2 years time in the format mm.yy or yy.mm
9. Press and hold the trip meter until "End" is displayed
10. Let go of the button and turn ignition to 0 (off). The clock symbol will not show again until the next fluid chnage is due
However, step 4 never happens. I get "test 1" shown in the display, then keeping it held just makes it go back to the normal odometer/trip counter, then back to "test 1", then the normal odometer/trip counter and so on.

Has anyone successfully managed to do this? From what I gather, steps 1-5 should be the same as resetting the inspection/oil service if anyone has done that. Car is a 1999 E46 328 if it makes any difference.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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Just to clear this up - the procedure only works on cars newer than 2000. I had to get it cleared using diagnostics in the end.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Mine is a '01 330Ci and get the same issue, "test 1" shown in the display, then keeping it held just makes it go back to the normal odometer/trip counter

Any advice?

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
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With a little time waitting for someone I tryed the procedure again and it worked.... My problem was with the oil change, don't know about the brake fluid.

Let me check and I'll get back to you
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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Brake fluid changes are time based, not mileage based. The recommended change interval is every 24 mos. since brake fluid is hygroscopic and absorbs moisture.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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I've just changed my brake fluid and want to reset the indicator
We have a brake fluid indicator?

I think you may just need to top up the fluid
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #8
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By the "little clock signal" are you sure you don't mean the brake pad sensor indicator? If you don't put in a new sensor then the light will stay illuminated, there is no ignition trick to get that light to turn off.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #9
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I just had this brake pad light come on and it is persistent. I have new pads and know that is not the problem. Are there sensors on each wheel? Is it a reasonable DIY to replace them? Your experience appreciated.
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I just had this brake pad light come on and it is persistent. I have new pads and know that is not the problem. Are there sensors on each wheel? Is it a reasonable DIY to replace them? Your experience appreciated.
In my '01 330Ci theres one in the driver side front and the other in the passenger side back.

Mine had but they looked too old, one of them even without the copper ring...

My recomendation its to change them everytime you change pads.
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