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Old 07-06-2007, 05:08 AM   #1
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reset service indicator

hi,

can somebody exlpian what this exactly means and what it does:
"To reset the indicator:
-The car should be off
-hold down the left instrument button (the trip odometer reset)
-while holding the key, turn the ignition to position 1 (radio)
-you will see a test menu
-keep holding the button
-after maybe 10 seconds, the word "reset" will appear
-let go of the button and press again
-THe indicator is reset!"
got 105k on my 3301 sedan the service thing started at 20000 now it's down to 18000. what gives?
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:53 AM   #2
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that is the service indicator. it tells you how many miles you have until you need to have your oil/filter and other things changed and/or inspected.

those steps will reset it to maximum. (after you change your oil you do those)
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
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i tried doing this today

held it until it said "reset"
hit the left button again, then it says "end"

still didn't reset????
wtf?
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I am also having a hard time with this. I have a 2000 323i, and had the inspection warning. I managed to reset that, but I still can't get the Oil Change warning to keep from coming up.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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i tried doing this today

held it until it said "reset"
hit the left button again, then it says "end"

still didn't reset????
wtf?
'02 330i here, didn't reset on mine either.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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My process differs slightly, and it works fine on my '01 325i (for oil change intervals...haven't tried it for inspections).

- Press and hold trip meter button down and turn ignitiion key to accesory position.
- Hold until you see 'reset'.
- Release and immediately press and hold again for 5 seconds, until 'reset' flashes.
- Release and press again.

I think the last step may be where you're going wrong

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Old 08-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #7
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Thanks tyed, that did the trick. I and my 330i thank you

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Old 10-14-2007, 11:24 AM   #8
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My process differs slightly, and it works fine on my '01 325i (for oil change intervals...haven't tried it for inspections).

- Press and hold trip meter button down and turn ignitiion key to accesory position.
- Hold until you see 'reset'.
- Release and immediately press and hold again for 5 seconds, until 'reset' flashes.
- Release and press again.

I think the last step may be where you're going wrong

Dave T
Does this process also work with the 2000 328Ci? I have been looking at some DIY and was wondering what actually works? I am kind of new to BMW and want to make sure i don't screw up anything.


By the way, no means of hijacking your post.

I found this information: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=oil+reset

Is this the correct way to go? I just want to make sure this is adequate as i would hate to fry electrical components trying to save a few dollars.

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Old 01-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #9
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gotta try this after my oil change, thanks!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #10
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hey i have the same problem now i did the same process the other day and the service engine light is still on and so is my oil light but that turns off a couple seconds but my service light still stays on so maybe i may need a service because i have 76xxx miles and it may be just coincidence derno.
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:30 AM   #11
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My process differs slightly, and it works fine on my '01 325i (for oil change intervals...haven't tried it for inspections).

- Press and hold trip meter button down and turn ignitiion key to accesory position.
- Hold until you see 'reset'.
- Release and immediately press and hold again for 5 seconds, until 'reset' flashes.
- Release and press again.

I think the last step may be where you're going wrong

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Thanks worked on my 2004 x3.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #12
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fault code P01403

can you post how to fix fault code P0403 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction for 2001 330i.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #13
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Does this process also work with the 2000 328Ci? I have been looking at some DIY and was wondering what actually works? I am kind of new to BMW and want to make sure i don't screw up anything.


By the way, no means of hijacking your post.

I found this information: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=oil+reset

Is this the correct way to go? I just want to make sure this is adequate as i would hate to fry electrical components trying to save a few dollars.

Thanks,


The way that I understand it, is that if your car was made in June of 2000 or earlier, then you have to go to the dealer or use a special scanner that plugs into the OBDII port. If your car was made in July of 2000 or later, then the method in this thread will work.

My first post and I am actually helping someone else out!

I am new to BMW as well. I just bought a 2001 325i and I got the info above from the Haynes manual that I just got. Some people knock the Haynes manual because many times it does not go into detail enough, or leaves steps out and seems incomplete. However, for getting caught up to speed on how these BMW's work, they are worth their weight in gold.

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Old 06-15-2008, 08:47 PM   #14
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D'OH! I just now realized that I was replying to a thread from 2007.

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can you post how to fix fault code P0403 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction for 2001 330i.
I think you may be in the wrong thread for that. Put that code in the search box.


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Old 07-04-2008, 08:01 PM   #15
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I just tried this on my 330ci and it worked. Now its raised a new question.
...The car needed an oil service according to the dash. So i had that done, without reseting the counter. Ive just done it and at that point it was minus 3000 i think. Now it has been reset and straight away the word inspection is visble. Does that mean Inspection NOW or Inspection when the counter reaches 0?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #16
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I tried this on a 320d and managed to reset the oil service and pollen filter counts OK.

Brilliant forum!

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #17
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I went through this step by step and was able to reset the oil service but only to "Inspection". When I went throught the procedure again all I get is "END SIA" and it stays in the INSPECTION mode not OIL SERVICE. Can anyone help to switch this over to OIL SERVICE? Another question I have is concerning all the other codes that pop up when repeatedly pressing the trip odometer button? Can these codes be changes and what are they for?

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Old 08-24-2009, 11:38 AM   #18
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i reset mine today and it is showing 15525.. is there a way to make a custom value? say 7500 or 5000? thanks
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:06 PM   #19
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Hey, what gives. I changed the Oil in my car last weekend and I have tried the procedure suggested here a bazillion times, no luck.
I don't think it'd be different for an M3 (2003).
It eventually blinks on End and that's it, no Reset has happened.

Help please, negative numbers in the Oil Change Indicator bother me

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:53 AM   #20
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Should be the same
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