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Old 08-12-2004, 04:22 PM   #41
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Havefun328 - My 328i was built in 05/99. Not sure if I can do the same thing to reset the service light. I did it with paper clip connecting pin 7 and pin 19 and it did not work. Not sure how to connect pin 7 to chasses ground. Can you give some more info on that? Thanks.
I've only done it once, to reset the Inspection interval, but it worked first time.

Next to the data link connector, there is an exposed nut that is connected to chassis ground. It is put there to jumpstart your car since the battery is hard to get to. There is also another terminal which is covered in a plastic box. DO NOT USE THIS TERMMINAL! It is +12VDC and will probably fry something.

Anyway, just make sure you have a good connection to the metal in pin 7, connect to ground, wait for the required time, and it should work.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:18 PM   #42
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Unable to get this to work, after pulling the pin out after 9 seconds, i only see the negative mileage flash a few times and the display returns to the normal state of displaying the time.

any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:37 PM   #43
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Unable to get this to work, after pulling the pin out after 9 seconds, i only see the negative mileage flash a few times and the display returns to the normal state of displaying the time.

any ideas?
same thing happening to me
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:13 PM   #44
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #45
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I've only done it once, to reset the Inspection interval, but it worked first time.

Next to the data link connector, there is an exposed nut that is connected to chassis ground. It is put there to jumpstart your car since the battery is hard to get to. There is also another terminal which is covered in a plastic box. DO NOT USE THIS TERMMINAL! It is +12VDC and will probably fry something.

Anyway, just make sure you have a good connection to the metal in pin 7, connect to ground, wait for the required time, and it should work.

Thanks havefun328. I will give it a shot. There should be another ground right behind the e-box. Can I use that ground as well, just in case?
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:11 PM   #46
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same thing happening to me
trapt,

i figured out what the problem is. The procedure is correct but I was just misinterpreting it. You must connect pins 7 and 19, as stated but ground that connection as well. So I took a paperclip, or wire, it doesnt matter, and connected 7 and 19.

I also wired another paperclip to go from that connection and connected the other end to the nut that is just outside the black console. a bmw serviceman told me that is the ground connection.

let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:31 PM   #47
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"i found this on some site, maybe helpful for you guys who change oil themselves
You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 (Accessory). Keep holding the button for 5 or so seconds until any of the following shows in the display: OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION with RESET or RE. Release the button and press it again for another 5 or so seconds until RESET or RE flash. While the display flashes, press the button one more time briefly. If done correctly, END SIA should show up for a few seconds. All done. "
i have a 2000 328i and only this method worked for me, so any one for whom the paper clip method doesn't work...try this...

but thank you so much darkmanlfe for looking out for the fanatics
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:36 PM   #48
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:35 AM   #49
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Thanks Darkmanlfe!!!

I just tried your instructions on my 99' 328I, and it worked great! All I see now is the oil countdown from 15,500 miles!

On my pin set, it labeled all the pins, so I just simply open up a paper clip, and put one end on 7 and the other on 19, waited 9 seconds or so, and it was all done!

Thanks again!
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:55 PM   #50
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Thanks Darkmanlfe!!!

I just tried your instructions on my 99' 328I, and it worked great! All I see now is the oil countdown from 15,500 miles!

On my pin set, it labeled all the pins, so I just simply open up a paper clip, and put one end on 7 and the other on 19, waited 9 seconds or so, and it was all done!

Thanks again!

To reset my oil miles

i just disconnect my battery for 10 minutes and it works

nothing else messes up
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:11 PM   #51
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To reset my oil miles

i just disconnect my battery for 10 minutes and it works

nothing else messes up
I think it's now doing the regular 15K countdown to the next oil change!
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:51 AM   #52
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:13 PM   #53
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OIL RESET:
1. key must be OFF
2. look at the cluster. there are two buttons. press and hold the left one down.
3. turn the key to position 1 (KLR).
4. continue to hold button for approx. 5 seconds after the key is turned to position 1 (you can let go of the key).
5. after about 5 secs you will see a message in the OBC. it will either flash OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION with "rESET SIA."
6. while the message is flashing, let go and then tap the same button you've been holding and the SIA will reset itself. the cluster will display "END SIA."
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:00 PM   #54
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Hmmm...I only see "Test 1".

Oh wait, only 2001 models? Hmmm.
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:36 PM   #55
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This is the never dying thread. Good job on this I
looked for months before find ing it so bringing it
too the top ever so often is great.
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:12 PM   #56
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This thread should be stickied. I even nominated it a while back (see page 1).
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:32 PM   #57
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And again I had to search for this to reset my milleage and again it worked
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:48 AM   #58
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Hello fellow fanatics! Sorry to bump this thread again ...

I have an early 1999 328i and cannot reset my indicator. I extended a piece of speaker wire into the driver cabin to focus on the cluster display. I get as far as bringing up the remaining Kilometers and Inspection on the display, after 9 seconds of shorting pins 7+19. The 3 seconds sequence has no effect.

I noticed a slight difference between my DLC pins and the ones in the picture on post #1. That picture has one empty hole (no metal contact insert) around the circumference of the middle "pie chart" guide hole. I happen to have 3 empty holes. How can I really confirm what the pin numbering scheme is on my DLC connector? Why would my layout be different?

Thanks in advance for your help and patience!
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:52 AM   #59
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Got it worked

Hey guys got it worked...!!!
Quick question that i changed my oil at 23000KM and now it's saying 25000KM Inspection. Is this normal???
I tried it couple of times...so just getting worried that i might skip couple of service lights.
Either way i got it working so...
Thanks guys
by the way i have a 2000 E46 323CI manual.
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:44 AM   #60
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The "Service Engine Soon" yellow warning light came on in my 2002 M3... How do I get it to turn off?
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