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Old 03-26-2006, 05:00 PM   #101
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You are correct those who are having problems are likely missing the timing. I had the same problem and still have to do it several times.

I'm sure if you did this everyday your timing would be better
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #102
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As mentioned before, the pin grounding method is indeed time-critical. The time to reset the oil counter is exactly 3 seconds, not at least 3 seconds (which is how I interpreted it). Apparently the circuitry is more sophisticated than I thought.

The procedure that I used which worked on my 6/99 build:

1. Put the key in and turn to position 2.
2. Go to the connector. Stick one end of the paper clip firmly in either one of the two pins.
3. Put the other end in the other pin and count to 3 seconds, then pull it out. You may need to practice a few times (i.e. have the paperclip bent correctly) so that you make clean contact the minute you stick it in and so that you can pull it out exactly after the necessary time has elapsed.
4. Turn key to off, then position 1 - and my car now shows "service inspection 15### miles" as expected.

Again - the key is to keep the pin grounded for precisely the ammount necessary, no more, no less.
so you got it right?
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:18 PM   #103
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Yep, he got it. This thread needs to be stickied.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:17 PM   #104
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Here's another way to reset oil counter on 2001 model

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What about if it's not under warranty anymore? What do you guys do about the counter?


here is how you reset the counter (i found it at bmw330ci.com):

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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. "


How do ReSet it for a 2000 323i?? oil Service
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:16 AM   #105
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Yep, pelesl has it correct, which worked previously for me too (2000 323i, 3/00 build) for the Inspection reset, but note that the Inspection reset required 12 seconds for me, whereas the oil reset is 3 seconds. It is critical that the key be in position 2 (just before start). Postion 1, which turns on some accessories and dash lights, will NOT work for the reset. I'll paste pelesl's steps below with my addition about the inspection reset time. I found no requirement to go to a ground nut also, but this may be required if a good connection to the ground socket (19?) is not good.

1. Put the key in and turn to position 2.
2. Go to the connector. Stick one end of the paper clip firmly in either one of the two pins.
3. Put the other end in the other pin and count to 3 seconds [3 sec for oil reset; 12 sec for Inspection reset], then pull it out. You may need to practice a few times (i.e. have the paperclip bent correctly) so that you make clean contact the minute you stick it in and so that you can pull it out exactly after the necessary time has elapsed.
4. Turn key to off, then position 1 - and my car now shows "service inspection 15### miles" as expected.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:46 AM   #106
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will do this after work
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:44 PM   #107
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i just finished doing my oil change and installed 330i zhp sway bars .i will try this in about 5 min. will post the results soon.
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:56 PM   #108
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it worked. my car was built 10/98 now it says inspection 15250
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:05 PM   #109
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whats up my engine light is showing before i try to reset it i wanted to know when i get it checked out by mechanic will the problem still show, because i think i need oxygen sensors, should i even bother to clear it or just wait?
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:38 PM   #110
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Im bumping this because I have a 2000 and I used 2001+ procedures and it worked. I don't have most of the PIN's used up like in the picture on page 1 but I do have both of the PIN's required for this procedure. I used a paper clip with no such luck, so I went ahead and tried the 2001+ reset procedures and it worked for me. BTW, I'm a MY2000 with the new style key + 12/99 build date.
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:16 PM   #111
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i tried this on my 323i 1999 it didnt work
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:04 PM   #112
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just wanted to say thanks for this quick and easy DIY

worked perfect 2000 323i


for those of you whom it didnt work for, you are probably plugging it into the wrong ports. Just look real close at the ports and you will see little numbers beside each of them. The way the ports look in the pics arent the same as how they looked on my car (its all on camera angle). I counted slowly to 9 (leaving it in a little over 9 exact seconds will not cause a system meltdown or anything)

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Old 08-22-2006, 03:52 PM   #113
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i tried this but it doesnt work, i need a new MAF sensor do you think its because of that
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:52 PM   #114
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:42 PM   #115
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engine service doesnt mean a CEL.. it means the Inspection milage counter that blinks on startup..
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:39 PM   #116
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o man.. i had a oil change at some local place and the dude there said he cudnt reset it even with his little funky machine or w/e... so i came home and searched this awesome forum and found this.. DAMN it worked like a bomb.. i have a 2000 323ci, and holding the left button on the odometer works perfectly.

for those who might feel confused... you should keep holding the left odometer all the way.. and not let it go till it starts blinking.. then u can let go and tap it again.. should work

THANKS FOR THIS INFO MANNN
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:26 AM   #117
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Yep, it's pin 7 and ground to the chassis. Works. Next service interval, 15525. There's a nut you can ground to on the strut housing. Thanks!!! Man, I was sick of seeing 2525

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Old 11-03-2006, 06:14 PM   #118
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Hmm, I need to do this again.
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:28 PM   #119
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Thanks man worked for me. It took me 3 times. The 3rd time I took the paper clip and shoved it all the way down the pin hole and that got it to work. So I am thinking the metal at the top does not make the connection needed.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:15 PM   #120
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Worked for me today!
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