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Old 11-04-2008, 12:47 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Megalocnus View Post
I have a '99 323i with 20-pin DLP under the hood. After changing the oil I wanted to reset the oil service indicator, shortcutting pins 7 and 19 while the key was in position two. Apparently I connected the pins for too long (perhaps for five seconds, but not longer than that). Now I get "inspection 15500 miles" displayed on the cluster instead of "oil change" when I turn the key to position one.
Does anybody know how to clear the inspection indication and activate the oil service again? Thanks.

Edit: OK, apparently that was a stupid question. The service intervals are preset according to the mileage/spent fuel and one can't choose which one comes next.
Exactly, your oil service was due, the next service should be an inspection service, which having successfully reset the counter, is now telling you it's due in 15500 miles.

You will of course do an interim oil and filter change, right?
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:59 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by JB707 View Post
also...as stated in my bentley man..u have to drive for at least 50 miles...which isnt really true becuase that would mean the dealer is takin ur car for a drive everytime it gets an oil change or what not...so yea..just tellin ya what my manual says
Ah but 50 miles since what? Since the oil change? No, because your car's ECU doesn't know about that until you tell it. It means 50 miles (or to be more precise, to have consumed 10 litres or 2.5 gallons of fuel) since the last service reset. Of course you've done 1000's of miles so there's no extra driving required.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:12 PM   #23
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Mines a 99 328CI. When I do the button pushing method all I see is test. When I shortcut pins 7 and 19 with the key in position 1 nothing happens.
Should the key be in position 2 ?
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #24
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just changed my oil it was showing 4300 miles untill OIL CHANGE.. now that I changed my miles, i reset the clock again. but now its saying inspection 15500.. how do i get it back to miles OIL CHANGE< or is that even possible...
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:52 PM   #25
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It's the same thing. Oil Changes is part of the Inspection.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:26 PM   #26
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I used the double push when the reset light was flashing and that did the trick
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