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z3-o1 11-09-2010 04:27 PM

HELP PLEASE Reset Z3 oil service light
 
Just done a oil change

so need some advice on how to reset oil light inspection on dash

thanks all

z3-o1 11-09-2010 04:54 PM

its ok

ive done it , it was simple

rtsuggs 11-09-2010 07:11 PM

How did you do it?

z3-o1 11-10-2010 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by rtsuggs (Post 5612665)
How did you do it?


Simple

Turn the ignition switch to position two (2). Connect the clip end of the jumper tool to a good ground in the area of the data link connector. Connect the pin end of the jumper tool to pin seven (7) of the data link connector and remove it after the appropriate time, depending on which reset you are doing. Replace the data link connector cap and turn off the ignition switch. Check to see if the reset worked by starting the car and seeing if the lights go out. If they do, good job!"

10 secs should do it :thumbup: let me know how you get on

rtsuggs 11-10-2010 06:09 AM

What year model is yours? Mine is an 02 , Would it be the same?

z3-o1 11-10-2010 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by rtsuggs (Post 5613638)
What year model is yours? Mine is an 02 , Would it be the same?


mine is a 1997

all the same

Waldvogel45 01-23-2013 09:50 AM

thanks again: this time the system had also blocked the starter, but your method sorted it in 10 seconds; 1996, 1.9.M44

DreamnZ 02-01-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by z3-o1 (Post 5613492)
Simple

Turn the ignition switch to position two (2). Connect the clip end of the jumper tool to a good ground in the area of the data link connector. Connect the pin end of the jumper tool to pin seven (7) of the data link connector and remove it after the appropriate time, depending on which reset you are doing. Replace the data link connector cap and turn off the ignition switch. Check to see if the reset worked by starting the car and seeing if the lights go out. If they do, good job!"

10 secs should do it :thumbup: let me know how you get on


I'm a bit confused, and therefore have to start by apologizing.
What to you connect? A wire? What's a jumper tool? Is this like my jumper cable?
This is a really good trick and I would really like to know how it's done.
Thanks in advance for clarifying.

vintage42 02-02-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DreamnZ (Post 7353813)
... What to you connect? A wire? What's a jumper tool? Is this like my jumper cable?...

A jumper is any conductor used to connect two points. To reset the indicator the two points are terminal 7 in the data port and the grounding nut on the adjacent passenger strut tower about a foot away. The simplest jumper for this is a stiff wire, ideally 2 feet of 12 gauge house wire with the insulation stripped back 1/2 inch on each end.

Or you can buy a "tool":
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120830233463...84.m1497.l2649

The tool means you don't have to use the wire for the right two lengths of time. Like, if you want to rest just the oil, and use the wire too long, you will reset the whole service interval. The tool has a button for each (and evidently a time chip).

See more:
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1933465

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zdzsE3Wpz0

Ron Stygar 02-02-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by z3-o1 (Post 5613492)
Simple

Turn the ignition switch to position two (2). Connect the clip end of the jumper tool to a good ground in the area of the data link connector. Connect the pin end of the jumper tool to pin seven (7) of the data link connector and remove it after the appropriate time, depending on which reset you are doing. Replace the data link connector cap and turn off the ignition switch. Check to see if the reset worked by starting the car and seeing if the lights go out. If they do, good job!"

10 secs should do it :thumbup: let me know how you get on


http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html

That's my picture!


jafcorrea 06-06-2013 01:10 PM

nt

jafcorrea 06-06-2013 01:12 PM

my is 1997 Z3 1.9l .. guy in video connected 7&19?
19 is ground?

or do I connect 7 and ground to reset?:dunno:

BStanton 06-06-2013 02:12 PM

Has any body purchased this tool? Does it work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120830233463...84.m1497.l2649

For the price I just purchased it.

mbarnesz3 06-06-2013 03:28 PM

I bought a peake research r5 off ebay for $40. it works great and very simple. i just feel safer using the tool. just count the light flash. 7 flashes for oil and 23 for inspection. mine is 98 z3 1.9.

nfunk 06-06-2013 04:54 PM

I bought one of those tools off EBAY and it works great! Can't go wrong for the price.


Has any body purchased this tool? Does it work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120830233463...84.m1497.l2649

For the price I just purchased it.
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vintage42 06-06-2013 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BStanton (Post 7635146)
Has any body purchased this tool? Does it work?...
For the price I just purchased it.

I bought it on eBay a few months ago. I will use it for the first time after the first oil change I do, in another 200 miles.

vintage42 06-06-2013 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbarnesz3 (Post 7635314)
I bought a peake research r5 off ebay for $40. it works great and very simple. i just feel safer using the tool. just count the light flash. 7 flashes for oil and 23 for inspection. mine is 98 z3 1.9.

I would be afraid of miscounting all those flashes. Then what might happen?
I feel safer with the $9 eBay tool. Just push the button once.
Quote:

How to use:
Plug it in with the ignition off.
When the lights on the unit remain lit, turn the ignition on but do not start the engine
Press the button on the function you wish to reset.
The lights will all turn on to indicate success.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120830233463...84.m1497.l2649

dougpaulburdic 06-06-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Stygar (Post 7355480)

Thanks! I had just changed my oil too. It reset just like you said! how many miles does each green block represent?

vintage42 06-07-2013 06:11 AM

The green blocks represent usage, not miles. If you just drove back and forth across the country, a block might go out every week or 5,000 miles. If you drove around town all day doing errands, a mile between each store and an hour in each one, especially in cold weather, a block might go out every 3 months or 1,000 miles.

dougpaulburdic 06-07-2013 06:20 AM

Good info
 
Think ill just change my oil based on milage though.

vintage42 06-07-2013 08:01 AM

Me, too. I had the dealer change the oil when I bought the car last October, and they put in BMW 15W-40. After about 2,000 miles one green bar went out, but I don't want to wait until the last green bar goes out at 8,000 miles. I bought Mobil 1 0W-40 on sale at Walmart and will change at 2,500 miles, then maybe go 5,000 miles on the synthetic.

Vincestigator 07-11-2013 02:50 PM

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for this DIY info - it worked like a champ and I'm in the green :o)


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