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Dudar228 08-01-2012 10:41 AM

resetting oil change service due message
 
Hello everyone. I have an 2007 X5 with approx. 48,000 miles. On my mechanic's advise I had the engine oil changed before computer generated service date. I don't agree with BMW's lengthly oil change intervals anyways, regardless of using synthetic oil. The 'service due change oil' symbol now comes on everytime I start the car. Does anybody know how to reset it? Apparently it cannot be done through the i-control.

ard 08-02-2012 11:57 PM

have you tried the search function here???? You can find it here, and probably a youtube video showing you how as well.

What change interval are you using?

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Dudar228 08-03-2012 05:24 PM

I did and thanx ard. I found a post about using the odometer reset button to open up a reset function for the brake fluid, oil, etc. It didn't work! I went back to my mechanic and he used his computer to reset it. Said that's the only way to do it. As I recall BMW has the oil change interval set at 10,000 miles, I think that's way too long and like to change every six-thousand or so.

ard 08-03-2012 10:28 PM

double post

ard 08-03-2012 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudar228 (Post 6989417)
I did and thanx ard. I found a post about using the odometer reset button to open up a reset function for the brake fluid, oil, etc. It didn't work! I went back to my mechanic and he used his computer to reset it. Said that's the only way to do it. As I recall BMW has the oil change interval set at 10,000 miles, I think that's way too long and like to change every six-thousand or so.

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...reset-e70.html

A mechanic being wrong... wow, shocker.

BMW uses an algorithm to decide, and this turns out to be 15 to 20,000...not 10k!!

The algorithm used to be purely "fuel consumption" in total liters. Some believe there is a special 'oil quality sensor', but it's actual capabilities in terms of what it ACTUALLY does (as opposed to fluff stories about advanced technology) is not known.

I do mine every 7500.


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