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junior740 11-28-2012 06:16 PM

oil service reset 1998 740il
how do you reset the oil service light on the dash???? need help :yikes:

BMWFatherFigure 11-30-2012 06:48 AM

There are cheats. I bought the tool - about $20.

junior740 11-30-2012 05:22 PM

how do you do it ? and were did you buy the tool at??/???

joyism5 11-30-2012 08:04 PM

Open the round data plug from under the hood. You will see the pacman inside. The buble that is furthest in the front on the packman....that needs to be grounded for 5 sec with ignition on, using a jump wire. And is reset.

Edit: for highlight: the furthest bubble

QSilver7 11-30-2012 08:45 PM

Please do NOT proceed in a willy-nilly ground ANY of the pins in the 20 pin DLC UNLESS you ABSOLUTELY know which pins to short and what procedure to follow. To do so could leave you very frustrated as you scramble to find out why your car won't start or some other electrical issue that you'll be trying to figure out over the next months of ownership. Just like flipping a breaker in your home's breaker box is simple and should not be taken lightly and with disregard when working on it...for example, you wouldn't go poking around willy-nilly in your homes breaker box with a fork. :yikes:

If you don't have a reset can short pins #7 & #19 with a simple wire. AGAIN...this is a very simple procedure...but if you don't pay attention to what you're doing, you can create a lot of damage. Each pin is make sure that you can see the numbers and know exactly which pins you are shorting.

I suggest marking pins #7 & #19 with something permanent so that it is easy NOT to make a mistake. See the pic below for the pin location...and click the link for the procedure to reset the SI (service interval) lights. The instructions are at the bottom of my e39 540iT oil change procedure...but don't worry, the procedure is the same for the e38:

scroll down to the instructions on how to reset the SI lights:

pins #7 & #19 shorted with a simple can also use a pair of needle-nosed pliers...or a paper clip

BMWFatherFigure 12-01-2012 06:28 AM

I got my tool from my local indy workshop.

joyism5 12-01-2012 07:04 AM

Hats down for the master explanation of Qsilver7. BTW #19 is ground. Has been checked with multimeter on multiple cars with this type of connector. I feel that telling people more than one number, confuses them. I always go with pacman and jump it from the strut tower. If you played pacman, you will remeber. I just don't see why people are spending dollars for tools that are not needed, but just like the post above says...if you have problems with memory, spend the $ on tools. Otherwise, you will be hunting, what fuse you blown:rofl: It worked for E30, E34, E36, E39,E46, etc.

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