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dinanwes 12-03-2012 01:45 PM

Make service engine soon light go away?
 
I currently drive a 2008 328I and my yellow service engine soon light is on due to a recently added cold air intake. Is there any way to reset it or make it go away without going to the dealer or mechanic?
Thank you in advanced.

boramkiv 12-03-2012 02:48 PM

What did you do with your Hot film Mass air flow meter? If the new intake system doesn't have the ability to accept that sensor you probably
shouldn't use that intake system. You could do some drilling to make it work. By the way since you're running an E90 328i you're better off just
getting a reuseable drop in filter. Unless you're running your "cold air" intake from a wheel well or outside the engine bay, or unless you're running
an Arma supercharger, it's best to leave the factory intake box as it draws air from outside already. You knew this already though.
Good Luck.

dinanwes 12-03-2012 03:17 PM

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I appreciate your response I am not thoroughly educated in cars which is kind of why I'm on here. I did keep the sensor in there because the cold air intake had a spot for it. Ill attach a picture below. Is there anyway to reset the service engine soon light or will it constantly think that somethings not right and come back on? Thanks again I appreciate it.

CALWATERBOY 12-03-2012 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by dinanwes (Post 7228736)
I currently drive a 2008 328I and my yellow service engine soon light is on due to a recently added cold air intake. Is there any way to reset it or make it go away without going to the dealer or mechanic?


Yes. Wouldn't you like to know which codes were thrown?

Likely it will return.

I refer you to e90post for educational experience!


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ctuna 12-03-2012 03:52 PM

Is that an oiled filter by any chance .
 
The kind that can fowl the MAF Sensor do to too much oil on the MAF Sensor.
If you get a coding setup or a BAV tool you can reset stuff and read what your problems are.
With a coding setup you can also code stuff .

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=368

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

bimmerzone 12-05-2012 07:54 AM

There is a tool to reset it, but again, you really should check to see what the code is, and fix the issue.


http://www.bimmerzone.com/Diagnostic...ST06-EI07.html

or

http://www.bimmerzone.com/Diagnostic...nic/BT-EK.html


Good luck!

jimmk 03-02-2016 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by dinanwes (Post 7228888)
I appreciate your response I am not thoroughly educated in cars which is kind of why I'm on here. I did keep the sensor in there because the cold air intake had a spot for it. Ill attach a picture below. Is there anyway to reset the service engine soon light or will it constantly think that somethings not right and come back on? Thanks again I appreciate it.

I will not put those noise makers on mine. I am very satisfied with the existing filter.

fdriller9 03-02-2016 07:09 AM

When the MAF is reading properly, the SES light will go out on it's own.

Some after market intakes are known to make the these motors run lean and throw the SES light. You need to put a spacer between the MAF and intake tubing.

Zeichen311 03-02-2016 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by dinanwes (Post 7228888)
Ill attach a picture below. Is there anyway to reset the service engine soon light or will it constantly think that somethings not right and come back on?

As others have said, yes it can be reset but if there is a genuine fault, it will come back on if the problem is not corrected. You need to identify the fault codes to understand why the light is on and what you need to do (if anything) to fix it.

FYI, what you have there is a hot-air intake--it's drawing the bulk of the air from the hot engine bay. The factory airbox & snorkel you removed was in fact a cold-air intake system. Just sayin'.


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