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Old 11-30-2012, 08:45 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
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.

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

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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