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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Dudar228 Dudar228 is offline
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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.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:57 PM
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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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Old 08-03-2012, 05:24 PM
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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.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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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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