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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 AM
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Reset oil light

Hi my name is Oswald does any one know the ease way to reset oil light in 2003 525 I ?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:47 AM
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Do a search on this forum. Search for oil+reset+pin.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:05 AM
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You can also reset it by unlocking and using the cluster.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 AM
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The PO has a later E39 ... but for folks that have earlier E39's where resetting via the cluster is not an option, there is a cheap reset tool available via flea bay for ~ $5. Ships from asia (Singapore?) so lead time is about two weeks.... yeah, I know I can reset using a 6 in piece of 14 ga wire, but I figure the tool is cheap insurance that i won't accidentally stick the wire in the wrong pins and short something expensive out.
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pins 7 and 19 on the onboard hook up port.I use a length of wire or a paperclip with the car in the "on" position, connect the 2 pins for a few seconds and viola.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:44 AM
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pins 7 and 19 on the onboard hook up port.I use a length of wire or a paperclip with the car in the "on" position, connect the 2 pins for a few seconds and viola.
Just be sure to only connect 7 and 19. Double, triple, quadruple check or get ready for a world of trouble. If you are close to me, I'd let you use my peake tool for free.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:46 AM
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Oil light

Thanks I will try hope I fix it .

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:03 PM
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Just be sure to only connect 7 and 19. Double, triple, quadruple check or get ready for a world of trouble.
+1 .... there is a thread out here of some poor bloke who crossed the wrong pins after changing the oil .... cost him a bunch of $$$ and time to diagnose and fix the problem...he almost parted the car out.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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Guess I should have been more specific... Any combo other then 7 and 19 and your car will self destruct in 5..4....3...2...
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You can also reset it by unlocking and using the cluster.
Don't need to unlock the cluster:



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Old 01-15-2013, 05:41 PM
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He's got an '03 which shouldn't have a port under the hood, they went away in '01, so he can't do the pin 7 and 19 reset.
What Doru posted is the way to reset it.
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