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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:36 AM
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how do reset service counters 330Ci 2001??

Have just carried out service on 33oCi 2001. Also changed the brake fluid. how do i reset the oil service indicator and how do i reset the little clock for the brake fluid change?? pls help. thanks
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:54 AM
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Welcome! It's in the Wiki...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...vice_indicator
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:20 AM
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This will work
You need to hold the odometer button down for about 5 seconds when you turn the key from off (position 0) to accessory (prosition 1). When you first turn the key, you will see "test 1", don't let go of the odometer button until the display changes to show "reset". Once you see "reset", let the odometer button up, then press and hold it again for about 5 seconds until the "reset" starts flashing. Once it is flashing, let up on the odometer button then press it one more time. Now you should see a message that says "END SIA" and your oil service light should be reset. This worked for me on my 2001 330ci.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:49 PM
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Thanks. worked at second attempt of trying.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:12 PM
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This will work
You need to hold the odometer button down for about 5 seconds when you turn the key from off (position 0) to accessory (prosition 1). When you first turn the key, you will see "test 1", don't let go of the odometer button until the display changes to show "reset". Once you see "reset", let the odometer button up, then press and hold it again for about 5 seconds until the "reset" starts flashing. Once it is flashing, let up on the odometer button then press it one more time. Now you should see a message that says "END SIA" and your oil service light should be reset. This worked for me on my 2001 330ci.
hi, i bought 2001 320i 3 days ago from gm dealer, he changed the oil before i picked it up the car, when i turn the engine on, i drive few seconds the oil light come out for 10 seconds and then it goes, am i supposed to reset the oil light.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:29 PM
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hi, i bought 2001 320i 3 days ago from gm dealer, he changed the oil before i picked it up the car, when i turn the engine on, i drive few seconds the oil light come out for 10 seconds and then it goes, am i supposed to reset the oil light.
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This is different, it is the oil level sensor IF the oil light is YELLOW. If it is RED, you have low oil pressure and should not drive the car. Most likely it's yellow.

Check the oil level and make sure it's on the high side of correct and this light won't be a bother any longer.

If you need an owner manual, check the Wiki at the top of the forum for links.

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:35 PM
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This is different, it is the oil level sensor IF the oil light is YELLOW. If it is RED, you have low oil pressure and should not drive the car. Most likely it's yellow.

Check the oil level and make sure it's on the high side of correct and this light won't be a bother any longer.

If you need an owner manual, check the Wiki at the top of the forum for links.

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it yallow, i will check the oil level.
Thank you again
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:30 AM
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Note: It is very common for this oil level sensor to fail in older E46's.

Mine (2001 330i) failed last year. It will come on for 10 seconds every time you start and drive off in your car.

It was a simple 15 minute job to replace at an oil change if you can get the car up high enough that you can get under and work at the rear of the oil pan.
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