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Old 11-21-2008, 09:32 AM
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DIY: Oil Service light reset

I am not responsible if you cause damage to your vehicle.
Unscrew the service port cap. (Located on the right side of the engine bay or left side as you stand in front of the car, round cap next to the right strut tower: see photo location below)
Once you have it opened you will see a big Pac-Man shaped hole and twenty little round holes. What is a Pac-Man? Never mind. We are only concerned with pin 7 and pin 19 (note: the words "pin" and "hole" are used interchangeably in this text). Refer to the picture below to find pins 7 and 19.


What we will be doing in this exercise is connecting pins 7 and 19 with a paperclip for four seconds. This will reset the oil service light. Simple, no? But first, here is the list of pins and what they are supposed to do:


Pin Terminal Description
1 TD TD Signal
2 - Not occupied
3 - Not occupied
4 - Not occupied
5 - Not occupied
6 - Not occupied
7 SI Service Interval Reset
8 - Not occupied
9 - Not occupied
10 - Not occupied
11 - Not occupied
12 61 (D+) Generator Charge Indicator
13 - Not occupied
14 30 Voltage; Hot At All Times
15 RXD Diagnostic Data Link
16 15S Voltage; Ignition Switch in Run
17 - Not occupied
18 PGSP Programming Line
19 31 Ground
20 TXD Diagnostic Data Link



OK, now you're ready to reset the oil service light, so turn the ignition key to position II, but don't start the car. Get out of the car and go to the data port. Always connect pin 7 first. Once you've inserted one end into pin 7, insert the other end into pin 19 and hold it there for 4 seconds. Then remove the paperclip. Check the dash and the oil inspection lights should be reset. The reset occurs upon removal of the clip.


IMPORTANT: DO NOT HOLD IT THERE FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS or you may inadvertently reset your inspection I/II interval.

I am not responsible for this write up, I found it on the web. It took me twice to get it to reset but the first time I did not touch the sides of the port holes with the paperclip. Make sure there is contact with the inside of the ports.
Again, Do Not leave it there for more than 10 seconds.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:57 PM
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Question Applies to Newer 3 Series? - 2000 323CI?

Can you do the same thing with the 2000 323CI? I am in the process of tuning up (or thinking about it) my 323 CI and need to know how to reset the service light.

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:44 PM
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Information on how to reset the service indicator on your 323Ci or any other E46 can be found HERE in our E46 Wiki. Set aside some time to read the wiki and you'll probably find out all sorts of new information about your car.

The wiki is linked at the top of the E46 model-specific forum if you ever need to find it. And there are plenty of helpful folks who hang out in there who are more than willing to help if you've got questions.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:50 AM
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:24 PM
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I am not responsible if you cause damage to your vehicle.
Unscrew the service port cap. (Located on the right side of the engine bay or left side as you stand in front of the car, round cap next to the right strut tower: see photo location below)
Once you have it opened you will see a big Pac-Man shaped hole and twenty little round holes. What is a Pac-Man? Never mind. We are only concerned with pin 7 and pin 19 (note: the words "pin" and "hole" are used interchangeably in this text). Refer to the picture below to find pins 7 and 19.


What we will be doing in this exercise is connecting pins 7 and 19 with a paperclip for four seconds. This will reset the oil service light. Simple, no? But first, here is the list of pins and what they are supposed to do:


Pin Terminal Description
1 TD TD Signal
2 - Not occupied
3 - Not occupied
4 - Not occupied
5 - Not occupied
6 - Not occupied
7 SI Service Interval Reset
8 - Not occupied
9 - Not occupied
10 - Not occupied
11 - Not occupied
12 61 (D+) Generator Charge Indicator
13 - Not occupied
14 30 Voltage; Hot At All Times
15 RXD Diagnostic Data Link
16 15S Voltage; Ignition Switch in Run
17 - Not occupied
18 PGSP Programming Line
19 31 Ground
20 TXD Diagnostic Data Link



OK, now you're ready to reset the oil service light, so turn the ignition key to position II, but don't start the car. Get out of the car and go to the data port. Always connect pin 7 first. Once you've inserted one end into pin 7, insert the other end into pin 19 and hold it there for 4 seconds. Then remove the paperclip. Check the dash and the oil inspection lights should be reset. The reset occurs upon removal of the clip.


IMPORTANT: DO NOT HOLD IT THERE FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS or you may inadvertently reset your inspection I/II interval.

I am not responsible for this write up, I found it on the web. It took me twice to get it to reset but the first time I did not touch the sides of the port holes with the paperclip. Make sure there is contact with the inside of the ports.
Again, Do Not leave it there for more than 10 seconds.
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:32 PM
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I tried this and failed after a Motive oil change.

Reason? Nobody told me there isn't a diagnostic port in the 2002 E39, so be advised the procedure here relies on you knowing that the engine compartment data link connector only applies to 1997 to 2000 (E39s anyway).

For my E39, I reset the service interval from inside the cockpit.
0. Put the key in the ignition but do not turn it (OFF position)
1. Press the odometer reset button and hold it down
2. Turn the ignition to the first detente (ACC position)
3. DO NOT TURN the ignition to the second detente nor the third (which starts the engine)
4. Continue to hold the odometer reset button down
5. After about five seconds, you'll see a flashing "RESET" on the cluster
6. Release the odometer reset button and press again for five seconds

This reset my service interval (since I don't have a diagnostic port).

As for the 20-pin engine diagnostic port, here's the pinout ...
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:39 PM
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Can someone please post the same Oil Ligh Reset procedure for a 2007 M Coup?
Greatly appreciate it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:25 AM
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:18 PM
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Such as a good resource of information information it here. Thanks bluebee for a helpful ideas.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:58 AM
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will this work for an x5 4.4i ?
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:50 PM
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Talking It works!

Did my first oil change on my 01 Z3 2.5L and shorting pin 7 and 19 with a paperclip worked. It took a few tries to get it but it worked exactly as described.
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