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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 07-05-2009, 11:03 PM
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e39 oil indicator reset?

see if u guys can help me out?
how do you reset the oil indicator on the dash after an oil change?
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:44 AM
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It took about 10 seconds to search the answer. You could have found it faster than I can type this sentence and post the answer.


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Old 07-06-2009, 03:48 PM
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It took about 10 seconds to search the answer. You could have found it faster than I can type this sentence and post the answer.


will this work for my 09/1996 528i
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:13 PM
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Nope, Not unless you have had the cluster replaced with a late model one. But it will work for the OP's 2002 540i. Your car needs a reset tool or the jumper wire trick. (do a search)
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:54 PM
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Service Interval Light Reset Instructions

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will this work for my 09/1996 528i
Timmy...ditto what Chief said...and...did you read the heading at the top of the page? It says that the instructions are for the e38/e39/e53 with 9/2000-up build date.

I just changed my oil today in my 99 540iT which still has the 20 pin DLC (data link connector) in the engine bay. This is how you reset your OIL SERV or INSPECTION light if you change your oil and don't have a BMW reset tool or a Peake or other aftermarket tool.

All you need is a wire (paper clip will do) or a pair of needle-nose pliers. Just short pins #7 & #19 (the pins are numbered and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PINS...STICK THEM IN THE WRONG PINS...YOU'LL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

After changing your oil or performing an Inspection I or II...to reset the SI Light intervals and restore 5 green LEDs:
  1. raise hood and unscrew the 20-pin round DLC cover
  2. Insert your tool of choice (wire or needle nose pliers) into pins #7 & #19
  3. turn your ignition to POSITION 2 (start counting the seconds: 5-10 seconds for OIL SERV...10-15 seconds for INSPECTION)
  4. remove your tool of choice from the 20-pin DLC for the time interval required for whichever RESET you're performing
  5. screw the DLC cover back on (lights should reset at this point...see images below)
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  6. turn ignition off
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:54 PM
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Cross the 19 and 7 pin with a wire, turn the ignition on, wait 10 (I think) seconds, pull the wire….iirc. I use a buddy because I don't want to go longer than 10 sec. Searching will turn up more than enough information.

You can also spend an exorbitant amount of money on a tool that will do this, or spend money on a Peake or Carsoft code reader, which will help you diagnose any unfortunate problems you may have.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:27 AM
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Great idea to color code these pins!
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:04 PM
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Thanks...I got to the point (age ) where I couldnt read the digits next to the pins any longer...I had to call one of the kids over that was playing in the neighborhood to read the numbers for me a few years ago...that's when I got the idea to paint the correct holes so that they could easily be identified.
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Inadvertently switched outside temperature reading to Celsius from Fahrenheit

during the service intervalI accidentally switched the outside temperature reading from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Whoops. Anyone know how to reverse that?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:59 AM
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during the service intervalI accidentally switched the outside temperature reading from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Whoops. Anyone know how to reverse that?
It's 2014...seriously, you don't know how to use Google search engine?

Okay, first one on me:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=263450
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:37 PM
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Thanks!

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It's 2014...seriously, you don't know how to use Google search engine?

Okay, first one on me:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=263450
I know, I know! Sorry about that. I was being lazy, and I really appreciate the help. I was on my phone, it was dark and I was tired - and sometimes those searches lead to a lot of useless info. Won't happen again!
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