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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 03-13-2010, 03:57 PM
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Service Interval Computer QQQ

'06 330ci... 39,200 miles. The warranty runs out at the end of the month, so I just did the "goodbye-to-warranty" final check-up and oil change. (Everything checks out just fine!) The dealership was able to justify the oil change even though I still have 3700-ish remaining on the Service Interval Display because the last one was over a year ago (I've only owned the car for 4 months). However, I was told that the counter could NOT be reset because it wasn't close enough to a service interval. Can that really be true? I figured you could just plug in the MODIC gizmo and enter a reset code.

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Old 03-13-2010, 04:09 PM
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Do you have an E90 or an E46?
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:21 PM
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An '06 330ci is still an E46.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:24 PM
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I made a vid on how to reset it, but it will be like 15k miles or something so it's up to you if you want to do it.

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Old 03-13-2010, 04:42 PM
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I followed your procedure and the counter indeed appear to perform a reset; but, it still reads 3750 just like before.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:10 PM
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That was instructions for oil service, not scheduled maintenance. Though I believe its very close to the same procedure.
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