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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 06-20-2013, 01:08 PM
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Reset oil service light and air bag light on

Did an oil change and tried to reset it with a code reader and apparently my wiring is bad. How can I reset it without the code reader? Is it possible? Also my airbag light came on as well. How can I reset that without the code reader?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:12 PM
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http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/reset-plug/reset.htm

Airbag can be reset with Airbag Reader or BMW specific software and cables. Though, if there is an issue it will likely return. Most common airbag issue is with the passenger seat mat which has a 10$ bypass fix. But you wont know what the airbag light is on unless you have the proper tools
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:17 PM
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http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/reset-plug/reset.htm

Airbag can be reset with Airbag Reader or BMW specific software and cables. Though, if there is an issue it will likely return. Most common airbag issue is with the passenger seat mat which has a 10$ bypass fix. But you wont know what the airbag light is on unless you have the proper tools
That is the issue. When connected to my port the code reader is not lifting up. Don't have the time to get a new port. Can I reset with something else? Or changing my port is the first thing I should do?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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I'm losing something in translation...can you help me understand some of the terms you're using? If I'm confused...perhaps others may be to. It's not clear which instructions you're using, and it's not clear if you're using the round 20 pin DLC in the engine bay, or the OBD II connector inside the car,
  1. What do you mean by...."when connected to my port the code reader is not lifting up"?
  2. What "code reader" tool are you using?
  3. If you have the round 20-pin DLC (data link connector)...is that what you mean by "port"?

If you have the 20 pin DLC in your engine bay...all you need to do is insert something in the DLC to short pins #7 & #19, The instructions to follow are just as the ones given at the link above...except instead of using your "tool" (code reader)...you can use a wire, paper clip, or a pair of needle nosed pliers.
  1. Insert tool into DLC to short pins #7 & 19 (make sure you have the correct pins...they are numbered if you look closely...1-12 are around the outer edge...and 13-20 are the inner circle of pins.
  2. walk around and turn the ignition on...turning it to position #2
  3. begin counting off the seconds for whichever reset you're doing (OIL SERV or INSPECTION)
  4. walk around and REMOVE tool from pins...THEN
  5. ...screw the cap/lid to the 20 pin DLC back on
  6. walk back around and turn ignition off




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Old 06-20-2013, 02:39 PM
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Hi.
You can always try to post your question here.
http://www.bmw-forum.de/

Since its a German car and i assume you speak German im sure you will find a lot of interesting answers.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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I'm losing something in translation...can you help me understand some of the terms you're using? If I'm confused...perhaps others may be to. It's not clear which instructions you're using, and it's not clear if you're using the round 20 pin DLC in the engine bay, or the OBD II connector inside the car,
  1. What do you mean by...."when connected to my port the code reader is not lifting up"?
  2. What "code reader" tool are you using?
  3. If you have the round 20-pin DLC (data link connector)...is that what you mean by "port"?

If you have the 20 pin DLC in your engine bay...all you need to do is insert something in the DLC to short pins #7 & #19, The instructions to follow are just as the ones given at the link above...except instead of using your "tool" (code reader)...you can use a wire, paper clip, or a pair of needle nosed pliers.
  1. Insert tool into DLC to short pins #7 & 19 (make sure you have the correct pins...they are numbered if you look closely...1-12 are around the outer edge...and 13-20 are the inner circle of pins.
  2. walk around and turn the ignition on...turning it to position #2
  3. begin counting off the seconds for whichever reset you're doing (OIL SERV or INSPECTION)
  4. walk around and REMOVE tool from pins...THEN
  5. ...screw the cap/lid to the 20 pin DLC back on
  6. walk back around and turn ignition off




QSilver7 I will try this today. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:10 AM
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Stuff you need
Windows XP
EasyBCD 2.2
Inpainstallation CD INPA
Adobe Reader
Imgburn
Windows 7 recovery CD
OBD.ini
FTDI drivers

Part 1. Installation of windows Xp
Make sure you have Partitioned your hard drive before you start
Step One
Put the Disc you made by using ImgBurn
Step 2
Upon Start Up hit F12 and choose CD Drive
Step 3
Select the empty partition
Step 4
Install Windows

Right about now you are thinking you're screwed because you can't boot to windows 7 anymore but now install EasyBCD 2.2 and you can edit the boot menu for dual boot. Try to boot into windows 7 you realize that it the boot path is corrupt and it won't boot. So insert the recovery CD it will do its magic and now you can Dual boot into Windows 7 or windows XP

Part 2 Installation of INPA
Step 1
Install INPA. What is very important is that you only install the first 2 check marks! I will get back to this but you must do this!

Step 2
Change the Path Be careful double check whether windows xp is C drive or D drive this tricked me up



Step 3
Now Run OBD and you will realize that some have the same values so you have to go into the registry and Edit some registry and also add some.


Step 4
Now you have to install the FTDI drivers


Step 5
Now Attach your K+DCAN OBD2 adapter your computer won't find any drivers So it will ask if you want to install them yourself say yes.

Step 6
Choose it yourself and find FTDI Port.cat

Step 7
It should pop up under the device Manager as COMx go into the properties and change it to COM1

Step 8
Download OBD.INI, This is major and you need to put it in Windows Folder


Step 9
Now make sure it works when you attach the OBD2 USB, Inpa will say Ignition on even though its not attached.

Step 10
Now install the other software in parts. For some reason if I tried to install to many at once it would fail

Now everything should be working smooth you might wonder why windows XP doesn't have WIFI simple go into windows 7 and download the drivers for your computer restart into Windows Xp and
Here's a good thing to have
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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My port is not projecting any power. How much and can I change it myself?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:08 PM
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QSilver7 I will try this today. Thanks for the help.
My port is not projecting any power. How much and can I change it myself?
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:54 AM
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One person (who is saying that he is an Electrician ) unplugged wires which is locates under front passenger seats, to see if there is some problem with it (because car consumes a little bit more energy in idle mode than it should and probably he wanted to see if there is some issue with wire connectors) and he plugged them again. Unfortunately, airbag light comes on. When I turn ignition in first position airbag light goes off with other lights and comes on again on after one second and does not turns off. What to do?

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:25 AM
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One person (who is saying that he is an Electrician ) unplugged wires which is locates under front passenger seats, to see if there is some problem with it (because car consumes a little bit more energy than it should and probably he wanted to see if there is some issue with wire connectors) and he plugged them again. Unfortunately, airbag light comes on. When I turn ignition in first position airbag light goes off with other lights and comes on again on after one second and does not turns off. What to do?
Read airbag codes, reset them and see if they come back.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:50 AM
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Read airbag codes, reset them and see if they come back.
Which Scan tool is best for Reading OBD II codes and airbag codes, ABS. As I know many of them can't read Air Bag Codes.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:52 AM
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Which Scan tool is best for Reading OBD II codes and airbag codes, ABS. As I know many of them can't read Air Bag Codes.
I would just get INPA. Way cheaper than Peake SRS and INPA will do so much more than Peake.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:59 AM
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I would just get INPA. Way cheaper than Peake SRS and INPA will do so much more than Peake.
Do you mean item like this:
http://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3150-Di...0&keywords=SRS

or


http://www.amazon.com/Loftek-Interfa...&keywords=INPA

?

or might be best from these is http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-C110-Sca...f199d4&vxp=mtr

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:13 AM
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Buy something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-USB-Di...item23361c3012 . You want to buy a cable that comes with one click installer.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:19 AM
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Buy something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-USB-Di...item23361c3012 . You want to buy a cable that comes with one click installer.
Thanks
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:23 AM
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See also:
- What is the cheapest usable BMW E39 airbag srs reset/scan tool on the net (1) & what can cause a BMW E39 SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & what tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what happens when we disconnect the airbag before the battery or we connect the battery before disconnecting the airbag in seat and window regulator repairs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & where to buy an airbag occupancy sensor bypass unit (1) (2).
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