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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:16 AM
weasel_atty weasel_atty is offline
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Resetting service message on an E70

Because I'm out of warranty (and am not a big fan of BMW service in any case), I spent the day yesterday replacing the front pads on my X5. That left resetting the service message, something which my local BMW dealer did not want to help me with. But between the forums here and a nice Youtube video, I was able to reset the service message in about 30 seconds. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was, mostly because I expected BMW to have made it impossible for me to do at home.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:37 PM
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so could you please tell us how you did that?
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:19 PM
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Oh sure. Watch this video:

It is all done with the trip odometer reset button, which is kind of funny given the complicated iDrive system.

1. Start car and reset trip odometer.

2. Turn off car; without your foot on the brake, press the start button. The car's electroincs will start.

3. As the car starts, press and hold the trip odometer reset until you get a yellow triangle with an exclamation point on the dash display, followed by entry into the service menu. Don't release until you are into the menu.

4. Pressing and releasing the trip odometer reset repeatedly walks you through all of the possible service intervals. The one for the front pads looked like an exclamation point up by the front quarter of the car. Any that need resetting will be red; the rest will be yellow.

5. When you get to the one you want, press and hold the trip odometer reset until the display says "Reset?". Then release, press, and hold until it resets.

If you do this too slowly you will be bounced out of the service menu. Just turn the car off and start again.

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:39 PM
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Thanks for the info Weasel worked like a charm!!!
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:14 PM
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ok, this works well and im able to get into the reset menu. i can see the various options, cycling through them by pressing and releasing the trip odometer button. i replaced the rear brake pads and now i need to reset the computer. but, here's my problem. when i get into the menu, and try to reset the rear brakes warning, it says "reset?", so i release and repress holding the button down. then, the mileage associated with the rear brakes goes to "_ _ _ _ " (four blanks) but i cant figure out how to enter a mileage? is there some other button i need to press? if i just keep holding the trip odometer button, it sets itself to -16000 (negative sixteen thousand) miles and thats still leaves the warning on. any ideas? thanks so much, this is a big help.

and, i should add that i did not replace the sensor on the brake pad. im guessing that i need to replace it and then i wont have any problems? let me know if this sensor is the thing i need to replace. if so, where can i get the sensor, e.g., the autoparts store like autozone or is this some sort of specialty thing that only bmw sells?

thanks big time!

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:52 AM
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i bought a brake sensor and cable from napa. but, when i got the passenger side rear wheel off and then looked at the existing cable, well... the new cable just doesnt look long enough. i did not take it out of the package to measure and make sure. instead, the next time im at the dealer, ill compare to the bmw approved cables that they have in stock. so, until then, i just spliced together the two wires on the old sensor cable. i cut the cable a few inches from the caliper and wired the ends together. finally, i did what weasel atty says to do in the youtube video, and presto, the x5 now thinks ive got 31000 miles of rear brakes. i hope to fix this correct way in the next month or so.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the video.

Just one suggestion to make it perfect, particularly for the stupid people like myself: THE DOOR MUST BE CLOSED OR YOU'LL WASTE 30 MINUTES OF YOUR LIFE ASKING WHY IT AIN'T WORKING.... Eheheh!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:49 PM
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Thanks for the video.

Just one suggestion to make it perfect, particularly for the stupid people like myself: THE DOOR MUST BE CLOSED OR YOU'LL WASTE 30 MINUTES OF YOUR LIFE ASKING WHY IT AIN'T WORKING.... Eheheh!


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Old 05-19-2014, 05:09 AM
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this worked for me on all the other resets except the one that has an icon with a car symbol and a 'double s' at the top left. The reset doesn't seem to work on this one. Any ideas?
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:49 AM
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Thanks for the video.

Just one suggestion to make it perfect, particularly for the stupid people like myself: THE DOOR MUST BE CLOSED OR YOU'LL WASTE 30 MINUTES OF YOUR LIFE ASKING WHY IT AIN'T WORKING.... Eheheh!
We should have a Thread, "Lessons Learned the Hard Way", could make for an entertaining thread..

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