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Old 05-27-2004, 08:03 PM
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What resets maintenance computer for oil change intervals? Taking off the filter or do the service guys reset it manually? Those who take off the oil filter before 15k first oil change keep wanting to reset computer. I'm trying to figure out why.
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:19 PM
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1. It's not automatic. It needs to be connected to the dealer computer or you need to go through a key sequence.

2. What are you trying to ask?
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Old 05-28-2004, 12:41 PM
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If I change my oil and filter myself before first oil change (15k service), can BMW service center tell its been changed. Would it be free at 15k?
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Old 05-28-2004, 12:56 PM
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If I change my oil and filter myself before first oil change (15k service), can BMW service center tell its been changed. Would it be free at 15k?
The dealer most likely won't know you changed it yourself unless you put in something other than an OEM oil filter / oil.

Don't reset the count down inbetween the 15k services. I simply change my oil when it says 7500 miles to go, then again when it's at zero.
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:23 PM
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If I change my oil and filter myself before first oil change (15k service), can BMW service center tell its been changed. Would it be free at 15k?
While under maintenance, all the scheduled (eg every 15K) oil changes are free. If you want to change the oil more frequently, then the additional oil changes are on your dime, whether you do them yourself or have the dealer do them.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:10 PM
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I am out of warranty on my 02 m3. I did my first oil change and needed to reset the oil service indicator. There is some sequence of pressing and holding buttons on the dash to reset. Does anyone know the sequence. I hate to pay my dealer for an oil change just to reset the indicator
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:20 PM
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I am out of warranty on my 02 m3. I did my first oil change and needed to reset the oil service indicator. There is some sequence of pressing and holding buttons on the dash to reset. Does anyone know the sequence. I hate to pay my dealer for an oil change just to reset the indicator
On my e30, I reset my oil service indicator by jumping two connections in the service plug.

I found a similar diy for the e36: http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html

I found this on roadfly to reset the e46 (I haven't tried it, so don't know if it works): Press and hold the trip meter button and turn the ignition key to accessory position. Hold for 5 secs until you see "Reset" appear. Release and immediately press and hold again for another 5 secs until "Reset" flashes. Release and press again and the service counter should read a little over 15k miles.

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Old 08-27-2004, 08:34 AM
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On my e30, I reset my oil service indicator by jumping two connections in the service plug.

I found a similar diy for the e36: http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html

I found this on roadfly to reset the e46 (I haven't tried it, so don't know if it works): Press and hold the trip meter button and turn the ignition key to accessory position. Hold for 5 secs until you see "Reset" appear. Release and immediately press and hold again for another 5 secs until "Reset" flashes. Release and press again and the service counter should read a little over 15k miles.

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Thanks, Alex: I think that works for my car. I watched the SA do it once but he would not tell me what he was doing
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Thanks, Alex: I think that works for my car. I watched the SA do it once but he would not tell me what he was doing
Let us know if it works!

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That sequence I believe only works on E46s after the deletion of the DLC (SOP 09/00). I've never tried it on an earlier one. The earliest car I've done it on was a 03/01 M3 about 3 weeks ago. The display actually blinks 'Re' not 'Reset.'
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That sequence I believe only works on E46s after the deletion of the DLC (SOP 09/04). I've never tried it on an earlier one. The earliest car I've done it on was a 03/01 M3 about 3 weeks ago. The display actually blinks 'Re' not 'Reset.'
It just worked on my '02 330i.
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Old 08-28-2004, 11:48 AM
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It just worked on my '02 330i.
Oops, I meant SOP 09/00. 330s between 06/00 and then had the DLC, so I'm not sure if you need to use the DLC and reset tool or if the key sequence works.
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That sequence I believe only works on E46s after the deletion of the DLC (SOP 09/00). I've never tried it on an earlier one. The earliest car I've done it on was a 03/01 M3 about 3 weeks ago. The display actually blinks 'Re' not 'Reset.'
What's DLC (SOP 09/00)?
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Old 11-19-2004, 08:39 PM
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sequence worked on my '02 m3

the sequence worked on my '02 m3. My buddy did it on his "01 m3 and it also worked. Thanx
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Old 11-20-2004, 04:35 AM
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Nobody pointed out, that if you reset the indicator for an in between oil change, your dealer may give you a hassle about changing it when it is due since the service indicator will not agree.

Also, for low mileage people, you get a free oil chane 1 year after the last oil change, even if you haven't driven enough miles yet. The SI si NOT rest for these annual oil changes, and you still get one when it is due by the SI. The deal is, if SI is expected to roll over within 60 days of the 1 year mark, the do the oil SERVICE and reset the counter.

On some models there is a difference between an oil SERVICE and an oil CHANGE. Details are in your Warranty and Service manual.
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Wow, you guys change your oil at every 15,000 miles? Or is it Kilometers?
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Sequence worked for my 2000 323.

Also completed my first DIY oil change on the E46. It wasnt so bad, except when I was trying to figure out what 25 Nm means in ft lbs, as my torque wrench has a wierd Nm scale on the back and 25 Nm = 120+ ft lbs. I knew that couldnt be right and figured it to be about 18.5 ft lbs. That seemed to work. No leaks.
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Wow, you guys change your oil at every 15,000 miles? Or is it Kilometers?
Actually the service indicator starts counting down at 15,525 miles. Only if you drive like a granny will you go that far between changes. The record for count down is someting like 6,500 actual miles. It is based on fuel consumption, so the harder you drive, the earlier you get a change.

And no matter what, you get oil should be (and BMW will do so for free) changed every 12 months.
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Thumbs up thanks a lot it DOES work!

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Let us know if it works!

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I live in Texas and my bimmer sis is in Ca. I changed my oil after the local dealer closed so I called her to get Creviers # in Ca., only to find they were closed as well. This is New Years eve so now Im calling BMW of Maui only to find the answer was here on Bimmerfest all along.
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I live in Texas and my bimmer sis is in Ca. I changed my oil after the local dealer closed so I called her to get Creviers # in Ca., only to find they were closed as well. This is New Years eve so now Im calling BMW of Maui only to find the answer was here on Bimmerfest all along.
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No, THANK YOU for using search to find your answer instead of asking another inane question which has been answered 100 times. Seriously. More people here can learn from you.
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Oil Change Mileage

Press and hold the trip meter button and turn the ignition key to accessory position. Hold for 5 secs until you see "Reset" appear. Release and immediately press and hold again for another 5 secs until "Reset" flashes. Release and press again and the service counter should read a little over 15k miles


It just worked on my 2005 330i... thanks!
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Press and hold the trip meter button and turn the ignition key to accessory position. Hold for 5 secs until you see "Reset" appear. Release and immediately press and hold again for another 5 secs until "Reset" flashes. Release and press again and the service counter should read a little over 15k miles


It just worked on my 2005 330i... thanks!

Tried it on my 2003 325I but no success...

got the __set light come on; then reset; then blinking reset... but no reset.

it may have to be done manually by computer.
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what if i have a 328i 2007 which is a keyless entry i dont think i know how to put it on accessory position and to hold it down any suggestions
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