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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:48 PM
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Need help with resetting service indicators 2007 650i

Please help me! I have tried the techniques shown online and finally managed to somehow reset the brake fluid date, but caused the micro-filter and front brake pad warnings to activate. I cannot get my car to respond llike others have said theirs do.

Here's what I have been doing

1. place key in holder
2. press start button once...no foot on the brake
3. press and hold odometer reset stem for ten seconds.
4. here is where it ends. I do not get icons of the various reset items displayed, or anything like that. All that happens is at the very bottom of the dash display I can advance thru different mileage choices, but cannot 'apply them' to anything.

Can somebody please post a link to a complete well written procedure for my exact car. I am so tired of having bogus service alert on the dash all the time.

TIA, Scott
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:11 PM
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Go to youtube and search for "BMW Service reset". Anything for an E60 / E65 / E90 should be similar. What's often overlooked is the driver's door needs to be closed...
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:32 AM
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I had the same problem with the brake pad warning and I replaced the the brake pad sensors and the warning gone.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:30 AM
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To FredoinSF; I will try it with the door closed... I hope it works...Thanks for the insight, and I will report back. I can tell you that with the door open the display does not behave like is shown in ANY of the youtube videos.
Stay Tuned...

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Old 01-24-2016, 04:41 PM
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Partial Success. Now with the door closed the display will cycle thru the various service items with each press of the stem. I was able to reset the microfilter, but the front brake pads asks if reset....I let up on the stem for a second then press and hold it again until the mileage interval goes from -9000 to all dashes, but it won't reset to a new positive value, it just goes back to -9000 and the warning remains active. My brakes are fine...I caused the warning indicator to change to negative mileage and go active while messing with the reset procedure yesterday with the door open. Any suggestions? Do I have to disconnect or replace a perfectly intact pad-wear sensor for the computer to allow a reset?

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Old 01-24-2016, 07:10 PM
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I have seen the setting go - before in the software, but never in the car? If the brake indicator is worn, it will not reset the indicator. I would disconnect the sensor, & check it with a VOM. If the sensor is open, it has won through the metal. Replacing the sensor with another good one, will not cure your problem. The indicator sensors are on the front drivers side, & the rear passenger side.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:56 AM
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In the scheme of things I do not understand why people scrimp by not changing the brake wear sensor when they replaced the pads ????? they are not that expensive!!
The other thing is not changing the anti-squeal springs, they are dirt cheap really but can make a difference to brake performance........
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:36 AM
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In my case I am trying to recover from accidentally 'resetting' with nearly new brakes. My mileage went from 27,000 to -9000, and cannot be changed back. Further research reveals that the wear sensors are "smart" today, and the car knows if you are trying to reset with the same sensors in place. The computer will not allow this...so indeed I will have to buy new sensors to to a reset. The condition of the rotors or pads has no direct effect on the reset process.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:37 PM
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The sensor is either around 1 ohm for a good sensor, or infinite ohms for a bad sensor. It is either good, or bad. There is nothing smart about the sensor.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:04 PM
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The brake pad wear sensors on the e63 (& other models) are two stage, not like older cars. So this means a partially used sensor cannot be reused unfortunately, this design was put in place specifically for the condition based servicing warnings
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:26 AM
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the brake pad wear sensors on the e63 (& other models) are two stage, not like older cars. So this means a partially used sensor cannot be reused unfortunately, this design was put in place specifically for the condition based servicing warnings
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