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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM
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01 740iL - Oil countdown reset

01 740iL with the under the hood plug in thing...can I reset this myself without the tool? I changed the oil last week and can't find a work around for the reset function. My countdown is at one square so it's now triggering the SES light.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:07 PM
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You can try this, but you have to follow the directions exactly....

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1591
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:24 PM
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:28 PM
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0...I changed the oil last week and can't find a work around for the reset function. My countdown is at one square so it's now triggering the SES light.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Scott
Just an FYI...the Service Interval feature has nothing to do with the SES system.

The SES light is associated with the electronic emissions system and is a FEDERAL requirement of all car manufacturers that sell vehicles in the USA (other countries have also adopted OBD II standards, too). The OBD II mandate has been in effect since 1996.

Again, the SIA III (service interval system) has nothing to do with the electronic emissions system...so if your SES light came on...you need to have your car's OBD II codes read/scanned so that you can find out why the light illuminated.

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Below are instructions on how to reset your Service Interval Display:




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Old 09-07-2012, 09:27 PM
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If you own a BMW you need to do yourself a favor. Spend the $124 on a Peaka scanner/reset tool. You can reset oil, service and CEL. You can also retrive very accurate codes for trouble shooting.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:47 PM
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Thanks everyone, I love this forum! The code is the P0343, so it looks like I'm in need of a new camshaft position sensor.
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