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Old 10-12-2012, 10:00 AM
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How do you reset the OBD codes

I went for an inspection on my 740i and the camshaft position sensor code came up. How can you reset the OBD with out the scanner. I have ordered the OEM part but I need to get thru inspection. I have heard that you can disconnect the battery and hold the terminals together for a couple minutes. Can I reset the codes and get thru inspection before they reset?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:47 PM
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I believe your e38 is obd2, you would need an scanner that resets also,thats the only way you can clear the code.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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Are you near Alamogor NM? I can reset for you.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:17 PM
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Are you near Alamogor NM? I can reset for you.
Thanks for the offer
I'm in the east mountians outside of Albuquerque. I think I have someone to reset it for me. Do you have any idea how far you can drive before it scans the codes again. I just need to get thru inspection
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:20 PM
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Usually about 3 miles will bring up all codes - some sooner.l
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for the responce^^^
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...Do you have any idea how far you can drive before it scans the codes again. I just need to get thru inspection
An OBD Drive Cycle may or may not be completed during a single driving event. The various areas of the emissions control system are "tested" during various/different conditions...so again, all may not be completed during a drive cycle.

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