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Old 02-03-2018, 05:41 PM
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Service Indicator Symbol

Can someone tell me what the clock like symbol is indicating that is showing up in my service level indicator when I start the car? I do not have the original owners manual and cannot locate the information. This just started appearing when I got back in the car after being gone over a week. The symbol is just above the green LED bars in the middle. Also, is there PDF of the owners manual available I can get my hands on? Thanx in advance.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:20 PM
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:14 PM
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Also, is there PDF of the owners manual available I can get my hands on? Thanx in advance.
Quick google found this - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...xVlI-RC-tJXNah
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:26 PM
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Its a Service indicator. Best community guess is "Its time to change the brake fluid". which has no connection to reality whatsoever. The only way to get rid of it is to reset the Service counter. Google, YouTube, whatnot - lots of different ways to do it. Some free, some not. Its not telling you anything important and you can ignore it if you like. I don't know what impact it could have at a Big Brother inspection station But You won't crash,die and burn. It drove me crazy, just google the solution and fix it for free.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:36 PM
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Thanx Daven! LOL. Heck, I thought gravity was going to let go and shift a planet slightly out of alignment. Thanx khammack for the reference.


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Old 02-04-2018, 05:57 AM
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Its a Service indicator. Best community guess is "Its time to change the brake fluid".. .
The clock resets when the Service Indicator light for Inspection is reset. Use this tool:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Profession-...1X5Ixk&vxp=mtr

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"The system also operates a two-year timer, which illuminates a clock symbol indicating that the coolant and brake fluid should be replaced.The SI reset procedure requires that two sockets of the data link connector are joined together for a set period. This connector is alongside the engine, with a circular screw-on cap. Removal of the cap sets the system into 'Service' mode. The clock cannot be reset without also resetting the SI lights, as it takes about 10 seconds of joining the contacts of the data link socket, whereas the SI lights only require about 4 seconds of joining the same contacts."
https://zroadster.org/articles/bmw-z...e-fishwick.72/
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:21 PM
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Can this also be reset with the Peake R5 tool? I've had my 2002 for almost 6 years and have not seen that "clock" displayed.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:34 AM
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Yes, if you have one (Peake is out of business). But I don't use mine for that because this cheaper one is easier:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sockets-Oil...4AAOSw4OhcoeGq

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