Your vehicle doesn`t "know" that it has fresh oil, service lights have to be reset.dejavoo81 said:Does the green bar at start up supposed to be at 3 full bars rather than on bar with new fresh oil in it?
Since his X5 is MY01, he doesn't need any special tool to reset the Service Interval Indicator lights. Follow the instructions in the link below (http://www.x5world.com/articles.php?action=viewarticle&artid=132) to reset them.99flhr said:Your vehicle doesn`t "know" that it has fresh oil, service lights have to be reset.
1. Dealer can do it, have no idea about cost
2. aftermarket scan tools available (Peake Research) One does just service lights for approx. $50 or upgrade to one that reads trouble codes for $150.
3. I bought the $150 unit, problem is that unless you run the oil to the point where the service indicator is "calling" for an oil change it usually won`t reset (say`s so in the directions) Example, do a service "early" when you have 1/2 of your "bars" left and you can`t reset back to full green. This certainly diminished the value of the tool to me as I`m NOT leaving the oil in ANY car for 8000 to 12000 miles! :tsk: