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      08-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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DIY resetting service "due" lights…

Hi Guys,

I was playing around with my cars hidden board menu the other day and I think I discovered a way to reset the service due lights. Most of us won’t be doing this… but I think resetting the oil service light will come in handy for a lot of people once their car's go out of warranty.

I have not seen how to reset the service due lights… so I thought I would put together this little DIY.

I was fooling around on my car because I was wondering IF I would really need to buy a BT scan tool or not. My car has its first service due in a few thousand kilometers. Btw… the reason my fuel consumption reads high is because I took these pics just after refueling my car at the gas station! lol So don’t be concerned about my 39.9 liters/100kph!

Here is how to reset the oil service (oil change) light…

Start the engine and let it idle, then press and HOLD the trip reset button for a few seconds (about seven seconds). The center display will change to a yellow warning triangle and then the service due will be displayed. IF you hold the trip reset button too long… you will go into the BC hidden menu. At anytime of you wish to escape, just turn the car off. Then you can retry again.

FYI my car was bought in Jan, 2010. The first service is due at 25,000 kms or Jan, 2012! I have changed the oil four times already... but I never reset the BC service due lights. I will do that once my car goes out of warranty.

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Start the engine and let it idle, then press and HOLD the trip reset button for a few seconds (about seven seconds).


Once “in” you will see this: (at least this is what I saw on my car with the car’s first service due soon!).


Use the BC to scroll thru the services due menu…


First major service due…


Front brakes due at… 47,000 kms


Rear brakes due at… 60,000 kms


Brake fluid change due at…


Service due at…




And then the menu goes back(loops back) to page one… the oil service…


So… this is what the oil service light looks like…


IF you hit the SET button on the BC stalk…


You will see this…


IF you want to reset the oil service light… confirm the RESET, with the button on the end of the stalk. This SHOULD reset your oil service light. But keep in mind I did not go THAT FAR on my cars BC. So I don’t know for sure. But it is a safe bet I think.

Good Luck,
Dackel

UPDATE: Its been pointed out to me I may have forgotten a step in my service due light reset....

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Thanks Dackel for the awesome writeup. I have successfully resetted brake pad sensor using your guide.

A couple of things to point out:
- I didn't have the engine running.
- I had to press and HOLD the BC button to 'confirm' the reset



PS: Here is another hidden menu... this one shows what (radio)software version your car has!

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...48#post7775548

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      08-05-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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You're a gem Dackle - thanks HEAPS for this. Had my car serviced privately a month ago and car has been at the dealer and they refused to reset for me. Found this and just reset my oil and service indicators
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      11-22-2010, 08:24 AM   #3
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You're a gem Dackle - thanks HEAPS for this. Had my car serviced privately a month ago and car has been at the dealer and they refused to reset for me. Found this and just reset my oil and service indicators
Can this menu hack gain access to coding the speedometer to digital which with the factory analog set is about 6% high?
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      11-22-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Can this menu hack gain access to coding the speedometer to digital which with the factory analog set is about 6% high?
Noop!

You need someone who can hack the instrument pannel via the OBDII port near the hood release.

You can pm Pattys on the e90 forum. He can send you a cable and hack teh car remotely - if you can not find anyone local. Pattys is located in Poland. I have only PM'd him a few times. Or do a search on "coding" and see what you find.

You can find my coding report by searching for: "1er forum BMW coding event" I posted a few weeks back. I love my M3 digi speedo - it shows the true speed and not the buffered dail speed.


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your awesome Dackel

You are the consummate tinkerer and photo extraordinaire....keep up the good work....though reduce the number of images posted on each event...I find my brain needs a break after the 50th photo ;-)

Thanks...really!

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      03-18-2011, 07:20 AM   #6
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Thanks so much

Dackel, your are a genius!
After the first out of warranty service, the service indicators were not reset for brake fluid & oil service.
Your instructions worked perefectly first time..thanks for the clear instructions and the pix..

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      03-18-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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Nice write-up....Thanks!
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great find! thanks!
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      03-19-2011, 11:25 AM   #10
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Great DIY. Easy to understand with appropriate images. Thank you.
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Glad this thread popped back up. Dackel, you my fellow 1er are the proverbial bomb.
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Glad this thread popped back up. Dackel, you my fellow 1er are the proverbial bomb.
Me too Was trying to reset my brake service light and was having a beyotch of a time with the BT tool!! You're the man!!!
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that's a new one... and i was thinking that the triangle was indicating the iminent access to the hidden menu...
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Very professional, Dackel.
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I have a question..
I got my oil change in March 2011, but reminder says my service is due in 15000 miles or in March 2013 (TWO years).

I'm assuming they reset my car twice. So the question is, is there anyway I can just reset miles and not the time? I'm assuming no, but I'm sure many people make the same mistake this guy made at the dealer..
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Ok so i just got my service yesterday and BMW "forgot" to reset the service due so i searched here and found this and wasnt sure it would work for the lift symbol service but it did! Thanks so much Dackel you saved me a 45 minute trip each way in traffic going to the dealer!
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Cool! Good job.
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Oil change last night, 6 months & 15000km since last one.

Computer says two years until next one after I reset the indicator. Yeah right!
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worked like a charm, thanks Dack!
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Thanks for the post and pics on how to reset "service due" lights. Great info!
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I am trying to find some more information regarding to the 2nd major service The car on the lift indicator...I am around 56k miles. So I guess 60k service.

Does anyone know the scope of this service?

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I am trying to find some more information regarding to the 2nd major service The car on the lift indicator...I am around 56k miles. So I guess 60k service.

Does anyone know the scope of this service?

Ali.

I think it should be...

oil and filter change
brake fluid change/flush
check brakes
air filter - replace
pollen (cabin) micro filter - replace
check suspension compoments (tie rods, ball joints, ect)
fluid levels check; PS fluid, coolant, washer fluid.
replace wiper blades

other things I would recommend...
manual trans fluid - change
rear diff oil - change
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