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where is that canon plug located? Will this trick work on a 2007 328i?
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Guys, please tell me it's not this complicated. I have to find a 20-pin connector, jump two specific pins with the ignition key on and be careful not to over extend the time that the ignition is on or the jump is in place? Is the 20-pin connector under the hood, making this a 2-person job? (What kind of engineering is this????)
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It's really not that complicated.
Step 1 open your hood
Step 2 in screw cap to the 20 pin connector.
Step 3 take piece of electrical wire and have one spliced end in pin #7 and another in pin #19
Step 4 get in the car and put key in and turn key to position 1 when the car electronics first receive power
Step 5 the bottom of the cluster will show the oil meter for a few brief moments and it will then disappear. When that meter disappears is when u immediately power down the car completely and take the key out of the ignition.
Step 6 get out of the car and take the wire out of the 20 pin connector and close up the screw cap again **NOTE** it only goes on one way. Now go back inside and put the key in and place back in position one. You should notice that this time the oil meter should be all the way to the left and green telling you you did this correctly.
Step 7 wrap everything up because you have successfully reset the oil service light single handedly.


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Oh sorry I forgot to tell you that the 20 pin connector is located near the brake fluid reservoir. Towards the right side of the engine bay if you were facing the front of the vehicle.


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Did it the easy way

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Oh sorry I forgot to tell you that the 20 pin connector is located near the brake fluid reservoir. Towards the right side of the engine bay if you were facing the front of the vehicle.


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Ivan and all,
thanks for the additional help. I ended up buying a device from Amazon that reads and resets all BMW codes and allows me to reset the oil service light as well. The device was about $180 and plugs into the 20-pin connector you all described. I can easily read all codes and reset the service indicators while the engine is running, by just pushing a couple of buttons. Honestly, I understand there's a high degree of engineering in BMW; this is my first BMW but not sure I'll get another. The Japanese cars I have are much easier to work on; the interiors are more durable and they typically give me close to 300,000 miles of service. My 328i also doesn't seem to handle as easily as my Acura or Toyota; it seems a bit heavy and harder to steer. If I hit 300K miles on it, my opinion might change. The engine has excellent power. Thanks again.
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Your welcome and I hope u acquire a great liking to German engineering.


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Ivan and all,
thanks for the additional help. I ended up buying a device from Amazon that reads and resets all BMW codes and allows me to reset the oil service light as well. The device was about $180 and plugs into the 20-pin connector you all described. I can easily read all codes and reset the service indicators while the engine is running, by just pushing a couple of buttons. Honestly, I understand there's a high degree of engineering in BMW; this is my first BMW but not sure I'll get another. The Japanese cars I have are much easier to work on; the interiors are more durable and they typically give me close to 300,000 miles of service. My 328i also doesn't seem to handle as easily as my Acura or Toyota; it seems a bit heavy and harder to steer. If I hit 300K miles on it, my opinion might change. The engine has excellent power. Thanks again.
$180? Did you get the Peake Research one? Even then $180 is fairly high. I normally see them for $150.

BMW's arent actually any more complicated then any other vehicle. Maintenance is the same as any other car. Parts for my E36 are usually cheaper then my GMC actually. You just gotta know where to shop. As for the OBD system, thats federally mandated on any car sold in N/A after 1995 so you will find the exact same system on any Japanese car. However I find that its easier to read the codes and access the software easier on a BMW. Just my $0.02.

And my 328i has 263,000k on it. Had I not started parking it over the winter I would easily have had 310,000+ k.


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ya this is the right if you don't have the computer,
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