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Old 08-26-2004, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my oil changed and the bar is still on yellow, how do i make it go back to green?
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You can either goto the FAQ section of this site and try and figure it out there, I'm sure there are articles on how to do it, or you can buy the service light resetter from bavauto.com or numerous other companies ... it's up to you.
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Take it to the dealer to have them reset it. If they charge you, tell em to shove it because im sure you've given them enough money.
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dealer resets it

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Go HERE and HERE for detailed instructions.

I used the paper clip method. Take a large paper clip, straighten it out and bent each end into a tight "U" using about 1/4" on each end. The "U's" will let you push the clip into the proper pin sockets on the diagnostics connector and hold the clip in place while you switch the ignition on for the appropriate time period.

Depending on your year model, you'll bend the paper clip into a large looping "U" so that you can "jump" the correct pin sockets on the diagnostocs connector.

On my '93 325i it took a few tries to get the service lights to reset to green. I discovered that I had to count the seconds that I left the ignition switch at step 2 carefully. If I left the jumper in and the ignition on too long, the lights didn't reset.

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the dealer usually servises the whole car and reblaces things like air filter, bulbs, spark plugs brakes etc. for 800bucks cnd
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll show you how to do it with a paperclip tomorrow afternoon when I get home. Everyone else uses a reset tool or makes this crazy contraption that's compltetely unnessicary....


EDIT: Oh NM, didn't know that thread had pictures of how I did it now :P
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