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#1 (permalink) Old 03-01-2005, 02:02 PM
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I just brought a 1996 328IS with 34,000 miles. When I originally brought the bmw the service bar was at 4. In 2 weeks its down to 1. It just went through a certified bmw mechanic. I guess you can say I've been having a little too much fun with my newly purchased car.

I know it doesn't need to go in the shop for a maintenace check. I wanted to reset the service light. A friend directed me to a web-link

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/electrica...ice_lights.html

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first off welcome to the forums... enjoy your stay

as to your service light, thats for oil changes... and inspection.. u can either make that in the website, or just go to a good mechanic, who knows bmws and get that light reset!

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Originally posted by Cruzin 323is@Mar 1 2005, 02:11 PM
first off welcome to the forums... enjoy your stay

as to your service light, thats for oil changes... and inspection.. u can either make that in the website, or just go to a good mechanic, who knows bmws and get that light reset!
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Thanks!

It just went through inspection 2 weeks ago and isn't due for an oil change for another 2k miles.

Whats an estimated figure for inspection/to get the light off?
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To get straight to the point do you think I will short my CPU if I try this?

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html

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no... check the FAQs. I made a write up on how to do it

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Thanks CiscoKid,

Just to make sure; place the ignition to position 2, ground the clip then place it in pin #7 and then remove after 11 secs to reset the service.
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if u bring it to a mechanic who has the reset tool... he should do it for free!!

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Where do you live? Because I would love to meet a mechanic that will do something for free.
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[quote=aheath,Mar 1 2005, 03:02 PM]
I just brought a 1996 328IS with 34,000 miles. When I originally brought the bmw the service bar was at 4. In 2 weeks its down to 1. It just went through a certified bmw mechanic. I guess you can say I've been having a little too much fun with my newly purchased car.

I know it doesn't need to go in the shop for a maintenace check. I wanted to reset the service light. A friend directed me to a web-link




Yep, that will work. and you don't need to make the tool. A paper clip will work. Just make sure you short the right pins, 7 and 19.

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11 seconds resets the inspection I and II, 3 resets the oil

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Thanks to everyone for their input.


I ended up cutting a piece of wire off my house stereo speaker and resetting my service light.

I won't lie, my hands were shaking.... lol


Last thing I wanted to do is blow my car cpu.


Thanks again!
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I did the paper clip method, works like a charm. I wonder what brave soul decided to try that first...

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