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Old 10-23-2004, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Guys,

I've read the FAQ's and tried the methods described for resetting the service indicators with no luck. I have a 2000 328i and when I start it there is a message on my digital display that reads "Oil Service -2359", indicating that I'm overdue for oil service by 2359 miles. Well, I've changed the oil and I tried shorting pins 7 & 19 in the round computer terminal (making good contact) with no luck. I also tried shorting pin 7 to ground without luck. I tried both for 4 seconds and 15 seconds many times, still nothing. Am I doing the right thing? Is it even possible to reset the Oil Service milage counter? Thanks, as always for your valuable input.

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I've never wanted to try that whole shorting bit. Always sounded too aggressive to me. Just one question about that (and it may seem stupid and of course it's not ment to degrade your intelligence), was there power running to those pins, meaning, was the ignition turned on? If it wasn't, I don't think you could really short them out, but again, I've never tried it myself.

Another thing you could look into would be to purchase a code reader. They reset most, if not all, of the warnings and lights in our car and some even tell you the error codes.

I hope that some of this helps, if not maybe someone else could better answer your question.

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