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Old 06-15-2004, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I went and had the oil changed today and when it was finished I checked the oil service indicator and this time it did not reset itself. What do I need to do? The times that I have had the oil changed before the car always reset the indicator itself, but like I said this time it did not do it. Is there something that i can do or do I need to take it in and have the dealership reset it.
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this time it did not reset itself
Did you get the oil change at the dealer? Normally there's a computer thingy they do there that resets it whenever you do an oilchange... with them that is. I could be wrong on that, though that is my understanding. I know this cause you can also buy the reset device from online sources.

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Were do you get the device?
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Were do you get the device?
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Thanks for the link.
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Extech or Tech posted DIY reset procedure to reset service interval without any tools. check it out in DIY or FAQ forum.

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Depending on ur car's Manufacturing date, you may be able to just do it the easy way w/o tools.

http://www.my330i.com/lof.php at the bottom of the DIY oil change page, you should see instructions how to reset it. Only for after mid-2000 tho, otherwise you apparently need a tool
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Actually it is:
FAQ>Maintenance and Troubleshooting>Service interval reset for late models.
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Well I called A DEALERSHIP, and you know what they will fix the oil reset and do all of my key programming for the car for 35 dollars, sometimes they aren't theives.
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Oh and thanks for all the help. Dough, i think I will be getting "The Device". Thanks for the link. And thanks to the rest of You All.
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Oh and thanks for all the help. Dough, i think I will be getting "The Device". Thanks for the link. And thanks to the rest of You All.
Make sure you shop around at different sites, cause it maybe a bit cheaper elsewhere... of course you could aways do what they said in this post...

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Oh I think that I will be buying that Device before I attempt anything with a wire. Me and electronics do not mix. The last time I messed with a wire I I blow up a wall in my parents house , I won't be doing that again.
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I hear ya bud.... I blew my mother board doing that... Smoke and a little current running through me makes me think twice about touching that again!

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that one on your link with the service/oil reset AND the engine code reader is awesome, definetely worth the extra $50 imo.
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