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#1 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 10:03 PM
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Self-help for "service is due" warning light

The "service is due" indication started showing on the instrument cluster of my 2006 325i, so I set up an appointment at my local dealer, the dealer I bought the CPO vehicle from. Just from scanning the key, the service adviser was able to tell me that the cause of this indication was the "need' to replace the cabin microfilter. Expressing my displeasure at having to take the time to come into a dealership for such a non-critical issue, I asked the service adviser if he could reset the warning and let me take care of the filter on my own. He introduced me to their service manager who was able to access a menu that displayed on the instrument cluster by pressing the trip odometer and then scrolling through the various indications with the turn stalk computer toggle.
This happened so quickly that I wasn't able to confirm what exactly the fellow was doing and I hope a member can confirm what this service manager did.
The ability to turn off these warnings by knowledgeable BMW owners, without any special tools or service fees, is worth dissemination. Tom

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You know that even if you turn it off, if you don't fix the problem it will come back on in a day or two.
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You know that even if you turn it off, if you don't fix the problem it will come back on in a day or two.
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I asked the service adviser if he could reset the warning and let me take care of the filter on my own.
Yep, pretty sure he does
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I think all the SA was doing on the stalk was confirming what service was needed. Not sure you can reset the warning light through the stalk. The owners manual has an explanation on how to use the buttons on the stalk to get readouts on your dash display. It takes a little practice, but it's a nice feature for knowing when and what services are due once you get the hang of it.
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