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Old 11-02-2004, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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undefined PIN 7 and 19....short for 8-10 seconds.....this is what I know so far....

I have a 1998 540i/6sp, so if someone could confirm what the process is that would be great.

Thanks in advance.....chheeers
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Old 11-03-2004, 02:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oil and Inspection Service light reset


BMW Model E39 built from 1996~2000 will have a port like the one shown below.

A Reset tool like a Peake R5 or R5-FCX is needed to reset the oil service or inspection service lights after required service.


1) If you have a reset tool then turn your car key to Position II but do not start the car.
2) Turn the cap counter clock wise on the Data Link Connector and insert the Reset Tool
3) Follow the instructions of your reset tool, different models may have different fuctions however they all create a short in PIN 7 to PIN 19 for a given amount of time.


OIL Service Reset requires pin 7 and 19 to be closed for 3+ seconds

INSPECTION Service Reset requires pin 7 and 19 to be closed for 10+ seconds

4) Once done, remove the reset tool and close the cap .
5) Your dash should light up with green lights at this point.
If the light did NOT reset after the above steps then you might be reseting Oil Service however an Inspection Service is needed.

there you have it.,............and the site with a lot more info is;

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/

................enjoy DIY'ers
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Originally posted by nerf26@Nov 2 2004, 12:10 PM
undefined PIN 7 and 19....short for 8-10 seconds.....this is what I know so far....

I have a 1998 540i/6sp, so if someone could confirm what the process is that would be great.

Thanks in advance.....chheeers
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Nerf - I know what you mean, but I've read a lot of horror stories/posts of weird disabling electrical issues and limited success when trying the paper clip method. Sounds like you REALLY need to know what you're doing.

My stand is that you ought to just bite the bag & go buy the Peake tool (the $149 code-reading model, not the basic $49 reset-only). Yeah, they don't give them away, but man, it is so easy to use, and basically foolproof. I am VERY happy I bought mine, especially thanks to the code reading function, which has already saved me from meeting up with Benjamin Dover at the Stealership.
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It is worth the investment I bought my research tool thinking a visit or two to the mechanic for a reset will cost much more than $135. Other companies make different products where you may want to consider shopping/comparing features first to get the best tool for your money.
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send $2.00 USD to ebay@bpcusa.com through paypal and i will give you the instructions and how to make the tool. i have tried this on my car and it works. if you want i can sell you the tool i have for $5.00 whatever you do DONT just use a paperclip, you will mess up your car. pm me if you want more info
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the lights can be reset without the tool!
Ive just done this two days ago and I know that it works, (540i1997) and it should definately work for your car!
It works for either an oil service or an inspection 1 or 2!
the difference between resetting the lights for oil or inspections is the length of time you keep the 7 and 19 pins bridged WITH the ignition in position 2,
*Get a small piece of thin wire or better still a paper clip!
*with ignition off, bridge the pins 7 and 19 by looping the clip accross the two
*once this is done then inside the car turn key to position 2 (not start) then start counting. (over 3 seconds for an oil reset, over 10 seconds for an inspection reset).
*once the required time is reached then remove the clip from the 20 pin connector whilst the ignition is STILL in position 2.
*now turn off key, reset the cap on the 20 pin connector and then re-insert key in ignition and check for five green lights!
removing the clip whilst ignition is on is important as ive tried it by just turning the key off after the required time - but it didnt work.
also with the paper clip, you will need to bend the two ends into a mini loop so that it makes contact with the sides of the female pins of 7 and 19 as its this you need to do and not to contact the bottom!
remember if you succeed, your lights will be reset and so the next service will show an inspection 1 or two in sequence. this means that if your car needs an inspection 1 now, and you do the reset, then the next service will call for inspection2 - and vice versa!
make sure that you bridge 7 (service lights) and 19(earth) or you could be earthing out electric windows or other stuff that you dont want to short out! these pins are numbered if you get a torch you can see the numbers next to the pins
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the lights can be reset without the tool!
Ive just done this two days ago and I know that it works, (540i1997) and it should definately work for your car!
It works for either an oil service or an inspection 1 or 2!
the difference between resetting the lights for oil or inspections is the length of time you keep the 7 and 19 pins bridged WITH the ignition in position 2,
*Get a small piece of thin wire or better still a paper clip!
*with ignition off, bridge the pins 7 and 19 by looping the clip accross the two
*once this is done then inside the car turn key to position 2 (not start) then start counting. (over 3 seconds for an oil reset, over 10 seconds for an inspection reset).
*once the required time is reached then remove the clip from the 20 pin connector whilst the ignition is STILL in position 2.
*now turn off key, reset the cap on the 20 pin connector and then re-insert key in ignition and check for five green lights!
removing the clip whilst ignition is on is important as ive tried it by just turning the key off after the required time - but it didnt work.
also with the paper clip, you will need to bend the two ends into a mini loop so that it makes contact with the sides of the female pins of 7 and 19 as its this you need to do and not to contact the bottom!
remember if you succeed, your lights will be reset and so the next service will show an inspection 1 or two in sequence. this means that if your car needs an inspection 1 now, and you do the reset, then the next service will call for inspection2 - and vice versa!
make sure that you bridge 7 (service lights) and 19(earth) or you could be earthing out electric windows or other stuff that you dont want to short out! these pins are numbered if you get a torch you can see the numbers next to the pins
good luck.
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Not to be a smarty pants or anything, but in the time it took just to READ the above instructions, I could have already reset my codes and lights with my $149 Peake Research tool, and I KNOW I haven't irreversibly goobered up anything either. But again I acknowledge they aren't free...
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At the end of the day we are left with two options here:

A. Reset the light without the tool
B. Reset the light with the tool.

I guess it is a matter of personal preference and may be money.

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i just used some speaker wire to ground pin 7
then turned ignition 2 clicks wait 10 secs
then pull wire out and turn off

i got a 88 e34 and it worked sweet for me

im sure theres a thread somewhere here with pics
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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works on e34s and e36s i believe... not sure about e39
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