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Old 01-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For all you guys changing your own oil....

I was wondering how you reset the light bar under the odometer after you change your oil.

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Some don't but you can either have the dealer do it for you, or you can buy the tool to do it. I have the multi function one where it will reset the service indicator and check the engine for codes. Comes in handy.
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Some don't but you can either have the dealer do it for you, or you can buy the tool to do it. I have the multi function one where it will reset the service indicator and check the engine for codes. Comes in handy.
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Yeah that was actually sent to me by somebody also which is what I'll probably do instead of trying to take it to the dealer. Now if I can only get my damn airbag light to shut off!

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BMW E36 Miscellaneous - Page 3

You can buy one if you don't want to use the wire jumping version. Also looks like there is an airbag reset tool a little further down the page. I use the peake reset tool instead of the wire version.
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You can buy one if you don't want to use the wire jumping version. Also looks like there is an airbag reset tool a little further down the page. I use the peake reset tool instead of the wire version.
I'm gonna jump the wires to take care of it (the oil change). You think there is a way to reset the airbag light using the same method?
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I have the same airbag problem. I just purchased a cheap air bag reset tool for 40 usd. I googled bmw air bag reset tool and found a few. It is made in China should get it in the mail tomorrow. I'll let you know if it works. Heres a link to one i found quickly. DealExtreme: $57.10 B200 BMW Airbag (SRS) Scan & Reset Tool . Its alot more convenient and cheaper than going to the stealer.
PS: I have researched this immensely and have not fond a wire jump fix for the air bag light.
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I have the same airbag problem. I just purchased a cheap air bag reset tool for 40 usd. I googled bmw air bag reset tool and found a few. It is made in China should get it in the mail tomorrow. I'll let you know if it works. Heres a link to one i found quickly. DealExtreme: $57.10 B200 BMW Airbag (SRS) Scan & Reset Tool . Its alot more convenient and cheaper than going to the stealer.
PS: I have researched this immensely and have not fond a wire jump fix for the air bag light.
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