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Old 08-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Oil Service Indicator

So I just got an Oil Service light on my dash (for the first time) and I'm looking for a way to get rid of it. I change my own oil, that's not a problem, but obviously it's not going to make the light go away. How can I easily get rid of this, any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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There is a tool that plugs in the diagnostic port in the engine bay and can reset it. So buy the tool, borrow the tool, go to a shop that works on old bmws. If they try to charge you anything more than a few bucks then go elsewhere, it takes 2 minutes.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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jumper #7 and ground turn on ignition but do not start car, wait 3-5 secs and the lights will be reset.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:34 AM   #4
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There is a tool that plugs in the diagnostic port in the engine bay and can reset it. So buy the tool, borrow the tool, go to a shop that works on old bmws. If they try to charge you anything more than a few bucks then go elsewhere, it takes 2 minutes.




Find a piece of wire on the floor and do this: (much cheaper than the stupid tool)
http://www.noren.com/bmw/e30reset.htm
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:00 PM   #5
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lol yup that's what I would do if my mechanic didn't do it for free
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