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Old 12-17-2002, 09:37 PM   #1
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Just bought a service light reset code gadget...

Just bought a serivce reset code gadget for 15.70 american 20$ with shipping on ebay and you plug in to the OBD II and it resets the lights. I mailed the money order off today so I will let you know how it works as my service light is on. The guy has all positive feedback and the bimmer owners that have used it says it works great.

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Old 12-17-2002, 11:33 PM   #2
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would i be able to borrow it, i have 1 light that needs to be reset
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Old 12-18-2002, 12:45 AM   #3
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Re: Just bought a service light reset code gadget...

Why? A paper clip works just fine and is free. Btw you cannot reset your service lights through OBD2.

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Just bought a serivce reset code gadget for 15.70 american 20$ with shipping on ebay and you plug in to the OBD II and it resets the lights. I mailed the money order off today so I will let you know how it works as my service light is on. The guy has all positive feedback and the bimmer owners that have used it says it works great.

I'll let you guys know.
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Old 12-18-2002, 02:31 AM   #4
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Re: Re: Just bought a service light reset code gadget...

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Why? A paper clip works just fine and is free. Btw you cannot reset your service lights through OBD2.

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Why would you be sticking in pins where they dont belong?
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:47 AM   #5
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Just bought a service light reset code gadget...

Because it works, and because this is all of these 50dollar reset lights do. They just jump 2 pins in the service connector.

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Old 12-18-2002, 03:12 PM   #6
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Because it works, and because this is all of these 50dollar reset lights do. They just jump 2 pins in the service connector.

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How do you know you havent damaged something doing that?
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Old 12-18-2002, 03:46 PM   #7
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Just bought a service light reset code gadget...

1) People have been grounding pin 7 of the service connector for the last 15 years to reset the service lights.

2) All of the service reset light tools do the exact same thing: ground pin 7.

3) Damaged something? Read 1).

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Old 12-18-2002, 09:10 PM   #8
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Kirasir DOES have a point, specially #1!
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Can sticking pins in your car tell you whats wrong when your "check control" comes on??? Cause my reset too can
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Whatever, I will pay 15 bucks to buy something, not look around for two paper clips. What does it plug into then if it isn't the OBD II?
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Old 12-19-2002, 12:51 PM   #11
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OBD2 connector is located under the steering wheel in the footwell. The service light reset tool (paper clip ) is connected to the service connector under the hood.

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I have used KIRASIR's method to reset my service lights numerous times and it is not difficult at all. Why buy a fancy looking tool that will do the same thing anyways? You want to impress your friends?

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Can sticking pins in your car tell you whats wrong when your "check control" comes on??? Cause my reset too can
OBD fault codes are the more useless crap on the planet. 95% of the time I'd say totally something else is wrong. Plus on OBD1 cars there is way for the stock computer to output the fault codes to you without using any code readers (I've also done this many times). A lot of the time the fault code read out doesn't even match with any of the fault codes listed in the manual.. hmmm pretty useful.

Just look around the Internet, if your willing to do a little more work you can get everything done without purchasing anything, don't be lazy, unless of course you have too much money to spend.. in which case you can pay me to check them for you

Lastly, why do you think car shops spend thousands of dollars on high tech dianoistic machines to tell what's wrong with the car? You think your $50 tool will do the same? It's because these tools don't tell you what's wrong.

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OBD fault codes are the more useless crap on the planet. 95% of the time I'd say totally something else is wrong. Plus on OBD1 cars there is way for the stock computer to output the fault codes to you without using any code readers (I've also done this many times). A lot of the time the fault code read out doesn't even match with any of the fault codes listed in the manual.. hmmm pretty useful.

Just look around the Internet, if your willing to do a little more work you can get everything done without purchasing anything, don't be lazy, unless of course you have too much money to spend.. in which case you can pay me to check them for you

Lastly, why do you think car shops spend thousands of dollars on high tech dianoistic machines to tell what's wrong with the car? You think your $50 tool will do the same? It's because these tools don't tell you what's wrong.

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Ok well last year my "Check Engine" light came on in my car and I wondered what could be wrong. I took it to BMW and after about an hour or so (and $150 later) they told me that my O2 sensor was busted. So I didnt get it fixed right away, but went on the net and found the Peake Research tool for BMW's. So I bought it and tested it out and what do you know?? In about 3 seconds, it told me not only that my O2 sensor was busted, but which one was busted out of the 3 that my car has. Wow, what a useless tool!! Anyway, I got my cousin (a mechanic) to replace it for free. Hmmm what a piece of crap this tool is as u claim. Now dont get me wrong, but I think that this thing is useless for OBD1 since you can depress the accelerator to find out whats wrong with your car, but what are you gonna do for OBD2 Autotechnica? Huh? Tell me a way to find out what is wrong when a "Check Engine" light comes on, on OBD2 car without taking it to a dealer or some BMW mechanic? Huh, u gonna stick paper clips in your car to find out that too?? Yeah thats what I thought.
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Old 12-19-2002, 11:53 PM   #15
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I think having one of those gadget things is great! Hey, do you think that next meet, i could use ur to reset my Inspection light( just the yelllow "Inspection" comes one once ina while), and my brake lines light (my sensors are disconnected or sumting)?
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