From digest.v7.n554 Fri Nov 7 14:58:35 1997
From: "Alan Alfano"<Alan.Alfano_at_SNET.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 07:50:09 -0400
Subject: RE: service light reset
>From: Dave Imme <dimme_at_communique.net>
>Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 13:43:00 -0600
>I'm interested in how the service lights can be reset.
Refer to the BMW Service indicator lights FAQ: (http:
Additionally, the following was borrowed from the Alldata CD:
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
The service indicator cluster indicates when periodic service is required.
It consists of 5 green, 3 red (1 red from 1986), 1 yellow LED, and two
indicators inscribed OIL SERVICE and INSPECTION. When the ignition switch
is turned to the "On" position, as many as 5 green LEDs will be
illuminated. The green LEDs will go out when the engine is started. If the
yellow LED and one of the indicators illuminate with the ignition switch in
the On position, and remain "On" after the engine has started, perform the
service indicated immediately. When a periodic service interval has been
exceeded by 1000 miles or more, a red LED will light as well as the yellow
LED as a reminder for service. After completing the required service, the
Service Indicator can be reset as follows:
BMW special tool is required to reset the Service Indicator System.
Aftermarket reset tools can also be purchased from various tool
Turn "Off" all accessories and place the ignition switch in "On" position,
engine not operating.
Position reset tool No. 62-1-100 and adapter No. 62-1-142 or equivalents,
if necessary, into diagnostic connector.
To reset indicators after performing an engine oil and filter change,
depress and hold YELLOW OIL SERVICE BUTTON of reset tool. Green function
control lamp should be illuminated. After approximately 10 seconds, the
yellow lamp should illuminate for approximately 3 seconds and then turn
"Off". Release tool oil service button, then check instrument panel LEDs.
All green LED's should be "On" and red and yellow LEDs and the OIL SERVICE
indicator should be "Off", however, mileage memory will continue to
accumulate for the INSPECTION service.
To reset indicators after performing an inspection procedure, depress and
hold RED INSPECTION BUTTON of reset tool. Green function control lamp
should be illuminated. After approximately 3 seconds, the red lamp should
illuminate for approximately 12 seconds and then turn "Off". Release tool
inspection button, then check instrument panel LEDs. All five green LEDs
should be "On" and red and yellow LEDs and the INSPECTION indicator should
be "Off". Mileage memory will be cleared.
I hope this helps you,
BMW CCA #30492
1988 BMW 325iX
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