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I know I should probably know this after having my car for 3 and a half years but... I am going to change my oil for the first time on this car. I have changed oil on my old car, and know how to physically go through with all that stuff. The only problem I might run into is when I change it, don't I have to go to BMW and have them reset the oil service light? Or is there something I can do to reset it myself?
 

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you cant reset it without the tool. some forums show you how to jump it with some wires to reset, but good luck searching for it.
 

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Try my330i.com there is a section in the garage if I remembered correctly. It should be on the lower section, it'll tell you how to reset the oil light.
Good luck
 

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RESETTING OIL SERVICE INDICATOR:
If your OBC needs to be reset after completing your oil change, there are two ways. NOTE: If you miss a step, just turn the key back off and try again:

A. Model Year 1999 to Mid-2000: You should have the older round 20-pin DLC connector under your hood behind the battery terminal, you need to use a small length of wire to connect (short) pins 7 and 19 for 3-5 seconds with the ignition key in position 1 (Accessory).

B. After Mid-2000: You should not have the 20-pin DLC connector. You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 (Accessory). Keep holding the button for 5 or so seconds until any of the following shows in the display: OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION with RESET or RE. Release the button and press it again for another 5 or so seconds until RESET or RE flash. While the display flashes, press the button one more time briefly. If done correctly, END SIA should show up for a few seconds. All done.
www.my330i.com/lof.php
 

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thanks Jim.... I don't think I'll ever hear the end of it
 

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Haven't tried this yet:

To reset the service interval: press and hold the trip odometer button AND turn the ignition key to the accessory position. Keep the button pressed for ~ 5 more seconds until any of the following words appear in the display: “oil service” or “inspection”, in with “reset” or “re”. Press the button again and hold for ~5 seconds until the words “reset” or “re” flash. While the display is flashing, press the button briefly to reset the service interval. After the display has shown the new interval, the following will appear in the display for ~2 seconds: “end SAI”. The system can only be reset again after the vehicle has be driven for ~ 50-75 miles.
 

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Also if your a BMWCCA member your local chapter rents the reset tool for like 5 bucks so you don't have to do the short the pins thing.
 
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