oil reminder reset


Asked by Dec 12, 2010 at 08:19 PM about the 1987 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have changed the oil BUT the l.e.d. indecators still stays in the red, how do I reset the reminder ?

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you can buy a reset tool its around £15 on ebay!! or take it 2 a grage they will reset 4 you. http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=oil+reset+tool+bmw&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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i got this one usd it on my old e30 and my e36. it take 3sec work great. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Draper-BMW-Oil-Inspection-Service-Light-Reset-Tool-/140479815022?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item20b53fdd6e

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It's easy no drama, just ground pins 7 and 19 with a paper clip (turn key to 2nd position, do not start) for 10 secs. Here's instructions

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That does work!!



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hey matt, I did the reset except that I used a coat hanger it fit the plug perfectly and then did the shorting


Yes, I have owned eight BMWs. Four of them E30 325s.

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Also I'd like to add if you hold it for more (12 seconds) it will reset the engine service interval light

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where are pins 7 and 19 located? thanks AJ

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