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Thread: Oil Service Indicator/Yellow

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    Default Oil Service Indicator/Yellow

    Is this indicator triggered by the Odometer? I changed my oil a few weeks ago before this warning began to appear. Is there anything other than draining old oil, refilling with new oil, replacing old filter which required attention? How do i tell the car its had its oil service?
    1995 540i Manual build 1/95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jehu
    How do i tell the car its had its oil service?
    http://www.unofficialbmw.com/repair_faqs/sil.html#reset

    1997 535i V8
    5spd, OBC, A/C, cruise, BMW phone, factory M-Tech wheel & suspension, 18" Alpinas

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    Wonderful,Dave thanks. Looks like i can live with it for a while. Good to know its just an idiot light and i've covered the base.
    1995 540i Manual build 1/95

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    Default make one of these

    http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/ele...ce_lights.html

    It is easier to do the reset with.


    Vee ave vays of dealing vid your kind...........

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    Yeah, all you have to do is ground it out in a certain pin for 5 seconds or something. My buddy did it for me and we just used a piece of speaker wire and grounded it in the engine bay.
    1990 Islandgrun 535iM Sedan

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    How can Jehu be a big, big time poster without knowing the service indicator reset trick? There must be something wrong with this board's service indicator ;-)
    You're a victim of your brain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbourke
    How can Jehu be a big, big time poster without knowing the service indicator reset trick? There must be something wrong with this board's service indicator ;-)
    Maybe he is only a big big time poster and not a big big time thread reader

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    I had a local BMW Dealership do it for me free today.
    1995 540i Manual build 1/95

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    I use a pair of scissors

    Cheers,

    Shaun

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    Wouldn't a bent piece of coathangar wire work just as well?

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