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I know it means I need to change the brake fluid, but I see this as a DIY job.

Anyone know how to get rid of the indicator on the dashboard once I've done it? And I only want to reset that indicator and not the full service indicator.

Although having said that, I'm due an inspection 1 in a few weeks, so might just let them do it then.

Be interesting to know though.
 

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I had my light on for about 2 months after the dealer told me not to worry and that it comes on once every two years - it was done as part of my Insp 2
 

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Thanks Tony - I know it's a time-triggered thing.

But I want to do the work myself - not paying someone £40/hour to bleed my brakes when I can do it myself VERY easily!

Will probably just do it and then let my specialist reset the indicator at my next service.

Cheers,
R
 

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if you let them do the -Inspec. I- anyway which includes the check-control
of brake-fluid and pressure you might as well let them change the brake-fluid as well - you wud have to buy the brake-fluid itself in any case and the extra labour involved shud be included in your package-price if u have a reasonable good contact with your M-mechanic :byebye:
 

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Not just brake fluid at that annual inspection, but also coolant should be changed. Obviously you can also do this at home in 15 minutes.
 

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This service light thing interests me. If you look at the diagnostic plug pin-out here then its simply a case of shorting pin 7 to 19 (gnd) but does this reset everything? It must do!!
 

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ECM4 said:
This service light thing interests me. If you look at the diagnostic plug pin-out here then its simply a case of shorting pin 7 to 19 (gnd) but does this reset everything? It must do!!
No it doesn't, it depends how long you short the pin. I can't remeber how many seconds for each though, but found this:

"in the diagnostic port, short pins 7 and 19, turn key on to position 2 for about 5 seconds for oil light reset. Inspection takes about 10. But different series cars take a little less/more time than others. You'll have to play with it to get the process down.
Pin 7 is Gnd and 19 is the line you are pulling down for the specified duration"

I just use a long wire and hold it to ground, switch on the ignition and watch the service indicators reset in steps."
 

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No it doesn't, it depends how long you short the pin. I can't remeber how many seconds for each though, but found this:

"in the diagnostic port, short pins 7 and 19, turn key on to position 2 for about 5 seconds for oil light reset. Inspection takes about 10. But different series cars take a little less/more time than others. You'll have to play with it to get the process down.
Pin 7 is Gnd and 19 is the line you are pulling down for the specified duration"

I just use a long wire and hold it to ground, switch on the ignition and watch the service indicators reset in steps."
You guys can buy a service indicator reset from ebay for about £15 which has a couple of LED's and shows when the indicator is reset, must be easier?
 

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madm5 said:
You guys can buy a service indicator reset from ebay for about £15 which has a couple of LED's and shows when the indicator is reset, must be easier?
...........you've got a point!....it's maybe my curiosity to discover how things work.....or maybe a bent piece of wire could save me 15 quid... :M5thumbs:
 

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ECM4 said:
...........you've got a point!....it's maybe my curiosity to discover how things work.....or maybe a bent piece of wire could save me 15 quid... :M5thumbs:
It can. I've reset them with a wire for years, just pin 7 to ground. Pin 19 IS ground.
 

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"in the diagnostic port, short pins 7 and 19, turn key on to position 2 for about 5 seconds for oil light reset. Inspection takes about 10. But different series cars take a little less/more time than others. You'll have to play with it to get the process down.
Pin 7 is Gnd and 19 is the line you are pulling down for the specified duration"



This explains how to reset the oil service and the Inspection I or II indicators but does anyone know how to reset the Annual Service indicator without reseting the whole lot?

I still have 3 greens before my next Inspection and don`t want to reset that as well!
 

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This explains how to reset the oil service and the Inspection I or II indicators but does anyone know how to reset the Annual Service indicator without reseting the whole lot?

I still have 3 greens before my next Inspection and don`t want to reset that as well!
As far as I know it's impossible to reset the clock independantly....
 
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