1994 E36 318ti - Can I reset the service indicator?

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  1. 1994 E36 318ti - Can I reset the service indicator? 
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    Hi, I just acquired myself a nice, shiny green 14-year-old 318ti Compact! First BMW I've had, and I know it's about as low-rent as BMWs get, but I'm liking it already...

    The service indicator is saying it needs an oil change. However, the service handbook has a stamp in it saying it's had an oil service within the last 500 miles or so! I don't know the garage, but there's nothing to indicate it is a BMW dealer or specialist (and with a car this age it's not exactly worth spending main-dealer money!), so possibly they didn't know how to re-set the indicator themselves, or have the equipment.

    Is there any way I can re-set the indicator myself? Or can it only be done by plugging into a BMW computer?

    Thanks!

    Richard
     
     

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    Have a read here Richard ...E36 Service indicator reset
     
     

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    Perfect Neal, thanks a lot! I'll go with the home-made bit of wire approach, rather than splashing out the vast sum of £12.83 for the Draper tool.

    Cheers,

    Richard
     
     

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