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  1. 1998 318i E36, inspection light service reset. 
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    hallo people...is it true that u can short pin 7 (to middle) will reset inspectin lights ?...ive read this somewhere but am unsure wether to try it incase i fry the ecu
     
     

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    does the car have a round black unit under the bonnet,with a screw of top? it should be at the drivers side.
     
     

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    i wanna know this as well mine has black screw cap drivers side 318i e36
    i dont leave a carbon footprint ,just two 9.5" tyre marks .....
     
     

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    I wouldn't even consider attemting this on an E46. Is this what you have?
     
     

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    Take off the diagnostic cap and there should be a cut out in the middle shaped like Pac man, its the furthest pin away from pac mans mouth that you earth. Take a peace of wire and earth it to the chassis and put end of wire in the diagnostic hole Do this with ignition on but not started, have the wire in for 20 secs and it should reset.

    I did mine but mine is an e36 318is without no problems, this is advised at owners risk
     
     

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    i do it on my e30 with no problems for resetting the service light and the oil service light
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE36 View Post
    Take off the diagnostic cap and there should be a cut out in the middle shaped like Pac man, its the furthest pin away from pac mans mouth that you earth. Take a peace of wire and earth it to the chassis and put end of wire in the diagnostic hole Do this with ignition on but not started, have the wire in for 20 secs and it should reset.

    I did mine but mine is an e36 318is without no problems, this is advised at owners risk
    no pictures or better instructions with numbers sounds a bit hit and miss and fry something on this one mate
    i dont leave a carbon footprint ,just two 9.5" tyre marks .....
     
     

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    ive got a p reg 316 compact and the wire trick works as i just did it about 7pm so i ve got 5 green blocks think this is right ,also it took less than 20secs!
     
     

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    anyony going to try this you sill need to service your car
     
     

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    done this before.
    short pin 7 to pin 19 for e36 with 20 pin socket.
    around 7 seconds for oil service reset, and iro 15 seconds for inspection reset.
    put wire in place, switch on ignition (dont start car), wait 7ish seconds, switch off, remove wire, switch on to check lights.

    im not a mechanic so do this at your own risk.
    a tool for e36 models can be bought for around £15 which does the same job.
     
     

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