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  1. 2000 E36 316i compact - what kind of cable and program do i use to reset my service bar? if possile 
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    on my service par its just popped up with oil service, im going to do it my self next week, i have a port to plug a cable into the OBD, could any1 tell me where i could get a cable from and what program do i use to reset this? cheers!
     
     

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    One of these will do well for resetting the service lights...

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    thanks for that steve!! does that plug straight into the OBD? or do i need a additional cable? my car is 2000 will this still work? ive seen the same tool but only for upto 98?....mines a e36 w reg compact. proorbly made in 99 but not registerd till 2000.
     
     

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    ive been reading about the tool on a wesite and it says its to plug into a 20pin DLC under the bonnet? i dont recall seeing one of these on my compact....would this tool be no good for me? i thought you plug something into the OBD port under the steering colomn? can some1 correct me on this if im wrong please? cheers
     
     

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    my compact has one under bonnet on drivers side next to suspention turret...
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    I've got one of those Draper Resetting tools if you want to use it you can m8 I'm not that far from you really but it's up to you I've also got all the other leads and software too. You just need the Draper Tool though for what you want to do.

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    thanks for the offer w4vy!! ill get myself one of those draper tool's and see if i can sus it out!! ill go and have a look for the pin under my bonnet, see if i have 1 in the same place as markmc8...
     
     

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    just een out to see if i can find the pin, cant seem to see it anywere? dont really know what it looks like!...would it be loose/dangling somewhere or is it plugged into something? if any1 could link me up with any pictures or anything at all i would e very grateful!..cheers
     
     

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    i always do this sorry pics are missing but its using the obd. works everytime ive done it on every e36 ive had and its free


    All you need to reset the oil/service lights on your BMW:

    1) A paperclip or small piece of wire
    2) The following instructions

    • Unscrew the dust cover from the diagnostics connector. (image below)

    • Turn ignition key to position 2 – this is when accessories and dash come on but engine doesn’t start.
    • Create a connection (short) between pins 7 & 19 (image below)

    • Hold this in position for either 5 seconds (Oil service) or 10 seconds (Inspection).
    • Take off the wire and replace cap.
    • Turn off ignition
    • Turn ignition back on
    • Relevant oil/service lights will now be reset to green.

    Note: On earlier models the diagnostic is only 15pin – for this type you need to short pin 7 and pin 1 – the rest of the directions are identical.

    Please note that while this method has worked successfully for many years on many different BMW’s it is undertaken entirely at your own risk and any damage to yourself or the vehicle is your responsibility.
     
     

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    How do I know what the different pin numbers are?
     
     

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