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    BMW round trip meter will not go back to zero although I have press the left hand nobb. I have tried it a few times. Any Help
     
     

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    Are you talking about the little round instrument trip reset button?
     
     

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    yes that is correct. the one on the left side
     
     

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    One way to test to see if the button is making contact is to do the following.

    Press and hold the trip reset button and turn the ignition key to the first position.
    Keep the button pressed for approximately 5 seconds until one of the following words appear in the display: “OIL SERVICE, or “INSPECTION”, with “RESET".

    If these meassages don't come on, then I'm guessing dirt between the contacts of the switch.
     
     

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    I have tried all that already and it wont re-set, any advise what i can do to solve this prob?
     
     

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    Looks like you will have to take the cluster out and use switch cleaner
     
     

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    that sound like ill have to take it to a garage to get it done. any idea how much it might cost?
     
     

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    Are you confident you can do it yourself? We can point you to a few DIYs.
     
     

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    can can i have a few diy tips will have a go but if unable to then will take car to garage
     
     

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    i have the same problem with mine, BMW picked up on it when it went for its service, i got quoted £230 inc fitting+vat for a new cluster (which i dont think is bad to be honest) but i have for the moment decided just to live with it, you can pick up a used cluster for about £100 but you will need to have it coded or it with show up the tamper dot, and some of the fuctions may not work (well that is the advice the service guy at BM gave me)
     
     

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