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Does anyone know how to or knows anyone who can reset the service indicator - specifically the brake service countdown indicator. This is not the brake fluid warning light or the brake pad wear indicator it is the one which indicates when the front or rear brakes may need inspection. Mine has 3000 miles to go, the pads and discs were done last year about 10k ago- BMW have done a visual inspection and said they appear fine when I had an oil service recently but they won't reset the light stating they will only do this when it comes in for this service and they replace the pads, discs, fluid or whatever they fancy and so relieving my wallet of some funds.

I responded by asking what if the pads were OK - their response was they could not reset it unless work was carried out.

Well that's the last time it goes to main dealer.

I have the early reset tool but think this is more of a specialist dealer tool/software.
 

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BMW have done a visual inspection and said they appear fine when I had an oil service recently but they won't reset the light stating they will only do this when it comes in for this service and they replace the pads, discs, fluid or whatever they fancy and so relieving my wallet of some funds.
What a bunch of muppets....anything for a quick buck. This is the condition based service, meaning sensors and calculations are used to bring up the warnings. I have a 1 series and this is what I do.

Step 1
Insert key into slot
Step 2
Press start/stop button without depressing clutch/brake and wait for the service reminder to dissapear.
Step 3
Immediately after service reminder goes out, press and hold the odometer reset. After 3 secs a warning triangle will appear, keep the odometer button pressed and after another 2-3 secs the Oil can will appear. If you hold it too long (10 secs in total) you will overshoot and some German writing will appear giving the software level/ can bus etc. of the car. Go back to the beginning and start again.
Step 4
You are now in the service menu, use the toggle switch on indicator stalk to scroll up/down through the various service items.
Step 5
When you have the item you want to reset showing, press the BC button on end of indicator stalk. Reset should now appear in the display. Press in and hold the BC button for 2-3 secs and a clock will start whirling around and then its done.
Step 6
You can now either scroll up/down to select another item (as in step 4) or you can press the start/stop button to exit.

The above procedure will NOT work if:
- The remaining percentage is greater than 80%;
- The time and date have not been set.

I will put this information in the 'how to' section with an insight to condition based service, so keep an eye out if you want a brief ;)
 
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