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      12-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #45
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22 posts on THIS thread for something that doesnt do anything? 1 call to a dealer would answer this question.
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i called my dealership brian jessel and they told me this doesn't do anything
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      05-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #47
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I thought you hold down the gas pedal while the car is ON for 30 seconds...
That'll make it not work at all instead of resetting shift points
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      05-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #48
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That'll make it not work at all instead of resetting shift points
Are you aware you just quoted a 4 year old post?

Anyway, its a load of shit.

Holding the pedal down only gets the water pump going.

It is part of the vent procedure after a coolant change.

That is what people are hearing.

Take the cap off the coolant tank and see for yourself after you hold the pedal down. (make sure engine is not hot).
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Are you aware you just quoted a 4 year old post?

Anyway, its a load of shit.

Holding the pedal down only gets the water pump going.

It is part of the vent procedure after a coolant change.

That is what people are hearing.

Take the cap off the coolant tank and see for yourself after you hold the pedal down. (make sure engine is not hot).
So there is no transmission reset? its all over google & people say it made a difference so its the water pump pumping making the difference?

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      10-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #50
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I did this, heard "something" around 30 secs into. But I felt no difference in driving it.
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      10-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #51
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There is a tranny reset in INPA, I used it, did nothing that couldn't be mistaken for placebo. I have the "impression" that shifting points are now closer in D, which is what I like, but not sure.

Since it is an INPA option, it did something, but it was inconclusive, so I bet that even if the pedal thing works, it's not gonna be night and day for most.
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      10-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #52
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My friend used "reset" his E46, his brother's E46, and his mom's E83. He could be a victim of placebo. Who knows? I don't, I drive a stick.
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      10-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #53
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This worked for sure for my 2010 328i steptronic..

Night & Day difference in "D" gear

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      10-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #54
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Told dealership mechanic about this he laughed... He said there's no such thing
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My friend used "reset" his E46, his brother's E46, and his mom's E83. He could be a victim of placebo. Who knows? I don't, I drive a stick.
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This worked for sure for my 2010 328i steptronic..

Night & Day difference in "D" gear

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Told dealership mechanic about this he laughed... He said there's no such thing
Hilarious.
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      10-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #56
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I asked my dealer to do if for me as it seemed my tranny wasn't kicking down soon enough. They reset it for free.
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There is a few reset options in the BT cable software for tranny reset.
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      10-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #58
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This has nothing to do with resetting the tranny. This procedure "supposedly" resets the throttle by wire adaptation. I have tried this and it works! I do this about once a month or so. If you drive in a lot of stop or go traffic you'll notice when blipping the throttle, the rpms climb at very lazy pace. After the reset, the revs climb less restricted for lack of better terms. I notice a difference. This does not give you more horsepower, change your gearing or even the speed of your gear changes.
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Guys this resets your throttle body sensor, not your transmission and I am 100% sure of this. I read it in another forum not sure where. But how I know it resets your throttle body is I reset my throttle body w/ my bt tool and cut my car on only to have my cars idle shooting up and down (glitch?). The ses light came on so I ran the codes on the bv tool, it told me throttle body something or another. So I remembered this procedure from before and did it and the car idled fine with no problems.
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Guys this resets your throttle body sensor, not your transmission and I am 100% sure of this. I read it in another forum not sure where. But how I know it resets your throttle body is I reset my throttle body w/ my bt tool and cut my car on only to have my cars idle shooting up and down (glitch?). The ses light came on so I ran the codes on the bv tool, it told me throttle body something or another. So I remembered this procedure from before and did it and the car idled fine with no problems.
If you read it in the Forum it must be true. How about someone makes one call to BMW?
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Well whatever it did do, i feel a difference, no placebo for me...

Before i had to push pedal farther to go faster than i do now.

But i like it whatever it was for...
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How about someone makes one call to BMW?
I love these suggestions. They seem so obvious and simple on their face and make for great one-liner solutions.

Too bad they're founded on the (usually incorrect) assumption that the person at company who answers the phone will know the correct answer or be able to put the caller in touch with someone who does know.

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It does not reset anything. It only turns on the purge cycle for the water pump to cycle out air.
To reset the throttle body, the car needs to be running in order to rset it.
This absolutely DOES NOT reset the tranny either.
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motor on

I tried it today... I heard nothing during the 30 seconds or so... (and the car was not running, only in electronics mode) but I can admit that the car now has a much quicker response to slight gas pedal inputs... strange sensation. Before I would push the pedal some and it would feel like it was fighting to change down and instead just bogg its way up... now, its going down with less pedal input. Which I prefer.
Otherwise when I'm in the mtns, I'm in DS mode - thats killer with down shifts when you let off the pedal... :-)

for me no placebo

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I love these suggestions. They seem so obvious and simple on their face and make for great one-liner solutions.

Too bad they're founded on the (usually incorrect) assumption that the person at company who answers the phone will know the correct answer or be able to put the caller in touch with someone who does know.
Are you just believing because you want to believe? Its clearly a myth. On the other hand,you may be right.....2 BMW dealers could be wrong
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I have a great idea. Someone try this reset thing, then open their coolant expansion tank cap. Report back with findings.

(make sure the car is cold first).
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