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mikem
03-13-2007
Guys I looked everywhere (maybee not hard enough ) for a DIY service reset for E90 but couldn`t find one. So decided to try the E60 DIY which wasn`t too far off. I realise most cars are still...
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By bmrcfreak on 08-14-2010, 02:16 AM
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I know on my car (US) there is one sensor on the drivers side rear wheel behind the liner...I'm not sure if there's one on the passenger side rear wheel too?
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By dpcc on 08-14-2010, 05:26 AM
PROBLEM SOLVED AT LAST!

I have replaced my rear pad wear sensor, it would seem that although my old sensor looked ok, it was actually missing a chunk of plastic that seems to wear down with the pad. When I replaced the pads I was assuming the sensor should look like the E46 one did, however I now know having bought a new one that the E90 one has a lump on the front which wears down with the pad and must help the computer gauge the mileage left in the pads.

With this replaced, I left the ignition on for a minute or 2, then went into the service reset as described, this time instead of leaving me with ______miles, it now says 24,000miles, and all the warnings disappeared except the Parking Brake light, which cleared after removing key and reinsterting.

Hope this helps somebody else at some point!

Cheers
Dave
(Happy 335d owner with no Dashboard warnings!!)
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By Dackelone on 08-14-2010, 05:43 AM
I put together a little DIY for our 1er's with photos. You might have a look-see.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415111
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By mikem on 08-20-2010, 06:08 PM
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I don`t have an E90 anymore guys (now have a Z4M and X3) but the sensors on the E9X cars wear down along with the pads (this is how the mileage is calculated) they don`t suddenly trigger below a critical point like the older models did. Hence the only way to not have to replace the sensors each time, is to zip tie them back when they`re new and then you can reset them `till your hearts content but obviously you have to monitor pad wear with your eyes, old school style.
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By Ch3ss on 08-26-2010, 10:53 PM
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very helpful thanks
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By MrDummy on 09-29-2010, 11:19 AM
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I didnt read a response to the question asked about clearing inspection code when you 1st put in the key fob.

Example I got my Vehicle inspection done yesterday for free and want to reset it now so it will be accurate but would like to know how exactly. I read all 7 pages and want to make sure I understand it correctly, I got the rest of the resets figured out pretty much.


Thanks,
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By dd330i on 10-02-2010, 05:49 PM
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today I purchased a microfilter at the dealership and asked the service dept how to clear the code afterwards. They said I will have to bring the car in and it will take up to 45 mins to clear the codes. I could barely contain my laugh...Went home, replaced my microfilter and cleared the code on my 330i. My next microfilter change is now due in 2012.
Thank mikem
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By ENINTY on 10-09-2010, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by dd330i View Post
today I purchased a microfilter at the dealership and asked the service dept how to clear the code afterwards. They said I will have to bring the car in and it will take up to 45 mins to clear the codes. I could barely contain my laugh...Went home, replaced my microfilter and cleared the code on my 330i. My next microfilter change is now due in 2012.
Thank mikem
I'm not trying to bust on you, but 45 minutes seems reasonable. The dealer is counting the time for the Tech to go find your car, hook it up to the GT1, do a full scan of every module in the car, then evalute the scan, then clear the fault codes in all the modules along with resetting the CBS, then clean up your car, and return it to you. It's not like they just go out to your car with a laptop and a BT scanner, plug in and reset the CBS. When I do that with my BT scan tool and scan all the modules it takes at least 20 minutes.
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By binaryagent on 10-09-2010, 10:59 PM
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Doesn't Work Anymore

I was regularly entering the service menu back in July but now it just flashes for a sec and then back to the previous display. I can hold it longer and get into the software version menu but the service menu won't show. They upgraded my software to combat a failed fuel pump so that has to be when it changed.

Anyone else with a recent software version able to get into the service menu?

UPDATE: I found it works but only when the car is running.
Last edited by binaryagent; 10-11-2010 at 08:06 AM.
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By WWM3 on 10-13-2010, 09:56 AM
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BT Cable

Can you reset the mileage until service and such with the BT cable?
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By MB330 on 10-17-2010, 10:33 PM
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very helpful thanks
+1! Just reset my service!
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By jguy on 11-14-2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi, great site!
Was wondering about something thats been troubling me for the last few days. I've have a 06 320D SE and recently had it serviced, oil, filters etc.. also new tyres and brake pads (genuine BMW pads+sensors). The service indicator car on a ramp has gone and the next service date is now Oct 2011, however the countdown mileage to service still shows 1400 miles to go instead of the usual 15000 when i get it serviced, is there anything i can do to reset the mileage?
Thank you!
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By konoplya on 11-22-2010, 12:04 PM
FYI you can get to the reset menu at any point even with the engine running (while car is standing and not driving obviously). i've tried it how OP says and then tried it with the engine running. you can do it either way.
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By danilloe90 on 11-26-2010, 12:09 PM
awesome, worked for me just fine
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By MrDummy on 12-03-2010, 05:40 PM
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Can you change and clear the code for the Microfilter when it is yellow but not red? I wanted to swap my filter and clear the code but dont want to mess anything up. So is it ok to reset code and swap BEFORE red light comes on???

Thanks for anyhelp guys...
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By whitelance78 on 12-04-2010, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dane12 View Post
Services reset problem

I have switch the spark plugs, with some news, and follow the complete description as written on the website, and it is true that it was reset to 100000km. But my problem is that it will not count down. What have I done wrong.
I am having same problem with Dane, my service counter for oil, aircon filter...all doesn't count down although the date and mileage is changed. Any kind soul can advice? Else i got to bring it to BMW workshop which I am sure will charge me alot of $$$$
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By MrDummy on 12-04-2010, 02:41 PM
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Has anyone changed MF when yellow? Or would it be best to wait until the red light comes on to clear the code?
Thanks
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By MrDummy on 12-06-2010, 08:46 AM
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Worked great so yes when light is yellow u can change filter and clear code.. thanks for this, just saved me $100 in labor.
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By emthreeboy on 04-08-2011, 12:03 PM
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does this work for -09 e92 m3? cool DIY though!
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By WallyF on 06-07-2011, 11:20 AM
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Rear Brake Reset Problem

mikem,

I followed this procedure and reset my rear brake warning indicator from 3400 miles to - 15,000. That s right; minus 15,000. Now I get a red service warning "Service Car on Lift" and the red "Brake" warning is on.

I drove the car around the block (0.7 miles) and the minus 15,000 dropped to minus 12,000. I was able to go back and retry after letting the "Service - Car on Lift" go out. It keeps resetting the mileage to minus 15,000.

Is this temporary until the OBC re-learns how the brakes wear? Or can it be set to the factory initial setting?

I changed out my rear pads on my 2006 325xi but did not change the wear sensor. Could this be the problem?

Any ideas?

wallyf
Last edited by WallyF; 06-07-2011 at 11:27 AM.
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By bmrcfreak on 06-07-2011, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by WallyF View Post
mikem,

I followed this procedure and reset my rear brake warning indicator from 3400 miles to - 15,000. That s right; minus 15,000. Now I get a red service warning "Service Car on Lift" and the red "Brake" warning is on.

I drove the car around the block (0.7 miles) and the minus 15,000 dropped to minus 12,000. I was able to go back and retry after letting the "Service - Car on Lift" go out. It keeps resetting the mileage to minus 15,000.

Is this temporary until the OBC re-learns how the brakes wear? Or can it be set to the factory initial setting?

I changed out my rear pads on my 2006 325xi but did not change the wear sensor. Could this be the problem?

Any ideas?

wallyf
Change your sensors as stated above on this page.
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By WallyF on 06-08-2011, 09:03 AM
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Sensor Replacement IS NECESSARY

Thanks for the help.

I replaced the brake sensor (BMW #34356789445) and was able to reset the computer to 31,000 miles. All of the red warnings went away.

So, if you want the E90 onboard computer (OBC) to function correctly when brake pads are replaced, the sensor must be replaced!!!

I measured the DC resistance of the new sensor and old sensor.
New sensor = 0.5 ohms
Old sensor = 450 ohms
So, as the sensor wears down, the resistance goes up. This is in contrast to the E46 sensor that is an open(infinite ohms) or short(zero ohms) situation.

I will write the author of the DYI and make sure the DYI is updated.

Wallyf
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