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Andy
02-16-1999, 04:25 PM
Help!<br> I have a 1988 735i (87K miles) and changed the oil and filter ( Easiest car yet to do it on!) However, re setting the servive lights seems to be a problem. A mechanic friend of mine looked it up and the tech data he has is so very wrong, pin # 7 blue white wire, ck for 5 volts DC and hook up a non-powered test light, turn on ignition for 12 sec and all the green service lights will light up and it will be re-set. Well it don't work. Pin #7 is NOT a blue/wt wire and has 11vDC. Pin #20 is a wt/red wire and does have 5vDC. However I am reluctant to do this as I don't want to "blow up" anything!<p>Thanks! ( A shop did reset it for me free of charge, but they are using "the tool" to do it)

Andy
02-16-1999, 04:26 PM
<i>: Help!<br>: I have a 1988 735i (87K miles)Manf date 5/87 and changed the oil and filter ( Easiest car yet to do it on!) However, re setting the servive lights seems to be a problem. A mechanic friend of mine looked it up and the tech data he has is so very wrong, pin # 7 blue white wire, ck for 5 volts DC and hook up a non-powered test light, turn on ignition for 12 sec and all the green service lights will light up and it will be re-set. Well it don't work. Pin #7 is NOT a blue/wt wire and has 11vDC. Pin #20 is a wt/red wire and does have 5vDC. However I am reluctant to do this as I don't want to "blow up" anything!<p>: Thanks! ( A shop did reset it for me free of charge, but they are using "the tool" to do it)<p></i>

Padilla
02-16-1999, 11:05 PM
Hey Andy, I know where your coming from. The e23 and e32 7 series appear to be easy vehicles to do work on; however, you what make sure you do things right the first time.<br>If your looking for a reset tool of your own, Peake Research out of California makes a reset tool for all models of BMWs. Check out their website at http://peakeresearch.com The tool with case will run you about $56.<br>As far as manuals goes, check out http://www.allbmwparts.com/bmwpart/library.shtml<br>a three volume set not including electrical will run you about $145.<br>Both of these items will pay for themselves in no time.<br>I think you've found the best place on the web for 7 series professionals.<br>I hope this help.<p>regards,<br>Dorian<br>90 735iL 60K<br>

Padilla
02-16-1999, 11:11 PM
Andy, correction on the reset tool site.<br>It's http://www.peakresearch.com

Andy
02-18-1999, 10:43 AM
<i>: Andy, correction on the reset tool site.<br>: It's http://www.peakresearch.com<p></i>Thanks! I did get it reset yesterday from a friendly repair shop that did not charge me and he gave me the same info. They happen to be located in the same city I live!<br> -Andy

Andy
02-18-1999, 11:07 AM
<i>: Andy, correction on the reset tool site.<br>: It's http://www.peakresearch.com<p></i>no you were right the 1st time it"s: www.peakeresearch.com


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