When Craig discovered his local BMW dealer charges $50 to reset the oil change indicator light on his 1999 BMW 528i, he did what any good engineer would do: He built his own reset tool. The simple, money-saving tool is essentially a wire with a pin on one end, a clip on the other, and a resistor in the middle. He simply attaches the clip to a proper ground point in the engine compartment and inserts the pin into the diagnostic or data link connectors and voila-lights out!
DIY Indicator Light Reset
|Amt||Part Description||Allied Part #|
|18 in.||14 gauge wire||650-4501|
|1||470V 0.5W resistor||296-6410|
|Additional parts required: BMW male pin for
either a 20-pin or 15-pin diagnostic connector