BMW 525i service light reset

//BMW 525i service light reset

BMW 525i service light reset


Today I had a call asking how much I would charge to reset the oil/service light on a BMW 525i 2001 (E39) as the garage who serviced it had not done this, I know that some companies charge between £25 and £45 pounds to do this.

The good news is you can do it yourself as i explained to the car owner.

Here is how:

With the ignition off.

Press and Hold the trip meter button,

keep held in and turn ignition to position 1 this is  the first click the one before the ignition lights come on

Keep the button pressed in for about 5 seconds until you see “Oil Service” or “Inspection” with “Reset” or “Re” in the display.

(On vehicles with “High” cluster, you will also see the amount of fuel in litres remaining until next service).

Quikly release and Press the button again now hold for a further 5 seconds or until “Reset” or “Re” flashes.

While this display is flashing,quickly release and press the button again to reset the Service Interval.

After the display has shown the new service interval you should see END SIA” for about 2 secs.

Please note this procedure should only be used after you car has been serviced and i would qeustion any company who is unable to reset the

service/oil light either using diagnostic equipment or using this method after they have have serviced a vehicle.



By |2011-11-30T17:27:38+00:00November 24th, 2011|Service Light Reset|2 Comments

About the Author:

+richard pearce is a mobile car mechanic based in sittingbourne kent


  1. car service June 26, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    That’s bound to save plenty of money. Thanks for the tip. Now you can simply change the oil yourself and reset it

    • admin July 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the comment,
      Glad you found it helpful


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