How to Reset Oil on a BMW

Written by david clair
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Most BMW vehicles are equipped with an oil life monitoring system that alerts the driver when it determines it is time for the oil to be changed. After the oil change service has been completed, the oil service reminder needs to be reset so the computer can accurately track the correct interval until the next oil change. Most BMW dealers will reset the system if they change the oil. If you change the oil yourself, you can manually reset the oil reminder system.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn the ignition switch to "OFF."

  2. 2

    Press and hold the odometer reset button, located beneath the trip odometer on the instrument panel.

  3. 3

    Turn the ignition switch to "ON" without starting the engine.

  4. 4

    Release the trip odometer reset button after the word "Reset" appears on the instrument panel display.

  5. 5

    Press and hold the trip odometer button until the word "Reset" flashes on and off.

  6. 6

    Press and release the trip odometer button to confirm the reset.

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