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How to Reset My BMW X5

Updated July 19, 2017

Your BMW X5 is equipped with an on-board monitoring system that tells you when the vehicle is due for engine service and oil changes. If you perform your own maintenance and do not bring it to the BMW dealer for service, you will need to reset these indicator lights by yourself. Use a BMW fault code and reset tool to turn off the indicator lights and bring your instrument panel back to a normal state.

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  1. Locate the diagnostic port located under your X5's steering wheel.

  2. Plug the reset tool into the diagnostic port and allow it to turn on automatically.

  3. Press the "Reset" button on the diagnostic tool to make the tool flash your BMW's diagnostic system and clear the service indicator lights.

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Things You'll Need

  • Fault code
  • Reset tool

About the Author

Chester Rockwell

Chester Rockwell began his professional writing career in 2003, as a beat writer for local publications and an analyst for market research firms. His writing in business and efforts as a publicist have been recognized in outlets such as Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, "WIRED" and "BusinessWeek," among other publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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