miemrich
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How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

My "orange" Service indicator came on and says "Service required 7/2016". I read on the internet how to reset the indicator but it does NOT work on my car.

Any idea how to reset? This vehicle is new and does not need the brakes taken care of.

Thank you.
Mike
jadnashuanh
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Is your car a new, 2014 MY? The brake service interval is based on the build date, not the date you bought it, even if it never was driven, brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be flushed to help prevent corrosion internally in the system.
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rtanov
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Have not tried it myself but found online:
1. Hit the on/off button without pressing the brake (should be in accessory mode)
2. Press and hold the trip odo reset button for ~10 sec. The display will say "reset possible"
3. Quick press the trip odo button to scroll through to whatever needs resetting
4. Long press the trip odo button; it'll say something like "reset?" Long press again to confirm
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miemrich
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Thank you. That worked fine.
ewaynek
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Mine says "Reset not possible"!

Any ideas?
Leasi3
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Is the car 2 years old?

If so, the brakes don't need servicing, but the brake fluid does need to be changed.

If you're in the US, it is included in the prepaid servicing that came with the car.
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ewaynek
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Yes, the service was done but the technician did not clear the notice.
rtanov
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

ewaynek wrote:Yes, the service was done but the technician did not clear the notice.
I was in the same situation - called the genius line and they told me only the dealer can do it. I took it to the dealer - the CA drove the car out and came back in in less that 2 min - not enough time to hook it up to any computer to reset, which made me think that there is some reset sequence like in other bimmers. I searched online and found the sequence I posted up but have not tried it as both my cars are current and don't want to risk messing them up.
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Pettersmart
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator on the i3?

Remember that the hardbrake have to be turn off .
FiremanDan2928
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Re: How to reset the Service Indicator "Vehicle Check" on the i3?

I understand the text but does it reset everything? I had the oil service and brake fluid service performed at the dealership. They wanted an additional $130 for a vehicle check. I told them the paperwork says courtesy vehicle inspection no charge??

Why is it that I have to pay for the service light to be reset? Does anyone know how gto reset the "Vehicle Check" light?

Much appreciation

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