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Oil Reset Procedure: BMW 325xi 2001-2006

Oil Reset Procedure BMW 325xi 2001-2006

Oil Reset Procedure for BMW 325xi 2001-2006



Simple to follow oil reset procedure for BMW 325xi for the year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.



BMW 325xi oil reset procedure for the year 2001 -2005

1. Turn ignition off.

2. Press and hold “TRIP ODOMETER” button and turn ignition to “ACCESSORY 1”.

3. After 5 seconds, “OIL SERVICE RESET (RE)” or “INSPECTION RESET (RE)” will display. Release button.

4. Press and hold button again.

5. After 5 seconds, “RESET” will flash. Release button.

6. Press button once more. New interval is displayed.

7. Press and hold button again, after 5 seconds “RE” or “RESET” will flash, release button.

8. Turn ignition off.


BMW 325xi oil reset procedure for the year 2006

1. Turn ignition to Terminal 15, which is one turn of the key or one press of the START/STOP button.

2. Press and hold the SET/RESET button on the instrument cluster for 10 seconds. The upper display will be illuminated with a service item. The lower display will indicate the remaining time or mileage left for the service item. Pressing the button repeatedly will allow the display to scroll through all of the condition based service items.

3. Press and hold the SET/RESET button again and the lower display will indicate “OK” or “DUE”. Pressing the SET/RESET button again will allow the “RESET” to appear in the lower display for that service. Releasing and reapplying the button one more time will reset the service displayed in the upper window only.

4. Turn ignition off.




About BMW 325xi

The E46 was available in sedan, coupé, convertible, wagon (marketed as “Touring”), and hatchback body styles (marketed as “3 Series Compact”).

Satellite navigation, electronic brake-force distribution, rain-sensing wipers, and LED tail-lights were all introduced to the 3 Series with the E46 generation. All-wheel drive, which was previously only available in the E30 3 Series, was reintroduced for the E46. It was available for the sedan/wagon models 325xi and 330xi. The E46 was the first 3 Series to be equipped with a variable valve lift engine (“valvetronic”).

The E46 M3 was powered by the S54 straight-six engine and came in coupé and convertible body styles (other than that, it was powered with the M52 or M54 in non-M3 cars). There were two transmission options: a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed “SMG-II” sequential manual gearbox.

A sequential manual transmission is unsynchronized, allowing the driver to select either the next gear (e.g., shifting from first to second gear) or the previous gear (e.g., shifting from third to second gear), via electronic paddle-shifters mounted behind the steering wheel or a sequential shifter. This restriction prevents the driver from inadvertently selecting the wrong gear, but it also prevents the driver from deliberately “skipping” gears. Dog clutches (rather than synchromesh) allow for faster shift speeds than a conventional manual transmission.

On a sequential manual transmission, the shift lever activates a ratchet mechanism that converts the shift lever’s fore-and-aft motion into rotation of a selector drum (also known as a barrel) with three or four tracks machined around its circumference. The tracks either directly or indirectly guide the selector forks. The tracks deviate around the circumference, and the selector forks are moved as the drum rotates to select the required gear.

A sequential manual transmission should not be confused with a “sequential” shifting function found on hydraulic automatic transmissions marketed as “Tiptronic” or “SportShift.” This function allows the driver to select the previous or next gear by using buttons or a lever (typically located near the gear shifter or steering wheel); however, the transmission’s mechanicals are unrelated to a true sequential manual transmission.

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