After another 2-3 seconds the oil-can symbol will appear. I would grab a repair manual. Once you are sure what item you want to reset and are confident of the sequence, then give it a go. Keep an eye on the oil as it drains. So that the battery, Oil and Parking brake lights are displayed. Alternatively just switch the ignition off and start again. I was changing my Micro-filter, but you can do it for all the things like oil changes and smogs and brake pads and such.
My garage owner says it is a time-based indicator. Get on with your bad self in that Bimmer. Working at the oil filter housing, remove the T40 Torx drain plug green arrows. Sit in the driver's seat. A small clock display will show as the reset is being performed.
Be sure to work with a cool engine and have a drain pan with a capacity of at least 10 liters. With the key in the off position, press and hold in the odometer reset button. Most E60s I see no longer have the doors. Repeat step one , press start button, without foot on break, so all the warning lights come on again. If you want to reset the Oil, Microfilter or Brake Pad indicators then you will need to follow the same sequence as steps 1 and 2 above, but when you get to step 3 and the brake Fluid icon appears, just release the button and press again and the next service item will appear. If this happens just switch off the ignition and start again.
If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. It's the same for back up lights, turn signals, and tail lights. Start the engine and confirm that the oil warning light goes out. Release the odometer button briefly and press again straight away which brings up a picture of the Brake Fluid symbol same as the one that the i-drive shows when you look at the Service menu. The oil filter is available off the shelf at advance auto parts.
It will show up in between the speedometer and the tach. The particle filter is there as well. What year was this done on? November 29, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Checking engine oil on vehicles without a dipstick: To check the oil level on vehicles without a dipstick all New Generation engines , navigate the iDrive screen to Info Source then to Service Info, then to Status. The stream of oil will move and there is a chance it will miss the drain pan. Start the engine and confirm that the oil warning light goes out. Modern multiviscosity oils are designated with a high and a low range. To switch between service icons, quickly release and press the odometer button until the desired icon comes up.
It will show up in between the speedometer and the tach. Follow these directions very closely 1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle. The lever was stiff even in just cool weather. You can continue releasing and pressing the button until the required service item icon appears for the one you want to reset. Mostly this can be ignored if the engine has been serviced but it is reckoned some management systems reduce the power output of the engine if the brain continues thinking it needs a service. I've tried this about 5 times on my 2007 530 and I can't get it to work.
Firstly with the ignition switched on, set the odometer trip meter back to zero by pushing it once. Using a small flathead screwdriver, remove the O-ring from the oil filter cover. If you hold the button too long, about 10 seconds, the system will go into an internal coding mode. It will show up in between the speedometer and the tach. Sit in the drivers seat, close the door, and buckle your seatbelt.
Then torque the oil filter cover to 25 Nm 18 ft-lb. He then tried to sell me a service diagnostic tool of some sort for hundreds of dollars that allows you to reset the codes. From years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. Quickly press the odometer reset button, and hold it for 5-10 seconds until an exclamation point, or icon for different service comes up. Just release the button and press again and the next service item will appear.