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Service 1 and 2 Explained
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Service 1 and 2 Explained

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$50

Talent:

*

Tools:

Varies depending on service

Applicable Models:

BMW Z3 (1996-02)

Parts Required:

Service and maintenance parts, indicator reset tool

Hot Tip:

Store this in your owner's manual

Performance Gain:

Understanding your vehicle maintenance needs

Complementary Modification:

Use this article to modify service intervals

In this article, I'll explain Service 1 - 2, and what it means when servicing your BMW Z3. Service intervals and maintenance items are based on mileage driven, elapsed time since the last service, fuel usage, engine temperature and number of engine starts. This service schedule is a good guideline for maintaining your BMW Z3.

The service indicator is an illuminated bar in the instrument cluster (green arrow).
Figure 1

The service indicator is an illuminated bar in the instrument cluster (green arrow). It has five green, one yellow and one red LED. Above the LEDs the text OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION can be displayed. With the key in the ON position all of the green LEDs illuminate, once the engine is running, they will go out. As the vehicle is driven and time passes, the green LEDs slowly go away, finally getting to yellow, indicating a service is due. Depending on what is displayed along with the yellow light, the service will vary. OIL SERVICE indicates an oil service is due. After OIL SERVICE an INSPECTION service is due. Then an OIL SERVICE and so on. With each service, you will reset the indicator. If you delay performing a service, the red LED will illuminate, indicating an overdue service.

Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 are specific service requirements depending on the mileage and service indicated in your instrument cluster.
Figure 2

Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 are specific service requirements depending on the mileage and service indicated in your instrument cluster. Service Inspections go in order, for example, Inspection 1, then Inspection 2, then back to Inspection 1. Usually, Inspection 1 tasks are always performed, when you reach an Inspection 2, you perform the tasks related to an Inspection 1 and the additional Inspection 2 tasks. These service intervals are performed when INSPECTION is displayed on the cluster along with a yellow indicator (green arrow). The first Inspection 1 is usually around 30,000 miles and the first Inspection 2 is around 60,000 miles.

This photo shows page 1 of the inspection worksheet.
Figure 3

This photo shows page 1 of the inspection worksheet. Always double check to be sure these items apply to your vehicle. You can do that by checking a repair manual.

This photo shows page 2 of the inspection worksheet.
Figure 4

This photo shows page 2 of the inspection worksheet. Always double check to be sure these items apply to your vehicle. You can do that by checking a repair manual.

Once you perform the needed service, reset the service indicator.
Figure 5

Once you perform the needed service, reset the service indicator. For the 20 pin diagnostic plug (early) vehicle, remove the diagnostic plug cap. 

Then install a service reset tool and follow the supplied instructions on how to perform the reset.
Figure 6

Then install a service reset tool and follow the supplied instructions on how to perform the reset.

Turn off the ignition and place the vehicle in park or first gear (manual transmission).
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To reset late models without a 20 pin connector:
Turn off the ignition and place the vehicle in park or first gear (manual transmission). Set the parking brake. Shut driver door.
Press and hold the Odometer / Trip Reset (green arrow) button and turn the ignition to the ON position at the same time.
Continue holding the Odometer / Trip Reset button until the message center display reads OIL SERVICE, INSPECTION or RESET.
Release the button, then press and hold the button again until the message center display reads RESET or RE.
Release the Odometer / Trip Reset button completely, then press and release it once. The message center should display END SIA if the procedure was completed correctly. If the display does not read END SIA, repeat Steps 2 through 5.


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