316 diagnostics socket cut off ???

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316 diagnostics socket cut off ???

Post by nyek7 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:39 am

Hi folks, I recently purchased a 88 e30 316, when I got the car the rev counter and temp gauge wasn't working, and the p/o ham wired in some after market temp gauge, I managed to take out the PCB board with the battaries out a spare set of clocks I got with the car an fit them to my original clocks, now I hav a working rev counter and service lights :) but when I went to reset the service lights, it looks like the diagnostics socket has been cut off and the wires taped up :| has any1 any idea why this would hav been done? And how can I reset my servis light? Thanks nye
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Re: 316 diagnostics socket cut off ???

Post by Yoshi » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:34 pm

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You're gonna have to find the wire print out for that socket and figure out what needs to do what to reset the service light. I thought it was just 2 wires and it resets the oil counter right?
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Re: 316 diagnostics socket cut off ???p

Post by M20_fever » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:01 am

yeah, same two wires for service and oil light, just touched together for different lengths of time. Pinout shoukd be here: ftp://filesharing.brasselerusa.com/E30/ under service manual.
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