How can I reset my BMW brake service light?

I recently got the brakes on my BMW fixed after seeing the warning light on. Now, almost a week later, the light is still there. How do you turn off the brake service light on a BMW?

Typically, mechanics must manually reset service indicator lights after working on a vehicle. It is not uncommon for this to be left undone.
Luckily, you can easily reset a BMW brake service light by following these easy steps:
  1. Put your car in accessory mode by turning the key once in the ignition or pressing the START button without pressing the brake pedal.
  2. Hold down the ODO button for five seconds and you should see a yellow triangle appear.
  3. Press this button a few more times until you see the symbol for front or rear brakes.
  4. Select the brakes you want to reset, then hold the ODO reset until you see the word RESET.
  5. Now release the button and hold it down again until the brake light disappears.
  6. The numbered miles should reset and show dashes instead, meaning you’re all set.
Now that you have turned off your brake service light, it’s important to take note if it pops up again. If it does, you will need to take your car in to be properly diagnosed and have the underlying issue repaired.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Jan 13, 2022
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

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