How to Reset BMW 328i Computer? Step by Step

Vehicle engine scanning is a very helpful process to find problems in the engine and show possible causes behind that problem. When your engine finds any problem in the vehicle, it shows one code. That code stays till you fix that. But sometimes, the code or service light stays even after you fix the problem.

In that situation, you need to reset the engine computer. In today’s article, we will help the BMW 328i users to reset their BMW computer. That means we will learn how to reset BMW 328i computer. The process will be step-by-step to make it easy for you.

How to Reset BMW 328i Computer
How to Reset BMW 328i Computer

Can You Reset BMW 328i Computer?

The process of resetting the BMW 328i computer is very simple. It does not require any tool or equipment. You just need to use the resources that you find on the vehicle. Those are enough to reset the computer. The following process has a complete guideline. If you can follow all those steps then you will be able to reset the BMW 328i computer. This is very easy to do. I hope you will understand everything. So yes you can reset the BMW 328i computer.

How to Reset BMW 328i Computer?

If you find any issue with your engine and the service light is on. But you solved all issues but steel there is light. So, the solution is you have reset the computer of BMW 328i to remove the light and make the computer fresh. Follow the following process to understand how to reset BMW 328i computer.

Step 1: Turn the Ignition Key 

The first step of this process is turning on the ignition key. You have to turn on the key only, not the engine. That means you can not start the engine. You just have to turn the key to the “on” position.

Step 2: Press and Release the Brake Pedal

After you have done the first step successfully, you have to concentrate on the 2nd step. In this step, you have to press and release the brake pedal a few times. After pressing and releasing the brake pedal, you have to give 2 to 5 seconds of break. This process continues for three or five times.

Step 3. Turn Off and On the Ignition Key to the Accessory Position

After the previous step is done, you have to turn off the ignition key. Then again you have to turn on, this time turn on the ignition key to the accessory position. In this position, you will find all the lights are on and the radio is also on.

Step 4: Press and hold the “Trip” button

In this step, you have to press the “Trip” button of your vehicle. You will find this button on the instrument panel. After pressing the button you have to hold it for a few seconds. Then you will find the red light coming on on the screen. That means you have to release the button now.

You should continue this process for one more time. This time, you will see the “Reset” message appear on the screen. That means the process is done. Your BMW 328i computer is reset.

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How to Reset Computer 2008 BMW 328i?

We show the complete process of how to reset BMW 328i computer. But if you want to know how to reset BMW 328i 2008 computer then it will not cause you tension. Because the process shown in the above section is the same as the 2008 version of BMW 328i. If you can follow the process in the case of your vehicle then you will be able to reset that very easily.

How to Reset a BMW Computer After a Battery Change?

Ans: The resetting process of BMW computer after a battery change is similar to the process we show you in this article. But if you want, we can tell you all the steps again.

First of all, you have to turn the ignition on.

Then you have to press and hold and the “Trip” button. You have to hold the button for 5 seconds. Then you have to do this again. In this process, it will be able to reset BMW computer after a battery change.


That was all about resetting the BMW 328i computer. If you also find any service light on in case of your BMW 328i and you solve all the problems but still there is service light on then you may follow this process. This will help you to avoid the service light and reset your vehicle’s computer. There are other articles on our website related to engine and vehicle problems. You may read those articles too.

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