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This guide provides instructions on how to reset the BMW brake fluid level warning message.

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bmw brake fluid light service statusBMW brake fluid service warning comes on if you have not changed the brake fluid at the recommended interval. The round light, half-full, reminds you to perform brake fluid service. The light may also come on if the brake fluid level is low.

IMPORTANT! You must perform BMW brake fluid service before performing this procedure



  • BMW brake service reminder
  • Service symbol on dash and iDrive
  • Brake Fluid Service Required under Vehicle Status


The following method uses the Trip Odometer Reset button shown on the instrument cluster. It does not require any scanner or special tools.

  1. Turn on ignition. Insert your key into the ignition. On older BMW models, turn the key two clicks. On newer models, press and hold the START button without pressing the brake pedal. All your dash lights will turn on. The engine should not be started.turn on bmw ignition


  2. Wait a few seconds for any warning messages to clear.
  3. Press and hold the Odometer Reset on the instrument cluster.BMW BRAKE FLUID WARNING MESSAGE RESET BUTTON
  4. While you hold the ODOmeter Reset button, a small triangle will display on the dash. Continue holding the Reset button until you see the Oil Symbol or Microfilter Symbol. bmw brake fluid service menu reset
  5. Now you have entered the Service Menu. Here you can reset any BMW CBS Service Reminder. Since we are interested in resetting the BMW brake fluid warning, you press the Reset button until the brake reservoir symbol is displayed. You can also change between items using the +/- on the cluster or the Check button on the steering column brake fluid service warning reset
  6. Next, press and hold the Odo Reset button for about 5 seconds. "Reset?" message will display on the reset brake service reminder light warning
  7. Release the button, then press and hold again. After another five seconds, the reset will be completed. The light should change from Red to Yellow. "Reset?" should change to OK or Reset.

If you are not successful in resetting the BMW Brake Service light using the reset instructions using the steps above, we strongly recommend checking for instructions on the owner's manual.

The instructions provided above will help owners of 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, X1, X3, X5 series.

How to Reset BMW Brake Service Reminder using a Scan Tool

An alternative method to reset the BMW brake fluid warning message is to use an OBD2 scanner.

A BMW OBD2 scanner will allow you to reset many services and diagnose BMW problems from various modules.

Reset BMW brake fluid service reminder with Foxwell for BMW Scanner

RessetBMW brake service warning with Autel MaxiDAS Scanner

BMW brake fluid light reset with Carly for BMW

What tips or tricks did you use to reset your BMW brake fluid service reminder? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

If your BMW brake fluid level drops below the MIN level, you may need to Add BMW Brake Fluid. The next step is to reset the BMW brake fluid using these instructions.

BMW Brake Fluid Service Warning Light Reset This guide provides instructions on how to reset the BMW brake fluid level warning message.