that little recessed button on the instrument cluster

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Larry, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I am trying to figure out what that recessed button does on the far
    right of the instrument cluster of my '91 240. It runs through a
    conduit behind the cluster to the back of the speedometer. The button
    is recessed, so I presume it is not for mere mortals to push, but is
    reserved for the high priests of the repair shop. My manual says
    nothing about it, in fact, it is not even visible in the diagrams of
    the manual.

    What the....?

    Larry
     
    Larry, Jul 30, 2005
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  2. Larry

    James Sweet Guest

    It resets the Service light that comes on every 5000 miles to remind you to
    change the oil.
     
    James Sweet, Jul 30, 2005
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    David Taylor Guest

    It resets the Service light that comes on every 5000 miles to remind you to
    Interesting, in the UK it's 10,000 miles.

    The oil companies sure do love you guys! :)

    David.
     
    David Taylor, Jul 30, 2005
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  4. Larry

    Steve Guest

    And I bet it's imperial miles too!
    :)

    You know for 20-30 bucks it makes me feel so much better....
    The shrink is >100 too
     
    Steve, Jul 30, 2005
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  5. Larry

    James Sweet Guest

    It may be 10K, I don't really know, I've always just removed the bulb since
    I change oil a bit more frequently and find that if people go by the light
    they don't even check their oil between it coming on.
     
    James Sweet, Jul 31, 2005
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  6. Larry

    David Taylor Guest

    And I bet it's imperial miles too!
    Psst, they're the same ;)
     
    David Taylor, Jul 31, 2005
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  7. Larry

    brackenburn Guest

    Hi David,

    Here in Canada it's 16 000 Kilometres (at least for the later 240's) which
    is about 10 000 miles. Even so........... the oil companies don't love us.
    Their fuel prices have sky-rocketed (relatively speaking!).

    Andy I.

    | >
    | > Interesting, in the UK it's 10,000 miles.
    | >
    | > The oil companies sure do love you guys! :)
    | >
    | > David.
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    brackenburn, Aug 1, 2005
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  8. Larry

    Steve Guest

    But who is paying the money?
    Take a look, who is doing better now then pre Bush II?

    Weapons makers
    Mercenaries (outsourced contractors, sorry)
    Drug companies
    Bankers
    Oh! and one other...

    Oil companies--their profits are up, and everyone is happy--if you have oil
    stock!

    The silver lining is that this is the crisis that will at last start the US
    changing our energy policies.

    I might say big deal, 10 or 20 bucks a week more for fuel--and lets be
    honest that's all it is if you do not drive too much (12-15,000 miles a
    year)
    it's still enough to hurt a bit and gee its one factor leading to my buying
    a used Volvo for 2-3000 bucks rather then a new whaever to 30 large that I
    might not want 8 or 10 years down the road, but which will be a big loss if
    new technology renders low MPG cars less desirable.

    The 06 330i is said to get in the 30's on the road. With some minor
    sacrifice I think Tokyo, Germany, Korea and the minor producers like Detroit
    can get 15-20% more MPG's. Tires to roll easier rather then to impress
    kids, less torque and HP, more cylinder deactivation (since engines are most
    efficent going flat out a 4 cyl might be able to lose 2 cyl during 60 MPH
    flat road steady state cruise, and a 6 surely could lose 3!

    It's going to take 30 years for wind, solar, biomass etc to make much of
    adent, but they will in time--GE does not invest in markets going nowhere!
     
    Steve, Aug 1, 2005
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    geotek Guest

    All of that from a question about a little button....
     
    geotek, Aug 1, 2005
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  10. Larry

    z Guest

    I thought the service reset button was on the back of the speedo.
     
    z, Aug 1, 2005
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  11. Larry

    James Sweet Guest

    It depends on the year and model, old 240's have it in a separate box, the
    newer ones have it in the front of the cluster, some years may have it on
    the back of the speedo but you might be thinking of a different car, my Ford
    had it on the back of the speedo.
     
    James Sweet, Aug 2, 2005
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  12. Larry

    User Guest

    Actually it's a little lever. The button on the front is one end of a
    flexible rod that runs in a tube; the other end of which pushes up
    against the lever to reset the Service Reminder Light counter.

    Bob
     
    User, Aug 12, 2005
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