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BMW Service Reset Tools

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you need an R5/FCX!
Has your BMW ever stalled, been slow to start, idled poorly or hesitated during acceleration? Has the Engine light (also known as the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light) come on when everything seemed fine? Have you ever received a costly repair bill and wondered if the repairs and charges were legitimate?

Without the R5/FCX scan-reset tool from Peake Research, you may be forced into accepting what the repair/service center tells you and charges you. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what's wrong before you bring your BMW in for a repair? Or, better yet, if you're handy with tools you can avoid the repair shop altogether- run your own diagnostic and fix the problem yourself! That is, if your car even needs a repair. Read on..

What is the Engine light trying to tell me?
The BMW Engine light can mean any number of things. Sometimes it's alerting you to the real need for a repair, so the Engine light is something you should never ignore. But quite often it is merely indicating one of the many, simple (top off your coolant, loose gas cap or oil cap) type problems. Imagine paying a hundred dollars to a repair shop to tighten your radiator cap and reset the Engine light. Without the R5/FCX, you're stuck staring at your Engine light until you're in the mood to see the mechanic who can reset it.

Are you starting to see that the R5/FCX makes lot's of financial sense? There's more..

Routine Maintenance Lights
As an added benefit, the R5/FCX includes the ability to reset the oilservice and inspection, routine maintenance lights, and the maintenance mileage. countdown indicator. Considering that an oilservice for a BMW can sometimes equal the price of the R5/FCX, this feature alone is worth the price of the R5/FCX.

Indispensable for Mechanics and BMW owners:

  • compact size
  • Very easy to use
  • inexpensive
  • available for any BMW from 87 to 2007*.
  • durable enough to withstand daily use by professional mechanics.

According to our toughest critics (BMW mechanics), we have succeeded with flying colors! At this price, every mechanic can afford at least one.


R5/FCX3 - Engine Scan/Reset for BMWR5/FCX3 - Engine Scan/Reset for BMW
Displays all BMW-factory engine fault codes; allowing you to do your own engine diagnostic! A big step up from "generic" code readers.
Resets the "Check Engine" and "Service Engine Soon" lights.
Resets the Oil Service - Inspection lights & service mileage.
Very easy to use
Low cost
Includes complete instructions, code booklet and high-quality zippered storage case.
Available in three plug configurations (20 pin, 16 pin, and 20+16pin for mechanics)to suit your application. Only a few 1987-1990 models have some compatibility issues.
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Note: Fits most BMW models from 1987 to 2007. An adapter may be needed for your model year. Please see our adapters below to see if one is needed.

Selecting the proper R5/FCX3 engine tool

Select BMW Model Year: 
R5/SRS - Airbag Scan/Reset for BMWR5/SRS - Airbag Scan/Reset for BMW
Displays all Airbag fault codes, tells you what's wrong.
Resets the "SRS" "Airbag" Light.
Very easy to use
Low cost
Includes instructions, code booklet and plastic storage case.
Note: Fits most BMW models from 1994 to 2002. An adapter may be needed for your model year. Please see our adapters below to see if one is needed. Indispensable for Mechanics, Racers, Installers, Tuners!
The BMW airbag light is something that every installer, mechanic, racer and tuner will eventually face. The removal of interior components such as the seat, steering wheel, ECUs, parts of the wiring harness, etc... will cause the airbag light to come on. And it stays on, until a tool is used to reset it. Until now, the only solutions were a trip to the dealer, which will always costs you time and money, or the purchase of a very costly scan and reset tool. With The low cost, Peake Research R5/SRS, you simply read the code, look up the code in our code book, make sure you know exactly why the airbag light is on, fix the problem, then reset it. That simple. Examples of common situations that cause the airbag/SRS light:
A loose connector Alarm Installation Stereo Installation Seat removal Seat upgrade
Seat belt replacement Steering Wheel removal Steering Wheel upgrade Fuse Removal A corroded connector
Unplugged Wiring harness Body Work Engine compartment work
BMW Owners:
Has your airbag (SRS) light ever come on unexpectedly? Have you been driving around ignoring the SRS light? Do you know exactly why your SRS light came on (i.e. you triggered it while installing an alarm/stereo/steering wheel/seat) but you have no way to reset it? Are you tired of relying on someone else to get the SRS light reset? Yes? Then the R5/SRS was made for you!

Wouldn't it be great to have a good idea of what's wrong before you go in for a repair? Or, better yet, if it's a minor problem, like when racers swap in a racing seat and trigger the airbag light, you can scan it, fix it, and reset it yourself!

What is the SRS light trying to tell me?
The BMW SRS light can mean any number of things from serious to minor. Sometimes it's alerting you to the real need for a repair of a broken part, but sometimes it is merely indicating that a circuit critical to proper SRS operation was temporarily disconnected (i.e. while you were installing a stereo, alarm, racing seat or steering wheel). Without the R5/SRS, it's anyone's guess. You're stuck staring at your SRS light light until you have time to go pay someone to diagnose and reset it.

Are you starting to see that the R5/SRS makes lot's of sense? There's more.

Safety - Priority #1 :
Some people unwisely ignore the Airbag warning light. Doing so puts them and their passengers at unnecessary risk. Taking immediate action is the only wise choice. The Peake Research R5/SRS can quickly help you determine the general nature of the problem; and while many SRS system repairs are not recommend for those without the proper tools and training, you will at least have information to help you make intelligent choices about what action to take. Plus, you will enjoy the ability to talk intelligently to your repair technician!

1. Never use the R5/SRS to reset the Airbag light without first checking and understanding the code.
2. Always disconnect the main car battery before servicing or repairing the SRS/Airbag system.
3. Never service, repair or troubleshoot your Airbag/SRS system while a person is in the car. This includes use of the R5/SRS or any other SRS related tool.
4. Keep your head and body at least 24 inches from any airbag while servicing, repairing or troubleshooting the SRS system. This includes use of the R5/SRS or any other SRS related tool.
5. Always double check your repair by driving the car over 15 MPH and then re-checking the code.
6. Many repairs to malfunctioning or damaged SRS hardware require proper training and equipment and should not be attempted otherwise.
7. Read entire R5/SRS Owners Manual before use.

R5/SRS: 1994-2000*

Known Incompatibilities:

- Our SRS/Airbag tool compatibility falls off sharply around mid 2002. Flagship BMWs, such as the 7 series, are the least likely to be compatible.

-We have received reports of a "perpetual" 01 code on the model year 2000, 323i.

Our SRS/Airbag tool is not compatible with any BMW built before 1994.

Selecting the proper R5/SRS airbag tool

Please Select: 
R5/FCX-II and R5/SRS AdaptorR5/FCX-II and R5/SRS Adaptor for 2001 thru 2007 BMW Models
Adapts R5/FCX-3 and 'SRS past year 2000.
Note: Included in R5/FCX-3-U & R5/SRS-U kits.
Will not work on older R5/FCX or R5/BM20

R5 Basic Oil Service Inspection Tool for BMWR5 Basic Oil Service Inspection Tool for BMW
This low cost tool resets the Oil Service light on BMWs from 1988 to 2000.

Super easy to use: If you were able to visit this website, then you are more than capable of using the R5. It's easier than pumping your own gasoline! It takes 15 to 20 seconds to reset your oil/maintenance lights. The perfect tool for a lube shop technician with an occasional need to reset an older BMW's oil reminder light.

Very affordable:
The R5 Reset tool is quite inexpensive: At $49.95, we offer a tool that fits the specific year BMW (1982 - 1999). If you're a lube shop technician and need coverage of most models between 82-1999, we also offer a two piece universal reset tool kit for $67.90

Note: To reset service lights beyond 1999 you will require the R5/FCX-3 Scan and reset tool.

Tested and warrantied: Every unit shipped since 1989 has been fully tested to assure proper reset characteristics, and above all, to preserve the proper operation of your BMW's internal electronics. Warranty is ninety days P&L.

Select Type "A" connector for the R5 reset tool. It is compatible with the 15/16-pin BMW connector used from 1982 to 1987.

Select Type "B" connector for the R5 reset tool. It is compatible with the 20-pin BMW connector used from 1988 to 1999.

Select Connector Type: 
R5 Basic Service Tool With A/B Universal KitR5 Basic Service Tool With Universal A/B Connectors
The R5 Basic Service Tool with universal A/B connector resets the oil service light. It is compatible with both the 15-pin and the 20-pin BMW connector sockets. Works on all years and models up to 2000. The A/B universal R5 tool includes 2 pieces as depicted.


R5/FCX Adaptor for Pre-1987 BMW ModelsR5/FCX Adaptor for Pre-1987 BMW Models
This adapter allows the use of the R5/FCX to reset the service light on BMW's built prior to the 1987 model year.


Protective Storage Case For R5 Service ToolProtective Storage Case For R5 Service Tool
This sturdy storage case will hold most of the service tools. Included free with R5/FCX and R5/SRS. Only available in black.
Note: Case for R5/FCX-II-16 is a high-quality textile zipper case..


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