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Service light reset procedures


The following Service Light Reset Procedures are published here as described by technicians working on these cars. We have not tested these procedures and cannot accept any responsibility for damage/costs incurred resulting from their use.

Service Light Reset Technical Information
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WARNING: Resetting your service light is not a remedy for servicing your vehicle. Only perform these procedures after an oil change/vehicle service and obey your manufacturer's suggested service intervals.

Procedures are available for the following manufacturers/models:

Manufacturer Models Years
Audi A2 2000 to 2005
A3 1996 to 1999
2000 to 2003
2003 to 2009
A4 1994 to 2001
2001 to 2007
A6 1996 to 2000
2000 to 2004
A8 1994 to 2004
TT 1999 to 2006
BMW All 2001 onwards
Citroen Most models
Fiat 500 2007 onwards
Panda 2004 onwards
Punto 2003 to 2006
Grande Punto 2005 to 2010
Punto Evo 2010 onwards
Ford Galaxy All
Renault Clio 2005 onwards
Espace Mk4 2003 onwards
Laguna II 2001 to 2007
Megane II 2002 to 2009
Scenic II 2003 to 2009
Trafic 2001 onwards
Twingo 2007 onwards
Vel Satis 2002 to 2009
Vauxhall Agila B 2008 onwards
Other passenger cars 1999 onwards
Movano 2007 onwards
Vivaro 2007 onwards
Volkswagen With digital odometer See models
Volvo S70 / V70 / C70 1998 to 2001
S80 1998
S80 1999 to 2000
XC70 2001

Audi A3 (1996-1999), A4 (1994-2001), A6 (1996-2000)

If the service is due on these vehicles, when the key is turned to position 2, one of the dashboard displays will show "Service INSP", "INSP1" or "INSP2" for Fixed interval services, and "SERVICE OEL / OIL" for the Oil Service interval.
The oil service reset procedure is as follows:
  • Start with the ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the button on the right side of the display while turning the ignition on (position 2)
  • "Service OEL / OIL" should be displayed
  • Release the button on the right
  • Pull out the button on the left side of the display until the service prompt is cleared
  • The display should now read ---
  • Release the button on the left
...then to access and reset the service information:
  • Push the button on the right briefly
  • "Service INSP" should show on the dash
  • Pull out the button on the left side of the display until the service prompt is cleared
  • The display should now read ---
  • Release the button on the left
  • Turn off the ignition

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Audi A2 (2000-2005), A3 (2000-2003), A6 2000 to 2004)

These models support both Fixed Interval and Flexible Interval (Long Life) servicing.

If your car is programmed for Flexible Interval servicing, you will need a diagnostic tool to reset the interval. We recommend the Ross-Tech VCDS package for this:

VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN PC Interface
Near dealer-level laptop based diagnostics for VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda cars from 1996 onwards.

For Fixed Interval servicing, you can use the following procedure:
  • Start with the ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the button on the right side of the display while turning the ignition on (position 2)
  • "SERVICE IN xxx Miles / Kilometres" or "SERVICE !" should be displayed on the dashboard
  • Release the button on the right
  • To reset on the existing service schedule, press and hold the button on the left side of the display until the NEW distance or time value appears
  • Release the button on the left
  • Turn off the ignition

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Audi A3 (2003-2009)

These models support both Fixed Interval and Flexible Interval (Long Life) servicing.

If your car is programmed for Flexible Interval servicing, you will need a diagnostic tool to reset the interval. We recommend the Ross-Tech VCDS package for this:

VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN PC Interface
Near dealer-level laptop based diagnostics for VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda cars from 1996 onwards.

For Fixed Interval servicing, you can use the following procedure:
  • Start with the ignition turned ON (position 2), but with the engine OFF
  • Pull out and hold the button on the right side of the display until "SERVICE" appears on the display
  • Release the button on the right, then within 5 seconds pull the button out and hold it again
  • Release the button when the display shows "- - -" or "SERVICE IN xxxx Miles / Kilometres, xxxx days"
  • Turn off the ignition

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Audi A4 (2001-2007)

These models support both Fixed Interval and Flexible Interval (Long Life) servicing.

If your car is programmed for Flexible Interval servicing, you will need a diagnostic tool to reset the interval. We recommend the Ross-Tech VCDS package for this:

VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN PC Interface
Near dealer-level laptop based diagnostics for VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda cars from 1996 onwards.

For Fixed Interval servicing, you can use the following procedure:

Below and to the right of the speedometer are three buttons - the right-hand button of these three is usually labelled "0,0", and the centre button labelled with a spanner/wrench symbol.
  • Start with the key in, but the ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the Spanner button, while turning the ignition on (position 2)
  • Release the Spanner button
  • "SERVICE" should now appear on the display
  • Press and hold the 0,0 button until the display shows "SERVICE IN xxxx Miles / Kilometres"
  • Release the 0,0 button, then turn off the ignition

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Audi A8 (1994-2004)

These models support both Fixed Interval and Flexible Interval (Long Life) servicing.

If your car is programmed for Flexible Interval servicing, you will need a diagnostic tool to reset the interval. We recommend the Ross-Tech VCDS package for this:

VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN PC Interface
Near dealer-level laptop based diagnostics for VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda cars from 1996 onwards.

For Fixed Interval servicing, you can use the following procedure:

Towards the bottom-right corner of the instrument cluster there should be a button labelled "0,0"
  • Start with the key in, but the ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the 0,0 button, while turning the ignition on (position 2)
  • Release the 0,0 button
  • "SERVICE" should now appear on the display
  • Press and hold the 0,0 button until the display shows "SERVICE IN xxxx Miles / Kilometres"
  • Release the 0,0 button, then turn off the ignition

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Audi TT (1999-2006)

These models support both Fixed Interval and Flexible Interval (Long Life) servicing.

If your car is programmed for Flexible Interval servicing, you will need a diagnostic tool to reset the interval. We recommend the Ross-Tech VCDS package for this:

VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN PC Interface
Near dealer-level laptop based diagnostics for VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda cars from 1996 onwards.

For Fixed Interval servicing, you can use the following procedure:
  • Start with the key in, but the ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the button on the right of the display, while turning the ignition one click (to position 1)
  • Release the button on the right
  • "SERVICE" should now appear on the display
  • Press and hold the button on the left of the display until it shows "SERVICE IN xxxx Miles / Kilometres"
  • Release the left button, then turn off the ignition

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BMW 2001 to current

  • Ignition Off (Position 0)
  • Press and Hold the trip odometer button while turning key to position 1 (ACCESSORY)
  • Keep the button depressed (about 5 secs.) until you see "Oil Service" or "Inspection" with "Reset" or "Re" in the display*
  • Press the button again and hold for approx. 5 secs. until "Reset" or "Re" flashes
  • While the display is flashing, briefly press the button again to reset the Service Interval. After the display has shown the new interval you should see "END SIA" for about 2 seconds

Note: that if the "Reset" or "Re" does not flash, then you have not met the minimum consumption level and cannot reset

*Note: On vehicles with "High" cluster, you will also see the amount of fuel (in litres) remaining until next service

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Citroen - most models

  • Start with the Ignition turned OFF
  • Press and hold the Trip Reset button on the instrument cluster
  • Turn the Ingition ON (position 2)
  • The service display should count down from 10 to 0 until reset
  • Release the Trip Reset and turn the Ignition OFF

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Fiat 500 (2007-present), Panda (2004-present), Punto (2003-2006), Grande Punto (2005-2010), Punto Evo (2010-present)

On models fitted with the computerised menu system, you can check the number of miles until the next service by choosing Menu > Service.

To reset the service light, you will need to use a diagnostic tool.
We recommend the excellent MultiECUScan package for this:

MultiECUScan Diagnostic Package
Advanced diagnostics for many Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia vehicles, at an amazing price.

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Ford Galaxy

  • With the ignition off, press the reset button under the mileage counter
  • Hold in reset button whilst turning the ignition on
  • After about 4 or 5 seconds (up to 30 seconds in some cases) the display should reset itself
  • Release the button and turn the ignition off
  • It may be necessary to repeat this process

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Renault Clio (2005-present), Espace 4 (2003-present), Laguna II (2001-2007), Megane II (2002-2009), Scenic II (2003-2009), Twingo (2007-present), Vel Satis (2002-2009)

On most Renault vehicles, if the dashboard displays "SERV" or "SERVICE", this is NOT the service indicator light, but the engine management fault light.
To diagnose faults on this light you will need a diagnostic tool, such as the Autel MD704:

MD704 Citroen, Peugeot & Renault Code Reader
Read fault codes from ALL systems on most Citroen, Peugeot and Renault cars from approx 1998 onwards.

The service light on these vehicles is usually a spanner / wrench symbol. To reset that indicator:

  • Turn the Ignition ON (position 2) but do not start the engine
    (On cars with keycard ignition, insert the card, then press and hold the start button for 5 seconds to turn on the dash cluster)
  • Press the button on the end of the wiper stalk repeatedly until the spanner symbol and miles to service appears on the display
    (Some models have 2 buttons, which cycle through the options in opposite directions - either button can be used in this case)
  • Press and hold the button
  • The display will now change to the new service interval and start flashing
  • Keep holding the button until the display stops flashing
  • Release the button

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Vauxhall Agila B (2008 onwards)

Fixed service reset:

  • Start with key in but Ignition OFF
  • Press and hold both buttons on the instrument cluster
  • Turn Ignition ON
  • Keep holding both buttons until the display changes from "InSP" flashing, to "- - - -"
  • Release the buttons
  • Turn Ignition OFF
  • Turn Ignition back ON to confirm

Oil Service Reset:

  • Turn the Ignition ON (position 2) but don't start the engine
  • Press and release the throttle pedal 3 times within 5 seconds
  • Turn Ignition OFF

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Vauxhall - Most passenger cars 1999 onwards

  • Start with key in but Ignition OFF
  • Press and hold Trip Reset button on the dash
    (on some models you may also need to depress the brake pedal)
  • Turn Ignition ON
  • Keep holding Trip Reset (and brake pedal) until the service indicator shows the appropriate interval
  • Release Trip Reset (and brake pedal)
  • Turn Ignition OFF
  • Turn Ignition back ON to confirm

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Renault Trafic (2001-present), Vauxhall Movano (2007- present), Vivaro (2007-present)

  • Turn the Ignition ON (position 2) but do not start the engine
  • Within 100 seconds of turning the key, press the accelerator pedal to the floor and hold it down
  • While still holding down the accelerator, press and release the brake pedal twice, then press it a 3rd time and hold it down
  • Release both pedals
  • Within around 10 seconds, the Oil Service warning light should turn off
  • Immediately Turn Ignition OFF, then within 3 seconds turn it back ON (position 2)
  • Turn Ignition back OFF to complete

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Volkswagen (with digital Odomoter)

The code on the mileage display when you start the car will read "IN01", "IN02" or similar. To remove this, use the following procedure (this should work on any VW with a digital odometer):

  • With the key out of the ignition find and press the odometer reset button (hold down)
  • Turn the ignition on (warning lights come on) wait about 10-15 sec until most or the lights are off (still pressing odometer reset button)
  • Turn ignition off (button still pressed) and remove the key
  • Release reset button
  • Interval should now be reset. If this is not the case, repeat the above procedure

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Volvo 1999-2000 - S / V / C70 Models

  • Press and Hold odometer reset button
  • Turn ignition switch to "run" position
  • After SRL flashes, release odometer reset button
  • Turn ignition off
  • Turn ignition back on to confirm reset

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Volvo 1998 - S80 Models

  • Turn ignition switch to position 1
  • Press and hold the odometer reset button
  • Turn ignition switch to position 2
  • Wait until service light blinks and then release odometer button

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Volvo 1999-2000 - S80 Models

  • Turn ignition switch to position 1
  • Press and hold "day counter reset button"
  • Turn ignition switch to position 2
  • Continue holding day counter for approx. 10 seconds
  • After SRL flashes, release day counter button
  • Should hear "beep-beep" to confirm command accepted

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Volvo 2001 - XC 70 Models

  • The following steps must be completed with no longer than 5 seconds between each step:
  • Make sure the trip meter is in T-1
  • Turn ignition key to position 1
  • Press and hold trip meter button until zero is shown
  • While still holding the trip meter, turn key to position 2
  • When original trip mileage returns, release the trip reset button
  • Turn key to off

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We are continuing to research these procedures and will add to or update this list as further information is found.

 
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