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Dash Lights Help

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by whitey, Nov 22, 2012.

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    [Nov 22, 2012]
    Morning,

    can anypne tell me how to get the service dash warning light off and the little spanner icon for a service?

    Had it done at an independant but its not been reset so need to do it, wifes been driving round with it on for over a week now and failed to mention it to me :blush:

    Much appreciated

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    [Nov 22, 2012]
    From the hand book:-

    Ignition on, pull right button on speedo, SERVICE shows. Pull it again and hold until SERVICE IN ----KM---DAYS is shown. Pull the button again within 5 seconds.
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    [Nov 22, 2012]
    Your a star pal.

    Thank you!
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    [Nov 25, 2012]
    sorry for dealy but only just remembered myself to do this!

    tried but doesnt work any ideas?

    the small white spanner still there and saying service due when turn off and on.

    when i pull the button, it changes to service was due etc then goes to oil due etc. tried all manner of ways and nothing. still there??
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    Gizmo68 VCDS owner in Kent VCDS Map User

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    [Nov 25, 2012]
    VCDS will do it easily if you are failing to do it with the buttons.

    Take it back to the independent for them to finish the job off.
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    [Nov 25, 2012]
    Had the same with mine they reset it wrong so took it back with vcds takes 30 secs
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    [Nov 25, 2012]
    sorry, whats vcds?

    thanks
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    [Nov 25, 2012]
    A cable which plugs into your car and accesses all the electronic modules so they can be set and/or re-programmed.

    It is specifically used for VAG vehicles and many members on here own one.

    The software is downloaded from the RossTech website (the software developers and licencing authority) and the info is decoded by the chip/s in the plug at the car end of the cable.

    About £250 if you.re interested in buying one !
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    [Nov 26, 2012]
    cheers, ill pass on buying one as no point in 250 to turn some dashlights off once lol

    is there anywhere i can take it or any members have one who could help in or around manchester?

    thanks
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    [Nov 26, 2012]
    Whitey - you've been a member long enough to know how to contact owners of vcds !!!

    VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum

    Enlarge the map, click on a flag near you and PM the lucky winner !!
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    [Nov 28, 2012]
    true, however as you can see from my post frequency i hardly ever come on aside from to lurk and admire some of the cars, so to be honest i had no idea you could do that!

    that said, thank you very much i shall follow your link and see who can help me!

    cheers.
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