1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Service Display Reset

A3Tomlin Sep 30, 2011

  1. A3Tomlin

    A3Tomlin Drive it like you stole it

    66
    0
    6
    Hi guys,

    I know this must come up a lot, but I've been Googleing and running out to my car for the past hour and a half... I'm trying to reset the "SERVICE" display which comes up (along with some beeps) every time I start the car. I've just serviced it myself, assuming I'd be able to reset it using the dash buttons as described in the Haynes manual (book of lies).

    My car is a 2002 (52) Audi A3 1.8T Sport 8L. The dash has two buttons; left one is clock adjuster (it can be pulled, pushed and rotated a quarter turn left or right) and the right one is trip reset (which can only be pushed, NOT pulled or rotated).

    So far I have tried:

    Switch the car off > Press & hold right button > Switch ignition on (but not start it) - Nothing happens.

    Switch car off > Press & hold right button > Rotate left button clockwise - Nothing happens

    Switch car off > Press & hold both buttons > Switch ignition on - Nothing happens

    Switch car off > Pull left button > Nothing happens


    I really hope someone might have the answer to this because I'm about ready to blow my brains out! It was supposed to save me a bit of money servicing it myself, but it'll be a total waste if I need to go get it done at a garage so they can reset the light with Vagcom ='(

    Cheers all,

    Andy
     
  2. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

    1,740
    78
    48
    Hi mate put the gun down lol sadley i do think its a vag com issue, try askin a local garage to turn it off as it should be a 2min job. Id suggest its worth goin the garage just to get the stamp in the book as re- sale will be harder without fsh.
     
  3. A3 T

    A3 T Lord Of The Rings

    1,077
    15
    38
    I've just had to reset mine using vagcom...

    Ill see if i can find the steps for you ;)
     
  4. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Member

    437
    11
    18
    Hi, I've always followed this: Ignition off, press and hold down trip button, turn clock knob clockwise and display will show "---" I've always stopped there but the manual says "depress the clock reset knob as required to alternate between individual services, however, do not zero the display otherwise incorrect readings will be shown." - All done with the ignition off.
     
  5. A3Tomlin

    A3Tomlin Drive it like you stole it

    66
    0
    6
    So "Ignition off" would mean turning the key all the way anti-clockwise after the engine has been running? I would count that as position 0, right?
     
  6. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Member

    437
    11
    18
    Yes from memory it's done with it off, all the way anti clockwise. Maybe even with key out I can't remember. Try both maybe?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    11,641
    3,636
    113
    it's easy, and takes about 10 seconds tops. No need for vagcom at all.

    From memory, with everything off, press and hold the right stick, and switch ignition on, then pull the left stick, and it all clears.

    it's exactly as it says in the haynes book!
     
  8. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,772
    409
    83
    not being funny guys, it actually tells you exactly how to do this in the owners manual... :o.k:
     
  9. A3Tomlin

    A3Tomlin Drive it like you stole it

    66
    0
    6
    I do appreciate the constructive comments, but VAG-Slag, it's pretty clear you couldn't be bothered to read the original post. If that's the case, don't bother replying because it makes you look like a tool.
     
  10. Chris_38

    Chris_38 Member

    33
    0
    6
    I've jus tyres this an to my surprise it doesn't work , but I did set my clock lol , I just put my key in the ignition held the right button then turned the key so my ignitions on ( lights on the dash ) an the pulled the left button an all tht happens is my clock an date flashes enabling me to set it ,
     
  11. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

    3,879
    617
    113
  12. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,772
    409
    83
    Hold on a second!? . . Just seen this.
    I definitely did bother to read the original post (just have again) and it definitely doesn't say anything about you reading and following the instructions in the Owners Manual... I therefore deem you Sir, the tool...

    Ok, rant over, two year old beef dealt with, thread may continue :) Unless you would also like to call the helpful chap who just posted a scan of the page from the Owners Manual a tool?
     
  13. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    1,819
    197
    63
    I just hit the service reset on vcds applications, voila, job done!
     

Share This Page