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Service indicator - how to reset it??

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Donald_MacIver, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Donald_MacIver
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    [Nov 17, 2006]
    I know this is a popular subject, but i have tried searching for previous posts on this subject, but it seems it is not the same process for all audis. Anyone know of the process required to reset the service indicator on my B5 A4. I just had it serviced but it is still flashing up Insp1.
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    SteveS S6 avant

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    [Nov 17, 2006]
    i had a 2000' a4 tdi and it said in the owners manual how to do it. think it was near the back.
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    [Nov 18, 2006]
    If carrying out your own service then to remove the anoying service light on start up then try this.

    Press and hold the right button. (odometer reset)

    now switch on the ignition
    (oil lamp will not flash, but on at all times)

    press the right button again
    (insp is now displayed)

    pull left button. (clock set)
    (------ are now displayed)

    Pull left button again

    This works on my A4 tdi (110bhp) but should work on all.

    this also works on my 98 A4 1.8T
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    [Nov 18, 2006]
    Thanks for the info, will give this a try.
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    [Nov 18, 2006]
    Worked for me, i've been meaning to do this for ages
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    its funny coz ive been meaning to do it for the last 3 years and done it this morning. nice i like.
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    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    [Nov 18, 2006]
    I have access to full Vag-Com if you need anything done but being from Lewis your a very loing way from Greenock
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    Padwick A3 2.0TFSI Quattro

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    [Jun 30, 2007]
    Will this work on a 2001 diesel A6? I haven't seen any posts about it in the A6 section. Thanks.

    Pat.
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    i dunno, but you could give it a try. nothing to lose
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    i did the one on my Dads 99 T A4 the other day but i had to press in both buttons on the dashboard and whilst holding them in put in the key and start the car none of the other ways seemed to work not even the way it said to do it in the manual.
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    Padwick A3 2.0TFSI Quattro

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    Cheers. I can't mess up anything by trying then can I?
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    [Jul 1, 2007]
    doesnt resetting it this way have some effect on wether you are avs or not?


    Simon
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    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    Just did this on my 1998 S4, worked a treat.
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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    my left button dont pull :(
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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    The manual reset procedure only works on cars approx. 1997 on. Earlier cars need VAG-com or similar.
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