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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jimick, May 28, 2013.

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    Anyone tell me how to reset the service indicator on my A3 2ltr 2009 plate
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    VCDS or VAS
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    How would I know
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    The service indicator light comes on advising the service is due in 7 days but I've just had the service done the garage didn't reset it
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    sorry bud that didn't sound right I was only asking how would I actually be able to tell .
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    It'll need resetting by a garage with the vw VAS system or by a friendly vcds cable owning forum member...

    Odd that your garage couldn't do it?
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    It was done by Arnold Clark I wouldn't expect anything less from them. The fact they were a vauxhall dealership probably didn't help either they did the service as a good will measure for months of problems
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    Where are you based ? I'm sure a cable friend will help in exchange for beer tokens. It's a 2 minute job.
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    Glasgow eastend
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    Cheers ill give it a go
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    99.9% sure that DIS stalk method only resets the oil service interval and not the main service. You will need someone to help you with a proper VCDS cable and software. Quick job and sure someone close to you will sort for a bit of beer money :)
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    Yip your right tried it this morn and it only resets the oil service:sob:
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    What other service would you want reminding of? :undwech:
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    Weird because it worked for me, after I done it "service" displaying on the dis went and It didn't come back on till the usual service in 1500 miles. So I presume your still getting a message on the dis after trying it?.
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    Yip the service message went but came back after the ignition was switched off and on , the oil service will reset this way :uhm: what year is your a3
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    Varies with years how the resets are done, eg. doing 08/09 onwards resents via vagcom has been a pita with vcds, but could be done manually instead of using SRI, not sure that's been resolved as yet, but still even manually with vcds is good & quick enough.
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