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Service Interval Reset

Spacer Oct 11, 2012

  1. Spacer

    Spacer Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just had a service carried out on my TDI as I just bought it and for peace of mind. There was no service light showing as I say I just did it to keep myself right. What I need to know is how to reset the service interval so it notifys me when next service is due?

    Thanks
     
  2. a6_chris

    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    There will be a procedure in your owners manual for reset without vcds.
     
  3. StuG808

    StuG808 1.9tdi130 Avant FailWheelDrive

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    It's a simple combination of holding down a couple of buttons, do a quick search on the net and you'll find the answer.
     
  4. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hold down the spanner then turn the ignition on while still holding it down and then press the 00 to reset it job done
     
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  5. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    im having the same problem and i believe it depends on if its set to long life or not,one you can do with the buttons on the dash the other has to connect to vagcom,mine would have to be the latter!
     
  6. Ian-83

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    If you reset the service light on the dash the car will be set to time and distance servicing (10k or 1 year) even if it's on longlife it will reset to time and distance

    If you have longlife it needs to be reset with VAG-com to still be on longlife services.
     
  7. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    does that mean i can reset mine on the dash without vag com even though its on longlife as ive tried resetting it and im still getting the service reminder,maybe im not pressing the right buttons, what do you have to press?
     
  8. StuG808

    StuG808 1.9tdi130 Avant FailWheelDrive

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    You don't want 'long life' service interval anyway, it's a load of pish, short/10k interval should be the norm.
     
  9. Spacer

    Spacer Member

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    Done.

    So if I'm reading this thread right it automatically sets itself for the appropiate service according to miles on the clock?
     
  10. Spacer

    Spacer Member

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    Lol
     
  11. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    ta da!
    done it,after watching a youtube video and reading a comment from somone who was doing the same as me and getting nothing i did what they did by holding both buttons down instead of one than the other and straight away i got the service display with all the blank lines but will it be set to 10k miles now before it lets me know again or do i have to manually adjust the service mileage for when it comes back on?
     
  12. Spacer

    Spacer Member

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    Well this is kind of my question too mate. Now I read somewhere that service display will remain blank for around 500km at which stage it will show the mileage/time for next service. Don't hold me to that though I could have read it wrongly.
     
  13. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    press one of the buttons shortly after starting the car (not the trip reset) and the reminder distance should show up. at least thats how to see it on my car.
     
  14. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Its the button with a spanner on it.
     
  15. Spacer

    Spacer Member

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    Yeah but after resetting the service interval it stays blank for a while. That's what i read somewhere anyhow must check my own tomorrow again to see if it is now displaying mileage.
     
  16. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    i reset mine the other day after reading this thread and its still showing blank lines now but i dont reallly care as im happy with the annoying service warning gone!
    i service it as and when i feel now!
     
  17. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The blank lines will go in a few hundred miles.
     

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