Resetting the Oil Service message

aphill24

Registered User
Hi, After spending quite a lot of money this time getting the car through the mot I decided to do some work myself. I have quite enjoyed the experience of getting the hands dirty again after many years of doing literally nothing myself rather than drive it to a garage and pick it back up.

I changed the oil & filter two weeks ago and mentioned to my mate (mechanic) who did the work I couldn't do myself, that the service indicator needed resetting. I wasn't bothered by this and was going to just ignore it. I was thinking maybe buying the carista to reset it eventually but he noted that the car will not do a re-gen due to it thinking the oil has not been changed and that the quality of oil is not good enough to carry out a re-gen?

He has now very kindly reset it for me for free. I have learned one thing that ignoring certain things leads to potentially further problems up the line.

Just hoping this information helps anyone else who ignores the reset.

PS: Is the carista able to reset the service indicator or do I have to spend more money on vcds diagnostic tool?
 

aphill24

Registered User
Thanks Scotty, The service due message was the one I meant that came up and it states it is not free. It states $39.99 for a years membership to be able to use it as a dealer would.
 

V6_Man

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You can either check VCDS user(s) around you who might be able to help reset it or perhaps ask you local indie and they might do it for you for a small charge.


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