2010-2012 Volkswagen Golf Service Reminder Reset
After a brief stint during which it was once again known as the Rabbit, the Golf returned with an impressive 2010 redesign. We got 38 mpg overall from the diesel. (But it may not meet emissions regulations. Be cautious when purchasing a used TDI). Interior quality improved and the car had responsive handling, supportive front seats, and a good ride. Stability control, traction control, antilock brakes and brake assist are standard.
Service Reminder Reset
NOTE: This procedure applies to A5 models.
NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.
NOTE: If you reset the service display yourself, the next service is displayed after 9,320 miles (15,000 km) or one year. The service interval is not determined individually.
Using Buttons in Instrument Cluster (Basic Message Display)
1. Ensure the ignition is switched off.
NOTE: If resetting the Inspection Service Reminder, turn on emergency flashers. If resetting the Oil Change Reminder, go to next step.
2. Press and hold the 0.0 (trip reset) button (3). See Fig. 4, Fig. 5, or Fig. 6.
3. Switch ignition on. Release the 0.0 button. Press the HOUR and MINUTE button (clock reset button (1) one time, quickly.
4. The Service Interval Display is now in the Reset mode.
5. After a brief period, the display switches back to the normal display.
6. Turn off ignition and remove key from lock. Wait at least 10 seconds.
7. Insert key and start engine. The service interval is now reset. Confirm “wrench” indicator light is not illuminated.
Using The Windshield Wiper Lever Buttons (Premium Message Display)
1. Using the rocker switch on the windshield wiper lever (2), select the “Settings” menu. See Fig. 7.
2. Once in the service submenu, select “Reset”, then press the “OK” button (1). The service interval is now reset.
Using The Buttons In Multifunction Steering Wheel
1. Press the appropriate multifunction steering wheel button continually until the “Settings” menu is displayed (button 1 in 2004-08 Golf Sedan & 2004 R32, or button 5 in all other models). See Fig. 8 or Fig. 9)
2. Once in the service submenu, select “Reset” and then press the “OK” button (3 in 2004-08 Golf Sedan & 2004 R32, or 5 in all other models). The service interval is now reset.