2012-2018 Volkswagen Beetle Service Reminder Reset
The 2012 redesigned Beetle has fewer compromises and a roomier cabin. It drives decently but suffers from cost-cutting measures. While the ride is compliant, it’s a bit unsettled. Handling is responsive but not sporty, and it becomes sloppy in demanding conditions. The standard five-cylinder engine is punchy but sounds gruff and unrefined. We got a less-than-stellar 26 mpg overall with the five-speed manual transmission. Turbocharged gas and diesel 2.0-liter engines are also available. Rear visibility is limited and the long clutch pedal travel and wide center console compromise the driving position.
Service Reminder Reset
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.