How to Reset EGR Maintenance Light on Volkswagen Cars.


How to Reset EGR Maintenance Light on Volkswagen Cars.


Model & Year –

  • Cabriolet – 1985-1987
  • Fox – 1987
  • Golf & GTI – 1985-1987
  • Jetta – 1983-1987
  • Pickup – 1983
  • Quantum – 1983-1988
  • Rabbit – 1983-1984
  • Scirocco – 1983-1987
  • Vanagon – 1985-1989

EGR light comes on at 15,000 mile intervals as a reminder to service EGR system. After servicing EGR system, reset mileage counter. See Mileage Counter Reset Procedure

Mileage Counter Reset Procedure

1. On Rabbit and Pickup models, remove instrument panel cover plate. Reach into opening at top left corner of speedometer and pull release arm to reset counter. See Fig. 1. Left arm resets EGR counter, right arm resets oxygen sensor counter.

2. On Vanagon, locate mileage counter under spare tire or under driver’s floorboard (in-line with speedometer cable). Using a pointed instrument, depress reset button. Ensure light is out. On all other models, locate mileage counter (in-line with speedometer cable). Push White reset button. See Fig. 1. Ensure light is out.

Resetting Mileage Counters (Rabbit & Pickup)


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