HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure

HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure

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How to reset the service reminder indicator (SRI) on Volkswagen Cars.

These Reset instruction Applicable to the following Volkswagen Car Model.

Volkswagen Beatle

Volkswagen CC

Volkswagen Cabrio

Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eurovan

Volkswagen Golf/ Golf R

Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen Jetta (Sedan)

Volkswagen Jetta (SportWagen)

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Rabbit

Volkswagen Routan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tuoareg

 

SERVICE REMINDER INDICATOR (SRI)

NOTE: Some Service Reminder Indicators (SRI) were eliminated from late production 1999 and later vehicles. Use VIN to identify early and late production vehicles. For Golf and GTI, the 7th and 8th characters of the VIN are 1J for the late 1999 production vehicles. For Jetta, 7th and 8th characters of the VIN are 9M for the late 1999 production vehicles. On early production vehicles, the 7th and 8th characters of the VIN are 1H.

NOTE: To determine the appropriate reset procedure, refer to SRI RESET INDEX. Only vehicles listed in this index have an SRI reset.

 

SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 1

NOTE: This procedure applies to A3 models.

NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.

After performing the specified maintenance, reset the Service Reminder Indicator (SRI) displays according to the following table:SRI DISPLAYS TO RESET

  1. Switch ignition ON.
  2. Press and hold odometer reset button (arrow) located below speedometer. See Fig. 2.odometer reset button
  3. Switch ignition OFF and release odometer reset button. “OEL” will now appear in SRI display
  4. Press and hold lower digital clock reset button (1) or analog clock reset (2) (see Fig. 3), until five dashes (- – – – -) appear in display.lower digital clock reset button
  5. OEL SRI is now reset for 7500 miles (12,000 km) or 6 months, whichever comes first. Once OEL is reset, the other displays can be reset the same way without switching the ignition on and off again.
  • a. Press odometer reset button to proceed to IN01 display (15,000 mile maintenance) and reset using clock reset button.
  • b. If necessary, repeat procedure to reset IN02 (30,000 mile maintenance) display.
  • c. To escape reset mode: Switch ignition ON; when “IN01” is displayed, switch ignition OFF.

SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 2

NOTE: Some 2000 EuroVan vehicles were mistakenly equipped with instrument clusters having Service Reminder Indicator (SRI) functions (SRI is not specified as standard equipment for the USA and Canadian markets). Vehicles so equipped may indicate a service or maintenance interval not applicable to the USA and Canadian markets.

NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.

NOTE: On EuroVan, only the actual display shown can be reset.

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position.
2. Press and hold trip reset button under the speedometer.
3. Turn ignition switch to ON position and release reset button. SERVICE will appear on trip recorder (odometer) display.
NOTE: Pressing trip recorder button again switches the display to INSP SERVICE without resetting the OEL (or OIL) service.
4. Turn adjusting knob, located next to tachometer, to the right (clockwise). The service shown on the trip recorder is reset and SERVICE _ _ _ will appear on display. Turn ignition switch to OFF position.


SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 3

NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.

Resetting the Oil Change Interval indicator:

1. Turn ignition ON.
2. Using the CAR Infotainment button, enter the Service Function menu.
3. Reset the Oil Change Interval item.
NOTE: Do not reset the Oil Change Interval between oil changes.

 


 

SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 4

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.HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 1 HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 2 HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 3
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.HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 4
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) HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 5HOW TO: GUIDE Volkswagen Service Reminder Indicator Reset Procedure 6
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.

 


SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 5

1. Turn ignition switch to the ON position, but DO NOT start the engine.
2. Slowly depress and release the accelerator pedal fully 3 times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. If the change oil indicator illuminates the next time the engine is started, repeat this procedure.

 


SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 6

NOTE: This procedure applies to A4 models.

1. Turn ignition off.
2. Press and hold trip reset button under the speedometer.
3. Switch ignition on.
4. Release trip reset button. “Service” appears in the odometer display.
5. Push trip reset button again, until “Service” disappears (approx. 10 seconds).
6. Turn ignition off.


SRI RESET – PROCEDURE 7

NOTE: Depending on the service performed, one or both service types must be reset:

  •   If “OIL service” (oil change service every 15,000 km) was performed, only “OIL service” must be reset.
  • If “INSP service” was performed (inspection service every 12 months or one inspection service every 30,000 km) with oil change, “INSP service” and “OIL service” must be reset.
  • If “INSP service” was performed (inspection service every 12 months or one inspection service every 30,000 km) without oil change, only “INSP service” must be reset.

NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.

1. Turn off ignition.
2. Press and hold the odometer trip reset button, left of the speedometer.
3. Switch the ignition on. The message service OIL (for country code “D”) or service OIL (remaining countries) appears in the odometer.
4. Release the button.
NOTE: By pressing the distance button once again, the display switches to service event INSP without resetting the service event OIL. Observe that only the respective currently displayed service event is reset.
5. Actuate adjustment button, right of the tachometer.
NOTE: On an instrument cluster with digital clock, the adjustment button must be turned to the right. If the instrument cluster is equipped with an analog clock, the adjustment button must be pulled.
6. The service event indicated in the odometer is reset and (- – -) appears in the display.
7. Turn off ignition.
8. Only the respective currently displayed service event is reset. Repeat the steps to reset another service event.