HOW TO RESET: Land Rover Defender Oil Service Light

Land Rover Defender Oil Service Maintenance Light\

Step by step tutorial on how to reset the oil service maintenance reminder indicator message light on Land Rover Defender from the year 2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017.

2007-2016 Land Rover Defender Oil Service Light Reset


  • Turn the ignition On. Don’t start the engine.


  • Press and hold the GAS and BRAKE PEDAL all the way down for 15 seconds until the OIL INDICATOR flashes.2007-2016 Land Rover Defender Oil Service Light Reset - oil light flashes


  • While the OIL INDICATOR flashes, release the BRAKE and GAS PEDAL then turn the ignition off.


  • Wait for 2 minutes then start the engine to verify the OIL SERVICE light has been reset. (If fail! Open the driver door then try again the procedure.)

About Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender (originally called simply Land Rover Ninety, and later called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten) is a British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle developed in the 1980s from the original Land Rover series which was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April 1948.

The vehicle (a British equivalent of the WWII Willys Jeep) gained a worldwide reputation for ruggedness and versatility. Using a steel ladder chassis and an aluminium alloy bodywork, the Land Rover originally used detuned versions of Rover car engines.

After a continuous run of 67 yearsproduction finally ended on 29 January 2016, after a total of just over two million Land Rover Series and Defender models had been built. The two millionth unit was assembled with the help of a special team in May 2015, and charitably auctioned for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Societies later that year. The last Land Rover Defender, rolled off the production line, with the number plate H166 HUE, a reference to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, registration ‘HUE 166’.

A special edition Defender Works V8, with 400 bhp (298 kW), was announced in January 2018.Until 2020 the Defender was last sold in the US in 1997, after which safety regulations prohibited its sale in North America.

An all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender made its global debut in September 2019 and is initially offered with two wheelbase options. This new vehicle, which shares no components or technology with its predecessor, has an aluminium monococque body.
The coil-sprung Land Rover was introduced in 1983 as “Land Rover One Ten”, and in 1984 the “Land Rover Ninety” was added – the numbers representing the respective wheelbases in inches. (In fact the Ninety was nearer 93 inches at 92.9″.) The number was spelled in full in advertising and in handbooks and manuals, and the vehicles also carried badges above the radiator grille which read “Land Rover 90” or “Land Rover 110”, with the number rendered numerically. The Ninety and One Ten replaced the earlier Land Rover Series, and at the time of launch, the only other Land Rover model in production was the Range Rover.

In 1989, a third model was brought out by Land Rover to be produced in parallel with the other two: the Land Rover Discovery. To avoid possible confusion, the 1991 model year Ninety and the One Ten were renamed the “Defender 90” and “Defender 110”. These carried front badges that said “Defender”, with a badge on the rear of the vehicle saying “Defender 90” or “Defender 110”. The most recent model, from 2007–2016, still featured the space above the radiator for the badge but was blank. Instead it had “Land Rover” spelled across the leading edge of the bonnet in raised individual letters, in keeping with the Discovery and Freelander. At the rear was a new style of ‘”Defender” badge with an underlining “swoosh”. On these last models there are no badges defining the wheelbase model of the vehicle.

The 127-inch (3,226 mm) wheelbase Land Rover 127, available from 1985, was always marketed with the name rendered numerically. Following the adoption of the Defender name, it became the “Defender 130”, although the wheelbase remained unchanged.

The North American Specification (NAS) Defender 110 sold for the 1993 model year carried a badge above the radiator grille which read “Defender”, whereas the NAS Defender 90 sold for the 1994 to 1997 model years had “Land Rover” spelled across the top of the radiator grille in individual letter decals. NAS Defenders also carried a cast plaque on the rear tub in the original style of the Series Station wagons with “Defender 110” or “Defender 90” below the Land Rover lozenge and the vehicle’s unique limited edition production run number.