HOW TO: Volvo Service Reminder Light Reset

HOW TO?

How to reset Volvo Service Reminder Light?

NOTE: Service reminder light (if equipped) will come on at 5000 or 10,000 mile intervals to indicate oil and filter change is scheduled. After changing oil and filter, reset mileage counter.

NOTE: To determine the appropriate reset procedure, refer to SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET INDEX. Only vehicles listed in this index have a Service Reminder Light reset.

Volvo 240

Volvo 740

Volvo 760

Volvo 780

Volvo 850

Volvo 940

Volvo 960

Volvo C30

Volvo C70

Volvo S40

Volvo S60

Volvo S70

Volvo S80

Volvo S90

 

Volvo V40

Volvo V50

Volvo V70 & V70 XC

Volvo V90

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC70

Volvo XC90

 

RESET REMINDER PROCEDURES

 

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 1

To reset counter, locate reset lever behind instrument cluster and push reset lever upward. See Fig. 3.

 

reset service interval light milage counter


 

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 2

To reset counter, locate button behind right center of instrument cluster and press button. See Fig. 4.

Fig. 4 Resetting Service Interval Light Mileage Counter
Fig. 4 Resetting Service Interval Light Mileage Counter

 

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 3

Remove rubber grommet to left of odometer. Using a small screwdriver, depress reset knob. See Fig. 5.

Fig. 5: Resetting Service Interval Light Mileage Counter (1991-92 740 & 1991-95 940 & 960; Also Applies To Some 850 Models


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 4

  • The Service Reminder Indicator (SRI) is triggered at the appropriate interval is reached. On US and Canadian cars, with or without turbocharger, this will be 10,000 miles (15,000 km), 750 operating hours or 12 calendar months.
  • Once triggered, the SRI comes on each time the engine is started. The light goes out after about 2 minutes. After service is performed and the SRI counter reset, the SRI will not light again until shortly before the next service is due.
  1. Identify type of instrument cluster used in vehicle. See Fig. 6.Identifying VDO Instrument Cluster (1993-97 850)
  2. Turn ignition on. Locate on-board diagnostic unit on right side of engine compartment. Connect diagnostic lead to terminal No. 7 on diagnostic unit. See Fig. 7.Locating On-Board Diagnostic Unit (1993-95 850
  3. Depress button 4 times, briefly but firmly. System is now in DTM 4 mode. When LED comes on and stays on, the system is ready for entering codes.
  4. Code to be entered is 1-5-1. Enter first digit (1) with LED on. Wait until it comes on and stays on again, then enter the second digit (5). Repeat procedure for the third digit (1).
  5. Wait for diagnostic unit confirmation (LED flashing several times in succession). If LED emits a couple of rapid flashes and service reminder light is turned off, reset procedure is complete. If service reminder light remains on, repeat procedure.

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 5

Vehicles with VDO Instrument Cluster

Identify type of instrument cluster used in vehicle. See Fig. 6.

Identifying VDO Instrument Cluster (1993-97 850)
Identifying VDO Instrument Cluster (1993-97 850)

The service reminder indicator is lit for two minutes each time the engine is started until it is reset after the next service. Reset is performed using a Volvo scan tool, or equivalent aftermarket scan tool.

Connect scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC) in center console, in front of shift lever. See Fig. 8.

scantool

Turn ignition on, with engine off. Follow scan tool menus as follows:

  1. Select LANGUAGE, press ENTER
  2. Select 800 SERIES, press ENTER
  3. Select SERVICE, press ENTER
  4. Select RESET SRI, press EXIT

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 6

Vehicles with Yazaki Instrument Cluster

The service reminder indicator comes on when 10,000 mile (15,000 km) service interval is reached.

  1. Vehicle is equipped with Yazaki instrument cluster. See Fig. 9.
    Vehicle is equipped with Yazaki instrument cluster
  2. The service reminder reset knob is located on front of instrument cluster, underneath a rubber grommet. See Fig. 5.Fig. 5: Resetting Service Interval Light Mileage Counter (1991-92 740 & 1991-95 940 & 960; Also Applies To Some 850 Models
  3. To reset, remove rubber grommet. Use a small screwdriver to depress the knob.

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 7

The service reminder light will illuminate at 10,000 miles, 750 hours of driving or 12 months, whichever comes first to remind driver that service interval has been exceeded. Service reminder light is reset using Volvo Scan Tool, or equivalent aftermarket scan tool. Follow scan tool manufacturer’s instructions. Diagnostic connector is located in center console.

 


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 8

NOTE: Depending on application, Service Reminder Indicator (SRI) may be turned off by one of two methods

Method 1

SRI reset may depend on instrument panel installed in vehicle. See Procedure 5 (1996-97 850 With VDO Instrument Clusters) or Procedure 6 (1993-97 850 With Yazaki Instrument Clusters).

Method 2

The service reminder light will illuminate at 10,000 miles, 750 hours of driving or 12 months, whichever comes first to remind driver that service interval has been exceeded. Service reminder light is reset using Volvo Scan Tool, or equivalent aftermarket scan tool. Follow scan tool manufacturer’s instructions.

Diagnostic connector is located in center console, in front of shift lever.


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 9

  1. Turn ignition off.
  2. Press in trip odometer reset button.
  3. Switch ignition on, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
  4. Continue pressing in the reset button for 10 seconds.
  5. Release reset button within 4 seconds.

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 10

Models 2001 & Earlier

The service reminder indicator (SRI) informs the driver that it is time for the car to be serviced. The lamp remains lit for 120 seconds when the ignition is switched on.

NOTE: If the lamp flashes, it may be because one of the service parameters has not been programmed.

1. Turn ignition to position I.
2. Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer.
3. Turn ignition to position II, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. The service reminder indicator (SRI) starts flashing when the reset button for the trip odometer has been pressed for 10 seconds.
5. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 5 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when resetting has succeeded.
NOTE: If the trip meter reset button is not released within 5 seconds the indicator is not reset. However the indicator will stop flashing.

Models 2002 & Later

The service reminder indicator (SRI) informs the driver that it is time for the car to be serviced. The text message is displayed for 120 seconds each time the ignition is switched on.
1. Turn ignition to position I
2. Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer
3. Turn the key to position II within 2 seconds, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. For all vehicles from the 2003 model year a general yellow lamp will light when the reset button must be released.
5. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when resetting has succeeded
NOTE: If the reset button for the trip odometer is not released within 4 seconds, the service reminder indicator (SRI) is not reset.
6. If the trip meter is already reset the reset button should be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds.

 


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 11

NOTE: If equipped with a push button start/stop ignition, see PUSH BUTTON START/STOP IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS for ignition switch positions.

The SRI lights the first time the ignition is switched on after the service interval has been reached. The SRI will continue to illuminate, and remain illuminated, for 2 minutes every time the ignition is switched on or until it is reset. The SRI can be programmed for distance traveled, time since last service and engine hours since last service. Programming is done using the Volvo factory scan tool.

Starting from the 2002 model year, the need for service is indicated partly by the lamp and partly by a text message, TIME FOR SERVICE or TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICE. The SRI can be reset using the Volvo factory scan tool (or equivalent aftermarket scan tool), or using the following method.

NOTE: The service indicator message can also be reset using VIDA vehicle communication.

The service reminder indicator (SRI) informs the driver that it is time for the vehicle to be serviced. The text message is displayed for 120 seconds each time the ignition is switched on.

1. Ignition position I
2. Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer.
3. Turn the key to position II within 2 seconds, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. Hold the reset button for the trip meter pressed in until the original value has been reset and the general yellow lamp comes on.
5. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when resetting has succeeded.
NOTE: The odometer reset button must be released within 4 seconds to reset the service indication message.
6. If the trip meter is already reset, the reset button should be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds.

 


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 12

NOTE: The S40 information applies to late production 2004 cars. In mid-2004, Volvo introduced a redesigned S40. For early production cars, the 4th character of the VIN is V. For late production cars, the 4th character of the VIN is M. Early production S40 models are equipped with 1.9L 4-cylinder engines. Late production S40 models are equipped with 5-cylinder engines.

1. Turn ignition to position I.
2. Press and hold the reset button for the trip odometer.
3. Turn key to position II within 2 seconds, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. Hold the reset button for the trip meter until the original value has been reset.
5. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument cluster will give an audible signal when resetting is completed.
NOTE: If the reset button for the trip odometer will not released within 4 seconds, the light is not reset.
6. If the trip meter is already reset, the reset button should be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds.


 

SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 13

NOTE: If equipped with a push button start/stop ignition, see PUSH BUTTON START/STOP IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS for ignition switch positions.

NOTE: The lamp can also be reset using VIDA vehicle communication.
The service reminder indicator (SRI) informs the driver that it is time for the vehicle to be serviced. The text message is displayed for 120 seconds each time the ignition is switched on.
1. Turn ignition to position I.
2. Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer.
3. Turn the key to position II within 2 seconds, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. Hold the reset button for the trip odometer pressed in until the original value has been reset.
5. The information lamp lights when the reset button must be released.
6. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when resetting has succeeded.
NOTE: If the reset button for the trip odometer is not released within 4 seconds, the service reminder indicator (SRI) is not reset.
7. If the trip odometer is already reset, the reset button must be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds.


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 14

NOTE: The S40 information applies to early production 2004 cars. In mid-2004, Volvo introduced a redesigned S40. For early production cars, the 4th character of the VIN is V. For late production cars, the 4th character of the VIN is M. Early production S40 models are equipped with 1.9L 4-cylinder engines. Late production S40 models are equipped with 5-cylinder engines.

1. Turn ignition off.
2. Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer.
3. Turn ignition on, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. The service reminder indicator (SRI) starts flashing when the reset button for the trip odometer has been pressed for 10 seconds.
5. Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when the reset has succeeded. The SRI indicator lamp goes out.

NOTE: If the reset button for the trip odometer is not released within 4 seconds, the light is not reset. However it will stop flashing.


SERVICE REMINDER LIGHT RESET – PROCEDURE 15

NOTE: The service indicator message can also be reset using VIDA vehicle communication.

Analog Instrument Panel

1. Turn ignition switch to position I.
2. Press and hold the trip odometer reset button.
3. Turn ignition switch to position II, while continuing to press trip odometer reset button.
4. Wait for 10 seconds.
5. Release the reset button when the information lamp starts to flash.
6. The instrument panel beeps when resetting has been successful.

Digital Instrument Panel

1. Ignition switch position I.
2. Press and hold in the OK button on the end of left steering wheel stalk.
3. Ignition switch position II, while continuing to press OK button.
4. Wait for 10 seconds.
5. Release the button when the information light starts to flash.
6. The instrument beeps when resetting has been successful.

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