How to Reset Volkswagen Service Light

January 10th, 2018 by

Many drivers opt to handle their own vehicle maintenance, which includes changing your oil. However, when you’ve completed this task, that VW service light doesn’t just turn itself off. If you’ve just finished your own oil change, we have some good news for you: it’s pretty easy to turn off that service light on recent models. It’s important to have your vehicle serviced regularly, so don’t just turn off the service light because it’s bothering you!


2018 Passat interior

How to Reset Your VW Service Light by Model Year

  • 2006-2015:

    • Turn your key into the on position

    • Select the Settings menu

    • Select the Service submenu

    • Select Reset option

    • Press OK

    • Press OK again to confirm

  • 2000-2005:

    • Turn ignition to off position

    • Press and hold the Trip reset button

    • Release the Trip Reset button when it says “OIL” or “INSP”

    • Turn the minute knob until the odometer is reset to zero

    • Turn the ignition off

  • 1993-1999:

    • Turn the key into the on position

    • Press and hold the Trip Reset button

    • Continue holding button and turn the key to off position

    • Release button

    • Press and hold Minute Reset button

    • Press Trip Reset button until it says “IN01”

    • Turn key to on position and then back off

  • 1990-1992: Your Volkswagen service button must be reset with a scanner at your local Volkswagen dealership or service center.

2018 Tiguan interior

2018 Tiguan

Let Commonwealth Volkswagen Help

Although changing your own oil or servicing your own vehicle may be convenient for some Haverhill and Andover drivers, the trusted experts at Commonwealth Volkswagen are here to give you more free time. Not only can we assist with the oil changes and maintenance you’re looking for in Lowell, but we’ll always reset the service light so you don’t have to. If you’re interested in learning more about the Volkswagen maintenance program or want to schedule a service appointment , you can do so by visiting our dealership at 1 Commonwealth Drive in Lawrence, MA or contacting us at 888-257-7247.

2018 Jetta interior

2018 Jetta interior
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