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    Thread: About to perform oil change, how to reset cluster

    1. Member radoboy's Avatar
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      03-22-2006 09:57 AM #1
      I am about to do my first oil change on my A3, and was wondering how to reset the cluster back (the days/miles until oil change). Thanks.
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      03-22-2006 10:08 AM #2
      Uhh, did you check the Owner's Manual??

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      03-22-2006 02:34 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by mike3141 »
      Uhh, did you check the Owner's Manual??

      Actually yes I did last evening. I read the section which discusses, guess what... yeap oil changes. No where did I see a mention of resetting the maintenance interval counter. I very well could have overlooked it, but since it seems you know the answer, it would have taken you just as much time to post the answer as it did to refer me to the manual.


      Modified by radoboy at 2:36 PM 3-22-2006

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    4. 03-22-2006 02:47 PM #4
      mike knows he's just won't say

    5. 03-22-2006 02:51 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by radoboy »

      Actually yes I did last evening. I read the section which discusses, guess what... yeap oil changes. No where did I see a mention of resetting the maintenance interval counter. I very well could have overlooked it, but since it seems you know the answer, it would have taken you just as much time to post the answer as it did to refer me to the manual.


      Modified by radoboy at 2:36 PM 3-22-2006

      Check the section where it takes about taking your car in for service. I, in fact, do NOT know the answer but I do remember reading this in the manual, it was talking about when the car says "Service" on the driver info. display, that it is reset by the sealer after service, but if not, you can do it manually by pushing and holding some combination of things.


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      03-22-2006 03:24 PM #6
      I did it by accident once - think I did it by either holding a push or pull on the trip odo button.

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      03-22-2006 04:11 PM #7
      I'm sorry, I don't keep the Owner's Manual by my side at all times--I figured my reply was at least more civil than "RTFM". So I went and looked it up, just for you:

      (page 32 of the 5.05 level of the manual)

      To reset the display

      The dealership performing the service resets the display when the service has been completed. The display is reset as follows:

      - Switch the ignition on

      - When the knob ==> fig. 16 -Arrow- (pointing at the right button in the instrument display) is pulled, this message appears: SERVICE!.

      - Pull the knob ==> fig. 16 -Arrow- until the display SERVICE IN ____ MI ____ DAYS appears in the display. If the reset button is not pushed within 5 seconds, the display reset mode closes.


      There have been questions on the board before as to whether this procedure will set a 10,000 mile interval or 5,000 miles. When the interval is reset via the VAG diagnostic unit, it goes to 10,000 miles.


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      03-23-2006 07:52 AM #8
      Thanks for the help. I just found it in the instrument cluster section this AM, but I do appreciate your help. My real question should have been is this something I can do myself, or would I need the VAG tool to reset it(and if that was the case which value block/value). Thnx again.
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      03-23-2006 09:46 AM #9
      There are "theories" as to how to do it with a VAG-COM, but no one has yet to claim to have done it. Some owners have stated that after having their oil changed at the dealer that the service interval was still at 5K instead of 10K. From looking at the maintenance manual, the instructions for resetting it with the VAG 5051, it looks like they have to enter the 10K value. There's a note that says "If SRI is is reset manually via instrument cluster, it is automatically set to a fixed interval." That may be the 5K value.

      If it does reset to 5K, then you can just reset it again the next time you change the oil.


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