Citroen Xsara Picasso Service Light Reset

How to Reset the Service Light Citroen Xsara Picasso

Recently I have had a few requests for Citroen Xsara Picasso Service Light Reset information from people who service their own vehicles.

Being a mobile mechanic  and auto diagnostic specialist  I could use the stock answer and say “I’ll have to plug it in for you”.

As you have no doubt seen through my other posts I do not believe in making things difficult for the home mechanic.
Here is the procedure:

Sit in drivers seat ignition off and handbrake applied.

Press and hold trip reset button.

Turn key to position two (ignition lights on engine not started).

Keeping the trip reset button pressed in you will notice your trip meter counting down.

When zero (0) is reached Release the trip button and start the car the service light (spanner symbol) should now be extinguished.


Please only use this information after your vehicle has been serviced



20 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. brian

    thanks for that,it was spot on

    • Hi Brian,
      Thanks for replying and glad it was of help.

  2. Tim Henderson

    First time I ever searched to do this.. so easy! Many Thanks

    • Hi Tim Glad the site proved helpful

  3. Hi

    Thanks for the info could you tell me is it possible to reset the engine management light on a
    Citreon xsara picasso please without taking it to a dealership

    Many thanks

    • Hello the engine light means a fault has been logged, this will require a diagnostic scan to be performed.
      you do not need to take your car to a dealer to have this carried out, any reputable garage should have the equipment to do this.

      R Pearce

  4. xboxmoddr

    Spot on worked for me 🙂

    • Thank you for viewing the site and making a comment.
      Glad the information proved useful.

      R Pearce

  5. Nice. This should be easy to follow. Thanks.

    • Thank you for the comment Mark

  6. Peter Eeles

    Thanks for this info. I had to reset the spanner following an incident where every warning light lit on the dash, the radio came on upon unlocking the car and there was no speedo or odometer readings. This righted itself after locking the car and leaving it for 2 hours after which time everything was normal except for the spanner when I turned the ignition on. The warning lights were on, by the way, regardless of the ignition being on. Thanks again.

    • Hello Peter,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment, I am glad the information was of use to you.

      R Pearce

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  8. Vince@Locksmith Eastbourne and Hailsham

    Thanks for the info. It worked, but you do need to remove your finger from the reset button before you start the engine. (That’s the way it worked for me anyway) Thanks again for a very useful post.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience and pointing out my omission the blog has now been updated.


  9. Francois

    Thanks for the advice,helped and it only took 5 seconds!!!

    • You are welcome.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  10. Kyle@ Fleet Management Services

    I’ve come across this problem often, it was becoming a pain using the plug in services.

    • Thank you for the comment I will be posting some more tips up soon.

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