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VW Golf Service Light Reset

The following procedure is for VW Golf MK4 owners.

If your car Has been serviced and not had the Service indicator reset

 


Sitting in the drivers seat key out of the ignition.

Press and hold the trip meter button using your left hand (this makes the next steps easier)

Insert key and turn ignition to position II this is where the dash lights come on but before the car starts

The display will show “service now” or”- – -”.

Release trip meter button then turn clock adjuster to the right.

Release clock adjuster.

Turn ignition off.

Turn ignition to position II this is where the dash lights come on but before the car starts.

VW use a couple of different dash varients and i will be posting more as i get time.

 

Please note this procedure should only be used after you car has been serviced and would qeustion any company who is unable to reset the

service/oil light either using diagnostic equipment or using this method after they have have serviced a vehicIe.

 

 

 

 

 




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12 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. Adam

    This helped out one of my customers.
    Thanks for the post

  2. Shah

    Hi, my golf’s trip button is faulty so nothing happens when press it, it doesn’t reset the trip numbers either. Any other way to reset the service light without using the trip button? Thanks

    • The only way to reset it will be through the diagnostic sockket with the appropriate tool.

      Thank you for looking at the site.

  3. Car Parts Preston

    Thank you – We deal with scrap car salvage as well. I tried this in a salvageable vehicle and it saved me both time and money, which is important. Good advice to doubt a garage that cannot deal with this post service but the real victory is in saving the time and money with having someone deal with it at your premises or having to take the vehicle in to someone to deal with it.
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    • Thank you for the reply, I am glad you found the blog useful.

      R Pearce

  4. thomas burt

    thank you thats the service light out very helpfull.

  5. Cleber

    Hi, I’ve got Golf 2001 automatic and it doens’t work do you have any more ideas?
    Many thanks.

    • I am afraid that I would need a lot more information i.e. engine size and nature of problem before I am able to help.

      Thank you

      • Cleber

        Hi, is Golf MK4 1.6 2001 automatic I’ve done all service but is still on (service now) on the dash.

        • Try the procedure again it should work

  6. Nice procedure, It really helps me a lot, Thanks for posting, this is a great help.

    Car Parts

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, I am glad this may prove useful to you.

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