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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



By |2012-10-08T08:14:03+00:00February 13th, 2012|Peugeot Citroen, Service Light Reset|20 Comments

About the Author:

+richard pearce is a mobile car mechanic based in sittingbourne kent


  1. brian June 23, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    thanks for that,it was spot on

    • admin July 1, 2017 at 6:12 am - Reply

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

  2. Tim Henderson September 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm - Reply

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

    • admin September 3, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Hi Tim Glad the site proved helpful

  3. Donna Duckers April 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply


    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

    • admin April 19, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      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 April 18, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Spot on worked for me 🙂

    • admin April 19, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

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

      R Pearce

  5. Mike Huiwitz January 8, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Nice. This should be easy to follow. Thanks.

    • admin February 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the comment Mark

  6. Peter Eeles October 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    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.

    • admin November 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

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

      R Pearce

  7. Haga information March 26, 2013 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Haga information…

    Good info. Lucky me I discovered your blog by accident (stumbleupon). I’ve saved as a favorite for later!…

    • admin March 27, 2013 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Thanks for the comment will be posting more soon


  8. Vince@Locksmith Eastbourne and Hailsham October 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    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.

    • admin October 8, 2012 at 8:15 am - Reply

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


  9. Francois July 21, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

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

    • admin July 21, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

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

  10. Kyle@ Fleet Management Services March 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

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

    • admin April 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

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

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