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Old 12-27-2010, 01:11 AM
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F. Steps to Reset oil service Check Control:

You can reset the Check Control oil service light with diagnostic software (e.g. CarSoft) or manually using the following steps.

  • Perform the following steps quickly. A few seconds of inactivity between button pressing and the car will exit the Check Control reset mode. It may take some practice before you get the hang of it.
  • There are two buttons involved and two types of pressing. “Press” means press and release the button. “Hold” means press and hold the button down until the display changes to the desired mode.
  • Pictures below show mileage in kilometers, US cars will be in miles.

1. Insert the remote key fob into the ignition lock

2. Press the {Start/Stop Engine} button to put the car into “ignition on” mode. Look for all the warning lights to come on in the instrument cluster; it may take more than one press. (for manual transmissions make sure you are not depressing the clutch, for auto transmissions keep your foot off the brake)

3. On the turn signal stalk, press the “CHECK” button repeatedly until you see the date displayed in the upper middle Check Control screen located between the speedometer and tachometer.

If you end up waiting too long and fall out of Check Control reset mode, start over at step 3.

4. Within 5 seconds of switching to the date in Step 3, hold the trip odometer “reset” button for approximately 5 seconds. An exclamation mark inside a triangle symbol will display followed by one of the 7 Check Control symbols (Check Control symbol varies).

You have now entered the Check Control reset mode.

TIP If you see very small German text in the upper Check Control screen you held the reset button too long in Step 4 after the triangle symbol was displayed. Remove the key fob and start over at Step 1. Release the reset button immediately after seeing the first Check Control symbol that follows the triangle symbol.

5. As soon as you see one of the 7 Check Control symbols, release the “reset” button and re-press it quickly multiple times to step through the various systems that can be reset. If the Check Control symbol has a bright red background then service is past due. Systems available for resetting are as follows:

In this case you want to stop cycling when you see an “oil can” symbol.

6. Once you have landed on the “oil can” symbol, release the “reset” button and hold it for ~5 seconds until the text “RESET?” appears just below the “oil can”.

7. Release the “reset” button and hold it for another ~5 seconds. The red background will disappear and the “remaining distance (or date) until next service” will reset.

Congratulations you are FINISHED. Clean up and go grab another beer.
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Last edited by Yorgi; 12-27-2010 at 01:19 AM.