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#82 of 182 resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta
Aug 21, 2008 (4:18 pm)
Does anyone know how to reset the maintenance reminder that comes on at 5000 miles on a 2008 Jetta 2.5?
The owners manual only says it has to be reset. Doesn't say how.
It says something to the effect 'if you have your oil changed by a dealer, they reset the reminder. if you have you oil set by a non authorized VW service center, have your VW dealer reset the reminder'
ya... right. I'm gonna pay to take it to the dealer so they can push a button or something.
has anyone does this on an 08 Jetta 2.5.
Thx in advance
#83 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [tmorriss]
Aug 21, 2008 (4:41 pm)
The answer to your question is the same as most of the answers about VWs ---> VagCom If you had botherd to use the SEARCH button - you would have already discoverd this.
BTW - Many independent mechanics use VagCom in their shop because it is as good or BETTER than the factory computer diagnostic tool!
#84 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [bpeebles]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:24 pm)
Well thanks for the answer. ITs appreciated. BUT.. you can keep the rest of your sarcasm to yourself. For your information I DID search, but found no hits. Didn't see anything wrong with asking a simple question. Next time I guess I won't bother you!
#85 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [tmorriss]
Aug 30, 2008 (3:59 am)
I don't know the answer to your question, but I would think that there would be some other way to reset that other than buying a vag-com. Unless you already have one or plan to get one for other reasons, it seems like an excessive expense for such a minor thing.
#86 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [tmorriss]
Aug 30, 2008 (4:15 am)
You could try:
1) Press and HOLD the trip-odometer button "0.0".
2) Turn your key on.
3) Release the trip-odometer button.
4) Push and release the Clock Minute Set Button "min".
More detailed version:
1. Keys out of ignition- press and hold in trip odometer reset button "0.0" on right hand side of display
2. Still holding this button down, insert key into ignition and put to the on position without starting the car.
3. Display will read "service now"
4. let go of the "0.0" button and depress the "m" button on the left hand side of the display. this will re-set the service reminder. There is no confirmation on the display other than the words "service now" will disappear.
You can confirm that the service reminder has been reset, or check how many miles/days remain until service at any time by taking key out of the ignition and holding in the trip reset "0.0" button for between 3 and 5 seconds. The MFD will display miles and hours until next service.
These were posted as reset procedure for Rabbit (can not imagine Jetta would be different) on a VW forum.
#87 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [tmorriss]
Aug 30, 2008 (5:33 pm)
My goodness tmorriss - Perhaps your searching skills can use some improvement...
I went to www.google.com and typed in VW "service reminder" and got at least 14,300 'hits'. (How could you possibly have gotten NO HITS at all???)
I quickly scanned several of them and the VAGCOM is mentioned so you can reset or TURN OFF the reminder forever.
There are other ways you can turn it off too. (Not sure if they will work)
*)Many autoparts stores (Autozone...etc) will reset for free.
*)Folks with VagCom are usually eager to help fellow VW owners.
(just search for the list of VAGCOM owners)
#88 of 182 Re: resetting maintenance reminder (wrench) 2008 jetta [bpeebles]
Aug 31, 2008 (7:10 am)
I had assumed he meant that he searched this forum.
#89 of 182 06 Jetta -- 25k service reqd?
Sep 01, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Hi all--at the chance to risking the rath of pbeebles, I ask the following question:
My 06 Jetta 2.5 is at 25k--do I need to take it in for service? The owner's manual doesn't show a scheduled service until 30k. The dealer tells me I need to go in, but why isn't this listed in the maintenance requirements? Can the car really go 10k without an oil change? Is the synthetic oil really that good? I took my old 03 Jetta in every 5k, but I thought that was the requirement...
Also, does it matter that I regular miss the the 3 month window for the oil change (i.e. bring at at 25k or by 6/30/08)? Does the oil get old or something sitting in the engine too long? I travel a lot for work an often take public transport to the office when in town so it sits a lot.
Thanks guys--clearly I'm no mechanic so I appreciate your help. And yes, I did google this and found nothing helpful.
#90 of 182 Re: 06 Jetta -- 25k service reqd? [clzibert]
Sep 02, 2008 (6:34 am)
We have been following the VW schedule, which (after 5K and 10K) is every 12 mo. or 10,000 miles. Since we do not drive a lot, the 12 mo. comes first for us. So after the 5K and 10K changes we have changed at about 7000-8000 miles due it being 12 months since the prior change. If we drove more I'd have no qualms about going 10K on VW spec synthetic.
What do you mean by "3 mo. window"? Is your dealer like ours and trying to get you to come in every 3 mo./5000 miles? If I bought into that idiocy, we'd be changing oil at about 2000 miles. You need only follow VW requirements to be sure they will not try to use it against you should there be a warranty issue.
We have another vehicle that is sometimes surplus, so not getting used much and I just try to be sure some one drives it for at least 10-15 miles every couple weeks. This frequency is based on vehicle storage recomendations that are in the manual for that vehicle.
#91 of 182 Re: 06 Jetta -- 25k service reqd? [jeffyscott]
Sep 02, 2008 (8:16 am)
OK--good to know. I won't take it in until 30k then. Yes, the dealer insists I come in every 3 mos. or 5k miles. I looked at th book after my last service at 20k and thought to myslef "wait a minute here." Got the oil changed in December I think, current at 26.5k miles so I guess I'll wait a while.
Thanks for your help!