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Old 11-23-2008, 10:24 AM
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A4 1995-1997

Requires diagnostic tool.

A4 1998-1999
Press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. "OIL" or "SERVICE OIL" will appear in display.
Release button. Pull out button on left side of instrument panel until "---" or "SERVICE ---" appears in display. Turn ignition off.

A4 2000-2001
With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Turn button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.

A4 2002-2006

With ignition off, press and hold middle button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press right hand button on right side of instrument panel until display clears. Turn ignition off.

A6 1995-1997
Requires diagnostic tool.

A6 1997-1999

Press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. "SERVICE OEL" or "SERVICE OIL" will appear in display.
Release button. Pull out button on left side of instrument panel until "---" or "SERVICE ---" appears in display. Turn ignition off.

A6 2000-2004
With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.

A6 2005-2006

Requires diagnostic tool.

A8 1996-2006


Requires diagnostic tool.

Allroad 2000-2004
With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.

Cabriolet 2003-2006
With ignition off, press and hold middle button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press right hand button on right side of instrument panel until display clears. Turn ignition off.

S4 1995-1997

Requires diagnostic tool.

S4 1998-1999
Press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. "OIL" or "SERVICE OIL" will appear in display.
Release button. Pull out button on left side of instrument panel until "---" or "SERVICE ---" appears in display. Turn ignition off.

Audi S4 2000-2002


With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Turn button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.

S4 2004-2006
With ignition off, press and hold middle button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press right hand button on right side of instrument panel until display clears. Turn ignition off.

S6 1995
Requires diagnostic tool.

S6 2002-2003
With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Press button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.

S8 2001-2006
Requires diagnostic tool.

TT 2000-2006
With ignition off, press and hold button on right side of instrument panel. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. Release button. "SERVICE!" or
"SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in display. Turn button on left side of instrument panel to the left until display clears. Turn ignition off.
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Default Re: How to reset Oil & Service light without a diagnostic tool

Here is how to Reset the Service Light on Audi A4 1999 1/2 (Canada)
1 Hold the right button on the dash
2 Turn the ignition to on while holding the right button (You should see Service Oil or something like it)
3 Pull the left button and hold it while the right button is still pushed in
4 Now release the Right Button you will see ---
5 Release the Left button and without the clutch and in neutral switch the ignition to start and then turn it off.
I am not sure why but if I don't turn the ignition to the start position before I take the key out the service light goes to --- but then on the next start it come back ! ? !

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Alleluia! I have a 1996 A4 and have been trying every one of these procedures unsuccessfully... this posting explains it all. Thank you for the thorough explanation.
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Why after doing this, it doesn't show the nexted service date?
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Why after doing this, it doesn't show the nexted service date?
I followed the posting above and turned off "Service!" about an year ago. The same "Service!" light appeared a few days ago.
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Does anybody know the procedure for A4 2008?
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great info... this one use full for me..
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Wow this has been helpful. A friend has an A6 from 2003 and he didn't even know about this.
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Hi
I have a 2008 TT and I've worked out how to reset the oil service but not the full service light.
Does anyone know how to do this. I have tried so many ways and can't get it to reset?
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thanks for your useful information.i have use it accordingly.
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