Resetting the VW service interval: How to reset "Service Now"?
How to reset the service interval on Volkswagen cars? Most VW cars are set to a service interval of 30,000 km (18.600 mph) or every 2 years (whichever comes first).
If you get "SERVICE NOW" or some similar message on your dashboard every time you start up, you need to visit a service center or reset this message yourself. There are two ways to reset the service interval: via VAG (VCDS) by connecting to the on-board computer OR manually directly via the on-board computer display.
How to reset the service interval (VW Golf VII. generation)
- Ignition off
- Press and hold the 0.0 button
- Switch the ignition on
- Now release the 0.0 button
- The on-board computer will display "Reset oil change service?"
- Confirm this prompt with the Ok or Reset button.
- The same procedure would be performed by the service technician. You can do this yourself at home.
How do I reset the service interval on my VW Passat?
- Turn off the ignition
- Press and hold the button with the key icon on the on-board computer
- Put the key in the ignition in the first position (you don't start the car, you just switch on the on-board computer)
- Now release the button with the key icon
- Press and hold the min button on the on-board computer for approximately 5 seconds
- You have now reset the service interval
The procedure for resetting the service interval on the VW Golf IV.
- The ignition is switched off
- Press and hold the right button
- Switch on the ignition and "Service now" appears on the display
- Now release the button
- Turn the left button to the right (the dashboard display is cleared)