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2001 VW Passat. Oil light 5 times- workshop maintenance

Most times when I start my 2,0 petrol passat the oil light flashes 5 times and "workshop maintenance" flashes on the screen. changed oil since and checked levels. Any Ideas?

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    maintenance light flashes 10 times on start up

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Just try resetting the light. you can usually find this in your owners manual.

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