How do I reset my service indicator on my car its a 2006 A6 audi this was not done when the car was in and Audi are now looking to charge me for this service
Hi, if your 2006 Audi A6 service light is coming up, you have to reset it by following the instruction below..
If your instrument cluster has 2 knobs, one on each side (Older A4's, 1998-2004 A6's, TT's up to ~2006):
the right knob and hold it, turn the ignition on, release the right
knob and press the left knob, the display should change to service in
----- miles. Or....
Press the right knob and hold it. Turn
the ignition on and release the right knob and pull the left one. Then,
push the right knob again and pull the left knob again. The display
where the mileage is shown should change.
If your instrument cluster has a little wrench on a button on the right (2002-2008 A4's):
and hold the wrench button. Turn the ignition on, release the wrench
button and press the 0,0 button next to it. The center display should
If you have a older body A8, you may be able to
reset without a scan tool. Press the 0,00 button on the right of the
cluster, turn the ignition on and release the 0,00 button and press the
"M" or "Mode" button on the left and it should reset. If this does not
work, or you have a 2004 or newer A8, it will probably require a scan
If you have a much older or newer Audi, or certain
A8's, you need a scan tool or a special made service light reset tool,
available online. You can also purchase af, ter market software and a
adapter lead for your laptop and use that. The reset tools will come
with instructions. The After market software will go as follows:
most older vehicles, enter vehicle self diagnosis. Go to #17:
Instrument cluster. Go to adaptations, and change the following
adaptation channel numbers to the number listed next to it, following
the on screen prompts to save and accept.
Channel 5 --> 12
Channel 6 --> 24
Channel 7 --> 36
Channel 8 --> 72
If you have a A3, 2009+ A4, 2005+ A6 or 2004+ A8, or a Q7 and are using the after market software:
to guided functions, go to service work, go to reset service light, or
something of that nature, and follow the on screen prompts.
Hope it helps
Jan 10, 2011 |
2006 Audi A6