How to Use VCDS Reset Service Reminder Interval Light

A common feature found on modern vehicles is a service reminder interval or SRI.How this information is displayed can vary but the most common are shown here a small wrench as seen on the left or the “Service now” massage on the right.After the scheduled maintenance has been performed,VCDS can be used to reset the service reminder interval (SRI).

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The SRI is a function of the instrument cluster,there are two types of instrument cluster,non UDS and UDS.The different types of instrument clusters use different method to reset SRI.

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Service Reminder Interval Resetting for non UDS:

With the non UDS type instrument cluster from the first screen of VCDS,click “SRI Reset” button.

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VCDS will connect the instrument cluster and retrieve data from different adaption channels,this just takes a moment

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Once VCDS has the information the results will be displayed

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From the drop menu at the top you need to select the function to be performed,”Service Reset” in this example.

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Note that the instrument cluster being used in this example only has one option to pick from,but other instrument cluster in different markets may have several function to choose from.It is up to the end-user to select the correct function for the vehicle they are working with.

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After the correct function has been selected click on the “Perform SRI” button at the bottom of the screen.

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VCDS will go back into the instrument cluster and make changes based on what function was selected and then display the massage the the new values have been saved successfully,SRI reset complete!

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Click “OK” then done go back.

Now cycle the ignition and verify the SRI warning is off.

 

Service Reminder Interval Resetting for UDS:

With UDS instrument clusters depending on what year model is,there may be only one step involved or three steps involved on the old UDS instrument cluster.

Only the ESI resetting ESI step is need.The fixed distance and fixed time value will not apply to old UDS instrument clusters.In this article a newer generation UDS instrument cluster is being used,so all three steps will be needed to reset the SRI.

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With the UDS type instrument cluster, “SRI Reset” button from the first screen of VCDS will not work,you will get the massage of this massage:

This instrument cluster uses the UDS protocol

To reset SRI,please do[Select]->[17-Instruments]->[Adaption]

And use the adaption called ESI:Resetting ESIJ or a variant thereof.

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From the first screen of VCDS,click on “Select”

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Then 17-instruments

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Once the open controller screen loads up,click on the adaption function 10 button

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In the adaption window there is a drop down menu for channel locate ESI resetting ESI

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In the drop down menu for new value,select “Reset”

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Now click the “Do it!” button

And click “Yes” to confirm the warning massage

Then click “OK”

Then select channel “FIX:Distance covered since last mileage-dependent inspection” from the drop down menu.

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Set the new value to Zero,click on ”Do it” and confirm “Yes” to warning massage,then click “OK”

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The stored value should now be zero kilometers from the drop-down menu for the channel locate “ FIX:Time since last time-dependent inspection”

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And then select New value to zero,click ”Do it” and confirm “Yes” to warning massage,then click “OK”

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The stored value should now be zero days,click on “Go Back” then click “Close Controller,Go Back-06”

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Now cycle the ignition and verify the SRI warning is off.