Reset Guide: Volkswagen Passat Oil Service/Inspection Light (2000-2021)

Hey, how’s it going, guys. Today, I will show you how to reset the oil change light or service reminder and inspection counter on the VW Volkswagen Passat. Both are coming up in different setup times in one year or on thirty thousand kilometres, depends on the setup.

So do your oil change and then next what you want to do, so depending on what type of system you have and what you’re trying to reset, there will be various things.

Volkswagen Passat Oil Service/Inspection Light Reset Guide

Warning! Please note your vehicle model. This procedure applies to the Volkswagen Passat B5.5 B6 B7 B8 (2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 model years).

Passat B5.5 (2000-2004)

To reset the service light on the old generation of Passat you can reset it as follows:

  • Switch ignition off
  • Push and hold the TRIP button then switch ignition on
reset oil service light on vw with cluster button
  • Next, release the TRIP button and then turn CLOCK button to the right to reset

Passat B6 (2005-2009)

  • Turn off your car
  • Next, we’re gonna press and hold the 🔧 wrench button and then we’re gonna put the ignition to the on position
reset oil service light on vw with wrench button
  • Afterwards then you go press the MIN button on the left side of the dash and then that should be done

Passat B7 (2010-2013)

There are 3 ways to reset the service minder on the VW Passat B7. That is using the buttons on the dash, and there are also types that use the buttons on the steering wheel or on the wiper lever.

With Dash Button

  • Turn car completely off
  • Then hold down the 0.0 button on the dash while turning the ignition to the on switch but dude don’t crank the motor
  • Next, release that button and come over to the left corner and push the ❏ button (left button)

With Steering Control

Time needed: 3 minutes.

If you want to do the oil service reset on your Volkswagen Passat, here we go. I’ll show you how to do it. I assume that your car is equipped with a steering control to access the menu on the dash. So the first thing you want to do is:

  1. Turn on the car

    Turn the key forward without starting the car

  2. Go to the SETTINGS

    Use the controls on the right side of the steering wheel to display the Settings menu
    reset oil service light on vw with steering wheel

  3. Find and select SERVICE

    Use the ▼ arrow buttons to scroll down to the Service option and then press ok to select

  4. Select RESET

    Use the ▼ arrows again to scroll to the Reset option and then press ok to confirm the reset

  5. Select OK

    To confirm the reset press the ok button again

With Wiper Lever

  • Turn the car on
  • Now all you have to do is press down the TRIP button to get in the main menu
 vw wiper lever
  • Once you got there scroll down to SETUP or SETTINGS
  • Go ahead with hit OK to enter the menu
  • Select RESET and then OK to confirm

Passat B8 (2014-2020)

In this chapter I’m gonna show you guys how to reset the service light and also the inspection light with two different things and a way to reset them both.

Oil Service Reset

With Cluster Button
  • Turn off the car
  • Now you’re going to hold the 0.0/SET button and then turn the key to the on position
oil service light reset on vw volkswagen with cluster
  • After that let go of the 0.0/SET button and then hold the ❏ button (left button) so that will reset your service interval
With Steering Control
  • Switch off the car
  • Press and hold the 0.0/SET button on the dash while you turn on the key with engine off
  • Once it turned on you should see the confirmation message. Just hit OK on the right-hand side of the steering wheel to execute the service reset

Inspection Light Reset

With Cluster Button
  • First, turn off your car
  • Then turn on the emergency flashlight
vw emergency flashlight
  • The next step is turn on your car while you’re holding the 0.0/SET button
  • Once you do that release the 0.0/SET button and come over to the left real quick and push the ❏ button to reset the inspection
With Steering Control
  • With the engine off, turn on the emergency flashlight
  • Then you will have to turn the ignition on while holding the 0.0/SET button
  • Next, once it asks you that question about resetting it you can press the OK button on the steering wheel to confirm
  • Now you can turn off the emergency flashlight and start up you car

So that’s pretty much it; that’s how you do it, as you can see, straightforward folks—no more inspection or service light. Thus, that’s it for my content; if you have any questions, leave a comment below. This is mainly for cars on 2010 and higher model, so what swag inside. All right, I hope you learned something; take care, and God bless you.

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