Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:53:20 GMT
From: hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson)
Subject: Re: time for service


In article <nJda9.17$sc2.1340475nopsamsvr14.news.prodigy.com>, rick <nospamnopsamme> wrote: > The "time for service" message has again appeared on my SID. > The "time for service" message also came on at 28,000 miles, > not 30,000 as it should have. I complained to the dealer and > they said they would fix the problem. > Why would my car be giving these erroneous "time for service" > messages? The SID displays the service message after a certain mileage (1000km before next service) or time (365 days since last service). The mileage and time counters should have been reset by the dealer at the time of the last service. > I have a 2000 9-5 and the regular maintenance interval is every > 10,000 miles. I have been following the recommended > maintenance procedure and had the work done by the dealer. The SID knows nothing about how you drive and if the maintenance procedure was followed, it just counts miles and days since the last service. The message is just a reminder to book the next service. If the mileage and time counters are set incorrectly then the "time for service" reminder will be displayed at the wrong time. If the "time for service" message appears you can reset it yourself using the method is intended for drivers that maintain the car themselves: * Push CLEAR momentarily. * Push CLEAR again and hold it at least 8 seconds until SERVICE is displayed and a beep is heard. -- G–ran Larsson http://www.nospam.com

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