Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 20:15:39 +0100
From: Paul <>
Subject: Re: time for service

Some function work ignition off and some different on. Which mode for services reset please? Paul In article <>, Goran Larsson <hohnopsamlid.invalid> writes >In article <nJda9.17$>, >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. > -- Paul

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