Guide: How to reset the Change Oil and Service Now/Inspection notifications on the MK7

First it must be said that there is a different between the service/inspection interval and the oil change interval. Change Oil is self explanatory, its time to change your oil. For the MK7 this is every 10k miles. The Service Now/Inspection is for scheduled items that need to be done to your vehicle that are not oil changes. Typically resetting these are done by the dealer on completion of the maintenance but if you are a DIY type of person, you will need to reset these yourself. You don’t need a fancy VCDS to do this either.

This method may also work for other VW’s but I have not tested it.

Now that we have that straightened out lets get into how to reset these.

How to reset the Change Oil notification:

  1. While holding the 0.0 button below your gauge cluster down, turn on the car but not the engine.
  2.  Once the screen in the gauge cluster prompts you to reset  the oil change notification. Release the 0.0 button and press it again.
  3. It should now tell you that it has been reset.

How to reset the Service Now /Inspection notification:

  1. While holding the 0.0 button below your gauge cluster down, turn on the car but not the engine.
  2.  Keep pressing the 0.0 until it prompts to reset the Service notification. It will first show the Oil notification and then if you keep holding show the Service/Inspection notification. Release the 0.0 button and press it again once it shows the Service notification.
  3. It should now tell you that it has been reset.

*You might also need to reset the Change Oil first before you can reset the Service notification.