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I'm about to change my oil on my Q3.
Is there any instructions on here to reset the service intervals lights?
 

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Using VCDS - on the main screen there is a big button - upper right, labeled SRI Reset. Push that to gain access to the reset sub-menus for oil, service, etc. There are a few options there for you too if you want to modify the service interval reminder thresholds (NOT recommended if your car is under warranty or you want to be able to show reasonable care when sold)...
 
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Using VCDS - on the main screen there is a big button - upper right, labeled SRI Reset. Push that to gain access to the reset sub-menus for oil, service, etc. There are a few options there for you too if you want to modify the service interval reminder thresholds (NOT recommended if your car is under warranty or you want to be able to show reasonable care when sold)...
Thanks Roger! Great to have that info. Want to investigate for sure.
After I posed the question, I found in the Effin Manual (as in RTFM) - on one of the pages the sequence to reset the service lights.
 

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A question. In my car I can reset the oil change in the MMI direct in the car menus, I don't need to use the VCDS. I think that for the Service I need.

For oil change the interval is pretty long (15,000 Km or close to one year time). Is possible to change this values to something as 7,500 Km or 6 months? Can you help me with that Roger?

Thanks in advance
 

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You can reset the Oil Service in MMI but NOT the inspection one - and sorry, I know of no way to change the intervals...
 

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Hi Roger, yes I know about the oil intervals from the MMI (I do it some days ago), but I remember read in some place that with the VCDS is possible not only reset the service intervals but change the warning values to. Let me find more deep
 

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I'll search around a bit more too ...
 

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You can reset the Oil Service in MMI but NOT the inspection one - and sorry, I know of no way to change the intervals...
Roger - so let me some clarification from you - since I have not actually had any service lights come up prior to my 2 maintenance items below up to this point:

1) Complimentary dealer servie @ ~5K
2) My own DIY oil change @ ~9.5K

Is there a separate Oil Change needed light AND 10/20/30/40/etc. Service light on the Q3?
 

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It's the same "light" - a notice on the center panel, one says "Oil Service Due" and "Inspection Due" ...
 

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I just hit 15K on the odometer, and got the "Inspection Due" light. I changed the oil myself and reset the oil service indicator, but as we know, the inspection light cannot be reset by the user. I called the dealer and they wanted $500 to do the inspection, and this car was a CPO with 6K on the odometer when I got it, so it seemed odd that after that 300 point inspection they'd need to do it all over again. Just a dealer thing I'm sure.

So I decided to order a Foxwell NT510 OBD scan tool with VAG installed. Just got it, reading the manual now, but was wondering if anyone here has already done the inspection light reset with a Foxwell/Schwaben (from ECS Tuning) type unit. I'll scroll around and hopefully find it, but it is "supposed" to allow the reset thru the VAG application. Anyone done it yet?
 

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I don't think so - the newer cars use different coding for both the Instruments and Central Electronics modules - although some is similar -
 

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I just hit 15K on the odometer, and got the "Inspection Due" light. I changed the oil myself and reset the oil service indicator, but as we know, the inspection light cannot be reset by the user. I called the dealer and they wanted $500 to do the inspection, and this car was a CPO with 6K on the odometer when I got it, so it seemed odd that after that 300 point inspection they'd need to do it all over again. Just a dealer thing I'm sure.

So I decided to order a Foxwell NT510 OBD scan tool with VAG installed. Just got it, reading the manual now, but was wondering if anyone here has already done the inspection light reset with a Foxwell/Schwaben (from ECS Tuning) type unit. I'll scroll around and hopefully find it, but it is "supposed" to allow the reset thru the VAG application. Anyone done it yet?
I figured this out. With the Foxwell tool and VAG software installed, it was a snap. Now I'm going to see what else can be done, looks like lots of coding can be done fairly simply.
 

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I figured this out. With the Foxwell tool and VAG software installed, it was a snap. Now I'm going to see what else can be done, looks like lots of coding can be done fairly simply.
Awesome.I've never heard of a OBDII scan tool being needed to work with the VCDS software.
Can you point to the Foxwell tool & also provide some instructions on how you reset the service interval light?
 

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did you manage to reset the service due? its possible using vcds cable 12.12
I was able to do it with my Micro Can cable.

Not sure what 12.12 is...software version?
 

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My Audi service center said they couldn't actually suppress the service indicators, but conveniently, they set the inspection due and oil change intervals to two years (which is nearly as good).
 

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yes its the 12.12 version of vcds. it can reset the sri
Now that you mentioned it, yes _ I had to update to the latest version of the software to see the SRI.

One click & it was reset for my next 15K miles cycle (or whatever i want to set it as).
Very nicely done by Ross Tech.
Saved me $200 from having to go to the dealer.
 
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