Not sure I understood... it requires both a VAG Tool and a VAG-COM? This
doesn't make sense. Usually one or the other is suffcient, either the VAG
Tool that is the OEM solution, or VAG-COM, which is a 3rd party solution by
Ross-Tech. The latter is available to anyone. The former - not sure, but
it may be limited to business affiliated with VAG only.
Simply: you can turn off the indicator with *either* a real VAG Tool, or with
a registered version of the VAG-COM software and a supported dongle.
I don't know if the former can be bought by the man-on-the-street, but in any
case it's likely to cost ten times what the VAG-COM package costs...
00 s4 6spd
Nowadays these OEM equipments should be available to others than authorized
service providers. At least this is the case in Finland. Although the
importer (authorized) ties to make others life as difficult as possible. I
heard the one garage sent their VAS tool to the authorized VAG importer
company for software update they hold the equipment for almost 4 months :)
Here are couple of things you can try. One of them worked for my 99 A4
Audi A4 & A6 (All years)
Turn off the ignition
Press and hold the button on the left side of the display while turning
the ignition on
Service OIL will be displayed
Pull out the button on the right side of the display until the service
prompt is cleared
The display should now read ---
If the above procedure does not work, outlined below is an alternative
With the ignition off, push the right button
Turn the ignition on and then pull the left button
This should clear the warning message
To reset the OIL message on the speedometer display, turn off the
ignition. Press and hold the button on the left side of the display
while turning the ignition on. Service OIL will be displayed. Pull out
the button on the right side of the display until the service prompt is
cleared. The display should now read ---.
If this procedure does not work, follow this procedure: With the
ignition off, push the right button. Turn the ignition on and then pull
the left button. This should clear the warning message
I don't have my owner's manual in front of me but it calls out how to
do this in the owner's manual. It was added as a feature for the B6
A4. B5's (2001-1996) could not reset the interval without the Vag-com
tool. B6's DO NOT need the Vag-com tool to reset it.
-Turn your car off (ignition off)
-Hold the "Wrench" button located at the base of your cluster.
-Turn the igntion on until cluster lights up (you do not need to start
car). "SERVICE" will appear in the cluster display.
-Continue Holding the Wrench button and press Trip Odometer Reset
button (0,0) until the text is cleared.
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