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Finaly after research, I was able to setup service reminder on US spec cluster. I think is very useful futer, no idea why is disabled on US cars. Anybody with VAG-COM can do that, by changing coding in your cluster. This only can work on cars with CAN BUS build from 05.00. for example US Golf cluster coding is 07232 so you have to replace 4-th digit (3 with 0 as for cars with fixed service intervals without oil/temp. sender), after this go to:
1. channel 43 in Instrument Cluster (upper limit for distance to next inspection step size is 1000 km, by default 15000 km=9400 miles)
2. channel 44 is upper limit for time to next inspection in days, step size is 1 day by default 365
3. channel 40 is distance traveled since last inspection, step in 100km (ex. 5200 km= 052)
4. channel 41 is time elapsed since the last inspection, step 1 day
First the channels 43 and 44 must be adapted, because the values of channels 40 and 41 may not be greater than the upper limits of channels 43 and 44. Adaptation must be done using kilometers (1 mile equates to approx. 1.609 km )
To reset service interval go to Instrument Cluster Adaptation channel 2 enter 0 and save.
Service Reminder will display on your cluster (in place of the curent odo display, just fo couple sec.)after certain milleage(usualy 2000 miles or 3200km or time set in channel 43 and 44, as Service in _____ and it will countdown every 100 miles(km), when you turn your ignition ON.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (tdi28)

Will this work the same on European clusters? http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Yes this will work on euro cars as well, but in euro cars you have couple options, depends if your car is equipd with oil/temp. sender then you have to follow this:
0 is for vehicles with fixed service intervals without oil/temp. sender
1 is for vehicles with flexible service intervals with oil/temp. sender
2 is for vehicles with fixed service intervals with oil/temp. sender
3 is for vehicles without service interval display (USA, Canada)
 

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Thanks. Great info.
So, for a Canadian Jetta with Euro cluster, I should change from 3 to 0, right? (Assuming all USA, Canada cars do not have oil/temp. sender)
Thanks again.


[Modified by bigmacf1, 8:08 PM 7-20-2002]
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (bigmacf1)

Yes, I did that on my US golf, and it works.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (tdi28)

Done adaptation. How to test it to see it's working? All numbers entered had been stored.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (bigmacf1)

try this go to channel 40 enter 119 as 11900 km from last inspection, then when you turn you ignition Service in 3200 should appear in place of the odometer just for couple sec. I just forgot to mention cluster is counting mileage in a backgroung, until 2000 miles or 3200 km(dependts of country code) before due date or distance to the next service, and is decreasing this distance on display every 100 miles or km. Starting from 3200 km to 0 so you have time to prepare.
 

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Thanks. It is working. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
The message "Service in XXXXkm" was shown on my MFA after "Fasten Seabelt" message.

Thanks again for all your info.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (bigmacf1)

You are welcome, and I hope you gona find this reminder usefull.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (tdi28)

I would like to thnak Hrvoje (PTC) for his help with this tspecific topic.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (tdi28)

does this work on cars with out the MFA, or only on those cars. thanks
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (Sawdust)

So I would need a VAG-COM tool in order to do it ???
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]So I would need a VAG-COM tool in order to do it ???[HR][/HR]​
Yes, definitely need it.
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (bigmacf1)

see but my question is this....once it counts down to lets say zero how do you reset it back to XXXXkm????? can you only do it with a vag??? just thought id ask
 

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Re: Service Interval Reminder (00boravr6)

To initialize service reminder on NA cars you have to use Vag-com or Vag 1552, just one time to setup time and mileage max. limit, after that you can easy reset service reminder without Vag-com.
To reset with Vag com go to ch. 2 in instrument cluster(17) enter 0 and save. Without Vag follow directions below:
1. Ignition OFF (dont start your engine), press reset knob for trip odometer, and turn Ignition ON until on display appear

2. Turn the digital clock knob clockwise until

3. Turn Ignition OFF



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http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Thanks for the info. It is handy when I am out on the road and need to reset the reminder. I don't always need to rely on VAG-COM (at home) to reset it.
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]Yes this will work on euro cars as well, but in euro cars you have couple options, depends if your car is equipd with oil/temp. sender then you have to follow this:
0 is for vehicles with fixed service intervals without oil/temp. sender
1 is for vehicles with flexible service intervals with oil/temp. sender
2 is for vehicles with fixed service intervals with oil/temp. sender
3 is for vehicles without service interval display (USA, Canada)[HR][/HR]​
I have a 2000 Jetta GLS and just got my Euro Guage Cluster installed. How do I know if my car is equipped with a temp sensor? And if a setting is wrong, what error message would come up on the MFA? I'm getting a "Oil Sensor Workshop" message on my MFA, could this be remedied by simply changing the digit as per your instructions?
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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