Mod DescriptionIf you do your own servicing or smart forget to do it, you will need to reset the service display, here's how.
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Please do not contact me saying they don't work because they do if you do it right.
So, if you drive more than 10,000 miles a year, you'll get the mileage/KM countdown.
If you do less miles over the year, you'll get a day countdown.
If you just see a number, the service is due in that amount of time/distance.
However, if there is a – before the number, your service is overdue.
However, there seems to be a confusion over which type is being shown.
If it's a mileage or kilometer countdown, it will be shown in increments of 100.
Also, when the number is shown there is a miles or KM logo next to it. (bit of a give away).
If it's a day countdown it will be shown in increments of 1 with no logo next to it.
In some instances, people have found that double tapping the button doesn't bring up the spanner icon(s).
If yours is one of the rare few that doesn't, try 3 or even 4 presses to see if the spanner icon(s) appear.
Stop right there, the video states
"works on all smarts, button placement varies between models". (except 453).
So if it's a smart it will work. I really don't need to make a video for
each model do I? When the only difference is the position of 1 button!
Yes it does.
A few times a year I'll get an email stating that they tried to reset their service indicator a hundred
times and it didn't work ….but…. when they did something slightly different, it worked 1st time.
I tried loads of times but it didn't work but when I:
"Started the car's engine instead of just switching to position 1, it worked"
"Walked clockwise around the car 3 times first, it worked"
"Prayed to the sun God Ra as I held down the button, it worked"
"Played Toto's Africa on a kazoo, it worked"
"It didn't reset unless I performed the steps whilst sporting a full erection".
Seriously though, don't email me with your variations. Your car isn't unique. This method works.
Right, that's a more sensible question.
Every now and then I get someone tell me some new bit of info about reseting the service light.
Just because they believed what they heard or they tried something different during
or before resetting the counter, they now believe that is the correct way to do it.
Myth 2 – You can reset a "1 spanner" service but not "2 spanners". You'll need MB Star for that.
Myth 3 – The car has to be in reverse to reset the service counter.
You can only reset the service indicator after doing 2000 miles from the last reset.
Not sure on this one, why would you want to?
Yes, it still works, even on the electric drive ED 451. Thanks to Darren W for the confirmation.
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Jacqui J for the "days countdown" photo
Ben C for the "miles countdown" photo