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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
multiecuscan brighton area ?
Would like to clear the annoying red "change engine oil" message that appears for 1st few mins of driving that has recently appeared apoun start up. (159 JTDm). I have btw changed oil n filters x2 in last 6 months.
The amber spanner and service due message cleared itself after a couple of weeks of appearing last month .....but I understand from serching other posts here that to clear the change engine oil reminder it needs connecting to a licenced software package with bespoke cabling. The licence alone is £50, and I dont know what the software cabling and other bits would cost. Seems to stack up to be alot of dough for a 1 off use just to clear a service light.
Is there a member local...ish to Brighton who has got the kit to clear the light ? - of course... for a contribution from me to offset what you paid for the kit and your time.
On my last car (Rover 75), just bridging the right pins on the diagnostics plug with a paper clip with ignition key set in right place would clear the service reminders/oil change due lights.... it was even detailed in the Haynes !!
Otherwise - 7 months into ownership I am enjoying my 159 very very much. I recently did the cam belt/water pump, changed g box oil for the redline stuff and a full service and car is running sweetly.
Matt - brighton