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Engine Warning Light - LCR225

8bit

Active Member
Feb 11, 2010
3,401
3
Aberdeen
Disclaimer - yes I did search first :)

Just got my LCR in February, it got a service and MOT at the dealer I bought it from before I took delivery of the car. For the past 2 or 3 weeks I've noticed that the word "service" flashes constantly on the mileage display on the speedo when the electrics are on and for a couple of moments after I start the engine.

Yesterday was driving about town and noticed that the amber engine light (middle row, far right hand side of the light cluster) had come on. There was no beep tho. Looking at the dashboard quick reference card thing for the lights said that was "Check Engine/Excessive Pollution" or similar, there was an asterisk beside that though and at the bottom of the page by the asterisk it said something about service intervals.

This would seem to me to suggest that the warning light has come on because I haven't done anything about the service indicator in the odometer yet, is this what's supposed to happen? I don't have VAG-COM and don't know of anyone in Aberdeen area with it yet, am hoping I can go to the dealer I bought the car from and get them to reset the service interval thing and see if that makes the light go away, has this happened to anyone else?
 

godber225r

T15 PJG
Sep 6, 2008
893
0
Whiteley, Hampshire
You can get rid of the sevice light yourself mate you dont need to plug it in. its in your handbook how to reset your service light.

push in trip reset button with ignition off turn ignition on still pressed in 'servce' will light up then turn knob clockwise for 5 seconds to reset.

It probably wont switch off you warning light you will need that scanning with a code reader/vag-com go on ebay and get a 20 quid reader that will do what you need.

Probably got a faulty lambda sensor i reacon
 

8bit

Active Member
Feb 11, 2010
3,401
3
Aberdeen
Hmm OK, well I got three-month warranty with the car when I bought it, I guess it's time to find out if that's actually worth anything or not...

Cheers guys
 
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