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Oil service light reset

I work at AmD essex, a tunning company, so gey my car serviced there now. I previously had services at Glyn Hopkins in Milton Keynes and St.Albans, also one service in Italy.

We do not have the right equipment to reset the service light so I called Glyn Hopkins in St.Albans and was quoted 45 + vat just to reset the light. I then thought I would give Hartwell Ford,Fiat and Peugot in Dunstable a call. Yes Sir that'll be 15 + vat and we'll do it while you wait.
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you can actually download the software that fiat use in their examiner devices(they also use tablet pc version of windows xp) to your computer and connect to your car with a serial port. but as you might guess it'll spoil your warranty, which apperantly you don't have any more
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before you ask, i just know a garage who did that but i don't have the information where they got the software
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is it the oil light flashing or the actual service light?
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is it the oil light flashing or the actual service light?
He's got an MJ.
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Re: Oil service light reset

It was the oil light flashing and oil service message on the dial.

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This is why I would never buy a DPF multijet because it's questionable when/where the car was serviced and if any potential or real damage has occured by not telling the /ecu the oil has been changed.
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You could say that about any car ? I have a full service history and the light was re set at a Fiat dealership within a hundred miles of the oil change being done.
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You could say that about any car ? I have a full service history and the light was re set at a Fiat dealership within a hundred miles of the oil change being done.
Light in cluster was reset yes, but the ECU should of also been reset as this records details.

Buy a DPF diesel with oil light simply put out but oil not changed and oil deg not reset then you run the (very likely) risk of diesel in the sump!
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But I changed the oil as soon as the "Oil service " light came on and then got the dealer to re set it.
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Re: Oil service light reset

All that will happen is that the ECU will start shutting down the engine (limiting revs progressively more and more) - as the OP said, the oil was actually changed, so there's no diesel fuel in it.
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But I changed the oil as soon as the "Oil service " light came on and then got the dealer to re set it.
yes that's good, my post (#9) was a general post 'diesel DPF' post not directed at you, apology for not making it clearer.
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