How To Reset Oil Service Light On VW Volkswagen Jetta (2006-2023)

Last Updated on July 3, 2022 by Nick

The VW Jetta is a compact middle-class automobile from the Volkswagen car brand. In fact, it is the sedan version of the Volkswagen Golf. Are you wondering how to reset the oil service light on VW Volkswagen Jetta? Don’t worry; we have a solution.

I just looked this up, but I figured I’d post an article so more people have more easily accessible resources to do this themselves. So you’re going to want to do this after you do your oil change so you can get rid of that service light indicator.

How To Reset Oil Service Light On VW Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta MK5 Oil Light Reset Guide (2006-2010)

Time needed: 3 minutes

In this section let’s go together to reset that service light that is annoyingly flashing in the VW Volkswagen Jetta dashboard. I did all my services to which this light is related and it keeps splashing on me. So let’s get into this extremely easy procedure:

  1. With the engine off, hold down the 0.0/SET button

    There are two buttons in the instrument cluster, press and hold the right one (0.0/SET)
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  2. Turn on the car Without cranking the engine

    Continue to hold the 0.0/SET button and then turn the car into the auxiliary mode, it’s one step before starting the car

  3. Release the 0.0/SET button and then press the MIN button

    Immediately release the 0.0/SET button after turning on the ignition, then press the left button (MIN)

  4. Turn off the ignition and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset


VW Jetta MK6 Service Light Reset (2011-2018)

This section will show you how to reset the service light on the Jetta MK6. There are several ways to do this and it depends on your vehicle trim level. So read this carefully.

Jetta With Basic Display (2011-2018)

  • Turn off the car
  • Press and hold the 0.0/SET button while turning on the car without starting the engine
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  • After a few seconds let it go and you turn to the other side and push the ❏ button then it will reset
  • Turn off the car and then start it up to confirm that the service light goes away

With Premium Display (2012)

  • Get in the car and turn it on
  • Then use the ◄or► controls on the right side of the steering wheel to display the SETTINGS screen
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  • After that, use the ▼ arrow buttons to scroll down to the SERVICE
  • Next, press OK to select 
  • From there, highlight and select RESET
  • To confirm the reset press the OK button once more time

Jetta With Premium Display (2015-2018)

  • Turn off the car
  • Press and hold the 0.0/SET button while turning on the car without starting the engine
  • Release the 0.0/SET button
  • You will see a message in the dash asking you if you want to reset the service light
  • Press the OK button on the steering wheel or on the windshield wiper lever

Resetting Oil Light in VW Jetta MK7 (2019-2023)

I do all the service myself, so I have to reset the service reminder manually. Next, you want to do so depending on what type of system you have because there are two ways to reset the service light on the VW Jetta MK7. Check this out!

With Analog Cluster

  • With the ignition off press and hold the 0.0 button on the instrument cluster
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  • Next, all you have to do is turn on the ignition with no start the car
  • When a confirmation message appears, release the 0.0 button
  • Next, press the 0.0 button again to confirm

With Digital Cluster

  • First, switch on the ignition
  • Then go to the RANGE by using the ◄or►buttons on the steering wheel
  • After that, hold down the OK button until the service menu appears on the screen
  • Next, scroll down and select Reset Oil Change
  • When a confirmation message appears, press OK to confirm

For your info, this procedure work for the fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the Volkswagen Jetta (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 model years). Check here to reset the inspection light.

VW Jetta Maintenance Tips

In this section, I will provide five maintenance tips for your Volkswagen. What were you looking at purchasing a new vehicle, or do your want to take care of your current vehicle? Maintaining a good running point is always important, and it’s more important than ever with sites like Carfax that are readily available to have your car’s history.

So here are some tips that will help you maintain your vehicle in good running condition. So you don’t have to worry about these showing up later on.

Tip Number 1: Engine

Keep your engine and engine compartments together with your pulse wagon radiator fins and grill as clean as possible. When the engine is clean, it runs more smoothly and doesn’t overheat too quickly.

Tip Number 2: Fuel Filter

This is often overlooked, assuming yours is a fuel-injected car. The fuel filter is more or less on continuous duty whenever your car is on. While the vehicles on the fuel pump are actively preventing impurities from closing injectors, your replacement will be necessary over time. It would be best if you changed this out every two years or 24,000 miles.

Tip Number 3: Air Filter

Most often, if something is out of sight, it’s out of mind. This is no different from an air filter, the air for the engine and the airflow sensors need to be free of contaminants, and that’s the air filter’s job. If you try to breathe through your mouth, place your hand over it. It makes a living harder; the same applies to the filter when it gets too many contaminants. You’re essentially suffocating your vehicle and not providing proper airflow for it to operate.

Tip Number 4: Timing Belt

The timing belts play a vital role in your vehicle by keeping the alternator and water pump active. Inside some cars, the timing belt keeps valves from bashing into the pistons. When the belt fails, it’s a piece of bad news. Your progress will cease, and you could be facing some major engine work.

Tip Number 5: Brakes

The brakes are vital maintaining to help keep you and others safe while driving. This is something that gets ignored frequently—preventing that messes drama-free. Just check the fluid level, keep an eye on the brake pad condition and replace it when the safety is compromised.

FAQ – Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Service

How much oil does the 2019 VW Jetta take?

According to Volkswagen, the 1.4L i-4 engine in the 2019 Jetta needs 4.4 quarts of oil, while the 2.0L i-4 requires 5.5 quarts.

What oil does VW recommend?

You should use a full synthetic oil like SAE 5w-30 or 5w-40 in your car’s engine and change the oil and the filter every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

What does code 7EA engine mean?

7E8 in a Jetta is for fuel intake code. Your car’s knock sensor has detected that the engine rod rack is swaying. Usually, this isn’t a rack issue, but the knock sensor’s logic programming in the engine control module should be repaired or changed.

So there you have it; that’s how you reset the service indicator with a bit of a wrench icon. Read also the following article if you want to reset the inspection light on this VW Jetta. I hope you enjoyed this content, and I hope it was helpful for you. Thanks for your time and see you next time.

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