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    My 1.8 Life was last serviced two years ago, by the dealer, at 57K miles. As it's now due again, based on time, I plan to do the service myself with the mileage now 69K.

    Is it possible to reset the indicator (using the trip indicator button/foot brake method), so that the mileage starts counting again from zero, even though there is no 'service due' mileage shown on the trip recorder?

    If I do nothing, the indicator will say a service is due at about 77K miles and if I reset it then it will be out of step with the actual mileage covered.

    Thanks.

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    Hold trip button,Press brake an clutch, turn key to position 2. Mileage display should flash then get 4 flat lines. That's then reset

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    plenty of videos on you tube to on how to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by wafoo View Post
    Is it possible to reset the indicator (using the trip indicator button/foot brake method), so that the mileage starts counting again from zero, even though there is no 'service due' mileage shown on the trip recorder?
    Other way round, it starts from a high number (either 21000 or 31000 depending on engine), and counts down; miles remaining to next service

    The final two are then 1000 (miles) and then the large can and spanner (now due, although it's actually 500 miles)
    Hence why no number now appears

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    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : Energy

    Engine : Z19DTH

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    you don't need to hold the clutch pedal down

    The technique I use is

    Hold the trip button pressed,
    After 3 seconds press the brake pedal (still holding the trip button)
    Then turn on the ignition (don't start the engine).
    After approx 10 seconds, the display should show the anticipated "flex" mileage to the next service...
    You can release the button, pedal and turn off the ignition.

    my 1.9CDTi 150 shows 21,000 miles when I do this.

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    Thanks for everyone's advice. I checked to see when the service indicator said the next service is due, and it shows in 2000 miles' time. That would make 13,424 miles since the last service; must be because I'm now doing mostly infrequent, short journeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wafoo View Post
    service indicator said the next service is due, and it shows in 2000 miles' time. That would make 13,424 miles since the last service; must be because I'm now doing mostly infrequent, short journeys.
    The service indicator also works on time
    The next criteria is the oil condition and oil quality
    Mine starts at 31K miles, however when there is about 15K miles left it rapidly reduces
    If it was simply mileage mine would have another 9K miles left on it

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    The ECU measures many variables, including how the engine / vehicle is run, mileage, operating temperatures and pressures etc.

    It then calculates the net amount of wear and tear the oil has endured, and provides a calculated recommendation of when the oil should be changed.

    But then this depends upon the service type that is programmed into the ECM at the factory.
    Think my 2005 1.9CDTi 150 has plan N flex servicing schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsey View Post
    this depends upon the service type that is programmed into the ECM at the factory.
    Think my 2005 1.9CDTi 150 has plan N flex servicing schedule.
    Looks like you actually have a 2006MY Vectra, I have the earlier one, I managed to get a printed copy; Plan G

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