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2006 Volkswagen Passat Service Now Reset Procedure


I am very fond of my 2006 VW Passat.  However there is one item that has always annoyed me.  The Service now message that comes up in the driver information display is a pain to reset if you don’t know the process.  It is not listed in the user manual and my local service station says that their online manuals states that a custom VW device is needed.





However, thanks to “Behold the power of Google” I found the following instructions:

  1. With the ignition off and key out press and hold the service wrench button.
  2. With the wrench button still held down insert and press the key to the ON position without actually starting the ignition.
  3. Press and hold the MIN clock button on the other side of the steering wheel while keeping the wrench button down.
  4. Now once the MIN button is down release the Wrench button.

That’s it.  There is little to see in the panel and there is no confirmation Boing or anything indicating you were successful. 

I have used this process successfully.  Unfortunately, the original source on the web for this information has been lost.   It is now posed on this journal so that I can find it again easily.  Although, it would be great to know that this may help someone else.

{BTW: I also put a print out of the instructions in the glove box for next time}

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Reader Comments (11)

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT TIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHANK
can you change the klometer nterval? say 5000km for oil change or something?
June 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjordan
Thanks I was just looking through the manual and could not find it. I don't think its in there.
May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom ODrain
Finally a solution that works on the 2006 Passat 2.0. There is another non-solution that has been copied everywhere. I thought I must be doing something wrong. I hope this one get more press.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAgan
Thanks very much ;worked first time.
November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Thanks so much...the other instructions from other sites didn't work for us :-)
May 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterknv
thanks it help allot...work at the first time.:)
August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRodolfo
It worked my friend. Thanks!!!
April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGirish
Thank you!!! I've been searching forever!!! Worked great!
March 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCidney
Thanks! I had my Passat serviced this morning and the guys there had no idea how to reset it.
March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPocket Joshua
Thank you so much for the excellent tip. Worked perfectly on the first try!
June 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMatt D

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