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    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 10th Jan 06, 8:52 PM
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    Octavia reset "insp" how please?
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    • 10th Jan 06, 8:52 PM
    Octavia reset "insp" how please? 10th Jan 06 at 8:52 PM
    Does anyone know how to reset the "insp" indicator on a skoda octavia please.
    I's really bugging me and it doesn't understand "no I'm NOT getting you serviced"
    I haven't got one!
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  • SO171NOT
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    • 10th Jan 06, 10:04 PM
    INSP Warning
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    • 10th Jan 06, 10:04 PM
    I had this problem with the Passat - they use the same component. Do NOT be fooled by the INSP warning - it does NOT mean your car needs a service. German cars are very safety aware. If your car needs a service, the word OIL will appear where INSP is currently displayed. This is if an oil-change service is needed. OIL1 will appear when a major service is due. The INSP display is purely there to remind you to inspect the car before driving off - I checked with the main dealer and a fellow petrolhead with a Passat. Hope this helps!
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 10th Jan 06, 10:24 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 10:24 PM
    • #3
    • 10th Jan 06, 10:24 PM
    Does anyone know how to reset the "insp" indicator on a skoda octavia please.
    I's really bugging me and it doesn't understand "no I'm NOT getting you serviced"
    by cheekymole

    This posting might help.
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 11th Jan 06, 7:08 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 7:08 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 7:08 AM
    Brilliant Lorian, thank you
    I haven't got one!
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 11th Jan 06, 7:57 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 7:57 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 7:57 AM
    Brilliant Lorian, thank you
    by cheekymole
    I forgot to say, but I guess you realised the **** in the message is that forum's anti-swear software being a bit over zealous and should read "knob".
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 11th Jan 06, 8:35 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 8:35 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 8:35 AM
    Lol!!!!!!!!!!
    I haven't got one!
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 11th Jan 06, 8:57 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 8:57 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 8:57 AM
    Oh no, it didn't work. Any more ideas?
    I haven't got one!
    • balsingh
    • By balsingh 11th Jan 06, 9:02 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 9:02 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 9:02 AM
    I'm sure it is somewhere in the owners manual. I used to have a Polo with a similar system and instructions on how to reset it where in the owners manual. As a last resort, you could call your local dealer and ask them. You are not obliged to get the car serviced at a dealer so they can't say they wont tell you.
    If you found my comment helpful, please click the 'Thanks' button below
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 11th Jan 06, 9:24 AM
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    • 11th Jan 06, 9:24 AM
    Oh no, it didn't work. Any more ideas?
    by cheekymole
    Here's another description of the process. Definitely attributed to an Octavia. I couldn't create a link to this one:

    For oil press and hold the right hand button on the cluster - oil will appear in the display - release right hand button then turn left hand button clockwise until ----- appears.

    For insp press and hold right hand button - turn on ignition - release button then press and release button again - insp will appear in the display - turn left hand button as before until ----- appears.

    note: if you're clearing the insp service sometimes it's neccessary to clear the oil service afterwards (if it wasn't done at oil service)
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 11th Jan 06, 10:32 AM
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    Off to try it now.......
    I haven't got one!
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 11th Jan 06, 10:41 AM
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    Lorian, thank you, thank you and lots more thank yous.
    It worked and now my Dad is a very happy Octavia driver. He bought the car off me.
    I had put up with it flashing at me for months but it was driving Dad up the wall (not literally of course)
    Thanks again
    I haven't got one!
  • SO171NOT
    Procedures for resetting service / oil / inspection reminders:


    Button "A" is the trip meter(on the right), button "B" is the clock time adjuster(on the left)

    Passat from 2001 onwards (B5.5):
    Ignition off.
    Press and hold down button "A"
    Ignition on.
    The word "SERVICE" will appear in the trip computer display
    Turn button "B" to the right to reset the display
    Turn Ignition off.

    Passat year 2000 (B5 DBW):
    Ignition off
    Press and hold button "A"
    Ignition On
    The word "SERVICE" will appear
    Release button "A"
    Turn button "B" to right until display is cleared

    Passat from 1996-1999:
    Oil Service Reset:
    Ignition off
    Press and hold button "A"
    Ignition On
    Release Button "A"
    Letters "OIL" or "OEL" will display
    Models with digital clock : turn button "B" to right until "---" is displayed
    Models with analogue clock : pull out button "B" until "---" is displyed

    INSP service Reset:
    Ignition off
    Press and Hold Button "A"
    Ignition ON
    Release Button "A"
    Press and release button "A"
    INSP should be displayed
    Models with digital clock : turn button "B" to right until "---" is displayed
    Models with analogue clock : pull out button "B" until "---" is displayed

    If no success 1st go, try it again. Sometimes it takes a couple of goes....
  • mccanute

    Passat from 1996-1999:
    Oil Service Reset:
    Ignition off
    Press and hold button "A"
    Ignition On
    Release Button "A"
    Letters "OIL" or "OEL" will display
    Models with digital clock : turn button "B" to right until "---" is displayed
    Models with analogue clock : pull out button "B" until "---" is displyed
    Originally posted by SO171NOT
    Googled to get here.
    The above worked on my Octavia from 1998 (digital clock).
    Thank you!

    mccanute.
  • Dangle234
    Had to try a couple of times to get it to work on 2000 octavia.
    Been bugging me for weeks.
  • ant130979
    please help my message is not insp or oel it is "FAIL" does anyone no why and how to fix it

    97 passat b5

    thanks in advance
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