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How to reset Service Exceeded by XXX miles after oil change.

Mercedes-Benz Reset Instrument Cluster Service Reminder

Learn how to reset Instrument Cluster Multifunction Display Message that says: “Service A B Exceeded by XXXXX Miles”

There is two ways to reset the service reminder interval.

  • One is to use the steering wheel buttons and access the instrument cluster menu. Instructions on how to do that on several different models are shown below.
  • The second method is to use a OBD II scanner such as the iCarsoft MB II which allows you to reset the service intervals on most Mercedes-Benz models.

The two most common services are: A Service and B service

The Service A maintenance appointment will include the following tasks:

  • Change engine oil and filter,
  • Check the warning and indicator lamps and horn for functionality,
  • Check the windshield/headlamp wiper and washer systems for functionality and fluid levels,
  • Ensure that seat belts are functioning correctly,
  • Inspect tires and check tire pressure (including spare),
  • Inspect brake pad thickness and disc condition,
  • Check and correct all fluid levels, and
  • Reset your vehicle’s FSS counter.

The Service B maintenance appointment will include the following tasks:

  • Change engine oil and filter,
  • Replace windshield wiper inserts,
  • Inspect all tires for pressure for and wear (including spare),
  • Rotate tires,
  • Lubricate and inspect throttle linkage,
  • Check parking brake for functionality and inspect brake pad thickness and disc conditions,
  • Check steering play for proper functionality,
  • Examine headlamps and exterior lamps, warning and indicator lamps, and horn for proper functionality,
  • Check windshield/headlamp wiper and washer systems for functionality and fluid levels,
  • Check seat belts and backrest lock (S-Class only) for proper functionality,
  • Inspect front axle ball joints, rubber boots, and Poly-V-belt,
  • Check major components for leakage,
  • Check for chafe marks, line routing, components,
  • Check and correct all fluid levels, and
  • Reset your vehicle’s FSS counter.

In all SLK, CLK, C-Class, and E-Class models, you’ll also need to replace the dust filter.

How to Reset: Reset Service Indicator

Models 203 and 209 (C-Class and CLK-Class)

  1. Insert key into ignition, switch to position “1“.
  2. Press buttons or repeatedly until the mileage is displayed within the multifunction display.
  3. Press cluster illumination button (1) 3 times in short succession. The battery voltage will be displayed and an audible signal will sound.  Cluster illumination button is on the left side of the cluster, not on the steering wheel.
  4. Turn key in ignition to position “2”
  5. Press the up / down buttons on the left side of the steering wheel until the service menu appears.
  6. Press cluster illumination button (1) once. The Oil Type menu is displayed.
  7. Use the and buttons to select the oil used for the service.
  8. Press the up / buttons to confirm. The display will show: “Reset Oil Confirmation. Push R-Button for 3 seconds”.
  9. Press and hold the cluster illumination button (1) for 3 seconds. The message “Service confirmed” is displayed.

W210 E-Class W210. From years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

 

  1. Turn key in steering lock to position 2.
  2. Within 4 seconds press “0″ button twice. The present status for days or distance displays, within 10 seconds turn the electroninc key in steering lock to position 0.
  1. Press and hold “0″ button while turning electronic key in steering lock to position two again.
  2. The present status for days or distance displays once more.
  3. Continue to hold “0″ button for approximately 10 seconds until a signal sounds and the display shows 10 000 (15000KM) for approximately 10 seconds. Release 0 button; the status is reset.

 

E-Class Years: 2001, 2002

  1. Turn key in steering lock to position 2.
  2. To call up the trip odometer and main odometer, press either of lower two buttons on left hand side of steering wheel (system select looks like file folder) until the display appears.
  3. Press either of the top buttons on steering wheel (arrows) until the FSS indicator appears.
  4. Press R button on the instrument cluster for 2, 4 seconds.
  5. The display reads DO YOU WANT TO RESET SERVICE INTERVAL? CONFIRM BY PRESSING R Press R button on the instrument cluster again and hold until signal sounds.
  1. The message SERVICE INTERVAL HAS BEEN RESET appears on the multifunction display.

W211 Mercedes Benz E Class 2003-2008

W203  C-Class 2001-2007

 

2 comments

  1. Any directions for a 2014 E-350? Did the oil change, but couldn’t reset the service exceeded warning. Help!

  2. I use this site at my shop, helps if you need other makes and models reset procedures:

    http://carhowto.com/how-to-reset-oil-life-maintenance-reminder-light-on-mercedes-clk-class/

    that site has an app too, comes in handy if you need a reset procedure while youre out and about, hope it helps!

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