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Service Indicator Light Why Turn It Off?
We have had a Peugeot 3008 in the family for a few years and you can guarantee when service time comes round the light is illuminated long before it is ready for service. It can come on up to 1800 miles before the service mileage is up and starts counting down. When it gets to around 800 miles then the service light illuminates and stays on.
It is for this reason that I decided to give you this information on how to turn the service light off because the longer it is on the more of nuisance it becomes. For me it's because I know when it requires a service so I don't need reminding each time I switch the ignition on. I would think that you feel the same so tell me if I'm wrong?
Why do you want to turn off the service light?
Why do you want to turn off the service light off before you take the car to the garage? There may be a number of different reasons you have for doing this which are listed below :-
- Light illuminated too early
- waiting time to get car booked in garage
- No money available to have job done at the time
- Indicator light being annoying
- Servicing it yourself
Jump straight into the video below to get started and reset your service light. If you are unable to view the video then look further down in this article for step by step written instructions. I do look after you don't I?
Once you have done the job please feel free to let me know how easy it was. If you know anyone who would benefit for this information then why not send the link to them? I am keen to get as many views as I possibly can. Whenever you watch a You-Tube video they will always ask you to like and subscribe. Asking you to share it is my way of getting the word out.
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Ask yourself the questions mentioned above if you feel you need to justify why you should or should not be doing this. There was a time when I wouldn't do this sort of thing, as I didn't feel qualified, and would worry about any consequences. Silly really. It's your car, you can do with it what you will. I can tell you that the worst thing that will happen is that your next service countdown will start when you reset the service light.
Make sure you do service the car.
The important thing is to make sure that you do actually service your car. I wouldn't recommend resetting the counter and forgetting about about servicing it. Service schedules are important to the maintenance and life of your vehicle.
If you want my opinion.
As you read through the tips in this article you might not agree with my reasoning. It's just my opinion but I am guessing that because you have taken the opportunity to either, do a Google search looking for the information, or have been lucky enough to have just stumbled across this guide and find it useful to save for the future. Either way it's up to you. I am the messenger so please don't shoot me for having an opinion.
I know some people don't want to go against the manufacturers advice of a service and warranty policy, particularly with a new car. All well and good if you own a new car or one that still has warranty left on it. Simply turning the light off is not an issue in itself, but it is important to re-iterate that you do service the car and not overlook the fact that the light has been reset. I usually mention this a few times just so you don't forget. If you do turn off the light then you need to remember that the yearly countdown or mileage countdown will start from when the light is reset. Keep this in mind when doing so.
I would never recommend not having your car serviced at the correct manufacturers intervals. What you may not know is that over time oil degrades due to the high temperatures produced in your engine. Running on oil which is past its best will not protect the internal parts of your engine. Over the course of the normal running of your car the oil in your engine becomes contaminated with particles from the wear of the engine. It will likely also become contaminated with fuel which may get past the oil seals in the cylinders of the engine. Not all fuel will burn off so could mix with your oil. Sometimes water may get in your oil too. That could be a subject for another time. Hopefully that will convince you to service at the right intervals.
Read on then
Decision to write this guide.
My reason for deciding to write this guide is because you and many other people are searching for how to do it on Google. I made a decision to try and provide value in what I write and to write for what people are searching for online. I can pretty much guarantee that somebody will find it useful and I get great satisfaction from knowing that.
I also tend to write about things I have had to search for on the inter-web myself. I work on the fact that if I am looking for how to do something then you can bet your bottom dollar that other people are also looking for the same thing. I like to make the experience as good as I possibly can by producing a good quality product. Tell me how you think I am doing.
That makes it a bit of a no brainer for me.
Step by step guide.
Just in case something goes wrong with the video above I will give you a step by step account of what to do to be able to turn off your service light.
- Press the button with 000's or a spanner on the right hand side of the dial binnacle.
- Hold the button in and either turn the key or push the start button.
- Be sure before you turn key or push start that you are in neutral.
- Watch the screen and you will get a countdown timer from 10 to 0
- Release the button and switch off the ignition.
- Finally flick ignition back on to check it has set correctly.
Voila ! That's French for there you go !
Search engine or You-Tube?
When you want to find out how to do something or get information, where do you usually search? I bet the first place you tend to go is Google? Well they are probably the most well known aren't they?
I am finding more and more that You-Tube is an equally good search engine with all the online content that is being produced on there each day. You may not associate them, but did you know that Amazon is on my top 5 list of search engines because that is what their website now is......a search engine. What with the advent of Amazon Kindle Publishing it is likely that you will find a suitable e-book on there about your chosen subject and it could even have been made into an audio-book too. You may even be lucky enough to download it for free which is even better.
Remember I mentioned earlier that I like to provide value in what I do? That includes whether I do something for money or not. This is the value bit here that you're reading. I don't really need to give any further information because you have everything that you need to go away and reset the service light of your Peugeot 3008, but I like to give that little bit extra.
Sometimes it might come in the form of a tip or as simple as a helpful quote. I hope that you feel you have received good value from this free article.
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My thanks to you.
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