Reset ŠKODA Octavia Service Oil Light

Resetting the service interval light on a ŠKODA Octavia is a simple procedure. You may need to reset the service light if you are servicing your own vehicle, or occasionally the engineer forgets to reset it.

Details below are instructions on how to reset the service / oil change light indicator for the ŠKODA Octavia Mark 2 (2005 – 2013) and Mark 3 (2013 – present).

Reset ŠKODA Octavia Mk2 Service Light

On the dashboard, you’ll receive a service / inspection indicator spanner symbol flashing and/or a message stating that a service is due. To reset the service light on a Mk2 ŠKODA Octavia:

  1. Ensure the ignition is off
  2. Press and hold the trip meter button
  3. Turn on the ignition
  4. Release the trip meter button when the service message appears
  5. Twist the trip meter button once to the right
  6. Service indicator reminder now reset
How to reset engine service light on Skoda Octavia mark 2
Reset engine service light using the trip meter button

Reset ŠKODA Octavia Mk3 Service Light

On the dashboard, you’ll notice a service / inspection indicator spanner symbol flashing and/or a message stating that a service is due. To reset the service light on a Mk3 ŠKODA Octavia:

  1. Ensure the ignition is off
  2. Press and hold the 0.0 / SET button
  3. Turn on the ignition
  4. You’ll receive the message ‘Reset oil change service?
  5. Press the 0.0 / SET button to agree and confirm
  6. Service indicator reminder now reset
How to reset engine service light on Skoda Octavia mark 3
Reset engine service light using the 0.0 / SET button

How often does a ŠKODA Octavia need Servicing?

How often your Octavia requires servicing depends on your driving style. When a vehicle is used typically for short journeys such as driving in towns, it’s recommended to have more frequent services. This is generally around 10,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is the soonest.

Those that do more miles each year and drive mainly on motorways with constant speeds can have their Octavia serviced over periods of 2 years or 20,000 miles – whichever comes soonest.

How to Check ŠKODA Octavia Mk3 Service Interval

  1. Switch on the ignition
  2. Press and hold button 0.0 / SET until the Service menu item is shown in the display
  3. Release button 0.0 / SET

In the display, the symbol spanner appears for 4 seconds along with the following message for the kilometres or days to the next service appointment.

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