How To Reset Mercedes Service Message

How To Reset Mercedes Service Message

Service lights on a dashboard are a useful tool for the discerning motorist. No longer is it necessary to mark down the mileage between each service—and in all likelihood, forgetting it and overrunning on service intervals. Today, a discreet illumination on the dash not only tells you when to schedule an appointment, but also conveniently counts down the mileage until you need to do so…

But what if you carry out certain work on your vehicle yourself but don’t have the computer program to reset the light?

The following discusses what needs to be done to reset the service message (plus a few pointers as to why DIY car maintenance might not be as much of a cost-saver as you might first think)

Mercedes Benz Service and Resetting the Service Message

  • How to reset the service message
  • Is a Mercedes Benz service always necessary when the service light comes on?

How to reset the service message 

Any cursory Google search will bring up a myriad of results professing to show you how to reset a Mercedes service message. Most go something like this:

  • Push the ignition once, see the dials do a sweep around
  • Hold down the phone button and then hold the OK button to bring up the Vehicle Data menu
  • Release both buttons and, using the scroll down button, highlight the ASSYST PLUS on the menu
  • Press OK
  • A message will appear instructing you to switch on the ignition to activate ASSYST PLUS
  • Push the ignition once (so the lights come on but the engine doesn’t start)
  • A new menu will appear
  • Scroll to Full Service and press OK
  • A new menu will appear headed Service 01
  • Scroll to Confirm Service
  • Press OK
  • Select the oil grade used, press OK, Service Carried Out, Yes
  • Once Full Service Completed comes up, turn the ignition off and back on again

Sounds easy, right? Well, it might not be quite as straightforward as all that. One issue might be that the above steps don’t get rid of the service light. Another is that the Mercedes ME app that you’ll likely have doesn’t update. 

Quite simply, the only guaranteed way to reset the Mercedes service message is to get the vehicle correctly and professionally serviced. To be honest, if you’re going to the expense of owning and driving a Merc, why would you want to take shortcuts when it comes to maintaining it?

Is a Mercedes Benz service always necessary when the service light comes on?

Much as online message board chatter might make you think it’s not necessary to conform to the advised maintenance of your precious wheels, nothing could be further from the truth. The service light comes on to tell you that proactive maintenance should be carried out so that your ride continues to perform as expected. 

Why Choose a Mercedes Benz Service Center 

  • Cost-saving, guarantees, and qualified maintenance

Cost-saving, guarantees, and qualified maintenance

Entrusting your Merc to a professional service center might seem to be expensive, but it’s really not the case.

Consider the following:

  • A Mercedes-trained technician knows the nuances of each make, model, and age of the vehicle
  • You’ll benefit from Mercedes-approved parts
  • The work is guaranteed
  • Such proactive maintenance dramatically reduces the chances of lowered performance or vehicle failure in the future
  • It’s more cost-effective in the long-term as problems don’t go undetected that might end up causing a more expensive issue to fix further down the line

In short, attempting to circumnavigate and switch off a Mercedes service message is a foolhardy move. Not only do you risk further maintenance issues in the future but it’s highly likely that the car won’t be running at optimum level. When it comes to driving a Merc, half the joy comes from handling a piece of finely tuned German engineering. So why on earth would you do anything that lessens the pleasure?

Need a Mercedes Benz Service? You Need Autobahn of Boca

When it comes to Mercedes expertise at affordable prices, no one does it better than Autobahn of Boca. Our highly skilled Mercedes vehicle technicians are all dealer trained and are as passionate about the Mercedes marque as you are.

The fact that we’re independent and not constrained to main dealer prices means that we’re free to pass our savings onto you, plus bring you outstanding customer service that all of our clients are delighted to receive.

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