I just changed the oil and filter in my Smart Car . I need to know how to reset the dash display for days past service date . Thanks for any help .

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Comment by Brabus007 on October 21, 2009 at 11:46am
Are WE having Fun Yet... You may Glean a few fine points from this thread...
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/maintenance-indicator-reset-service-wrench-17189/index2.html
Comment by SATO on October 20, 2009 at 5:02pm
none have worked for me.... on the 20k, post 2.0 update.
Comment by Cherie Braun on October 20, 2009 at 1:54pm
10K or one year is the official word on changing the oil in the smart, and with the synthetic oil there is no reason to change it any earlier. Customers have done so, but for the most part they do because "they have always done it that way." Many of us grew up with the oil change every 3K and believing that it could be 10K takes a leap of faith, but for a lot of people, so does driving your smart that first time!
Comment by Brabus007 on October 19, 2009 at 10:04pm
JimVW,... what method worked for You...???
Comment by Jim VW on October 19, 2009 at 9:38pm
10k is the correct time frame as reccomended by the manufacturer. I got the wrench to reset but I had to repeat the prceedure about a dozen times until it finally worked. (2009 Pure)
Comment by Mary Ann on October 19, 2009 at 9:02pm
Here are two different examples of the reset:

Got the indicator to reset on the second attempt by doing the following:
• Switch on the ignition to position 1.
• Select maintenance indicator within 4 sec by double tapping the left instrument cluster button.
• Switch of the ignition to position 0 (off) within 10 sec.
• Push and hold in the instrument cluster button and switch ignition on (start the car).
• Hold the instrument cluster button for another 10sec.
• In that time, the spanner symbol on the LCD will flash and eventually reset. Comment by Robert B. Lyon on May 30, 2009 at 5:25pm
Delete Comment I had a very hard time with the instructions above (lifted from the UK site). I kept mucking around until I finally got the reset to work. This is what I THINK worked:

1• Switch on the ignition to position 1.
2• Select maintenance indicator by double tapping the left instrument cluster button.
3• Switch of the ignition to position 0 (off).

Steps 1 through 3 must be completed BEFORE the wrench starts flashing in the instrument cluster display.

4• Push and hold in the instrument cluster button and switch ignition on (start the car).
5• CONTINUE TO Hold the instrument cluster button for another 10sec.
6• In that time, the spanner symbol on the LCD will flash and eventually reset.

In step 4, I did start the car, though very leisurely by pausing for a few seconds at key position 1 before starting. Next time (a year from now), I'll retry this technique but testing the theory that the car must be started.

I hope this helps. I especially hope that this does not further derail other peoples' attempts.
Comment by SATO on October 19, 2009 at 2:54pm
Ryan states "And i'm kinda hoping that 10,000 miles wasn't your first oil change..." ??? 10K is the first oil change on a smart... and the next is @ 20K...
Comment by Connie and Tim Fellows on October 18, 2009 at 10:40pm
To Perform Reset
Switch the ignition to position 1.
Select maintenance indicator within 4 sec by pressing the instrument cluster button twice.
Switch OFF the ignition (position 0) within 10 seconds
Push and hold in the instrument cluster button and switch ignition ON.
Continue holding the instrument cluster button for another 10 seconds. The wrench symbol on the LCD will flash and eventually reset.

It took me about five tries before I finally got mine to reset but it does work.
Comment by Bob & Jan on October 18, 2009 at 4:57pm
Go to www.evilution.co.uk. Click on common questions and then click on the "look here" in the question about the service light. This should give you the way to reset your service wrench. This is a good site to bookmark.
Comment by Ryan on October 18, 2009 at 3:53pm
i'm assuming you mean the wrench? Don't think anybody has found a way to reset that shy of taking it to the dealer. And i'm kinda hoping that 10,000 miles wasn't your first oil change...

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