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[Vivaro] Service Reset Spanner refuses to cancel

Discussion in 'Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Derivatives) Commercial Vehicles owners forum' started by PETROLHEAD, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. PETROLHEAD

    PETROLHEAD Member

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    Hi all

    I am struggling to get rid of the service reset spanner and mileage warning from my 07 2.5 cdti Vivaro.

    I employed the usual technique, throttle depressed, ignition to on, pump brake 3 times, and the spanner began to flash, but then did not go out or reset, so ignition off, release throttle. Now the spanner flashes each time i turn on, the mileage countdown remains, currently at 250 miles, and then the spanner goes to permanently lit next to the odometer readout until turning off.

    A former renault mechanic advised me that its quite common for this to get stuck in a loop somehow, but there must be something i can try?

    My delphi ds 150 diagnostic tool won't access any service reset option, in fact i believe the pedals are the ONLY way to reset it according to the same mechanic.

    Has anyone else been stuck with the spanner light indefinitely?

    I have tried the pedals reset lots of times since the countdown began, so i'm at a loss now what to do next.

    Is it an ecu error?


    thanks in advance

    shrew
     
  2. Harrydog1

    Harrydog1 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was pump the brake 15 times?
     
  3. Nick H

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    Nah it is the brake three times as the OP says - however just to clarify, it's ignition on *first*, then throttle down, then brake 3 times, then release all pedals. Try that if you haven't. Failing that perhaps a battery disconnect for a short time and retry may help.
     
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    I'm pretty sure i've tried all variations of the pedals and ignition but i'll make sure again.

    I'll do the battery disconnect too, although i didn't think that was very effective on modern stuff?
     
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    It's quite surprising just how effective it can be sometimes, if issues software related occur sometimes resetting can fix the strangest anomolies - bit like rebooting windows on your PC. It's not 100% always an effective fix - if issues re-occur then it's normally more than just a glitch, but it's always worth a try.
     
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    Battery off for an hour or so, even shorted the leads for a total ecu discharge, tried again several times, and several variations of the switch pedal/order and still no joy.

    got to be something more going on somewhere?
     
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    A few years ago I had a similar problem. The guy at the indie we use told me to do exactly the following:

    · Turn the Ignition ON (position 2) but do not start the engine
    · Within 100 seconds of turning the key, press the accelerator pedal to the floor and hold it down
    · While still holding down the accelerator, press and release the brake pedal twice, then press it a 3rd time and hold it down
    · Release both pedals
    · Within around 10 seconds, the Oil Service warning light should turn off
    · Immediately Turn Ignition OFF, then within 3 seconds turn it back ON (position 2)
    · Turn Ignition back OFF to complete

    Hope it helps,
    Jim
     
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    Just tried that around 10 times, still the same.

    The countdown mileage lights, the spanner flashes, but nothing resets, it just flashes until the odometer shows and the spanner then lights permanently.

    Doing my head in...
     
  9. Nick H

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    Okays - another angle to consider - are both tracks of the brake lamp switch functioning ok.? Any faults stored for brake lamp switch circuits? You should be able to look at engine data with your Delphi and have a look at what the switch tracks are reading with the brake pedal pressed/released. Brake switch 1/2 should both switch from inactive to active.

    Worth checking the same for the throttle position too, to make sure it's reading 100% with a full throttle press.

    Basically if one of these isn't correct then it could be why the light isn't resetting.
     
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    Yeah i think you might be on to something with that, although i have already done an error check for fault codes, and found none, i didnt go as deep as brake and throttle switch activation.

    I'll have to do that if my dephi allows it when I'm back in tbe workshop
     
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