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post #81 of 266 (permalink) Old 10-12-2005, 19:43
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buy a metre of 1.5 twin and earth from hardware shop, strip back outer insulation about 3 inches at each end,pull out earth wire (the one with no insulation) strip back insulation about half an inch on the four remaining wires,fit a cheap bell push to one end ,the two wires at the other end will fit snugly into socket. Switch on ignition position 2 press bell button 8 to 20 seconds Bingo .Cost about 2 and you get to sit while you do it.
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I used a paper clip too - just the right diameter to go in the hole. I just used the one clip in pin (hole??) 8 and shorted to earth (the door retaining strap) with another wire. To amplify previous posts, the ignition should be on position II. Shorted No.8 to earth for the required time, but the indicator didn't reset until I had switched off the ignition, and switched on again. For anyone still unsure which pin to use, No. 8 is the one closest to the pedals and nearest the centre of the car. (2004 Conn. SE CDTi)
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Also used the paper clip technique - worked after about 5 attempts
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It worked for me after about 4 attempts seems to be the timing of the connection, anyhow it worked, paper clip fix again
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post #85 of 266 (permalink) Old 14-01-2006, 20:52
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Service Indicator Reset

Hi all,
Just to add to the stats, my 75 is a 1999 2.5 V6 and the procedure worked fine with no apparant side effects. Don't forget though, the RAVE CD says the indicator can only be reset if its within (in my case) 1000km of the service. Maybe this is why some people are experiencing problems?
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As I stated it took me a few attempts but it worked, my car is a late 2001 2.5 MG-ZT 160?? and the service indicator was reading -1500 mls.

I say 160?? because the VIN Number according to the chart in the 75 / ZT forum the engine type for my car is not listed as a 160?

Anyone can help then my VIN is SARRJXLEF2D******
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Another success for the paperclip method. Worked first time on my ZTT jan 04 (pre facelift)
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I bought the little module from the guy from Ebay and it worked perfectly first time. I know it cost 5 when a paperclip would cost a fraction of this, but it really was dead easy and there was no scope for me to get it wrong.
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For the record
Worked first time on '04 R75 Conn., bog standard (Face lift) model.
Inserted paper clips first (both bent) thus able to easily reach with the door closed, set ignition to P2, then shorted. After a few seconds I noticed the display blink, then removed the short. After switching back on, the display showed Inspection and 15000ml.
The reading before I reset was -5260.
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Just think how much dealers are missing out on!! I'd have paid 5 for this too
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As I stated it took me a few attempts but it worked, my car is a late 2001 2.5 MG-ZT 160?? and the service indicator was reading -1500 mls.

I say 160?? because the VIN Number according to the chart in the 75 / ZT forum the engine type for my car is not listed as a 160?

Anyone can help then my VIN is SARRJXLEF2D******
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Two paperclips work a treat. Having only had the car for 2 weeks i gave it an oil change as it was reading oil = -6300 and then reset the gauge and it works brill. now showing inspection 15000.

Great advice.
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Worked on my 0252 75 CDT Connoisseur SE. I tried a few times using one paperclip and couldn't get it to reset. Then tried using 2 paperclips and touching them together and it worked 1st time.
Did accidentally short 4 to 16 when using one paperclip. Anyone know whether this is likely to have caused a problem?
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If there's no smoke or flames, you'll be ok
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Hi, this is my first time here but I'm sure it won't be my last. I've just bought a 2004 75 Connoisseur SE CDTi and am very pleased with it.

Looking for some advice I hit on this forum and am well impressed. I have just had an oil service and was wondering what to do about the service indicator. Found the relevant Technical Information Document so thought I'd give it a go. Put a paperclip in pin 8 of the socket and used a crocodile lead to short it to the door stay. IT WORKED FIRST GO!!!

Thanks for the help.
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Good news and welcome to the forums!

Don't forget to checkout the owners club website - http://www.75andztclub.com
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I'll be giving this a go later on today. Can't see any reason why it shouldn't work (2002 75 Tourer 1.8)
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For some reason our house is currently devoid of paperclips! But 30 amp fuse wire works just as well, service interval reset
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OK so lots of folks have had no results at first by trying this but has anyone had anything serious go wrong as a result of trying it ? (apart from the clock incident)
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Thumbs up Worked for Dec 2002 2.5 V6, many thanks.

It took me quite a few tries though. It didn't work with the pins pre-shorted before turning the ignition to position 2 (it's not supposed to!), or when I took more than a fraction of a second to short them. You have to be pretty quick.

I should have read to the end of this thread; it only occurred to me afterwards that it really is smarter to insert wires or paperclip probes into both pins 4 and 8 first, then short the exposed wires or pins, rather than trying to insert things quickly after turning on the ignition.
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