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How to reset, Mercedes Benz A-Class Service Indicator
How to reset your Mercedes (W168) A-Class Service Indicator.
This page is for information only, I am not Mercedes Benz so if this doesnt work or you have other problems go to Mercedes. If you cant get it to work, you arent doing it right! If you do decide to use this information then you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PLUS, this only applies to the W168 Mk1 and Mk1 Facelifted A-Class only, IE: A140, A160, A190 & A210 Petrol and the A160CDI, A170CDI diesel engines.
That is the model below
This will not work on a W169 model which is from late 2004 onwards!
So please stop emailing me saying it doesnt work if your motor is newer than late 2004! It wont work as its only for the earlier A-class (W168) model.
The how to reset the Assyst, Procedure.
Turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock and immediately press button 000.0 twice within the space of one second.
Turn the key to position 0 in the ignition lock.
Pressand hold button 000.0 then turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock, Keeping button 000.0 pressed, dont let go!!!! You will hear a beep.
The service message with current remaining distance or remaining time appears. Keep button 000.0 pressed!!!
After about 10 seconds, an acoustic signal will sound and the service display with the new starting distance or starting time appears for about 10 seconds.
Now release button 000.0
Thats it youve reset your service indicator.
If this procedure doesnt work first time its typically because you have let go of the 000.0 button at some point. Try again.
Additional for Vaneo and maybe W169???
Rich Hall writes: My recently purchased 05 Vaneo requires me to press the "+" button instead of 000.0 to reset the trip.
The above original instructions failed for reset the service interval but when I tried the instructions but using the "+" button instead of 000.0, the service interval reset perfectly.
I hope this helps others.
Ive also found this within about 10 seconds of searching.
Wasnt hard to find!
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A160 Stiff Steering, HI alarm, Alarm jams on, interior light
Thanks for a bunch of great advice. Here s my 5 cents worth .I found that the steering gets stiff as the revs fall and traced it to a blocked breather ( collapsed rubber oil contaminated jellyish) hose and it fixed the problem after replacing hose located on Rhs(facing knees against bumper) of engine.
Interior light not extinguishing also was corrected cos back door was not fully engaging striker plate and needed aligning.
Hi oil light comes on if you do extreme braking or acceleration when the dipstick show normal full position as the oil sloshes onto sensor. if it is too full you have to drain exceess oil.
Thealarm continuing to go off I traced to a stuck relay. reset it by cleaning the spark eroded sticky contact points after removing relevant relay and fuse( use the paper insert to locate the alarmrelay then use a sharp flat screwdiver to pry the plastic cover open and voila the coil and armature/points will be seen and can be serviced
brown gunge in the oil cap can be condesation mayonaise on a high milage unserviced car and not a blown head gasket, mayonaise on the dipstick is another story, which will need you to flush the engine (sometimes twice, pull the cylinder head and skim clean and replace the seals/gaskets and filters as per service requirements
Posted by: Sean Lakeside on 10 December 2012
Thanks for the information Sean
I have a V reg A160 and love it. Is there a way of disconnecting the imobillizer? I have a small red thing attached to the fob which I assume is what I use. But dont know where to disconnect?
Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Jennie Horner on 01 September 2012
there will be a socket somewhere to plug it in. Usually in the glove box or down by the footpedals
Thank You - It Worked!
Posted by: John Taylor on 23 August 2012
Thank you for posting these instructions on how to re-set the sevice indicator on a Mercedes A-Class. I have just re-set the indicator on my 2001 A160 (W168) first time.
Hi I have had an A190 for about a year. I have figured out most things in it without a manual, but what I want to know is: what does the switch marked S at the top and W at the bottom, beside the auto gear change column mean? Every now & then I switch from one to the other, but don t notice any difference.
Posted by: Julie Caukwell on 02 August 2012
S and W are summer and winter, W makes the changes longer between changes
hi the engine sighn has just come up on my a class150 can you tell me what it is please
Posted by: Paul on 24 July 2012
no idea never owned a W169 model a-class
Posted by: Anne Elibol on 26 May 2012
I have an A190 that I m not yet amiliar with.I can t find the answer though in the manual..I switched on ignition and the hazard lights started flashing.I pressed hazard warning button to see if it had been on,it made no difference.As I drove along the only time I could stop them was when I indicated left or right.They d cease but come on again after a minute!! The only time they stopped was another minute after I turned off the engine. Any suggestions?
Worked a treat on my 99 A170.
Posted by: peter on 16 May 2012
Engine cuts off in reverse
Hi, i have got the aventgarde a140 52 plate. When i put car in reverse it just shuts down, it wont start in reverse gear, no matter how much i have driven it as soon as i put it in reverse all the dashlights go off and engine goes off? any advice, could it be transmission fluid? Thanks
Posted by: Melissa Farrell on 27 March 2012
er wibble! no idea
ABS and ESp lights on
Posted by: samina on 18 March 2012
Hi hoping you can help I own a a170 1999 Diesel a class bought it last year recently The Abs and Esp lights have come on in the display any idea what this could be and is it going to be expensive to repair. Also the interior lights come on and of as I am driving it seems that maybe one of the doors is loose or something however I have no idea how to find out its extremely annoying especailly at night. thanks
AClass keeps going into emergency mode
I have a 1998 Avantgarde which keeps going into slow mode, BAS comes up on the dash and despite having spent over £1000 trying to rectify the problem It happens again and again sometimes a few times in a row then it doesn t happen again for a while. Today I had to pull over 15 times on the way to work on the way back it didn t happen once. Usually when I turn the engine off and start up again it runs fine. If you have the time please would you be able to shed some light on what the problem might be? Thank you.
Posted by: Camilla Jefferson on 16 March 2012
no idea sorry but I think you need to get the error code in the memory checked and any local garage should have the kit to do this.
I have a mercedes a170 reg 2002 and when i switch on the ignition i see on my display a little spanner with the number -1 next to it? thanks a lot
Posted by: jab on 28 February 2012
Its telling you it needs a service
Posted by: Woody on 26 February 2012
After a lot of trying and surfing finally the right answer, delightfull. Thank you for ignoring Mercedeces arrogance ;)
A 140 Service indicator
Posted by: Nigel England on 25 February 2012
Am buying a second hand A 140 in a couple of days, downloaded your ""Service assist"" reset ----- just in case !!. Thank s
A180cdi( w169) crazy instrument panel shows phantom faults !!
Help, took out battery and charged up and replaced it, fine. A week later display panel showed check coolant fault so i checked and coolant was fine ! and fault has stayed on .
Today, whilst driving panel showed ABS fault and then ESP fault 5 seconds later and then accompanied by the fuel guage dropping dead and showing no fuel . Even the reserve light was off ! Upon applying the brakes i could feel the ABS working fine !
I got home turned engine off and then turned ignition on and ABS and ESP faults were off and fuel guage sprang into life !
Satisfied that it was my imagination ,i started the engine and behold faults returned and fuel guage died again !
is my car haunted or have mercedes built these in to fleece customers of shed loads of cash !!
Any advice , miracles appreciated
Posted by: perm on 25 February 2012
Sorry no idea with w169 models.
No high beams and dim dashboard light
Hi, I own a 2001 Mercedes A160. It has low kms and has been cared for very well. On my last service I had the light bulbs replaced and on its return, the high beams don t work. Initially I thought the wrong bulbs had been replaced or something, but if I flicker my high beams, they work. So when I need to use them, I have to hold them on flicker , otherwise when pushed forward into high beam position, they do not work, just stay at the normal light range.
Second problem - yesterday my dash board lights suddenly went dim. They are virtually impossible to see during the day, but at night time when the head lights are on, they appear faintly. The dashboard lights which are dim are the ones which display kms, trip meter, temperature, time and gear . I read a previous post which suggested to use the + and - buttons to adjust the brightness, however this does not work.
Can anybody help me with my two problems?
Posted by: Amy on 23 February 2012
it sounds like you have a fuse or relay issue. Difficult to diagnose though!
A 160 maintenance
At 200,000 KM what kind of repairs can I expect when I bring my Mercedes-Benz A 160 for maintenance to the mechanic?
Posted by: Rob on 19 February 2012
rear suspension, poly belt, steering rack, front suspension bushes.
wondering if you could help my c class indecater lights wont stop flashing all night ...ahhhhhhhhh ! PAIN
Posted by: marc on 13 February 2012
nope, no idea!
Hi I dont know if u can help?? I have a clk230 and had a lambda sensor and lots of other work done in nov. My service is overdue on the car by 500 miles (broke till next pay day!!) and wondered would this triggrer the engine diagnostics lamp to come on??? as the car runs fine but dont want to cause any damage!!
Posted by: JAy on 05 February 2012
no it wont, so probably something wrong. but not knowledgeable about the CLK at all.
Posted by: h a mattan on 02 February 2012
I need your help to sort out problem of F sing showing in dashboard.
my car is vaneo automatic 2003.
thanks for help.
throttle issues possible 02 bank
could you advise me on hopw to check and changethe 02 banks on the avant garde a160 s reg. Your service reset worked a treat. i would apprecate your comments. thanks
Posted by: Rick Peake on 02 February 2012
Change the what on the what? Sorry thats beyond my scope of knowledge
2003 a 160 wont start
Hi, i hope you can help me . i bought a 160 yesterday the car started fine i drove the petrol station about 15 mins away put the petrol.when i went to leave the petrol station the car would not start everything seems to work no warning lights on dash windows,radio,everything works but when i trun the key nothing happens not even a sound after about the tenth attempt i called the aa waited for about 40 mins went back and the car started fine drove the car back everythings seems to work well drives nice and smooth no warning lights on dash.got home switch the car off tried starting again it went dead again.next morning the car started fine switch off and start again started fine. any ideas?
Posted by: patrick on 31 January 2012
control unit ftc defective for gearbox on a190 2002
where is this unit located please and can this be repaired?
Posted by: tony bassett on 21 January 2012
reverse light problems
Hi i hope you can help me or even have any ideas about my problem. i drive a 1998 1.4 manual A class and recently the reverse lights stoped working so i found out that i should replace the switch. i changed the switch but now the lights are always on (even if i now put the old switch back in). ive looked into the hole and there seems to be a selector/mechanism that does not move and is off centre and this seems to be holding the switch in. Any ideas would be a great helpThanks
Posted by: matt stowe on 09 January 2012
way beyond my scope of knowledge. Good luck
Hi there, glad I found your site.
I have an A170 Avantgarde 1999 diesel semi-automatic. In the display section on the dashboard where it usually reads which gear I am in (1-5) it just displays an F I also have the ABS & ESP warning lights showing and it would only drive about a meter then not let me go any further as if in saftey mode.
I saw a lady before had written about the F sign and you advised her to check her battery. I took mine out and left it to charge, it took 12 hours to get it fully charged and now it drives but is very jolty, however the F sign is still there whichever gear it s in. This did happen once when I was on the motorway when it suddenly lost power and displayed an F but hasn t happened before when going slower then 70 mph - until now!
Do you have any idea what could be the problem? Any help would be so much appreciated :)
Posted by: Geo on 08 January 2012
if other warning lights are on then i d say something more than a battery is at fault here
Bleeping merecedes A140
I wonder if you can help me. I have two problems.
1) I have just purchased a mercedes A140, over the last few days it has had 3 warning bleeps on 4 occasions. There is no warning lights appearing, do you know why this is??
2) The mileage is not displayed in any key position or when the car is running. Any ideas?
Posted by: Tinga Smith on 05 January 2012
sounds like a warning of some kind but if the digital dispaly isnt working then you cant tell whats wrong.
Start Error on A190
Strange one. My wife s Mercedes A190 has had intermittant START ERROR messages. We replaced the battery, but it didn t seem to fix the problem permanently. Auto elec recommends starter motor (YUK)
However, whenever I start the car with my (spare) key, it starts every time.
Could it be as simple as a faulty key (immobiliser)
Posted by: Joseph Tesoriero on 02 January 2012
could be the transponder in the key. A starter motor replacement is expensive as well so i d look at the key first.
Power Steering fault
i ve got a 1999 A160 Elegance, I have following problems with it.
1- Display light on the dash are not bright(lit),can see very dim in back ground
2- Passenger side window not working
3- Steering become very stiff when turning or reversing, after switching the car off and on its ok till nxt turn or reverse.
4-Cranked noise from passenger side wheel when turning left
5- No warning lights at all
6- Had engin power jet washed
7- Indicator switch is faulty
could you please help me out with these informations. Many thanks
Posted by: zia on 29 December 2011
1- press the + button to increase brightness
2 - Check switch
3 - check power steering fluid first, probably because of 6
4 - Drive shaft bearing? Have you looked underneath?
5 - ????
6 - which idiot did that then? Idiot!
Problem with my mercedes
I was so happy when i find this website. please i just service my mercesdes A 160 2002 MODEL but a signal just keep appearing on the dash board which says HI. AND IT KEEPS MAKING A WARNING SIGN.
Thanks so much.
Posted by: OLA on 17 December 2011
Does no one read these comments? HI means too much oil
Mercedes A170 cdi
Hi i have Mercedes A170 -2002 and i don t know where is the temperature gauge, to chack engine temperature?
Posted by: Sem on 11 December 2011
there isnt one
´f ´on the panel
Posted by: clemence neelankavil on 22 November 2011
my mArc A class 190 diesel gives a f sign on the panel but the ca drives fine.ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE.
Windows dont works
Posted by: Edwin on 20 November 2011
I have a A160 1999, windows somethings works, for some time dont work at all, but works for some time again, and now again dont work. Please help me. Thanks
Family Vacation Ideas
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Posted by: Family Vacation Ideas on 16 November 2011
a150 mileage error
i have an a class 150 2007 and its just had an mot and service..the mileage before it went in for the mot was approx 30.000 when it came back from the mot the mileage showing was 22.000.......how has this happened ? any ideas would be great as i am baffled
the garage also reset the service indicator on the dashboard
Posted by: nick moore on 01 November 2011
ask the place that did the MOT
A-Class 2009 Service Reset
hi Mike, any updates for service reset on the new shape A=Class
Posted by: Mark White on 27 October 2011
its on the page, someone emailed it on and also in the manual apparently, but not having a manual I cant confirm.
Hi I have A140 2001 model. the speedometer light works only partially 140k and 160k does not work do you have any suggestions. is there any fuse that needs to be checked.
Posted by: Jai on 24 October 2011
probably the lights in the back of the insturment binnacle. Have you also tried pressing the + button? this and the - button toggle the display brighness
Does anyone know how I can reset mercedes a180 2005 servise?
Posted by: mert on 23 October 2011
A170 low power
I have an A170 year 2002. It normaly goes well and even better now I have put new injectors in but on the odd occoxsion espically when i pull my trailer over adistance it will go into what seem an emergency mode and only rev to 3000 rpm. There are no warning lights Just a big lack of power. Normaly on my return journey it will be on from a new start up.
I wondered if it could be getting hot but no high temp lights come on .Its fully serviced and new filters all round
Any ideas please
Posted by: Kenneth Booth on 09 October 2011
Posted by: harry on 09 October 2011
hi can you help me i moved my car out of the drive went back locked my house door when i got back in the car it would not turn over there is no dash board lights. every thing else works it just has no dash lights and wont turn over. i have checked all the fuses and they are all OK can you help
Following your instructions it took less than 2 minutes to get rid of the spanner and mileage notice that I have been getting for over a year. Thank you.
Owner of 1998 A160 Avantgarde
Posted by: Sam Mehani on 06 October 2011
i have a mercedes a140 ( year 2000)
Posted by: nello on 18 September 2011
.........your procedure it s works.....thank you..... you are greet!
hi,ihav an automatic mercedes benz avantgrade A class (2001) it is dislaying F when it should be on D while driving.and it is noisier and less smoother to drive when on F.would you be able to help me PLEASE regards from susan
Posted by: susan on 16 September 2011
get your battery checked
Mercedes a class 160 elegance
I just got an A160 Elegance 1999 T reg. I have a few issues and any guidance would be a massive help! Firstly the steering wheel has the tendancy to get heavy, as if the power steering goes...usually when Im parallel parking or doin a 3point turn! But when i turn the car off and on again its back to normal, but this is obviously not very convenient. There seems to also be a creaky sound when turning too. And finally when im in traffic i cant really hold it on a hill as it judders in 1st gear.
Do you have any guidance or advice please?
Posted by: Charmaine on 15 September 2011
Steering, change the oil first, if its still bad then the power steering pump is on its way out. Juddering is probably clutch related. The creaking noise might be related to the power steering.
a class air flow meter
just wanted to know if i can use a second hand air flow meter on my a class? some people say you can others say u cant and my garage had trouble re-coding it, help please x
Posted by: claire on 27 August 2011
no you cant, there coded to the ECU. Whoever thought that one up at mercedes wants beating into oblivion, mercedes have probably given him a medal!
HI just bought A160 elegance night mare already it has had a thatcham alarm fitted on it which has srtopped me starting it up have managed to get round it but engine is firing but wont start any idea what it could be ??? is it easy to diconnect the alarm fitted ???
Posted by: kamal on 26 August 2011
not easy to remove otherwise it wouldnt have thatcham approval. Looks like you need a mercedes specialist or mercedes themselves.
reset service light for a A Class A169? 2008
Please could you tell me how to switch off the service light in a Mercedes A150 2008 model?
Posted by: olive holland on 25 August 2011
sorry no idea
Posted by: joy on 23 August 2011
Thankyou so much for instructions for reset on A 170. local garage couldn t fix it after servicing car.was really fed up with the excuses, but your fix worked a dream. keep up the good work and thankyou once again.x
Posted by: MIKE on 22 August 2011
thanks,it works as you well know!!if only engine management light was as easy . cheers again
Battery Malfunction Light won´t turn off after replacing battery and alternator
Have replaced the battery and alternatorr and battery malfunction indicator light won t shut off. Have brought the car, Mercedes C230 Kompressor, to MB mechanic and no fault codes were found. Modules, including front and rear SAMs, passed. Checked blue wire from alternator to ECU to front SAM and had good continuity. Light still won t shut off. Any help?
Posted by: Dave on 19 August 2011
Sorry mate no help here. Only do A-classes
A160 Stuck down electric window
I have a A160 aand the front drivers electric window is stuck halfway. Was working intermittently and now not at all.. Any ideas how to get it closed with out resorting to taking it to Mercedes
Posted by: Jonathan Webster on 12 August 2011
spanner sign on A140
Posted by: MICHAEL on 28 July 2011
Hi there just tried the instructions 3 times and the spanner sign cleared. Thanks alot because the sign was doing my head in and i know if i had gone to merc dealer they would have ripped me off. Thanks once again.
Vaneo works pressing
My recently purchased 05 Vaneo requires me to press the ""+"" button instead of 000.0 to reset the trip.
The above original instructions failed for reset the service interval but when I tried the instructions but using the ""+"" button, the service interval reset perfectly.
I hope this helps others,
Posted by: Rich Hall on 21 July 2011
thanks for that, have added this to the page
Cheers mate. Only bought my A140 yesterday and I already know how to reset the service counter!!
Secon day of driving turned on rear wash wipe and engine light came on :-( Maybe because.....
When I filled up, and removed petrol cap there was a big vacuum. Is there a breather pipe on the tank? Don t think they have a breather hole in the caps anymore.
Posted by: John on 08 July 2011
vacuum on fuel cap release is normal
Good day to you
I have a A 160 elegance, and I bought it with the red light ESR appearing. I think that it means that the airbag system is desactivated. Could you please let me know how to activate it? and or how to turn of this alarm?
Looking forward to hearing from you with my best regards
Posted by: NICE MAN on 29 June 2011
have you checked the fuses?
A 160 Misfiring at 4K
Hi, Thanks in advance for your help/suggestions.
My Merc A160 02 reg:
1) Misfire only when is stationary (not in gear) not problem at all whilke I m driving (I ve pushed to the limit and no misfiring there).
2) Unfortunately when I opened the oil cap I ve found lots of brown junk in there (LIKE AWFULL CHEESE) Someone told me that I need to put the car in the bin..WHAT? Is it true?
Thanks again and keep up the great job.
Posted by: Nicky on 19 June 2011
Engine Management Light
Posted by: Niki Perry on 27 May 2011
Hi, I was wondering if you could help?
I have an A-class 140 2001 and last week it had the spanner light on to say it needed a service and the miles were counting down. Anyway, I haven t got round to getting it done and now the engine management light has come on. Could this be because the service has not been done? Sorry to sound like such a girl about this, it s because I am!!!
how can i reset the service indicator on mercedes a 140?
hi i have a mercedes A140, i tryed to reset service indicator as instructed,nothing worked.on the indicator appears 2 spanners, remaining time or remaining distance with a minus sign.PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME????
Posted by: mark cotterill on 27 May 2011
try again. It does work
A Class 07 plate
Could you please tell me if most or any instructions for repairs relate to My A Class A 150 07 plate, because i have got that model and I cannot seem to find any info about the w169 series, even Haynes do not make a book for that model.
I am asking you in good faith for this info because I am retired now and I do like to do most of the minor maintenance on my car, and try not to go to Merc agents who are far too expensive for me all I want really is some basic info as to what goes where and be able to rcognise some of the parts .
Hoping you can help me.
Posted by: Cliff Calvert on 13 May 2011
Cliff, I know nothing about the W169 model a-class as i ve never owned one. What I will say is that you enquire about parts prices at mercedes benz as the prices for consumables for my A210 where quite cheap. EG: Front brake disks where £23 each.
How to reset, Mercedes Benz A-Class Service Indicator
Thank you for the information on how to reset A-Class service indecator. It worked first time on my A160, Your help is much appreciated!!!
Posted by: Shane on 29 April 2011
no probs glad it was useful.
Posted by: Miranda Mosliin on 23 March 2011
Fantastic, no more beeping! Also I didn t know about the car towing button being for turning the alarm off, that nugget will come in very handy. Many thanks.
Posted by: muzzy on 13 March 2011
I can t say THANK YOU CUZ that s not enough either. my mech been tyring to RESET after the service without success and everytime I went back to him, he keeps giving appointment saying he s to busy to sort it out!!! How on earth this could have cost me if i could take car to MERC to sort it out? YOU VE JUST SAVE ME A FORTUNE and two spanners now showing 10k!!!! not too sure to have one spanner or two cuz i ve been playing with both several occassion since I knew how to RESET!!! you are Star. thank you
Diolch yn fawr
Can I just say a big thank you for your free information. It certainly worked on mine
Posted by: Dazzalar on 25 February 2011
Brilliant! Thank you so much!
Posted by: Abi Jones on 22 February 2011
I am a total technophobe but your instructions were wonderfully clear and I managed to do this on my first attempt. Thank you so much for sharing this information.
i have mercedes clk 500, moder 2004, american specifications.
display showing A CLASS SERVICE EXCEEDED 100 KMS
PLS INFM WHAT TO DO?
Posted by: LAJPAT RAY on 20 February 2011
if you can afford an CLK surely you could afford to ask mercedes? I dont have a clue!
Fob Not Working ( A class 160 )
hello, i was wondering if some one can help me ?? i changed the batteries of my fob ( A class 160 ) and press the button to open my car, it did nt work. after that i inserted the old batteries which were working but the fob again did not work. can u plz sort out this probleme please ???
Posted by: Amy on 13 February 2011
there is a procedure in the manual on how to join the key fob to the car. Cant tell you what page as no longer have an a-class manual.
Many thanks indeed.
Just would like to say a very big THANK YOU for providing such clear information, worked first time.
Best regards, Frank
Posted by: Frank Bell on 12 February 2011
A140 Gearbox problem
I have an A140 automatic. My car makes a terribble sound if i put hem in drive or reverse. I here a loud klicknoise. Alsoo the indictaor shows F and i can not langer switch the gears whith the tiptonic.
Can you help me out?
Posted by: Gunter on 08 February 2011
no idea but it doesnt sound health
I hope yoou can help me.
Posted by: Jane Williams on 17 January 2011
a battery swap shouldnt stop the keyfobs from working. There is a proceedure to re-code the keys to the car but some times it works others it doesnt. Its in the handbook.
mercades A class
Hi i have a mercades A140 and on the dash it has come up with a simble of two spanners and the number 30 do you know what this means please.
Posted by: kevin marples on 07 January 2011
2 spanners means its due a B service and its 30 days to the due date.
A170 CDI 1999 ELECTRIC WINDOWS STOP WORKING
Posted by: amir on 06 January 2011
Hi: this is 2nd time i have same fault on my windows!! last time just i tried to many garages & mechanics but nobody underestand whats the problem!! after 2 month just all widows start to work without doing anything!! but few days ago stoped working againe. can you help me please
hi,pls can u help, when i travel in a140 for longer distance say 10miles plus, H1 indicator comes up for few minutes and then disappears/pls can u advice what cud be the fault. tks
Posted by: sonali on 27 December 2010
hi is usually a sign of too much oil in the engine
Posted by: grum on 24 December 2010
Worked first time for me thanks my A140 sorted
Thanks for service light tip , turned off my service light within 3 minutes for reading your tip. also can you tell me how to turn of the orange engine management light please Thank you very much.
Posted by: Tim ireland on 14 December 2010
you cant unless you have a mercedes computer or you buy one of those cheap readers off fleabay
I bought a 2001 E Class 200 Classic the day before snow hit Scotland. I m now finding that I have ice on the inside of the windows. I think this might be due to vents being blocked while it has been standing outside. I ve owned a C Class previously but never had this problem before.
Is it just due to -12 degrees or do I have a serious problem?
Posted by: Steve Green on 12 December 2010
dont know never owned an E-class
-5500 sign on the dash of A160
Hi, my A160 2004 shows -5500; what does this mean? is it over dure for 5500 kms? how often should it be service
It s really good having ur advice on this web
Posted by: Juan on 28 November 2010
depends on how the dash is setup, I think the W169 models where setup for distance not time, otherwise your service indicator is 5500 days over due which means it was due a service 15 years ago which is 9 years before it was made. But this wouldnt surprise me if it was days. either way its over due a service.
2002 aclass 190 autamatic
Posted by: mrs frances wright on 16 November 2010
Sir my car runs well but when i park anywere and go back to it some time it starts and other time it wont there dosent seem to be any power its dead had it taken to a garage and the bloody thing starts its like its having me on thank you
a140 gear problem
Posted by: andy on 12 November 2010
could you help please,just got a140 semi auto won,t go into fifth gear and if you go over 40 (f) shows on dash then you have to stop switch off engine and goes agian any ideas please.
2000 model A170 cdi
Posted by: mo on 10 November 2010
Hi my wife has a year 2000 model A170 cdi Auto when you start the car there is a faint bleep which is constantly there which is driving her mad, sometimes the bleep remains upto 5 minutes even when switched off with keys out. I have managed to locate that the bleep is coming from the gear lever area.
p.s. many thanks for service Indicator reset, managed to do it first time.
kind regards Mo
it worked for me
Posted by: roy on 09 November 2010
thanks it worked first time.great bit of info..
next thing got a bad fuel smell and brought a new filter but cant find it.. help
w reg a 190 avantgaurd.
WHO CAN HELP ME WITH MY GEAR BOX IN A-CLASS 170 CDI.
MY GEAR BOX IS AUTOMATIK WITH TRONY AND SOME TIME IN DISPLAY I SEE THIS CHARACTER (F)
SEND ME ANY SOLUTIONS IN E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Gerti on 18 October 2010
try a new battery first
hi, i need your advice, i hv a A140 MERC, suddenly today their was a H1 indicator with engine sign with a bleep, pls can u advice what error this can be ...many tks
Posted by: sonali on 16 October 2010
see here: Mercedes A-Class, Hi displayed on dash
2001 A140 Classic Alarm fob works sometimes have checked batteries they are fine and cannot lock with keys as only driver door locks whilst others remain open help !!! do not want to go to MB
Posted by: khalid on 14 October 2010
Posted by: budiono on 10 October 2010
many thanks to you... it works
A160 Yreg alarm
hi i would like to leave a dog in the car without it setting the alarm off is it poss to lock car with remote so motion sensor will not go off when dog jumps around??
Posted by: simon smith on 07 October 2010
on the dash there is a button you can press. it has a picture of a car being jacked up on it.
A class 168 elec windows
Posted by: walter buchanan on 06 October 2010
hi sometimes my elec windows work then dont for a few days only when it suits them greatful for any ideas regards walterb
SLK 230 service light
I have recently had my early 1998 slk230 serviced at MB but they say they could not reset the service indicator. I have tried the method of switch ignition on press button 1, switch off, switch on hold for 10 seconds, it still states service is overdue by -730, although this no longer counts any more mileage & sticks at -730. can anyone shed any light please.
Posted by: Andy on 05 October 2010
no idea, never had an slk but any MB dealer who says they cant reset it must be crap.
Posted by: emma millward on 03 October 2010
i have a 1.6 a class,, as i press the trottle my car is only hitting 1000 revs,, there s also a miss fire
bas esp a class 2004 june
I after driving my a class 2004 for about 15 mins the warning light Bas Esp comes on brakes scweeck please help as mercedes charger a fortune for doing not much
Posted by: peter on 29 September 2010
have you checked the pads?
Posted by: Cristian Moleveld on 27 September 2010
Hi, i m Cristian from Argentina
i haven t tried this trick yet, but i think you could help me..
i ve been looking for some help in the web, but no one answered :(
i ve got a 1999 A160 Elegance, and i m trying to reset the windows computer. it has electric windows (or whatever you call it :P) in front and back too. none works, not from the center console (between the front seats) and neither from the doors in the back. not even a little noise nor nothing.
i ve cheked the fuses and they re all good. so i think that could be the problem.
and more to say, it passed a long time (almost half a year) without a use... i wasn t able to use it cause i wasn t at home :S so in those months the battery died.. i think that turned off the computer and disprogrammed the entire system :P
i m in a little trouble right? :)
hope you could help me, it s just the windows problem. nothing else :)
Posted by: Lord Saltwood on 24 September 2010
Yep worked 1st time - reset to 10K now
Its really worked on A160. Thanks.
Posted by: Ahmed on 24 September 2010
mercedes a160 alarm
Posted by: mike on 23 September 2010
hi. please help. i have problem with alarm on merc a 160 i just bought. it flashes hazard lights all the time and only going off when i get in car and start engine or shut the door. also my central locjing only works on inside button, but not with fob or key in driver door. any idea what i should look for? i change the batteries in fob, but still same. tried to disconnect battery, but didnt help.
read this and it worked first time many thanks .now could you please help with this .the engine management light came on late last night as my wife wqas driving back some 70-80 miles and in the service book it says fuel fault or exhaust fault car runs fine any thoughts thankyou
Posted by: sabbo on 11 September 2010
could be anything as the fault light comes on for a number of reasons. your local garage should be able to diagnose as most will have test equipment which plugs into the a-class.
2002 A Class 190
Excellent Advice - worked 1st time. Reading your page sounds like you know your stuff!! Wondering if you can help with my problem? When starting the car there is a loud ticking noise for 10-15 seconds then it dispears? Any suggestions?? The car drives fine its only when starting up?? Thanks in advance. Marty
Posted by: Martin Hewitt on 07 September 2010
sounds like the fuel pump priming itself, or it could b the aircon pump?
Unable to lock doo and inner light does not go off
Out of the blue my CDI 170 would not let me lock the doors when I pressed the key. I checked the key and battery and it s still not locking.
Also the light that comes on inside when you open the doors and will not go off at all, even when the doors are all shut. I have to end up driving with the light inside on. The only time the light goes off eventually is if you continually leave a door open.
Posted by: Angelique on 05 September 2010
Angelique, its either the door switch is defective, maybe a loose wire or the door locking mechanism is faulty. To test the door switch its a simple case of finding it, its a little black rubber squidgy bit which when press will move in and out in the door surround. The later can be tested by pressing the door lock button underneath the hazard warning light. If its the switch swap it for a back new one. if its the central locking then check the pipes which lock the doors, the main controller is next to the spare wheel and has yellow pipes going to it.
Posted by: David on 28 August 2010
Spot on imformation thankyou, worked first time
Service reset a class w169
Posted by: danny on 25 August 2010
I cannot possibley thank you enough,you show my how to reset the warning ! I nomaly do the service myself.
Thank you, thank you,
Great ! Thanks
Posted by: Coleen on 24 August 2010
Thankyou so much ..... your instructions worked perfectly......took seconds to do....was really easy.....thanks again
can somebody help? there is a noise from the power steering(steering column). i tried removing a fuse labelled 60 from the fuse box and the noise stopped but the steer will not turned.not flexible.very stiff.
is there any help?
Posted by: eric on 24 August 2010
power steering pump is on its way out!
Hi i just wanted to know how often should my car be serviced i have a A160 Advantguard.I serviced it last year and now the beeping sound is on again
If i turn the beeping sound off using the method u said previously, without servicing it ,what will happen?
Posted by: kim john on 16 August 2010
The Mercedes Assyst isn’t always right, but Mercedes say "you can should be serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles. Which ever is soonest" On two of the tree a-classes I have had the assyst counts down in miles until 10 months after its serviced the it changes over to days. On one the assyst would kick in whenever it felt like it, no reason as to why but 6 months and it was on again.
If you reset it then nothing will happen, it will just revert to 12000 miles or 12 months. A few checks might be advisable, such as checking oil colour and levels.
´HI´ in dashboard
The HI appears in the little screen on my A160 1999 model. Is it dangerous to drive it while it comes up and beeps from time to time? How can i get rid of it? Many thanks.
Posted by: Marinos on 14 July 2010
Have you had a service recently or added oil? The HI is usually a sign of too much oil.
hi when i indicate left it flashes right ive changed the indicator arm and am still gettin the same problem any idea s
Posted by: wayne on 14 July 2010
petrol light on all the time
Can anyone help my petrol light came on yesterday and I filled it up as normal put £20 in, but the petrol light remained on. So I put another £10 in and the same. The needle isnt stuck as it has went down pass the petrol light now and just doesnt move now. Anyone have any ideas whats wrong and how to fix it other then taking it to a dealer and paying a arm and a leg, because 10-1 I am gonna conk out haha.
Posted by: lisa dempster on 03 July 2010
sounds like either the switch is fooked or the float is stuck. either way its not really something you can fix yourseld as its inside the petrol tank.
It really works
Posted by: Leandro on 22 June 2010
Thanks mate it really works...
]Thanks a lot really helpfulll...
mercedes a clas A106
Posted by: lauren on 17 June 2010
Hi there, please can you help me? I have had to leave my car outside work today as before i was about to get in i dropped the key on the floor and when i picked it up the buttons woulndt work for my central lock in anymore.
I have only had the car for 4 days( bought second hand with no manual) and stupidly thought well ill just open the door manually which obviously set the alarm off!
I have replaced the batterys in the key and it still dosent work the doors. I managed to stop the alarm going off when the doors are open by turning the key in the drivers door left rather than right but as soon as the key is in the egnition and the engine starts the alarm goes off again!!
Please help-any advise would be greatly appreaciated.
many many thanks much apreciated,a friend at work told me about your site , now i will pass it on as well, once again thanks. would apreciate some help with my tick over, is it possible to turn it up ??? its idlingreally slow.
Posted by: steve mort on 17 June 2010
dont think so
A140/168 - success
Posted by: Gøran on 11 June 2010
Way to go, man - most helpful. Mine was showing one spanner with -28900, i e: I am very happy to get rid of this c**p. I have an A140/168, 1999-model. In my case it worked by doing exactly as stated on top here. In other words, in my case it did t work with waiting until the current service indicator shows before pressing the 0.000 twice. I pressed it directly after swiching the key the first time.
For those who struggle. For me it was very important to press the 0.000 twice very fast. Before swiching off the key again, there was a change in the display. This showed me that I was on the right track.
reset service Indicator Aclass
Posted by: ross redican on 04 June 2010
Brillient thanks for this just done it easy Merc wanted to charge me full cost of sevive to do this as I got it done local and not with them. robbing b******s.Thanks will pass this on.
in my A Class 140 (1999 model) I can t find where is the temperature engine indicator?
Posted by: Hassan on 03 June 2010
there isnt one
I doubt this is anything you can help with but you seem to know your a classes.
I have a y reg a140. there has been a light come, i believe it to be the engine management light... the reader you suggest says its p0100. p0170 and po300. any ideas what this is and how much it is likely to cost??? long shot i know. thanks xx
Posted by: leanne on 23 April 2010
no idea on that! think you need advice off a mechanic as the error p0170 is something to do with the MAF air flow meter.
reset service light
Thanks for your instructions- worked a treat
Not getting much sex from wife- any instructions for resetting her!!!
Posted by: peter on 14 April 2010
hahahaha! er no!
mine, a bit different pls.
how do you do this in a honda accord 2006 end of discussion model?
Posted by: stern richard on 09 April 2010
fooked if i know!
Posted by: elizabeth on 31 March 2010
hi i dont know if u could help but i have a problem with my 98 a160 elegance. i replaced batteries in key fob as when i pressed lock nothing happened! then to find out even with new batteries key still didnt work? i took of little red plastic sensor piece which is situated at base of where key flips open to find sensor working!! would u have any idea where the sensor part in the car is, where im guessing the key sensor signals to? if anyone is thinking of buying a aclass i would highly recommend uyou not to!!
Thank you so much, that beeping at the start was a real pain and the issue got solved in a few minutes time.
Posted by: cembicak on 24 March 2010
happy to help
2002 A140 starts great 9 out of ten times but occasionally the starter will not operate. any ideas ?
Posted by: jeffers257 on 21 March 2010
ENGINE MANAGEMENT LIGHT
engine management light come on again .This was after diagnostics showed the problem as lambda sensors .got new ones fitted and erased codes not showing anything else wrong and car running fine.so why has the light come back on.Is it a ripoff of merc dealers.
Posted by: DARREN JOLLEY on 13 February 2010
This was one of the reasons I got rid of the A210. Too many error codes, and MB could not give me an explaination and wanted me to spend £2500 on parts and god knows how much on labour on a car worth £5000 tops!
Posted by: adam on 29 January 2010
worked first time ,Igave the details to my 14 year old son and he reset it before I could copy ,paste & print the instrutions.
really works. thank you
Posted by: me on 24 January 2010
a140 clock light
hi i have a t reg a140 and when i switched the car off and take the key out the clock light in the middle of the dash stays on but it has allways gone off in the passed can anyone help thank you
Posted by: mrs beverley smith on 17 January 2010
no, no idea and i m sure you mean past.
I appreciate your advice. Once I realized which position position 2 is (my problem) the instructions worked perfectly.
Posted by: Huw Morris on 17 January 2010
another happy punter, cheers
Have you got a sketch I can not get it rite. What button must be pressed and where is it on the dach. Thanks for a great page sure you save a lot of us a lot of money. Thanks.
Turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock and immediately press button 000.0 twice within the space of one second.
Turn the key to position 0 in the ignition lock.
Press and hold button 000.0 Turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock. Keep button 000.0 pressed.
Service message with current remaining distance or remaining time appears.
After about 10 seconds, an acoustic signal will sound and the service display with the new starting distance or starting time appears for about 10 seconds.
Release button 000.0
Thats it youve reset your service indicator
Posted by: Willem on 22 December 2009
sigh! no I dont.
it does work, i get about 10 emails a day from this page, half say "it works" the other half say "dont work"
I know it works as i ve done it.
I no longer have my A210 so I cant take any more pictures.
try again and be patient!
I have an aclass 160 and I am receiving startup error when I try to start my engine and the led is lighting for empty petrol. Is there a method how to reset the ecu ?
Posted by: agius on 18 December 2009
only if you take it to a garage with the relevant equipment. There is no way to manyally reset this.
Hi i need help i have a problem with my revers gear on my A160 auto itjolts quit vicious and the secongear takes time 2 change what could be the problem pls Help !! a also need help where can i get aservice manul , many thx G
Posted by: George on 17 December 2009
take a look at http://www.baby-benz.com or do a search for "loftys a-class"
It Does Work A160
Posted by: David on 08 December 2009
Just in case anyone else out there has a sore finger from trying this over and over again, I found that the timing was important in my case.
As one poster stated wait for the current service indicator to appear (in my case 2 spanners) and then press the 000.0 button twice quickly.
Immediately turn back to position 0 (the service indicator should still be on the display), then press and hold and move to position 2 as described.
Tried a number of times but the time that worked was when the spanners were on the display the whole time.
engine management light 2002 A60 mercedes
hi just had the same problem with my A60, the battery was almost flat, it just started, and the Engine management light came on, recharged the battery, gave it a good run, but it,s still on, please can you give me some advise on how to remove the warning light? it would be helpfull, as i use the the car regulary to take my dissabled wife to Hospital. many thanks Roger.
Posted by: roger stacey on 09 November 2009
If the engine light has come on the welcome to the great Mercedes con. I ve had this on all three of my A-classes. The only ways to turn it off are either
1. buy a diagnostic reader off ebay, making sure it will also clear faults and use it on your car.
2. take it to Mercedes and pay £43 plus vat to get it switched off.
The check engine light is there as the ecu is assuming, wrongly!, that there is a fault as the car struggled to start. Even leaving the battery off over night will not get rid of the check engine light as the fault is logged in the ecu and the only way to remove it is to cleat it with a diagnostics reader.
Your not on your own as I ve been asked this lots of time and just had the same problem with my A210. Hence why I bought a £23 ecu reader of fleabay.
Sorry cant be of more help.
HI on my odometer
I have an HI comunicate next to odometer in my A160. Can somebody please tell me what does it mean? car is registrated in 1996 1.6 petrol.
Many thanks in advance
Posted by: Pawel on 03 November 2009
The HI means that the oil is high in the engine. Have you had it serviced recently, if not it could be the sensor is faulty.
No idea where the sensor is or how to replace it as I can only advise on the A-classes I have owned.
Sorry I cant be of more help.
Mercedes A class oil level switch
My A 170 suffers from nuisance oil level warnings (oil level ok) when driving. Can you please tell me where the sensor is so that I immobilise it or replace it. Many thanks
Posted by: Andy Wilson on 28 October 2009
No idea, not a mechanic and knowing Mercedes Benz its probably integrated with something else so you cant disable it! However it might be a faulty sensor?
I just bought a second hand A160, w168. i hope i can get some help from here. there are 4 push buttons beside the dashboard. it seems the one under 000.0 is for switching between displaying temp and time. the others are making no sence to me, tried to play with it, nothing happened. any one please help!
Posted by: Wilson on 18 October 2009
The 000.0 button will do 3 things,
1. reset the trip computer
2. tell you the distance to the next service and whether this is an A or B service
3. reset the service indicator
On the other side the + and - buttons let you adjust the clock and they also adjust the brightness of the dials when the lights are on.
What does the button with a hook and seemingly towed vehicle on it actually do?
Posted by: Tony on 16 October 2009
it turns the alarm off to various stages. IE: press it twice and it disables the interior sensors so you can leave you wife/dog/kids (delete as applicable) in the car and lock it.
I ride a Benz A160, on my dashboard is now a spanner symbol with a reading which is now at -3900. This symbol wt the reading only shows when i just ignite the engine. It will beep for some seconds and off it goes. I just did the servicing on the 1st October,2009. What could be the problem pls?
this gives me a serious headache.
Posted by: RICHARD ALAKA on 08 October 2009
Sounds like the service counter needs resetting.
If you follow the procedure on this page: http://www.mykp.co.uk/my-cars/reset-a-class-service-indicator/
This will reset the service indicator back to 10,000 miles and will turn off the annoying beeping.
It works, but does not solve my problem
I have reset the ASSYST on my a 140, but my problem still continue. If i drove my car above 60 km/h, the BAS ESP lights on, after 15 or 30 minutes of driving, the car tremble and shutdown. I can only restart the engine after 30 minutes.
Posted by: Andre on 23 September 2009
This is a not a cure all for problems in the ECU. It only resets the service timer. I think you have something else wrong and would consult a mechanic.
2006 Reg56 A class
It did not work for my 2006 Reg56 A class, any comments.
Posted by: Sunny on 14 August 2009
This ONLY works on W168 models or Mk1 a-classes. if you have a 56 model then yours is a Mk2 or W169.
mercedes e class 2005 cdi
hi there i have 2005 mercedes e class E220 cdi when i switch the ignition on i get a beeping noise only for 2 second or three second.this hapen when i unpluge the head unit?if someone know something please post it thanks
Posted by: sonila on 21 July 2009
knowing mercedes its a security feature. Dont know anything about it though fella!
I have a mercedes a140 and when i switch on the ignition i see on my display little spanners with the number 29 next to it? im not sure what this means? please help
Posted by: gm on 08 July 2009
this is telling you that you have 29 days left to your service, its part of the Assyst system, which monitors the engine and servicing schedule. If it beeps it means you should have had it 29 days ago.
As you only have one spanner then this is an A service, 2 Spanners is a B service.
I would also say that its probably wrong as all three a-classes I have had have counted down over 12 months, not 12,000 miles. My A210 told me it needed a service after doing just 1800 miles in 12 months.
i have to say you are a wonderful man it worked you reallly know what your talking about cheers you just saved me bringing it to mercedes as im a single parent with 3 kids im very grateful mush appreciated
Posted by: philomena on 30 June 2009
thanks, glad i could help
A class service reset question.
I have reset the service indicator and now it shows 00000 there was no audible signal and now the indicator show the 2 spanners 28 for ten seconds when I start the car?. Is this normal?.
Posted by: Charles on 06 May 2009
Charles, it sounds like youve not done something right.
Give it another go. It does work.
Hi i have a 1999 a160 auto and i have tryed to reset as instructed i get the beep sound but it wont reset
is pos 2 just before start or is it one back??? there are 4 buttons on dash 2 on left 2 on right ??
Posted by: Graeme Dixon on 19 April 2009
Position 1 is keys in and accessories on.
Position 2 is just before starting with the dash lights on
Position 3 is engine started.
The Buttons you should be pressing, are the left ones. They have the Clock/Temp or Mileage/trip on them.
auto gear box.
I have a 160 a class could tell me what fluid do i need for my auto gear box kind regards Elaine.
Posted by: ELAINE STEVENSON on 18 January 2009
This page has the info you need
Mercedes A-class Gearbox and Oil Information
how do you reset a 2006 a class (new shape )
Posted by: john slack on 06 December 2008
not sure you can. The infor on this site is actually in the manual which came with the original A-class. Maybe its in the W169 manual. Anyone care to lend me one and i ll have a look.
I have a 2003 A210 Evo just come up with service on computer 1 spanner the cars covered 20,000 miles called MB today and £450 for service. My friend is a good mechanic and advised me to get all the parts from mercedes under his name and i will get the discount for all the parts but i need to set the service indicator i have followed what you are all advising and its now gone.
Posted by: Brian on 09 October 2008
Glad you got it working.
Posted by: justin on 08 October 2008
no way i cant beleave it, it works!!!!!!
yeppee nice 1 dude
Posted by: David Holland on 20 August 2008
thanks, thats great saves me paying Mercedes.
Posted by: Graham Pay on 19 August 2008
Many thanks,that worked .The only comment is that you need to wait for approx 2 secs for the current service interval to appear on the screen before pressing the 000.0 button twice.Brilliant.
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