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Rover 75 Reset Oil Service Light

Well after a small but required service on the car I had to reset the warning light. The real quick deal to reset all the requested lights on Rover 75 is to do the following

Get a small wire, Turn the key to second position, Short Pin 8 and Pin 4 on the OBD connector for “4 seconds to reset oil light”, “8-25 seconds for the other 2 lights” and this will reset the 15000 service request for oil change. Quick and easy and not legal if you do it without actually doing the service.

Reset the service light on a 2002 Rover 75

There are 3 stages
locate the obd plug and find pin 8 then
turn ignition to pos 2
with a fused wire ( a piece of wire with a fuse in it)
ground pin 8 for 4-5 seconds
turn ignition off
repeat this procedure 2 more times but for 8-12 seconds and then the service indicator will be reset.

How to Change the Rear Brake Pads on a VW Passat

Remove the old Brake Pads

1. Park your car on a level surface. If you have a stick shift car make sure the car is in gear. Do not set the parking brake. Place blocks in front of the front tires so the car does not move while you are working on it.

2. Open the hood of your car and locate the master cylinder. If necessary, remove brake fluid until the level in the container is less than half full. A turkey baster is a good tool for this. Put the brake fluid in the plastic container and dispose of it the way you dispose of motor oil.

3. Raise the rear end of your car with your car jack. Remove the rear tire or wheel assembly.

4. Remove the parking brake cable from the back of the caliper. Use the pliers to remove the cable clip (restraining clip).

5. Use the socket wrench to remove the upper mounting bolt from the caliper. If the upper guide pin moves while you do this, use a back-up wrench to hold the upper guide pin.

6. Rotate the caliper downward, pivoting it on the lower caliper bolt. Remove the inner and outer brake pads from the caliper.

Install the new Brake Pads

1. Turn the caliper piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper housing. Insert the new brake pads into the caliper.

2. Swing the caliper upward and into place. Apply a thin coat of thread locking compound to the bolt and use the socket wrench to tighten the bolt to 271 inch lb. (35 Nm).

3. Reattach the parking brake cable to the caliper.

4. Replace the tire wheel assembly. Lower the car to the ground.

5. Pump the brake pedal a few times to seat the brake pads. Do this before trying to move your car.

6. Add fluid to the master cylinder container to replace any you removed before you removed the old brake pads.

7. Season the brake pads by making only gentle stops when you are driving for the first week after you install the new brake pads. Try not to do any hard stopping when you are seasoning the brakes.