TUTORIAL: How to reset service light / oil service Opel Astra G, Corsa, Zafira, Agila

If you want to reset service light or oil service on a Opel Astra G, Zafira, Corsa, Agila all by yourself, this is what you have to do:

 

STEP 1: press on the right button from the dashboard until…

STEP 2: …you turn the key in the second position (while you keep pressing on the button)

STEP 3: turn the key off

If you want to check if the service light / oil service was corectely reset, turn the key in the second position and see if the “InSP” message still appears on display.

How to reset service light / oil service VW Golf Mk4, Bora in 4 simple steps

If you want to reset service light or oil service on a VW Golf Mk4, Bora, you have to follow just 4 simple steps in the video bellow:

ATTENTION: This is just a simulation!

STEP 1: press and hold the right button from the cluster until…

STEP 2: …you turn the key in the second position (while you are pressing on the button)

STEP 3: go to the left button and rotate it clockwise (to the right)

STEP 4: turn the key off

If you want to see that the service light was correctely reset, you turn the key in the second position  and check if the “service INSP” message still appears on the dashboard display.

How to replace / remove control arm bushing on a VW Golf Mk5, Jetta

If you want to change / replace the control arm bushing on a VW Golf Mk5 or a Jetta, you have to know that you could do it yourself if you have the right tools.

But first, you have to jack the car up so that the rear wheels are off the ground. Then you just have to follow the next 8 steps:

STEP 1: remove the wheel and those five screws with a 17 mm socket and a ratchet or a pneumatic pistol

STEP 2: take the plastic engine shield out 

STEP 3: remove the seven screws from the control arm and take it out

STEP 4: remove the rear bushing (is the big one) from control arm

To remove the front bushing, use a big bolt that could enter inside the bushing

Attention, we’ll use a bench vise (and not a special press) to remove the control arm bushings

STEP 5: take the small bushing out from the control arm

You could grind the new bushing before you put it inside the control arm

Clean the place where will you put the new bushing and apply some grease

Apply some grease over the bushing

STEP 6: put the new bushing back on the control arm using the bench vise

Use something with a round shape to help you fix the new bushing inside the control arm

Use a flat blade screwdriver to take the bushing edges out

You can apply some grease where you put the rear bushing

STEP 7: put the new rear bushing back

STEP 8: put the control arm back and the the seven screws

Don’t forget to install the plastic engine shield and the front wheel

How to reset service light / oil service on a Nissan Micra in 2 steps

In this video we will show you how to reset service light or oil service on a Nissan Micra (2005-2012) in just 2 simple steps. Watch the video below:

STEP 1: turn the ignition on, but don’t start the vehicle and press (fast) on the right button from the dashboard. Keep pressing until you see the service interval (in our case is 2.000 kilometers) flashing

STEP 2: press again on the same button until you reach 10.000 kilometers (the service interval recommended for Nissan Micra)

Don’t forget to switch the ignition off

How to replace / change front wheel bearings VW Golf 5 Mk5, Jetta in 13 steps

To change the front wheel bearings on a VW Golf Mk5, Jetta is not so complicated if you have the proper tools. Learn how to do it in the video tutorial:

Necessary tools:

  • A pneumatic pistol or a (big) ratchet
  • 16, 17, 27 mm sockets
  • Torx M12
  • A flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver
  • Anti rust spray

Before you start doing that,  you have to jack the car up so that the rear wheels are off the ground.

STEP 1: remove the wheel by unscrewing the 5 screws with a 17 mm socket

STEP 2: block the brake disc using a flat blade screwdriver and remove the screw using a Phillips screwdriver

To loosen more easier, you can apply some hammer hits

STEP 3: disconnect the wiring harness

STEP 4: remove the two screws of the brake caliper bracket and take it out of the brake disc

Push the pistons sideways using a flat screwdriver and take the brake caliper bracket out from the  brake disc

Place the brake caliper out of your way

STEP 5: remove the brake disc

STEP 6: remove the axle bolt using a 27 mm socket

Push back the drive shaft

STEP 7: remove those three screws (using a 16 mm socket) from the lower control arm

Push down the lower control arm and take the drive shaft out from the steering knuckle

STEP 8: remove those four screws from the hub bearing unit using an M16 Torx

To loosen more easier, you can apply some easy hammer hits

STEP 9: replace the old hub bearing unit with the new one and put the new screws back

You can clean the bearing place using a flat blade screwdriver and  an anti rust spray

Put the drive shaft back in the steering knuckle and fix the new hub bearing unit

STEP 10: put the 3 screws back on the lower control arm

STEP 11: tighten the axle bolt (to about 120 ft lbs)

STEP 12: put the brake disc back and also the screw

STEP 13: put the brake caliper back

Put those two screws back

Don’t forget to attach the wear sensor to harness and put the wheel back on

How to reset service light / oil service Skoda Octavia 2009 – 2013 in 3 steps

This video tutorial will show you how to reset service oil / service interval / light service on a Skoda Octavia 2009 – 2013 in less than one minute. Watch the video below:

STEP 1: press and hold the button from the dashboard until…

STEP 2: … turn the key in the second position

STEP 3: release the finger from the button and then rotate the button to the right (clockwise)

You’ll notice that key symbol has dissapeard

If you want to see that the service light was correctely reset, you turn the key in the second position and check if the key symbol still appears on the dashboard display.

How to remove window regulator mechanism VW Golf Mk4, Jetta, Bora in 9 steps

Iif you want to change or replace the window regulator mechanism from a VW Golf Mk4, Bora or Jetta, first you have to know that is not difficult to do it. You need some tools and a little bit of time and space.

Necessary tools:

  • a cricket and extension
  • a 10 mm socket
  • T20 torx
  • T 30 torx
  • M8 torx
  • a special plastic tool (to protect the paint) or a flat blade screwdriver

Follow carrelfully those 14 steps from the video below:

First, you have to remove the door panel (you’ll find the video tutorial on the website), then…

STEP 1: remove the ten bolts around the edges of the inner door panel

STEP 2: disconnect the wires from the window motor and speaker (our speaker is missing)

STEP 3: remove the window motor using a cricket and a Torx T30. Remove the three screws

STEP 4: pop off the black rubber grommets to have acces at the screws from the window clamps

Roll down the window 2 inches from the top to see the screws

STEP 5: loose the glass clamps unscrewing those two screws with a T30 Torx

You can use an extension for cricket

STEP 6: unscrew the only screw from the tweeter with a T20 Torx and take it out

Don’t forget to disconnect the wires

STEP 7: take the glass frame out using a flat blade screwdriver

STEP 8: take the door glass out

STEP 9: take the inner door panel out from the door

Be careful not to brake the plastic support from the door lock module

How to replace / change rear brake light switch on VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat in 3 steps

First, you have to know that you”ll replace the switch when you have these following problems:

  • Brake light doesn’t turn on when you step on the brake pedal or may turn on randomely even if you don’t press on the brake pedal
  • Cruise control will be disable
  • On automatic transmission, the gearbox will not allow you to shift out of Park position
  • On diesel cars, you may see a flasing glow plug warning light on instrument cluster

Necessary tools:

  • A cricket
  • A T20 Torx

Enter the website to find out when you have to replace the rear brake light switch

STEP 1: remove those 3 screws of the driver side under dash panel, using a cricket and a T20 Torx

STEP 2: take the dash panel out

Now, you can see the switch located in the upper side of the brake pedal

STEP 3: turn clockwise and pull out the switch

On new switch models, you have to turn counterclockwise to remove it

How to remove VW Golf Mk4, Bora, Jetta seats in 4 simple steps

If you want to replace the old seats with new ones, this is how you remove it. This is a VIDEO tutorial in 4 simple steps.

Necessary tools:

  • A flat blade screwdriver
  • A cricket and a 13 mm socket

STEP 1: you move the seat forward to remove those two screws from the back

Remove the covers and use a cricket and a T20 Torx to unscrew the 2 screws

Take the plastic covers out

STEP 2: move back the seat and unscrew two screws from the front

Use a cricket and a 13 mm socket

STEP 3: Move the seat forward, and the slide it back to come out from the runners

STEP 4: turn over the seat to disconnect the wires