How to reset a Volvo P1 “Time for Regular Service” Message…
- turn the ignition key to position I
- then press and hold the odometer reset button
- turn the key to position II
- hold the odometer reset button until the “I” message icon flashes
- quickly release the reset button and then turn the key to the off position
Service Message – Context & Background
Time for Regular Service — or in some markets Time for Regular Maintenance — is has won the Most Annoying Message™ award for twenty consecutive years.
First thing to remember is don’t be worried by this. It’s not an indicator that something has gone wrong. It’s simply a message triggered by a dumb countdown timer or mileage counter. That’s it.
Unlike a Oil Light, Coolant Light or some other dashboard terror, it’s not telling you to pull over, or stop the car, or drive straight to your Volvo service department (with a quick stop at your bank to withdraw money).
It’s not even as bad as the generally benign Check Engine Light.
So What Should You Do?
Reset it then do the regular maintenance it’s telling you to do. Regular maintenance is obviously a good thing, it keeps your Volvo running smoothly and will increase its value if you sell it
When your car’s check engine light illuminates your dashboard, it’s usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could be a minor issue, such as a faulty gas cap, or it could mean something more serious, such as a misfiring engine. In many cases, it means that you’ll be visiting the car dealer to repair the issue and get the light turned off.
The check engine light — more formally known as the malfunction indicator lamp — is a signal from the car’s engine computer that something is wrong.https://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/what-your-check-engine-light-is-telling-you.html