Centre Cluster Settings

Centre Cluster VE Commodore


This video tutorial will step you through the different options, settings and features available on the Holden VE Commodore centre cluster. We will also demonstrate the use of the ‘Night Panel’ mode which turns off the cluster and console LED lights at night.


Resetting Service Reminder

VE Commodore Service Reset


This tutorial will show you how to reset the service reminder on the cluster of your Holden VE Commodore. The service reminder will display which service is due (Increments of 15,000). It will appear when your odometer is 1000km or less until the scheduled service, and will remain until it is reset using the process below.


This is what the service reminder looks like. The message started to appear when the odometer reached 44,000 Km.

Step 1

Hold down the ‘Trip’ button and turn the ignition on.

Step 2

You should see the following message on the screen asking to reset the service reminder. Release the ‘Trip’ button.

Step 3

Hold down the ‘Enter’ button for 3-5 seconds until you hear a chime and the message disappears.


The service reminder is now reset.

Cluster Engineering Menu

C-Class W203 Engineering Menu


How to access the Engineering Menu in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203).

The Engineering Menu will show you the Vehicle Voltage, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Oil Level Check, ESP Dynamometer Test and more!

Step 1

Insert your keys into the ignition and turn to ‘Accessories’.

Step 2

Using the steering wheel controls, scroll through the cluster screen until you reach the odometer page.

Step 3

Ensuring you are on the odometer page, press the trip reset button three times.

Step 4

The vehicle voltage should now be displayed. This is the Engineering Menu!

Engineering Menu Page 1

  • Vehicle Voltage

Engineering Menu Page 2

  • Software Version
  • Oil Level

As highlighted in the image, the final line is your vehicle oil level. Please refer to the next step for details.

Engineering Menu Page 2

The oil level is currently displayed as ‘-.-‘

To show the actual level in litres, turn the ignition to ‘ON’. This is measuring the amount of oil in the sump. If you start the engine the number will decrease as oil flows throughout the engine.

Engineering Menu Page 3

  • ESP Dynamometer Test Mode On/Off

Engineering Menu Page 4

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Resetting Engine Oil Life

VE Commodore Oil Life Cluster


Every VE Commodore has a status within Engineering Mode which shows the remaining ‘life’ of the oil in your engine. This is calculated based on your driving style and kilometres travelled, not oil quality sensors. It is displayed as a percentage remaining value. This quick guide will show you how to reset this value back to 100%.

Step 1

Enter Engineering Mode. To do this, follow our guide on Accessing Engineering Mode. Please note; do not start the engine. Simply turn it to the ‘ON’ position.

Step 2

Navigate to ‘Engine Oil Life’. You will find that most vehicles will be on 0% as this value is rarely reset during scheduled services.

Step 3

To reset this value to 100%, simply depress the accelerator pedal to the floor three times at a steady pace.

Step 4

After a few seconds the value should reset to 100%. If this does not occur, attempt Step 3 again.

The process is now complete. To exit Engineering Mode, press trip button.

Accessing Engineering Mode

VE Commodore Engineering Mode


This guide will show you how to access Engineering Mode on your VE Commodore. This guide is suitable for all models, and no tools are required!

Step 1

Insert your keys into the ignition, don’t turn them just yet!

Step 2

  • Press and hold the left scroll wheel on the steering wheel.
  • Whist holding the scroll wheel, turn the keys to the ON position (You can also start the car if you choose to do so)
  • Once the system check has completed, let go of the scroll wheel
  • You are now in Engineering Mode!

Engineering Mode Page 1

There are many different line items to be found in Engineering Mode. You can scroll through these by using the left scroll wheel

Software Version
Version number instrument cluster

GM Part Number
Part No. of the instrument cluster

Battery Voltage
Shows the current voltage from the battery

Battery Charge
Shows the current charge of the battery.
Note: This will never show 100%, and could show a false figure. It may say 60% charge however the car won’t actually start.

Engineering Mode Page 2

Remaining Fuel
Litre amount of fuel in the tank. This can be misleading as there is still reserve fuel after 0.00L is displayed

Instant Fuel Consumption
Instantaneous fuel usage

Coolant Temperature
Displayed in degrees celsius

Vehicle Speed
Digital speed readout

Engineering Mode Page 3

Digital Tacho
Currently 0 as the engine is off

Tyre Pressure
Only displayed when the factory TPMS is installed

Engine Oil Life
This percentage is calculated based on your driving habits. See our guide here on resetting this value

Park Lamps
Indicates if the parking lamps are currently ON or OFF

Engineering Mode Page 4

Switch Voltage
This is the voltage measured off the steering wheel controls (Used for fault checking)

Current Gear
This will say ‘Unknown’ in manual vehicles

Throttle Position
% of throttle input received from the accelerator pedal (This will never be 0% as the car uses a base figure to idle)

Transmission Sump Temperature
This seems to be disconnected from manual gearboxes as the temperature floats around ambient

Engineering Mode Page 5

Full Test
This will activate a test mode within the cluster, where all LEDs will turn on, tachometers centred and the speaker will emit a constant beep. This is used to ensure everything is working correctly

To exit Engineering Mode, simply click the trip button