Seeing code 82 on your Vauxhall Mokka is scary at first since you don’t know what it means. Fortunately, the fault isn’t as bad as it seems.
In this article, I will tell you what code 82 means on your Vauxhall Mokka and how to clear that error from the Driver’s Information Center.
Without wasting any more time, let’s get to it.
What Does Code 82 Mean on a Vauxhall Mokka?
In simple terms, Vauxhall Mokka code 82 is a service maintenance minder which means your vehicle is due for an oil change service.
This code will appear on your vehicle’s Driver’s Information Center every 8 000- 16 000 KM (5 000-10 000 miles).
When you see this code, it means you need an oil change service before you reset the code.
How to Fix and Reset Vauxhall Mokka Code 82
Now, that I have briefly gone through what this code means on your Mokka, let’s look at what should be done in order to fix and reset the code from your dashboard.
1. Change Engine Oil
The first thing you should do is change your engine oil. This will help to ensure that the engine runs smoothly and efficiently.
You can also use this time to check other fluids such as transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant while you are at it.
Engine oil is critical to ensuring your Mokka’s engine runs smoothly since oil can get dirty and clogged up and this will prevent the engine from running correctly.
Oil also helps to ensure that all parts of your vehicle are lubricated, cooled, and moving smoothly together in order to prevent damage from occurring.
2. Oil Filter Change
As a mechanic, I often see people making the mistake of changing just engine oil and ignoring engine oil filters.
Oil filters are important because they help to filter out any dirt, dust, or other contaminants that may have gotten into the engine during use.
They also prevent any residue from getting into the oil itself which can cause damage to your Vauxhall Mokka’s engine over time.
So before resetting the code, you will need to make sure that you change the oil filter as well.
3. System Reset
After changing the oil and filter, you will need to system. There are a couple of ways to go about doing that on your Vauxhall Mokka here are Three ways to system reset on your Vauxhall Mokka:
Method 1: Clearing Codes with an Obd2 Scanner
Clearing codes on your Vauxhall Mokka can be done with the help of an obd2 scanner.
You can buy one yourself, or if you don’t have one already then this is probably the best option for you.
The process is quite simple, all you have to do is plug it in your OBD port and once connect clear fault codes, automatically the “Code 82″ will disappear from your Mokka”s dash.
Method 2: Disconnecting the Battery
Disconnecting the battery on your Vauxhall Mokka is one of the easiest ways to reset its system.
To do this, all you have to do is locate your 12v battery and disconnect the negative terminal for 10-15 minutes then reconnect it back again and start your car. After doing this, “Code 82” will be gone.
Method 3: Using the Steering Wheel Stalk
Another useful way to reset “Code 82” on your Vauxhall Mokka is by using the steering wheel stalk.
Here is a video demonstrating how to do exactly that.
Please Note: You can reset the code from your Vauxhall Mokka without changing the oil and filter but I wouldn’t advise you to do that since it’s not good for your car’s engine.
If you’re going to reset “Code 82” on your Vauxhall Mokka, make sure that you change the oil and filter first before doing it.
How Much Does Vauxhall Oil Change Cost?
If you are not mechanically inclined then it’s best to take your Mokka to a professional who can do a Vauxhall oil change for you in order to fix the code 82 fault.
The cost will vary but expect to pay anywhere between £70 – 150 ($84 -180) for both parts and labor.
This will obviously depend on where you decide to take your Vauxhall Mokka.