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BLINKING SERVICE OIL MESSAGE

When I start my car, a blinking message that says srevice oil appears despite my having changed the oil a week ago. what could be the problem?

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It seems like that who ever serviced the vehicle forgot to reset the service indicator. Try and reset this service indicator yourself . Button B below rev counter
Button A below speedo
press and hold button A, switch on ignition release button A turn button b to the right to reset display switch ignition off. I hope this solves your problem.

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I bought a 2001 Volkswagon New Beetle with 23,000 miles on it. It had been sitting up for a while. Oil light blinking and beeping. Had the oil changed and it is still blinking and beeping.


Did the person who changed the oil reset the service indicator?
If the did not you need to have them reset it or reset it yourself.
Press and hold the button just below the speedometer and turn the ignition switch to on but do not start. Release the button and the word "Service" should appear on the trip display window. Press and hold the button until the word "Service" disappears.
You should be good until the next oil change.

Feb 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Ford service light procedure 1994-01


Windstar

1999-01

To reset CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message on the message center, press the SETUP control to access the System Check mode. Press and release the RESET button until IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET is displayed. Press and hold RESET button until OIL LIFE SET TO 100% is displayed.


Windstar


1997-98

To reset "CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" message on the Message Center, press "RESET" and "SETUP" controls at the same time. "OIL LIFE % HOLD RESET NEW" will be displayed. Press the "SETUP" control to access the System Check mode. Press "RESET" to start the system check. Press and hold the "RESET" control. Press "RESET" and "SETUP" to reset the system to 100%


Explorer,
Mercury
Mountaineer


1997-01

To reset the oil life feature on the Message Center, press and hold the "OIL CHANGE RESET" button until the system counts down (about 5 seconds). The Message Center will display "OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%"


Probe

with Analog Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE" is illuminated on the Vehicle Maintenance Monitor on the overhead console, press the "SERVICE INTERVAL RESET" button located directly above the light.


Probe

with Digital Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE" is illuminated on the Vehicle Maintenance Monitor on the overhead console, press the "SERVICE INTERVAL RESET" button located directly above the light.


Probe

with Digital Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE INTERVAL CHECK" is displayed is displayed on the far left side of the instrument panel, press the "SERV OFF" button, located on the speed alarm keyboard, until three tones sound.


Thunderbird,
Mercury Cougar

with System Scanner

1986-88

When "SERVICE" appears on the Diagnostic System Scanner, press the "ODO SEL" and "TRIP RESET" buttons simultaneously. The "SERVICE" message will go out and three short beeps will be heard when the system is reset.


Thunderbird,
Mercury Cougar


1989-94

If "CHANGE OIL SOON" or "NOW" is indicated on the Monitor, turn the ignition on, but do not start the engine. Within 16 seconds, insert a paper clip into the cavity to the left of the display and depress. The display will flash; when it stops, the system is reset.















on Dec 07, 2009 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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I went out to start my car this morning and it would not start. I understand that it takes a bit longer to start in cold temperatures (which it was this morning). I have had a problem starting the car...


It may be but not for sure. Your oil pump may have gone bad. I would check the engine and see if you have a leak somewhere around the belt. Has your check engine light came on any? If so, you need to get it scanned for codes. Autozone and other part stores offer the same service. When you say pulse, are you meaning it takes off without you pressing it down?

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How much time do I have to get oil changed a week? or less?


Right away. Since ignoring an oil change requirement could cause an engine damage.

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Service Engine Light has been on for a few weeks


A blinking SES means a catalyst destructive issue is active. If the engine is running rough it may be due to a missfire, I would have the codes checked to see what codes are active and that will give a place to start with a diagnosis. By the way the oil change will surely not hurt anything, it is just very remote that it will rectify the blinking SES. Good luck.

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Blinking Oil light. Despite plenty of oil.


It may mean you have any of the following:
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A faulty oil pump

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How do I reset Oil Life warning Message


Turn ignition on,need not running.Hold the reset button in until oil life xxx% blinking ,let go the button.Then hold it in again until it shows oil life 100%.Done

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92 Honda Accord Flashing Oil Light


Are you positive it is the oil light .. If it is then it could be an issue with your oil pump...

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the Change Engine Oil message is diplayed in the driver information center when the oil change is due ,,,,, to RESET display message , press the INFO button to display the ENGINE OIL LIFE message , ,, Press and Hold the RESET button untill 100% ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed.

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