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How do you turn off the check oil light

After an oil change the tech usually does this but last time I went to a WalMart and they didn't know how to turn it off

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To reset your check oil light after you change the oil, turn the key to the start position on the ignition. Don't crank the car. When the radio and lights come on, pat the accelerator 3 times. You'll then see the check oil light blink 3 times and then go off.

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Usualy by the fusebox on driver side panel open door.. by the side view mirror should be a panel.

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