Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
After changing the engine oil in a 2006 Ford Explorer the"Oil Change Required" light is still on. How can I clear out this "Oil Change Required light?
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Oil Change Reset
A press of the OIL CHANGE RESET switch will allow you to
reset the oil life feature to 100% (or your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage). After you have the oil changed, you must execute
the following procedure. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch
and hold for five seconds as the M/C counts down for five
seconds. After a successful reset the Message Center will display
“OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%.” If you have established a
Personalized Oil Reset Percentage, the display will show that
percentage instead of 100%. To ensure accurate oil life
indicators, perform this reset procedure only after an oil change.
Your Personalized Oil Reset Percentage allows you to establish a
smaller oil change interval than the manufacturer’s
recommended interval. To establish your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage perform the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the OIL CHANGE RESET switch and press
the RESET switch while the display is still counting down
the 5 seconds to reset. The display will change to “START
OIL LIFE AT XXX%.”
2. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch until the displayed
percentage is the Personalized Oil Reset Percentage that you
desire. Your choices are 100%, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%, 50%,
40% and 30%.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
The oil change required light has nothing to do with the oil level. This is a metered warning that turns on about 5000 miles after it is turned off the first time. This light being does not mean there is something wrong with the oil.
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
Missing info alert. If you changed the oil, follow steps above. If the dealer or shop changed the oil, take it back and tell them they forgot to reset the change oil timer. No charge. But remember, always rely the dealer/servicer window sticker or your own record, as well as oil opaqueness, to determine change time and don't rely totally on the dash board reminder feature which is only a timer and says nothing about oil condition or actual readiness for change. It is a convenient reminder to start thinking about new oil (and about giving the dealer quick lane some business) but is subject to error...like asking you to replace nearly brand new oil and filter, for example.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Oil Change Required 2006 Ford
1.) Press the TRIP/RESET button to cycle to "SETUP MENU HOLD RESET".
2.) Now press and hold the button for 2 seconds until "RESET FOR SYSTEM CHECK" is displayed, then release.
3.) Immediately press and hold button for 2 more seconds until "Oil 100% RESET IF NEW" is displayed, then release.
4.) Immediately press button once to display "HOLD RESET IF NEW OIL" and release.
5.) Immediately press and hold button for 2 seconds until "OIL LIFE SET TO 100%" is displayed.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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