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Change oil soon light

How do you get the change oil soon message to go away after the oil has been changed?

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  • tamjam036 Nov 18, 2008

    Thanks for the response Gary but it didnt work. The oil light is not "flashing", there is a "change oil soon" message on the computer screen.

  • tamjam036 Nov 20, 2008

    The car was taken to a dealership and they told us that you turn the key to the power on position and press the accelerator pedal THREE times. This is what we did and now the message is gone. Thanks again for trying to help.

  • amandand85 Mar 02, 2009

    ok i have a 2005 malibu & today the "change oil soon" message came up on the computer screen. i have a problem w/ this because i just got my oil changed 3wks ago and still have 2200 miles to go before i need another change. also i have no leak and have not noticed anything leaking from my car... should i get another oil change to make it go away? what'd i do? i put about 500 miles a week on my car could that have something to do w/ it? what'd i do to make it go away? help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You have to turn the key to the power on position(not started) and press the accelerator pedal to the floor 10 times and then hold it there until the oil light stops flashing.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • Gary Queen
    Gary Queen Nov 18, 2008

    The only other method GM used is a reset in your fuse panel that is located on the driver side panel of the dash. You can see this with your door open.

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