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Change engine oil message stays on

The "Change engine oil" message stays on despite having changed the oil and filter. Is there a button to push that will keep this message from coming on every time I start the car?

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    Tom Bowlin Dec 23, 2008

    Thanks for your help.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the reset procedure is in the owners manual.

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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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