I can't get the engine oil life warning light to reset. Any tricks? It says to just hit the reset button when the warning comes up, but it just scrolls to the next warning when I hit reset during a system check, and just shuts it off when the warnign comes on when I start the car. Then the warning is still there during the next system check or the next time I start the car.
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use menu on on indicator stalk to call up engine oil life this is sometimes indicated as a oil can [sorry forgot to mention ignition on ,engine not running] press set /clear button on end of indicator stalk and hold until it beeps [5 secs aprox]..this will reset it ,but it is normal for the warning light to stay on for afew days until it disappears ,the oil life should 100%.
On the right side of the steering wheel there is a button that says "setup". Turn the ignition key to the on position, push the setup button and hold it until the change oil warning shows 100%. There should be a message that pops up telling you to push the reset button to the right of the setup button. Push the reset button and hold until the message confirms the oil life has been changed to 100%. Release button turn off ignition key. Now start the engine to make sure the warning light does not come back on. If it does, try again.
FIRST press and release the setup button to display oil life= xxx then press and hold the reset button for about 2 sec it should then display oil life set to 100%
Just pressing the reset button when the change oil light comes on while driving will not reset the computer
You need to scroll to the oil life selection, on your odometer. When it reaches the oil life, hold the button in until the display flashes. Then press it again and it should reset to 100% oil life. Try it with the engine running. If that doesn't work, try it with the ignition on and engine not started ( dash warning lights lit).
THIS SHOULD BE IT.
How do I reset the Engine Oil life monitor and how does it work?
To reset the Engine Oil Life monitor do the following: Reset Oil life in NAV/DIC by (with car running) going to INFO>Oil Life>RESET Press and HOLD until XXX turns to 100%
How does it work?
The oil life monitor is a pretty sophisticated algorithm.
GM "The GM Oil Life System will automatically adjust the oil change interval based on engine characteristics, driving habits and the climate in which the vehicle is operated."
if you have a owners manual read it. try coloradofans.com website and search the forums. i think johnny5846 is right if you don't have a DIC (driver info center). i believe you use the DIC(tripodometer). i don't know the sequence off hand, you can also you can change your lock settings and alarm settings, etc. with the DIC.
The oil warning light indicates no oil pressure, changing the oil would not affect the light. You should not drive the car if this light is on, because if it is operating correctly, you will ruin your engine. The car should be checked immediately, and not driven until the cause of the light being on is determined. good luck, and let me know the outcome. countrycurt0