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2005 mercury montego message center

How do you reset the message to change the oil?

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  • wjmjr56 Feb 24, 2009

    I just changed the oil in my 2005 Mercury Montego and the message center display still says the oil needs to be changed.

  • alvingeorges Mar 25, 2009

    can you list the steps it took to change the oil on the mercury montego

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Stalls, no responce from gas pedal

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    where is it on the 2005 mercury montego

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I cant find the transmission stick

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Cranks, stalls, rough idle, no codes. Will run with throttle responce in fail safe

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Crank up, rough idle, stalls after 10 sec, no throttle reponce. Runs in failsafe w/ throttle responce

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LOL!!! I had the same problem. I can't recall the exact steps, but there aren't that many options, so you'll get this. With the car running, press the Info button on the left side. It will cycle through the various statuses of the car. At one point, it will get to the Oil and will tell you something like "Press Reset if New." Press it and hold that darned button until it acknowledges that you changed the oil. It will reset that message from 0% to 100%. It took me a couple of tries to get that to reset. Just keep trying it till it resets. You'll get it.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • Damon Gray
    Damon Gray Mar 02, 2009

    Oops, sorry... NOT the left side. The RIGHT side of your steering wheel.



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