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Oil Change Claification required

On the driver information bar on the dash the engine oil has a % read-out in terms of how much life it has left.

What is the recommended oil change point, wait for it to reach 0% or change at a higher % point, say 30% for example?

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  • craigland Feb 05, 2009

    That was my thoughts exactly, I personally feel it should come up with a warning once at the 25-30% level suggesting it be changed,...or does it do that anyway?



    Still looking for help with my problem when locking the car with the remote fob. The repeater lights flash similar to when hazards are on but at a slower rate, and it is a double flash followed by a single flash. SECURITY is illuminated on the dash too.

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You can Comfortably wait Until 30% to 25%. I would not go any Further Than that. Once the Oil Starts to Break Down it will not Lubricate as well Therfore needing to be Changed. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Feb 05, 2009

    The last Time I heard this Problem, The Person needed to take the Truck and Key Fob to the Dealership and have them Recoded and Reset. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.

Fully depress and release accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.

If CHANGE ENGINE OIL lamp flashes for five seconds, this indicates system has reset.

Start engine. OIL LIFE should change to 100%.

If CHANGE OIL SOON lamp lights again, repeat reset procedure.

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Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.

Press MODE button until DIC (Driver Information Center) reads OIL LIFE LEFT/HOLD SET TO RESET.

Press and hold SET button until 100 percent is displayed. You will hear 3 chimes and CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will go off.

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Cadillac service light 1989-01


Eldorado

2000-01

Turn the ignition to ON. Press the TRIP button on the driver information center (DIC) switch to view various menu choices and stop on OIL LIFE REMAINING. A message will display the percentage of oil life remaining. Press and hold the RESET button on the DIC switch for at least 2 seconds. A message will display the percentage of oil life remaining as 99 percent. The engine oil life monitor is now reset. Turn the ignition OFF.


DeVille,
Eldorado


1999

To reset the service Oil Life Indicator, display the
"OIL LIFE LEFT" message by pressing the "INFORMATION SKIP" (skip info) button. Press and hold the "RESET NO" (no info reset) button until "100% OIL LIFE" is displayed.


Deville,
Seville


2000-01

Turn the ignition to ON, Press the INFO button on the driver information center (DIC) to display ENGINE OIL LIFE. Press and hold the INFO RESET button on the DIC until the display reads 100% ENGINE OIL LIFE. The engine oil life index is now reset. Turn the ignition OFF.


Deville,
Seville,
Eldorado


1997-98

Display "ENGINE OIL LIFE" by pressing the "INFO" button. Press and hold the "INFO RESET" button until the message shows 100.


All Models
except
Fleetwood


1994-97

Press the "INFORMATION" button until "OIL LIFE LEFT" is displayed. Press the "RESET" button until "100" or "0.0 OIL LIFE LEFT" is displayed.


Fleetwood


1994-96

To reset "CHANGE OIL" light, turn the ignition switch to the run position without starting the engine. Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds.


All Models,
Seville,
Eldorado


1993,
1994-95,
1994-95

The automatic transaxle message can be reset through the following procedure. If "CHANGE TRANSAXLE FLUID" appears on the Information Center, press and hold the "OFF" and "REAR DEFROST" buttons until "TRANS FLUID RESET" appears.


DeVille,
Fleetwood


1991-93

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" light is illuminated, press and hold the "RESET" and "RANGE" buttons on the Fuel Data Center for 5 to 60 seconds. When the buttons are released, the light will flash four times if it has been reset. If the light comes back on for more than 5 seconds, repeat the procedure.


Allante


1989-93

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" appears on the Driver Information Center, press the "RANGE" button until "OIL LIFE INDEX" shows on display. Then press and hold "AVG SPEED" and "RESET" (or "RANGE" on late models) buttons until display shows "100".


Seville,
Eldorado


1992-93

Press "INFORMATION" button on the Driver Information Center until "OIL LIFE INDEX" is displayed. Press "STORE/RECALL" until "OIL LIFE INDEX" resets to 100.


Seville,
Eldorado


1989-91

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" or "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" appears on the Driver Information Center, press "ENG-DATA" button until the "OIL LIFE INDEX" appears. Then press the "ENG-DATA" button and the "RANGE" buttons at the same time until 100 displays (about 5 seconds).





















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Buick service light 1991-01


LeSabre,
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2000-01

Turn the ignition to ON. Press the GAUGE INFO button on the driver information center (DIC) switch to view OIL LIFE INDEX. Press and hold the RESET button on the DIC until the display reads OIL LIFE INDEX 100% NORMAL. The engine oil life monitor is now reset. Turn the ignition OFF.



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When "OIL LIFE INDEX CHANGE OIL" appears in the Driver Information Center, press and hold the "RESET" button while the oil life index is being displayed. After 5 seconds, the oil life will change to 100%



Le Sabre,
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1995-99
1995-96

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" light is illuminated, access the reset button in the glove box. With the engine off and the ignition switch in the run position, press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds. The light will flash four times and then go out.



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Regal,
Roadmaster


1997-01,
1996-01,
1995-96.

To reset the "CHANGE OIL" light, turn the ignition switch to the run position with the engine off. Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal three times within 5 seconds. The light will flash twice and go out.



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1994

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1991-94

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