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Change oil soon on message center

Check engine light came on, went to dealer, had that fixed, now the "Change Oil Soon" message comes on when I start the car. Only goes off when I hit the Info button. But next time I start car it comes back on. Oil doesn't need changed for another 1500 miles. How do I get the message to not come on?

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You have to reset the message. The instructions are in the owner's manual (I have to do this myself every time I get an oil change.) You put the car into accessory and then scroll through the menu options. It's easy.

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This occurs when the dealer is not a registered dealer or has not reset your meter. the counter is an automatic thing which runs via your milage/tacho and should as you say only come on when need to. my advice is to contact your dealer again and explain to them and would also be handy if they thought that you were taking it back to them next time????

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Service engine soon or check engine light? Engine light needs scanned for codes. Service engine soon is for oil changes and such. To get rid of service lights, turn the key on, press the gas pedal three times within five seconds. The light will flash. turn the key off. it's reset. At least check or change the oil and filter though.

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Pontiac service light 1983-01


Firebird

1998-01

To reset the "CHANGE OIL" light, press and hold the "TRIP/OIL RESET" button on the instrument panel for 12 seconds. When the light flashes and goes out, the system is reset.


Grand Am


1999 -01

To reset the Change Oil light, open the driver's side instrument fuse panel and turn the ignition on. Press the "RESET" button and release. The light will flash. Press the button again and the system will be reset.


Grand Prix


1999-01

Driver Information Center If Equipped). Turn the ignition to ON without starting the engine. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three times within five seconds. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator flashes two times, the system is resetting. Turn the ignition key to OFF, then start the vehicle. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator comes on and stays on, repeat the procedure. To reset the OIL LIFE indictor if equipped with a Trip Computer: Press the trip MODE button until the light appears next to OIL LIFE. Press and hold the trip RESET button until the oil life percentage changes to be 99 percent.


Grand Prix


1997-98

To reset the oil life indicator, press the "MODE" button until the light next to "OIL LIFE" is lit. Press and hold "RESET" for 3 seconds until oil life percentage is 100%.


Grand Prix SE


1997

Turn the ignition on, but do not start the vehicle. Within 5 seconds, push the accelerator to the floor 3 times. Turn the ignition off. Start the car and the Change Oil Soon indicator light will be reset.


Grand Prix

w/ Trip Computer

1988-93

To reset "CHANGE OIL", "CHANGE OIL FILTER", or the mileage of either on the Trip Compute, continually press the "SERVICE" or "SYSTEMS CHECK" button until the item appears with the mileage below it. Then press the "RESET" button and the mileage will be reset to the maximum value. If you want to reduce this value, hold the "RESET" button down and the mileage will count down. Release the button at the mileage you would like to observe.


Bonneville,
6000

w/ Driver Information Center

1983-91

To reset "CHANGE OIL SOON" or "OIL FILTER" or to adjust the mileage on the Driver Information Center, continually press the "DIC" button until either message appears with the mileage below it. At this point, hold down the button. In 5 to 10 seconds, the mileage will count down. When it passes 0, it will cycle back to a maximum figure. Release the button when the mileage gets to the service interval you'd like to observe. If "CHANGE OIL" or "OIL FILTER" already appears, just hold the button down to reset the mileage. "CHANGE OIL" and "OIL FILTER" are reset separately.













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Ford-Lincoln service light 1988-01


LS

2000-01

To reset CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message on the Message Center, press the STATUS control to access the System Check mode. Press the RESET button to display OIL LIFE _% RESET FOR NEW. Press and hold the RESET button until OIL LIFE IS 100% is displayed.


Mark VIII


1993-97

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" or "OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" is displayed on the Message Center, turn the ignition on. Press and hold "OIL CHANGE RESET' or the "RESET" button until "OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%" is displayed on the Message Center.


Continental


1989-94

When "SERVICE" is illuminated, on the Message Center, press the "SYSTEM CHECK" button on the right of the display. Then press the "RESET" button. The "SERVICE" symbol and mileage will start to flash. Next, press the "SYSTEM CHECK" and "RESET" buttons at the same time. The display will show "7,200 miles/11,580 km" and will count down from there as long as the buttons are depressed. Release the buttons at the desired service interval.


Continental


1988

When "SERVICE DUE" is illuminated on the Message Center, press the "CHECK OUT" button located below the display. Then press the "RESET" button. The display should now read "SERVICE DONE?" Next, press the "CHECK OUT" button and "RESET" buttons at the same time. The display will show "7,200 miles/11,580 km" and will count down from there as long as the buttons are depressed. Release the buttons at the desired service interval.







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How do i reset the oil change light on my 2007 acadia?


{: ) If the vehicle does not have a Driver Information Center (DIC):
  1. Turn the ignition to ON, with the engine off.
  2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
  3. Turn the key to OFF.
  4. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.
If the vehicle has a DIC:
  1. Turn the ignition to ON, with the engine off.
  2. Press the MODE button until the DIC reads OIL LIFE LEFT/HOLD SET TO RESET.
  3. Press and hold the SET button until 100 percent is displayed.
  4. You will hear 3 chimes and the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will go off.
  5. Turn the key to OFF.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

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I have a pontiac g6 and my change oil light has been on. i went and got a oil change and nothing happened and i cant see where to put the tRANSNISSION FLUID??


With the "CHANGE OIL SOON" message displayed, press any of the three DIC buttons to clear the "CHANGE OIL SOON" message. Display "OIL LIFE RESET" on the DIC. Press and hold the "ENTER" button for at least one second. An "ACKNOWLEDGED" display message will appear for three seconds or until the next button is pressed. This will tell you the system has been reset. Turn the ignition to "OFF". If the "CHANGE OIL SOON" message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. on the 3.5 liter you have a dipstick near fire wall

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Ford service light procedure 1994-01


Windstar

1999-01

To reset CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message on the message center, press the SETUP control to access the System Check mode. Press and release the RESET button until IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET is displayed. Press and hold RESET button until OIL LIFE SET TO 100% is displayed.


Windstar


1997-98

To reset "CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" message on the Message Center, press "RESET" and "SETUP" controls at the same time. "OIL LIFE % HOLD RESET NEW" will be displayed. Press the "SETUP" control to access the System Check mode. Press "RESET" to start the system check. Press and hold the "RESET" control. Press "RESET" and "SETUP" to reset the system to 100%


Explorer,
Mercury
Mountaineer


1997-01

To reset the oil life feature on the Message Center, press and hold the "OIL CHANGE RESET" button until the system counts down (about 5 seconds). The Message Center will display "OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%"


Probe

with Analog Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE" is illuminated on the Vehicle Maintenance Monitor on the overhead console, press the "SERVICE INTERVAL RESET" button located directly above the light.


Probe

with Digital Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE" is illuminated on the Vehicle Maintenance Monitor on the overhead console, press the "SERVICE INTERVAL RESET" button located directly above the light.


Probe

with Digital Dash

1989-92

When "SERVICE INTERVAL CHECK" is displayed is displayed on the far left side of the instrument panel, press the "SERV OFF" button, located on the speed alarm keyboard, until three tones sound.


Thunderbird,
Mercury Cougar

with System Scanner

1986-88

When "SERVICE" appears on the Diagnostic System Scanner, press the "ODO SEL" and "TRIP RESET" buttons simultaneously. The "SERVICE" message will go out and three short beeps will be heard when the system is reset.


Thunderbird,
Mercury Cougar


1989-94

If "CHANGE OIL SOON" or "NOW" is indicated on the Monitor, turn the ignition on, but do not start the engine. Within 16 seconds, insert a paper clip into the cavity to the left of the display and depress. The display will flash; when it stops, the system is reset.















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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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Service engine soon light is still on


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Service engine soon light on in 2004 buick rendevous after accident. no codes given. turns on when engine starts.ran scanner- no codes... had to reset everything after car repairs. told not related to...


oh thats the change oil light expect it every 3500 to 4500 miles they glow.. you can usually reset it by holding down the trip button with the car off and then turn the key to the II position where everything lights up
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Buick Rainier 2004-06, Buick Rendezvous 2002-05 w/o (DIC) Driver Information Center
Turn the ignition to ON without starting the engine. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three time in five seconds. If the CHANGE OIL SOON’ indicator flashes two times, the system is resetting. Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator comes on and stays on for five seconds, repeat the procedure.
Buick Rainier 2004-05 wI (DIC) Driver Information Center
The DIC display is located on the instrument panel cluster above the steering wheel. The DIG buttons are located on the steering wheel. Press button with the gas pump symbol to display engine oil life. Press button with the arrow symbol to reset engine oil life display.
Buick Rendezvous 2002-06 wI (DIC) Driver Information Center
To reset Service Reminder Indicator, turn ignition on with engine not running. Press the MODE button until DIC reads oil life left hold SET to reset. Press and hold the SET button until 100% is displayed. You will hear three chimes and the change oil message will go out. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL’ message comes back on when the vehicle is started, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

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