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Check the oil level, anything beyond that needs hooking an oil pressure gauge to the lubricating system and checking oil pressure and electronics for the sensors.

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Oldsmobile service light 1991-01


Alero

2000-01

Turn the ignition to the ON position, engine OFF. Press the RESET button and release. The CHANGE OIL indicator will start flashing
2000: Press and release the RESET button again.
1999: Press and hold the RESET button until an audible chime is heard and then release the button.


Intrigue


2000-01

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 key off after the the light has finished flashing, then start the vehicle. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indictor comes back on, the engine oil life monitor has not reset. Repeat the procedure again. If the vehicle is equipped with the U20 option code, the vehicle as an oil life low indicator. The oil life low indicator shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life. When the oil life index is less than 10 percent, the display will show OIL LIFE LOW. To reset the oil life monitor, press and hold the MODE button until the light appears next to OIL LIFE. Press and hold the trip RESET button until the oil life percentage changes to 99 percent.


Alero,
Intrigue,
Cutlass Supreme


1999,
1998,
1996-9

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 in five seconds. The light will flash twice and go out.


Aurora


1995-99

To reset the "OIL LIFE" message, press the "ENG" button with the ignition on until "OIL LIFE PERCENTAGE" is shown. Press the "RESET" button for 5 seconds. "RESET" will appear and then "OIL LIFE" will show 100%


Eighty-Eight,
Ninety-Eight,
Regency


1994-97

When "CHANGE OIL NOW" is displayed, press the "RESET" button. Press "SEL" to display "OIL". Press "SEL" to display oil life. Press and hold "RESET" for 5 seconds. A "RESET" message should display with oil life changed to 100%.


Eighty-Eight,
Ninety-Eight


1992-93,
1991-93

Press and release the "TEST" button on the Driver Information Center. This will illuminate "CHANGE OIL NOW" if it is not already illuminated. Press and release the "OIL" or "OIL INDEX" button. Next, press the "RESET" button and hold for at least 7 seconds.


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w/o CRT Display

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To reset "OIL LIFE INDEX", press the "2 OPTIONS" button: three times if the vehicle is equipped with a phone and compass, once if equipped with neither. While "OIL LIFE INDEX" is displayed, press and hold the "RESET/ENTER" key at the bottom right of the 15 button switch for 5 seconds.













on Dec 07, 2009 | Oldsmobile Alero Cars & Trucks

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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
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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,
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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
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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,
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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,
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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).





















on Dec 07, 2009 | Cadillac Eldorado Cars & Trucks

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My oil light is on and beeping like crazy on my 1997 volkswagon jetta and something in the motor keeps clicking on top of that i would like to know why?


Usually when the oil light comes on, its too late to save the engine if the sensor is working properly.

Check the oil in your engine under the hood. If it has the correct amount of oil, check the wire going to the oil pressure sensor located on the side of the engine. It may be loose or the sensor may have failed sending a false reading.

If you do not have oil in the engine " no oil pressure" you may have badly hurt the engine, and the noise you are hearing is the rocker arms begging for mercy.

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Feb 09, 2011 | 1995 Volkswagen Jetta

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My 2000 passart is showing OIL PRESS. STOP MOTOR. i aslo noticed pubbles in the oil. i also opened the cap while it was running to check oil splash i could not get oil in my palm . is the pump gone. the...


well it could be a couple of things.. not all vehicles throw oil in the head... i would suggest checking the oil pressure by taking the oil sending unit out of the side of the block, and putting an oil press tester on it.. if its showing good pressure the oil sending unit you took out its bad.. it keeps the light out, thus if it goes bad the light will come on... if the pump were out of the vehicle the top end would knock really bad.. hope this helps... if it doesnt knock then i would say its just a faulty oil sending unit.. the nearest parts store should be able to tell you exactly where its at.. it should be on the side of the engine facing the headlights/grill

Dec 10, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4Motion

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How do i reset the change oil light?


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 key off after the the light has finished flashing, then start the vehicle. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indictor comes back on, the engine oil life monitor has not reset. Repeat the procedure again. If the vehicle is equipped with the U20 option code, the vehicle as an oil life low indicator. The oil life low indicator shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life. When the oil life index is less than 10 percent, the display will show OIL LIFE LOW. To reset the oil life monitor, press and hold the MODE button until the light appears next to OIL LIFE. Press and hold the trip RESET button until the oil life percentage changes to 99 percent.

Nov 28, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How to do I reset the maintenance service light on my 2007 Chevy Trail Blazer


there is no light for emissions testing on this vehicle. there is a ses light that can come on, indicationg a problem with the engine or transmission electronic system. this will require a scan tool to pull trouble codes. there is another light called oil life monitoring that needs to be reset after oil changes, which I suspect is what you are seeing. here is a picture of the light and the instructions for resetting.,

The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change your oil prior to a CHANGE OIL SOON message being turned on, reset the system.
After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset as follows:
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  2. Press the information and reset buttons on the Driver Information Center (DIC) at the same time to enter the personalization menu.
  3. Press the information button to scroll through the available personalization menu modes until the DIC display shows OIL LIFE RESET.
  4. Press and hold the reset button until the DIC display shows ACKNOWLEDGED. This will tell you the system has been reset.
  5. Turn the key to LOCK.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the Engine Oil Life System has not reset. Repeat the reset procedure.



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Oil pressure indicator light goes on and off oil level is ok


take this serious until you know what it is for sure. first thing is you have the oil press checked with a manual gauge and verify if it is low or not. if it is low and there is no motor noise then you can see about replacing the oil pump. it can also be a dirty slugged engine stopping oil flow. and taking the valve cover and pan off you can see what the conditon of the motor is. or it can be a faulty gauge. I the oil level has already been checked. and the light probaly comes on at idle? a bad oil pump or clogged motor can ruin the engine if nothing is done. have the oil press checked with a manual gauge.

Jun 09, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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Light on dash


I believe this is the oil pressure light and the helicopter is a picture of the motor. Please check you have sufficient oil in the engine.
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2. Check the dipstick has the oil showing on it between the two scored marks, near the bottom of it.
3. if the oil shows near the tip at the end of the stick or below the scored line, please put oil in the engine before driving away.
4. Consult the user manual or an engineer on how to add new oil.

Jul 16, 2008 | 2001 Ford Focus

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