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Check oil light stays on even after a full oil change

My check oil light stays on even after a full oil change

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The oil pan has a sensor in it that need to be replaced. It screws in and you may lose some oil.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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You have to manually reset this light after oil change using your users manual. Unless you are talking about your low-oil level light, in which you should go to autozone and have the pull the code off of your car to see what the problem is. They do it for free. I hope it's the first thing though. Hope this helped.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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it's probably just a sensor same thing happened to mine but it was the transmission light

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Hope this helps, and good luck!

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