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How do I reset the oil life monitor?

What is the process to reset the oil life monitor? The instructions in the owner's manual do not work.

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To clear "TIME FOR SERVICE" from the Saab Information Display, press and hold the "CLEAR" button for at least 8 seconds. A signal will be heard indicating reset. After the 21st restart of the vehicle, the "TIME FOR SERVICE" message will be cancelled.

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If it's the Oil Life Monitor, all you need to do is turn the key ON (do not start the car) and press the gas pedal down three times within 5 seconds. You will get a confirmation chime and the oil life monitor light will flash and turn off. If it doesn't work, try it again.

The instructions for turning the oil life monitor light off are in the owner's manual. If you don't have a manual, go to and sign up for an account... You will be able to access the owner's manual online for free.

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Reset the oil life monitor when the oil has been changed, use the following procedure:
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  2. Fully push and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds.
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Oil Light is on need to Reset it. Don't have manaual.

Do you mean the "Oil" light or the "Oil Life System" light?
If the oil light is on, you need to stop operating the engine and have it checked to find out why the light is telling you that there is no oil pressure.

If you mean the Oil Life light, Then here are the instructions:

How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message

1. With the ignition key in RUN but the engine off,

fully push and release the accelerator pedal slowly

three times within five seconds.

2. Turn the key to OFF.

If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes

back on, the engine oil life monitor has not reset.
Repeat the procedure.

You can also download a PDF version of your owner's manual for free.
2000 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual

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I recently changed the oil in my 2005 Jeep Grand Cheroke. I want to re-set the computer to remind me of the next oil change in 3000 miles. How do I do that?

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After an oil change, there always seems to be a problem with the "reset" for oil-change reminder...even when instructions are explicitly followed...there seems to be an additional step not shown...

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There are instructions in the owners manual. These are for when you get the final "Oil Chanmge Required" message:
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
(approximately 7,500 miles [12,000 km] or six months) perform the
1. Press and hold the RESET
control for two seconds and release.
Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL LIFE
is displayed.
2. Press and hold the RESET
control for three seconds and
release. Oil life is set to 100% and
XXX%” is displayed.

If you don't have the manual, you can download it at

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2. Press and release the RESET
control to display “OIL LIFE XX%
3. Press and hold the RESET
control for 2 seconds to display “IF
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control to display “OIL LIFE SET
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When you do have the oil changes, the counter can be reset back to 100%. If you have your oil changed at a garage, they will reset the counter for you. otherwise look in the owner manual for the instructions on how to reset the counter. regards, Joe
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