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1987 Buick Century Limited V-6 engine w/ac. Engine cranks but won't start. Instrument panel light shows "Service Engine Soon". Also light shows "Oil Choke". And light shows picture of battery.

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I took my car to my mechanic. He did a diagnostic circuit test on the engine and then replaced the distributer ignition module and camshaft and crankshaft position sensors.

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Buick service light 1991-01


LeSabre,
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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%



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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,
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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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To reset the "CHANGE OIL" light, turn the ignition switch to the run position with the engine off. Access the reset button on the end of the instrument panel by the fuse block. Press the switch and hold it for at least 5 seconds.



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1991-94

When "CHANGE OIL SOON" light is illuminated, find the hole in the underside of the dash on the passenger side near the door. Insert a blunt instrument into the hole and press the switch. The light will flash four times when the system is reset.











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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...


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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.
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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.
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