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What does the spanner symbol on dash board


It means you're "due" for an oil change. Your vehicle has a manual reset mileage counter that a technician usually resets after doing an oil change. That doesn't mean s/he actually did reset your oil life.

Nov 01, 2015 | Ford Expedition Cars & Trucks

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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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How to reset the lite on dash board " change engine oil" on a automatic 2002 chevy avalanche Z66?


Different car has different way to reset. Read its manual, it should tell how to reset.

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My change oil display on my 2005 ford explorer i changed the oil and it wont go out


Press your reset button on the on board diagnostics which is located on the dash, keep pressing the rest button until you see "oil life" once you come to the oil life, hold the reset button until it reads "Oil Life 100 percent" release the reset button, shut the vehicle off then re start it, that will turn off the message in the message center telling you to change your oil.

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How to turn change oil light


iI you mean 'how to turn change oil light off" go to fuse panel. Open drivers door there is a panel cover on the side of dash board, remove cover there is a red RESET button that resets oil pressure and tire pressure. Turn the ignition key to the on position but don't start the car. Now press and release the reset button the change oil light should start to flash, now press and hold the reset button until you hear chimming hold until chimming stops then release, the change oil light should go off. If you need to reset tire pressure press reset button twice, the first push will make the change oil light flash the second press will make the tire pressure light flash then hold untill chimming stops, light should go out . Hope this helps.

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Oil Change - Computer Reading


Tech did not reset. if you have steering wheel controls scroll thru till you get to oil percent and hold down the reset button this is the arrow looking button. hold til it says oil life reset

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When do i need to change oil


Most all GM cars and trucks, Now have a Smart Oil Life Monitor System. Your Oil Life Quality (not quantity) is now determined by the Car's on board computer. By your driving habits, speeds, temperature, distance, time, etc. Your Car's computer knows when the Oil is 'worn' out and needs changing. Read the fine print in owners manual for how to reset it. GM owners manuals are available Free online, for reading or printing. Free, Free. Now you still have to pull the dip stick and check the oil level every tank of gas of so. The computer won't do that for you.

Jul 03, 2009 | 2008 Chevrolet Uplander

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Change engineoil light came on premature


it probably was not reset when oil change was done last .here is how to reset turn key on press gas pedal to the floor three time with in five seconds then wait ten seconds and start car it will go off.please rate this answer thanks

Feb 01, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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2006 Ford Explorer "Oil Change Required" light is still on after changing the oil


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Oil Change Reset
A press of the OIL CHANGE RESET switch will allow you to
reset the oil life feature to 100% (or your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage). After you have the oil changed, you must execute
the following procedure. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch
and hold for five seconds as the M/C counts down for five
seconds. After a successful reset the Message Center will display
“OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%.” If you have established a
Personalized Oil Reset Percentage, the display will show that
percentage instead of 100%. To ensure accurate oil life
indicators, perform this reset procedure only after an oil change.
Your Personalized Oil Reset Percentage allows you to establish a
smaller oil change interval than the manufacturer’s
recommended interval. To establish your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage perform the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the OIL CHANGE RESET switch and press
the RESET switch while the display is still counting down
the 5 seconds to reset. The display will change to “START
OIL LIFE AT XXX%.”
2. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch until the displayed
percentage is the Personalized Oil Reset Percentage that you
desire. Your choices are 100%, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%, 50%,
40% and 30%.

Oct 15, 2008 | 2006 Ford Explorer

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