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After an oil change, does the technician have to reset the computer, so it says oil life left is at 99% ? There have been complaints about jobs being charged for, but not being done, where my car was 'checked' and 'inspected'. It still reads oil life left is 18 % and the inspection sticker has not been changed. How can I determine if these things were actually done ?

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1. Yes, need to reset the oil change reminder. Not sure on your model, but if you can get to a screen that shows oil life is 18%, then on my Buick, you just press & hold the return key. (every car maker has a different method, and depending on option setup, even within manufacturers it may vary.

2. Most oil change places will do a "free inspection." They are only trying to find something they can convince you to pay extra money to let them fix. It's all about selling you something you may or may not need at exorbitant prices. They are not doing the state-required inspection that the sticker on your windshield is for. Depending on your state and any required emmission testing, that may range from ~$10 to ~$80 dollars, or perhaps more in green states like California.

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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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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.













on Dec 07, 2009 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

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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.


Toronado,
Trofeo

w/o CRT Display

1991

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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How do I reset the change oil light after changing the oil. It did not go out.


Try this and if it does not work let me know.

1. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position without starting the engine.
2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.
3. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator flashes two times, or the display reads "OIL LIFE INDEX RESETTING 100%" then the system is resetting.
4. Turn the ignition key to "OFF", and then start the vehicle.
5. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator comes on and stays on, or CHANGE OIL SOON is displayed then the system did not reset and repeat the procedure.

1. 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.
2. Press and hold the trip RESET button until the oil life percentage changes to 99%.

Sep 14, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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How to reset the oil life monitor


1994-99 BUICK LESABRE
CHANGE OIL SOON Light
1. CHANGE OIL SOON light will come on when engine oil has broken down enough to require changing. After changing oil, reset oil life display.
2. To reset light, turn ignition on. Open glove box to access oil reset button. Press and hold oil reset button in glove box for at least 5 seconds, but not longer
than 60 seconds. The CHANGE OIL SOON light will flash 4 times to indicate light has been reset.

May 14, 2010 | 1999 Buick LeSabre

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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
"OIL LIFE LEFT" message by pressing the "INFORMATION SKIP" (skip info) button. Press and hold the "RESET NO" (no info reset) button until "100% OIL LIFE" is displayed.


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,
Seville,
Eldorado


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
Fleetwood


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,
Seville,
Eldorado


1993,
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,
Fleetwood


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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Buick service light 1991-01


LeSabre,
Park Avenue


2000-01

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.



Park Avenue


1997-99

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%



Le Sabre,
Park Avenue


1995-99
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.



Century,
Regal,
Roadmaster


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.



Roadmaster


1994

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.



Le Sabre,
Park Avenue


1992-94,
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.











on Dec 07, 2009 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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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

Mar 26, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

Change oil light stays on.


  1. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position.
  2. Display "ENGINE OIL LIFE" or "OIL LIFE LEFT" by pressing the "INFORMATION" button.
  3. Press and hold the "INFO RESET" button until the message shows "100".
  4. Turn the ignition OFF.
Hope this answers your question. All the best!
Greg

May 31, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

1 Answer

Oil change


check the oil life using your computer navigation and once you are looking at your current oil life press and hold the check button at the bottom until the oil life resets itself back to 99%.

Aug 18, 2008 | 2008 Chevrolet Impala

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