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I just had an oil change oil life % still reads the same

I just had an oil change my oil life still shows the same % as before?

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It has to be manually reset, consult your owners manual, it will tell you how to do it. Alot of oil change places dont pay attention to your indicator.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • Gumwadd May 24, 2010

    owners manual doesn't have instructions of how to do it. If it's in there, I sure can't find it! - didn't even show where the oil filter was - I had to guess!

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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.


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Seville,
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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
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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".


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Press "INFORMATION" button on the Driver Information Center until "OIL LIFE INDEX" is displayed. Press "STORE/RECALL" until "OIL LIFE INDEX" resets to 100.


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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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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.

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

1. Turn the ignition key to the "Run" position but do not start the engine.

2. Press the display button until the display reads "Oil Life"

3. Press the accelerator (gas) pedal all the way down and all the way back up 3 times within 5 seconds.

4. The oil life index should reset to 100 or the display will read "Oil Life Index Resetting", and when completed then turn off the ignition.

Start the vehicle and verify that the oil life has been reset, and if it did not reset then repeat the procedure, because sometimes it will take more than one try to clear and reset the oil life index.


If that does not work then try this procedure...


1. Press the fuel information button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC).

2. Press and hold the select button.

3. The engine oil life percentage will return to 100.

4. Turn the key to OFF.

5. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset.
Repeat the procedure.

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It means it's time to get the oil changed. It should be at 100% after it is changed and it will decrease over the mileage you drive to let you know it's getting close to change.

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How do you set back the % to 100 after a oil change


1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
2. Press the select/reset knob a couple of times until the engine oil life
indicator is showing.
3. Press the select/reset knob for about 10 secs. The engine oil
life and the maintenance item code will blink.
4. Press the select/reset knob for another 5 secs.
The maintenance item code will go away and the engine oil life reading
will reset to 100.

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