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The Change Oil (not oil light) in my 2002 Camaro came on less than 10 miles after it left the shop for new brakes and less than 300 miles since its last oil change. What would cause the change oil light to come on? Thanks.

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    BeninVa May 16, 2010

    Hello, my name is Ben. About your last oil change, did you have the oil changed before the "Change Oil" light came on?

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There is a trip botton next to your speedometer, where it it shows how many miles are on the car and how many miles you have traveled since the trip was last set. Push it in for about 15 seconds with your ignition on and then release it. It should turn off during this time. It means wherever you had your oil changed the mechanic was not very experienced or did not know what he was doing and he did not reset the trip. I would not take a car that nice to a mechanic like that again!

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SOURCE: The Change Oil (not oil light) in my 2002 Camaro

Hello Jason.
Whoever did your last oil change neglected to reset the monitor.
You can reset it yourself.
300 miles will not be a critical issue.

  1. Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine turned off.
  2. Push the TRIP/OIL RESET button located on the instrument panel for 12 seconds.The OIL CHANGE light will start to flash to confirm that the system is reset. The reset is complete when the OIL CHANGE light goes out.
Nice car by the way. I'd like to have one myself.

KL

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