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Hoe do i reset the service vehicle soon light on my 2002 buick rendezvous?

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U can do this by disconnectiong the battery negative cable for 5 minutes or use an electronic scanner to clear the light and the ciode for the light

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 05, 2010

    Emmissiowiz suggestion is good except for newer cars beginning in 2004 2005 most cars have flags that have to be met and some you may never duplicate again and if there were trouble codes stored for those flags it would erase them and you would have to reproduce them in order to get those codes back. So to erase them this way would create more problems than it would solve. Many cars now have live data capture that would be erased and would make it hard for the mechanic to troubleshoot the problem if it had been erased, Just thought I would mention this as I didn't see the year of the car and did not want you to pass this information on without knowing the issues that it could cause. Otherwise he is correct in erasing codes and turning off the mil light.

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    yadayada Jun 05, 2010

    u asked how to reset the light, which is what i told u, if the problem is still there the light will of course come back on, your rating is unfair. if you want a free fault code test to see why the light is on go to any Kragen or Autozone parts store they run the test fort free. I have been doing this type of work 35 years and am a factory certified electronic engine control specialist. Could you please be specific as to what you want information about in the future? I *** this on my own time and i am glad to help, have helped 1000's, but i do expect a fair rating.



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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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