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I have a 2004 Pontiac Aztek with a 3.4L engine. After changing oil, I have reset the oil change reminder light at least six to eight times. The light continues to stay on for two to three minutes after the engine starts. I will welcome any suggestions you have for me concerning this problem. Lou

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  • loustoy235 Sep 29, 2010

    Thank you..... will try your suggestions.



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HI!! Resetting

The control module turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after 3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic system runs and does not fail

  1. A current diagnostic trouble code (DTC) clears when the diagnostic cycle runs and passes.
  2. There may still be a history of DTC-s stored in the system. These will clear after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles, if no failures are reported by any other related diagnostic system
  3. Manual resetting of the MIL and any DTC stored in the system, requires the use of an OBD 2 scan tool connected to the data link connector for communication with the vehicle. Follow the instructions of the scan tool for both retrieval and resetting of DTC-s.

On some vehicles even if the change oil remainder light was reseted, it keep coming on for a while. Make sure the oil level is correct and that no oil leaks are visible. Also, make sure that the oil was replaced with the one recommended by the Manufacturer. If all this was done correctly. The light will go away.
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