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On a 1996 Caprice Classic how do you reset the change oil light, no reset button that I can see?

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SOURCE: after an oil change the change oil light remains on

Press the setup button until "press reset at oil change" is displayed.
Then press and Release reset button until "hold reset to confirm" is displayed.
Now press and Hold reset button until "oil life set to 100%" is displayed.

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SOURCE: im going to buy a 95 caprice classic but the air

Yes. Potentially a very expensive one.

If you love the car then get an expert to check the airbag fault out before you buy the car (preferably a franchised dealer, see below); if you're lucky then it's just a loose connection plug but even fiddling with one of those yourself can set the airbags off, instantly transforming the car into an economic write-off.

Even if there is just a loose connector then bear in mind that airbags generally have just a ten year design life and when they degrade sufficiently the diagnostic check that the car runs when starting up will also cause the warning light to illuminate. If the cause is purely due to age, then all of the airbags need replacing and once again you're into expensive territory. The airbags can be disconnected and left in place (potentially dangerous) or removed completely, but both of the latter options will be checked by insurers if you're in a crash and if discovered will invalidate your cover.

Note that if serviced at a franchised dealer, the airbag service life on many models can be extended. As an example, Volvo state that for vehicles manufactured between '93 and '96 can be re-certified to fifteen years, and with sufficient diagnostic testing models made from '87 to '92 can be re-certified to twenty years. This is possible based upon the results of the diagnostics and the manufacturer's ongoing test experience with their own products. General Motors (Chevrolet) will almost certainly have similar guidance for their products. If the airbag system passes the manufacturer's specified checks then the dealer can reset the diagnostic system to extinguish the warning light.

All you can do is to either accept that you may be saddled with the costs of airbag replacement in the near future (not always available on older models, so check beforehand) or to buy a Caprice which is much younger or which has a service history showing that the work has been done already.

I hope that this hasn't put you off buying the Caprice, although the remedial work may cost more than the car is worth, it's still cheaper than a new car and you'll have something a bit more different and characterful than a new model. Airbags are one of many reasons that prices of older used cars can often be little more than scrap value. Old cars are cheap precisely because they need increasing sums of money spent on them to keep them safe, roadworthy and legal. New cars need less maintenance but lose a lot of money by depreciation (US= falling residuals).

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To reset the "OIL CHANGE" light, press and hold the "TRIP/OIL RESET" button on the instrument panel for 12 seconds. When the light flashes and then goes out, the system is reset.



To reset the monitor after an oil change, turn the ignition on. Press the "TRIP" button so that the "OIL LIFE" percentage is displayed. Press "RESET" and hold it for two seconds. The word "RESET" should appear on the monitor, then "OIL LIFE 90%".

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Turn the ignition to ON without starting the engine. Fully press and release the accelerator three times within five seconds. If the CHG OIL SOON lights two times, the system is resetting. Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle. If the CHG OIL SOON light comes back on, the system has not been reset, repeat the procedure. Follow this procedure to reset the GM Oil Life System using the DE 100 Series Radio. Turn the ignition to ACC or ON and the radio off. Press and hold the DISP button on the radio for at least five seconds until SETTINGS is displayed. Press the SEEK up or down arrow to scroll through the main menu. Scroll until OIL LIFE appears on the display. Press the PREV or NEXT button to enter the submenu. RESET will be displayed. Press the DISP button to reset. A chime will be heard to verify the new setting and DONE will be displayed for one second. Once the message has been reset, scroll until EXIT appears on the display. Press the DISP button to exit programming. A chime will be heard to exit programming. A chime will be heard to verify the exit.



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.

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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. The light will flash and go out.



After an oil change, or when "CHANGE OIL" appears on the Trip Monitor, with the ignition on and engine off, press the "ENG MET" button (located on trip monitor) once. Press the "ENG MET" button again within 5 seconds. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the "RANGE" button (1990-1994) or "GAUGES" button (1995). The light will flash. When it stops flashing and goes out, the system is reset.

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Turn the ignition key to the RUN position. Fully push and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds. If the CHANGE OIL SOON light flashes 2 times, the system is reset. However, if the light comes on and stays on for 5 seconds, the system did not reset. Repeat the procedure if the system does not reset.

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To reset the "CHANGE ENGINE OIL" message, turn the ignition key to the run position. Press and release the accelerator pedal three times within 5 seconds. If the light flashes for 5 seconds, the system is reset. Repeat procedure as needed.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Chevrolet Camaro Cars & Trucks

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The car shwo light cange oil and send to the pits change oil and light still ON My question is . the car have some resest place or Why the light still ON

You may discover that the computer must be rebooted and you can't access the the computer without a special machine that is not on the open market.

I suggest you call a repair mechanic and ask them about it.

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Jun 20, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

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My oil light came on my chevy caprice and a few days after i changed it and the car stop running i followed the manual and it said to pump the acell 3 times to restart the system but no good

Did you have the key turn to the on postion? press the gas pedal 3 times and this should reset the oil light, do you have any other problems with the battery or anything.

Apr 24, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

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That is not a change oil light it is a check oil light. Your either low on oil or the sensor has gone bad.

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