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How do I reset the " change oil soon " light on dash?

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RESET PROCEDURE

  1. Change the engine oil and filter. If your car is not equipped with a Driver Information System, then locate the reset button under the right side of the instrument panel and depress it to reset the light.
  2. If your car is equipped with a Driver Information System, then place the ignition switch to the Accessory or Run position. Push the 'oil' button on the Driver Information Center panel to display the oil message.
  3. Push the 'oil' and 'reset' buttons simultaneously for 5-10 seconds.
  4. The display should now read 'oil life 100%'. Repeat if necessary.
  5. Do not attempt to intentionally trick or accidentally reset this system as this will only hurt you in the long run. The system cannot be set to any other value except 100%.

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