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Oil change how do you reset the computer after giving the 2008 cobalt a oil change?

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To reset your oil life turn your car to the on position dont start it and tap the gas like 3 or 4 time then shut it off the start it and when you do all this you cant be on the brake or the clutch if you have one

Posted on Oct 13, 2009


Get into the car, close the door, put the key in the ignition, turn 2 clicks to accessories without starting the engine. Press and hold the info and reset (arrow key) buttons (located on the steering wheel) simultaneously until you see a message for reset change oil. Release both buttons and then push the reset (arrow) button. It should be reset now.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008


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