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2005 pontiac GTO - Oil change light came on. I change the oil and filter, it took almost seven Quarts. Drain it by jacking up the left side, right side and back of car. I then tried to reset the the change oil light by turning on the key, pressing the gas pedal to the floor slowly twice in five seconds many many times. Change oil light still on. Hmmm? Then tried to reset the computer by disconnecting the battery and pressing the break pedal for thirty seconds. Change oil light still on. Then disconnected the battery for five minutes, change oil light still on. Hmmm? My car has 7,883 miles on it and looks and smells like brand new, in&out and under. The car is spotless. Could this be the sensor and where do I find it. Your help is welcome. Thanks Mark

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No need to fear, this is a common problem. all you need to do is turn the key to the on position, push the pedal three times, then turn key to the off lock position. this is a typo in the manual. not sure why they have not corrected this issue. hope this helps.

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