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You need to reset the oil life monitior in the cluster. look in your owners manual for "oil life monitor reset". I believe on that vehicle you have to turn the ignition on and depress the gas pedal 3 times rapidly within 5 seconds of turning the key to the "on" not the start position. the light will flash 5 times and it is reset. if you have your oil changed by a business then they should reset it for your for free.

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  • north shore Aug 23, 2011

    Chevy is so weird. On my vet there is a number of buttons to be depressed in a certain order. With the van all you have to do is press the fads pedal 3 times? It worked. Lol


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