: How To Reset Oil Life Meter?

Chuck C
03-09-03, 02:43 AM
The lazy bums at the dealer forgot to reset the oil life meter in my car, so now I get the "Change Oil Soon" message every time I start the car, and it's annoying.

How do I reset it??

03-09-03, 09:17 AM
Turn car on, press gas three times, and it should go away. If you can access the oil life through the IPC, just get to it and press reset.

03-09-03, 11:38 AM
hit information until it goes to the oil life meter. then hold reset until it clears... it should take about 5-10 seconds of holding it....

I dont know if you have a different computer than me. thats how mine works.

Chuck C
03-09-03, 06:30 PM
holding down on the reset button worked like a charm, thanks!

03-09-03, 08:22 PM
fyi holding down info reset works for every gm model with dic

03-10-03, 07:28 AM
This should probably go into the "FAQ" section when we get it going.. It seems like an FAQ. :)

03-16-03, 08:51 AM
Question? I recently purchased a 93 STS w/130K. I had the oil changed, and have tried both procedures for clearing the oil life index. (pressing the reset and pressing accelerator 3 times no luck) It's now at 77 and now I'm starting to get a service engine soon message. Is this because of the index not being reset or something else?

It was a used car that did not have an owner's manual. So I have relied heavily on this forum to get guidance.

Please Help.

03-16-03, 09:35 AM
if you just press it, it wont do anything. You have to hold it for about 10 seconds before it resets. Its like that so you cant accidently reset it.

Chuck C
03-16-03, 02:25 PM
good point jay :thumbsup:

03-17-03, 02:37 PM
Well I figured it out. On my car, I have to hold the reset and the Store/recall button together, after I bring up the Oil Life index. It reset back to 100.