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    How To Reset Oil Life Meter?

    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??

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    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.

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    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.

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    holding down on the reset button worked like a charm, thanks!

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    fyi holding down info reset works for every gm model with dic

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    This should probably go into the "FAQ" section when we get it going.. It seems like an FAQ.

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    Need help

    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.

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    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.

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    good point jay

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    Lightbulb

    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.

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