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  • MrShift@Edmunds 12/22/08 10:27 pm PST

    ENGINE OIL LIFE SYSTEM

    HOW TO RESET THE ENGINE OIL LIFE SYSTEM
    The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change your oil prior to a "CHANGE ENGINE OIL" message being turned on, reset the system.

    To reset the "CHANGE ENGINE OIL" message do the following:


    1. Turn the ignition key to "RUN" with the engine off.
    2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds. If the "OIL LIFE RESET" message flashes for 10 seconds, the system is resetting.
    3. Turn the key to "LOCK". If the "CHANGE ENGINE OIL" message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. If it still does not reset, see your dealer for service.

  • millitaryman69 05/04/11 9:53 pm PST

    This worked for me straight from the manual. chevy malibu 08

    turn key over to accessory or run

    Press the menu button on display until you read reset oil life or somthing similar

    press and hold enter until there is an acknowledgement reset should be instant or appear next time your turn your car on.

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