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This is a discussion on "Change Oil" light within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Recently, my change oil light came on. The oil is pretty new, about 2000 mi. It looks clean, there's plenty ...

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    Question "Change Oil" light

    Recently, my change oil light came on. The oil is pretty new, about 2000 mi. It looks clean, there's plenty of oil, and I've got good pressure. Can anybody tell me what determines when the light comes on. It's on an '02 T/A. I'm going to change the oil this week any way, but I'd like to see if there is a bigger problem.

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    you must have a lead foot!! It all depends on the way you drive. The cars computer makes calculations on how you drive. Sometimes it might be sooner when the light comes out

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    The light is set to come on bout every 5000 miles..You need to reset it when you change the oil.

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    How do you reset it?

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    Hold down the trip button, while key in on position and car off, until the light blinks a couple times.

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    To Reset:

    Turn the key into the run position but dont start the car. Push in your trip odometer button and hold it in untill your change oil light blinks (takes like 10 secs?)

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    I know that the what the others have said works. There's also way to do it where you push the gas pedal like three times with the key in the acc position. I don't remember the exact procedure though. Just know that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

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    we have a change oil light? damn i didnt know that...
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    Yours must not be working.

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    Might be another '98 thing - think I read somewhere the '98 doesn't have a check gauges light either?????? Mine has only come on once since I bought it new, thinking the GM oil life system resets itself when you lose power or reprogram your tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Might be another '98 thing - think I read somewhere the '98 doesn't have a check gauges light either?????? Mine has only come on once since I bought it new, thinking the GM oil life system resets itself when you lose power or reprogram your tune.
    98s have it, it just doesn't show it :weird:

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    Just read the manual that came with the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Might be another '98 thing - think I read somewhere the '98 doesn't have a check gauges light either?????? Mine has only come on once since I bought it new, thinking the GM oil life system resets itself when you lose power or reprogram your tune.
    I'm pretty sure the '98 have the check guages light. Just run your gas really low and it should pop up! . . . or you might just run out of gas on the side of the street. But I'm sure either one will happen if you don't fill up the tank.

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    The Change Oil light didnt come on the 98s. I think only the 00-02 have it, if I remeber correctly.

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    change oil engine oil light was introduced in 99 im pretty sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02cetransam View Post
    change oil engine oil light was introduced in 99 im pretty sure.
    Yeah ive got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    I know that the what the others have said works. There's also way to do it where you push the gas pedal like three times with the key in the acc position. I don't remember the exact procedure though. Just know that there is more than one way to skin a cat.
    thats pretty much how that way works. you put the key to the on position with out starting it, then you just push the acc all the way to the floor three times and the light should blick then go away.

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    the holding down the oil reset button works fine, just did it, counted 11, i took it to midas, and they didnt reset it, so its been on for a while now, but thanks to yall its gone. but when u drive it goes away after a miniute or so.

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