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    Oil Light Wont Turn Off!?!?!?!?!?

    I did my first oil change the other day because my change oil light came on. Its not my first time to chance oil. I know I didnt it right. I was just wondering if there was something else I needed to do to get my change oil light to not come on. ALso my low oil light stays on, but my oil isnt low. I have no idea what to do. Any help would be nice.

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    How much oil did you put in??


    The light on the dash cannot tell that you physically changed the oil.
    To get the light to go off, turn your key to the on position but don't start it. Push the tripometer button and hold it down for 7-10 seconds. Oil light should flash.
    Turn key off, start car. Light should be off.

    I change my oil 3-4 times before that light comes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    How much oil did you put in??


    The light on the dash cannot tell that you physically changed the oil.
    To get the light to go off, turn your key to the on position but don't start it. Push the tripometer button and hold it down for 7-10 seconds. Oil light should flash.
    Turn key off, start car. Light should be off.

    I change my oil 3-4 times before that light comes on.


    I just baught the car..i put about 2500 miles on it and changed the oil(the light came on and it scared me). and I put 6 quarts of Castrol Syntec 5W 30.

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    If your low oil light is on...and won't go away, you may need a new sensor in the oilpan.

    Dipstick says the level is good? Yellow stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dphillips1984 View Post
    I just baught the car..i put about 2500 miles on it and changed the oil(the light came on and it scared me). and I put 6 quarts of Castrol Syntec 5W 30.
    that sensor is based on how many revolutions the crank makes between the last time someone reset the system. If the last person didn't reset it then it would have come on earlier. hell, i've had it come on just after a change.

    What i'm getting at is it's hardly a "quality monitor" so nothign to be afraid of.

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    paging Mr. Luos-please return to the AAG where you belong, leave the tech discussions to the adults

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    paging Mr. Luos-please return to the AAG where you belong, leave the tech discussions to the adults
    haha....low blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    haha....low blow.
    lmao...Touché!!!

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    LMFAO. Just ignore it if you change your oil regularly. It should go out in a few miles. If not, there is a reset switch underneath. Somebody help me out. Not sure where it is............lol.

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    Mine comes on and goes off when it wants to. Whatever.

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    Low oil light sensor is in the side of the pan, after filling it to the correct (sensing) level it should go off after a couple ignition cycles the PCM sees 194* ECT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    LMFAO. Just ignore it if you change your oil regularly. It should go out in a few miles. If not, there is a reset switch underneath. Somebody help me out. Not sure where it is............lol.
    It doesn't just go away.
    It needs to be reset.
    See my post above.

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    I reset my oil light by pumping the gas pedal three times (to the floor) before starting the car. It turns off for another 3k'ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    paging Mr. Luos-please return to the AAG where you belong, leave the tech discussions to the adults
    This coming from a guy that put his tires on backwards, when there is an arrow on the side that tells you what way they go

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    I reset my oil light by pumping the gas pedal three times (to the floor) before starting the car. It turns off for another 3k'ish.
    Yeah, that's how I do it to- you have to turn the key to the 'run' position, but not start the car- then pump the gas pedal to the floor 3 or 4 times- the light will blink, then go off-

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    This coming from a guy that put his tires on backwards, when there is an arrow on the side that tells you what way they go

    LMFAO!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    How much oil did you put in??


    The light on the dash cannot tell that you physically changed the oil.
    To get the light to go off, turn your key to the on position but don't start it. Push the tripometer button and hold it down for 7-10 seconds. Oil light should flash.
    Turn key off, start car. Light should be off.

    I change my oil 3-4 times before that light comes on.
    This is the way I have to reset my change oil light on my 02 T/A also but on my 01 2500 ext cab P/U I have to turn the key on & pump the gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    This coming from a guy that put his tires on backwards, when there is an arrow on the side that tells you what way they go
    holy shit, Are you serious TSS??? Them damn arrows can be tricky as fuck!

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    I reset mine according to Luos instruction and that helped mine. Never did know how to reset it.

    Thanks,

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