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This is a discussion on oil change light??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; For about a month now my oil change light comes on when I start my car but goes off after ...

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    oil change light???

    For about a month now my oil change light comes on when I start my car but goes off after about 3 min. I just got an oil change and the oil isn't low at all, anyone know what this could be????

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    It needs to be reset. It comes on every 4 or 5 thousand miles (correct me if I'm wrong)

    There are a couple of ways to do it.

    If I remember correctly, go turn your car to the on position with the engine off, and pump your gas pedal 4 or 5 times. That should reset it.

    There is another way that involves the trip reset, but evertime I tried that one it cleared the trip meter as well, and I like to keep an eye on my mpg.

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    awesome i'll give that a shot thanks!

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    turn key to ACC

    push and hold your Trip-Set button until the oil flashes on the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    It needs to be reset. It comes on every 4 or 5 thousand miles (correct me if I'm wrong)

    There are a couple of ways to do it.

    If I remember correctly, go turn your car to the on position with the engine off, and pump your gas pedal 4 or 5 times. That should reset it.

    There is another way that involves the trip reset, but evertime I tried that one it cleared the trip meter as well, and I like to keep an eye on my mpg.
    It actually is based on engine revolutions not milage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    turn key to ACC

    push and hold your Trip-Set button until the oil flashes on the dash.
    Yes, like that. I just had to reset mine, you have to hole it for like 12 seconds, then it will flash. Turn the car off then back on and it should be reset

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    I've done mine with the gas peddle method twice.

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    Mine comes on everytime I start the car. Goes off after a few minutes.

    It doesnt even bother me, I know when I changed my oil, I know when it needs to be changed. The light means nothing to me.
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    The best way to know how to reset the light is look in the owners manual. My car didnt have one when I got it but I surfed enough firebird websights to find one to download for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
    The best way to know how to reset the light is look in the owners manual. My car didnt have one when I got it but I surfed enough firebird websights to find one to download for free.
    You can DL one from the "General Info Stickies" at the top of this section too.

    Afterall, this IS an F-Body site!

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    Turn ign on
    Pump gas three times to the floor
    turn ign off
    then turn back on and should be good to go
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