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oil change light acting retarded?

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    madhouse
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    oil change light acting retarded?

    01 trans am m6 oil change light goes on and off, mainly comes on over 1800rpm and goes off below it. stays on for about a minute after i start it. normal? just did an oil change about 2 weeks ago, and didn't know it had a light to be reset. i have one in my truck, but it stays on constantly, at least until i reset it.

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    It's still coming on after you reset it? If turning the key on and holding the trip/oil reset on the dash for a few seconds until it flashes and goes off doesn't work - try turning the key on, then press the gas pedal slowly 3 or 4 times.

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    haven't reset it yet. was hoping to find out if the light was functioning properly first.

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    Staying on for a minute or so on start up is normal when the GM oil life system determines it's time to change the oil - shouldn't have anything to do with RPMs - I'd just reset it. Mine comes on waaayyyyy beyond the 3K mile mark if I forget to reset it.

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    It shouldnt be flashing-it will come on and stay on if it's telling you to change the oil.I'd reset it and let it go if it stays off-still it sounds like a malfunction,not sure what could be done about it.I'd change my oil at regular intervals instead of watching for the light until you can trust it again.

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    i'll probably reset it and see what happens. with my truck i go by the light, but with this car it's every 3000. i just wanted to make sure that it wasn't the car trying to tell me something.

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    Any way to reset the thing before it comes on??

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    I don't see why not, try the trip/oil reset button method - if if flashes and goes off it's probably reset. The car doesn't really know when you change the oil anyway.

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