Access the reset button on the end of the instrument panel by the fuse block. Service engine soon light will start to blink for a minute and that will reset the Oil light. Then turn the key to the off position. How to Reset the Oil Life System. The bulbs are twist out from holder on fender then you have to slide green switch back and pry the connector free… Well for one, if it's a manual transmission. If I remember well you have to put your car on park, turn your key to start your electronics and pump the gas pedal 3 time. A code checker is ideal if you wish to work on the vehicle yourself.
Just a small tube sticking out of firewall 1 inch or so, that drains into a small tin pan. Press and hold the reset button. If this does not work, just take it to Auto Zone and tell them you need to have your oil light reset. Here is how it is really done! Once you do this, remove the three bolts holding assembly in two on top, one under grill and slide out headlight. This method is recommended as a last resort. My question is what could be throwing this light on? It is possible that, if you are driving under the best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. We did indeed take it to a parts store last night.
No switch in fuse box,very easy to do. However, your engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. At this point, it should be safe to reconnect the battery and the check engine light should not longer be lit. When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. Remove the bolts and the bearing will come out, in theory. Change oil will blink and it will reset it. Press and hold it for about 10 seconds.
Turn off the ignition and that will reset the Oil light. You will need to reset the system again. If however the car is on, it's in gear, the parking brake is off and the ambient light is bright and the day time running lamps are still off then you may need to just turn your headlights off. All radio station presets will also need to be reprogrammed. You may want to have a friend sit in the driver's seat and watch for the indicator to start flashing, which indicates you've activated the reset.
Thanks for all the suggestions. The emissions monitors in your vehicle will register being reset, so you will not pass emissions if you bring in a car with the codes being reset. Consult a mechanic or repair shop if the code keeps recurring or if you cannot find information on your code or how to fix it. Overall, at highway speeds around 950 kilometers on a single tank of fuel were possible. After this step, you are done.
You can do this by constantly blowing the car's horn until it dies or turning on the headlights, then waiting several minutes. Then turn the key to the off position. If the Change Engine Oil light is flashing, the system is reset. If this however does not work most code checkers have a reset feature built in or take the vehicle to a repair shop or dealer. Turn the engine off and remove the key from the ignition switch. Remove the negative battery cable. Or any warning light for service reminder which appears on the display.
. The book they sell isvery handy if you like to work on your own vehicles. Remove the cover of the underhood fuse box. If it doesn't and light is on next time you starts, reset it once again. The light will flash and go out.
There is a reset button there. The alert light cannot be reset until you properly tend to the pressure level to ensure the right amount of air is in your tires. This takes some time since you have to remove the grill assembly first. The 2008 and 2009 Saturns have a built-in feature that alerts you when your tire pressure is under or above the recommended pressure level. A hybrid version was also available. Apr 12, 2011 Hello Dyno. Being an employee of the dealership, familiarity with general mechanical skills is presumed.
So before replacing your engine parts, try Carbon Cleaning. For the oil life system to work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. With the engine running, press and release the reset button until the oil life is showing. To reset your maintenance reminder system even if the light hasn't come on yet , you'll need to turn your key to on but don't start! The engine oil life system will alert you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. Remove the two bolts securing the headlamp housing to the chassis.