How to Reset Oil Life

We are a team of ASE certified mechanics that have created this service guide. Learn how to reset the oil light on your Ford Explorer 2002-2005.

Repair Summary

Oil life reset for a Ford Explorer 2002-2005.

How Does it Work?

The oil light is designed to let the vehicles owner that it is time to change the oil.

What Goes Wrong?

Some people tend to forget to reset the oil life after doing an oil change. Resulting in an inaccurate oil life for their next oil change.

How Much Does It Cost?

Resetting the oil life is free and easy to do.

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Getting Started

Step 1

With the vehicle on level ground put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position.

Step 2

Find the reset button to the right of the instrument cluster and push the button once.

Step 3

Above the reset button push the setup button until it shows " Press Reset for SYS Check ".

Step 4

Press and hold the reset button until it shows " If New Oil Hold Reset ". Then hold the reset button one more time to confirm the new oil option. This will reset your oil life to 100%.


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