Check Oil Light on after oil change.

Tiny
KAILA315
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  • 1995 NISSAN ALTIMA
My check oil light came on and I went and had my oil changed. The guy told me my light might stay on and flicker. Which it does. I looked online on how to reset it. There was one way that said you need to with the ignition turned but not on press on gas pedal 5 times in 10 seconds then hold it down for 10 seconds once it blinks off then do it again for 10 seconds then turn off for 3 minutes. Which I did and it didn't work. Then I read about the self diagnosis reset. So I removed the panel next to the gas pedal turned it clockwise all the way then turned it back counter clockwise all the way. This didn't reset it either. Did I do it wrong? I don't know too much about cars either so I apologize. It said to turn it back all the way counter clockwise which I assume means turn it counter clockwise till it stops? Right? Please help. I don't know why the mechanic didn't just reset it for me.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 4:11 PM

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Tiny
MLDANIELS2000
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Check your oil level asap. Sounds like oil pressure light and not a oil service minder light. What color is the light?
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
HOMER1967
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If the oil light is on or flickering then there is a problem, either mechanical or with the pressure sensor itself. You need to have someone iinstall a oil pressure gauge to verify what the oil pressure really is.I would not drive the car until after you do that.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 7:22 PM

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