Engine oil life reset?

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RLSTUFF104
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 18,330 MILES
I changed the oil myself and I would like to find out how to reset the change engine oil warning?
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 AT 3:35 PM

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Tiny
PSYCONLOVE03
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Turn the key on, but dont start the truck. Press the gas pedal to the floor and release 3 times. Then turn the key off. Start your truck. THe display should read oil life reset.
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 5:37 AM
Tiny
MCGEADY11
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This is a two part question. 1. On my display the language keeps changing at random times and right now it seems to be stuck on french. What can I do to change it back to english and/or what can I look for as far as causes for this? 2. I recently had the " Change engine oil" message come up on my display and after changing the oil it is still coming up when I start my truck. Is there something that I need to get reset or will this go away after the oil runs through the system for a while?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Check your owners manual on both problems.

The oil light simply needs to be reset, but the display should not randomly change.
Reset both according to owners manual, but if display changes again, then a problem with radio electronics, or programming is not complete.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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FORCES_90
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My truck was running literally 5 minutes ago I forgot something at the house I put it in reverse backed into the parking spot turn the truck off and went into the house at that point I came back outside and attempted to start the truck it will not start continues to say change oil and oil life reset please help me I need to work tomorrow
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Try resetting anti theft. Then check battery for condition including load test.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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My vehicle is equipped with an after market radio. What is the correct way to reset your oil life? Cannot seem to find the reset button for this. Or the book states " select button ", is it located on the original radio?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Key on engine off. Push accelerator pedal to the floor 3 times in 5 seconds.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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REDBOAT63
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I change my own oil. I follow the directions in the manual to reset the warning light. But it still says my oil is at 90%. Is there a way to get it to say 100%?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AIRSOFTSOLDRECN9
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You will have a bit of old oil left in the system if you just drain it and change the oil filter. My guess it is a 5qrt system so 10% would acount for 1/2 qrt. May not seem like a lot but your crankshaft, valvtrain and pan can hold residual oil that may account for your 10%, also sludge and other deposits too. Now the way you actually change oil, at a dealership or higher end service stations (lol not jiffy lube) they use a cycling system to send in fresh oil through the car and pump out the old. Once the color changes or my guess the computer on the device says the oil is completely clean then all the residue is gone and everything is good. This is wonderful since it removes sludge and all sorts of gunk out of the engine. You may never get 100% clean oil on the engine but honestly if you like doing it then by all means please do; you are one of few americans who take the time to do so and its something to be proud of.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
THE FACTORY MAN
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**The Oil Life Monitor DOES NOT sample the oil.** It calculates the oil life based on a very complex computer algorythym and it monitors miles driven, temperatures, drive cycles and several other sources of input. I am not sure why your system only shows 90% when you reset it, mine showa 100% for a very short time on my 2005 Silverado.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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SPEEDEX
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How do I reset my change oil light on my 2002 chevy silveraldo?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
FREELAND
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I believe with the ignition in the on postion (not running) press on the gas pedal 4 times. This should reset the computer.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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1BIGDOGG
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2001 Chevy Silverado

I did the oil change but still get message to change the oil. How do I reset or erase this message?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
INTERNETMECHANIC
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You might try this. The only other reset I saw, was 2005--2009. I realize your were talking about a message, this info is all I found.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/512072_silverado_oil_life_reset_1.jpg

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
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MICHJMILLER
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How do you reset the message center after an oil change so that it doesn't keep telling you "change engine oil soon"?
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 AT 11:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Turn the key on without starting the engine. Press gas pedal to the floor five times within 10 seconds. Then shut the key off and you are all set. Start the vehicle, you may need to do this a few times if it doesn't work the first time.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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