Oil change light reset

Tiny
PALODURO
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  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 207,000 MILES
How do I reset the " oil change required " reminder on the dash? There is no reset button so dont say " press the reset button ". The guys at the oil change place didn't even know how to. What a joke. Please help.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 AT 6:10 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

I attached the instructions below and the pictures of what you should see for this procedure.

Roy

Change Oil Soon/Oil Change Required Message

Displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 5 % or less. When oil life left is between 5% and 0% the CHANGE OIL SOON message will be displayed. When oil life left reaches 0% the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message will be displayed.

An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.

To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change [approximately 8000 km (5000 miles) or 180 days] perform the following:

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1. Press the SETUP control to access the System Check function.

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2. Press and release the RESET control to display OIL LIFE XX% HOLD RESET NEW.

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3. Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to display IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET.

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4. Press and hold the RESET control to display OIL LIFE SET TO 100%. Your oil life is now reset.
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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I like said on my question; there is no reset button anywhere so don't say just hit reset. There is no reset button anywhere on the dash or anywhere on the van for that matter.
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Monday, June 29th, 2020 AT 11:18 AM
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TIM SOLE
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
How do I reset change oil light? Can you please tell me I need to know so I can reset the oil change light
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 AT 11:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Here is how to reset the oil life indicator in your car (below)

Oil Life Reset:

NOTE:
The XXX's in the steps below represent a numeric value and displays the correct number in a percentage. For example, OIL LIFE = XXX% may display OIL LIFE = 45%.
Press and release the SETUP button until SYSTEM CHECK is displayed.
Press and release the SETUP button again to display OIL LIFE = XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW.
Press and hold the RESET button for 2 seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%. "OIL LIFE SET TO 100%" is displayed.
Oil Life Start Value:

NOTE:
The oil life start value is used to reset the oil life value back to the maximum if the value was previously changed, or to lower the value by 10% increments down to 10%.
Press and release the SETUP button until SYSTEM CHECK is displayed.
Press and release the SETUP button again to display OIL LIFE = XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW.
Press and hold the RESET button for 2 seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%.
Press and release the RESET button to lower the percentage by 10% (down to 10%) for each button press or return the value to 100%.

This video can help as well

https://youtu.be/I0Px5JoBdbA

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

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 AT 11:24 AM (Merged)
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KATHLEEN ALEXANDER
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 40,000,000 MILES
Oil and filter changed. Cannot find reset button. How to change message on dash?
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Saturday, September 19th, 2020 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HEYMAN1104
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The image below has the instructions from Prodemand.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/oil-life-reset

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Hope it helps.

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Saturday, September 19th, 2020 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)

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