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Old 01-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Oil Change - Light Won't Re-Set???

It's bad enough that the darn oil change light comes on every 2,500 miles regardless of how the Jeep is being used, but I changed the oil today and it absolutely won't re-set.

I've tried at least a dozen times and I've driven a few miles and tried again.

I've unplugged accessories and turned off the radio.

Nothing helps.

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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Turn the key to the "on" position without starting the engine. All of the dash warning lights should be on. Fully depress the gas pedal 3 times. Turn the key off.

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^^^^ This - it's the second click - not the first - ask me how I know this...
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Turn the key to the "on" position without starting the engine. All of the dash warning lights should be on. Fully depress the gas pedal 3 times. Turn the key off.
Exactly. That's what I'm doing. It's worked in the past just fine.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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Yep, as others said, and according to my 2010 owners manual, you must follow the following procedure to turn off your "Change Oil" light:

"1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.


NOTE:
If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary repeat this procedure."

Also, your the oil indicator does not come on every 2500 miles. It's "duty based," which means that the computer runs an algorithm that, based on your driving habits, determines about when you should change your oil. It presumes you're using 5w-20, not synth.


Edit: Didn't realize that's what you were doing . . . . Hmm. . ..

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^^^^ This - it's the second click - not the first - ask me how I know this...
Bingo! THANKS!
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #7
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Exactly. That's what I'm doing. It's worked in the past just fine.
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Bingo! THANKS!
You forgot to read all the words.
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You forgot to read all the words.
Yup. Sure did! Thanks for your quick response above.

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