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Old 01-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Oil change notifcation

I have a 2011 wrangler sport...... the change oil notification came on and I changed the oil, but the notification is still there .... any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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It's in the owner's manual. Turn the switch on. Hit the gas pedal 3 rimes, turn the switch off.

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And make sure you have the key in the ON position (two clicks) and not just the accessory position or it will not reset.
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thanks guys... the owners manual was missing when I bought the jeep used ...think I'll be downloading one! thanks again!
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Can you reset the oil notification before it even comes on?
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #6
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Starscan aka the dealer can
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Starscan aka the dealer can
So the gas pedal trick only works once the notification is displayed? I was hoping to reset it before it's displayed.
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Is this also supposed to reset the "% oil life remaining" in EVIC? I can't get mine to reset, but it's the first oil change and I didn't wait for the dash light. I don't know if it's working.
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mine has never come ok 15K in miles... glade I did not trust it and change oil regularly
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So the gas pedal trick only works once the notification is displayed? I was hoping to reset it before it's displayed.
I'm pretty sure you can reset it any time with the gas pedal.
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Is this also supposed to reset the "% oil life remaining" in EVIC? I can't get mine to reset, but it's the first oil change and I didn't wait for the dash light. I don't know if it's working.
Yes. You must turn the key 2 clicks so that everything is lit up on your dash. People that report it failing to reset are screwing up by only turning 1 click.
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I have a 2014 sport, it doesn't have the optional EVIC. nothing telling me how much oil life is left. I just have something that comes up telling me the oil needs changed. Will I be able to reset it if I change the oil before the "oil change" reminder comes on?
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I have a 2014 sport, it doesn't have the optional EVIC. nothing telling me how much oil life is left. I just have something that comes up telling me the oil needs changed. Will I be able to reset it if I change the oil before the "oil change" reminder comes on?
You can try by doing the above with the gas pedal. If it comes on and you want to ignore it, it only takes a few seconds to clear. I don't think anyone actually knows for sure if it will clear it before the reminder actually comes on. An oil change is also indicated by actual mileage and in your case at least once a year whether or not the dash reminder turns on. The reminder is only a recommendation.
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You can try by doing the above with the gas pedal. If it comes on and you want to ignore it, it only takes a few seconds to clear. I don't think anyone actually knows for sure if it will clear it before the reminder actually comes on. An oil change is also indicated by actual mileage and in your case at least once a year whether or not the dash reminder turns on. The reminder is only a recommendation.

I know for sure that it will reset to 100% before the reminder comes on. I did it with my 2014 using the 3 pedal presses with the key in the ON position.
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I know for sure that it will reset to 100% before the reminder comes on. I did it with my 2014 using the 3 pedal presses with the key in the ON position.
It seems that's with EVIC. El of Eye said he doesn't have EVIC, which doesn't indicate oil life.
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I only have 1000 miles on it I might do the first oil change by 3000 miles. I'm reading that the oil change light will come on a lot later than that.
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I only have 1000 miles on it I might do the first oil change by 3000 miles. I'm reading that the oil change light will come on a lot later than that.
i would recommend you perform your first few oil changes with the 3,000 mile interval. your engine is breaking in, the more frequently you run clean oil through it... the better off you're going to be.
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i would recommend you perform your first few oil changes with the 3,000 mile interval. your engine is breaking in, the more frequently you run clean oil through it... the better off you're going to be.
X2, and forget about the computer telling you when to change it.

Adapt a routine schedule of miles for your changes!

Also, check your oil level weekly, or at least at gas fill ups!
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X2, and forget about the computer telling you when to change it.

Adapt a routine schedule of miles for your changes!

Also, check your oil level weekly, or at least at gas fill ups!
agreed. let me add to that - if you want your tires to last... two things - first, do the five tire rotation, second rotate your tires every 3-5,000 miles. i do mine every 3,000 miles.

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^^^This, plus keep your tires aired properly for longevity..........
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It seems that's with EVIC. El of Eye said he doesn't have EVIC, which doesn't indicate oil life.
The algorithm to trigger the light is the same whether you have EVIC or not. The pedal reset performs the same function. The only difference is that in order to see the percentage left on his you would need to use a Starscan.
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So the dashboard reminder is just a time/miles clock? I was wondering if it was that or it actually had a sensor for bad oil. Mine just came on and my oil still looks brand new. Still have 2000 till I should need to change it
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So the dashboard reminder is just a time/miles clock? I was wondering if it was that or it actually had a sensor for bad oil. Mine just came on and my oil still looks brand new. Still have 2000 till I should need to change it
There are systems available that do sample oil for silicon (dirt), metals, and TBN (total base number), but they are very expensive and are used primarily on construction and mining diesel engines. THIS IS NOT WHAT OUR WRANGLERS HAVE..........

Ours simply calculate miles, type of driving and time.
Personally I wish that this feature didn't exist, because it does more harm than good!
Some just think, that they don't need to change the oil until the Wrangler tells them that it is needed. But some of these monitors don't work properly and never notify you!

You are better off to forget about this unreliable feature, and establish a routine maintenance program of your own, based on mileage..........
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The algorithm to trigger the light is the same whether you have EVIC or not. The pedal reset performs the same function. The only difference is that in order to see the percentage left on his you would need to use a Starscan.
Thank you. That is what I was hoping.
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It's a light based on miles, usually goes off like every 3k or 5k but like the above post states, if you hardly drive and it takes 3 years to reach 3k, you can end up with 3 year old oil! I change mine every 3k or whenever I have it up on my lift lol takes 2 minutes, mind as well
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X2, and forget about the computer telling you when to change it.

Adapt a routine schedule of miles for your changes!

Also, check your oil level weekly, or at least at gas fill ups!

Bingo! Once you've established if your engine uses oil or not you can check your oil a little less often. Something like every other fill up, or twice a month, you get the idea.
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The algorithm to trigger the light is the same whether you have EVIC or not. The pedal reset performs the same function. The only difference is that in order to see the percentage left on his you would need to use a Starscan.
I'm aware of how the system works. I was talking about the percentage of oil life like is shown with EVIC. The whole oil monitor situation regarding JK's I agree with Old Dogger.
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There are systems available that do sample oil for silicon (dirt), metals, and TBN (total base number), but they are very expensive and are used primarily on construction and mining diesel engines. THIS IS NOT WHAT OUR WRANGLERS HAVE..........

Ours simply calculate miles, type of driving and time.
Personally I wish that this feature didn't exist, because it does more harm than good!
Some just think, that they don't need to change the oil until the Wrangler tells them that it is needed. But some of these monitors don't work properly and never notify you!

You are better off to forget about this unreliable feature, and establish a routine maintenance program of your own, based on mileage..........
very well said Dogger.
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very well said Dogger.
Thank you Sir, and a Good Morning to you.........

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