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Old 03-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Oil Change Notification Reset

As a few of you know from my other thread, I purchased a new JK on Friday. The dealer performed a full service when they received in the vehicle, but the oil change light was coming on. Is there any way I can reset that myself? Thanks.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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Go to Jeep.com and download the owner's manual or take the DVD out of your glove compartment. Read it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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They also have an app for Android phones.
The new one for 2012 wranglers is handy.
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Matt 24, back in the early days of the the Internet and even before that, there was a saying RTFM. It was rude, but meant Read the F**** manual. however, seeing you are new to Jeeps and this forum, you came to the right place. Follow the post right after yours and you'll reset it fine. Just be advised that the oil change light is duration based and not necessarily when you need to change your oil. Use your own judgment, or the advice of others on this forum.
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The reason I always stress to read the manual is because the Wrangler manual is different than your typical car manual. Skip all the wiper, horn, dash board layout stuff and go right to the off road section. Some real good stuff in there that you should know. Then keep it handly for the little crap like how to turn your oil warning off. It's also good to understand the whole traction control thing and when to leave it on and when to turn it off.

I didn't know about the android app. That would be handy indeed.
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I didn't know about the android app. That would be handy indeed.
It's just like the manual with sections for each group (engine, Trans....)
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The reason I always stress to read the manual is because the Wrangler manual is different than your typical car manual. Skip all the wiper, horn, dash board layout stuff and go right to the off road section. Some real good stuff in there that you should know. Then keep it handly for the little crap like how to turn your oil warning off. It's also good to understand the whole traction control thing and when to leave it on and when to turn it off.

I didn't know about the android app. That would be handy indeed.
Agreed. And, the one part that is extremely informative is everything regarding the TPMS system.
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Just changed oil today. I use synthetic and usually change every 6-7k miles. It gets annoying that the change oil warning comes up every 3k. Does anyone know if there is a way to make it chime every 6k?
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Not that I know. Mine has went off 3 times and each time is was 3300 or so, but since I make a lot of short rips and it is duration based, it causes it to go off early. I put in a blend Castrol and better filter this time and I'm going to go the factory recommended 8000. The indicator can bite me.

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Just changed oil today. I use synthetic and usually change every 6-7k miles. It gets annoying that the change oil warning comes up every 3k. Does anyone know if there is a way to make it chime every 6k?
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Not that I know. Mine has went off 3 times and each time is was 3300 or so, but since I make a lot of short rips and it is duration based, it causes it to go off early. I put in a blend Castrol and better filter this time and I'm going to go the factory recommended 8000. The indicator can bite me.
Haha yea for me it always goes off at about 3k. So i usually wait for the 2nd or 3rd time that it chimes before changing. Its just annoying having to reset twice before changing. I know my friend can actually change his to different intervals but he drives a ford lariat, so no help for me
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Just changed oil today. I use synthetic and usually change every 6-7k miles. It gets annoying that the change oil warning comes up every 3k. Does anyone know if there is a way to make it chime every 6k?
It's not mileage based, it's duty cycle based. Guess where I read that?
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It's not mileage based, it's duty cycle based. Guess where I read that?
in the dear abby section of the sunday news paper
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It's not mileage based, it's duty cycle based. Guess where I read that?
Yes i read that. What made me think otherwise was that it always chimes at about 3k. The manual says oil should be changed every 6k or 6months w.e comes first. I gotta find the forum posting where a member says that when the dealership changes his oil, they always make the computer chime at the 3k interval instead of the 6k mark. So next time, he specifically told them not to do that. Ill post the link when i find it
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Yes i read that. What made me think otherwise was that it always chimes at about 3k. The manual says oil should be changed every 6k or 6months w.e comes first. I gotta find the forum posting where a member says that when the dealership changes his oil, they always make the computer chime at the 3k interval instead of the 6k mark. So next time, he specifically told them not to do that. Ill post the link when i find it
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/cha...ght-55306.html
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I'm aware of that post, however it as not been substantiated.
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I'm aware of that post, however it as not been substantiated.
Got it. Maybe ill stop by a dealership today and see what they say. Its prob BS, and ill have to keep reseting mine a couple times before changin oil.
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See if it's written in a service manual or something.
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Is there feedback (light flash or sound, etc) when you reset the oil change notification light? I ask the question as I changed to oil early (first change at 500 mi) and it was before the light was on, so I can't tell if it reset. On my Chevy, the light flashes to let you know it cleared. TIA


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Is there feedback (light flash or sound, etc) when you reset the oil change notification light?
I don't think so. The procedure in the owner's manual says that after you try to reset it if the messages remains on to do it all over again. They don't mention anything about an acknowledgement that tells you whether it was successful.
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The indicator / notification is that the next time you start the Jeep, you do not get a chime & the message in the display under the speedometer. No news is good news.
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Thank you both for the replies.

I just thought of another related question.

Because I conducted the reset procedure before the notification automatically triggered, does doing the reset procedure still reset the claculation? In another words, as I had no light to clear, is it still clearing the history used for calculation? As there is no feedback if I was successful, there is no way tell if the reset worked, or if I messed it up. I know the reset procedure is simple, but no feedback leaves me wondering. My intent would be to start it over/reset it to zero. Any ideas? Thanks again.
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I think they are setup to go off in 5K increments. At least that fits the pattern I am seeing. I never thought to try & be proactive about the warning message though. But I think 5K changes are BS. Too long IMHO. I'll try the procedure at 19500 but you wil have to wait until March for my reply
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I think they are setup to go off in 5K increments. At least that fits the pattern I am seeing. I never thought to try & be proactive about the warning message though. But I think 5K changes are BS. Too long IMHO. I'll try the procedure at 19500 but you wil have to wait until March for my reply
5900 on mine with no warning yet. Course the oil has been changed 3 times already....

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Beauty eh! Thanks!
Just rolled 30K miles and I used my last free oil change - got 5 with vehicle purchase
So, 30K change was manual labor by me.... I'll pay my mechanic a nice cheeseburger and a craft beer tonight... Wow, that guy works cheap

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