I have a 2000 Olds Silouette.
The DIC when I start the van says to change the oil.
The owner's manual says to "Turn the key to the "run" position, push the
throttle 3 times to full throttle within 5 seconds and turn ignition off".
I've tried that many many times.
I've even opened the hood and pushed the throttle linkage open fully the
same way and still no luck.
Is there any other method or how do I turn it off?
The manual says to turn it off. Also when it was working a few months
ago, it never flashed. Also it's not a light it's a square box that
actually shows a type written message.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Have you tried it more then one time
in a row? I've had a few vehicles that
don't seem to "take" on the first try.
Here's what I do and see when resetting
these reminders. Turn the key on, push
the throttle down three times, the square
box usually will show a battery symbol,
then (leaving the key on)....you should
see the "change engine oil" yellow light
starting to flash (I know that it's text with
a yellow background in the same box, but
it's still a "change oil light" to me.) It should
flash 5 times, and then the battery symbol
should come back on. Turn off the key now.
Repeat if this doesn't work. If you try it more
then 5 times and it still doesn't work, then you
may have another problem. But, I haven't seen
one of these repaired for any kind of malfunction.
I had one truck the other day that I had to repeat
the procedure about 5 times before it "took".
Some vehicles will also continue to flash the
change oil light 5 times after you start the vehicle.
This goes away in a few key cycles.
Bill, does the DIC have five pushbuttons on the side? If it does, then push the
middle button until oil life is displayed. Then push the reset button and hold
until the oil life display changes.
Turn the key to the on position and do not start the engine.
Press the gas pedal to the floor and release.
Press the gas pedal to the floor and release again.
Press the gas pedal to the floor and release yet again.
Press the gas pedal to the floor and hold it for 10 seconds or more.
Then start the van and see if the lamp is out.
On my Buick in the glove box there is a button that says oil change reset.
check there if not pull out your car manual and look it up, im sure that the
steps to reset it are in there. IF you still cant get it going im sure if
you go to the local dealership they will reset it for you. Should not cost
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