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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 10, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

I recently bought a 1999 Z28 Convertible. I changed the oil and oil/air filters this past weekend but have no idea how to reset the "Change Oil" indicator light on the dash. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I am new to this forum so if I should be posting this question somewhere else, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 10, 09:37 AM
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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

my 99 buick has a "oil change" reset button in the glove box.
Not sure about yours though.


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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

I am guessing it would be the same as for my 2002. With the key in start position, with the dash lights all lit up but without starting the engine, you hold in the odometer stalk for about 12 seconds. The change oil light should begin to blink (mine usually blinks twice) and then stops. When it has stopped blinking the change oil indicator has been reset and you can release the stalk. Hope this helps and works for you.
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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Hi Brian - since your question relates directly to a 4th gen Camaro it might have been a better fit in the 4th gen forum.

Turn the ignition to on without starting the engine and then push the odometer button to display oil ( I think it will start flashing) then push and hold the button for 12 seconds or so to reset.

I'm working off memory and I have several newer GM vehicles that all sorta work the same. I usually end up checking the owners manual if I don't get it right after each oil change...

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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Didn't get an owners manual?

You should be able to reset by holding the trip knob on the odometer down, then turn the key back on. The odo display will show a sequence of bars that count down, and when the last one disappears the system is reset.

If that doesn't work (it is supposed to according to what I read over at LS1tech.com), you should also be able to turn the key on, pump the gas pedal 3-5 times, and the oil message will light up and then go off. Both resets apparently work for the LS1 F-bodies.

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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Pumping the gas pedal like Eric said above is what the dealer does. This doesn't reset the trip odometer either like pushing the button will do. Either one will reset the "change oil" light.

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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

key on, pump the gas 3 times usually does it.
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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Thank you all for the tips. I will give it a try when I get home this evening.
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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Key to acc, odometer button for 10-12 seconds.

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Re: How Do I Reset the "Change Oil" Light?

Problem solved. I opted for the "Pump the gas pedal 3 times" method. thanks again for the advice.
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