Chevy Cobalt Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just got my oil changed today...but the losers didn't reset the gauge...can someone help me out so i can do it on my own?...I remember a thread like this a while back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
with the key set to the on position, but with the car off, push down both buttons on the dic and hold them for a few seoncds. a menu will pop up. scroll through to oil life, select it, and scroll to oil life reset. hit the button. good to go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Those bastards never reset mine either! And they are supposed to wash my car, and they never do!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Yeah, it was free for a year, just got my last freebie done. The only time I'll pay someone is if it really needs to be done asap and its cold as hell, I don't usually have access to a shop and I don't like to lay down in snow, lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Yeah, it was free for a year, just got my last freebie done. The only time I'll pay someone is if it really needs to be done asap and its cold as hell, I don't usually have access to a shop and I don't like to lay down in snow, lol.
yea, i hear ya. i usually make sure i do a change right before it starts to get really cold out, and that will usually last me till when the snow is gone.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,250 Posts
Easiest way to reset the oil life is to turn the key to "on" (engine not running) and pump the gas pedal to the floor 3 times. I reset mine this way by accident on my 06LS when I was checking my throttle body. I haven't checked it on my 07 SSNA, but will when I change the oil next time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Easiest way to reset the oil life is to turn the key to "on" (engine not running) and pump the gas pedal to the floor 3 times. I reset mine this way by accident on my 06LS when I was checking my throttle body. I haven't checked it on my 07 SSNA, but will when I change the oil next time.
Yeah it works on my SS/Sc
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
Turn the ignition to RUN with the engine OFF.
Press the information (INFO) and RESET buttons on the Driver Information Center (DIC) at the same time to enter the personalization menu.
Press the INFO button to scroll through the available personalization menu modes until the DIC display shows OIL-LIFE RESET.
Press and hold the reset button until the DIC display shows ACKNOWLEDGED. This will tell you the system has been reset.
Turn the key to LOCK.


OR


Turn the ignition key to the RUN position.
Fully push and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds.
Start the vehicle.
The oil life will change to 100%.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
ok question i bought my car used...well when i drove it off the lot i didnt pay any attention to the digital settings....well the next day i was playing with them and i noticed the oil things said less then 100%...now im thinking "why is this not at 100 when i just purchased the car and everything should have been checked, changed, cleaned, etc"...well i took it back to the dealership and asked them why was the gage reading less then 100 and it was suppose to have been a fresh oil change the day before...well he did the 3 pump thing and the gage reset...now my question is.....does the gage detect what the actual oil level is when reset or does it automatically reset to 100% irregardless of what level the oil is actually on? (did that make sense?)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
the guage tells you the "expected" oil life based on a few things. it's based off of driving conditions, cold starts, etc. it should be used more as a guideline than anything. if you're not sure if the oil was changed, better safe than sorry.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top