The maintenance-required light is easy to reset if you know the proper steps to take with your specific vehicle. Below is a breakdown of the most common procedures by manufacturer. If you have a vehicle that is not covered in these procedures, you can always come by a Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission and we can help you get it reset.
Step 1 - Turn the key to the on position.
Step 2 - Determine that the odometer reading is displayed. (For some models, it's the trip-meter "A" that you want to be displaying.)
Step 3 - Turn the key back off.
Step 4 - Push and hold the reset button for the trip meters. (Same button as used to navigate between the odometer and the two trip meters.)
Step 5 - While continuing to depress the reset button, turn the key back to the "on" position, but not so far as the "start" position. The odometer display should come up with a series of dashes that disappear one by one. When they've all disappeared, a series of zeros will display. Continue holding the reset button until all the zeros clear and the odometer (or trip meter "A") reading returns.
The maintenance-required light should be off, and the vehicle will now be counting toward the next 5,000 interval, at which time it will turn on again.
Step 1 - Turn the ignition to run (one click before starting the engine).
Step 2 - Press the Select/Reset button located on either your steering wheel or as a knob on your dash. Depending on your model, either scroll through or press the knob repeatedly until “Engine Oil Life” or “Engine Oil Indicator %” is displayed.
Step 3 - Press and hold the Select/Reset button for 10 seconds. The Engine Oil Indicator will begin to blink.
Step 4 - If your display reads “Engine Oil Life”, select the Reset mode by pressing the Info button on the steering wheel. Then press the Select/Reset button to return your oil life to 100%.
Step 1 - Start the engine.
Step 2 - If a service is due the display will show “Service required”. To reset this message, locate and press the OK button located at the top right of the steering wheel for more than 1 second.
Step 3 - The service interval will be reset to the default setting.
*The service interval feature has to be turned on and set by the user by accessing the INFORMATION menu.
Step 4 - Press the MODE button (rectangle icons) on the top right of the steering wheel to highlight the INFORMATION menu.
Step 5 - Press the OK button to access the menu and use the directional keypad to turn the SERVICE INTERVAL mode on and set the applicable interval.
Step 6 - Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset
Now with vehicle information centers (VIC) on newer models, the method has changed drastically.
Vehicles Without VIC
Step 1 - Sit inside the driver's seat of the Chevy and close the driver's side door.
Step 2 - Insert the key into the ignition and then turn it to the accessory power position (also known as key-on/engine-off). All the lights will be displayed on the instrument panel.
Step 3 - Depress the accelerator pedal fully to the floor three times within a five second span.
Step 4 - Watch for the change oil light to flash. If it does not flash and remains on, turn the ignition key to the off position and then retry the procedure. After the change oil light flashes, it should go out. If the change oil remains on for five seconds (depending on the year and model Chevy), it may not have reset.
Step 5 - Start the engine and wait for all the illuminated instrument panel lights to go out to ensure the change oil light has been properly reset.
Vehicles With VIC
Step 1 - Turn the ignition key to the accessory power position.
Step 2 - Locate and then depress the button on the VIC with the image of a road or the letter "i" on it. Continue to press the button to scroll through the information center until "oil life" is displayed on the onscreen menu of the VIC.
Step 3 - Depress and hold the check mark button on the VIC until the oil life display reads 100 percent. This may take between five to ten seconds
- Because there are so many different Chevrolet models, always refer to your specific owner’s manual to be sure you're performing the procedure correctly before attempting.
- In 1994, the full-size Caprice and Impala models featured a button on the passenger side of the dash inside the fuse box panel. The button was red and required the vehicle to be in the accessory power position and then depress and hold the red oil life button for five seconds to reset the oil change light.
Items you will need
Step 1 - Place the Ford vehicle’s transmission into park or first gear (manual). Apply the parking brake and turn off the engine. Turn the ignition back to the “ON” position, but do not start the engine.
Step 2 - Press and release the trip/reset button repeatedly to cycle through the available on-screen options until the display reads “OIL LIFE = XXX% HOLD RESET.”
Step 3 - Press and hold the trip/reset button until the display reads “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%.”
Turn the ignition to the “OFF” position. Start the engine and verify that the oil change required message is no longer displayed.
Tip - This procedure is the same for most Ford vehicles. If it doesn't work for your particular vehicle, consult your owner's manual.
Step 1 - Turn the car in the on position
Step 2 - Use the up/down arrows on left side of steering wheel to find -Vehicle Info-
Step 3 - Then use the left/right arrows to find -Oil Life Remaining-
Step 4 - Press and hold the OK button until oil life returns to 100 percent
Step 1 - Turn the key to ON/RUN position with engine off
Step 2 - Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 10 seconds
Step 3 - Turn the key to the OFF position and then back on to confirm reset was accepted
Step 1 - Put transmission in PARK position and key in ON position
Step 2 - Press the MENU button on the EVIC until “Personal Settings” is displayed
Step 3 - Use the STEP button to select “Reset Service Distance”
Step 4 - Pressing the STEP button again while in this display will select “Yes” or “No”
Most Nissan Models
Step 1 - Turn the ignition key to “RUN” position without starting the engine, If your car has a Smart key button, press the “Start” button twice without touching the brake pedal.
Step 2 - There are two buttons on the bottom left of the instrument cluster, Hit the button until you see the “SETTING” screen
Step 3 - Highlight the “MAINTENANCE” by using the button and hit the button to enter
Step 4 - Select ENGINE OIL and press button to enter
Step 5 - Highlight the RESET option and then press to enter
Step 6 - Finally, select the mileage by pressing the button once and then press to reset