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I like to change my own oil & filter. but now my dash has a light that says maint due. how can I reset this auto timer for oil changes myself? thanks in advance Reynolds

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Reynolds, You should be able to check your owners manual for instructions to reset this maintenance light. These instructions may be applicable to your model. 1 Insert your key into the ignition and start the engine. 2 Press the odometer toggle stem until the total mileage is displayed (not the "trip" mileage). 3 Turn the key to the "Off" position. 4 Press and hold the odometer stem. Turn the key to "On" without starting the engine. 5 Hold the odometer stem until the display shows "000000." Turn the key to "Off" then turn it back on.

Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Hi Reynolds, Check your owners manual. It is the answer key to your car. In order to give you the correct information for your car, I would need to know the year. Every year, make, and model of car has a different way to reset the maintenance light. If you do not have the manual, you can check the internet or call your local repair shop or dealership and they can give you the information. Keep up the good work maintaining your car! Mechanically yours, Audra www.womenAUTOknow.com

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Reynolds-- check your owners manual & it will tell you how to reset the light after the oil changes-- it varies from car to car & also year to year - sorry I cannot give you a perfect answer thanks Super Girls Auto.

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