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My "change oil" light has not turned off since getting my oil changed by a friend. Did something go wrong? How can I get the light to turn off?

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Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management The change oil light is simply a timed reminder. It does not test the integrity of the oil. When you get an oil change, the light needs to be manually reset and then the timer starts over. On GM's it is very easy to reset the light. Turn your key to ON, engine not running. Step down on the gas pedal 3 times quickly. That's it. The light should reset. With most vehicles, you should be able to look in the owner's manual to find the procedure for resetting the light.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive The light needs to be reset when the oil is changed. This model had several different ways of reseting the light, depending on what instrument cluster it came equipped with. Your owner's manual should tell you how to reset it.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube It has to mechanically done. We need to know what make and kind of car to tell you. You can also go on the internet to you tube and type in your car and they can give you instructions on how to do it.

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA If you have a menu button for information with a reset button, press on hold to reset when oil life percentage is indicated. If not, turn key to run position and press gas pedal 3 times to floor then wait 10 seconds before restarting vehicle.

Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hi Norma, if you check your owners manual, under dashboard lights and gauges, it should tell you how to reset the light. In my Corolla you have to push the odometer button for a few seconds after turning it on. Good Luck Colleen M

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