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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject:  Change engine oil light Reply with quote

my change engine oil light will not turn off. I tried reseting via the radio and did hear the "beep" confirming the "reset "


but it still comes on every time I start the car

yes the oil level is ok only down 1/2 qt (as I checked the other day)

and is only 2,500 miles old and is not due tell 5,000 miles old
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

next step i would do is try resetting threw the pedal. might not make a difference
since it wouldnt work with the radio. you have to turn the key to on then push the gas 3x to the floor within like 5sec the the light should flash. but its going to think you JUST got a oil change so it wont be accurate
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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next step i would do is try resetting threw the pedal. might not make a difference
since it wouldnt work with the radio. you have to turn the key to on then push the gas 3x to the floor within like 5sec the the light should flash. but its going to think you JUST got a oil change so it wont be accurate


I change it every 5 to 7k miles i don't need change oil light
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I change it every 5 to 7k miles i don't need change oil light


I never trusted it in my car. I think saw it less than 10 times over 140k miles. I find it hard to believe the oil was in as good of shape as the car thought it was.

Anyways, I would try the gas pedal reset next. If that doesn't work, you may have something else going on.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just an FYI, the light has nothing to do with the oil, mileage or time.

It uses a mathematical equation taking hours, mileage, engine RPM, engine temp and a couple other things into consideration. Still doesnt know how good the oil is or when it was changed last. You can change the oil every day, if you dont reset the light every time it will eventually come on.

The Change Oil Light is an idiot light in its purist form. Its there to tell idiots that dont understand you need to change the oil to change it. Even if it doesnt come on for 10k miles. Still better than nothing.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i have put nearly 60k on my imp in 3 yrs, i think i only had to turn it off once. idkw now i do change it every month or so. car pool so millage really doesn't ad up to much now

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My understanding is that American (USA) cars have words indicating this, while Canadian and European cars have symbols. Can anyone confirm?

My oil symbol shows up everytime I start the car for a couple of minutes, maybe this is what you're seeing? I think it means the oil level sensor is pooched.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

all the lights should turn on for a couple seconds. this is a system check so if you have a led or bulb out you can see then. before you could lose your check engine light and never know because you had a blow bulb. this little system check (if you where looking for a light) this would be the time to see if it still worked

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Lingenfelter wrote:
My understanding is that American (USA) cars have words indicating this, while Canadian and European cars have symbols. Can anyone confirm?

My oil symbol shows up everytime I start the car for a couple of minutes, maybe this is what you're seeing? I think it means the oil level sensor is pooched.


You are correct, Canadian cars have the symbols to deal with the multi-language laws. US cars have words

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