Change Oil reminder (Oil Life Monitor)

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by nbturbo, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. nbturbo

    nbturbo New Member

    I have recently purchased an 03 2500 silverado, 2WD. The change oil message came up on the instrument cluster message system, so I changed the oil and filter. How do I reset the timer because the message keeps coming up. My manual shows two buttons on the the steering column that toggle between the functions, but mine doesn't have that. I have a push button on the dash display, that toggles between mileage, business, personal, etc, but doesn't seem to allow me to reset the change oil message. The manual says something like use pushbutton to reset if applicable....
    Whats the trick? thanks
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    If you have an owners manual, it explains how to do it in there. However, all you have to do is turn the key to "ON" (do not start the truck) and press on the gas three times in less than 5 seconds, and it should pop up saying "Oil Life Reset".
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Try turning the key to start, but don't start the truck, then quickly depress the gas pedal five times. This is how its done on my '05 Z-71, don't know if its the same for your truck but try it.
  4. nbturbo

    nbturbo New Member

    thanks guys, the manual doesn't mention anything like that, I will try it tonite. Great forum!
  5. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Ive always done it by turning it to start/on (but dont start the engine) pump the gas pedal 5 times quickly turn off then start the engine. should say oil life reset.
  6. nbturbo

    nbturbo New Member

    Worked perfectly, thanks everyone
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Your welcome.
  8. dedmon27

    dedmon27 Rockstar 100 Posts

    It doesn't say in your manual so you have to take it into the dealer to service. I was suprised to see that the tire pressure monitor sensor re-calibration instructions were in the manual though!

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Are you talking about....How to re-set the Oil Change Message and not being in the Manual and having taking into the dealer to service??
  10. pacecar68

    pacecar68 New Member

    yes, that's how it is done in my truck (2003 chevy silverado 2500hd 4x4)

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