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Old 08-31-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Be sure to reset the monitor when your oil is changed,
even if the CHANGE OIL light didnít come on. If you
donít reset the monitori,t wonít work correctly. Follow
these steps:

1. Turn the key to RUN, but donít start the engine.

2. Press ENG MET on the Trip Monitor. Then, within
five seconds, press it again.

3. Witbin five seconds, press and hold GAUGES on the
TripíMonitor. The CHANGE OIL light should flash.

4. Hold the GAUGES button until the CHANGE OIL
light stops flashing and goes out. This should take
about ten seconds.

When the light goes out, the monitor is reset. If the
monitor doesnít reset, turn the ignition off, then try
again.
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For a 90: Step 3 & 4 you will need to press & hold the "range" button.
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Be sure to reset the monitor when your oil is changed,
even if the CHANGE OIL light didnít come on. If you
donít reset the monitori,t wonít work correctly. Follow
these steps:

1. Turn the key to RUN, but donít start the engine.

2. Press ENG MET on the Trip Monitor. Then, within
five seconds, press it again.

3. Witbin five seconds, press and hold GAUGES on the
TripíMonitor. The CHANGE OIL light should flash.

4. Hold the GAUGES button until the CHANGE OIL
light stops flashing and goes out. This should take
about ten seconds.

When the light goes out, the monitor is reset. If the
monitor doesnít reset, turn the ignition off, then try
again.

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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I need to do that as I did not reset the last time because I forgot the procedure. I do have a question, can the length of time be changed? I just swithched to AMS Oil and extended filterfor upto 25,000 mile's between change whic is more than what I would drive in a year, so I plan changing just once a year. Next spring when I change it I want to send a sample in to see how good it is and any problems. Thought there might be something that could be changed on the computer, otherwise will have to reset it every time it pops up.
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Worked great. Thanks for the instruction
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:51 AM   #7
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This is way better than the owner manual!!!
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thanks... was a great help!!!!
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I do have a question, can the length of time be changed?
No, the length of time cannot be changed.

The PCM takes into account: Oil temperature and engine revolutions.

The "Change oil" light should go on somewhere between 6,000 and 7,500 miles. Depending, of course, on your particular use.

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i just got my oil changed and the tech didn't know how to reset the light. Bless his heart. the instrutions were perfect but i didn't scroll down far enough, lol i have a 90 zr1. this site is amazing, thank you all for all your posts.
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I have tried many, many times to reset my oil light, and nothing has worked. I still have the light on. The buttons seem to work fine when pressed, so I don’t think it's a bad button issue. Still looking for answers.
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same here, does not flash when pushing the range button, 1990 base, help tks
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same here, does not flash when pushing the range button, 1990 base, help tks
Worked perfect for me! Did not know I had one untilit lit up..LOL
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Funny how the little victory's in life tend to please me almost as much as the significant ones. Like the time I was ... between jobs ... for a time. I was living in an aircraft hangar for $250 a month while repairing my truck. They finally caught me and gave me my walking papers; but I don't know ... it felt like I was having fun. Look at me now. Thank you, Lord! And thanks friend, for the reset instructions.
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I wish I saw this 2 days ago. I changed my oil yesterday and had to use the manual. Old school I guess...
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For a 90: Step 3 & 4 you will need to press & hold the "range" button.
For a 91 as well. the Guages button diidnt appear until MY 92
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manual ... they make a manual?? hee .. hee ... just kidding! That would have been an option ... if I had actually ever remembered the light was on before getting in and getting it powered up.
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My manual is in pretty poor condition. Most of the pages fall out. One day I'll try to glue it back together.
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Thanks Guys, Worked the first time. All is good
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