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Old 03-31-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Resetting oil life indicator - LAME

I looked at the getting to know your Camaro and found:

Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Turn on the ignition, with the engine off.
2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
3. Turn off the ignition.

My Buicks use the same reset button as the trip computer and MPG calculator. This is pretty lame for these days.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Weird. My 4th gens both used the trip counter. Now I wonder if my G35 uses the accelerator to reset the oil notice, since you can't just use the trip meter button. Hmmm...
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm with you. My current 2008 Malibu, you have to do this same thing. It doesn't quite make any since to me either. It maybe like this because they don't want you to accidentally reset the oil life while using the information center. Who knows, there's got to be some kind of logic behind it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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Lame? Really guys? A large number of GM vehicles are like this.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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I looked at the getting to know your Camaro and found:

Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Turn on the ignition, with the engine off.
2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
3. Turn off the ignition.

My Buicks use the same reset button as the trip computer and MPG calculator. This is pretty lame for these days.
Some GM vehicles have been like this for at least 9 years already
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
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My 2001 and 2004 Sierra were like this. You dont even have to worry about. Most places do it for you when you have your oil changed.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:49 PM   #8
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it sounds really stupid, but doesn't sound like a big deal. as long as your not at an asylum. people might think you are trying to escape
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
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My '02 Camaro you can do either way. (which is probably true on the '10 as well) I prefer the pedal because it doesn't reset my trip odometer at the same time.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:22 PM   #10
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This works on my 03 Jimmy Crew. Really love the "secrets" built into vehicles these days, but this one ain't no secret anymore. It's a really simple and easy to remember manuever..............and it's almost like the old "idiot lights". If you have to rely on this to change your oil, then maybe they need to bring back those lights!

Or better yet, have a small hammer drop from the ceiling (like an airbag on an airplane) and hit you on the head when it's time for a service.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:14 AM   #11
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What is so wrong with this?

Did it break your leg? This is the biggest non complaint for a service related issue I have EVER seen omg.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:22 AM   #12
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most retarded thread ever, this ranks up there with the guy on the cobalt forum that thought his supercharger turned backwards when he was in reverse. Anyone that really considers this an issue, Scott should come to your house and kick you in the gentleman region. Seriously this is really grabbing at straws for something to complain about. Come on, how you reset the oil life meter, thats your gripe. My 96 Impala SS does this the same way, the ss/sc has buttons. But more importantly who really cares how you reset the oil life meter.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:29 AM   #13
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Yeah, I'm with you. My current 2008 Malibu, you have to do this same thing. It doesn't quite make any since to me either. It maybe like this because they don't want you to accidentally reset the oil life while using the information center. Who knows, there's got to be some kind of logic behind it.
BINGO! makes it harder to reset it which means you have to go in and do it on purpose. Of course I have had some dealers not reset it after an oil change and I have to do it myself.. I always tell them ..uh you forgot to reset the oil life....
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:41 AM   #14
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I'm glad they kept it simple, its much more technical to reset my wife's X5.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:50 AM   #15
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Better than the way you have to "learn" your tire pressure monitors when rotating tires. You have to let the air out of a tire and wait for the horn. Then hurry to the next tire and do the same thing and repeat till all four are done. If you take too long you have to start all over. Drives my neighbors crazy.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:40 AM   #16
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Can we find something that's even more trivial to bitch about
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:09 AM   #17
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I prefer it to be this way, but I'm a little different then most because I actualy use the trip odometer to figure out my milage at each fill up, and I also use it more then the gas gauge on knowing it is time to fill up. Years ago I had the sending unit go out on the gas gauge and learned very quickly to pay more attention to my trip odometer because I knew how many miles I can go till empty.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:20 AM   #18
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #19
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I prefer not to go wiht the oil life meter anyways, condifering other variables the oil maybe is not worn out but it could be "dirty"! Still a good idea to change it every 3000 miles maybe.
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Yeah, I'm with you. My current 2008 Malibu, you have to do this same thing. It doesn't quite make any since to me either. It maybe like this because they don't want you to accidentally reset the oil life while using the information center. Who knows, there's got to be some kind of logic behind it.
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most retarded thread ever, this ranks up there with the guy on the cobalt forum that thought his supercharger turned backwards when he was in reverse.
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Sounds pretty standard to me
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #21
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This is pretty normal.

On toyotas, you have to set it to trip A, shut off the car, turn it to accessory and hold the trip reset button for about 5 seconds. It's never going to be something simple so there won't be mistakes.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #22
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Okay...

The 6th gen Camaro's oil life reset sequence will be as follows...

Turn ignition on (engine off)
Turn ignition off.
Turn ignition on, hold for two seconds.
Turn ignition off.
Turn ignition on.
Run outside and open the gas cap.
Close gas cap and run back inside car.
Pump brake, clutch, and accelerator all at the same time, three times (if you have an automatic, have fun figuring this step out ).
Flash your headlights six times.
Slide a CD into the CD player and listen to the longest song. If it's not the longest song, you'll have to start from step one.
Run through all your presets twice.
Open and close the trunk.
Turn the ignition off, exit vehicle.
Run around the car, flailing arms wildly.

After this is all done, the oil life monitor should reset to 100%. If not, bang head against hood to activate the manual override.


Pumping the gas pedal doesn't seem so bad now, does it?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:54 PM   #23
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I read that this was the process:

"To reset the engine oil life system press the SET button while the Oil Life display is active."
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Okay...

The 6th gen Camaro's oil life reset sequence will be as follows...

Turn ignition on (engine off)
Turn ignition off.
Turn ignition on, hold for two seconds.
Turn ignition off.
Turn ignition on.
Run outside and open the gas cap.
Close gas cap and run back inside car.
Pump brake, clutch, and accelerator all at the same time, three times (if you have an automatic, have fun figuring this step out ).
Flash your headlights six times.
Slide a CD into the CD player and listen to the longest song. If it's not the longest song, you'll have to start from step one.
Run through all your presets twice.
Open and close the trunk.
Turn the ignition off, exit vehicle.
Run around the car, flailing arms wildly.

After this is all done, the oil life monitor should reset to 100%. If not, bang head against hood to activate the manual override.


Pumping the gas pedal doesn't seem so bad now, does it?
I lol'ed
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:05 AM   #25
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I looked at the getting to know your Camaro and found:

Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Turn on the ignition, with the engine off.
2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
3. Turn off the ignition.

My Buicks use the same reset button as the trip computer and MPG calculator. This is pretty lame for these days.
My '06 Monte Carlo also says to reset the oil monitor that way. However, it will also reset by just holding down the check mark button for 5 seconds.
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