Here's how to reset that system and make the persistent nagging stop.
- It starts with finding your DIC (yes, that sounds very wrong, but it is true). That's the Driver Information Center, a cluster of three buttons located to the right of your steering wheel. Found it? Okay, let's begin.
- Sitting in your car's driver's seat, turn on the ignition to run but do not turn far enough to start the engine. Just turn it over far enough to bring up the electronics of the vehicle.
- Now, note the large button with the i in the center and the up and down arrows on either side. Push the up side of this button until Oil Life is displayed on your dashboard in the same place that irritating Change Oil Soon message appears. Note it will be reading 0% oil life.
- Now for pure satisfaction. Push and hold the set/reset button (the center button with the crooked arrow) and hold it for five seconds. The number will disappear (the dread 0%) and be replaced with a blessed 100.
Personal confession: Why, you ask reasonably, are you providing us with maintenance mysteries now for this older model car? Really, I'm doing it for myself. I keep forgetting how to make this change and need a quick reference for it. I really don't expect huge numbers of readers to by dying for this information out there, really.