Find how to reset any maintenance light or reset oil life after an oil change for all makes and models.

service light reset procedures

Oil service reset Eighty-Eight

1994-1995

Engine Oil Life Monitor
Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Display the oil life index on the Driver Information System.
Hold the RESET button for 5 seconds. When a DIC message of RESET is displayed and the oil life index equals 100%, the reset is complete.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.
Change Oil Soon
Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press OIL button and release.
Select OIL menu by pressing MODE button.
Press and hold the RESET button for 5 to 7 seconds.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

1996-1997

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Display the oil life index on the Driver Information System.
Hold the RESET button for 5 seconds.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

1998

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press the TRIP button on the Driver Information System (DIC) switch to view various menu choices and stop on OIL LIFE REMAINING.
Press and hold the RESET button on the DIC switch for more than 5 seconds. The oil life will change to 100%. The engine oil life monitor is now reset.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

1999

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press and hold the OIL RESET button in the IP storage compartment for at least 5 seconds, but no more than 60 seconds.
After 5 seconds, observe the CHANGE OIL SOON light flash 4 times before light turns off. This indicates that the engine oil life monitor system has reset.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

Oil service reset Mercury Montego

2005-2007

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Select this function from the SETUP control “PRESS RESET AT OIL CHANGE”.
Press RESET control to reset oil change.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

Oil service reset Mercury Mountaineer

1999-2001

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
press and hold the OIL CHANGE RESET control for 5 seconds. The message centre will count down for 5 seconds and the message centre will display “OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%”.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

2002-2003

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press the SETUP control to access the System Check function.
Press and release the RESET control to display “OIL LIFE XX% HOLD RESET NEW”.
Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to display “IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET”.
Press and hold the RESET control to display “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”. Your oil life is now reset.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

2004-2005

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Select this function from the SETUP control “PRESS RESET AT OIL CHANGE”.
Press RESET control to reset oil change.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

2006-2007

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Enter SYSTEM CHECK to display “OIL XXX% OIL LIFE OK”.
Press RESET button to display “HOLD RESET IF NEW OIL”.
Press and hold the RESET button for more than two seconds. Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL CHANGE SET TO 100%” is displayed.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

2008-2010

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press SETUP to display OIL LIFE %.
Press RESET button to display “HOLD RESET IF NEW OIL”.
Press and hold the RESET button for more than two seconds. Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL CHANGE SET TO 100%” is displayed.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

Oil service reset Mercury Grand Marquis

2006-2010

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press SELECT to change the oil life start value. OIL LIFE START VALUE SET TO XXX% will be displayed.
Press and hold the RESET control for two seconds and release. Oil life is set to 100% “OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET IF NEW OIL” is displayed.
Press and hold the RESET control for three seconds and release. Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL LIFE START VALUE SET TO XXX%” is displayed.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

Oil service reset Ford Trucks F-Series

2009-2010

Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
Press and release the SELECT/RESET stem to display “OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW”.
Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem for two seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%.
Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

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