Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Dash board lights are all on

asked by on

My dashboard has almost every light turned on. Brake, engine service soon, abs just to name a few. When I bought my car it had 70k now it has almost 75k is it time for an oil change?

My car has 74500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. For all of the indicators that are lit up on your dash could be that the vehicle does need all the problems fixed or it could just be needing a reset. To reset the indicators on the dash, simply push the and hold the odometer tab and wait for a triangle with an ! to appear. Then, use the turn signal arm with the bc switch and use it to navigate through the list of dash items that are lit up. Press and hold the navigation button and the item selected will ask to reset. select yes and it resets for you. As for an oil change, no matter what type of car or engine, the oil should be changed every 3,000 miles or 3 months which ever comes first. Even though some manufactures say that the oil used can last up to 5,500 miles, the oil additives are usually consumed and burned up by 3,000 miles. If you need assistance with your dash lights or an oil change, then seek out a professional, preferably a professional from YourMechanic to help you with your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: dash and console lights out - 2005 Chevy Cobalt

Try to adjust the dashboard light's rheostat to see if it is turned all the way dim in such a way that you cannot see the lights. If the rheostat is turned up and it the lights are still not...

Q: Ticking noise becoming faster with higher RPMs

Hi there. In most cases, if this happened all of a sudden and went away after a moment, then it may just be low on oil or it may need an oil change. I would check the oil first. If...

Q: 2011 328 replace oil pan

Hi there. The oil pan on your 328i is located on the bottom of the engine, as it collects oil dripping from upper components that require lubrication. To request an estimate to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...