Q: How do I reset the oil life?

asked by on December 11, 2015

How do I reset the oil life?

Your truck will keep track of your Oil Life for you. It will tell you how long the oil has been in your truck and when it is time for an oil change. To reset the Oil Life.

  1. Press the Setup button until "OIL LIFE XXX% Reset=NEW" appears.

  2. Hold the Reset button down for two seconds to set the Oil Life at 100%.

  3. Quickly press the Reset button to lower the Oil Life start value by 10% at a time.

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