Q: Reset CHANGE OIL indicator light

asked by on

I have a 2000 Ford Windstar, 3.8L engine - manufactured April 2000. After oil change - I have followed instructions in manual - to reset Change Oil indicator - with no success. On-line instructions provide same instructions - no success. Please help.

My car has 130300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Push "Setup" on the Windstar’s dash control pad. The screen next to the speedometer will read "Press Reset for Sys Check."

Press "Reset" on the control pad. The display will now read "Oil Life % Hold Reset New."

Hold "Reset" for two seconds. The message now changes to "New Oil Hold Reset."

Hold "Reset" for another two seconds. You’ll hear the system chime. The oil life will reset to "100 Percent."

This is referenced right from the Winstar’s owners manual. If the problem still persists then have the system checked by a YourMechanic expert who can reset the oil change indicator light at your convenience.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Reset CHANGE OIL indicator light

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: Oil change question - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

The "Oil Life" system or "maintenance minder" does not provide "absolutes" when it comes to the timing of oil changes. In fact, there are more variables affecting the "optimum change" interval than are considered by such systems. For example, the...

Q: Just put new alternater on but battery not charging

The alternator in your car charges your battery with the assistance from the voltage regulator which is something that regulates the amount of voltage being sent to the battery via the charging from the alternator. It's function is to not...

Q: What does it mean when the brake light comes on?

Hi there. When the brake light on the dash comes on, either there is a problem with the service brakes or the parking brake is engaged. First check to see if the parking brake lever is released all the way....

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.