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Engine oil warning light

Question if anyone can help? I guess I proscanitaed and waited till the engine oil low warning come up and just got it changed from jiffy lube. However its still comes on when I turn on the car so how do I reset it or has anyone ever experience this before? It still beeps yet the oil is changed..
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Are you talking about the Change Engine Oil Alert?
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If you are talking about the change oil light:

Turn the ignition key to ON. (don't start it)

Press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds. (for some reason the manual says 2, its a misprint)

If you still have a low oil light on after getting your oil changed, then there is a big problem. Juffy Lube FTL
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Question if anyone can help? I guess I proscanitaed and waited till the engine oil low warning come up and just got it changed from JIFFY LUBE. However its still comes on when I turn on the car so how do I reset it or has anyone ever experience this before? It still beeps yet the oil is changed..
Dang...JIFFY LUBE?? Don't you love your GTO????
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Dang...JIFFY LUBE?? Don't you love your GTO????
My thoughts exactly!
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Yeah I just though oil change was the same across everywhere? What do you guys do or suggest to change oil? Anyhow yeah is the engine oil low alert that beeps. I will try the start on thing and pedal and see if that works. If not I am taking it back to Jiffy Lube!
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Yeah I just though oil change was the same across everywhere? What do you guys do or suggest to change oil? Anyhow yeah is the engine oil low alert that beeps. I will try the start on thing and pedal and see if that works. If not I am taking it back to Jiffy Lube!
If it's the oil change beep, do what is suggested, it will reset. Don't take it back to Jiffy for that, they will have no clue. Take it to the dealer and let them reset it. If it is more serious, inform Jiffy but I would not let them work on anything other than double checking what they did. I don't mean this as a slight to ALL jiffy workers, but many of those shops employ HS drop outs and uneducated mechanics other than what they are trained for. DO NOT trust your car to this type of Mechanic. It could be an oil sending unit on the fritz if it's the low oil warning you are seeing.

Changing your oil in the future? Many dealers and certified garages will change your oil if you bring them the oil and filter. They will just charge you the labor. As I posted a zillion times, my dealer charges me 14.99 or less to change my oil, I supply the Mobil 1 and filter.

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Yeah I just though oil change was the same across everywhere? What do you guys do or suggest to change oil? Anyhow yeah is the engine oil low alert that beeps. I will try the start on thing and pedal and see if that works. If not I am taking it back to Jiffy Lube!
Jiffy Lube won't know what to do because they did not do it the first time. They will probly tell you to check your owners manual. Most cars have to be manualy reset like discribed above. You can also use the up and down arrows while turing on your ingnition to resest any service items that pop up oil or automatic transmission.



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Makes sense kinda notice the guys that worked there were kids and was in loved with my car!
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It only takes a few minutes

to change it youself. I have never let anyone change the oil on my cars or motorcycles. Doing it myself saves money and gives me peace of mind knowing it is done properly.
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