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OK, 7000 miles and now my DIC is playing a melody and showing a dripping oil can telling me I need to change my oil. I read the manual and it says to reset this you turn the key to on and press and release the accelerator pedal twice slowly within 5 seconds and turn the key back to lock. If you get the alert again then you didnt do it right and try again. I sat in my driveway this morning doing it and doing it until I gave up after about 10 tries. Anyone able to give me a hint here? Pressing the accelerator and releasing it slowly is quite a task to accomplish within 5 seconds. Thanks in advance.
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OK, 7000 miles and now my DIC is playing a melody and showing a dripping oil can telling me I need to change my oil. I read the manual and it says to reset this you turn the key to on and press and release the accelerator pedal twice slowly within 5 seconds and turn the key back to lock. If you get the alert again then you didnt do it right and try again. I sat in my driveway this morning doing it and doing it until I gave up after about 10 tries. Anyone able to give me a hint here? Pressing the accelerator and releasing it slowly is quite a task to accomplish within 5 seconds. Thanks in advance.
I haven't tried that in my GTO but when I try it in my wife's 04' grand - am GT I have the same problem. Only once did I try it and it worked. The last time I changed the oil, (last month) I tried until I turned blue in the face. I gave up. When it chimes and carries on again I'm takin it over to the dealer and telling them YOU do it. It's a pain the arz.

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I changed my oil before the OLS told me to, and performed the reset procedure. Is there some way I can tell if it worked? I saw no indication that I had done it right.
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I wish the GTO had the countdown percentage display screen like the C5. I am Curious what the interval for my car actually is, considering it had a factory fill of regular dino oil and I immediately switched to Mobil 1.

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I changed my oil before the OLS told me to, and performed the reset procedure. Is there some way I can tell if it worked? I saw no indication that I had done it right.
It doesnt say anything about resetting it before it is alarming, only when it is alarming. I changed the oil before now as well, thats why I just want to shut it off. It states the way you tell if you did it right is that the alarm goes away! Ha! No help for you.
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I wish the GTO had the countdown percentage display screen like the C5. I am Curious what the interval for my car actually is, considering it had a factory fill of regular dino oil and I immediately switched to Mobil 1.
Hey GTPprix, are you able to customize the programming in the inst cluster and add a mode for displaying the remaining oil life value?
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That thing was a pain to reset. I tried pushing the pedel twice with every possible combination of the key and then starting the engine. Finally with the key 'on' and pressing three times then starting the engine did it reset. I don't know WTF is up with that!
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I wish the GTO had the countdown percentage display screen like the C5. I am Curious what the interval for my car actually is, considering it had a factory fill of regular dino oil and I immediately switched to Mobil 1.

For the '05's the Owner's Manual says that the LS2 leaves the factory with Mobil 1 5W 30.

I changed mine at about 1200 miles and you could tell that it had enough assembly lube to give it a greenish tint and there were the expected amount of shavings for the first change.

Like the rest of y'all (that's Southern for "youse guys"), I did the reset after my oil change but have no idea if the system actually reset. A confirmation message or at least a "ding" would be nice.

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That thing was a pain to reset. I tried pushing the pedel twice with every possible combination of the key and then starting the engine. Finally with the key 'on' and pressing three times then starting the engine did it reset. I don't know WTF is up with that!
THANK YOU! That was exactly it. Worked on the first try this morning. Turned key to on pressed the pedal down 3 times and then shut it off. Turned the key on and viola!!! No more notice. Thank you very much.
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Hey GTPprix, are you able to customize the programming in the inst cluster and add a mode for displaying the remaining oil life value?
Possibly, no promises the chip is pretty full as it sits now. The procedure is 3 presses of the pedal I believe..
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