I just changed my oil and oil filter but my 05 chevy colbalt still says 0% oil life

Asked by Aug 29, 2015 at 06:52 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Oil life does not reset on it's own when you do the oil & filter service.... Go to Google and search "05 cobalt oil life reset"...

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Read your owners manual

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Turn the key to the run position but don't start the car. Depress the gas pedal slowly to the floor 3 times. That will reset the computer to 100%.

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Do you have a "reset" button on the dash? If so, scroll until you see "oil life" and if it is at 0, push and hold the reset button until it goes to 100%. Same as resetting the trip meters, the average speed indicator, and any other information you need to reset. Like Fordnut said, consult your Manuel. If you had a garage do the change, go back to them and have them show you how to reset the meter. Or drive into a Chevrolet service garage and ask the service writer how to work the settings. I did it a lot on my new GMC until I finally found out how the new electronics work.

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Or you could just do what I said in the previous post...and yes, its all in the owner's manual.

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