MERCURY MONTEGO 2006 - RESET COMP. AFTER OIL CHANGE. PROBLEM!

Asked by Jul 23, 2013 at 04:54 PM about the 2006 Mercury Montego Luxury

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the oil myself today and this time I found a problem when trying to erase the
typical message "OIL LIFE 0%" or similar.
When handling SET UP, RESET & INFO thru the small keys beside the wheel, a
message came in: "SLOW CIRCLES TO CALIBRATE".
This is first time I read this in the screen in 6 years. Worse!, I cannot get ride of this
message not allowing to watch mph, miles to end, and so on...
Who can help me, PLEASE ???
Efren

6 Answers

Message Center Configuration Printable View Oil Life Reset — Base Instrument Cluster Press and release the ODO/TRIP button to toggle between the odometer and trip odometer displays. Press and release the ODO/TRIP button again to toggle between the trip odometer display and the OIL LIFE XX% display. Press and hold the ODO/TRIP button for approximately 2 seconds or longer until OIL LIFE 100% is displayed. Press and release the ODO/TRIP button to return to the odometer display. Oil Life Reset — Message Center Instrument Cluster Press and release the SETUP button until OIL LIFE XX% RESET IF NEW is displayed. Press and release the RESET button until IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET is displayed. Press and hold the RESET button until OIL LIFE SET TO 100% is displayed.

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Compass Calibration Printable View NOTE: For optimum calibration, drive to an open, level location away from large metallic objects or structures. Switch off all non-essential electrical accessories (rear window defrost, heater, A/C, map lamps, wipers, etc.) and make sure all doors are closed. Start the vehicle. NOTE: Do not select trip, DTE, or AFE. The top line of the message center must be blank. Press the INFO button repeatedly until the compass and odometer are displayed in the message center. NOTE: If the message center displays the message SLOW CIRCLES TO CALIBRATE, then continue with Step 3. If the message center displays a heading, continue with Step 4. Drive the vehicle in circles up to 3 times until the message CALIBRATION COMPLETED appears and 1 of the 8 valid headings (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW) is displayed. Drive the vehicle in at least one circle to verify that the calibration process has taken place, confirming that the heading changes accordingly. If this happens, the compass has been calibrated successfully. Otherwise, if the display shows only one heading as the vehicle is driven, repeat the procedure from Step 2

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413-01 Instrumentation, Message Center, and Warning Chimes 2006 Freestyle/Five Hundred/Montego GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 06/30/2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Compass Zone Adjustment Printable View NOTE: The compass zone setting is preset from the factory to Zone 8. Determine which magnetic zone you are in for your geographic location. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Press the message center switch INFO button until the compass information is displayed. Press the RESET button until RESET FOR ZONE is displayed in the message center display. NOTE: To exit the compass zone adjustment mode before carrying out a compass zone adjustment, press the INFO button. Press the RESET button until SETUP ZONE XX is displayed in the message center display. Press the SETUP button repeatedly until the correct zone setting for your geographic location is displayed. Press the RESET button to exit the zone setting mode and lock your individual zone

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hope this helps

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To reset the oil life to 100% with system warnings CHANGE OIL SOON or OIL CHANGE REQUIRED displayed for a Mercury Montego: 1.Select this function from the SETUP control for current display mode. 2.Press and release the RESET control to display “HOLD RESET TO CONFIRM”. 3.Press and hold the RESET control to display OIL LIFE SET TO 100%. Your oil life is now reset.

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Thank you so much for the information .... this was very helpful !!!

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