GM Cars & Trucks Adaptive Oil Life System Reset Guide

Many GM cars and trucks are equipped with an oil life system which determines when an oil change is required. After the oil has been changed, it’s necessary to reset the system. Procedures for resetting 2001 through 2004 trucks are published here. Passenger cars were published last month. The information for this article is the same as you will find in the applicable owner or service manual.To find this information in SI:

Select the vehicle

Select category General Information

Select category Maintenance and Lubrication

Select category Maintenance and then GM Oil Life System-Resetting.

You may be able to use the Search function using the words Oil Life System Resetting.

 

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2001 – 04 Aztek

2002 – 04 Rendezvous

 

If the vehicle does not have the optional Driver Information Center (DIC) do the following:

1With the ignition key in ON but the engine off, fully push and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.

2Turn the key to OFF.

3If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on, the engine oil life monitor has not reset.

 

Repeat the procedure.

If the vehicle has the optional DIC, do the following:

1Turn the ignition to ON with the engine off.

2Press the MODE button until the DIC reads OIL LIFE LEFT/HOLD SET TO RESET.

3Press and hold the SET button until 100% is displayed.

You will hear three chimes and the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message will go off. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on, the monitor has not reset.

Repeat the procedure.

 

2001 – 04 Montana

2001 – 04 Silhouette

2001 – 04 Venture

 

1With the ignition key in RUN but the engine off, repeatedly push the trip/reset button until OIL is displayed on the Driver Information Center.

2Once OIL is displayed, push and hold the trip/reset button for five seconds. The number will disappear and be replaced by 100 (indicating 100% oil life remaining).

3Turn the key to OFF.

4If the change engine oil message comes back on, the engine oil life monitor has not reset.

Repeat the procedure.

 

2002 – 04 Bravada

2002 – 04 TrailBlazer

2002 – 04 Envoy

2004 Ranier w/o DIC

 

1Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine off.

2Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.

3If the CHANGE ENG OIL light flashes for five seconds, the system is reset. If the light does not flash, repeat the procedure.

2004 Ranier with DIC

1Press the fuel information button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears in the display.

2To reset the monitor, press and hold the select button while ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed.

 

2004 Canyon

2004 Colorado

 

1Display ENGINE OIL LIFE on the DIC.

2Press and hold the select button. The oil life will change to 100%.

3Turn the key to OFF. If the CHANGE/OIL message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset.

Repeat the procedure.

 

2004 SSR with DIC

 

1Press the fuel information button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears in the display.

2To reset the Oil Life System, press and hold the select button while ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed.

 

2001 – 04 Sierra

2002 – 04 Sierra Denali

2001 – 04 Silverado

2001 – 04 Yukon and Yukon XL

2001 – 04 Tahoe and Suburban

2001 – 04 Escalade

2002 – 04 Escalade EXT

2002 – 04 Avalanche

2001 – 04 Yukon Denali

2003 – 04 Hummer H2

2003 – 04 Express

2003 – 04 Savana

1Turn the ignition to RUN but with the engine off.

2Fully push and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.

3If the Change Oil Soon light flashes, the system is resetting.

4Turn the key to OFF.

5Start the vehicle.

6The oil life will change to 100%.

7If the Change Oil Soon light comes back on, the system has not reset.

Repeat the procedure.

 

2001 – 04 B7 Chassis Medium Duty

1Turn the ignition to START but with the engine off.

2Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.

3If the CHANGE OIL light flashes for five seconds, the system is reset.

4If the light does not display for five seconds, you will need to reset the system again.

 

2003 – 04 560 C-Series

1Turn the ignition to RUN but with the engine off.

2Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.

3If the CHANGE OIL light flashes for five seconds, the system is reset.

4If the light does not display for five seconds, you will need to reset the system again