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How to reset the Engine Oil Life Percentage Indicator

krusing

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I found this, and thought might be of interest, while searching for something else.

On completion of changing the oil and filter, it is recommended that the engine oil life percentage indicator, found in the instrument cluster engineering mode, be reset whenever the engine oil has been changed.
The engine oil life percentage indicator is an intelligent method of determining when your next oil change is due, and takes in to account a number of factors including,
Engine running time,
Engine loads, and RPM ranges used,
Engine running temperatures

With this information, the vehicle can determine if an oil change is required sooner, based on how the engine has been used, during the current oil cycle.

To reset the engine oil life percentage,
1) Turn the ignition switch to the On Position. (Do not start the engine).
2) Depress the accelerator pedal down completely three times, in quick succession.
3) The engine oil life percentage should now be reset to 99%


To confirm that the engine oil life percentage has been reset,
1) Switch the ignition to the Off Position.
2) Press and hold the Scroll Wheel button on the steering wheel.
3) Switch ignition to the ON position.
4) Release the scroll wheel button button on the steering wheel.
5) The Drivers Information Centre LCD Display will read "Engineering Mode", and will display a number of menu options.
6) Highlight the required menu option by using the scroll wheel, and scrolling up or down until the desired menu option is highlighted.
7) Press the Scroll wheel button to select the Engine Oil Life menu option.
8) The Engine Oil Life reading should read 99%
Engine Oil Life reading in the cluster engineering mode
 

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Update on this,

I tried it on my 2012 VE yesterday.

And it reset it to 100% ;)
 

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I've never been into engineering mode on mine.

Will have to give it a whirl.
 

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Check the oil life percentage first,
just to confirm what it indicates.

I was playing around with mine and seen if it worked,
I usually do the 10,000k services anyway, so it make no difference what the % is.
My car is up to 199,600k/m as of today, :eek:
Probably do it on Sunday, as I have a few Regional trips next week.
 

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