How to Clear an Alero Change Oil Light

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

The Olds Alero as a car was a fine little car -- it just wasn't able to save Oldsmobile from shutting its doors. The Alero holds the honor of being the last Oldsmobile ever produced, and the very last one built still sits in the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum among its storied predecessors. Changing your Alero's oil when the reminder comes on at 3,000, 5,000 or 7,500 miles can help to keep it in great shape -- but you'll still have to reset the reminder afterward.

1

Shut the engine off and close your Alero's doors. Put the key in the ignition. Turn the key two clicks to the right to put it in the "On" position, but don't start the engine.

2

Depress the accelerator pedal fully three times within five seconds. Allow the pedal to release fully after each pump.

3

Listen for a chime, indicating the procedure is successful. The "Change Oil" light will turn off.

Tip

  • check Change your oil as soon as possible after the "Change Oil" light comes on. This alert is programmed into your Alero's computer based on your factory service interval.

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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