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How to Reset the Oil Change in an Nissan Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

Changing the oil in your Nissan car is one of the most important maintenance procedures, but remembering the exact mileage when an oil change is due may be difficult, and the stickers you get from most oil-change shops fade before the next oil change is due. Your Nissan car can help remind you when an oil change is due, via a "Maintenance" message on the instrument cluster or a "Pit" message on the navigation display. After changing the oil, you need to reset this system, so it will remind you when the next oil change is due.

Under The Hood:

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Press the "INFO" button on the control panel to open the menu.

Press the arrow keys to select "Maintenance." Press "Enter."

Press the arrow keys to select "Interval." Press "Enter."

Press the arrow keys to select "Reset Distance" under the "Interval Reminder" section. Press "Enter." The oil change maintenance interval resets.

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Insert the key into the ignition and turn it once to the "On" position. Do not turn the engine over.

Locate the joystick or pair of small buttons to the left of the steering wheel, near the steering column. Select the button to the left, or push the joystick to the left, to activate the "Maintenance Schedule" menu.

Look at the dashboard of your car while scrolling through the maintenance menu by pressing the joystick or button to the left. Keep pressing until you reach the "Reset" option. Press the joystick down, or press the small "Enter" button next to the steering wheel. The "Check oil" light should now turn off.

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Start your Titan's engine. Press the "Enter" button beneath the navigation system to bypass the warning screen.

Press the "Trip" button on the control panel. You'll see a screen that shows "Engine Oil," "Tire Rotation" and "Tire Pressure."

Turn the joystick to select "Engine Oil." Press "Enter."

Turn the joystick to select "Reset." Press the "Enter" button. This resets the system and turns off the oil light until your next scheduled oil change.

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Without Navigation

To reset the "Maintenance" light, press and release the "Maint" button on the control panel until "Engine Oil" shows on the display screen, then press and hold the "Maint" button or the "Trip Reset" button for around 1.5 seconds until the distance resets to "0."

With Navigation

Select "Maintenance Schedule" in the navigation system by moving the joystick left or right, then use the joystick to select "Engine Oil" and press the "Enter" key. Use the joystick to select "Reset" on the "Engine Oil" screen, then press the "Enter" key to reset the mileage counter.

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