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How to Reset the Change Oil Light on a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

by Daniel Valladares

Occasionally, even after changing the engine oil on your 2005 Monte Carlo, the "Change Oil" light will still stay on. If this occurs, you must reset the light manually through one of two methods. The first method involves the accelerator pedal, and the second involves the radio. If you have an aftermarket radio, you will not be able to perform the second method.

Accelerator Method

Turn the Monte Carlo's engine off. Leave the keys in the ignition in the "Run" position.

Press and release the accelerator pedal three times within five seconds. The "Change Oil" light will flash twice and then turn off.

Repeat this procedure if it did not work the first time. The accelerator pedal must be fully pressed and released each time, and it must be completed three times within five seconds.

Radio Method

Turn the Monte Carlo's engine off. Leave the keys in the ignition in the "Run" position.

Press and hold the "TUNE" button for five seconds. "SETTINGS" will now appear on the radio display.

Press the "SEEK P-TYPE" button to scroll through the options on the display. Stop when "OIL LIFE" is displayed.

Press the "1 PREV" button to scroll through the sub-menu. When "RESET" is displayed, press the "TUNE" button to confirm. A beep will emit from the speakers, confirming the reset procedure. "DONE" will appear on the display.

Press the "TUNE" button to exit the program. One more beep will be heard to confirm the exit.

Tip

  • Make sure you have actually changed the oil before resetting the "Change Oil" light.

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About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.

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