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Here is how to reset the "change engine oil" message light on a full size Chevy 2500 Diesel.
This method of resetting the change oil message works to reset the Chevrolet truck change oil light for the 2500 model, years 2004 and 2005 and it may work for other other model years as well.
To reset the Chevrolet truck change oil message light is to close the driver side door, I don't know why this is necessary but I swear it makes a difference.
Next step to reset the Chevrolet truck change oil light. Turn the ignition key to RUN without starting the motor.
Next step to reset the Chevrolet truck change oil message:Fully depress and release the gas pedal slowly, three times within five seconds. You should notice the "change engine oil" message light flash for five seconds and the system should be fully reset.
Often I will have to do it around four times on
my 2005 Duramax diesel to get it to go off. If all that fails,
then see your Chevrolet dealer.
Myself and a lot of other folks don't really trust it and instead change our motor oil at a regular intervals, such as 3000 miles for non synthetic oil and at a longer interval for synthetic. If you use the truck in harsh environments, pulling a trailer, etc you may want to change your oil more often.