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Old 06-15-2010, 07:17 AM
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Cool "Oil Change Required" warning light

My 2009 F-150 is just under a year old and has a little over 7,500 miles. As it approached 7500 it did a percent countdown of engine oil life remaining. The dealer did the 1st oil change at about 5000 and said next due at 8500. I changed the oil and filter myself but between the owner's manual and the Ford service manual I couldn't figure how to reset the dash warning message. Any ideas?
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:37 AM
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It is in the owners manual on how to reset. Page 91-92.
All done through the message center.

Quote:
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months] perform the
following:
1. Press and release the
SELECT/RESET stem to display OIL
LIFE = XXX% HOLD RESET =
NEW.
2. Press and hold the
SELECT/RESET stem for two
seconds and release. Oil life is set to
100% and “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”
is displayed.
3. While “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”
is displayed, if a lower oil life start value is desired, press and release the
RESET control to reduce the start value. Each press of the
SELECT/RESET stem reduces the value by 10 percent.
Note: Oil life start value of 100% equals 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six
months. For example, setting oil life start value to 60% sets the oil life
start value to 4,500 miles (7,200 km) and 108 days.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:19 AM
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Thank you

Thanks kingfish51, I didn't think to look thru the Driver control section, just the maintenance section. You are correct, all the necessary steps were on page 92. Will have to re-read that section when I have some spare time.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for posting the steps on the forum. I looked through the manual and couldn't find them either. Much easier to search here.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:01 AM
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I also found on my radio message center a function that changed my service interval to 5000 miles. I belive it adjusted the oil life to match (ie 100% = 5000) miles to service change, but I just had my oil changed and haven't put enough miles on the truck to confirm if it is correct yet.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:56 AM
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So, how many miles do you think for your first oil change....5000 miles?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:22 AM
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5000 miles is about right. The manual says Max for oil change is 7500 miles.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:22 PM
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Funny story...my mother-in-law drives an Escape. She calls me one day and says "I have this warning light and I don't know what it means." I respond with "What does it say." Her response: "Change engine oil soon." I had her repeat it 3 times. Then I asked her if she knew what it meant. She thought for a minute and asked, "Do I need to get my oil changed?" I told my wife and she just shook her head...
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:02 PM
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^ Sounds just like my mother-in-law.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:22 PM
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:39 PM
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Quote:
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months] perform the
following:
1. Press and release the
SELECT/RESET stem to display OIL
LIFE = XXX% HOLD RESET =
NEW.
2. Press and hold the
SELECT/RESET stem for two
seconds and release. Oil life is set to
100% and “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”
is displayed.
3. While “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”
is displayed, if a lower oil life start value is desired, press and release the
RESET control to reduce the start value. Each press of the
SELECT/RESET stem reduces the value by 10 percent.
Note: Oil life start value of 100% equals 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six
months. For example, setting oil life start value to 60% sets the oil life
start value to 4,500 miles (7,200 km) and 108 days
wtf are these pickup trucks or computers
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:31 PM
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My dealer still pushed 3k oil changes. I asked them why my owners manual says 7,500? They stammered around and never had a good reason. I do 5k myself.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:42 PM
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wtf are these pickup trucks or computers
There isn't a modern vehicle out there that would even start without the computer.
They are pickups with multiple computers.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:47 PM
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wtf are these pickup trucks or computers


I've still got a 1990 F-150 Lariat, I don't think it has a computer. 170,000 miles, make me an offer if you don't want to mess with computers.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:07 AM
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I've still got a 1990 F-150 Lariat, I don't think it has a computer. 170,000 miles, make me an offer if you don't want to mess with computers.
It has one. Had a problem with my 90 where it died on the road. Just stopped. Power was not getting to the computer due to a fuseable link going bad. It would crank all day long, but not start.

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