Go Back   F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > 2009 - 2014 F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos Vin Decoder FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read VendorsGarage

2009 - 2014 F-150 SPONSORED BY:




Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado
Vehicle: 2011 Ford F150
Posts: 44
Reset Oil Change Counter

I just had my oil changed on saturday and on the way home the change oil soon message came up. Freaking idiots didn't reset it. On top of all that they didn't use fender covers either. So I had oily hand prints on my fenders. Oil running down the drivers door handle. WTF? This is something I would think suitable from a grease shop NOT the dealership.

Anyway, is there a way to reset that stupid thing?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-01-2010, 09:53 AM
Senior Member
2009 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North Central Penna
Vehicle: 2009 Ford F-150
Posts: 640
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksmustng View Post
Anyway, is there a way to reset that stupid thing?
Really, I mean really.....am I the only person who received a manual with my truck?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2010, 11:09 AM
Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado
Vehicle: 2011 Ford F150
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormtech View Post
Really, I mean really.....am I the only person who received a manual with my truck?
Apparently you are. Probably took you the same amount of time to type a worthless comment as it would to answer the question.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2010, 12:22 PM
glc glc is offline
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Joplin MO
Vehicle: 2003 Ford F150
Posts: 27,834
Let's start over.

Yes, there is a way to reset the oil change counter. The procedure can be found in your owner's manual. If you don't have the manual, it can be downloaded from the Ford website.

Is that better?
__________________
2003 F-150 XL RCSB 2wd 4.2 M5OD 3.55 LS

Last edited by glc; 11-01-2010 at 12:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado
Vehicle: 2011 Ford F150
Posts: 44
Just in case someone else is looking for the same. Thanks for the help a$$ clowns.

STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
With the ignition in the on position, the message center, located on your
instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a
constant monitor of vehicle systems. You may select display features
on the message center for a display of status preceded by a brief
indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle
problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator
chime.
Selectable features
Press and release the SELECT/RESET stem, located in the speedometer,
to scroll and reset the following functions. Select or reset the function by
pressing and holding the SELECT/RESET stem for more than two
seconds.

Setup Menu
Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem to get into the SETUP menu
sequence from the INFO menu for the following items:
• Oil Life
• Units (English/Metric)
• Rear Park Aid (if equipped)
• Autolamp (if equipped)
• Autolock (if equipped)
• Autounlock (if equipped)
• Easy Entry (if equipped)
• Trailer Sway (if equipped)
• Language
• Reset to English–if in another language (see Note below)
Note: When returning to the
SETUP menu and a non-English
language has been selected, HOLD
RESET FOR ENGLISH will be
displayed to change back to English.
Press and hold the SELECT/RESET
stem to change back to English.
Oil Life XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW
An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center.
USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.

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.


OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
With the ignition in the on position, the message center, located on your
instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a
constant monitor of vehicle systems. You may select display features
on the message center for a display of status preceded by a brief
indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle
problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator
chime.
Selectable features
Reset
Press this control to select and reset
functions shown in the INFO menu
and SETUP menu.

Setup menu
Press this control for the following
displays:
• Reset For System Check
• Oil Life
• Rear Park Aid (if equipped)
• Running Boards (if equipped)
• Autolamp
• Autolock
• Autounlock
• Easy Entry (if equipped)
• Trailer Sway (if equipped)
• Units (English/Metric)
• Language
• Reset to English (if in another language)

Oil Life XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW
An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center and
according to the recommended maintenance schedule. USE ONLY
RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.
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 SETUP
control to display “OIL LIFE XXX%
HOLD RESET = NEW”.
2. Press and hold the RESET
control for two seconds and release.
Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL LIFE
SET TO 100%” is displayed.
Note: To change oil life 100% miles value from 7,500 miles (12,000 km)
or six months to another value, proceed to Step 3.
3. Once “OIL LIFE SET TO XXX%” is displayed, release and press the
RESET control switch to change the Oil Life Start Value. Each release
and press will reduce the value by 10%.
__________________
2010 Dark Blue Pearl Lariat Screw Retired
2011 Tuxedo Black Lariat Screw EB
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-01-2010, 05:21 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baton Rouge
Vehicle: 2009 Ford F150
Posts: 720
Looks like you found it in the manual.
__________________
09 Black Lariat Screw, Banks Monster Exhaust, WeatherTech Mats
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Senior Member
2005 Big Butt Rice Rocket
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Danksville, near Budsburg USA
Vehicle: 2010 Ford XLT 4x4
Posts: 594
I scrolled to the oil life indicator and held the re-set button. It went back to 100%.
Di-int read the manual, neither.

The so called 'Techs' tried telling me that it re-set itself according to miles traveled.

Seems as tho the 'Techs' could benefit from reading the manual, too.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-02-2010, 07:11 AM
Member
2010 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Waldorf, MD
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F150
Posts: 45
LOL, you guys are brutal. Dude was just asking a quick question.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-15-2013, 12:23 PM
Junior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1
At the risk of getting flamed, I use synthetic oil. I see the way to lower your oil life from 7,500. Is there a way to raise it to 15,000?

At present, I do reset the life to 100% then to 60%, but I'd rather it just come on when needed.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 12:23 PM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.


 
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2