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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 PM
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My truck now as about 5800km on it and I changed the oil at 3000km and put in synthetic. Yesterday the EVIC displayed the oil change message, not sure what the exact wording is. I checked the oil and it still looks clean and the levels are good. Why would this message display? Does it display at set amount of km? If so how do I clear it? Is there another reason it would display.

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I am not 100% sure but I believe the info display is triggered by distance and/or time, to reset turn key to 'on' position (not start) and press and release the gas pedal to the floor 3 times.

Had the same thing happen to mine 3 weeks after buying it used from a dealership, oil was still clear, guess they either didn't reset when they changed it or it sat on the lot for awhile before I bought it.
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Dealer quote about my wifes 2011 jeep compass which I brought in at 3k miles for it's first oil change even though the evic didn't say to yet: "The Evic monitors not only mileage but also driving habits and engine hours. You cannot reset the Evic oil change reminder ( at least on the jeep compass) until it appears." So as far as the computer was concerned it was not time for an oil change yet. About 2 weeks after the oil change the warning came on and I reset it. Since then I just wait for the Evic to tell me when to change the oil, which is usually every 3k miles or so. Speaking of this, the Evic on my ram is different than my jeeps. I have owned my truck now for 7 months now and have about 3700 miles on it. Got the oil changed at 3k. My truck still hasn't told me to change the oil! Can someone tell me where I can view this on my Evic?
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To clear it I believe you turn the key on and press the gas 3 times then turn it off and this will reset.
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Did you reset the oil change monitor when you changeg your oil? If not, turn key to ON, depress gas pedal to the floor 3 times, turn key off, and you should be good to go. I'm sure an expert will chime in soon.
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Wow!!! Apparently I'm a slow typer.
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I didnt do a reset when I changed the oil so I will do that now.
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The break-in oil isn't supposed to be changed until 8000 miles. If you change your oil before that you'll still get the reminder at 8k. It will then revert to the 3k schedule or so I'm told. I changed my oil at 4500mi and just got the alert at 8k
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I changed my oil, went to Mobil 1 @ 1200 miles, and again at 5000 miles. If I remember correctly, the oil change lite still came on at 3500 maybe 4K? I'm pushing 8200 now, and will probably drop the oil at 10K again. Oil and filters are cheap compared toan engine! <G>

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I do miss that about my Silverado - it read out the old life percentage remaining. It'd be nice if the Dodge would do something similar.
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