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I have a question on how the change oil indicator works. My display reads change oil every time I start the truck. I checked the oil and its full and fairly clean. I should have almost 2000 miles to go until the next scheduled change. The truck is not a daily driver and it has also been near freezing outside. Can these be set by the dealer to come on every 3 months or switched to a certain milage (3000)? Do I need to change it since everything else is running and looking fine or is it just a cold weather thing?
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The change oil indicator is a duty cycle based thing. It generally comes on every 2500 miles even though the owner's manual says change the oil every 6mo or 5/6000 miles.

The dealer and techs say its best to do the oil changes on the old stand-by of 3mo or 3000 miles.

To make the light/message go away do the following:

1. Turn key to on (do not start the motor).
2. Depress gas to the floor 3 times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn key to off (probably wouldn't hurt to remove it).

The light/message should no longer be there.
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