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How to Reset a Jeep Oil Light

Many Jeep vehicles track the intervals between oil changes to alert the driver when the next oil change is needed. A light illuminates on the control panel when the internal system determines it is time for an oil change. Most Jeep mechanics reset the oil light as part of the oil change service.

Many Jeep vehicles track the intervals between oil changes to alert the driver when the next oil change is needed. A light illuminates on the control panel when the internal system determines it is time for an oil change. Most Jeep mechanics reset the oil light as part of the oil change service. If you change the oil in your Jeep yourself, you can manually reset the oil light. Resetting the oil light after an oil change allows the system to accurately track the time until the next oil change is needed. The procedures described in this article apply to 2010 Jeep models.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position. Do not start the engine.

  2. Press the accelerator pedal completely to the floor slowly three times within a 10-second span.

  3. Turn the ignition switch to the "OFF" position.

  4. Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position again. The oil light should be off. If the oil light is still illuminated, repeat the previous steps.

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