Hello there, Chevy fam! Today we have some essential maintenance on a 2017 Chevy Sonic with a 1.8-liter engine, and we’re going to be resetting the oil life or oil change light. To do an oil change and reset the system in a mobile home park that’s where I do everything at this.
This guide will give you the ability to be able to reset the oil life on your own. I’m not trying to denounce any shops out there, but you know if something can go wrong, and you can do it yourself if you don’t want to take that risk. So let’s dive right in.
2017-2020 Chevy Sonic Oil Life/Oil Change Light Reset Guide
For your info, this operation work for the second generation of the Chevy Sonic (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 model years).
With Base Level Display
First, put on the ignition
Then hit the MENU button one time to get the Vehicle Information menu
Next, use the thumbwheel to scroll through until you get to the Oil Life percentage
Once that shows you the oil life, use the SEL/CLR button and hold it until it shows a hundred percent
With Up Level Display
Time needed: 3 minutes.
So we’re in a Chevy Sonic, and we’re going to be resetting the oil light, and it’s pretty simple on this one. Same as with base-level display, we will utilize the button on the turn signal lever to do this. So let me do that right now.
Go into the cab and turn it on without starting the engine
Just turn the dash on and you don’t have to start the car up. So press the START button for 5 seconds but don’t press the brake
Go to the VEHICLE tab menu
Then you’re going to press the MENU button to go to the VEHICLE tab
Find the OIL LIFE screen
Next, you go ahead and scroll down by using the thumbwheel until you got the Oil Life screen
Hold down the SET/CLR button
Once you get there you’re going to press and hold the SEL/CLR button until it gives you the prompts
To reset it you scroll up with the thumbwheel to highlight YES and then you press the SEL/CLR button again and it’s already at a hundred
So that’s all I got for you today. If you have any questions or comments you want or compared with anything, send me an e-mail. I’ll be more than happy to talk to anybody about anything. Please share if you would, and as always, thank you for your time. I’m out, bye.
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