How To Reset Change Engine Oil Light on New Chevy Silverado

Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Nick

Hey, everyone welcomes to my site. Today we will talk about how to reset the oil change light on the Chevy Silverado. The new Silverado has an oil life system set up based upon how you drive, so how hard you drive, how hard you hit the gas, whether you’re doing a ton of highway miles or a ton of cine biles changes how soon you need to change the oil on this vehicle.

So always make sure that you check that oil life it’s going to pop up as a notification as it goes down to zero, and make sure that you reset it every time you change the oil.

How To Reset Change Engine Oil Light on Chevy Silverado

The Easy Way To Reset Oil Change Light on Chevy Silverado

If you’re looking to find out how to reset the change your engine oil off soon light after changing your oil, what you do is turn your ignition to on, and then once you do that hit the gas pedal down to the floor three times in five seconds so that will reset the oil life.

Resetting Oil Light with Steering Button (2016-2018 Silverado)

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Today I’ve changed the engine oil on the 2016 Silverado here, and I wanted to show you guys how to reset the oil life monitoring system on these trucks by using the steering wheel. Check this out!

  1. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine

    If your vehicle has an ignition button, press and holds the Engine Start/Stop button for 5 seconds without touching the brake pedal

  2. Bring up the main menu

    Press the ◄ left arrow on the steering wheel to bring up the main menu
    change engine oil life light reset

  3. Find and select the INFO

    Use the ▲ up or ▼down arrow until INFO is highlighted and then press the ✓ button to enter the menu

  4. Go to the OIL LIFE menu

    Press the ▲ up or ▼ down arrow until OIL LIFE is displayed

  5. Press the ► right arrow

    the RESET menu will appear

  6. Select RESET

    With RESET highlighted press the ✓ to select

  7. Select YES

    When a confirmation message appears, highlight YES by using the ◄ left or ► right arrow and finally press the ✓ and the oil life will be reset

  8. Restart the car

    Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset

Engine Oil Change Light Reset Guide For 2019-2023 Silverado

If you want to know how to reset the whole life reminder on your 2020 Silverado just going to use the steering wheel buttons. Basically the same as the 2016 model, only different in the info menu. So what we’re gonna do is:

  • Get in the car and turn it on without starting
  • After that, you’re going to use your right pad to shuffle over to the i menu
oil life light reset
  • Then you need to go down and rotate the dial down until you see OIL LIFE
  • Next, all you have to do is press and hold down the dial wheel
  • When a confirmation message appears, move over to YES then press the dial wheel again and the oil life will reset to 100%

How To Reset Oil Change Light With Cluster Button (2016-2023)

This method is for a work truck; it does not have the display options on the steering wheel like you’re in higher trucks like the LS, LT, and LTZ models. So let’s get started.

  • Turn the car to the on position without starting the engine
  • So next, we’re going to scroll through to the Oil Life by turning a dial on the cluster
oil life oil change light reset knob
  • Once you get to the oil life, hold down the dial
  • When a confirmation message appears, scroll to YES and then click the dial button

For your information, this procedure works on the third and fourth generations of Chevy Silverado (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 model years). For the old model, you can reach it here.

How to Tell If Your Chevy Silverado Needs an Engine Oil Change

Your engine depends on engine oil for proper lubrication and performance. If you do not change your oil regularly, you could void your powertrain warranty. The best way to get a good oil change is to visit your local Chevrolet dealership. An oil change is a vital part of maintaining your Chevy’s powertrain. Regular oil changes are critical to maintain your truck’s engine and keep your vehicle running at peak performance.

If you’re unsure how often your car needs an oil change, the best way to tell is to check the oil level on your dashboard every few months. You’ll notice your oil has a slight color difference, it is time for an oil change. If the oil’s color is dark, your engine is likely showing signs of severe damage. Checking the oil for metal particles is a simple way to tell if your engine is suffering from wear.

The Chevrolet Silverado oil light is in the dash and will turn on when your truck approaches its scheduled oil change. It monitors the number of miles since the last oil change and shows a percentage of life left in some models. It is an orange light that looks like an oil can and is located on the dashboard. If the light remains on while you drive, it is probably time for an oil change.

How To Read and Reset Others Service Warnings

The driver information center or DIC on Duramax diesel-equipped Silverado HDS displays several messages that help you keep on top of diesel-related operation and maintenance. Some messages are available through the DIC menu.

Others are automatically displayed in the DIC as warnings to access messages that are always available in the DIC menu using the controls on the right side of the steering wheel. Use the up arrow to move up through the list and the down arrow to move down through the list, then press the ✓ button to open a menu or select a menu item.

The DIC in your diesel Silverado HD will also display warnings or service messages. Fuel system messages may appear. A coolant level low message will appear if the truck is low on coolant and will automatically clear once coolant has been added. 

Under certain driving conditions, when the diesel particulate exhaust filter cannot clean itself, such as stop and go traffic, a message may appear that communicates that the filter is being cleaned. When you see the Cleaning Exhaust Filter message, drive your truck above 30 miles per hour until the message clears. This will take about 30 minutes. 

You’ll see the Engine Power Reduced message if the filters are not clean. Your crock’s performance will be limited until the filter is clean. Multiple Driver Information Center messages and escalating vehicle speed limitations communicate the importance of keeping the death fluid replenished.

FAQ – Chevy Silverado Maintenance

What kind of transmission fluid does a Chevy Silverado take?

DEXRON-ViATF automatic transmission fluid is required for all Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars with automatic transmissions. Your gearbox will work smoothly for years if you follow this recommendation from General Motors.

What kind of fluid goes in a rear differential?

Gear oil with a viscosity of 75W-90 is used in this truck since it is a heavy-duty vehicle. The 8.6-inch rear differential has 4.2 pints, whereas the 9.5-inch rear differential has 5.5 pints.

How often should differential gear oil be changed?

You should change the Silverado’s gear oil every 30,000-60,000 miles. A typical repair will cost between $243 and $300, including the cost of supplies and hiring a specialist.

What power steering fluid does Chevy use?

Full-synthetic power steering fluid, like Prestone, is used in the Chevy Silverado.

So that’s it. So now your oil life is reset, and you’re good for another three or five thousand miles depending on enrolling. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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