Resetting The Oil Life Indicator on a Chevrolet HHR

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If you changed the oil in your Chevy HHR according to when the oil life alert light came on your dash, you will need to reset it back to 100% after you have finished your oil change. There are 2 methods to resetting the oil life indicator depending on if your HHR comes equipped with a Driver Information Center (DIC) or not. For HHRs with the DIC, either method can be used.

Vehicles with Driver Information Center (DIC)


Turn the key to IGNITION ON (no engine start).


Press the information and reset buttons on the Driver Information Center (DIC) at the same time to enter the personalization menu.


Press the information button to scroll through the available personalization menu modes until the DIC display shows OIL-LIFE RESET.


Press and hold the reset button until the DIC display shows ACKNOWLEDGED. This will tell you the system has been reset.


Turn the key to LOCK/OFF.

Vehicles without DIC


Turn the key to IGNITION ON (no engine start).


Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.


Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle.


If the light or message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the OIL LIFE SYSTEM has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

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