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Oil Change Indicator @ 2,500 miles

I had the dealer change the oil/filter (amsoil synthetic/wix) when I purchased the vehicle ~2.5 months ago. I am now at ~2,500 miles and the Oil Change Indicator has came on. Here I was all excited for the 6 mo./6,000 mi. intervals...I have read the manual and nearly every thread on this forum; I understand the system is usage-based but is it possible they didn't reset the indicator? If I reset it now will it come back on right away indicating the oil actually should be changed? I'll probably change it MYSELF and reset it MYSELF this time and see what happens as far as the next interval goes but I'm curious to hear some other opinions.

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The miles that are used to indicate when to change the oil is programable as follows
Did you try this?

From the user manual

Press the MENU button until one of the display choices
following appears


Service Interval
When this feature is selected a service interval between
2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile
(800 km) increments may be selected. Pressing the STEP
button when in this display will select distances between
2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile
(800 km) increments.

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The miles that are used to indicate when to change the oil is programable as follows
Did you try this?

From the user manual

Press the MENU button until one of the display choices
following appears


Service Interval
When this feature is selected a service interval between
2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile
(800 km) increments may be selected. Pressing the STEP
button when in this display will select distances between
2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile
(800 km) increments.
Thank you, unfortunately that information is not in my owner's manual and I do not have a "service interval" option on my EVIC menu choices. I believe this only applied to the earlier model year commanders.

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Now that I am running full synthetic i just check the oil when it goes off the first time (never had any loss or discoloration @ this point) and reset it and change it the second time around.

I don't think that I have the service interval option on my commander either, but this works for me.

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I've been wondering the same thing. Changed my oil less than 3K miles ago with Mobil1 and the indicator came on last week. I haven't found a way to change the service interval in the EVIC. I think I'm going to just reset it like luckyse7ens did and change it next time it comes on around 5-6K miles.
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I "think" the early oil change reminders in the Commander were simply mileage based, that is why you could adjust it.

Later Commanders it is usage based, and based off using the recommended conventional oil. My 2010 reminder seems to go off a little earlier if I'm making a lot of short trips, and later if I've made longer trips. Its usually close to the recommended oil change period, but it varies.

Short trips will need oil changed at lower mileage, than long trips. If you're making lots of short trips less than the vehicle has time to fully warm up to operating temperature, you should consider that severe duty and use the severe duty schedule.

The PCM (which tracks and sets the light) has no idea what oil you put in the vehicle and if the oil can go much longer than conventional, that it is assuming you're putting in. So your forced to ignore OR reset it, or I recommend, it it works out, reset it every other time and change the oil every other time.

The later Commander's, you can only reset the reminder after it has actually gone off, doing the procedure before it goes off does nothing to reset it. Once you have the reminder, turn the ignition key to on (don't start the motor) and press the gas pedal fully and smoothly down 3 times (Full stroke, let it all the way in between as well) within 10 seconds. You should a message on the EVIC sating the oil change reminder has been reset.


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