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Okay I drive a 5th gen and I have a question about the little service indicator that sits below the speedometer (the little box that turns green, yellow and red just in case I wasn't clear enough). When i got my car in December of 2010, the light was yellow so I took it to TDC and asked the guys there and they said nothing was showing up. I just got my oil changed today and it turned back to green. I have had several oil changes since I got the car and none of them made the light change colors. Any ideas what could be going on? I am throwing a CEL code for my O2 sensor but that has been going on for awhile and i didn't figure that had anything to do with it due to the fat that my light is green now but CEL is still on. Please throw out some ideas. Thanks guys!
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Re: Service Light question

So you changed your oil and the light turned back to green on it's own? I thought you had to always push your key on the button near it to reset it. I never really paid much attention to it but I thought it was just timed, like at 5,000 miles it'll turn from green to yellow. I didn't think that it had a "mind of it's own"
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Re: Service Light question

whoever did your oil change probably inserted the key into the slot to reset it. that light just tells you when you should change your oil.

now get that O2 sensor fixed and get better mpg's!
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Re: Service Light question

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So you changed your oil and the light turned back to green on it's own? I thought you had to always push your key on the button near it to reset it. I never really paid much attention to it but I thought it was just timed, like at 5,000 miles it'll turn from green to yellow. I didn't think that it had a "mind of it's own"
No you're right, it changes at predetermined times.

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whoever did your oil change probably inserted the key into the slot to reset it. that light just tells you when you should change your oil.

now get that O2 sensor fixed and get better mpg's!
And bing bing bing, we have a winner! Someone that changed your oil isnt stoopid and reset it for you. I suggest you have that person do your oil changes from now on as that proves they know a little something about your car and aren't too lazy to pay attention to the details.

+1 for jkoni. Watch your rep go through the roof
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