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good afternoon and thank you for inquiring with JustAnswer. The trick to resetting the oil change minder is to let go of the switch when the minder changes from 'hold reset' to 'if new oil used' etc. Everytime the meseage updates you must let go of 'reset' and right away hold it again. As far as the 'circle slowly to calibrate' that refers to the compass, to recalibrate the compass you must do exactly that, find an open parking lot, preferably away from overhead power wires and cell phone towers to avaid electrical interferance, then slowly circle around about twice , untill the message disapears and compass is calibrated. The best way is to go just at idle speed in as tight of a turn as you can(steering wheel all the way towards one direction).
NOTE: For optimum calibration, drive to an open, level location away from large metallic objects or structures. Switch off all non-essential electrical accessories (rear window defrost, heater, A/C, map lamps, wipers, etc.) and make sure all doors are closed.
NOTE: Do not select trip, DTE, or AFE. The top line of the message center must be blank.
NOTE: If the message center displays the message SLOW CIRCLES TO CALIBRATE, then continue with Step 3. If the message center displays a heading, continue with Step 4.
Oil Life Reset - Base Instrument Cluster
Oil Life Reset - Message Center Instrument Cluster
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