Simply "resetting" the Check Engine light will not get you past the emissions test. I'm an inspector here in my State and I see this all the time. If you "reset" the light, the inspection machine will Fail you due to "Not Ready" system monitors. I'd love to tell you there's a way to beat the machine without making a repair, but there isn't. You WILL have to address the reason the Check Engine Light is on. I know no one wants to hear that in this economy, but, the truth is the truth.
No, the Oil Change light being on has nothing to do with inspection- but here's the reset so you'll have it:
How to Reset the CHANGE OIL Light
The GM Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change your oil prior to a CHANGE OIL light being turned on, reset the system.
After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset. To reset the CHANGE OIL light use the following procedure:
Using the Accelerator Pedal
- Turn the ignition to ON, with the engine off.
- Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
The reset is complete when you hear the chimes and the CHANGE OIL light goes out. However, if the light stays on and no chime is heard, you will need to repeat the reset procedure.
- Turn the key to OFF.
If the CHANGE OIL light comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.