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Chevrolet Colorado 2004 Oil Life Reset Guide

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Chevrolet Colorado 2004 Oil Life Reset Guide

The Colorado is the replacement for the S-10 compact pickup truck and is a twin of the GMC Canyon-the Sonoma’s replacement. Both are available in regular-, extended-, and crew-cab versions. ABS is standard. Four-wheel drive is optional, but it’s only a part-time system, unsuitable for use on dry pavement. These new trucks are powered by either a 2.8-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter five-cylinder. Both engines are a bit crude and noisy. A V6 won’t be offered. Shifting is done via either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. The cabin is fairly quiet, and ride and handling are more accomplished than in other compact pickups.
Chevrolet Colorado 2004 Oil Life Reset Guide



How to Reset the CHANGE OIL Message 
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 message being turned on, reset the system. Always reset the engine oil life to 100% after every oil change. It will not reset itself.

To reset the CHANGE OIL message, do the following: 

1. Display OIL LIFE on the DIC.

2. Press and hold the reset stem. The oil life will change to 100% and a beep will sound.

3. Turn the key to LOCK.

 If the CHANGE OIL message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

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Chevrolet Colorado 2005 Oil Life Reset Guide

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Chevrolet Colorado 2005 Oil Life Reset Guide

The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. Since then, a number of better competitors have come on the scene. The unrefined five-cylinder engine, which it shares with its GMC Canyon twin, lacks punch and doesn’t offer a fuel-economy advantage over competing V6s. It had to work hard to make power in our tested crew cab. Handling is sound but unexceptional. The ride is unsettled and the body constantly quivers. The huge 48-foot turning circle makes parking a chore. Overall these GM trucks trail the current competition in just about all categories. Reliability has been above average, but the trucks score too low in testing to be recommended.


How to Reset the Engine Oil Life System 
The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change the engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Whenever the oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change the oil prior to a CHANGE OIL message being turned on, reset the system.

To reset the Engine Oil Life system: 

1. With the engine off, turn the ignition to ON/RUN.

2. Press and release the stem in the lower center of the instrument cluster until the OIL LIFE message is displayed.

3. Once the alternating OIL LIFE and RESET messages appear, press and hold the stem until several beeps sound. This confirms that the oil life system has been reset.

4. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF.

If the CHANGE OIL message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure

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