How To Reset: Chevrolet Trailblazer Oil Life Reminder

How To Reset : Chevrolet Trailblazer Oil Life Reminder

Want to know how to reset your Trailblazer’s engine oil life? It’s easy! Just follow our step-by-step instructions for both older models (2001-2009) and newer ones (2012-2021). Keeping your vehicle running smoothly is a breeze when you maintain the oil life system accurately. Our guide works for Trailblazer, Holden Colorado 7 (NZ), and Holden Trailblazer (AU) models. Say goodbye to oil reset worries and unlock the secret to hassle-free maintenance today!




  • Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine off.


  • Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds. The change engine oil light will flash while the system is resetting.


  • When the light stops flashing, turn the key to LOCK. Oil Reset is complete.
  • If the light/message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.


On this tutorial we need to use the DIC BUTTON, located at the RIGHT SIDE of the STEERING WHEEL.

Chevrolet Trailblaze dic button


  • Turn the Ignition On, Don’t start the ENGINE.


  • Use the DIC ButtonPress the LEFT ARROW button then  use UP ARROW to select INFO, Then Press the OK BUTTON.


  • Use the UP or Down Arrow, to navigate and to display the REMAINING OIL LIFE.


  • While the REMAINING OIL LIFE is displayed. PRESS and HOLD the OK BUTTON  until the REMAINING OIL LIFE will RESET to 100%. (You will hear a single beep)
  • OR Press RIGHT ARROW–  RESET– confirmation message appear select YES. After Pressing YES the OIL LIFE will reset to 100%.
  • OR While the OIL LIFE is displayed. Fully press the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds. The OIL LIFE will RESET TO 100%.


  • Turn Engine OFF. Oil Reset is done.


The Importance of Resetting the Oil Life in Your Chevrolet Trailblazer

Hey there, fellow Chevrolet Trailblazer owner! Keeping our rides in tip-top shape is super important for their performance and longevity, and one crucial task we shouldn’t overlook is resetting the oil life. You might be wondering why this matters so much, but trust me, it’s a big deal. In this article, we’ll delve into why resetting the oil life is crucial for your beloved Trailblazer and how it contributes to its overall well-being.

Engine Performance and Longevity

Alright, let’s get to the heart of the matter – the engine! Just like how we need to stay hydrated and well-fed to function at our best, the engine in your Trailblazer needs fresh oil to perform its magic. Regularly resetting the oil life helps maintain clean and effective engine oil. This fresh oil keeps engine parts lubricated, reducing friction and preventing premature wear and tear. As time goes by, engine oil collects contaminants and loses its effectiveness, so resetting the oil life at the recommended intervals ensures your engine stays happy and healthy, leading to a longer-lasting and better-performing ride.

Fuel Efficiency

You know how we try to save gas and make every drop count? Well, resetting the oil life can actually help with that! Fresh engine oil means less internal friction, which leads to smoother engine operation and improved fuel efficiency. So, if you don’t reset that oil life, you might end up spending more on gas than you’d like. Keeping up with the oil life reset schedule will help you get the most out of each gallon, and who doesn’t want to save some money at the pump?

Environmental Impact

Besides saving you some cash, resetting the oil life also has a positive impact on the environment. Fresh engine oil plays a role in reducing harmful emissions and greenhouse gases, making the world a cleaner and greener place. Regular maintenance and oil life resets contribute to cleaner engine operation, lowering your vehicle’s carbon footprint and promoting eco-friendly driving habits.