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Old 11-21-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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I just got a really nice 1991 Buick Park Avenue, it's only got 80k
on it and it's almost like new.
When I got it Wednesday it hadn't been driven in a while and needed an oil change. There's a light on the dash that said "change oil soon".
I had the oil changed the next day, but the oil change warning still comes on whenever you start it up. after a few minutes it will go out, is this normal? Is there a way to reset to warning light?

Thanks,

Ron
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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If you have the owner's manual, IIRC the reset procedure is in there. I *think* that you hold down the trip odometer reset button for a few seconds - not certain though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Try turning the key on and then pressing the accelerator to the floor three times. If the light flashes that means it's reset. I know that's how it worked for the '98 models, not sure if '91's were the same.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Sounds like a GREAT DEAL, Radio Ron.

As others have posted, there are many different ways to reset that alert function (most are fairly logical but some are downright ridiculous) . . . if not addressed in the Owner's Manual then try your Local Buick Dealer Service Department.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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With 80k on it I'd go ahead and change the tranny fluid and filter too, then you'd be good to go.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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No, on MOST GM vehicles, the pump the gas pedal 3 times thing works, EXCEPT Buicks. There is a button sometimes located in the glovebox, sometimes located under the dash, behind the glove box. You press it in and hold it, then turn the key on and watch the light.

It will flash several times, then go out. Your light is now reset.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: WA
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Le Sabre,
Park Avenue
1992-94,
1991-94
When "CHANGE OIL SOON" light is illuminated, find the hole in the underside of the dash on the passenger side near the door. Insert a blunt instrument into the hole and press the switch. The light will flash four times when the system is reset.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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My oil light is coming on and staying on what does this mean? I have a 1992 Park Avenue, and I get the oil changed on a regular basis.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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How funny... I owned a 1992 Buick Park Avenue for two years (back in 2004-2005) and didnt even know it had a "change oil soon" warning light... apparently it didnt work, because I never seen it illuminated. lol.
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