Wrangler JK Oil Change Required Message - How to deactivate

Since a couple of days I had this "Oil Change Required" Message coming up in my Jeep Wrangler JK Dash Board whenever I started the engine. It will disappear after 5 seconds or so but is still annoying because it always welcomes you with this lovely chime.

I had my oil already changed (used Penrite 5W40) and needed to find a way to disable this message until the next oil change interval or service.

From the Manual:
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon your personal driving style.

Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform the following procedure:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not start the engine.

2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds.

3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.


And if this is too much to read ... well, here's a quick video that shows you how to get rid of the Oil Change Required Message:

Youtube Video

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