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      06-02-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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when I check oil levels...

When I check the oil the little clock( the waiting clock ) just cycles and the display just goes back to the main clock screen, and does not show me the levels..

anyone got any ideas?
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      06-02-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Keep re trying it and dont move car let it sit mine does this also once in a while
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      06-02-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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that may explain it was is driving at the time I tried about 3 times..Ill try again not moving.

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      06-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #4
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That means ur oil is not warmed up yet... drive a few miles and check again...
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that may explain it was is driving at the time I tried about 3 times..Ill try again not moving.

Thanks
That won't do it as your car warms up faster when moving. As ronster said, until the oil is warm, there is no reading.

I find that when outside temps are around freezing, it takes about 6 miles and in 90o weather the oil is sufficiently warm in about two miles.

And you will get the oil level reading while moving - it's the dash computer "Service Info" page which requires the car to be idling while stopped.

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that worked thanks!
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