Buick LaCrosse 2001-2005 reset the engine oil light using Foxwell NT510

I already own an expensive GM tech2 interface. My Father liked it but didn’t want to pay the huge cost. He only wanted to reset the engine oil light on Buick LaCrosse 2001-2005, if it can reprogram & code, it will be better if he need it.

I bought one Foxwell NT510 GM handheld scanner for my father so he could read reset the engine oil light. It claimed also supports register new battery, DPF regeneration, ABS, TPS, EPB, abs bleeding, coding. So for $155 I was sure this is worth the money.

It arrived earlier this week. I just opened the box today. It came with no GM software, need to register a member at foxwelltech.com, and download the GM software. Foxwell NT510 is a handheld scanner, its plug and play without installing the driver and it *works* great.

I tried to do those functions that it claims – works great.

NT510 Multi-System Scanner $155 free shipping

Shipping took 4 working days

BTW, they have US warehouse.


Procedure: how to reset the engine oil light on Buick LaCrosse 2001-2005

Oil Light Reset menu allows you to reset the service lamps on the instrument cluster. The Service Indicator System is designed to alert the driver when the vehicle is due for a service.

Oil service reset methods are determined by the vehicle being tested. Depending on the vehicle being tested, any of the following means displays:

● Oil Reset With One Button

● Manual Reset

● Auto Reset

Option 1: Oil Reset with One Button

Oil Reset with One Button is applicable to GM models only. It offers quick and simple oil service reset with the click of one button.

To do Oil Reset with One Button:

1. Scroll with up and down arrow keys to highlight Oil Reset with One Button from the Oil

Reset menu. An Information screen displays. Press the function key OK to continue or

Cancel key to return to the Oil Reset menu.

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2. Follow on-screen instruction and send a command to reset oil service. A screen with “Success” message displays once the lamp has been reset. Press any key to return.


3. If the oil service reset failed, the following screen displays. Please follow on-screen instructions to troubleshoot it. If the problem still exists, please contact your local dealer for assistant.

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Option 2: Manual Reset

Almost all Asian vehicles and most American and European vehicles have mechanical oil service indicator reset. The service tool does not have to communicate with the vehicle being tested, but guides you to complete the service manually by providing step-by-step on-screen instructions.

When Manual Reset is selected and the vehicle being tested identified, a procedure opens on the screen. Scroll with arrow keys to read the entire procedure and performing the necessary steps as directed by the on-screen instructions. The exact order of the test operation steps may vary depending on the test vehicle. Be sure to follow all on-screen instructions.

This manual reset procedure can be interrupted and aborted if the ignition key position is changed.


To do oil reset manually:

1. Scroll with up and down arrow keys to highlight Manual Reset from the Oil Reset menu and press ENTER to confirm.

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2. Enter vehicle information by certain VIN characters, such as model, and year to identify the vehicle being tested and press ENTER key to confirm.

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3. When the vehicle is identified, a procedure screen displays.

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4. Follow all on-screen instructions to perform the manual mechanical reset.

5. Press function key OK to return.


Option 3: Auto Reset

Auto Reset is a bi-directional communication procedure directed by the service tool. The service tool displays guides for you through the process. A number of instructions that require a response to continue display, including an option to



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