Introduced in 1973, the Mitsubishi Lancer did not employ an oil change warning indicator for models in the United States until 2006. Based on the Dodge/Chrysler models, the Japanese vehicle was imported. Resetting the light after an oil change service was required to stop the light from illuminating on the instrument panel. The Lancer uses a small blinking wrench icon to display that it is time to change the oil. Resetting the light is required to properly allow the correct mileage/months to pass before the next service is due and the light illuminates again.
Reset the Oil Change Warning
Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position without starting the engine. Press the button to the left of the display on the instrument panel twice within one second. The oil life status will be displayed on the panel — this should be past the mileage due for the service interval if the wrench icon is illuminated.