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Is that the tool that they connect to the "OBD II" slot of the car?

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There are OEM and aftermarket scan tools that plug into the OBD II port and that can be used to change settings, diagnose and clear trouble codes, reset the OCI display etc. There is free software like Carman that you may use on a tablet to phone. Connection is usually with a bluetooth dongle (you have to buy it) that plugs into the OBD II port.
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Where is the count down located? 2015 Renegade Latitude with 2.4 engine for USA market.
I have searched through all the EVIC functions and haven't seen a count down display.


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Some have mentioned the oil change reminder and the service reminder need to be reset separately. This is to expected, since with a flexible oil monitor, oil change interval and service interval do not necessarily coincide. The OLM counts down to the next required oil change, the service reminder counts down to scheduled maintenance performed after fixed intervals.

The OLM decides if the oil needs changing based on projected oil condition. Depending on the severity of use, the oil may last anywhere from about 3,500 0 to about 10,000 miles (Don't foregt to top off if running low). Resetting the OLM should start a new flexible countdown cycle to the next required oil change. The OLM should be resettable by the user, since the user may want to do early oil changes, while still wanting to make use of the OLM for the next oil change.

The vehicle service reminder is fixed and based on miles driven (10,000) or time (one year), whichever occurs first. Only if the OLM projects oil life for 10,000 miles within one year, do oil change and scheduled maintenance coincide. The maintenance countdown may be resettable only by the dealer with an electronic scan tool. Hopefully there is a way for the vehicle operator to reset the service reminder, since at least some of use do their own maintenance or go to independent shops for service.
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Lamont, perhaps my question was poorly worded.

I want to know where the indicator that indicates the miles to next oil change is located? The one that must be set with a special tool by the dealer.

I have a Renegade, owners handbook and the correct owners manual that covers what you explained in your long comment.

None of the manuals have any reference to that countdown indicator. I have also tried to find that countdown indicator on the Renegade I have owned since early May.

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Hey Clifton, my comment was merely a general comment in regard to OLM and service indicators.

I have searched the Renegade manual, and while the manual says in the section about oil changes that there is info on resetting the oil change indicator light in the section about EVIC/DID, I could not find anything about it there.

However, I hazard a guess that the EVIC/DID will display a reminder message once an oil change is due. This should be part of the display options under "vehicle info." I can only presume that there is also an indicator light, which will be turned off once the reminder message has been reset. I don't know if the OLM on the Renegade visibly counts down how many miles you have left to an oil change, or if you are merely notified when it's time. It varies from brand to brand.

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I figured out the answer to my question after reading the thread about where is my service reminder.
My car has no service reminder menu in the vehicle information menu. Most service items should be
performed at each oil change. Remaining service intervals are in the maintenance schedule beginning
on page 516 in the owners manual.


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Well, since the scheduled maintenance interval is 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever occurs first, a service reminder is really unnecessary for all but the most forgetful drivers. Some engineers assume the worst, clearly Jeep does not.
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Oil Change required warning

Hello Folks,

I bought my Renegade limited in June last year. It has been 7.5k miles and getting an oil change required warning since two days.

- How soon do I have to get it done? I am planning on getting it done next week. Would that damage the vehicle in any way?

- I will be going to a dealership for this. Do I need to get the vehicle checked for any thing else as well? as it would be the first dealership visit after I bought the vehicle.

Thanks.

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Next week will be fine for your oil change. Synthetic oil can go longer than conventional oil. Personally, I like to change mine every 5,000 miles.

The only other thing you might need is to see if there are any software updates for any of the modules (computers) in the car.

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