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My 2006 Mercury Monterey minivan has a "time to change the oil" beep alert. I used to be able to make it stop beeping by pressing a button on the dash to the low-right of the steering wheel. But that button toggle has broken and fallen out. Now the beep happens all the time! For awhile I was able to make it stop by pushing my finger into the hole that the button fit into. It would activate the button and stop the beeping. Now that no longer works. How can I permanently stop this beeping? Thanks!
 

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Unless it's different , can you not reset as per owners manual ?

An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS. To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change [approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 180 days] perform the following: 1. Press the SETUP control to access the System Check function. 2. Press and release the RESET control to display “OIL LIFE XX% HOLD RESET NEW”. 3. Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to display “IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET”. 4. Press and hold the RESET control to display “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%”. Your oil life is now reset. To reset the oil monitoring system to your personalized oil life %: 1. Press the SETUP control to access the System Check function. 2006 Monterey (mty) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) Driver Controls 81

2006 Monterey (mty) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) Driver Controls 81 2. Press and release the RESET control to display “OIL LIFE XX% HOLD RESET NEW”. 3. Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to display “IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET”. 4. Release the RESET control momentarily, then press RESET and SETUP controls at the same time to activate a service mode which will display “OIL LIFE XX% RESET TO ALTER”. 5. Press RESET until you find your personalized OIL LIFE XX%. 6. With your personalized OIL LIFE XX% displayed, press SETUP to continue the system check. DATA ERR. These messages indicate improper operation of the vehicl
 

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Hi... Sorry if I wasn't clear but the button is no longer there. There is only a hole. If I put my finger in the hole I can make something beep. It used to stop the oil-needed beeping alert. Now it doesn't. So I'm getting nonstop beeping. Actually it seems to turn off after like 20 minutes. It appears that some further parts have fallen out of the hole. I used to press something that moved inside the hole to give a beep. Now it seems I'm only pressing part of the upper button which still remains. It's like a 2-level button assembly. The lower portion is missing. I think it was the RESET portion. I want to disable the beeping, the whole oil-change alert system. ??
 

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Unless you can remove the switch and bridge it out to work / reset some how , looks like you will have to replace it .Had a look to see if perhaps there was a fuse that covered that or the chimes only that you could remove , but from what I see , not the case . Switch from a breakers yard would be ideal and save a few bucks ,

 

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Thanks. Yep, that's the item that has broken out except for the top portion that says "Info." I looked at the fuse charts. Nothing stuck out as being the chime for that item... I see that the fuses generally do a LOT for each fuse so it seems that if I did find the one that controlled that chime that it would also control turn signals or a headlight...
 
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