May 29, 2007

Resetting The Oil Life Reminder

As I mentioned in my first maintenance post, the dealer had forgot to reset the oil life reminder in the dash. So I finally remembered when I got in the car today and reset the reminder myself. The procedure is actually in your owners manual, but here's the quick and dirty of what you need to do:

  • Press the trip meter select/reset pin until you the oil life reminder is displayed

  • Press and hold the select/reset pin down for approximately 10 seconds until the oil life reminder is blinking

  • Press and hold the select/reset pin down for another 5 seconds or so until the oil life reminder is reset to 100%

And that's it. It's that easy. This will be good news for people who change their own oil, or does not wait until the reminder tells them to before changing the oil and filter.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just did my second oil change in my 2007 Fit and didn't know how to reset the oil life meter! Thanks so much!

-Brandi in NC

John said...

Great instructions! You wouldn't believe some of the suggestions I read to fix such a minor problem but these directions are perfect. Thanks.

-John Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

My wife got her oil changed but they didn't reset her gauge for her. Now it is blinking on its own and says -219. I tried your instructions anyway and it won't reset. Any ideas?