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Old 25 Oct 2011, 03:01 pm
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Default How to reset the Honda Maintenance Minder?

I have a 2008 Honda Civic EX















I just had my car in to have the oil changed and everything, but now the Maintenance Minder (The light saying you should take your car in for a routine check of fluids and everything) just came on. I obviously don't need to take it back in.































So how do I turn off/ reset the maintenance minder light?
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 03:46 pm
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Disconnect your battery for about 10-15 seconds and it will reset all codes on your ecu. If problems are occurring then the light will come back on after the drive cycle completes.
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 04:01 pm
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If maintenance service is done by someone other than your dealer, reset the maintenance minder as follows:















1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.















2. Press the SEL/RESET button repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator is displayed.















3. Press the SEL/RESET button for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) will blink.















4. Press the SEL/RESET button for more than 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ??100.??
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 04:16 pm
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do not disconnect your battery, as it will reset your radio, and you willl have to enter your radio code to get it back on, and that can be a pain in the butt if the car was purchased new.































im not sure if its the same as the 08 civic si, but im assuming it is, and to reset it in my 08 civic si, the directions are as follows;































turn the key to the II position. (accII)















press & hold Sel/reset button for 10 seconds until it blinks. (release when it blinks)















Press & hold it again for another 5 seconds. and oil life will be at 100%.































i think your supposed to turn the radio off while you do it too.















All this info is in the manual however, if your like me, you dont have a manual cause you got the car used.































oh and for future reference, anything you want to know about your car, or may be interested in doing, check out 8thcivic.com, its a forum devoted solely to 8th gen civics (06-11) hit me up on there, my username on 8thcivic.com is killswitch21































oh on a side note, just something cool that can be done, and it can be found on that website, you can set your car to where it will unlock, just the driver door when the car is shut off, or you can set it up to unlcok all the doors when the car is shut off( remoal of key) which was very convient since mine WAS set to only unlock the diver door upon removal of the key (if the ex handle is the same as the si, im sure your used to people not being able to figure out how to unlock the door
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