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Old 21 Apr 2010, 02:46 pm
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Default How do I get the oil life percentage to reset on my Honda Odyssey?

My husband changes my oil, and usually after he changes it, he just holds the button down that's on my dash thingy and then it will blink and reset itself back to 100%. However, he changed it a week or two ago and he hasn't been able to reset it. It will do the blinking, but it still says I'm 400 something miles overdue for my oil change and shows that little wrench. It's rather annoying. Is there some other way to reset it?

Okay, once it started to blink, he just let go. I'll go try pressing it, letting it go when it blinks, and then pressing again and see if it works.

Yay! Thank you, Mr. Honda Guy. That worked. Silly hubs of mine forgot one little step.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 03:01 pm
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edit: Seriously, go w/ Honda guy's answer. The hubs just forgot how to do it coerectly.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 03:16 pm
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You can reset the light by cycling the button that changes the display so that the remaining oil life is displayed. Then hold the button that changes the display down (pressed in). the remaining life should start to blink. release the button then press it in and hold the button in for about 30 seconds and the remaining life should reset to 100%. if that doesn't work, then just hold the reset button in when it starts to blink (don't release it and re-press). One of the two ways should work.

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Old 21 Apr 2010, 03:31 pm
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As per the owner manual, "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 select/reset knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator is displayed.

3. Press the select/reset knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and maintenance item code(s) will blink.

4. Press the select/reset knob for another 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to "100."
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