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2009 Honda Civic Question: Oil (life) change indicator & Engine Maintenance light

 

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, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Bellevue, WA, November 09, 2009, 14:13
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New car - I want to change my own oil. I assume the engine maintenance light comes on when the oil life indicator get to 90 or 100%.
Ques.; 1. How do I reset the oil life indicator to 0? 2. How do I reset the Engine Maintenance Light (i.e., turn off)? 3. What is the torque for the oil drain plug? 4. What is the best source to get a Honda Civic Shop Manual for the 2009 Honda?

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    November 10, 2009, 04:50
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    The maintenance minder system actually works the other way starting at 100% and moving backwards. A little wrench shows up on the dash when it reaches 15%. To reset the light you push and hold the reset button on the left side of the dash. Once the display starts to blink then you release the button and press and hold it again until it resets back to 100%. The torque on the drain plug is 29ft lbs. The best source to get a manual is Helm. They make the manuals that the dealer uses.

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    , June 11, 2010, 11:39
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    THANK YOU RDUDE 135 GOING TO A SIMILIAR SITUATION THE LITTLE RENCH LIGHT COMES ON I AM AT 15% TAKING TO MECHANIC FOR 1ST OIL CHANGE I AM AT CLOSE TO 4000.MILES THANKS MELJES2

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    Visitor, July 03, 2010, 08:36

    1- You just have to hold down the reset button (the same one for the odometer) for a really long time. Like a solid minute.

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    May 21, 2015, 10:48
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    me and the other techs at my shop use this site for reset procedures

    http://carhowto.com/how-to-reset-oil-change-reminder-light-on-volkswagen-jetta/

    they have a mobile app to for all your auto techs out there, hope it helps!

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