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Oil Life Meter (reset)

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Old 12-24-2018, 12:42 PM
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Oil Life Meter (reset)

Hi,

How do I reset the oil life meter/gauge?
(to 100%)
THnks, J
 
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It's in the manual and if it's confusing I think you hold it for 10 seconds, release and then hold in again for some period of time.
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Brain Champagne View Post
It's in the manual and if it's confusing I think you hold it for 10 seconds, release and then hold in again for some period of time.
What he said but you have to turn the ignition key to the #2 position = run (#1 = accessories-only & #3 = engage starter) and you'll see all of the little warning lights turn on.
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:24 AM
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Thanks!

I wish I had a manual...... I don't have a manual.....

If you don't mind...... Can you just spell it out for me here?

So Key goes to "RUN" position......(don't start vehicle)
Press Dial indicator/button for like 10 seconds.......
After that Start vehicle
Dash lights come on(typical at start up)

If you need to clarify??? Do I got this correct?
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:09 PM
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You can probably download the owners manual from the honda.com website in the owners area

Key in run position or start the engine
push tripmeter button until oil life is showing
push and hold trip button in until oil life display is flashing (approx 10 seconds)
release trip button then immediately push and hold trip button again until oil life shows 100% (approx 10 seconds)
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by justus View Post
Thanks!

I wish I had a manual...... I don't have a manual.....

If you don't mind...... Can you just spell it out for me here?

So Key goes to "RUN" position......(don't start vehicle)
Press Dial indicator/button for like 10 seconds.......
After that Start vehicle /// NO ///
Leave the key in the #2 / Run position without starting the engine for whole process. After the first 10 seconds, the "% Oil Life" will start to blink. Let off the button for a second or two then press and hold until the "%" jumps back to 100%.

Turn the key off. It should be at 100% when you start up the engine the next time.
 
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Great! thanks! That is pretty clear and straightforward.... THanks for responding again...
 
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:02 PM
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there was a youtube vid I followed, when I did my 1st reset. it was darn helpful
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:39 PM
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Glad I changed the oil.......

Oil life said 60%...... It didn't dump out like 60%.....life oil..

I think someone prior to the purchase .... reset the meter without changing the oil.....


Does anyone know???? What in miles???? is the oil life expectancey?
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:46 AM
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The maintenance minder on Hondas is "smart." It tracks multiple variables including engine revolutions, time at operating temperature and more to determine the oil change interval appropriate for your driving pattern. It's not magic however. If it has been reset without the service being done, it has no way of knowing. It also doesn't check oil level.

Mine has varied between 5K and 10K depending on my commute (or lack of) over the past 10 years.

It's counter-intuitive but light use, short trips where it doesn't get to operating temperature is actually severe service. Combustion byproducts don't get boiled out of the oil because it never gets hot enough. These combine to create corrosives which accelerate engine wear. In these conditions more frequent oil changes are desirable. The maintenance minder allows for this; I've read where it has called for oil changes in less than 4,000 miles for some drivers.

Other maintenance items seem more mileage related as flagged on the MM:
  • The MM calls for a transmission fluid change the first time around 60K, and then about every 30K. Use only Honda transmission fluid (it's magically delicious).
  • Coolant, valve adjustment, plugs are about 105K. Use Honda coolant (magical properties as well). Honda does have a serious problem on the plugs not being torqued correctly from the factory. When I changed mine, one had blow-by as indicated by discoloration on the coil pack. This is troubling and a pain to check. At least one person here had a plug ejected and damaged threads.
  • Engine and cabin filters seem to be around 30K. I replace the cabin filter yearly though (it starts to smell after pollen season in the south). More frequent engine filter changes are only advisable if you drive a lot of dirt roads.
  • Waiting for it to flag tire rotation can be too long intervals. I'd rotate whenever you feel like it.
The MM does not call out brake fluid flushing, but the manual mentions doing this every 3 years. Use Honda DOT3 (more magic).
Brake pads and shoes are entirely personal. The front pads should have audible wear indicators if they're from the factory or OE style. The noise these make is not obviously from the brakes, a weird metal-on-metal wisp at first.

Check Honda's owners website. I think you can register by VIN and it will give access to the owner's manual.
 

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INteresting, that is good to know......

Yes, Chronic short trips are bad on a vehicle....


Is there any other way to get a manual......(pdf?)
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:56 PM
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My oil meter varied between 8k-9k miles with my current commute and over 10k when I was doing more highway.

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Is there any other way to get a manual......(pdf?)
There is a PDF version of the Service Manual on here somewhere.

If you want a hard copy of the Owners Manual I have one for an 09.
 
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by justus View Post

Is there any other way to get a manual......(pdf?)
You didn't even bother to find exactly that on the HONDA.COM website ffs

Owners Manual for | 2009 Honda Fit | Honda Owners
 
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:03 PM
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sorry im late to the party.....not sure if you saw the other thread with this link yet....

Originally Posted by ardvark2175 View Post
Put a digital Factory Shop Manual up on Google Drive. Link to Dowload Below
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zU...n32DkdW6LwTSzV
Please share
starting with page 3-4 has maintenance minder specific info
 
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