I'd love to know as well. I have a '04 Civic. I had the 15,000
maintenance done at Midas, the light went on around 18K. I took it to
Honda yesterday just in case it needed something else. The tech pushed
and held two buttons on the dash, one which seemed to be the
speedometer. The other was further under the steering wheel.
On my 2002 Honda Civic, the procedure is NOT listed in the owners manual.
Just the generic"take it in" speech.
I did an internet search and did trial and error based on several different
The method that seemed to work was 1) press and HOLD odometer reset PB and
2) Turn ignition to start. (start the vehicle).
I might have had to do this twice.
Occurred at ~ 32K miles, well after the 30K maintenance. Evidently the
milage trigger was not reset at that time.
Turning the key to the "run" position without starting was one of the trial
methods that didn't work for me.
Again, this was not covered in My owners manual, just take it in and have
them check it type stufff.
When the question can be answered much faster by calling a dealership or
looking the answer up in the Owners Manual or even doing a search of
previous topics covered in any newsgroup, it becomes seeing the same
question asked over and over again.
As a matter of fact the same question was asked at the start of this week,
the middle of last week, the end of the week before and so on since I've
been participating/lurking here.
It only takes a few minutes (or days) depending on which method a person
wants to employ to find the answer he (or she) is looking for.
It's not so much about manners as much as people here seem to CARE that
other Honda owners learn to be self-reliant, and to discover they can
actually -- gosh -- learn something on their own. What would you have done
before the Internet existed? (That's a serious question.)
Just for "fun" I got out my '04 Accord manual to see if I could find it. It
took a while; it's listed under Instruments and Controls/Gauges. I first
looked under the Maintenance heading, and it was not there.
The people who are showing "bad manners" here are venting their frustrations
at similar past inquiries... and effectively taking it out on you, the
latest victim. ;)
I found the answer to my own question here:
Thanks to everyone who has helped me with this answer, and not to all the
know-it-alls out there with the wise cracks who have a lot to say except to
answer the question.
Funny thing is, the "know-it-alls" with the "wise cracks" are usually the
more knowledgeable people who may now not help you with a serious problem in
the future. Polite or not, they are trying to guide you towards your FIRST
line of defense, the owners manual. SECOND line is reviewing the previously
covered topics, then if not found ask.
Now, they may have added you to their kill filters, so next time you're
here, up a creek with a serious problem, they will ignore you.
I have recently become one of the legion advising every driver to read the
owner's manual front to back. I've come across a couple posts (in other
groups) by people who may have damaged their car by doing what they didn't
know was wrong although the manual said it plainly. In Hondas, the timing
belt change interval and not shifting automatics forward/reverse while
rolling are good examples. RTFM or pay dearly.
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