How to Reset the Honda Civic Oil Light

Oil Light

Have you just had your oil changed, but see that your Honda Civic oil light is still on? That’s because it’s necessary to reset the oil light on a Honda Civic after each oil change. Our expert service technicians will always reset the oil light for you when you bring your Honda in for service. But if you find yourself in this situation because you’ve had your oil changed somewhere else in Mentor, don’t worry. We give step by step instructions below on how to reset the Honda Civic oil light.

How to Reset the Honda Civic Oil Light – Newer Models

The procedure to reset the oil light on a Honda Civic on new or late models differs from that of older models. It’s easy to learn how, and a lot of our Painesville customers have become experts at it. Follow these steps:

  1. Use the ignition button to turn on the car’s power without turning on the engine
  2. Press the Menu button (the button with the little “i” on it on the left side of the steering wheel) twice
  3. Press “Enter” and hold until you see the maintenance screen
  4. Scroll through the onscreen choices until you see the oil life option (usually “Item A”)
  5. Press and hold “Enter” until the oil life has reset to 100%

How to Reset the Honda Civic Oil Light – Older Models

The steps to reset the oil light on a Honda Civic that is older is actually easier than performing this task on a new one, which is a good thing. After all, even with a car that’s as reliable as a Honda Civic, you don’t want to be driving an older car around the Willoughby area without knowing whether it needs an oil change!

  1. Turn on the power without starting the engine
  2. Press and hold the “SEL/RESET” button until the oil life indicator starts to blink, then release.
  3. Press and hold the “SEL/RESET” button again until the indicator stops blinking and resets to 100%.

Let the Experts at Honda of Mentor Help

The easiest way to reset the oil light on a Honda Civic is to schedule an oil change with Honda of Mentor, and let us do it for you! We’re quick and affordable, whether you need an oil change, help with a tune up, or any other type of service on your vehicle. We’re conveniently located near Eastlake, so drop by or contact us today!


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