How do I reset a Honda Insight oil light or service light?

The oil light on my Honda Insight keeps going on. How do I reset it or shut it off permanently?

Answer
The Honda Insight was ahead of its time in terms of fuel economy and styling. While it continues to get rave reviews and holds its retail value, it does have one annoyance: the oil light or service light on the dashboard layout.
This light continues to illuminate because it’s built into the computer system of your car. Using mileage as a gauge, the computer lights up these warnings to let you know that you are due for routine maintenance. If you don’t need maintenance or the light doesn’t shut off on its own, it can certainly get frustrating.
To turn off the light, follow these steps:
  • Turn the key to the on position
  • Press the Sel/Reset button until Remaining Oil Life appears on the dash
  • Press and hold the Sel/Reset button for 10 seconds
  • Scroll down and hit reset
If this doesn’t work, refer to your owner’s manual to reset it.
Even if you’re taking meticulous care of your Honda Insight, it never hurts to have great car insurance coverage to protect your asset. If you haven’t comparison shopped in a while, use the Jerry app to search up to 50 quotes from some of the top insurers in the industry.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 03, 2021
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