How do I reset the oil change light on a Honda Accord?

I just took my Honda Accord to the shop for an oil change. On my way home, I noticed that the oil change light was still on—I know that shouldn’t be the case. How can I reset the oil change light on a Honda Accord?

Answer
When your oil change light remains on after getting your car serviced, it’s of course a cause for concern. In all likelihood, the mechanic simply forgot to reset it, but doing it on your own is easy.
To reset the oil change light on a Honda Accord, follow these steps:
  • Turn the key to the on/accessories position (i.e., turn it to II in the ignition).
  • By doing so, you should not start the engine.
  • Next, locate the trip button, also known as the trip odometer button, which is on the right-hand side of the instrument cluster.
  • Press the trip button until you see oil life at the bottom of the display.
  • Press and hold the trip button until the oil life starts to flash. Then, release the button.
  • Press and hold the trip button again until the oil life reads 100%.
On some newer models of the Accord, you can also use the steering wheel to reset the oil light. Use the steering wheel buttons to select vehicle maintenance, oil life, and reset.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Dec 28, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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