How do you reset the oil light on a Honda Accord?

After taking my Honda Accord LX into the shop for an oil change, I noticed that my oil light is on. How can I reset the oil light on my Honda Accord?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While you cannot reset the oil light on a
Honda Accord LX
, you can reset the oil life on the instrument cluster.
The oil light on the dashboard indicates an issue with the oil in the engine. In most cases, it means you don’t have any oil. But since you just had an oil change, you may have another problem, such as a leak in the system or low oil pressure. In any case, take your car to a mechanic immediately.
If you’re talking about your oil life, resetting this gauge is a simple process. 
Just follow these instructions:
  • Step 1: Turn the key to the on position.
  • Step 2: Once your instrument cluster comes on, find the trip button on the lower right side.
  • Step 3: Push it three or four times to select oil life.
  • Step 4: Press and hold the trip button for about 10 seconds. The oil life should start to flash.
  • Step 5: Release the trip button.
  • Step 6: Press and hold the trip button for about 5 seconds or until the oil life resets to 100%.
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