The oil life monitoring system in your 2009 Honda Civic is designed to alert you when it’s time to change the engine oil. Your car’s computer will keep track of how it is performing, mileage driven, and many other variables. To ensure your car runs efficiently, you should follow the manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals and reset the oil life when indicated. Here is how to reset the oil life in a 2009 Honda Civic:


    • Turn the ignition switch. Put the key in the ignition, turn it to the “On” position and wait for the dashboard to light up.
    • Press and hold both the trip odometer and the select/reset button. While both buttons are being pressed, turn the ignition switch off and then back on again.
    • Look at the message board. Release the buttons and look for the “Oil Life” message on the dashboard. If you do not see the message, try pressing the select/reset button one more time.
    • Turn the ignition switch off. This will reset the oil life monitoring system and make the “Oil Life” message disappear.

Following these steps should get the oil life monitoring system in your 2009 Honda Civic reset in no time. As always, be sure to read the owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for your car. Properly maintaining your vehicle will help ensure that it lasts for many years to come.

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