How to Reset the Oil Life on a 2008 Honda Accord

The 2008 Honda Accord requires regular oil changes to replenish the lubricants necessary to keep your engine functioning properly. To keep track of when you should change your oil, the car has an “oil life” indicator. This indicator needs to be reset after you change your oil in order to keep it accurate. Resetting the oil life isn’t difficult, but it’s important to follow the directions to ensure it’s reset correctly.


    • Set the key to the Engine On mode. Insert the key into the ignition and turn it all the way to the second position, but do not start the car.
    • Locate the Select/Reset button. The button is located to the left of the speedometer. Push and hold the button until the odometer resets.
    • Press and release the Select/Reset button. When the odometer reads “tripmeter A” press and release the Select/Reset button.
    • Press and release the Select/Reset button again. When the odometer reads “oil life” press and release the Select/Reset button.
    • Press and hold the Select/Reset button. When you see the oil life indicator 100 percent on the odometer, you can release the button.
    • Turn the ignition all the way off. Once your oil life has been reset, remove the key and the reset is complete.

Changing your oil regularly is the best way to keep your engine running smoothly and prevent costly repairs in the future. Resetting your oil life indicator is an important step in staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance and ensuring your engine continues to run smoothly for years to come.

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