For those who need more help a youtube video should be posted in another thread.
Resetting the Oil Life Monitoring System
Resetting the Oil Life Monitoring
Note:Reset the oil life monitoring only after
an oil change.
1. Turn the ignition key to the on position.
Do not start the engine. For vehicles
with push-button start, press and hold
the start button for two seconds
without pressing the brake pedal. Do
not attempt to start the engine.
2. Press both the accelerator and brake
pedals at the same time.
3. Keep both pedals fully pressed.
4. After three seconds, the Service: Oil
reset in prog. message will be
5. After 25 seconds, the Service: Oil reset
complete message will be displayed.
6. Release both the accelerator and brake
7. The Service: Oil reset complete
message will no longer be displayed.
8. Rotate the key to the off position. For
vehicles with push-button start, press
the start button to turn the vehicle off
Did my second oil change on my 2.0 and put in full synthetic.
Only tip I can add is when the shield is put back.
Leave the screws a little loose in case you have to move it to line up one of the other screw holes. Then go back and give a final tighten.
Good write up and thanks to all. I enjoy doing my own oil changes for one main reason. It forces me to get under the car and give the whole underside a visual inspection. You would be surprised at what you may discover. For example, during my last oil change I noticed my heat sheild had been damaged/torn and was hanging down. I was able to repair it.
And since I change my oil much more fequently than the 7500 miles on all my cars I was able to notice my wifes Honda had fluid running down the length of the underbody due to a leaking timing belt cover(a Honda TSB I found out, covered under warrenty).
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