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#7 of 16 Location of maintenance warning light reset button
Mar 08, 2007 (5:41 pm)
Source: Civic Hybrid Owners Manual
For the first 8,000 miles (12,800km) after the Maintenance Required Indicator is reset, it will come on for two seconds when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
Between 8,000 miles (12,800km) and 10,000 miles (16,000km) this indicator will light for two seconds when you first turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and then flash for ten seconds.
If you exceed 10,000 miles (16,000km) without having the scheduled maintenance performed, this indicator will remain on as a constant reminder.
Your dealer will reset this indicator after completing the scheduled maintenance. If this maintenance is done by someone other than your Honda dealer, reset the indicator as follows:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Press and hold the select/reset button on the instrument panel, then turn the ignition switch ON (II).
3. Hold the button until the indicator resets (approximately ten seconds).
The following is NOT in the Civic Hybrid Owners Manual:
NOTE: The select/reset button is the one you use to view the Main/A/B odometers. It is located below and to the right of the speedometer. Also, if you look at the ignition switch you will notice the three positions are marked I, II and III. If you start the car while performing this procedure you turned the key too far. Turn the engine OFF and try again stopping at position II. Hold the select/reset button long enough and you will be rewarded by the light going out.
Alternatively, a small piece of black electrical tape may be used to cover the indicator light. (Just kidding).
#8 of 16 Re: Location of maintenance warning light reset button [marc19]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:15 pm)
Thanks for the Hint. Its been bugging since my last oil change by the dealer after he charged my $42.00 for the oil & Filter change. I was so MAD I couldn't stop thinking about it. I am now going to do the next oil change myself and was again wondering How to turn off that indicator light. I had hoped it was something similiar to the Odyssey procedure, but I thinks its a bit different. Thanks again.
Kevin In CT
2006 Civic Hybrid #2
2003 Civic Hybrid #1 Sold in 2003 with 50K miles for $13K
#9 of 16 Current Fuel Mileage display stopped working
Jul 11, 2008 (10:08 pm)
I brought my Honda civic 2003 hybrid to MIDAS for oil change/front break pads change and since then the current fuel mileage display stopped working.
Reading the manual you can supposedly turn it on/off by pressing the reset button 10 seconds with the key on position "II", which is also how they did turn off the maintenance light. Unfortunately they tried everything to turned it back on but the instant fuel mileage indicator refuses to show up.
Any suggestion? This indicator is really useful to save gas.
#11 of 16 Civic Hybrid- Rattling noise under dash board?
Jun 13, 2008 (1:37 pm)
Every since I purchased my 2003 Civic Hybrid in 2006 I have heard this annoying rattling sound under the dash. It sounds like it's coming from near the passenger air bag. It is usually at speeds between 5 and 35 mph and worse on certain surfaces. I read about other Honda models having rattling noises, but does anyone else have a similar problem with their Civic Hybrid? I am wondering if just my bad luck or if it's a defect with the hybrid. (like the bad transmissions!).
I should mention, I've taken it to the dealership a few times about it and they either "can't reproduce the sound" or want to charge a bunch of money to just find out what it is.
Also, I've taken everything out of the glove box and tightened screws and bolts in the door and anywhere around there that i can find. So I know it's nothing of mine rattling around. (that's another thing they tried to tell me is the cause of the noise.)
#12 of 16 Re: Current Fuel Mileage display stopped working [ctesti]
Oct 13, 2008 (6:29 am)
I have the same issue with the instant fuel mileage indicator. Did you ever heard back and find a solution?
#13 of 16 Re: Civic Hybrid- Rattling noise under dash board? [irisheyes785]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:33 am)
I had a similar noise that started at 18mph and stopped at 25mph and would come on when braking down near 5 mph.
It is in the shop now and Honda says it in the "ABS control" and they should be able to fix it?
But they heard it! It was not an auditory hallucination on my part.
#14 of 16 Check Fuel Cap message flashes
Jan 20, 2009 (9:24 pm)
I am getting a message "Check Fuel Cap". I checked the cap and it was tightly shut. Thoughts on this message?
#15 of 16 Re: Check Fuel Cap message flashes [whitehch]
by pf_flyer HOST
Jan 21, 2009 (6:13 am)
By checking the cap I assume you made sure it was turned enough to seal it. With the light still on youmay simply need to replace the gas cap as it apparently is not sealing properly. That's the simplest and cheapest explanation and that's where I'd start.
#16 of 16 Re: Check Fuel Cap message flashes [pf_flyer]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:44 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I may follow that path. This morning, I started the car and the sign did not come up. So it must have been a temporary unseating of the cap! I can't imagine how that can happen though!