Wrench light is on and odometer shows negative mileage
This is a salvaged 2006 Honda without the handbook. I know the wrench light means that she needs an interval check or oil change but what does the negative mileage mean? When she pushes the button, the odometer will show the correct mileage for the car.
Re: wrench light is on and odometer shows negative...
The negative number means the car should have had it's oil changed that many miles ago. Oil life starts at 100% for new oil & counts down every 10%. At 15% the display will always show, which means it's near time to change the oil.
usersteve83, your oil may have been changed but the timer not reset. Reset the timer as shown...
1. Turn ignition to the "ON" position. (do not start engine)
2. Press SEL/RESET repeatedly until the oil life indicator is displayed.
3. Press & hold the SEL/RESET for about 10 seconds until it blinks then let go of the button.
4. Press the SEL/RESET again for about 5 seconds or until the oil life indicator resets to 100%.
Wrench = Maintenance Minder: Symbol letter & number...
Symbol A - Relace engine oil.
Symbol B - Replace engine oil & filter, Inspect front & rear brakes, Check parking brake adjustment, Visually inpest the tie rods, suspension components,driveshaft boots, brake hoses & line (including ABS), all fluid levels & their conditions, exhaust system, fuel lines & connections.
Symbol 1 - Rotate tires.
Symbol 2 - Replace air cleaner element (dusty conditions every 15K miles) & replace dust & pollen filter (behind glovebox) every 15K miles if mainly dusty or city driving.
Symbol 3 - Replace transmission fluid.
Symbol 4 - Replace spark plugs.
Symbol 5 - Replace engine coolant.
All above are taken from the 2006 Civic EX owner's manual.
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It means your car needs an oil change, based on mileage. If you take your car to get the oil changed, they can reset the light for you. If you want the light off now, try holding in the odometer reset button, with the key on but engine off, until little dashes appear then one by one dissapear. This procedure may need to be done either on the odometer total mileage or trip A mileage or trip B mileage.
Step 1: Have car off.
Step 2: Push and hold in trip reset button.
Step 3: While still holding button in, turn key to ON, but engine off. Wait for the little dashes to appear and disapear. If it doesn't work on the odometer setting. before turning key off, switch to Trip A setting. If the procedure doesn't work on the odometer setting or Trip A, try Trip B setting.
Step 4: Turn key off. Then start car. Maint. required light should be off.
This means that your vehicle requires service. Something is wrong. You can take it to Autozone and they will put it on their diagnostic machine for free. And tell you what is wrong. Usually nothing major. Just needs to be checked out. PLEASE RATE by checking one of the 4 thumbs ups! Thanks! Have a GREAT DAY!!!
It is illegal to reset the odometer (total mileage the car has travelled, which is now how the odometer is defined), but if you mean the trip meter:
To reset a trip meter, display it, and then press and hold the Select/Reset knob until the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’.
Hope this helps you.
IF YOUR SPEEDO IS WORKING THEN YOUR VSS IS OKAY, BAD VSS WILL STOP SPEEDO AND USALLY CAUSE HARD SHIFTING. NORMALLY ODO IS CONTROLLED BY SERVO MOTOR WHICH MAY HAVE WENT OUT. CHECK EBAY FOR REPAIR SERVICES OR SIMPLY GET A SALVAGE CLUSTER AND HAVE MILEAGE RESET
reset: turn ignition on...push odometer button till it displays mileage on car...not trip milage but actual mileage. Turn car off. Open driver's door, press and hold odometer button....turn ignition to on....hold odometer button for 10 seconds....odometer display will show -----,----,---,--,-,0000000....maintenance lights are reset...lights will come on every 7500 miles to remind you to change oil and check fluids etec....
put the key in the ignition (don't turn it) push the odometer reset button and hold it. turn the key to the on position (don't start the engine) and continue to hold the button until you see all the little hyphens go away. Now I know that works on toyota cars and i'm pretty sure it works with the newer hondas