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2012 Honda Insight Maintenance Light Reset & Fluids

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2012 Honda Insight

When the maintenance wrench comes on or the vehicle has received an oil and filter change the maintenance minder system will need to be reset.  Here are the instructions:

1) Turn the ignition to run (one click before starting the engine).

2) Press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator % is shown.

3) Press and hold the SEL/RESET on the steering wheel for more than 10 seconds.  The remaining oil life % will be shown on the display.

4) Select RESET by pressing the up/down arrow buttons and then press the SEL/RESET button to reset.  The oil life indicator % will change to 100%.

When servicing this vehicle it might be a good idea to understand the types of fluids Honda recommends

  1. Engine Oil – OW20 (3.2L including oil filter)

  2. Coolant – Honda Long Life Antifreeze/ Coolant Type 2

  3. CVT Transmission – Honda CVTF

  4. Brake Fluid – Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid Dot 3

With this information you should be well equipped to service the 2012 Honda Insight!

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