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2007 Maintenance MInder Dead?

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Old 01-14-2019, 10:06 AM
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Hi all, I've got an '07 2.4 and I am waiting for the maintenance minder to come on to perform basic maintenance but it hasn't come on in quite a while. Does this thing still work after 187k miles? I chained the air and cabin filter at 150k and am still waiting for mm2 to pop up.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:49 AM
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I forget exactly how, but there's a way to display the remaining oil life in %. Is that percentage number is decreasing as you drive?
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:23 AM
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You just press the trip until it displays the oil life 2 or 3 times depending what is currently displayed
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:11 PM
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Yes, that number is decreasing as I drive. It just seems like such a long time since I got the message to change the air or cabin filter or anything else other than the oil change.
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:46 PM
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You say "it seems like such a long time", but any idea exactly how long (miles, time) it's been? When you did the air filters, did you do an oil change then?
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:05 AM
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It will not tell you to do those filters separately, it will wait for the next oil change. Then it will display a number along with the A or B for oil change. Something like this, but check your owners manual for the actual list...
A = oil change (personally I wouldn't change the oil without changing the oil filter)
B = oil change with oil filter
B 1 = oil change with oil filter PLUS all the stuff listed under service #1 in the book
B 1 2 = everything from "B 1" plus the stuff from service #2.

Actually, if I remember from my kids' Civics, it's not in the "owners manual" but rather it's in the "warranty & maintenance" book or something like that.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by EXV6NIGHTHAWK View Post
You say "it seems like such a long time", but any idea exactly how long (miles, time) it's been? When you did the air filters, did you do an oil change then?
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It will not tell you to do those filters separately, it will wait for the next oil change. Then it will display a number along with the A or B for oil change. Something like this, but check your owners manual for the actual list...
A = oil change (personally I wouldn't change the oil without changing the oil filter)
B = oil change with oil filter
B 1 = oil change with oil filter PLUS all the stuff listed under service #1 in the book
B 1 2 = everything from "B 1" plus the stuff from service #2.

Actually, if I remember from my kids' Civics, it's not in the "owners manual" but rather it's in the "warranty & maintenance" book or something like that.
Thanks for the feedback. I changed both the cabin and air filter 37,000 miles ago, not the same as oil change.
I've been waiting for the correct code to pop up but nothing so far.
 
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:36 AM
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The maintenance minder only keeps track of mileage and driving habits (long trips, short trips, how many starts, etc). It doesn't actually measure anything related to the oil or filters. So if you change it when the minder doesn't tell you, it has no way of knowing that you changed it. It'll remind you on the interval that it is programmed, NOT based on when you last changed it because it doesn't know you changed it.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
The maintenance minder only keeps track of mileage and driving habits (long trips, short trips, how many starts, etc). It doesn't actually measure anything related to the oil or filters. So if you change it when the minder doesn't tell you, it has no way of knowing that you changed it. It'll remind you on the interval that it is programmed, NOT based on when you last changed it because it doesn't know you changed it.
Yes, I know but it has been over 37,000 miles and the filter codes have not come up. I just went ahead and changed them both. I was trying to wait until the minder popped up but I couldn't wait any longer than 37,000 miles, that just seems crazy.
 
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:38 PM
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Yeah, I'd probably do the same. At least take the filter out & look at it...
 
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