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Oil Reset Procedure: Acura TL 1995-2014

Oil Reset Procedure Acura TL 1995-2014

Acura TL Oil Reset Procedure for 1995 to 2014


Easy to follow procedure for Acura TL oil reset for the year, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014.


For 1995-2003

  1. Insert key into slot in instrument panel. Lamp will reset.
  2. With ignition off, press and hold “SELECT” and “RESET” buttons on dash and turn ignition to the “ON” position.
  3. Continue to hold until lamp resets.


For 2004-2006

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the position 2
  2. If you look down on the right of instrument cluster there you’ll have a SELECT/RESET and INFO button. So you need to press the INFO button till you get the OIL LIFE or Service minder screen.
  3. After that you’re going to press and hold the SELECT/RESET button for about 10 to 15 seconds and it’ll pop up a little message with reset or cancel option. So you just press SELECT/RESET button to reset it.


For 2007-2008

  1. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine. This Acura has a START button so just hit the start button twice without you put on the brake.
  2. Go to the OIL LIFE or Service minder screen.
  3. Keep pressing the ▲ UP button until you get your oil life or Service minder screen.
  4. Hold down the SEL/RESET button.
  5. Then press the SEL/RESET button and hold it down for just over ten seconds or until you run into the Reset menu.
  6. Select RESET.
  7. After that hit the ▲ UP button to highlight the RESET area and then hit the SEL/RESET button to confirm it.


For 2009-2014

  1. With your foot off the brake, simply hit the START button twice and that simulates position two.
  2. Then what you do is just press to the SEL/RESET button until you get your actual OIL LIFE.
  3. Once you get there you hold the SEL/RESET button down and after 10 seconds you’re going to see a menu pop up where you can reset or cancel.
  4. To reset it, you go highlight the RESET option by using the ▲ up button and hit the SEL/RESET button to confirm.




The 2014 Acura TL isn’t as luxurious as some of its German or even American competitors in the traditional sense. However, in SH-AWD all-wheel-drive form, it’s a compelling sedan with an athletic driving feel and a spacious and comfortable interior. It’s also a lame duck: the Acura TL will be replaced by a new sedan, the Acura TLX, for the 2015 model year.

With its unmistakable and contentious metallic beak, the TL has a robotic appearance. That cosmetic feature was toned down in 2012, making it more mainstream, while the interior remains as appealing as any. It’s put together intuitively, with flowing arcs and circles that feel a little like art without sacrificing ergonomics. There are a few too many buttons, as there are in so many Acuras today, but we like everything else about it. The interior details don’t feel European or overwrought, and the twin-cockpit design doesn’t take up too much space for the passengers.

Acura sells two TL models, each with a distinct personality. The base model has front-wheel drive, quick acceleration, comfortable and predictable handling, and a well-composed ride. The TL gets a more eager 3.7-liter V-6, 305 hp, and all-wheel drive with the ability to modulate power front to back, giving it a more nimble feel in its tarter SH-AWD edition. This model also has a manual transmission.

The TL is descended from the Honda Accord, and there’s no shame in that. Not with the TL providing significantly more space than some of its compact luxury-sedan competitors. The TL isn’t lavishly equipped, but it has plenty of space, excellent long-distance front seats, and an adult-sized rear seat that can accommodate three passengers in medium-distance situations. The only real letdown is the small, 13.1 cubic-foot trunk.

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