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Hello, thank you for writing in. The trip reset button is located at the next to the readout. It is hard to see because they are black on black and hidden out of the way. Some models utilize the set...
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How do I use the trip odometers?
The trip odometers display the distance that you have traveled since the last trip odometer reset. They can be reset at any time to start a new trip distance. To access the trip odometers, press the Trip button on the...
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How do I use the trip odometers?
Your vehicle has two trip odometers, which tell you the distance you have traveled since the last reset. The vehicle displays one trip odometer at a time, directly below the standard odometer. To toggle between the two trip odometers, press...
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How do I reset the trip odometers?
The trip odometers are designed to be reset, so that you can track the exact distance of any trip or combination of trips. To reset a trip odometer, first press the Trip switch until the odometer you wish to reset...
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How do I reset the trip odometer?
Resetting the trip odometer is easy. First, press the TRIP ODOMETER button on the instrument panel until the trip odometer is displayed. Then, press and hold the TRIP ODOMETER button until the trip odometer is cleared, and returns to zero....
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How do I reset the trip odometer?
The trip odometer allows you to track the distance you have driven over a period of time. The trip odometer will track all of the miles that you drive until you reset it, at which point it will start over....
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How do I read the odometer?
The odometer is located on your instrument panel, between the speedometer and tachometer. The odometer tells you how many miles the vehicle has been driven in its life. You cannot reset the odometer.
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How do I read the odometer?
The odometer is located on the instrument panel, and displays how many miles your vehicle has traveled. The purpose of this feature is tell you the total miles your car has driven, so the odometer cannot be reset.
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