Q: I have elapsed time on my display, I want distance to empty how do I change it back?

asked by on November 11, 2017

I took my car in for an oil change. The mechanic must have pushed some button and changed my display from distance to empty to elapsed time. I just want to change it back and don’t know how.

My car has 135 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

All you need to do is keep hitting the reset button until the display you want is displayed.

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