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Here's an easy one. I can't view the odometer reading on my car. Tried the FCD button and the trip button, but can't get the total vehicle mileage to show up. Am I being stupid? (how's that for a setup?)
 

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Try this:

1) Press the FCD button until you see Trip 1 or Trip 2.
2) Then press the Trip button until you see your total mileage.

I think that should do it. It's a little confusing.

:)

James
 

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Tried that, no luck.

I pushed the FCD button to cycle through the options. Only see Trip A and the Trip Segment screens. No Trip B.
Should I hold the FCD and Trip buttons down concurrently?
 

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it was really confusing to me when i got my car. the way it works is there is trip a, b, and total odometer. the fcd button goes between whichever of those 3 you have selected, and the fcd reading. so first check to make sure you're out of fcd and on the a, b, or total screen, and THEN push the trip button until you cycle through to the total odometer.
 

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Nope, no luck yet

I think the key to this may be ... how do I get out of fcd mode? I'm pushing buttons like a crazy man, but no luck. Seems like it's either something really simple that I'm not understanding or something is broken.
 

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If you hit the FCD button once, you should be out of FCD mode. Then, you should either have your trip 1, trip 2, or overall odometer reading displayed.

And....if this does not work....hopefully you can drive to Honda and they should be able to tell you if there is something mechanically wrong or if you are pressing the wrong sequence of buttons.
 

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As you were already told, if you see Trip A then press the trip botton (the button in the instrument cluster on the lower right), until you see trip B. Then press it again to cycle to the odometer.

The FCD only cycles between its reading and Trip A or Trip B or the odometer. But the later 3 are only changed by pressing the trip button when they are displayed.
 

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Also when your in "FCD" mode the "<==>" graphic will be displayed on the MPG gauge.

Its a feature to easily monitor MPG for any "segment" of a desired "trip". I commonly use it daily. FYI trip A & B rollover at 1999 miles, just a couple of fill-up's. ;) :p

HTH! :)
 

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Odometer issue

Thank you all very much for your responses. I ended up pushing the FCD button and holding it which then resulted in clearing some things but I was able to get to Trip A and B. It doesn't seem terribly intuitive. I am taking the advice to go to the dealership. I'm going to get it looked at and generally tuned up.

This is just great having all of you to ask. I'm sure I'll have more questions. So thanks again.
 

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Let's try again.

The display can be one of two overall categories, "segment" or "whatever you select with the trip meter button." That's all.
 

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Re: Odometer issue

farmerdave said:
It doesn't seem terribly intuitive.
Really? It was very easy and straight forward to me. Maybe something has malfunctioned with it, so going to the dealership is probably a good idea.
 

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I agree that it's not very intuitive, but a little button pressing and/or manual reading should suffice to figure it out.

If I were designing it, I'd probably just have the FCD button (which is horribly named) and have it toggle between trip A, B, C (segment) and Odometer.

Having FCD and Trip button separate makes it fast to go between segment display and the other choices, but makes for a sloppy interface.
 

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Re: Odometer issue

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I am taking the advice to go to the dealership. I'm going to get it looked at and generally tuned up.
Hi Dave,

Be careful about going to the dealership. As stated earlier, they may know less than you. I have had difficulty with servicing at a couple of NH dealerships. PM me if you want details.

Chris
 

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Does pressing and holding the trip button do anything?

I am not sure my trip button works...

I was hoping holding it would reset my small trip?

Is this correct?

I know pressing and holding FCD resets the lmpg and maybe the odometer of the trip...

If all else fails I'll read the manual.
 

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I have figured out that I need to press the trip button very hard and it will cycle between tripA, trip B and the Odometer. Press and release the FCD button until the screen other than the <====> trip segment screen shows. Now press the trip button firmly and quickly and it should cycle to the screens other than the one that was showing. On more than one occasion I held the trip button down too long and reset the screen. But I think I now have it down. It must be that my trip button is getting tired and just not making a good contact. Hopefully this is your situation too.
 

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If Honda was thinking when they designed the trip/odometer button location they would have incorporated all the trips and odometer into just the FCD. It's an easier button to use and located in the right spot. There really is no need for separate trip button, as the FCD really is.
 

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worked it out

I found out my trip is not broken!

The trip button does not reset anything... only the FCD button does that. there seems to be 4 mpg averages for some reason.

1 in FCD display with <---> above it - I assume this is lmpg or My lmpg
2 in trip A and B
1 in odometer setting...

The owner said he had reset the FCD desplay mine says 79.8 with <---> above...
The one in the odometer says 62mpg, my two trips are 75 and 79mpg.

The honda garage dropped it from 81mpg to 79.4 driving it across town ~ 4 miles... B$%^&*ds ;-)
 
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