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Odometer reading without the ignition key?
Here's the dilemma.
Pull in to a service station to fill up. Open door. Ding Ding Ding (left key in the ignition). Pull the key, and the lever for the filler flap. Fill up. Walk round to get wallet from jacket pocket, remove fuel card... wait for it... need the mileage for the fuel card company.... Damn. Forgot...
Put key in the ignition, turn to position II to get the display to come on... damn! shows driver's door open. Get in, close drivers door... watch as station staff think you're about to drive off without paying... wait for display to recover and show you the mileage... remove key... get out... lock and pay...
On my previous car (VW) you simply pressed the trip reset button briefly and that brought up the mileage for a few seconds without the key.
Can't see anything in the Civic owner's manual - any clues how I can get the mileage without having to use the key?