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Old 03-20-2007, 10:15 PM
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Default Accord 2003 -- resttting maintenance req'd Light

Hello Experts,

I am lost, I have only 30000km on my accord 2003. Yesterday the car kind of misfired only once (to me it seemed like a hickup in the fuelinjection system) and then this light "maintenance required" has turned on. The car is running just fine and I do notice any change in performance.
I have disconnected the battery for good 10 mins but the light is not resetting.

I do not want to burn money by going to the dealer to find out the error code.

Any expert opinions/ suggestions?

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Daud



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Old 03-20-2007, 10:49 PM
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okay so I copied this procedure....

1) Turn they key to the II position
2) Turn the key to the off position, and push and hold in the odometer reset button
3) Turn they key back to the II position, while still holding the button.
4) After about 10-15 seconds, the light should go off.

Referance : http://www.topix.net/forum/autos/hon...29N1H6VIUUB/p2
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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I know here in Lincoln, NE you can take your care to Advaced Auto Parts or soem other auto parts stores and they will do free trouble code scans. I know this doesn't really help you reset it but just in case there was another problem, you could check it out.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:23 PM
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The "maintenance required" lamp has nothing to do with error codes. It's just a reminder based on mileage.

To reset that lamp, sir_nasty has it a little bit wrong...
1 - With the car turned OFF, press & hold the odometer reset button.
2 - Continue holding it, turn the ignition switch ON
- - don't need to actually start the enigne, but the key has to be in the running (III) position.
3 - Continue holding it for another 20(?) seconds
4 - lamp will flash a few times & then shut off.

reference: having done this many times on my 1998 & 2003 Accords.

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Daud, you talk about km, so you're not in USA. Labeling of the engine warning lamps might be different...
Malfunction lamp (labeled 'check engine' in USA) indicates that some error has occurred & there's a code stored by the computer.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:30 PM
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Thanks Everyone - I really appreciate your time and effort...

I am going to try and reset the "Maint reqrd' light but before I do will have some more info that I want to present and solicit your expert opinion.

The can manual sugests that the Maint Reqd light staying on may mean some malfunctioning in the Emission system and may result in increased fuel consumption.

My highway fuel consumption has increased by 20% (the car is giving me 26 mpg instead of usual 33mpg) . This weekend I made a made a trip from Ottawa to Toronto (250 miles / 400 Km one way) and checked the fuel consumption (All highway).

I have noticedconsidrable loss of engine power as well when I overtake cars or try to accelerate.

Any suggestions before I reset the light?

Thansk
Daud


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Old 03-27-2007, 01:02 AM
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OK, Ottowa & Toronto. Now we know you're in Canada, not Singapore or ??

Canadian Hondas are virtually the same as US. I'm pretty sure that the discussion about malfunctioning emmissions system is talking about the check-engine lamp. That's completely separate from the maint.req. lamp.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:52 AM
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Thanks All

Yes I am in Canada... the snow capital....

I have reset my Maint req. light exactly the way JimBlakesuggested..

You guys havebeen veryhelpful..If youwere in town I would buy you folks drinks...not beer...

Daud

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