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Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:49 PM
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For the past couple weeks the Malfuction Indicator Lamp keeps appearing in my Honda 2003 Accord EX Coupe. The light appears when driving then randomly turns off a couple days later. Then it reappears. I read the manually and it said to tighten the gas cap, and i always do so that cant be the problem. It also said in the manual that it can reduce the fuel i use. And i have noticed that. In the past i would be able to get 150 miles easy on half a tank and now it only gets to about 130.

What is the problem and is it something i can fix myself?
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:51 PM
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By "malfunction idicator lamp" do you mean the "Check Engine" light? or do you mean "Maintenance Required" light? They have two very different meanings.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:55 PM
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It is not the Maint Red'D. The icon looks like a pic of an engine. It is to the left of the battery icon.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:07 PM
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Go to an AutoZone-type place where they'll plug in their reader & read the error code. It could be any ofdozens ofthings.

Get the actual code number (P0123) not just the guy's description of the problem.
 
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ORIGINAL: JimBlake

Go to an AutoZone-type place where they'll plug in their reader & read the error code. It could be any ofdozens ofthings.

Get the actual code number (P0123) not just the guy's description of the problem.
x2
 
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x2
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:22 PM
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Calm down. I'm simply reiterating the fact that the code needs to be read at AutoZone. that way the original poster sees it is recommended by more than one person
 
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LOL .... maybe so, but I write more than "x2"
 
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calm down........
 

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