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Old 01 Dec 2007, 04:56 pm
r3kriese@wmich.edu
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Default Check engine light for 98 Honda Civic

Does anyone know the key sequence to turn off my check engine light
for my 98 Civic? When I bought the car it did not come wth the owners
manual. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 06:46 pm
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r3kriese@wmich.edu wrote in news:92657c6e-6115-44c9-9412-
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> Does anyone know the key sequence to turn off my check engine light
> for my 98 Civic? When I bought the car it did not come wth the owners
> manual. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
>


you need an OBD-II scan tool to clear it.
That way,you read whatever code it set and can address the problem the CEL
is indicating.

Autozone will read the codes for free.Don't know if they will clear the
CEL,though;they didn't on my Nissan SpecV.

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Old 01 Dec 2007, 08:40 pm
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Default Re: Check engine light for 98 Honda Civic

r3kriese@wmich.edu wrote:
> Does anyone know the key sequence to turn off my check engine light
> for my 98 Civic? When I bought the car it did not come wth the owners
> manual. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!


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Make sure the person who reads the code WRITES IT DOWN before clearing it.

Your owner's manual is online here:
https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/...01_OMANUAL.asp

'Curly'
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Old 02 Dec 2007, 10:26 am
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r3kriese@wmich.edu wrote in news:92657c6e-6115-44c9-9412-
647f9dec77ef@e25g2000prg.googlegroups.com:

> Does anyone know the key sequence to turn off my check engine light
> for my 98 Civic? When I bought the car it did not come wth the owners
> manual. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!




Pull the Backup (or Backup/Hazard) fuse for 30 seconds. It's in the under-
hood fuse box.

BUT...RECORD THE ERROR CODES FIRST!!! They are telling you something.

Since you need a scan tool to read the codes, and since a scan tool can
also clear the codes, and since AutoZone and PartSource will read the codes
for free, you might be better off to go that route.

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Old 08 Dec 2007, 11:57 am
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r3kriese@wmich.edu 提到:
> Does anyone know the key sequence to turn off my check engine light
> for my 98 Civic? When I bought the car it did not come wth the owners
> manual. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!


Check engine light tells you something wrong with the engine, you
normally don't just turn it off, you send car to the garage to fix the
problem.

There is no easy way to turn off check engine light (this is not the
engine maintenance light), there are two ways to turn it off.

1) As Tegger said, work with fuse box.
2) Disconnect one of the battery cables (suggest negative cable) for a
few minutes then reconnect.

For the 2) method, you need re-enter the audio code to activate the car
radio.

Both methods just clear the computer's memory, so if your engine does
have a problem, the check engine light will come back.
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