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Old 26 Jan 2007, 03:38 pm
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Default Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
them reset the light?

I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much hope.

It's a 2002 RSX base.
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 04:09 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:

> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
> them reset the light?
>
> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much hope.
>
> It's a 2002 RSX base.


Uh... never mind. Disconnected the battery for a few minutes, the light
was off when I restarted it. As long as the gas cap was all it was...
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 08:10 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

Yoda wrote:
> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>
>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>> them reset the light?
>>
>> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much hope.
>>
>> It's a 2002 RSX base.

>
> Uh... never mind. Disconnected the battery for a few minutes, the light
> was off when I restarted it. As long as the gas cap was all it was...


================================

Three 'trips' normally corrects it. Trip = fully warmed up engine, then
shut off. This is in the Honda (owner's) manuals . . Maybe different for
Integra?

'Curly'
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 08:55 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in news:12rlcqonb1hav58
@corp.supernews.com:

> Yoda wrote:
>> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>>
>>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>>> them reset the light?
>>>
>>> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much hope.
>>>
>>> It's a 2002 RSX base.

>>
>> Uh... never mind. Disconnected the battery for a few minutes, the light
>> was off when I restarted it. As long as the gas cap was all it was...

>
> ================================
>
> Three 'trips' normally corrects it. Trip = fully warmed up engine, then
> shut off. This is in the Honda (owner's) manuals . . Maybe different for
> Integra?
>




Same with the 'Teg/RSX.

Disconnecting the battery's OK so long as you don't have to get the car
smogged for the next month or so. And so long as you've got your radio's
anti-theft code.


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Old 26 Jan 2007, 09:03 pm
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Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2007012616091916807-yoda@Dagobahnet:

> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>
>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>> them reset the light?




Sure is. Shoulda asked here first.



>>
>> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much hope.
>>
>> It's a 2002 RSX base.




Love the RSX's styling. I liked it way better than the '94-'01 'Teg.
Actually the only other ones I liked were the second gen '90-'93's (hey, I
bought one new, so...).



>
> Uh... never mind. Disconnected the battery for a few minutes, the light
> was off when I restarted it. As long as the gas cap was all it was...




....and you'll never know now. Too bad.

AutoZone in the US and PartSource in Canada will allow you to read OBD-II
error codes for the magic price of "free".

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Old 26 Jan 2007, 10:56 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
news:Xns98C4DFFE1D7FDtegger@207.14.116.130:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
> news:2007012616091916807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>>
>>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>>> them reset the light?

>
>
>
> Sure is. Shoulda asked here first.
>
>
>
>>>
>>> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much
>>> hope.
>>>
>>> It's a 2002 RSX base.

>
>
>
> Love the RSX's styling. I liked it way better than the '94-'01 'Teg.
> Actually the only other ones I liked were the second gen '90-'93's
> (hey, I bought one new, so...).
>
>


IMO,the RSX is ugly.I don't like that "overinflated" look the new cars
have.

I'd put the 93 Integra first(but without the icky auto seatbelts),then the
94-01,wouldn't even consider the RSX. Of course,I wish they still made the
last model Prelude.too.
But with LED taillights,CHMSL,and amber rear LED turn signals. 8-)

I see the new Civic has LED taillights.

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Old 27 Jan 2007, 07:17 am
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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>
> AutoZone in the US and PartSource in Canada will allow you to read OBD-II
> error codes for the magic price of "free".
>


Ditto the US chain of Schucks/Checker/Kragen. According to a radio
commercial I heard a couple days ago, Aamco (the transmission repair chain)
seems to be reading and clearing codes gratis now. I wouldn't recommend them
for any diagnoses or repairs, though. :-(

Mike


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Old 27 Jan 2007, 07:40 am
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Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in
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>
> I'd put the 93 Integra first(but without the icky auto seatbelts)




Canada never got those (snicker). We got normal belts.


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Old 27 Jan 2007, 12:50 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

On 2007-01-26 21:03:07 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2007012616091916807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>>
>>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>>> them reset the light?

>
>
>
> Sure is. Shoulda asked here first.
>


I did. And then did some basic, simple, safe experimentation, and it
fixed it without a trip anywhere. Yay! Although now I know about
autoshack's free service.

Styling/fashion discussion snipped and ignored. I still like my rsx,
but if one is going to get into comparing it with other cars, there's
lots of better (and worse) options out there, appearance wise.

>

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Old 27 Jan 2007, 12:51 pm
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Default Re: Doh! Didn't tighten gas cap all the way, engine light came on...

On 2007-01-26 22:56:03 -0600, Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> said:

> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
> news:Xns98C4DFFE1D7FDtegger@207.14.116.130:
>
>> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
>> news:2007012616091916807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>>
>>> On 2007-01-26 15:38:26 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>>>
>>>> Oh nuts. Is there any way to avoid a trip to the dealer just to have
>>>> them reset the light?

>>
>>
>>
>> Sure is. Shoulda asked here first.
>>
>>
>>
>>>>
>>>> I know, I've read tegger's faq, doesn't sound like there's much
>>>> hope.
>>>>
>>>> It's a 2002 RSX base.

>>
>>
>>
>> Love the RSX's styling. I liked it way better than the '94-'01 'Teg.
>> Actually the only other ones I liked were the second gen '90-'93's
>> (hey, I bought one new, so...).
>>
>>

>
> IMO,the RSX is ugly.I don't like that "overinflated" look the new cars
> have.
>
> I'd put the 93 Integra first(but without the icky auto seatbelts),then the
> 94-01,wouldn't even consider the RSX. Of course,I wish they still made the
> last model Prelude.too.
> But with LED taillights,CHMSL,and amber rear LED turn signals. 8-)
>
> I see the new Civic has LED taillights.


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