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Old 30 Jan 2007, 09:02 am
Brian
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Default Reset Maint Required Light

I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6. For
some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light that is
triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something? Does this
light signal other issues with the car? My understanding was that all it
was for was signaling late oil changes.

Any help is appreciated.

Brian


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Old 30 Jan 2007, 05:03 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

In article <45bf5ec6$0$17210$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net>,
"Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6. For
> some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light that is
> triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
> owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something?


What procedure are you using?

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Old 30 Jan 2007, 06:02 pm
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

And are you looking at the maint req light or the check engine light?


"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <45bf5ec6$0$17210$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net>,
> "Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6.
>> For
>> some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light that
>> is
>> triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
>> owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something?

>
> What procedure are you using?
>



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Old 30 Jan 2007, 08:20 pm
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

On Jan 30, 10:02 am, "Brian" <bmbog...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6. For
> some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light that is
> triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
> owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something? Does this
> light signal other issues with the car? My understanding was that all it
> was for was signaling late oil changes.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Brian


Hey Brian,

First, as the other poster said, make sure it's the yellow horizontal
view of the engine, not a red indicator. On my Civic, the reset
combination is:
with the car OFF, press and hold the trip odometer reset button in.
Start vehicle. Continue to hold the trip odometer button in until the
maintenance required lamp goes out... should take less than 10 seconds
after the vehicle has started. Let us know if that worked!

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Old 30 Jan 2007, 09:39 pm
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

"Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:45bf5ec6$0$17210$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net:

> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6.
> For some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required
> light that is triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the
> explanation in the owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing
> something? Does this light signal other issues with the car? My
> understanding was that all it was for was signaling late oil changes.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>





Amazing how often this question comes up.

See here for more solutions:
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/maint...eqd-light.html

In case all the preceding causes severe distress, do this:
1) Turn off the engine.
2) Press and hold the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel, then turn
the ignition switch ON (II).
3) Hold the knob for approximately ten seconds until the indicator resets.

This comes straight out of your Owner's Manual.

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Old 02 Feb 2007, 11:07 am
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

Thanks. This is what I have been trying. Nothing happens.

BTW - It is the yelow/orange light that says "Maint Required"

Brian

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> "Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote in
> news:45bf5ec6$0$17210$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net:
>
>> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6.
>> For some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required
>> light that is triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the
>> explanation in the owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing
>> something? Does this light signal other issues with the car? My
>> understanding was that all it was for was signaling late oil changes.
>>
>> Any help is appreciated.
>>

>
>
>
>
> Amazing how often this question comes up.
>
> See here for more solutions:
> http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/maint...eqd-light.html
>
> In case all the preceding causes severe distress, do this:
> 1) Turn off the engine.
> 2) Press and hold the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel, then turn
> the ignition switch ON (II).
> 3) Hold the knob for approximately ten seconds until the indicator resets.
>
> This comes straight out of your Owner's Manual.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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Old 02 Feb 2007, 11:08 am
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

I have been using the turn the key off, press the odo reset button then turn
the key to II. No luck.

The light is the yellow/orange one that saya "Maint Required"


"Woody" <TheDuck@pond.net> wrote in message
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> And are you looking at the maint req light or the check engine light?
>
>
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-BC8902.18034530012007@nntp3.usenetserver.com...
>> In article <45bf5ec6$0$17210$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net>,
>> "Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6.
>>> For
>>> some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light
>>> that is
>>> triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
>>> owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something?

>>
>> What procedure are you using?
>>

>
>



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Old 02 Feb 2007, 11:16 pm
Joe LaVigne
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 12:08:56 -0500, Brian wrote:

> I have been using the turn the key off, press the odo reset button then turn
> the key to II. No luck.
>
> The light is the yellow/orange one that saya "Maint Required"


Are you pressing and holding the button? While, and after you turn the
key to II?
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Old 03 Feb 2007, 08:29 am
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"Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> Thanks. This is what I have been trying. Nothing happens.
>
> BTW - It is the yelow/orange light that says "Maint Required"




Did you try what it says in your Owner's Manual? Do you still have your
Owner's Manual?


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Old 05 Feb 2007, 08:31 am
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Default Re: Reset Maint Required Light

That's what the owners manual says. BTW - I still have all my paperwork,
manuals, stickers, etc. I'm a pack rat when it come to that stuff...

Brian

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> "Brian" <bmbogden@yahoo.com> wrote in
> news:45c3706c$0$21252$39cecf19@news.twtelecom.net:
>
>> Thanks. This is what I have been trying. Nothing happens.
>>
>> BTW - It is the yelow/orange light that says "Maint Required"

>
>
>
> Did you try what it says in your Owner's Manual? Do you still have your
> Owner's Manual?
>
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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