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Old 20 Dec 2003, 04:02 am
Tera Baap
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Default '98 Civic Maintenance indicator

Hi all.


I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator on
my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda like
resetting the trip odometer.

But it didn't work.

Am I missing something? Anyone know how to reset this indicator?

Thanks!


TB


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Old 20 Dec 2003, 11:56 am
Gary F.
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Default Re: '98 Civic Maintenance indicator

I believe you insert a key, turn the ignition on while keeping it pressed in
until you see the indicator go out.

G-Man


"Tera Baap" <Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all.
>
>
> I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator on
> my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda

like
> resetting the trip odometer.
>
> But it didn't work.
>
> Am I missing something? Anyone know how to reset this indicator?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> TB
>
>



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Old 20 Dec 2003, 12:25 pm
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"Gary F." <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I believe you insert a key, turn the ignition on while keeping it pressed

in
> until you see the indicator go out.
>
> "Tera Baap" <Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote in message
> news:97VEb.311626$655.60876973@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv .net...
> > I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator

on
> > my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda

> like
> > resetting the trip odometer.
> > But it didn't work.
> > Am I missing something? Anyone know how to reset this indicator?


Tried it earlier...didn't work. Just FYI, the indicator is not a light.
It's kind a like an odometer thingy just moves from neutral to yellow to red
in color as the car is driven.

Thanks.


TB


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Old 20 Dec 2003, 02:16 pm
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In article <Wu0Fb.321161$655.62992746@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net >, "Tera
Baap" <Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote:

> "Gary F." <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:vu93afbidh7c81@news.supernews.com...
> > I believe you insert a key, turn the ignition on while keeping it pressed

> in
> > until you see the indicator go out.
> >
> > "Tera Baap" <Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote in message
> > news:97VEb.311626$655.60876973@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv .net...
> > > I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator

> on
> > > my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda

> > like
> > > resetting the trip odometer.
> > > But it didn't work.
> > > Am I missing something? Anyone know how to reset this indicator?

>
> Tried it earlier...didn't work. Just FYI, the indicator is not a light.
> It's kind a like an odometer thingy just moves from neutral to yellow to red
> in color as the car is driven.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> TB


Try it with engine off--if that don't work--try it with engine running.
It's possible that the reset mechanism is broke. Remember Murphy's law can
kick in at any time--even with Hondas. If it's broke--just ignore it or
put a piece of black tape over it.
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Old 21 Dec 2003, 08:40 pm
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Default Re: '98 Civic Maintenance indicator

On 12/20/03 4:02 AM, in article
97VEb.311626$655.60876973@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net, "Tera Baap"
<Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote:

> Hi all.
>
>
> I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator on
> my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda like
> resetting the trip odometer.
>
> But it didn't work.
>
> Am I missing something? Anyone know how to reset this indicator?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> TB
>
>

If it is the setup with the slot in the bottom of the instrument cluster,
you just push the key into it and the indicator color should change back to
green. If it doesn't, the mechanism is broken.

It has no effect on vehicle operation - just ignore it.

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Old 21 Dec 2003, 10:41 pm
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Default Re: '98 Civic Maintenance indicator

Okay, older than I thought. You need to push it in harder. It reaches a
stop...but it needs to go further until you feel it reset. Hard to explain.
It may just have some dirt in it, but it takes a good push.

>
> Tried it earlier...didn't work. Just FYI, the indicator is not a light.
> It's kind a like an odometer thingy just moves from neutral to yellow to

red
> in color as the car is driven.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> TB
>
>



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Old 22 Dec 2003, 02:42 am
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"E. Meyer" <e.meyerNOSPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> On 12/20/03 4:02 AM, in article
> 97VEb.311626$655.60876973@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net, "Tera Baap"
> <Tera@Kiska.Baap.com> wrote:
> > I followed the manual's instructions to reset the Maintenance indicator

on
> > my 98 Civic. Pretty simple. All it said was insert key in slot. Kinda

like
> > resetting the trip odometer.
> > But it didn't work.

> If it is the setup with the slot in the bottom of the instrument cluster,
> you just push the key into it and the indicator color should change back

to
> green. If it doesn't, the mechanism is broken.


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