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Old 22 Oct 2008, 09:01 am
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Default The mantinenced required light just came on in my 1999 honda cr-v ?

what could i do to fix this problem i just installed a pioneer deh-p6400 head unit and 2 12" and 2 8" q power speakers and a 2000 watt amp what could the problem be if not with the speakers but the rest of the car cuz i need to know b4 something bad happes that could really affect my car in a bad way tyits not the check engine light but the mantince required light its differnet than the check engine light i mean the car isnt making any funny sounds so idk what it would be
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 09:16 am
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the stereo system has nothing to do with the check engine light coming on. it's an engine problem that caused the light to come on. use an obd2 code reader to determine the problem.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 09:31 am
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i kinda wish you lived nearby, cuz all i can say is i need to take a look, could be a number of things, wiring is tricky, worst that could happen is you fry your alternator or battery, unless you somehow hooked the amp up backwards, which i hope not, but if you burn that up i can probably step you through fixing that too
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 09:46 am
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If the check engine light is on def. use the code reader. Go to any auto zone or advanced auto and have them run the diagnostic. They usually will do it for free. If it is an o2 sensor, you will probably need to go to the honda dealer near you to have them tell you what bank is out. If it is just the maintenace required light, you need to change your oil. once the oil is changed, (with the ignition on, but the engine off) press and old the trip meeter button on your dash pannel for 10 sec. then let go. It should go off, if not press and hold it until it does.Let me know if this works.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 10:01 am
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Maintenance required is just that. It is a reminder for you to have scheduled maintenance done. Look in your owner's manual and see what services are recommended at the mileage on your vehicle.Most likely it is a reminder to change the oil, etc. Driving with this light on will do no harm but you should have the required maintenance done or do it yourself. To reset the light on older Hondas you simply insert your key in slot near the odometer. Yours sounds like it may have a digital odometer in which case if you hold in the reset button on the odometer for 5 seconds it should turn out the light. Make sure the odometer is not in trip odometer mode cause then it will simply reset the trip odometer to zero.
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