Maintenance Required Oil Light Reset?

Tiny
ANATUDE
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  • 2006 HONDA ACCORD
Hi, my scheduled maintenance light is on and my husband says the dealer is trying to over sell us. The car has 201 th miles and they say it needs: timing belt replaced (he does not argue this one), tensioner (won't' know til they look at belt) spark plugs at 240.00, valve adjustment 489.00. Is all this necessary or are they taking advantage of me can I reset the light myself?
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 4:15 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi anatude,

For scheduled maintenance as per 105 k miles the timing belt should be replaced and the tensioner would be recommended to be replaced as well. Spark plugs would depend on condition. If it had been replaced previously, then you might not need to replace them now if the mileage on them are still low. The valve clearances are recommended to be adjusted ONLY if they are noisy. Here is how you can reset the oil light in the diagrams below. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
ANATUDE
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Thank you!
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 10:58 AM
Tiny
BOINGOPR
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  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 31,500 MILES
How do I reset the "Maintenance Required" light on this model? The oil and filter were recently changed by the dealer, before the light came on. I suspect the light is based on mileage and oil change interval.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Turn ingition switch to off position, press and hold SELECT/RESET button and turn
ignition switch to ON, continue to hold button for ten seconds or until the light
goes out.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JMALDRICH
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Which "SELECT/RESET" button are you talking about? Is that the "trip odometer" button?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
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LAVENDERLILLY
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  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
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2005 Honda Accord 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 40,000 miles

Maintenance required light on dashboard - why would this light come on?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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It is a reminder light that I think comes on every 10,000 miles. It is a reminder for you that some service according to the manual is probably needed. In your owners manual it tells you how to reset the thing. If you took it in for service they would reset it for you. On older vehicles (not that much older) you hold the trip odometer reset button and turn on the key while holding the button until the light goes off.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
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THEMICK
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
How do I reset service light on dashboard?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DLOBI
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You can disconect the battery and it will be reset but it will come back on until you repair what has tripped the light in the first place.

Most good auto parts stores and repair shops can plug in a hand held computer to your car and get a reading on what is wrong that made the light come on for no charge. Now you know what needs to be fixed! :)
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
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LATYRAB
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,560 MILES
What could be wrong with my car if the maintenance required light is on?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

It needs to be reset after the engine oil change here is how. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NET-DOCTOR
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The 'Maintenance Required' light in this car is an oil change reminder light. Check your operators manual for instructions on how to reset it. The 'Check Engine' light would indicate an operational malfunction.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
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BVIGIL01
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
2003 Honda Accord

2005 Honda Accord Maintenance Required Light, how do I reset light after oil change.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
F4I_GUY
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Depending on your model it may be different. When in doubt, check your owners manual.

However, with the key off, hold the reset button, turn the key on to RUNII, hold the reset button until the light shuts off. Start the vehicle.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MGUNN90
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 175,000 MILES
How do I clear a "maintenance requested" light?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NITERDA
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Honda Accord 1998-02, Odyssey 1998, Civic 2002-06, Civic Hybrid & Pilot 2003-06
To reset MAINT REQ'D light; press and hold SELECT/RESET button on the instrument panel. Turn ignition
on and hold until the light goes out.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 6:50 PM (Merged)
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SHANTI KALIGOTLA
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
Engine Performance problem
2001 Honda Accord Manual

Hi,
I got this 2001 honda accord VP 6 months ago form another person and mileage is 99k. Today morning suddenly maintenance required light was flashing for few seconds and went off. Is there any serious problem with my car? I appreciate the suggestions.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HONDAMAN6200
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Shanti,

No, there is no problem with your car. You need to follow the suggested maintenance schedule for your vehicle. See your owners manual or your Honda dealer. You do have a big service coming up. The 105k service. Your car will get a new timing belt, water pump, spark plugs and more. Always change your engine oil every 4 to 5k miles. Rotate tires every other oil change depending on how they are wearing. The light you should be concerned about is your "check engine " light. See a good Honda mechanic if this light should come on. If your check engine light "flashes" while your driving at any time, do not drive the vehicle. The flashing means if you continue driving vehicle you could damage the Catalytic convertor. Hope this helps ease your mind.
Dave
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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ACCORDRIVER01
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
Just the other morning when I was going about an interview I looked at the gauges on my car and realized that my maintenance required light was on I kept an eye on all the other gauges to make sure that nothing was running hot and went home after I was done. My dad owns his own auto shop and put his dignostic tool on it and couldn't find any codes showing what was wrong. He said it may be like a oil change light so I tried pumping the gas but that didn't work. Just wandered if anyone has encountered this problem and had any suggestions.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Hello,

If you have your owners manual you can look through it and find section for the light. It is possible that it is just time for an oil change or some other type of maintenance.

When was you last oil change, last tune up, air filter change, tranny service?

Also, when you turn the key to the on position were the dash lights come on is there an Service Engine Soon, or a Check Engine.

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