Maintenance Required Oil Light Reset?

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KASEKENNY
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I attached the info from the manual just for all others in case they need it as well.

Thanks to both of you. Please come back to 2CarPros in the future.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM
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MARCO CARRANZA
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My brake service light, battery service light, and door lights all turn on when pushing the gas pedal. But turn off when turning on airconditioner what may it be when driving
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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Need a lot more details but it sounds like there might be a charging system problem. Have the generator load-tested with a tester that measures "ripple". If ripple is high, you will also find the most output you can get is one third of the generator's rated capacity. That isn't enough to run the fuel pump, ignition system, and all of the computers. Computers are very sensitive to low or unstable system voltage and will do weird things.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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LITHIUMUS
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I've seen something similar in my car and it took a while to diagnose and isolate but there are 2 small accessory relays on the passenger side fuse box that can eventually go bad and wreak havoc on the instrument cluster lights and sometimes the radio.

The relays are unforuntately on the back side of the fuse panel so you have to remove the glove compartment and use bent needle nose pliers to be able to reach and pull them out. One relay is always latched when iginition is on and it sometimes it unlatches intermittently based on humidity or car pitching forward or backward (acceleration, etc)
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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Thank you lithiumus. Sounds like that could be the problem.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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RICKY558
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I serviced a 2000 honda accord recently, 2.3 vtech engine, automatic trans. The needs maintenance light comes on, when it's tme for service, I need to know how to reset the light, so it will go out, untill the next service is due I normally keep manual records on scheduled maintenance, the light creates an eye sore while driving at night. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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BRUCE HUNT
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Turn the engine off, hold the reset button on the trip odometer and then while holding the button, turn the car to the start position and continue to hold button until the light goes out.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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PADDY_87
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I have a 200 honda accord and the maintenance required light has just come on and is staying on also when the car is just sitting idle the temp starts to rise but goes back to normal when I keep the engine revs above 2000 or start to drive again both the a/c fan and radiator fan are working when the a/c is on what could the problem be and will it be costly?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Check the coolant level and thermostat-start here
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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PADDY_87
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Thanks what is the thermostat-start here?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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The maintenance required light is just an oil change reminder. To reset it, with the key off hold in the trip reset button on the dash while turning the key on. Continue to hold button down until light flashes and then it's reset. The temperature sounds normal. They always run hotter at idle because the fan is programmed to come on at a higher temp than the thermostat. Make sure it is still full of coolant though.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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PADDY_87
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What type of coolant should I use for the radiator I just checked it there now it has cooled down and there dosent appear to be any coolant in the radiator thanks for all your help
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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OK, you need to get it to a shop ASAP and have it pressure tested to find the leak and repair it. The manufacturer recommends only using Honda coolant but there are some excellent universal coolants available. It's not real important now because they are likely going to have to drain it and refill to repair whatever is leaking.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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PADDY_87
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If getting it repaired is not an option until Friday could I just keep topping it up until then?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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I wouldn't take that chance. You have no idea what is leaking or whether it could suddenly get much worse. It only takes seconds of too much heat to destroy the engine. I would park it until it's repaired.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If it is the reset for service (oil change). Do the following:

1) With the key on, press and hold the trip odometer reset button and turn the key off. See pic 1 for location.

2) While still holding the reset button, turn the key on.

3) Hold the button for approximately 10 seconds until you see the maintenance required light begin to flash.

4) Continue holding the button until the maintenance required light turns off.

5) Turn the key off and it should be reset.

Let us know if this helps.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 7:40 PM

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