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1997 honda accord,6 cylinder

Every time i wash my car by hand,the engine light comes on,unless i start the engine (after the wash) and run for about 5 minutes,no engine light comes on.
to reset the engine light,i diconnect the battery,ok
q:whats my problem?

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Ok - are you washing the engine too?If so you need to spray down all electrical wires with a silicone spray to stopwires from shorting - when were spark plug wires last replaced?

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