I have a 1995 Honda Accord LX the problem I have is that the dashboard oil light blink after I runed for 10 minutes or after 2 miles, if the car is running it blink, when I stop don't blink no more, I check the oil level and is OK.
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Re: DASHBOARD OIL LIGHT BLINK
If it only starts to blink after reaching operating temperature(10 mins)it could be that engine wear dependant you may have an oil too thin to support good oil pressure due to engine wear.Could also be a pressure relief issue with the oil pump.Try Technopros suggestions first as they are the logical answer also they are the cheaper and easier problem to solve.You may want to ask a mechanic to remove oil pressure switch and instal a mechanical oil pressure tester to confirm which direction of repair that you take as it will confirm which part is at fault without wasting money on the wrong things
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1. turn ignition to ON (II) position 2. press the select/reset knob on dashboard repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator is displayed. 3. press and hold select/reset knob until the display starts to blink ( about 10 seconds) then release knob. 4. press and hold knob again until maintenance code goes off and oil life indicator resets and shows 100% (about 5 seconds) , then it is reset . TURN KEY OFF !! STEVE
Toyota shares the same problem. when the light blinks it means the overdrive feature in the trans is malfunctioning. Sooner or later it will lead to bigger trans problems. Accords are well known for trans problems.
This is a reminder that you are almost due for an oil change, or other maintenance. It will soon turn red, it's determined by mileage driven since it was last reset. You can reset it just by inserting the car key into a slot, which I believe is under the tachometer. By inserting the key, it will reset to green. It actually isn't a light, just green, yellow or red that turns over like the odometer at specified mileage. Let me know if you have any trouble finding it. Curt
It all depends, it could be low on oil, you could have low oil pressure, or, depending on your vehicle, the quality of oil you use could be conflicting with the saftey light because of high oil pressure from too low of a viscosity. Hope that helps