The orange engine light is on all the time now. It first came on during a trip out of town and was intermittent. I took it to an auto electrician and he couldn't find what was causing it. Took some numbers out (dont' know where) but it is still on. He seemed to think it wouldn't do any harm to keep driving it. They told me they had a machine which could locate the problem. Should I take it back there or to a garage? The car appears to be driving ok
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Re: Honda VT1 Civic - orange engine light on
I would recommend u have it looked into, but maybe by someone else. It sounds like u had the engine codes read, which is done w /a hand held scan tool. It plugs in to a port under the dash, and reads codes stored on the cars computer. The engine light on indicates an emissions problem. When u bring it in, ask for the codes for your records. U can bring the honda to a parts store, and most will check the codes as a free service, and offer advice on what is wrong. Your 1st mechanic apparently erased the codes w/out fixing the problem(s), that's why the light came on again. Let me know how u make out.
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Edit Step 15 ¶ When it's time to change the oilin your Civic, the maintenance light (orange wrench) will appear on your dash, as well as a B1 message, showing an oil life of 15% or less. To reset the Oil Life % gauge, press and hold the SEL/RESET button for about 10 seconds until the Oil Life message begins to flash.
If the "engine" light is on, this usually indicates that there is a problem somewhere on the engine. You can bring the car to your local dealership or auto parts store, and they will hook up a tester and tell you exactly what is wrong with your car. If it turns out to be nothing, they will also be able to reset the cars computer codes, so that the light doesn't stay on all of the time.
normally if its going to be an O2 sensor,, the check engine light would come on, not the maintenance light, I don't know if your car has 2 different ones, My 2000 civic does though,, normally a maint light comes on if its time for an oil change , etc... rest the light,, heres how you do that
you use the button that resets your trip odometer to reset the maintenance light.
with the key in the ignition but not turned on, hold the trip reset button in with one hand. then, while holding the button in, turn the ignition key to the ON position so that the lights on the dash come on.
continue to hold the reset button in and watch the maintenance light. it will take about 15 seconds for the light to go out
when the light goes out, turn the ignition key OFF and then release the trip reset button.
your light will be reset and come on in about another 5000 miles to remind you of the next service
hatservice light is triggered by the odometer. there is no problem. they just want you to go get service so you can be fleesed! If digital dash, get in car,prewss odometer trip reset and hold. turn ignition on but do not start the car, wait 10-20 secs, turn ig off release the od. trip reset button. start the car!
Check the EGR valve. If this valve stays open all the time like it sounds like it is you will have all these problems you are talking about, also with the glowing of the intake would make even more since