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Does a 1987 Honda Accord LX have a check engine light on the dashboard panel?

Had it smogged today, EVERYTHING passed (whew!) except...the guy said the check engine light didn't come on when he turned the key on? Honestly, I've had this car eight years, and can't recall ever noticing a light for that...only the battery, oil, etc lighting up when key switched on? If there IS on, could it be a bulb or a fuse I need to change? Help. I need that smog to get it registered!

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Contact the Honda service dealer but I would doubt that it would have as it is too early for obd-11 dash systems

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Check engine light must come on with all other lights. It's called a bulb check. So either the bulb has burned out or the previous owner disconnected it.

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SOURCE: my check engine light does not flash when i turn key before start

bulb is probably blown... you have to remove the instrument cluster to change the bulb

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SOURCE: car wont pass smog.

Is it running rough? Is the check engine light on?

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SOURCE: 1993 honda accord ex won't pass smog check. what

bad o2 sensor or clogged catalytic converter, several items

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SOURCE: The check engine light stays on or comes back on

Hi:
Your P0446 code is a Evap vent valve code: Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test.
copyscape.gif Symptoms There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.
Causes A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:

  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
  • Blockage of vent valve
  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

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SOURCE: 1987 honda accord lx failed smog 2nd time. even

true the EGR can really make a change and it should have been the first thing too look at because its the cheapest and easy to install

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