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1998 Honda Accord

When I turn my car on the Maintenance Required light blinks until I put it into gear. What could the problem be?

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Some cars use this to get you to the dealer. Try disconnecting the battery for about 20 minutes and see if the light comes back.Sometimes this will reset the lights timer. If it returns, call a larger auto parts store and ask if they have the code reading computer for your year and model of car. Its usually a free service.That can tell you if you have a true problem.
I hope this helps you.

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      Insert the key in the ignition.

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