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How do I reset the maintenance required light after general servicing has been done for Honda Accord 2004

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On my 99 accord I start with the key in the off position. Hold down the Select/Reset button on the dash panel near the gauges. While holding the button, turn the key to the on position (not starting the car) and wait about 5-10 seconds and it will turn off. You may then release the button and turn the car back to the off position.

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Maintenance required on dash board how can i reset it please help

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      Sit inside the driver's seat of the Honda Accord and close the driver's side door. Any interior lights on can prevent the maintenance required light from resetting properly on some year models.

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      Insert the key in the ignition.

    • 3

      Depress the odometer/trip button located beneath the odometer on the instrument panel. Hold the button down.

    • 4

      Turn the ignition key two clicks forward to the accessory power position. This is also known as the key-on/engine-off position.

    • 5

      Continue to hold down the odometer/trip button for up to 15 seconds until the maintenance required light goes out. On some Accord models, the maintenance required light may blink once before going out.

    • 6

      Release the odometer/trip button and then turn the ignition key to the off position.

    • 7

      Start the Honda Accord to ensure the maintenance required light is no longer illuminated on the instrument panel. If it still is, the reset procedure did not take and you'll need to repeat the procedure.

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    I have a 2004 honda accord ex v6 coupe. how do i remove maintenance required light .

    With the key off, press the odometer reset button on the instrument panel. Hold the button down and turn the key to the "on" position without starting the car. The light should go out within 10-15 seconds.

    Mar 09, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord

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    Hello, I am looking for service schedule for 2004 honda accord - specifically if there is a scheduled maintence around 70K miles? Thansks. David

    Yes they do have a service interval at 75k I'm guessing your check engine light may have just popped on and you can't figure out why??? Have it checked for trouble codes and let me know what you come up with. Check service manual for maintenance requirements if you're a do it yourselfer. Let me know if you have any codes or any other questions

    Nov 29, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

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    Honda Accord 2004 with 44,000 miles yellow light stating Maintenace required. Change oil recently.

    you might have changed the oil but the car is telling you that it needs a service and when this is carried out a reset is required...

    Aug 17, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

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    If this is the Maintenance Required light it means there is regularly scheduled maintenance that needs to be done. Can mean you just need to change the oil/filter. Refer to your owner's manual to be sure. If it is the Check Engine light it means there is a problem with the emissions system and you need to seek the help of a professional.

    Jul 19, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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    Maintenance required

    maintenance may have been done, but your indicator needs to be reset.
    How this is done, I don't know. But, you might ask the dealership.

    Jul 08, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

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    My maintance required light is on it went from green to yettow now it is red what does that mean

    its time for a tune up.depending on what you've done it means change engine oil, air filter fuel filter if needed, spark plugs ,pvc valve it needs it

    Feb 27, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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    Maintenance required light just came on and I have

    1. Turn off the engine. The car should not be running when performing these steps.
    2. Press and hold the select/reset knob. This knob is located on the instrument panel. It will be sticking out on the bottom right of instrument panel. It's the same knob that is used to reset the trip mileage or change what is displayed in the mileage/temperature box.
    3.While holding the knob, turn the ignition switch (the key) to on (II) position. Continue holding the knob for approximately 10 seconds. The MAINT REQ'D light should turn off.

    Oct 11, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord

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    Yellow/gold wrench is illuminated on dash board

    Please note:

    Honda makes reference to proper vehicle maintenance in their service/user manual. Consult your authorized Honda dealer before doing anything that may void your vehicle warranty.

    Owner's Manual page 193-197.

    Resetting the Engine Oil Life

    Your dealer will reset the display
    after completing the required
    maintenance service. You will see
    ‘‘OIL LIFE 100 %’’ on the odometer/
    trip meter display the next time you
    turn the ignition switch to the ON
    (II) position.

    If maintenance service is done by
    someone other than your dealer,
    reset the maintenance minder as

    1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON
    (II) position.

    2. Press the Select/Reset knob until
    the engine oil life indicator is

    3. Press the Select/Reset knob for
    more than 10 seconds. The engine
    oil life indicator and the
    maintenance item code(s) will

    4. Press the Select/Reset knob for
    more than 5 seconds. The
    maintenance items code(s) will
    disappear, and the engine oil life
    will reset to ‘‘100.’’

    Important Maintenance

    If you have the required service
    done but do not reset the display, or
    reset the display without doing the
    service, the system will not show the
    proper maintenance intervals. This
    can lead to seriousmechanical
    problems because you will no longer
    have an accurate record of when
    maintenance is needed.
    Your authorized Honda dealer
    knows your vehicle best and can
    provide competent, efficient service.
    However, service at a dealer is not
    mandatory to keep your warranties
    in effect. Maintenance may be done
    by any qualified service facility or
    person who is skilled in this type of
    automotive service. Make sure to
    have the service facility or person
    reset the display as previously
    described. Keep all receipts as proof
    of completion, and have the person
    who does the work fill out the
    maintenance record. Check your
    warranty booklet for more

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    Apr 19, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord

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    My car honda accord v6 has light blinking maintenance required light what does that mean?

    This light is preset by the dealer to come on at service interval. This light can be reset, contact me if you need info on how to reset. Good Luck Looking foward to FIX ya

    Dec 16, 2008 | 2002 Honda Accord

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