Question about 2000 Honda Civic
I had a diagnostic code that told me my gas cap was loose, which it probably was because it was not a honda cap, I replaced it but now how do I get the check engine light to go out?
I have some info to answer some of the questions, and a question i have
for the original poster. I will also post in the answers under the
answer question thingy.
First, to help yumagrev, i have 05 US civic si, and in my car to reset the "main req'd" (maitenance required light), follow these steps:
1. turn off engine
2. press and hold the "Select/Reset" button on intrument panel (odometer button), while holding turn the key to the "On" position
3. continue holding the odometer button for about 10 seconds until the maintenance lamp turns off.
the maint reqd lamp flashes a few time to remind me to change oil at 8,000 miles, and stays on at 10,000 miles (factory specified oil change interval). i usually change oil every 3000ish miles tho.
To answer the guest question, my interpretation of the owners manual on my car, anything that makes the other lamp, the check engine lamp, the one that is a little box representing the drivetrain, go on is generally emissions related, eg gas cap or faulty O2 sensor. usually not gonna bust the car immediately, but something that should be taken care off if you want your car to continue running well in the long run.
And to answer original poster, my take on manual says a couple drive cycles, which agrees with what vstar has said.
So, my question, the check engine lamp just came on in my car. I havent got it checked yet, and i am guessing gas cap at this point. a car intelligent friend of mine says that honda's are notorious for this. only odd thing was that the car is at a quarter tank when the light came on. i would think if the cap wasnt tight, it would have came on shortly after filling the tank. I have no idea how the mechanism to detect a loose gas cap works, but if Original poster big jules could tell me how long after filling up that his light came on, or if anyone else has any input, i would appreciate it. thank you :)
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Posted on May 11, 2009
It should go out if that was the problem in a few drive cycles, be patient
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