Maintenance light blinks 10 times

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Duane Morin, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Duane Morin

    Duane Morin Guest

    I just had my 2003 Accord EX in for a service (12.5k) less than a
    month ago. Just last night I noticed that when I started the car the
    maintenance light came on, blinked 10 times, and went off. Is that
    some sort of code?
    Duane Morin, Jan 27, 2004
  2. Duane Morin

    Paul Bielec Guest

    The dealer forgot to reset it.
    Don't you have an owner's manual? It explain what this light is and how to
    reset it.
    How come people will look into the manual for a 100$ DVD player but not for
    a 20000$ car???
    Paul Bielec, Jan 27, 2004
  3. Yes, it is a code that means "read your owner's manual."
    Scott MacLean, Jan 27, 2004
  4. Duane Morin

    Nick Guest

    It's amazing how few people read the inportant information that each
    manual contains for the simplest of issues.

    Nick, Jan 27, 2004
  5. What does your owner's manual say?
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 27, 2004
  6. Especially after they've spent $25,000 for the car. But no, they'd
    rather come to the Usenet and be spoon-fed.

    it; have it towed. Only the dealership can make that light go out;
    anyone else will likely disable the car, requiring a new engine to solve
    the problem.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 27, 2004
  7. Duane Morin

    AMG Guest

    I can't tell you about a BLINKING light, but as for the 'check engine light'
    coming on, my 04CRV manual says the light can come on due to the gas cap not
    being insufficiently tightened. Furthermore it proceeds to say that it can
    take up to three days for the service engine light to turn off once the
    situation has been corrected.

    How to decide whether to wait 3 days or not.... is beyond me...
    AMG, Jan 27, 2004
  8. Duane Morin

    Woody Guest

    Hey, they are all from Missouri. They can't read and have to be shown....
    Woody, Jan 27, 2004
  9. Duane Morin

    TCS Guest

    TCS, Jan 27, 2004
  10. Duane Morin

    Bebop Guest

    Post the question on the Usernet first. If that fails, read the rest of
    the manual. :)
    Bebop, Jan 28, 2004
  11. Oops, you forgot to tell him about the index.:)

    Rgds, George Macdonald

    "Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
    George Macdonald, Jan 28, 2004
  12. Duane Morin

    Duane Morin Guest

    Simple. I was closer to the computer than I was to the glove
    compartment when it came up. I sit behind a terminal all day, it
    really cost me nothing to post a quick question and check for answers.

    My boss at work owns an Accord. I asked him first, because again, he
    was closer at hand than the manual. Why is it that people think
    there's some hard and fast rule out there that says the manual must
    always be the first stop, no matter how inconvenient it is? Should I
    have not asked him when I passed him in the hall, because I hadn't
    checked the manual first? No -- because it took a total of about 5
    seconds and didn't cost anybody anything.

    The more interesting question to me is why so many people have the
    time to waste writing meaningless responses and whining about it. It
    cost you people far more time and apparently emotional distress than
    it did me. If you don't like the question, don't answer it. If you
    answer stupid questions, people will keep asking them. If you waste
    your time complaining about the fact that people ask stupid questions,
    well, welcome to the Net, you must be new here.

    By the way thanks for the most helpful response I got. :)
    Duane Morin, Jan 28, 2004
  13. Duane Morin

    Nick Guest

    It is people like you who makes dealerships look at all people that
    come into the service shops like idiots. Is it really going to kill
    you first to go out to your car and look at the index first? Usenet
    should be used for issues/concerns that would not be covered by other
    means first and even then, a large majority of issues can be found in
    google's news search. That is the general rule within this group. Put
    it this way, you've wasted a good 5 minutes writing this post and you
    still don't have the answer!
    Nick, Jan 28, 2004
  14. Duane Morin

    Nick Guest

    God forbid that his headlight burns out and needs help!
    Nick, Jan 28, 2004
    Scott MacLean, Jan 28, 2004
  16. yes
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Feb 2, 2004
  17. =============


    1-800-782-4356 is the number where you can order your FINE manual, if
    you're in North America.


    'Curly Q. Links', Feb 2, 2004
  18. Duane Morin

    Bebop Guest

    Bebop, Feb 2, 2004
  19. Duane Morin

    Wbittle Guest

    These responses are amazing. You all neglected one important
    item. How do you reset this silly warning? I own a 2001 Accord I bought
    used and the previous owner lost the owners manual. I too had this same
    problem. If I'm not mistaken, I saw the dealer turn the key on while
    pressing the trip odometer button. Is this correct? I would love to
    consult my manual if I actually had one. I am in the process of ordering
    one from Honda, but it would have been nice to know that this 10 flashes
    of the maintenance light was really nothing to worry about. Oh, this is
    my first Honda and I do agree that consulting the manual IS a very smart
    thing to do and I would certainly have done that if this car had one.
    Wbittle, Feb 2, 2004
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