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Thanks to Rich (Honda Civic). The same procedure applied to CRV 2003.

1) Put the key in the ignition without turning.

2) Press and hold the odomoter reset button while turning the ignition key.

3) Turn the ignition key to the on position where the 'Maint Req' light appears on the instrument panel without starting the car, continuing to hold the reset button.

4) Hold the reset button until the light goes out - approx. 10 seconds.

I tried it, and it worked. This worked for me as well! (Morseman21 - 3-17-2008)

I did it, it also works on Odyssey 2003 (oct '08)


Just to elaborate a little more on the "Maintenance Required" light and why it goes on, here is the information straight from the manual:

Begin Quote "Maintenance Required Indicator-

This indicator reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the Maintenance Schedules for Normal and Severe Driving Conditions on pages 238-242.

For the first 8,000 miles (12,800 km) after the Maintenance Required Indicator is reset, it will come on for two seconds when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

Between 8,000 miles (12,800 km) and 10,000 miles (16,000 km), this indicator will light for two seconds when you first turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and then flash for ten seconds.

If you exceed 10,000 thousand miles (16,000 km) without having the scheduled maintenance performed, this indicator will remain on as a constant reminder." End Quote.

As long as you are performing routine maintenance such as oil changes including changing the filter, overall engine fluid monitoring (i.e. coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid, washer fluid, automatic Transmission Fluid, ect.), tire rotation, visual brake inspection, emergency brake maintenance (tightening it up and visual inspection), air filter changes and so on, there really is no reason to take your car into the dealer to pay large sums of money for work that can be done at home or at a cheaper qualified mechanic.

Hope this helps.

This really worked like magic on my 99 Honda Accord. Awesome! thanks guys :)

thankssss this workssss like magic it disappereard when i hold it for 10 secs thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss a whole bunch i was gonna et ready to pay 100 dollars

Thank you so worked perfectly...prytani

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