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 much...it worked perfectly...prytani
You can't reset that light...there is no such thing as a 2002 Honda Element...they didn't come out until 2003.
instructions are in the ownwers manual.
The easiest way I have found is to disconnect the battery for a minute or so.
Have vehicle scanned to determine codes
push the odometer button in, turn the key on, wait till the light goes out (could be a long time), turn the key off.
Time for an oil change
It will be in the owners manual. Get one from MOTORLIT.COM
Scheduled maintenance for a 2003 Honda Civic applies to the type of service needed to keep the car running healthy. Oil changes are an example of scheduled maintenance.
i tried all procedures, and mine still won't go off!
Your 2003 four-cylinder Honda CRV has a timing chain. No maintenance is required and they are normally replaced during a complete engine overhaul.
Normally it means change the oil/filter but it can mean other things. Your owners manual will tell you.
Press and hold the odometer reset button while at the same time turning the ignition to the on position. Do not start the engine. After around 5 seconds the maintenance required light will reset.
Never, it has a lifetime filter installed in the fuel tank. No maintenance required.
The maintenance light is set to illuminate when your mileage has reached one of the vehicle maintenance intervals that were set at the factory. Check your mileage and refer to your owners manual to see what service interval has been met and schedule the service to be done.
Where does freon goes in a 2003 Honda accord
With the ignition key off push and hold the odometer reset button and then turn on the ignition switch without starting the engine. After 5 seconds the maintenance required light will go off and reset.
Push and hold the odometer reset button and then turn the ignition switch to the on position but do not start the engine. After around 5 seconds the light will reset.
You don't. The cam on the 4 cylinder engine is driven by a chain. The V6 is driven by a belt. No maintenance is required on the 2003 4 cylinder engine.
Take the car to the dealer and have it serviced. The light is for a reason. 1) Turn key to to position II 2) Push and hold odometer reset button 3) Turn key to off position 4) Turn key back on to pos II 5) After 10 - 15 sec light goes off, release reset button 6) Yes, the light is there for a reason - to remind you to perform the required maintenance on your car. It will also indicate trouble. If you reset it and there is still trouble, it will come back on. Take it in for service in that case. This procedure also worked on our 2003 Honda Accord.
If you are talking about the maintenance required light, push the odo reset button and hold while turning the ignition to the on position, hold for 10 seconds, do not start the engine. Now if you are talking about the check engine light, take it to the dealer, it's under warranty. What happened they forget to give you an owner's manual. I know you don't have one or you would have just opened it looked this info up.
Each auto manufacturer is different, but it usually involves pushing a button, pulling the fuse to the onboard computer or some other similar action. Check with the owners manual.
On the V6 it must be changed every 105,000 miles. Warning: This is an interference engine. On the 4 cylinder no maintenance is required as it has a chain not a belt.
My 2003 is 7 years old, has 135,000 miles and is still going with standard maintenance.
The check engine light on a 2003 Honda Accord will be triggered when something on the engine is malfunctioning. To rid the check engine a light the ECU will need to be reset.
what causes the light to come on