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    2000 Honda Accord SE - Check Engine Light

    Hello,

    I was test driving 2000 Honda Accord SE last night and when I start it Check engine would blink for about 2-3 seconds. Is this normal for that model?

    Thank you!!!

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    Don't believe so, no!

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    yeah that's normal when you first start the car. all the other lights on the instrument panel will light up too




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    I don't think that's normal. Have you tighten your gasoline tank cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slickNsxy
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    yeah that's normal when you first start the car. all the other lights on the instrument panel will light up too
    Yes, thats true, but I drive another accord (2001) and "Check engine" doesn't stay blinking. On the car I tested it would blink for 2-3 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumers
    I don't think that's normal. Have you tighten your gasoline tank cover?
    No, I didn't know what that could be. Gasoline tank cover might cause something like this?

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    My TSX does that when it needs to go in for service. Right before it stays on solid while driving.
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    yea it might mean a service is coming up. i know my corolla has a MAINT REQ light that blinks a few times when ur coming up on 5k miles, then blinks a lot more when you're closer, the stays solid once you hit 5k.

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    I googled this and found this link:

    http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/How_do_you_...a_Honda_Accord

    It appears that the light turns on to remind the driver about doing maintenance (it didn't do this on my old 98 Civic).

    It also tells you how to reset the light without going into the fusebox:

    THIS IS HOW YOU RESET THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON THE 99 HONDA ACCORD. 1. With the Car Off, Press and hold down the Odometer Trip Reset Button. 2. While still pressing the Trip Reset Button, Turn the Ignition Key half way on where all your oil, check engine lights etc.. turn on. Don't turn it as far as you would to normally start the car. Wait a few seconds and the Check engine light will turn off. 3. Turn the key back to the Off position and you're done. What a scam Honda has with the BS Check Engine Light.

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    Thank you guys for your help!!!

    It's a maintenance reminder signal.

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    If it's maintennance reminder signal, you can easily reset them by yourself.

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    I wish i could know whats wrong with my camry

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo768
    I wish i could know whats wrong with my camry
    If your check enginr light is on, try disconnecting the battery for an hour or so to reset the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buhdussy
    If your check enginr light is on, try disconnecting the battery for an hour or so to reset the computer.

    .. that's horrible. ALWAYS pull the code first. I know of so many people who resets it just like that without knowing what is wrong.. then BOOM, the engine goes. The CEL was put into the car for a reason.

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    My mom's DRL light stays on all the time (i think). Thats normal.
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