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Old 10-18-2004, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Fellow MDX owners!!!

I recently had my MDX "Maintenance required" light go on at EXACTLY 7500miles. I know there wasn't an issue with the engine, etc. The light was just a built in reminder to do regular maintenance service @ 7500, 15000, etc.

Anyways I live about an hour from the nearest Acura dealer. So I took the car to my local Honda dealer and had the technician reset the light reminder. He showed me how to do it myself. So in the future when the light goes on again I do not have to waste time and get a dealer to reset it for me.

Here is how you do it. It takes about 30 seconds and NO tools required. REALLY EASY!!!!

THIS PROCEDURE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE SELECT AND RESET BUTTONS DOWN THROUGH OUT THE PROCESS.

1. While holding down the SELECT and RESET buttons on the odometer. "Use your left hand for this move"
2. Insert key into ignition. "Use your right hand for this move"
3.Turn key to ON position.
4. Hold key and look to see if the display lights on your dash light up.
5. Hold the key in this position for a few seconds. The cars systems will cycle through all the necessary checks/lights and reset itself.
6. Remember to Keep holding down the SELECT and RESET button while turning key to OFF/ON position. Lastly, turn key back to ON. This should reset the "Maintenance required" light.

That's it!!!

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Old 10-18-2004, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info!

I dont need to use it just yet but I will eventually!
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Same here. not yet there. I'm just going to let the dealership reset for me when the time comes. But it's great know.
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Reset "maintenance required" light!!!

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... So I took the car to my local Honda dealer and had the technician reset the light reminder. He showed me how to do it myself. ...Please send me some feedback on this posting!!!
Instead of wasting gas driving to the dealer , you could have checked your owners manual. This step-by-step information is clearly outlined there .

Also, a Search function on this forum would have yielded similar results, as there are plenty of previous posts on this topic.
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Also, a Search function on this forum would have yielded similar results, as there are plenty of previous posts on this topic.
For future reference, there's probably very, very little, on any topic, that hasn't been discussed yet.
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Maintenance required blinking 10x after engine start up

Do I reset in the same manner as if the maintenance light was constantly lit?

Or is this for something else?

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Re: Maintenance required blinking 10x after engine start up

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Do I reset in the same manner as if the maintenance light was constantly lit?

Or is this for something else?

TY
Same reset. The steady light just means you've avoided the previous blinking long enough.

The owners manual holds the secret.

For the first 6,000 miles (9,600 km)
after the Maintenance Required
Indicator is reset, it will come on for
two seconds when you turn the
ignition switch ON (II).

Between 6,000 miles (9,600 km) and
7,500 miles (12,000 km) this
indicator will light for two seconds
when you first turn the ignition
switch ON (II), and then flash for
ten seconds.

If you exceed 7,500 miles (12,000
km) without having the scheduled
maintenance performed, this
indicator will remain on as a constant
reminder.
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This will work on 01-06 vehicles.
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Hello Fellow MDX owners!!!

I recently had my MDX "Maintenance required" light go on at EXACTLY 7500miles. I know there wasn't an issue with the engine, etc. The light was just a built in reminder to do regular maintenance service @ 7500, 15000, etc.

Anyways I live about an hour from the nearest Acura dealer. So I took the car to my local Honda dealer and had the technician reset the light reminder. He showed me how to do it myself. So in the future when the light goes on again I do not have to waste time and get a dealer to reset it for me.

Here is how you do it. It takes about 30 seconds and NO tools required. REALLY EASY!!!!

THIS PROCEDURE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE SELECT AND RESET BUTTONS DOWN THROUGH OUT THE PROCESS.

1. While holding down the SELECT and RESET buttons on the odometer. "Use your left hand for this move"
2. Insert key into ignition. "Use your right hand for this move"
3.Turn key to ON position.
4. Hold key and look to see if the display lights on your dash light up.
5. Hold the key in this position for a few seconds. The cars systems will cycle through all the necessary checks/lights and reset itself.
6. Remember to Keep holding down the SELECT and RESET button while turning key to OFF/ON position. Lastly, turn key back to ON. This should reset the "Maintenance required" light.

That's it!!!

Please send me some feedback on this posting!!!
I just followed the instructions , it works..THANKS A MILLION
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Hello Fellow MDX owners!!!

I recently had my MDX "Maintenance required" light go on at EXACTLY 7500miles. I know there wasn't an issue with the engine, etc. The light was just a built in reminder to do regular maintenance service @ 7500, 15000, etc.

Anyways I live about an hour from the nearest Acura dealer. So I took the car to my local Honda dealer and had the technician reset the light reminder. He showed me how to do it myself. So in the future when the light goes on again I do not have to waste time and get a dealer to reset it for me.

Here is how you do it. It takes about 30 seconds and NO tools required. REALLY EASY!!!!

THIS PROCEDURE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE SELECT AND RESET BUTTONS DOWN THROUGH OUT THE PROCESS.

1. While holding down the SELECT and RESET buttons on the odometer. "Use your left hand for this move"
2. Insert key into ignition. "Use your right hand for this move"
3.Turn key to ON position.
4. Hold key and look to see if the display lights on your dash light up.
5. Hold the key in this position for a few seconds. The cars systems will cycle through all the necessary checks/lights and reset itself.
6. Remember to Keep holding down the SELECT and RESET button while turning key to OFF/ON position. Lastly, turn key back to ON. This should reset the "Maintenance required" light.

That's it!!!

Please send me some feedback on this posting!!!
Worked just like you said. Thanks.
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Hello Fellow MDX owners!!!

I recently had my MDX "Maintenance required" light go on at EXACTLY 7500miles. I know there wasn't an issue with the engine, etc. The light was just a built in reminder to do regular maintenance service @ 7500, 15000, etc.

Anyways I live about an hour from the nearest Acura dealer. So I took the car to my local Honda dealer and had the technician reset the light reminder. He showed me how to do it myself. So in the future when the light goes on again I do not have to waste time and get a dealer to reset it for me.

Here is how you do it. It takes about 30 seconds and NO tools required. REALLY EASY!!!!

THIS PROCEDURE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE SELECT AND RESET BUTTONS DOWN THROUGH OUT THE PROCESS.

1. While holding down the SELECT and RESET buttons on the odometer. "Use your left hand for this move"
2. Insert key into ignition. "Use your right hand for this move"
3.Turn key to ON position.
4. Hold key and look to see if the display lights on your dash light up.
5. Hold the key in this position for a few seconds. The cars systems will cycle through all the necessary checks/lights and reset itself.
6. Remember to Keep holding down the SELECT and RESET button while turning key to OFF/ON position. Lastly, turn key back to ON. This should reset the "Maintenance required" light.

That's it!!!

Please send me some feedback on this posting!!!

Thaks a lot!!!
Worked just as it is described!
Just bought a 2005 MDX and was driving it home from the place of purchase, when suddenly after 400 miles it flashed. Was kind'a curious.
Again thanks a lot!
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