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Old 10-23-2007, 04:55 PM
Dawn L Dawn L is offline
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Default Maintenence required light is yellow, 1993 Acura Vigor?

A few days ago my oil light came on. I pulled over and checked the oil, all was fine, and the light has been off since. My maintenence light has changed from green to yellow now. I have my oil changed every 3000 and it is not even half way to that. Does this light come on every so many miles on the odometer and a mechanic needs to turn back. Or do I need to really have some work done? It is running fine. 1993 Acura Vigor, 126k, have had almost 3 years and only 13K of those are mine, changed timing belt on time etc.....Thanks
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:57 PM
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the maintenance light is tied into the spedometer and should be reset when you change the oil and filter. depending on the vehicle that light may change from green to yellow to red anywhere between 3750 miles and 7500 miles.

the yellow light means that you are coming up on the next service based on the elapsed mileage from the last time the reminder was reset. if it wasn't reset when you last had you oil and filter changed, it won't be an accurate predictor for your next service.

i can't say for sure why your oil light came on; many independent repair centers put a heavier weight oil in vehicles as milege increases and that could have an effect on the flow when cold. you should go with the 5w20 oil recommended when the car was new.

to reset your light, you use the ignition key and push in on the vertical slot on the gauge cluster to the left or right of the light. the slot looks to be just big enough to allow the tip of the key into it. Insert the key and hold the key pressed in until the light returns to green. The reminder will then be reset for the next maintenance interval. On that car, you should change the oil and filter every 3,750 miles.

hope that answers your question
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:42 AM
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the maintance light come on every 7500 miles. so if you have the oil change before this miles, you need to reset the light. doing this by holding down odometer knob with one hand and your other hand, turn the key on for 20 seconds. the maintance light will blink and then turn off. now the light is reset
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