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2010 Honda Accord

3.5L V6 •
106,000 miles

CA 92625

$86 —

2011 Honda Accord

2.4L L4 LX •
111,000 miles

AZ 85031

$101 —

1999 Honda Accord

50,000 miles

CA 95757

$104 —

2000 Honda Accord

200 miles

CA 91340

$108 —

2014 Honda Accord

2. 4L L4 •
43,000 miles

AZ 85003

$101 —

2009 Honda Accord

2.4L L4 LX •
120,615 miles

CA 91706

$86 —

1998 Honda Accord

3.0L V6 EX •
0 miles

OR 97007

$104 —

2006 Honda Accord

2.4L L4 •
236,469 miles

CA 94143

$126 —

2004 Honda Accord

3.0L V6 •
185,557 miles

CA 94134

$126 —

2007 Honda Accord

2.4L L4 •
145,000 miles

CA 92503

$95 —

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Common Causes for Honda Check Engine Light

Has the check engine light turned on in your Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, or Ridgeline? It can be alarming seeing an engine warning appear on your dashboard, especially if you’ve never seen it before. A wide array of issues can cause a check engine light to come on, some more serious than others. Fortunately AutoNation Honda Renton is here to help you figure out what might be wrong, and what your next steps should be. Below we have highlighted the most common causes of a check engine light.

  • Loose Gas Cap: Your gas cap is loose, broken, or simply missing. Gas cap issues can reduce fuel pressure and allow fuel vapors to escape, reducing fuel economy and increasing harmful emissions.
  • Failing Catalytic Converter: Your catalytic converter can eventually clog with material, especially with higher mileage vehicles. The catalytic converter is a vital part of the emissions system, removing toxic carbon monoxide. A failing or clogged catalytic converter can severely impact fuel economy and vehicle performance.
  • Fouled Spark Plugs or Spark Plug Wires: Over time you will eventually need new spark plugs or spark plug wires. Your spark plugs create a hot spark that ignites the air-and-fuel mixture in the cylinder, allowing your engine to start and run. Faulty spark plugs or spark plug wires can cause your engine to misfire, reducing fuel economy, performance, and even prevent it from running altogether.
  • Faulty Oxygen Sensor: Due to long exposure to hot exhaust gas, your oxygen sensor might need replacing. The oxygen sensor provides vital air-fuel mixture information to the ECU. A faulty oxygen sensor can cause your vehicle’s computer to supply the engine with too much or too little fuel. An engine with too little fuel is at risk of total engine failure, and an engine with too much fuel will create excessive smoke and odor.
  • Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor: When exposed to dirty or particle-rich air, the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor could fail. Like the oxygen sensors, the MAF sensor measures the amount of air entering the engine and help ensure the proper air-fuel mixture. A faulty MAF sensor can cause your engine to misfire, ultimately causing poor fuel economy, performance, and potentially more unnecessary damage to your engine.

What to Do if Your Honda Check Engine Light Comes On

No matter the situation, when the check engine light comes on in your Honda, we always suggest stopping by our service center so one of our knowledgeable technicians can properly diagnose and repair your vehicle. Our service technicians have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment that can quickly read Honda OBD codes.

The way your check engine light is behaving though can help you determine what might be wrong with your Honda, and the severity of the issue. To help you better understand what you should do next, we’ve outlined possible scenarios:

  • The check engine light only comes on in certain conditions: If the check engine light is coming on intermittently, be sure to notice any changes in the performance of your vehicle when the light is on. If you do notice a difference, try driving your vehicle as little as possible until you can bring it in for service. Most likely something is on the verge of failing and you run this risk of your vehicle not starting again.
  • The check engine light is constantly on: Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system has determined something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Although your vehicle may seem to be operating fine, it’s best to bring it in for service as soon as possible to prevent additional issues.
  • The check engine light is on and there is a noticeable performance issue: If you are noticing a consistent decrease in performance with the check engine light on, your vehicle may have automatically entered a «limp-mode» to prevent additional damage. In this case, you should come straight to our service center or have the vehicle towed to prevent any damage to the engine..
  • The check engine light is blinking while driving: Not to be confused with the light occasionally flickering in the first situation, if your check engine light is blinking consistently that typically indicates there is a major issue with your vehicle and you should pull over when safe. If you are not close to our service center, we suggest having your vehicle towed here just to be safe.

If you any additional questions regarding check engine lights, please give us a call at (425) 526-5088 to speak with one of our teammates, or simply schedule an appointment with our online form.

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Honda Accord | Warning and indicator lamps

Brake indicator

Depending on the vehicle version, the lamp lights up when the ignition key is turned to the «ON» or «START» position (to check the bulb is working) and when the parking brake is applied, if the ignition key is in position «ON» or «START».

The lamp also lights up when the brake fluid level in the reservoir falls below the minimum level. The lamp should go out after the engine is started and the parking brake is fully released, if the brake fluid level is not lower than the minimum. The lamp also lights up simultaneously with the ABS indicator if the rear brake force regulator fails. If the brake light comes on while driving, there may be a problem with the brake system. In this case, pull off the road and stop carefully.


Please note that the braking distance may be longer than usual, you may have to press the pedal harder, the pedal may fall further than usual.

Test the brakes by driving carefully and braking on the side of the road. If the brakes appear to be in order, go to the nearest workshop while driving at low speed, or call a tow truck to take the vehicle to the nearest workshop.

Have your Suzuki dealer check your brake system immediately if: The brake light does not turn off after starting the engine and releasing the parking brake completely.


Disc brakes are self-adjusting so the fluid level will drop as the brake pads wear. Adding fluid to the reservoir is a normal periodic maintenance operation.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Indicator (Optional)

When the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position, the indicator lights up momentarily to indicate that the lamp is intact. If the indicator does not go out or comes on while driving, there may be a malfunction in the ABS system. If this happens, pull off the road and stop carefully, turn the ignition key to the «LOCK» position and start the engine again.

If the lamp comes on briefly and goes out, the system is OK. If the lamp stays on, there may be a malfunction in the system. If this indicator and the brake system indicator do not go out or come on at the same time while driving, your ABS system has a rear brake force control and some kind of malfunction may be in both the rear brake force control system and the wheel lock prevention system. If any of the above occur, have your Suzuki dealer check the brakes. If the ABS system fails, the brakes act as normal (without ABS).

Oil pressure indicator

Lights up when the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position and goes out after starting the engine. The indicator lights up when there is insufficient oil pressure in the system. If it catches fire while driving, pull off the road immediately and stop the engine. Check oil level, add if necessary. If the level is correct, have the lubrication system checked by a Suzuki dealer before continuing to operate the vehicle


Operating the vehicle with the oil pressure light on can cause severe engine damage.

Do not let the indicator signal remind you to add oil. Check the engine oil level periodically.

Charge indicator

Lights up when the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position and goes out after the engine is started. Illuminates when there is a fault in the battery charging circuits. If the indicator comes on while the engine is running, have the generator set checked out by a Suzuki workshop as soon as possible.

Seat Belt Warning (Option)

Illuminates when the ignition key is turned to the ON position and illuminates before the driver’s seat belt is fastened. In cars of some configuration, a buzzer may sound simultaneously for 6, reminding you to buckle up.

Airbag indicator (optional)

Flashes for a few seconds when the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position, indicating that the lamp is working. Illuminates if there is a malfunction in the airbag system or belt pretensioner (optional equipment).

If the Airbag indicator does not flash or come on when the ignition key is turned to the ON position, stays on for more than 10 seconds, or comes on while driving, the airbags or belt pretensioner (optional equipment) may be malfunctioning. Have them checked by a Suzuki dealer immediately.

Fault indicator (optional)

The vehicle is equipped with a processor-controlled exhaust gas aftertreatment system. The fault indicator shows when the system needs to be serviced. It also lights up when the ignition key is turned to the «ON» or «START» position) and goes out after the engine is started. If the indicator illuminates while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction in the aftertreatment system. Contact your Suzuki dealer to have it fixed.


Continuing to drive after the malfunction indicator light comes on can cause damage to the exhaust aftertreatment system; it can also affect the fuel consumption and throttle response of the vehicle.

Immobilizer indicator (optional)

When the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position, the indicator lights up for a moment, indicating that the lamp is intact. If the lamp flashes with the ignition key in the «ON» position, there may be a malfunction in the immobilizer system. Contact Suzuki for assistance.

Doors open indicator (optional)

Illuminates until all doors (including the rear door) are fully closed.

Low fuel indicator (optional)

When the indicator comes on, refuel immediately.


The activation of the indicator lamp depends on road conditions (gradient, curve) and driving practices that affect the movement of fuel in the tank.

Overdrive Disabled Indicator (optional)

If the 4-speed automatic transmission is in 4-speed mode (three speeds and overdrive), when the ignition key is turned to the ON position, the indicator lights up at a short time, indicating the health of the lamp. If the transmission is converted to 3-speed (by disengaging the overdrive), the indicator stays on when the ignition key is in the «ON» position.

Rear fog light indicator (accessory)

Illuminates when the rear fog light is on.

Glow plug indicator (optional)3

When the ignition key is turned to the «ON» position, the indicator lights up if the coolant temperature is low enough. It goes out when the spark plug heats up enough to start the engine.

Turn signal indicator

When the direction indicator is turned on, the indicator in the form of a green arrow of the corresponding direction flashes simultaneously with the indicator. When the alarm is turned on, both arrows of the indicator will flash along with the direction indicators.

High beam indicator

The indicator lights up when the high beam is on.

AT lever position indicator (optional equipment)

Fig. 1.33 . Automatic transmission lever position indicator

When the ignition key is set to the «ON» position, it shows the position of the automatic transmission control lever (Fig. 1.33).

Fuses Honda Accord 6, 1997


The sixth generation Accord was produced from 1997 to 2002. Now all gasoline engines of the F and H (P4) series were equipped with a VTEC. Remained in the range and turbodiesel. In this material, we will analyze in detail the 6th generation Honda Accord fuse circuits ( CG, CH, CF, CL ) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 of release.

Here you will find locations and photos of mounting blocks. Separately, we note the fuses responsible for the cigarette lighter and fuel pump.

In the engine compartment

Located behind the protective cover, closer to the windshield.

Photo — general view of the block.

Engine compartment fuse box diagram
No. Description Current, A
41 Battery 100
42 Ignition lock (BAT) 50
43 Right headlight, daytime running lights 20
44 Lighting ?
45 Left headlight, daytime running lights, high beam relay, high beam indicator 20
46 DLC, PGM-FI main relay 15
47 ABS, stop lamps, cruise control, horn relay, ignition switch light, key interlock switch (AIT), PCM or ECM 20
48 ABS (except ’01-02 V6), ABS/TCS (’01-02 V6) 20
49 Direction indicators and alarms 15
50 ABS, fuse 14 (passenger side fuse box) 30
51 Fuse 1 (fuse box in the instrument panel on the passenger side), power window relay 40
52 Relay TCS 20
Seat heating ?
53 Heated rear window 40
54 Fuses: 9, 10,11,12, 13 (passenger side fuse box) 40
55 Fuses: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (passenger side fuse box) 40
Front fog lights ?
56 Heater motor 40
57 Cooling fan 20
58 A/C Compressor Clutch, Fan Condenser, Cooling Fan Control Module (V6) 20
59 Seat heating 20
Dipped beam ?
R1 Fan capacitor
R2 Cooling fan
R3 A/C compressor clutch
R4 Heater motor
R5 Horn
R6 Headlights


In the cabin, the mounting blocks are located on the driver’s side and on the passenger side at the end of the instrument panel, behind the plastic trim.

Fuse diagram in the mounting block on the driver’s side
No. Description Current, A
1 PGM-FI main relay (fuel pump fuse), SRS (VA) 15
2 SRS (VB) 10
3 A/C compressor control unit, air supply, heater control unit, fans, heated rear window relay, heated seats 7.5
4 ABS (except ’01-’02 V6), ABS/TCS (’01-’02 V6), power mirrors, heated mirrors, optional connector S 7.5
5 Daytime running lights, ABS 7.5
6 Charging system, cruise control, engine control unit, instrument cluster, cooling fan control unit (V6), VSS (M/T) 15
7 Wiper and washer, SRS 7. 5
8 Auxiliary relay, optional connector R 7.5
9 Reversing lamps, brake light sensor, clock, driver’s door control unit, passenger’s door control unit, daytime running light indicator, instrument cluster, security system, shift lock (A/T) 7.5
10 Direction indicators and alarms 7.5
11 Ignition coil (L4) 15
12 Windshield wiper and washer 30
13 PCM or ECM, PGM-FI main relay, starter 7.5
R1 Starter
R2 Reverse relay
R3 Direction indicators and alarms
Description of elements in the mounting block on the passenger side Accord 6

Photo — example.


No. Description Current, A
1 Hatch 30
Power windows, front doors ?
2 Power seats 20
3 Power seats 20
Headlight washer ?
4 Power seats 20
5 Power seats 20
Rear fog lights ?
6 Daytime running lights 10
Oxygen Sensor Relay (ULEV) 20
Heater motor ?
7 Rear left power window, sunroof opening and closing relay 20
Power windows, rear doors ?
8 Front right power window 20
Door control unit ?
9 Cigarette lighter fuse chord, audio system 20
10 Parking light, instrument panel illumination, driver’s door control unit, glove box illumination, license plate illumination, visor mirror illumination 10
Bose audio system ?
11 Interior lighting, door lighting, trunk lighting 7.

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