1998 honda accord check engine light on: 1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L V6 Sedan (4 Door)

1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L V6 Sedan (4 Door)

1. Getting Started — Prepare for the repair

2. Locate OBD Port — Find the OBD port on your vehicle

3. Scan for Codes — How to scan your vehicle for trouble codes

4. More Info. — Additional information on check engine lights

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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 1998 Honda Accord. If you have a flashing check engine light, turn off the engine immediately to prevent potential motor damage. Whereas a steady check engine light may mean you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics OBD plug location on your 1998 Accord, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Accord.

Is it OK to drive with a check engine light on? Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 1998 Accord is not steady, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Accord, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Accord and have it towed to your nearest mechanic – a blinking check engine light means you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean after finding the Accord OBD port location and scanning the codes; have your Accord diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.

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I already replace the IAC valve and egr and thermostat but when I have been driving for a while and park for a few minutes with engine off. I could not restart my engine, it would start for a second and dies down.

Took it to several mechanics and they could not find the problem, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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@christan8800 , christan8800 , Honda’s did have a big problem with bad ignition switches see links below. There are lots of other possibilities bad/faulty ignition, failing/bad fuel pump, clogged gas filter, skipped a tooth on timing belt, bad distributor, etc,etc.. Just because the engine light is not presently on does not mean there are no codes, have it checked as if code present could help diagnose issue. Some of the auto parts suppliers offer free code reading like Pepboys, Nappa, Advanced auto parts,etc and some of the guys are very knowledgeable and may have seen the issue often and put you on the right track, if you can get the car there.. I know this does not solve your issue but gives you more of an idea of potential causes. Good luck.

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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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