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I have a 94 LS with 93,300 miles... and the maintenence required light flashes when i start the car... it eventually stops... what is wrong and how can i correct it. It was just in the shop for the trailing arms to be replaced... i cannot spend money like this./.. please help me..


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This is from a previous reply of mine to this question and a suggestion from "dwolsten."

Do you want to turn it off? it's pretty easy to do this.
First, this is just a basic reminder that the car may need to be serviced in the near future. Depending on how you've sticked to the recommended services, you should be fine.

First, turn the key to the ignition position (the maintenance light should be on)

Next, feel along the panel below the steering column. on the right hand side there is a "button". It's square in shape and is a switch that you can push in. You hold the switch in until you see the "maintenance" light go out. that's all there is to it.

This question sure comes up here a lot. Here's some more info about it:

The light flashes on start-up after 6000 miles, and after 7500 miles stays lit continuously. The stupid thing here is: who waits til 7500 miles to change their oil? So using this light as a reminder isn't terribly bright; you should be keeping track of the actual number of miles between oil changes.

The light is reset as others have described, but personally, I think it's a pain having to constantly reset it when it serves absolutely no useful purpose, so I simply disconnected it and removed it. No, this will not affect any other part of your car, so if you're tired of that useless light, feel free to do the same with no worry.
 

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Honestly, this was the most useless part installed on the Integra. I don't really understand why anyone keeps it on. My guess is to keep their car as stock as possible. Some people really take this too far, though: have you ever met people who still have the yellow airbag caution sticker stuck on their dashboard, and their car is 3 years old? I have.
 

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I like to call it the pay the mechanic some more money light. That is all the thing is for. I drive my car just under 600 miles a week so my light goes on all the time. It is really annoying. I am glad that I know how to shut the thing off now. Thanks everyone. Best car made. My parents got it for me as a graduation gift back in 1998. It had 13 miles on it at the time. It now has 68000 on it. It runs pretty much like it did on day one. For the first two years at college I did not have it at school, and then for a while I had a winter car. Wish I had another winter car, like an older four door teg. Oh well. Have fun yall.
 
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