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      12-31-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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How to clear 'Service Engine Soon' light?

I've been searching and searching this topic but can't find what I'm looking for.

Yesterday I had a coil pack go bad so the car was throwing me the 'service engine soon' light. I replaced the coil pack and everything is good except the the light is latched on.

So what's the trick to resetting this light? Code scanner? Disconnect battery? Take it to the dealer?

Thanks and happy new year!
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RESET

Step 1
Insert key into slot
Step 2
Press start/stop button without depressing clutch/brake and wait for the service reminder to disappear.
Step 3
Immediately after service reminder goes out, press and hold the odometer reset. After 3 secs a warning triangle will appear, keep the odo. button pressed and after another 2-3 secs the Oil can will appear. I f you hold it too long (10 secs in total) you will overshoot the runway and some German writing will appear giving the software level/ can bus etc. of the car. Go back to the beginning and start again.
Step 4
You are now in the service menu, use the toggle switch on indicator stalk to scroll up/down through the various service items.
Step 5
When you have the item you want to reset showing, press the BC button on end of indicator stalk. Reset should now appear in the display. Press in and hold the BC button for 2-3 secs and a clock will start whirling around and hey presto, its done
Step 6
You can now either scroll up/down to select another item (as in step 4) or you can press the start/stop button to exit.
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RESET

Step 1
Insert key into slot
Step 2
Press start/stop button without depressing clutch/brake and wait for the service reminder to disappear.
Step 3
Immediately after service reminder goes out, press and hold the odometer reset. After 3 secs a warning triangle will appear, keep the odo. button pressed and after another 2-3 secs the Oil can will appear. I f you hold it too long (10 secs in total) you will overshoot the runway and some German writing will appear giving the software level/ can bus etc. of the car. Go back to the beginning and start again.
Step 4
You are now in the service menu, use the toggle switch on indicator stalk to scroll up/down through the various service items.
Step 5
When you have the item you want to reset showing, press the BC button on end of indicator stalk. Reset should now appear in the display. Press in and hold the BC button for 2-3 secs and a clock will start whirling around and hey presto, its done
Step 6
You can now either scroll up/down to select another item (as in step 4) or you can press the start/stop button to exit.
Right, I've read this many times. I've also read that this is only for resetting condition based indications, not the service engine soon light.

Just went out and drove the car today and the light is gone. Seems I've driven it five or six times since I changed the coil pack and now the light is gone.
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Damn, just get my "Service Engine Soon" today and run across this post.
And this is after may daughter car (Accord with 133K Mls) died on the intersection few days before.

Regrading SES light - is it trip to stiller for sure???
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Damn, just get my "Service Engine Soon" today and run across this post.
And this is after may daughter car (Accord with 133K Mls) died on the intersection few days before.

Regrading SES light - is it trip to stiller for sure???
Mine went out after fixing the problem and driving it a few times.
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