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Since I have had the car its the first time that
stupid light came on to get the car serviced. I really
need to do it. What is the usual routine? Should I take
it to Acura, or will any certified mechanic do? Dumb question
I know but the Acura dealer knows what they are doing,
but they are also always the most expensive! What did you
guys have to have fixed??
 

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LegendLSGirl, that little light is an interval reminder. I believe it comes on every 7,500 miles or so. You can reset it by simply sticking your key into the slot near the light on the dash itself. Now, you should be having or changing your oil changed every 3,500 miles. Simply keep a log book. Now as stated by Vince, there are several major important changes that will be required within the life of your car. Therefore it is best if we know how many miles it currently has.

For example, the Timing Belt is typically changed every 90,000 miles. It is vital to the life of your engine. A broken timing belt can result in having a dead engine.

Give us a little more insight on what was last done to your car, at how many miles, and what the current miles are. :)
 

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and someone once told me that if your car exceeds 200,000 miles, the computer won't recognize the car anymore and the stupid 'scheduled service due' will stay on forever and ever and ever and ever....just thought i'd share this little bit of info with you...:D
 

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Oh yeah, I neglected the fact the LS edition has the Information Center / Computer. Oops, forget what I said about the slot in that case, because I don't think it applies to the LS. There is some sort of reset switch, etc.. that let's you configure the mile intervals of scheduled maintainance on there. Actually, it might have been already posted in the forum, try a search :)
 

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The car has about 198,000 miles. I know for a fact most of them are highway miles. My good friend owned the car before me. She always took it in for services, tune ups even if it didnt really need one...I dont have a log book though. I can reset it when I get an oil/filter change...but the scheduled service do wont go off. I was quoted $350 for a tune up from Acura....ouch.
 

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Ouch. How many miles did you get the car with? Do you know when it had it's timing belt done? Usually it is done every 90,000 miles. So, if they did it at 90k, it should've have had it done again @ 180k.
 

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LegendLSGirl said:
I was quoted $350 for a tune up from Acura....ouch.
You might want to try "Valley Specialists" on 13th street in Salem. They are very good and cheaper than the Acura dealer. They did the timing belt on my Legend, they were $100.00 less then Acura. All they work on is Hondas and Acura
 

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Reset Svc Reminder

The service due light is nothing more than a reminder. To reset the sheduled service due light simply press the service reset button till it beeps. When the car has over 200K miles it is a little more complicated. You must reset the Information systems internal total accumulated mileage. This involves keying the IS buttons in a sequence to display total mileage. Then using same buttons to reset mileage to say 100K. You can then reset the service reminder for another 100k miles. I lost my notes on the button sequence to reset the mileage, but someone else out there must know how to do this.
 

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if you happen to come across the sequence of buttons you have to push to get that mileage display so that i can reset it....update us...i'd love to get rid of the friggin 'scheduled service due' reminder. mine is over 200K.:p
 

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How do you reset the service due light?
If you have the info cenyer, lift the plastic button on thre right of the display from the bottom(it's hinged). You'll find the service reset button. You can also change the intervals.
 

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Yea, reset when the key is to acc just before the next step where the engine starts. You'll hear a beep just hold it down till it stops.
 

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reseting service reminder past 200,000 miles

grizzly49 said:
The service due light is nothing more than a reminder. To reset the sheduled service due light simply press the service reset button till it beeps. When the car has over 200K miles it is a little more complicated. You must reset the Information systems internal total accumulated mileage. This involves keying the IS buttons in a sequence to display total mileage. Then using same buttons to reset mileage to say 100K. You can then reset the service reminder for another 100k miles. I lost my notes on the button sequence to reset the mileage, but someone else out there must know how to do this.
I was able to reset mine by pressing service reset and the arrow button below it together. You will get an odometer reset, put in 100,000 and press the other reset button. Be aware, everything will now be reset, i.e., milege, clock, etc. Milege will work again after next fillup.
 
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