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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2004 Honda Accord. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others 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 on your 2004 Accord, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Accord.
Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2004 Accord is intermittent, 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 - 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; have your Accord diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)