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A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2008 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 2008 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 2008 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.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6 Sedan (4 Door)