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2003 Honda Element Question: My engine light comes on and off. hasn't come on in a while. want to do a trip?

 

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wilnot, Silver Spring, MD, March 24, 2013, 20:07
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i got a diagnostic. here is what it says:

Definition:
aaVTEC oil pressure switch circuit low voltage

Probable Cause:
aa1: Check engine oil level and pressure
aa2: Open or short circuit condition
aa3: Failed VTEC pressure switch

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13401 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 25, 2013, 06:20
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    if your planning a trip seek diag and est as to prevent issues while on vacation

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    ziptie12 March 25, 2013, 19:08
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    Was the oil level low? MOST V-TEC codes I've seen are usually due to low oil and to infrequent oil changes. Post SPECIFIC DTC# for a more detailed answer.

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    wilnot, March 25, 2013, 20:19
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    Here is what the diagnostic found:

    Definition:
    aaVTEC oil pressure switch circuit low voltage

    Probable Cause:
    aa1: Check engine oil level and pressure
    aa2: Open or short circuit condition
    aa3: Failed VTEC pressure switch
    OEM Number to Cross: P2646

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    ziptie12, March 25, 2013, 23:37
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    IF the oil was not low , or extremely degraded, replace the switch. REF. Honda TSB 13-021

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