HOW TO RESET: Acura RSX Maintenance Required Light

Acura RSX Service Maintenance Required Light Reset

Quick and easy to follow tutorial on how to reset the maintenance required reminder light on Acura RSX, Honda Integra DC5 from the year 2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006.

Acura RSX Maintenance Required Light Reset


  • Turn off the Ignition.


  • Press and hold the TRIP BUTTON.Acura RSX Maintenance Required Light Reset - Press the trip button


  • Turn ignition ON while pressing and holding the TRIP BUTTON. The MAINT REQ’D light starts flashing


  • When the MAINT REQ’D light turns off (reset). Release the TRIP BUTTON.


  • Turn off the ignition, then start the engine to verify if the maintenance required light has been reset.

This tutorial may also work to:

  • Honda Integra DC5


About Acura RSX

The DC5 series Integra is the fourth and final generation of the Honda Integra compact sports car, introduced in Japan on 13 April 2001, and produced from July 2001 to July 2006. It was introduced in North America on 2 July 2001 for the 2002 model year as the Acura RSX, the name a part of Acura’s naming scheme changing the names of its models from recognizable names like “Integra” or “Legend” to alphabetical designations in order for buyers to build more recognition to the marque and not the individual cars.

In concordance with the introduction of the Integra’s platform-mate, the seventh-generation Civic being introduced in 2000, the Integra joined the Civic in abandoning Honda’s traditional double-wishbone suspension at both ends and adopted MacPherson struts in the front and trailing arm type suspension in the rear along with the new K-series engine supplanting the B-series.

The K-series engine features intelligent VTEC (or i-VTEC), which electronically adjusts valve lift, valve duration and valve timing, giving the 2.0 L engine a flatter torque curve relative to previous VTEC implementations which only adjusted valve lift and valve duration.

The DC5 received a facelift in 2004 (MY2005). The headlight and taillight assemblies lost the so-called ‘teardrop’ shape. This made the assemblies flush with the bumpers. Aside from the facelift, this year also saw other changes. The interior received new trim and gauge clusters, an immobilizer and alarm became standard, the body became stiffer, the suspension springs were redesigned, and the car’s tendency to bump steer was reduced. (source: wiki)