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Honda Accord Drive Indicator Light Flashes 8 Times

Anybody know what it means when the green light that surrounds the “D” on the gear indicator on the dash flashes 8 times when the key is turned to the ON position?

check the glove box for your owners manual, it will tell you what it means.

What year, engine size is in your Accord ???


This indicates an electronic fault in the transmission. For specifics, refer to your Owner’s Manual.

Be aware that failure to correct electronic problems such as this can lead to much more expensive mechanical problems in the transmission. DO NOT go to AAMCO, Lee Myles, Cottman, or any other chain transmission shop. Get recommendations from friends, co-workers, etc. for independent transmission shops that have been in business for more than 3 years.