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I've been having an issue for over a year now with my 2007 Honda CR-V. At first, my doors would lock and unlock themselves periodically while driving. During this time I began having an issue with my car periodically not starting in the morning and needing a jump - something was draining my battery overnight (nothing left on). I first got a brand new battery (needed it anyway), but the issues persisted. After looking it up I saw the recall re the door acuators. I brought it to Honda and they replaced all four. I was still having the issues w/the doors and they say its not related. They suggested replacing the electric (fuse?) box or whatever it is - to the tune of about $1,000. I have 158,000 miles on the car and really don't want to invest that money on a maybe. I had an electrical specialist look at it and he also couldn't pinpoint the issue but suggested just disconnecting the negative on the battery at night to save the $. I've been doing that since about September with zero issues since. I do that at night because its easier than jumping it in the morning if its dead. Fast forward to now - my car inspection was due (Massachusetts) and I got a restricted from my mechanic because the emissions part was not ready (obviously because I disconnect the battery at night). He told me everything takes time to reset and probably driving about 50 miles would do it. Any advice on this and how long or what pattern it would actually take to "reset" everything and go get my sticker. I have a 60 day grace period.
 

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Check out this link: http://repairpal.com/drive-cycle-emissions-readiness-monitors
There are others out there if you search for them.
A couple more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShOFmLrGLk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YcOdYJzIzQ
Perhaps someone with a CRV will post and let you know what they did.

Usually you can narrow down the parasitic battery drain by removing fuses until you find one stops the drain.
Then you can usually pinpoint what is doing the drain.
There are procedures to do in that can be found on the Internet.

If you have your owner's manual , look for "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" as it does address this issue about resetting the computer for emission testing.
It is on page 310 and 332 in the 2007 manual, free download on the Internet: http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/information/2007/CR-V/manuals

"To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to the ON(II) position,without starting the engine. The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for 20seconds. If it then goes off,the readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times,the readiness codes are not set. If possible,do not take your vehicle for an emissions test until the readiness codes are set."
The above was taken from a 2008 manual.
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readiness codes take two closed loop cycles. Two long drives with the motor fully warmed up. Your electrical specialist should have hooked up an amp meter and check what is drawing current by removing fuses one at a time.
 
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