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HOW DO I RESET THE MAITANCE REQUIRED LIGHT

EVERY 2500 MILES THE LIGHT COMES ON HOW DO I RESET IF AFTER I CHANGE THE OIL

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If the "Maintenance Required" light is still coming on that often, then you need to really pay attention to what is going on, you need to check what kind of maintenance it needs: oil, a/c, transmission fluid, valve adjustment, etc. Getting it turned off and not dealing with what it needs will not fix the problem, just make it bigger. Spend some time reading about your car and find out what routine maintenance it needs, what has been done recently, and what needs to be done. That light doesn't just come on that often for nothing.

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It's actually in the car's manual. Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the ON (II)position while pressing the select/reset button. Hold it down until the light goes out. Usually takes 10 secs.

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Take the battery cable off for a minute, should reset for you.

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