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Resetting "Maintenance Required" light

How do I reset or clear the "Maintenance Required" light on the Instrument panel of a Toyota Camry 2008? I have carried out the routine maintenance required, and have attempted to clear this light by following the steps of holding the odometer button down, then turning on the ignition and holding it for over 15secs. Yet, it does not clear.

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The solution to this is posted on another thread for the Sienna :

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If it was me i would stop by your local Toyota dealer ship and talk with the service manager and he or she be able to help you with this you can also give these websites a try and wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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    The maintenance required light is there to remind you that your oil change is due. This light needs to be reset after the oil ic changed, it is manually reset. If you just had your oil changed, the light will not go off by itself. The light is designed to illuminate after 5,000 miles since the last reset procedure.

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