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The maintenance required light came on about a day ago and i don't know why i have changed the oil regularly and done all things possible to keep the car running perfect, if possible is there any way to turn off the light or did i forget to check something?

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    I think your confused and need to study your owners manual

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The maintenance light will come on every 5k miles.
All of this info is inside your 05 Scion owners manual.
This light is to be reset after every PM.
The vehicles repair record book will show everything that needs to be checked at that service interval.
To reset the light:
Hold the Trip mileage button in and hold.
While holding button in, turn the ignition key to the run position (Don't Start).
You will see the numbers in the mileage screen, turn to (--------) and then (000000). The lines will start to disappear.
When they disappear completely and the mileage returns into view. Then you can let the button go.
If you have done it correctly the light will be out.

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