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I had my brakes fixed by a non toyota low tech shop- now every light is on including the vls system check.. I tried the maintainence reset- but the abs brake light is on , the slipping light is on ... !!! Can I re-set those or do I have to take it to a toyota shop?

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You never have to take any vehicle, to any dealer, ever
Don't want to sound like I dislike them,they just don't fix much, and charge too much,compared to a local shop ,close to your home.
I would go down the street to a repair shop, and ask a few questions, and you may find they will clear your lights for free,with their scanner,in hope of your future business.

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