My mom just bought a 2007 toyota yaris less than two months ago. An oil change is not due for another 800 miles, and the car seems to be running fine with no discernable problems. Two days ago, the "maint req" light came on and has remained on since then. I have checked all the fluids, including the oil level and coolant levels, filling up the coolant which seemed low, but this has not made any difference in the presence of the light. Is there anything else I can do to avoid going to the dealership to fix this problem?
It's a reminder based on milage to change your oil. Comes on at about 4500 miles. Don't reset it till you've changed your oil. And the door only needs to be opened to enter the car, not reset the light...
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That light is an indicator that the required miles have been drove and it's time to do an oil change. The light should be reset after every oil change as the computer keeps track of the miles to warn you when it's time again should you forget.
If you want to turn the light off then follow these steps.
Push and hold the trip button and then turn the ignition to on while holding the trip reset button. Keep holding for 10 seconds and the maintenance required light will go offf.
The "Maintenance Light" comes on after your car has reached the required service miles in the book. When the dealer finishes the oil change or whatever the service is, they should have reset it. If it doesn't bother you you don't really need to turn it off.
If you want to turn it off. On some cars it's a small push button under the dash by the drivers left knee.
It's in the owner's manual, how to reset that maintenance required light. Also below;
Have your key in the ignition, but off. Well make sure its at trip A before you start this.
Next, press the button, but leave it pressed....
Now put the car into the "on" position....
The indicator will show a bar like it was counting down, wait till that
finishes and it all starts to show 0000miles or whatever it is. And let
this light can come on even thought service is not actually due. if the service was performed and the light was not on at the time, sometimes you cannot reset them if they are not actually lit, or 99% of the time the technician forgets if the light was not on. stop by your shop and they can reset it for you in just a few moments, and for no charge. good luck!
with the ignition key on engine off, set trip meter to TRIP A , turn key off , now press and hold the trip button and turn the ignition key to the on position -engine off , hold until odometer reads 000000 , and light is reset . its just an oil change due reminder .
with the ignition key on engine off, set trip meter to TRIP A , turn
key off , now press and hold the trip button and turn the ignition key
to the on position -engine off , hold until odometer reads 000000 , and
light is reset .
its just an oil change due reminder .
I would run straight up synthetic. It would require you to use it for the duration of the time you have the car, but you engine is designed just for synthetic. You'll get the most benefit from both if you use it. Try high end Amsoil, I know it's costly, but not as much as a ring job does.
That is a friendly "get the oil changed light" and a reminder that a 25K service is due. To get rid of the light, push down the "A" trip reset button, turn the car off (while holding the button down), and turn the ignition on but don't start the car - while still holding down the A reset button. You'll see a count up meter on the display that will tell you when the system is reset. Enjoy.
I just did this procedure 5 mins ago on my 2007 RAV....some procedures state to do it from the ODO position but that will not work....use the procedure below.
Set odometer to Trip A Turn the key off press and hold the ODO button. Turn key to ON Continue holding button while the light goes through the series of the ----countdown and then flashes 0000. Release the button and turn key to OFF.