Re: Maintenance Required light is on before i need oil...
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.
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rav4 reset maintenance light
hold trip A in with engine and key off while holding trip button in turn key and engine on.
keep holding trip button in until light stops flashing when it stops flashing then release the trip reset button this should clear the maintenance warning light. hope this helps
1. To reset MAINT reminder light after engine oil replacement, turn ignition switch to OFF position with odometer reading showing. Turn ignition switch to ON position while holding down trip meter RESET button. 2. Hold trip meter RESET button down for at least 5 seconds. Odometer should indicate "000000" and MAINT reminder light goes out.
Your 2007 RAV4 requires 4.5 quarts SAE 5w20 with filter change. I use Pennzoil and highly recommend it but all major brands are good. Use a quality filter such as Wix, Purolator, or Bosch. Change your oil/filter every 5,000 miles if using conventional oil and every 7,000 miles if using synthetic if you drive normally.
In my 2006 RAV4, Set the trip meter to trip A and turn key to OFF. Hold the trip reset down and turn Key to ON (do not start car). Hold for about 5 sec until the trip sets to 00000. Turn to OFF. It should be reset. If my RAV4 manual, it is in the light indicators section.
Select the trip odometer A first, then: hold down the trip button while the car is off, turn the key to the on position without turning on the car, then continue to hold down the button for another 5 seconds
I just did my 2007 RAV4 4WD 4 cylinder. It's that simple.
The oil plug is pretty easy to get to, the filter is a few inches higher and a few inches to the front and a few inches toward the center of the car and must be accessed from underneath the car. Note that there is not much room to get to the filter and that it is much easier to use one of the socket type filter wrenches (the one that you use a 3/8 inch ratchet for. However, if the filter is on really tight, then you'll have to use a more traditional filter wrench, removing some of the screws on the front plastic skid sheet will give you a little more room to work.
The four cylinder takes about 4.2 quarts of oil, check the manual for the appropriate type.
Finish by resetting the "Maintenance Required" light with ODO stick trick that has been documented by others. Note that my RAV4 needed the "Trip A" varient.