Write-Up: Reset Maintenance Indicator

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  1. Stevenredx

    Stevenredx New Member

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    Reset Maintenance Indicator (05+)

    Source: customtacos.com
    By: Wepps03Coma


    This is directly from the owners manual Section 1-6 "Operation of the Instruments and Controls" under "Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers" Subsection G "Engine Oil Replacement Reminder Light" page 150

    Clearing the "Maint Reqd" light on 2005 and up Tacoma's

    This light acts as a reminder to replace the engine oil.

    This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to "ON" and will go off after about a few seconds.

    When you drive for about 7200 km (4500 miles) after the engine oil replacement this light illuminates for about 3 seconds and then flashes for about 12 seconds with the ignition key turned to the "ON" position. If you continue driving without replacing the engine oil, and if the distance driven exceeds 8000 km (5000 miles), the light will come on after the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position. The light will remain on thereafter.

    If the light is flashing, we recommend that you replace the engine oil at an early opportunity depending on the driving and road conditions. IF the light comes on, replace it as soon as possible.

    The system must be reset after the engine oil replacement. Reset the system by the following procedure.

    1. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown

    2. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter knob.

    Hold the knob for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off.

    If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing.
     
    #1 Stevenredx, Jan 29, 2007
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    project-c2 New Member

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    Good thing I used the search button and found this. My light just came on. I tried it, but didn't set it to odometer reading. I'll try again. I love XR-U:top:
     
  3. i_ski

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    I betcha there's a way to check trouble codes through the odometer. I know I could do it on the Grand cherokee I used to have. If only we could find out how.
     
  4. AFP520

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    That's the check engine light, not maintenance required light. This is for oil changes only. It comes on every 5K.
     
  5. carolinyens

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    Mine just came on but I dont wanna clear out the mileage. Will this still work if i turn it to trip A or B?
     
  6. TitanRattler813

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    Not quite sure what you're getting at :hmmmm2: ... It's not gonna reset the total mileage on your truck. I just makes the Maintenance light go away.

    What mileage do you not want to clear? :dontknow:
     
  7. carolinyens

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    Well theres the overall mileage which is what comes up when on But if you just press the switch it goes to trip A then to trip B. I was just wonderin if this will clear out my overall mileage.
     
  8. speed_raca7

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    if ur asking if it would reset ur total miles driven, no it wont. before you turn the truck key to off make sure you have it set to odometer. hold the trip button and turn key on and continue to hold till the gauge does its thing. then ur set :top:no more maintenace light

    im not sure if it will reset ur trip tho.. sorry
     
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    ok thx for the answer. Thats what I was tryin to say. Its always easier to show than it is to say.
     
  10. Talerra

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    my light just came on too good going guys! thank you
     
  11. Ghost05X

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    Yeah my light just started coming on and i was getting worried. But i found this info and got it fixed. Thanks!
     
  12. deanbhula1

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    good to know
     
  13. Liquid-X

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    Crazy it was something this simple.
     
  14. amallgood

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    Thank You

    Thanks I wonder if this will work on our seqouia as well??
     
  15. qponde51

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    sweet worked perfect thanx for the thread!
     
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    Thanks a bunch
     
  17. cbr264

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    just did mine at 5K. no probs
     
  18. livinginsa

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    It works on about anything. i even use it on my hybrid which has a button instead of a key to start the vehicle. I haven't found any fairly new vehicles that it doesn't work on but I am sure there is something that it doesn't work on.
     
  19. InfernoX

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    Great write up, just did this. Thanks:top:
     
  20. X-cellent

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    wow... i didn't know it was that easy... Thanks. :top:
     

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