I’m pretty sure the “maintenance required” light on my car has not come on in my car for at least the last five years unless I’m in Missouri, on my way to Missouri or on my way home.
I know it’s just the oil change reminder but I hate having dash lights on. There is not one thing in the owner’s manual that tells you how to turn that light off and you wouldn’t believe the steps I have to go through to do it. In 12 years of owning that car, I still cannot remember how to do it without looking it up on the internet and even then, it takes me half an hour or so because I cannot get it right.
That’s the one good thing about getting the oil changed at Toyota, which Vince will NOT do . . they reset that blasted light.
The first day Addie is back in school, my one project for the day will be to get that light turned off! You wouldn’t think it would be so frustrating but it is.
This is what one place on the internet says to do:
1. Do not step on the brake
2. Press and release the START button
3. If the odometer is not illuminated, press the START button again
4. Place the odometer to TRIP A
5. Press and release the START button (odometer should no longer be illuminated)
6. Press and HOLD the odometer set button
7. Press and release the START button while holding the odometer button
8. If the odometer is not illuminated, press the START button again while still holding the odometer button
9. Keep holding the odometer button until the countdown completes
10. This should result in a cleared MAINTENANCE REQUIRED light the next time you start your car
That’s not even totally right because you have to turn the key to “accessory” to start with. I usually have to find two or three or four places that have instructions before I finally get something to work. Yes, I should find the one that works, print it and keep it in the glove box . . but I haven’t done that yet.
Wish me luck!
And, if you think that all sounds like a pain, try resetting the low tire pressure light! Ugh!