How to Reset the Toyota RAV4 Service Indicator

Updated July 20, 2017

These days, more and more automobile manufacturers are integrating a system for determining the best time for an engine oil change for their automobiles. Toyota is no exception with its RAV4. Once the computer determines your engine oil has exceeded its useful lifespan, it will warn you via a light on the dash. Once you see that light, you should change the oil as soon as possible. After changing the oil, you must manually reset the oil change indicator to keep it accurate for the next change.

Turn on the ignition. Set the trip meter to "A." The trip meter is part of the display directly below the speedometer. The trip meter reset button is located between the speedometer and the tachometer. Turn the ignition off.

Press the trip meter reset button and turn the ignition to "On" at the same time.

Hold the button until the trip meter reads "000000."

Turn the ignition "Start/Stop" switch on. Make sure trip meter "A" is displayed. The display is directly below the speedometer, and the trip meter switch is between the speedometer and the tachometer.

Press and hold the trip meter reset button, and simultaneously turn the "Engine Start/Stop" switch to the "On" position.

Hold the trip reset button until the trip meter "A" turns to "000000."

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