DISCOVER
×

How to Reset a Toyota Maintenance Oil Change Light

Updated March 23, 2017

Toyota cars and trucks come with a handy maintenance reminder indicator. This indicator appears on the dashboard and lets you know when it's time to change the oil. The light that appears reads "Main. Required." Once you change the Toyota's oil, reset the maintenance required/oil change light to turn it off. The procedure differs slightly among Toyota vehicles.

Start the Corolla or Camry's engine. Push the trip odometer button until the mileage display shows "Trip A."

Turn the engine off. Push and hold the trip odometer button. While holding it, turn the ignition to "On."

Release the trip odometer button when the mileage shows "000000." This confirms the light is reset. Turn the ignition off.

Turn the ignition on. Push the trip odometer button until the vehicle mileage reading shows in the odometer.

Turn the ignition off. Push and hold the trip odometer button.

Turn the ignition back on while holding the trip odometer button. Release the button when you see "000000."

Turn the Tundra's ignition on. Push the trip odometer button several times until "Trip A" appears on the odometer.

Turn off the ignition. Press and hold the trip odometer button.

Turn the ignition on while holding the trip odometer button. Release the button when you see "Main. Required Reset." On some Tundra models, you will see "000000" instead.

bibliography-icon icon for annotation tool Cite this Article

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.