Maintenance required light

Tiny
AUDREYLEV
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  • 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
I own a Toyota Corolla 2009. The maintenance required light is on. I don't know why. I have heard that it may just need an oil change or that they have it go on every 5000 miles just to get you into the shop. Can you tell why that light goes on? Thank you. Audrey
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 5:35 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Take the vehicle to a nationally recognized parts store and have them scan the computer for trouble codes. Most will do it for free.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Could be the oil, tire pressure, timing belt and oxygen sensor reminder to check and serviced
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
SJHFIRE
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  • 2008 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,200 MILES
The maintenance required light continues to stay on the dash after I have changed the oil and followed the instructions in the car manual to reset the light. The instructions are to hold down the mileage trip button with the ignition in the lock or acc position for more than 5 seconds then the light should go off. I have attempeted this several times with no success. I even pulled the fuse to see if it would reset but no luck.

Any suggestions?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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2006-08 AVALON, COROLLA, FJ CRUISER, HIGHLANDER, LAND CRUISER, MATRIX, SEQUOIA, SIENNA & 4RUNNER

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.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FFAGRL2001US
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  • 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 3 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
The maintenance required light came on so I got the oil changed today. But now I don't know how to get the indicator for Maintenance required off or reset or whatever I need to do. Can you please tell me what I need to do to get it either reset or turned off please? Thank you!
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Try this sequence.

Turn ignition key to 'ON' and press the odometer button until the display reads ODO. Not Trip A or B.
Turn ignition key to OFF.
Hold in the same button you used in step 1.
While holding the button in, turn ignition key to 'ON'.

ODOMETER will change to
5 dashes - - - - -
Then 4 dashes - - - -
Then 3 dashes - - -
Then 2 dashes - -
Then 1 dash -
THEN all zeros 0 0 0 0 0
Then back to the correct mileage
The Maintenance Required light should blink and go out.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FFAGRL2001US
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It worked, thank you so much for your help! Have a good evening
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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That's good, was not sure if that was correct for your model. Thank you for using 2Carpros.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
VAMTXOOS
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  • 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 34,500 MILES
What is this light means? When start the engine light comes up and engine running 5 to 10 second, the warning light is disappear. This happen very times.

How do I check it out? It runs really good but I open the rediator cap when water still warm and I close it really quick back on. After this action, then the Maintenance Service Light come up. What did I do to it? How do I reset the computer?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Check your owners manual. It will give instructions on resetting the light.

NEVER open the radiator cap, unless the engine is cold.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PMP
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If the check engine light is coming on have auto zone print you out the code its free.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GAVIN2618
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  • 2007 TOYOTA COROLLATOYOTA COROLLA
I have a 2005 toyota corolla.I have 16000 miles while driving this light came on also oil change had been done.I have no owners manual. What kind of maintainence is required?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE3000
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At 16K probably an oil change and check all fluid levels, inspect for leaks etc. You really need an owners manual. Try ebay, you can get owners manuals there sometimes. I have seen manuals for 2005 Toyota's, just can't remember the model.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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MRPROFALACTIC69
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  • 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 54,000 MILES
How do I shut off the maintenance required light on the instrument cluster?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Turn key to off postion then press and hold the reset button under the speedometer, turn key to on, hold the button for 5 seconds, and the odomter trip meter should show 0000 and the light should go out.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SANTA CLAWS
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  • 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,000 MILES
How do I reset the maintenance required light after changing the oil
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Reset procedures depend on if vehicle is equipped with "smart key" system or not.

Reset procedure is in owners manual.

If you do not have owners manual, repost to this thread and let me know if equipped with smart key or not.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NANAAMA
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  • 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
Please what do I do? Because I changed the oil and performed the necessary maintenance routine. Please what could be causing this and what can I do to resolve this problem?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If it is a light to remind you to change the oil, just reset it. If the check engine light is on, have the computer scanned to identify trouble codes.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you so much pls how do I reset?
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