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Old 06-18-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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"Maintenance required" light on

The 'maint req' light on the panel was flashing, which I know means it's time for an oil change. I had the oil changed several weeks ago, and now the light has gone from flashing to being on all the time. I checked ALL fluid levels and they are fine.

My suspicion is that there is an electronic counter that would normally have been re-set had I taken the car to a dealer for the oil change. [This is the case with our Mini Cooper S] I simply did not have time to spend half a day or more at a dealer, so I had Valvoline change it.

I'm hoping to avoid a session at the dealership, as this seems similar to the "check engine" light in other cars that basically means a blank-check trip to the dealer ($$$$$$)

Any feedback appreciated
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

check the DIY section under engine and here is an link to a thread on the other site
http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20749
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

Many thanks for that link. I will try re-setting the oil interval light and see what happens!!

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Old 06-18-2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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no problem we are here to help and thank you
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Welcome! We even have the video instructions here: http://www.clubxb.com/forums/f28/mai...tml#post349637
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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I tried the printed instructions and BINGO! Worked like a charm. A very useful piece of information that they left out of the owner's manual. At least I didn't see it.

I was going to reset it for 3K, but I was so facinated watching the countdown on the odometer panel that I let it reset completely.

Thanks for all the support. I need to log in more often
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:18 PM   #8
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

i tried it on my 09 and it doesn't work...any instructions for the 2nd gen XB?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:02 AM   #9
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

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i tried it on my 09 and it doesn't work...any instructions for the 2nd gen XB?
You need to be in "Trip A" mode instead of "ODO"
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:58 PM   #10
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

i cant beleave it was that simple thanx guys now i dont have to go to toyota any more to get the stupid light shut off
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

Great Post - Much help that thing has been driving me crazy !!
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Re: "Maintenance required" light on

I wish I read this post earlier. I just dropped a wasted $50 at Toyota to get them to reset the light.
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