How to Reset the Oil Change on Toyota Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

Oil change reminder indicators have been present on virtually every automobile for a number of years. They remind the owner or operator that an oil change service is needed soon. Oil changes are recommended by car manufacturers at regular intervals, and oil change reminder indicators are automatically tripped once the car has been driven a specific number of miles since the indicator was last reset. This service reminder indicator light should be reset after every oil change. On the Toyota car it can be reset from within the cabin.

Under The Hood:

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Place the Toyota Corolla key into the ignition, but do not turn the key.

Ensure the odometer reading on the instrument panel is on the odometer setting (not the Trip A or Trip B settings). If necessary, press the odometer/reset button (located below the reading) until the actual odometer mileage setting is displayed.

Press and hold the odometer/reset button with one hand while turning the ignition key to the key-on/engine-off position.

Watch the odometer reading until six dashes are displayed. Each dash will blink individually once and then disappear.

Wait for six zeros take the place of the self-eliminating dashes. "000000" should be displayed on the odometer reading to indicate the oil change light has been reset.

Release the odometer/reset button and start the engine to ensure the "Maint Reqd" light is no longer displayed on the instrument panel. Repeat the procedure if necessary if the light is still illuminated. The light will come on briefly during engine start up (key-on/engine-off position of the ignition key), but should then turn off once the engine has started.

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Set the odometer display on the dash to "Trip A" by pushing the "Trip Reset" button once. The "Trip Reset" button is located at the bottom right of the speedometer window in the dashboard.

Turn the ignition off.

With your left hand, push the "Trip Reset" button.

With the "Trip Reset" button pushed down, turn the ignition key to the "ACC On" position.

Continue holding the "Trip Reset" button down until the odometer reading displays "000000" for one second.

The oil change reminder indicator should be reset.

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Turn the ignition switch off.

Press and hold the trip odometer reset knob.

Turn the ignition switch to the "on" position without starting the engine.

Release the trip odometer reset knob after the odometer displays six zeros, then goes blank.

Turn the ignition switch off. The oil change light will not come on the next time the Tacoma is started.

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Insert the ignition key and turn it to the "ON" position. Set the trip meter to the "A" setting.

Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position. Press in the trip meter reset knob and hold it while turning the ignition key to the "ON" position.

Hold the reset knob for a minimum of 5 seconds. Watch for the indicator lights to flash and the odometer to flash "000000."

Turn the ignition key to "OFF" and remove it from the car.

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Sit in the driver's seat in your Toyota car or truck and look at the dash board. If your car has the check oil light on, turn the key in the ignition to the off position but make sure that you can still see the odometer reader.

Press down on the odometer's trip reset knob. Try to press on it for at least five seconds. According to the Synthetic direct website, if you are pressing the trip reset knob down when you start the car, the odometer will indicate "000000" and the oil light will go off.

Turn the car off again and then turn it on and look at your Toyota's dashboard. The Toyota oil light will be off. Consult your owner's manual for further details about turning the oil maintenance light off. Consult a mechanic who specializes in Toyota vehicles for further instructions if the oil light refuses to go off.