How to Turn Off the Maintenance Required Light on Vehicles

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

The maintenance required light, or "Maint Reqd" as it's displayed on the instrument panel, on the Vehicles is not to be confused with a check engine light. The maintenance light is designed to come on Vehicles service intervals to inform the owner or driver that it's time Vehicles an oil change service on the hybrid Vehicles. Vehicles do-it-yourself oil change enthusiasts who own a Vehicles this procedure takes less than a minute and requires no tools. You should reset the light after each oil change service so you know when the next one is due.

Under The Hood:

 How to Turn Off the Maintenance Required Light on a Toyota Camry

Put your vehicle in "Park" and turn the ignition key to the "off" position.

Locate the button used to toggle between your trip odometer, which should be near the speedometer display. Press the button and hold it down.

Turn your vehicle's ignition to the "acc" setting while holding the button. Do not crank the vehicle. Hold the position for five seconds and turn the ignition key off. Release the button. The maintenance light will be reset and will illuminate again the next time service is due.

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Put the key in the ignition.

Press and hold the odometer reset knob. This is the knob that sticks out on the bottom right of the instrument cluster. While holding this button, turn the key to the "On" position, but do not start the engine.

Continue to hold the odometer reset knob until the "Maintenance Required" light disappears -- about 10 seconds. If the "Maintenance Required" light does not disappear, turn the car off and try the procedure again.

 How to Turn Off the Maintenance Required Light in Your Toyota

Put the key in the ignition and turn it up one notch. The dashboard lights will not turn on.

Hold down your trip meter button next to the odometer.

When you are holding the trip meter button down, turn your key to the next notch. So, the dashboard lights will be on, but the car will not be started. Do not start the car.

Continue holding the trip meter button until the light turns off. You have now reset your Maintenance Required, or Maint Reqd, light.

 How to Turn Off the Maintenance Required Light on a Toyota Prius

Start the Prius with the push button ignition system.

Set the trip-odometer display on the instrument panel to the odometer setting (not the trip mileage, but the actual mileage of the Prius).

Power the Prius down by hitting the ignition button again.

Locate the odometer-trip button located near the center of the dashboard.

Depress and hold the odometer-trip button with your right hand and then power on the Prius with the ignition button with your left hand.

Continue to hold the odometer-trip button until the "Maint Reqd" light goes out on the instrument panel.

 How to Turn Off the Maintenance Required Light on a Honda Accord (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Look at the speedometer in the dashboard and find the small, black peg or button near the plastic face of the gauges. This is normally used to reset the trip odometer, it may be sticking through the clear plastic.

With the car turned off, push and hold this button in.

While still holding the button in, insert your car key into the ignition and turn it to the "on" position. It's OK if you actually start the engine.

With the key in the ON position, hold the button for about 10 seconds or so until the Maintenance Required light turns off.

Turn the key off and back on. The light should stay off for several thousand miles, usually until the next designated oil change per your user's manual.

Items you will need

  • Your car key

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