How to Reset the Maintenance Required Light for a Toyota Highlander

by David Clair

Many Toyota Highlander models are equipped with maintenance reminder systems that alert the driver when regular maintenance should be done. Oil changes are the most common reason for the maintenance reminder to illuminate. When the oil is changed by a Toyota dealer, the light should get reset as part of the process. You can reset the maintenance required light yourself if your mechanic does not reset it or if you perform the maintenance yourself.

Turn the ignition switch to the "On" position but do not crank the engine.

Press the odometer button until the total mileage shows on the display.

Turn the ignition switch off.

Press and hold the odometer button. Turn the ignition on again.

Release the odometer button when the maintenance required light blinks a few times then disappears.

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David Clair began writing for websites in 2001, creating online marketing content for business owners. He has written for Internet companies including eBay and creates training materials for an online education company. Clair is studying technical writing and pursuing an Associate of Arts in information technology from the University of Phoenix.

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