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Old 09-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #41
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When I mentioned it to my dealer, which I don't see often, he said you could try a piece of black tape over it until you change the oil.
There is probably a sensor in the oil pan.....I can understand Toyota wanting its customers to change there oil at a specified mileage, it may be a requirement for leased vehicles too.

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When I mentioned it to my dealer, which I don't see often, he said you could try a piece of black tape over it until you change the oil.
There is probably a sensor in the oil pan.....I can understand Toyota wanting its customers to change there oil at a specified mileage, it may be a requirement for leased vehicles too.

Jeff 06,V6,4x4 SR5, 6spd Brilliant red
Or if it REALLY bugs you, dump the oil, put it right back in and then reset the light.

Black tape? With my luck it would leave some yucky adhesive on the plastic that would smear when I tried to clean it.....better not go there
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BTW, my light will reset without actually changing the oil. Don't know if you guys were joking about that or not...
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You do not have to have the oil changed then reset the light. I changed my oil at 3002 miles (used Amsoil) and hit the ole reset, low and behold at 7502 miles the light started to go blinky blinky. I just reset it and did her second oil change with Amsoil at 8000 miles. I'll wait until 12,002 miles and it starts blinking again to reset it.


Black tape? WTMF? Seriously?? I would be searching for a new dealership after I heard that comment.
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BTW, my light will reset without actually changing the oil. Don't know if you guys were joking about that or not...
You can? Good to know for future reference. I just bought my truck and have only changed the oil one time, and it reset perfectly the first time.

I wonder why Jeff can't get his to reset?
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OK ! So we won't use black tape but how about if you cut a business card down to fit it just right and colored it black ? Or a small piece of black cloth?
My truck , as you know is a 06 and in between the first and 2nd oil change I did try to reset it, just the way in the instructions ..... I definately will try it again, but not today as it is absolutely pouring out side, we in New England are getting hammered by some tropical rainstorm that has swept up the east coast.
5 inches of rain expected over three days.....making it tough for a fisherman like me to get any relaxation.

So I will try the reset next time I get in the truck. In reality my dealership does very good work as far as I know, now I don't usually visit the dealership, as I like to use a independent mechanic figuring the dealerships (as a whole ) have taken the public for a ride many times.
My mechanic that I trust was unhappy to see me buy a Taco, as he said his income would drop since I was not bringing my 96 Monte Carlo around anymore, just a little joke, when I told him I was dumping my GM product for a new Taco truck he was all for it.

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OK ! So we won't use black tape but how about if you cut a business card down to fit it just right and colored it black ? Or a small piece of black cloth?
My truck , as you know is a 06 and in between the first and 2nd oil change I did try to reset it, just the way in the instructions ..... I definately will try it again, but not today as it is absolutely pouring out side, we in New England are getting hammered by some tropical rainstorm that has swept up the east coast.
5 inches of rain expected over three days.....making it tough for a fisherman like me to get any relaxation.

So I will try the reset next time I get in the truck. In reality my dealership does very good work as far as I know, now I don't usually visit the dealership, as I like to use a independent mechanic figuring the dealerships (as a whole ) have taken the public for a ride many times.
My mechanic that I trust was unhappy to see me buy a Taco, as he said his income would drop since I was not bringing my 96 Monte Carlo around anymore, just a little joke, when I told him I was dumping my GM product for a new Taco truck he was all for it.

Jeff , 06, V6, 6spd 4x4, SR5 Beautiful Red
Good deal, Jeff. Let us know if you are able to do the reset
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:58 PM   #48
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Reset light

Hey, I got it, evidently I did not hold the trip meter button down long enough!
Thanks everyone,

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OMG, thank you for this thread. I called the dealer to get how to reset Main Reqd, as I knew it was a reminder. They insisted I had to come in for it. What a joke! Thank you!
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Thanks to all

Thanks for that tip, I overlooked it in the book and again what an awesome site and awesome members for help!
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Thanks for the Info

Thank you so much for the information. Larry

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Just some fyi in case you don't know how to reset it. TcBob could we make this a sticky?

This is directly from the owners manual Section 1-6 "Operation of the Instruments and Controls" under "Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers" Subsection G "Engine Oil Replacement Reminder Light" page 150

Clearing the "Maint Reqd" light on 2005 and up Tacoma's

This light acts as a reminder to replace the engine oil.

This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to "ON" and will go off after about a few seconds.

When you drive for about 7200 km (4500 miles) after the engine oil replacement this light illuminates for about 3 seconds and then flashes for about 12 seconds with the ignition key turned to the "ON" position. If you continue driving without replacing the engine oil, and if the distance driven exceeds 8000 km (5000 miles), the light will come on after the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position. The light will remain on thereafter.

If the light is flashing, we recommend that you replace the engine oil at an early opportunity depending on the driving and road conditions. IF the light comes on, replace it as soon as possible.

The system must be reset after the engine oil replacement. Rest the system by the following procedure.

1. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown (For details, see "Odometer and two trip meters" on page 143 in this Section.)
2. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter knob.

Hold the knob for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off.

If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #54
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thanks guys for the information....!!!
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I wish Toyota would implement a OIL LIFE METER like Honda does and gives a percentage of useful oil life left..
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awesome, I was searching for this procedure. I did a search for "Service indicator" and got this result which did not help.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sea...archid=2161089

then I try searching on "Reset Maintenance" and cha ching found it!
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Awesome info, thanks! I need to do mine!
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Just a funny related to the trip odometer. I chuckle each time I make it into the dealership and they put the key in the ignition and turn it to "ON" just to change/read the odometer reading. No keys are needed to illuminate and/or switch the odometer from Trip A, Trip B, or ODO. So you can switch it to the ODO setting before even inserting the key.
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Just a funny related to the trip odometer. I chuckle each time I make it into the dealership and they put the key in the ignition and turn it to "ON" just to change/read the odometer reading. No keys are needed to illuminate and/or switch the odometer from Trip A, Trip B, or ODO. So you can switch it to the ODO setting before even inserting the key.
Never knew of this so I just tried it on my 2010 Tacoma and yes it works.
On our 2009 Camry it does not however.
I imagine the service reps check so many a day it is just easier to turn on the key rather than try and fail and then turn the key.
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