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Toyota Tacoma SR5 My maintenance required light just came

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My maintenance required light just came on in my 2010 Toyota Tacoma..What does this mean and do I have to go to a dealer to have it looked at or can I reset it myself?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to! My name is DriveFast71(Ron) and I will do my best to answer all of your questions completely and accurately.


The Maintenace Required lamp is pre-programmed to come on at certain milage intervals to alert you that it is time to change the oil. If the oil was recently changed, the service Tech most likely forgot to reset the light. The light should be reset after every oil change to insure the reminder system and oil change intervals are in sync. You can reset the light yourself by folling this method:


Engine Oil Reset Procedure

  • Turn the engine switch OFF with the odometer reading shown.
  • Turn the engine switch to the ON position while holding down the trip meter reset button.
  • Continue to press and hold the button until the odometer displays 000000.
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