answersLogoWhite

0

  • Car Computers and Sensors
  • Dashboard Lights and Gauges
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota SR5
  • Ford Explorer XLT

How do you reset the maintenance light on a 2004 Toyota RAV4?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-07-16 19:28:49

Best Answer
Copy

For my 2006 Rav4, it has changed just a bit. The technique is the same, however, you apply it to the Trip A odometer instead of the actual mileage odometer.

I ran into the same problem with our '04 Toyota Rav4. I came across this website on reset the light. It mentions that "it may result in damage to your car's engine." How, I don't know. I'm thinking about trying to reset it as shown on this website, not sure yet. See for yourself. Cut and paste this link into your browser. Let me know what you think. Please reply.

http://24.228.55.27:3979/users/rilardi/toyota_reset.htm

This answer really is no help at all - go back to another poster's question "How do you reset the "Maintenance Required light on a 2004 Rav4" and you get the directions that work - they worked for me! Just continue to keep the odometer button pushed in until the light resets.

Turn ignition to the on position, depress the odometer selection button until it reads the total mileage. Then turn ignition off, whilst in off position depress odo button again, whilst maintaining button depressed turn ignition to the on position, the mileage will then change to read ------, then count down to -, then 000000, then back to the driven mileage. The light should then be extinguished. Refer to handbook pages 114-117.

Go to your Toyota dealership to avoid problems later on. You never know if you try to do it yourself and you end up making the situation worse. Let them look it over and reset it for you if necessary. That way, if they mess up they have to fix it.

Work for the Toyota Corolla 2005 as well. I reset the Maintenance Required light on my car by following the same instructions on this website for the RAV4. Turn ignition on to see odometer reading, set odometer to actual mileage, turn ignition off, depress odometer button and hold it while turning ignition on again. It will reset to 00000 and then to actual mileage. Maintenance required light will go off.

The maintenance light is really just an, as my dad calls them, "idiot light". It's meant to go off every 5,000 miles, and is a prompt to get your oil changed. If you have the oil changed somewhere besides the dealer, they probably won't remember to reset the light. (And the dealer doesn't always remember either, but if THEY don't, I bring it back and make them reset it just because they should know better, dag nab it!) If you record the mileage when you reset it, you'll see that it starts flashing a couple of hundred miles before the 5,000 mile marker, and then stays lit once you've hit 5,000 miles. My understanding is that it is NOT tied to any system, the way the check engine light is.

This method also works for 2009 Toyota Corolla (I have the S type). The way I did what by selecting the Trip A or 1, not the ODO (or total number of miles). But after this procedure the light is gone. My understanding is that this light is only to remind the driver that the oil change is due. I think most of the drivers do not need these type of annoying reminders.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-07-16 19:28:49
This answer is:
πŸ€“
🀯
πŸ€”
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Related Questions

How do you reset Maint ReqLight on tToyota 2004 Seinna?

A person can reset the maintenance required light on a 2004 Toyota Sienna by holding down the odometer trip button. A series of zeroes will appear, which indicates that the light has been reset.


How do you reset a 2004 Toyota maintenance required light?

same as a 2005 odometer OS on turn key off hold reset turn key on loght flashes then turn off


How do I Reset maintenance light 2004 Toyota Sienna?

Set the odometer reading to total miles and not to trip miles. Now press and hold the odometer reset button in and turn the ignition switch to the on position. (Do not start the engine). After around 5 seconds of holding the reset button in the maintenance required light will go off and be reset. Release the button and turn the ignition off.


How do you reset the maintenance reminder light on a 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport?

AnswerStart by making sure the odometer is on actual mileage. Turn the key "off" press and hold the "reset" button on the upper left of the instrument panel. Turn the key "on" (engine off); the maintenance light will flash then turn off. Release the "reset" button and it's done!


How do you reset service light for a 2004 Chevy Cavalier?

The service light indicator on a 2004 Chevy Cavalier tells its owners when to send the vehicle in for maintenance. To reset the light, unplug the battery for five seconds.


How do you turn off the maintenance reqired light on a 2004 Toyota Sienna?

This light comes on about every 5000 miles or so to remind you to change the oil. Reset as follows: with the ignition switch in the off position, hold in the the trip odometer. Now turn your key to the on position and you will see a series of zeros or dashes begin to appear. Once that stops, your maintenance light will be reset.


What does maintenance required mean on 2005 Toyota Corolla?

According to the owners manual for my 2004 Sienna, all it means is that an oil change is due. You can google how to reset the light, in case the guys in the shop forget to.


How do you reset pit maintenance light for oil change in the navigation display on 2004 infiniti g35?

i tryed on my car it does not work pit light still on


Your gas cap was found loose and now you have a check engine light on How do you reset a check engine light on a 2004 Toyota Rav 4?

Reset the Check Engine Light by disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes.


How do you reset the change oil light in 2004 alero?

how do you reset change the oil light in a 2004 alero?


How do i reset the maintenance required light 2004 4runner?

Reset the light by following the procedure below: 1. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position. 2. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter reset button.


How do you reset the maintenance required light in a 2004 Toyota Highlander?

Press and hold the trip set knob (inside the speedometer) until it reads 0000, and while holding it try to turn the ignition key to acc. DO NOT START the engine. The messege will clear


How do you turn off the maintenance required light on Toyota highlander 6 cylinder 2004?

Read the owners manual. It has step-by-step instructions.


How do you reset the Maintenance Required light on a 4-cylinder 2004 Toyota Camry?

I have yet to do this on my 2005 Camry, but according to the Toyota Tech you must turn the key switch over (do not crank car) the check engine light will appear, now hold down the button on the odometer and at the same time turn the switch off than back on.


How do you reset service engine soon light in a pontiac 2004 grand am se?

How to reset service light on a 2004 grand am


What's the average maintenance cost for 2004 Toyota Camry?

about $100


Is there an abs light indicator in a toyota highlander 2004 model?

Yes, there is an ABS light indicator in the 2004 Toyota Highlander model.


How do you do manual reset airbag light Mazda premacy?

how do i reset an airbag light on 2004 mazda premacy


How do you turn off the maintenance required light for a 2004 Honda Civic Lx?

If you have done the required work to correct the problem, all you then have to do is remove the battery cables from the battery, wait 10 seconds then replace them. This will reset the check engine light. The above answer is incorrect. Removing the battery cable will not reset the check engine light. This must be done with an OBD2 scan tool. You said maintenance required light. Are you referring to the light that reminds you to change the oil. If so, you can reset this light according to instructions found in your owner's manual.


How do you reset the maintenance required light on a 2004 Honda CR-V Do you take it to the dealer This is 30K plus miles.?

How do you reset the maintenance required light on a 2004 Honda CRV Do you take it to the dealer This is 60K plus miles.?" Hold Down the trip counter button make sure it is on miles as you hold it down and have it down slowly turn on the key and that should reset it or just take the battery cable off if you don't want to go through all that.


How do you reset the maintenance reminder in a 2004 Toyota Camry?

Make sure odometer is on the mileage screen (not TRIP A or B), insert ignition key but do not turn. Then Hold down the reset button, turn the ignition key to the ON position only. Keep holding the button down until the mileage zeros out. Hold it down until the mileage comes back on. Turn the ignition off and then on, the Maintenance required light should be off now.


Where do you find the Fuel reset button for a 2004 Toyota corolla?

Owner's manual.


How do you reset brake light for 2004 BMW 745?

how do you reset brake warning light 0n 745li bmw


Reset restraint light 2004 BMW 5 series?

I have a 2004 BMW. I had an accident and the air bag opened. Where is the reset button in the car and how do I reset it?


How do you reset timing belt light on a Toyota hiace 2004?

I have 04 hiace. T belt liht on. Have removed dash can not find screews every one talking about and have tried pressing the reset on the front but no luck.