How to Reset Maintenance Light on Toyota Camry

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You’ve been driving through New Albany like normal when suddenly, you notice a new dashboard light flip on. That amber-colored glow is probably your Toyota Camry maintenance required light, indicating that you need to schedule a service – but do you know how to reset the Camry maintenance light? It’s easy. Learn how in this guide from Toyota of Louisville!

What Is the Maintenance Required Light in My Toyota Camry?

Before learning how to reset your Camry maintenance light, it’s important to be familiar with the icon, a “MAINT REQD” light on your dashboard. The light remains on permanently until you get an oil change at a service center, like the one at Toyota of Louisville. There’s a variety of benefits that come with a routine oil change, including:

  • Improving your Toyota Camry’s fuel efficiency
  • Ensuring a smoother driving experience around Jefferonsville
  • Reduction of wear and tear on vehicular components
  • Saving hundreds of dollars in mechanical repairs due to engine clogs

If you’re learning how to turn off the maintenance light, it’s important to keep in mind that the light itself doesn’t reflect any vehicular damage, so it’s still safe to drive your car for important errands or to a repair center for an oil change. However, the light can still be irritating if you just had an oil change and it continues to flash on your dashboard.

Whether it’s a glitch in your car’s computer or a mechanic forgot to reset the maintenance required light in your Toyota Camry, the issue remains that you’ll still have to learn how to reset your Camry’s maintenance light to turn it off.

Reset Maintenance Light: Toyota Camry Instructions

Learning how to turn off the maintenance light on Toyota Camry only takes a few minutes to master, but you’ll need to move quickly! We recommend looking over the instructions a few times before you start, so you can be prepared for each step – the timing can be tricky.

  1. Put your key in the ignition and flip to position one. This is the first set before you start the engine.
  2. Push and hold the dashboard odometer button and turn the key to position two.
  3. Keep holding the odometer button until the maintenance light starts to flash. You might even hear beeping noises. The light should go out.
  4. Let go of the odometer button and start your car.
  5. If the light is off when you start your car, the process is complete.
  6. If the light is still on, repeat the process.

Scheduling Maintenance

While it’s easy to turn off maintenance lights on Toyota Camry models, don’t forget to schedule a service appointment! Your maintenance light pops on when you’re due for a visit to the shop, usually around 5,000 miles. At that 5,000-mile marker, you should consider the following routine maintenance services:

Of course, our technicians are happy to fine-tune your maintenance appointment based on your car’s make and model, your driving style, and other factors. Just get in touch with our Louisville service center and we’ll make sure your car gets the care that it needs!

Schedule Your Service with Toyota of Louisville

The technicians at Toyota of Louisville are always happy to help our neighbors in Elizabethtown and Lexington, so feel free to schedule your appointment at your convenience! Whether you need basic how-to tips, like finding out how long oil changes takewhy your car is leaking water, how to get a Toyota key fob replacement, or any other service and parts tips, we’ve got plenty of resources available on our site! If you’re in need of a more substantial repair, our team will bring out the very best in your vehicle. Check out our service specials and consider our Toyota Express service if you’re short on time!

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