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#4175 of 5330 Re: How reset service reminder and oil capacity [carbuff10]
Oct 24, 2007 (7:27 am)
I notice the instructions posted say:
"1. Turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position with the odometer reading shown.
2. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter reset knob. "
My 2007 RAV4 has a similar "Maint Reqd" light. The instructions say:
1. Turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position with the Trip Meter "A" reading shown.
2. Press and hold in the trip meter button while turning the ignition key to the "ON" position (not 'START').
This also sets the Trip "A" meter to 0000.0
Turning to ON, while holding in the button in the odometer position produced nothing (but frustration for me). The service techs have said the 07 RAV4 and Highlanders after '03 are the same.
Trivia Question: How much money have Toyota Service departments made since the Maint Reqd light was added to make people fear their Check Engine light was on and make an appointment?
#4176 of 5330 Re: How reset service reminder and oil capacity [ajsystems]
Oct 24, 2007 (1:29 pm)
I think they're making less money now because dealers around here used to insist that you needed an oil change every 3750 miles. Now people have lights that tell them about the 5000 mile interval. At least in my case I'm having less frequent oil changes, which is now what my service department advocates.
Yes, the reset procedure is a pain. One time the service people didn't reset my light, or it didn't work. That's when I learned to do it myself -- to get the light to go off.
Bring back the days of the late 1970s Accords when you stuck the end of your ignition key into a slit in the dashboard to reset the oil change indicator!
#4177 of 5330 Re: How reset service reminder and oil capacity [carbuff10
Oct 24, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I have changed the oil & filter which was quite simple. I discovered that if you remove the exhaust manifold shield (only 2 screws & 1 nut involved) it makes the job easier to get to the filter. As for the re setting of the "maintenance Light" on the dash of my highlander, the procedure is similar but a bit different than what you describe, but it is quite simple. All that you need do is:
1)Make sure ignition is off.
2)Turn the ignition to ON position (without starting the engine) while similtaneously pressing the trip meter reset button.
3)Keep your eye on the odometer. In 3 to 5 seconds you will see a serious of dashes _ _ _ that will disappear from left to right. Then for a second you'll see the odometer go to zero 0 and then the maintenance light will go off. It should come back on 5,000 miles later, so I'm told.
Hope that helps anyone out there trying to figure it out.
Want to thank you all for responding and for being so gracious to my post. BTW, Mikefm58, I know you were not trying to be mean and I really didn't take it that way. This is a wonderful forum and I plan to come around more often for some more tips!!
#4178 of 5330 Re: EVAP Emission Error Codes [danmac]
Oct 26, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Did you get the above problem fix?
if so can you please tell me how and where did you get it fix.
you can email me ( dhaval60194gmail.com )
Nov 04, 2007 (11:58 am)
My wife and I are new owners to a formally leased 2005
Toyota highlander 4 door limited 4x4
Ive had it 24hrs now and so far so good at 39k miles
clean and well kept
I now own it and while I am quite capable of doing the standard maintenance myself
We did purchase an extended warranty, My wife is questioning if this was a good
Idea at an additional 1400.00 for 3 years full coverage
Also I'm looking for a service and parts manual on CD for this vehicle
#4180 of 5330 Re: EVAP Emission Error Codes [bigdogman111]
Nov 04, 2007 (6:33 pm)
you can email me
He could but then that would deprive other members of valuable information and ultimately defeat the purpose of a Forum.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#4181 of 5330 Re: New owner [keymastr]
Nov 06, 2007 (10:04 am)
I found my manuals on CD at eBay and I think they were $20 or less (bought in late 2002 so can't remember exactly).
#4182 of 5330 toyota highlander 2004 interior temp control
Nov 07, 2007 (3:27 pm)
We bought this vehicle, new, in 2004. It currently has 65,000 miles on it. However, as the weather started turning cooler, we began noticing that the temperature knob on the dashboard does not always work. We have to play with the knob by turning it back & forth and/or pushing in on it to get the temperature to change from cold to hot or hot to cold. Once adusted, it will stay at that tempurature. However, one cool morning, it took me 20 minutes to get the heat to finally run. Our mechanic said he couldn't fix it without replacing the whole kit which is about $600. Does anyone else have this problem? Or can you recommend something?
We have had 3 other Toyota models before the Hignlander & never experienced any problems like this. In fact, we had to have the lighter replaced under warranty. And it has since stopped working again.
#4184 of 5330 Re: toyota highlander 2004 interior temp control [lucky_777]
Nov 07, 2007 (4:41 pm)
Thanks for the recommendation.