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#601 of 678 How to turn off MAINTENANCE REQUIRED light?
May 14, 2010 (7:33 am)
I have a 2010 Camry (4 cylinder) and since Toyota announced the new "rules" to change oil and filter every 10,000 miles I plan to do it less frequently. However, the minute my car hit 5,000 miles the "Maintenance Required" light came on.
1. How do I turn this off?
2. Is there a way I can re-set this so that it comes on every 10,000 miles instead of every 5,000?
#602 of 678 Re: How to turn off MAINTENANCE REQUIRED light? [awn7e]
May 14, 2010 (9:36 am)
Read the manual.
Going from memory..... with the engine running, push the odometer to the trip B setting, then turn the engine off. Next while depressing and holding the odometer reset in, turn the key to the on position but do not start. You'll see the bars count down 54321, and then it's reset.
Something like that. Going from memory and don't have my system handy, but the manual documents exactly how to reset it.
#603 of 678 Re: how much oil? [kiawah]
May 19, 2010 (11:20 am)
right on thanks i just changed my oil :].
sorry to jump to subject to subject... .
its about my catalytic converter (front). i dont have one, instead i have a regular straight piping that was welded by a private mechanic. my original cat. converter was damaged (had a hole?) and made noises when i accelerated. at that time i didnt know that was a bad idea, its a bad idea right? my friends are telling me it wont pass a smog test. but when the mechanic was done welding, their were no noises, car ran smooth than ever. my next smog test is about to come and i dont to fail it. what should i do? thank you.
#604 of 678 Re: how much oil? [imupabove]
May 19, 2010 (4:40 pm)
Don't know what state (and many times county specific) you are in, don't know what the smog laws are in your state, or how they check your vehicle. In a number of states I've lived in, they would inspect for any modifications to the original equipment.
(I'm surprised a mechanic welded that in for you.
If it was my vehicle, I wouldn't do anything until they flunked me (or not). If they flunk it, they'll probably give you some amount of time to get it fixed (as per the laws). You can do planning now (and save your money up), waiting for them to flunk you. Then you can decide whether you are going to throw additional money at the vehicle, given it's high age and mileage.............or get another vehicle. If they don't flunk you, you're good to go.
#605 of 678 Re: how much oil? [kiawah]
Jun 01, 2010 (5:51 pm)
would you happen to know where exactly where is the front cat. located? my father said it wasnt the cat. is the front cat. located in the middle of the car or right below the engine? b/c right below the engine is where the straigh piping was installed.
#606 of 678 owners manual for your toyota camry 2010
Jun 02, 2010 (5:04 am)
Can anyone help me with an owners manual for toyota camry 2010.
#607 of 678 Re: owners manual for your toyota camry 2010 [yowusu]
Jun 02, 2010 (6:15 am)
what kind of help?
#608 of 678 Re: how much oil? [imupabove]
Jun 02, 2010 (6:26 am)
Front cat is located right below the engine.
#609 of 678 Re: how much oil? [210delray]
Jun 02, 2010 (7:36 am)
ooh man that im screwed. that dumb mechanic. he can get in trouble for doing that i think. would it be illegal if i sold it like this? as is?
#610 of 678 Re: how much oil? [imupabove]
Jun 02, 2010 (7:57 am)
If your state or area has emission tests, then it almost certainly would be illegal to sell in that condition.