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Posted by trvlnmny on May 21, 2007, 11:32 pm

New 2007 Prius  with about 5500 miles. A MNTC REQD kight recently came
on. According to the user manual this means an oil chenge is needed. I
usually do my own oil changes on other vehicles.
My question is how will I get MNTC REQD light out if I do an oil
change on this vehicle? I am unable to find any other information in
the user manual.
Thanks for any and all help.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 22, 2007, 12:11 am

Check the "indicator lights" section of the manual.  That's where the
instructions are for the 2004 model.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on May 23, 2007, 12:28 am

At 4500 miles since last reset, the Maint Reqd light will blink at you
on startup.  At 5000 miles since last reset, the Maint Reqd light will
stay on solid.

It's just a reminder by miles that you are due for the next scheduled
maintenance.  It is not smart (doesn't go by time, or do any oil
analysis), just a mile counter. Usually that is an oil change/tire
rotation:  http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/

Should your dealer forget to reset it, or you go to an independent
mechanic or DIY, you can reset the light yourself.

Page 122-123 of the US 2004 Prius Owner's Manual (Section 2-5
"Operation of Instruments and Controls: Gauges, Meters and Service
Reminder Indicators", item (j) in the "Service reminder indicators and
warning buzzers" section.)



page 14 of the User-Guide:  http://john1701a.com/prius/prius-userguide.htm

Posted by migv1 on May 23, 2007, 12:28 am

Set your trip meter to ODO (not Trip A or B). Turn off the car. Press
the Odometer button and then press and release the Start button while
keeping the Odometer button pressed (I keep my foot on the brake, but
that may not be necessary). The trip meter will show a series of bars
that will disappear in sequence. Keep the Odometer button pressed
until all the bars disappear, and the maintenance warning will be
reset until the next 5000 mile milestone.

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