Toyota Maintenance

January 9, 2023


Toyota is one of the world’s leading auto manufacturers. For almost a century, they’ve developed some of the most notoriously immortal automobiles on the market. From decades-old pickups that still go to little sedans-that-can-in-any-conditions, most people drive ‘Yota’s darn near ’til the wheels fall off (which takes a bit longer than usual).

This doesn’t often happen, but sometimes after visiting a Toyota mechanic- or handling those repairs yourself- your maintenance light may stay on at all times. Annoying, huh? Well, we’re here to help with this quick little guide on resetting the maintenance light in most Toyota vehicles.


This exact procedure works for most models, but you should always check the owner’s manual, just in case. To find the owner’s manual for your specific model/year, visit this page of the official Toyota website.

  1. Turn on your car
  2. Turn off the vehicle, then Press Trip Reset and Hold
  3. Car on (still Holding Trip Reset)
  4. Keep the Reset Button Pressed until you see dashes, then zeros
  5. Release Reset Button

Now the maintenance light should be off, and you won’t constantly be wondering if you need to see a Toyota mechanic or not.


One of the more popular forums for Toyota enthusiasts is Toyota Nation. It’s not the prettiest site, but there’s still a lot of helpful information and a great community there. Not to mention you can sign up and then ask questions you may not be able to get answered anywhere else.

Want a bit more engagement and maybe some funny Toyota memes too? Then check out the Toyota subreddit. It can get a bit wild, but it’s always fun!


Toyota’s service is one of the less common necessities in life, a testament to the quality of its product. It’ll stay that way, too, if you’re careful to keep up with regular upkeep. And with this quick guide, you won’t be stuck with that engine light all the time.

But if you need a Toyota mechanic in Chico, call Tedious Repairs! We’re always glad to help with minor or significant Toyota repairs or to answer any questions you might have about our Toyota service offerings.

And please tune in every few days for more helpful pro tips, Toyota articles, and more!


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Buddy Rausch
Buddy Rausch

Buddy started his auto career journey at Butte College and started his own auto repair company in 2007. Since then he has worked on countless cars, diagnosing, repairing, and replacing worn, faulty, and broken parts.

After a few years, he moved to a bigger shop to accommodate his growth and to better serve the Chico, CA community. It’s a family-owned & operated business.

Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball is one of his many passions.

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