How does one reset the odometer on a 2009 Toyota Tacoma to zero after an oil change? The "maint required" light keeps flashing indicating an oil change is due which has been done. I would like to turn that light off . Thanks for any reply Herb
It sounds silly changing oil at certain mileage interval.
Acura oil change interval is not fixed like that. It
monitors engine running conditions and determine when to
turn the code B1(code for change oil) on. Also lot of driver convenience
features can be set to the likings of driver 1/driver 2 separately from
MID. When combined with after market remote starter brain, there are
many useful interesting possibilities.
On Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:11:07 AM UTC-5, Tony Hwang wrote:
Where did anyone say they were changing the oil at a certain mileage
interval? All I saw was a question about how to reset the service light
after an oil change. And even if they are changing it at a certain,
conservative mileage, I think that's probably better than relying on
letting the car manufacturer push it to 15K. In many cases the
manufacturer has incentive to push it, some now provide all service for
the first 75K miles or whatever. Less oil changes, more money in the
companies pockets. And any shortened engine life would only show up
OP, gave me an impression his truck oil change light was triggered
at certain resettable odometer reading. People change oil/filter too
often on newer cars which uses unleaded fuel, better formulated oil,
better spark plugs, hotter running engines. My truck dash shows oil
condition by percentage like 80%, 60%... 20%, then B1 code. I mostly do
freeway high speed driving. Oil change interval comes down to ~10 - 12
months. But wife's little 4 banger with short stop and go city driver, I
change oil/filter twice a year. Kid's Subaru WRX STi(modified, bigger
turbo, intercooler, tranny, suspension, exahust) is driven hard, always
on synthetic oil which is replaced every 4 months. All our vehicles
last over 200K miles without a major mechanical issues, never burns oil
during their life time with us. We don't trade in cars every few years,
we keep them LONG and take care of them. when enough money is put aside,
buy replacement with cash.
Got me wondering if I could put off oil change to annual on my 12 year
old Subaru that I only drive < 6,000 miles a year.
I get it done in a shop where I had bought tires and get free rotation
every year and had been changing it myself between rotations.
Friend also had op's complaint about Toyota as when he changed his own
oil at recommended intervals, warning light would come on anyway. He
had to go to dealer to find secret of turning it off.
On Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:01:37 PM UTC-5, Frank wrote:
I don't see why not. I sure wouldn't be changing it more than once
a year. I don't think any manufacturer now recommends any more frequently
than 5K miles or once a year. With synthetic they are doing 10 to 15K.
In MOST cases, whichever comes first is about right, because in most
cases, the low mileage vehicle will be making many short trips. IF
your mileage is low but comprises of a few long trips, once a year and
7000 would be OK. I'm going 2 changes a year on both the Taurus and
the Ranger - with synthetic that I buy on sale for about $20 per
change.. When it goes on sale I buy 6 jugs and I'm good for the year -
including my daughter's Hyundai.
then you would want to change it about twice a year. If longer trips where
the engine heats up to normal for a while then once a year shoud be fine.
I had a 1991 Camry and the recommended change was 7500 miles. I drove
about twice that many each year,but most trips were to work about 12 miles
each way . I changed the oil twice a year and put 190 K miles on it and
traded. My wife has a car that gets drive about 5 or 6 K miles a year. The
shortest trip is around 5 miles. The oil gets changed once a year needed or
not when I get it inspected and the tires rotated.
My Toyota truck was driven about 15 K a year and the oil changed and tires
rotated twice a year. I have retired and now it gets changed once a year as
the milage is a lot less.
On Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:50:37 AM UTC-5, herb white wrote:
I'd suggest googling for reset oil change light, not reset odometer.
I would bet that would work. If not, there are Toyota vehicle forums
that would have the answer. For typical vehicle it's some combination
of pressing control buttons on the dash together with having the ingition
key in the right position.
has been done. I would like to turn that light off . Thanks for any reply Herb
In my '96 Buick, it was something goofy like with the key in the 'on' position but the engine
not running, press the gas pedal to the floor and release, three times within ten seconds,
then turn the key off.
Yeah, with mine you hold the reset button of the A trip odometer, turn on
the key, and wait until it flashes. Easy enough but you certainly don't
figure it out for yourself. Thank the Gods for the automotive forums.
On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:50:34 -0800 (PST), herb white
I presume you have a lifetime odometer and one or two trip odometers.
And a button to swtich from one to the other. To reset a trip odometer,
hold that button down until it goes to zero. I'd be surprised if you
can reset the lifetime odometer and if you could a indicator mark would
show up saying it had been reset. That's what happens when you replace
a broken odometer with a new one.
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