How to Reset Toyota Sienna Maint Reqd Light

How to Reset Toyota Sienna Maint Reqd Light
How to Reset Toyota Sienna Maint Reqd Light

If you change your own oil or if the dealership forgot to reset your Maint Reqd maintenance reminder light you don’t need to drive all the way back to the dealer to get it reset–you can do it yourself.

Equipment:

How to Reset Toyota Sienna Maint Reqd Light

Step 1: Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the “On” position BUT do not start the van.

ON is one past the Accessory position and is as seen below:

Turn the ignition to the ON position
Turn the ignition to the ON position

Step 2: Press and release the ODO/Trip button over and over until you see ODO and the mileage of your van.

If it already says ODO then you can skip to the next step.  It is located below and in-between the tachometer and speedometer on the dash:

Toyota Sienna Trip Button Location
Toyota Sienna Trip Button Location

When you push the ODO/Trip button it will cycle through: Trip A, Trip B, ODO/mileage.

Step 3: Turn the ignition to the OFF position.

Step 4: Press and hold the ODO/Trip button and keep holding it in.

Press and hold and keep holding down the ODO/Trip Button
Press and hold and keep holding down the ODO/Trip Button

Step 5: While you are still holding down the ODO/Trip button turn the ignition to the ON position.

Step 6: Continue to hold down the ODO/Trip button while the Maint Reqd light resets.

You will see the display flash through the following screens:

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Here is a video of me completing Step 6:

Now you are done and you did it yourself!

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2 Comments

  • Great write up, John. I’ll be using this one within the next couple thousand miles on my Sienna.

    Question for you: Do you know what triggers the light to come on? Does it simply come on every 5K miles, or is there an actual sensor that is monitoring the condition of the oil, as some cars have?

    • Well, if it could tell whether the oil was bad it would reset itself once you changed it and we wouldn’t need to reset it manually 🙂 I’m nearly positive it just counts 5,000 miles from the last time it was reset. In the official Toyota Sienna Maintenance Manual it has a footnote at the bottom of every 5,000 mile service and states “Reset the oil replacement reminder (“MAINT REQD”) light after replacing engine oil, if vehicle is equipped with this light.” I hope this helps.

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