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Old 11-10-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Maint Required light blinking after startup

After I started my car up the last 2 times the maint required light blinked about 7 times then went off. The car seems to be running just fine. What are the possible causes of this? Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Oil change is coming, its warning you that you need an oil change soon, after about 2-500 miles it will be a constant light instead of a blinking light, just do an oil change and your good :) no worries
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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Oil change is coming, its warning you that you need an oil change soon, after about 2-500 miles it will be a constant light instead of a blinking light, just do an oil change and your good :) no worries
yes, it has been about 3000 miles since my last oil change. i go 10,000 miles on synthetic though. how do i reset it so it thinks i did an oil change?
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Read owners manual, it's in there.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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do all yaris's have this light? i get oil ever 8,000km and i have never seen this light. should i wait for the light to come on next time
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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Read owners manual, it's in there.
bought car used, no owner's manual.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3940
There is also a sticky thread on 2007 manuals in the DIY/Maintenance/Service area of the forum.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #8
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yes, it has been about 3000 miles since my last oil change. i go 10,000 miles on synthetic though. how do i reset it so it thinks i did an oil change?
The computer is set to start the reminder at 4,500 miles (when it starts blinking).
After 5,000 miles, the light stays on.

It wouldn't blink after just 3,000 miles.

To reset, I just...

- Select trip A (pretty sure it's A, not B. Someone correct me if I'm wrong)

- While holding down trip button, turn key to accessory mode (no need to start car)

- Continue to hold as the 6 digits clear. Done!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #9
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trip A :), i use my trip b everytime i fill up
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #10
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yaris2010RS....Maintenace reminder light is only on Us Yaris not Canadian spec Yaris.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:37 PM   #11
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that is such a fail! lol, i guess toyota believes canadians can remember when to change there oil :p lol
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:12 AM   #12
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that is such a fail! lol, i guess toyota believes canadians can remember when to change there oil :p lol
I think the maintenance reminder light is a nice added convenience. It's not a matter of people forgetting maintenance. Whether it's a light, shop reminder sticker on the windshield, service logs, or using the trip odometer, something is reminding you. It doesn't just click in your brain when 5,000 miles has elapsed.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:24 AM   #13
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lol, i know, i was kidding. the light is a great feature. i personally use sticker on the window system. i know someone who, since their car was new (04 nissan altima 3.5L) only changes his oil when he feels its dirty or looking burnt. lol, car has over 170xxxkm on it and still going. i dont know if the oil change interval is what it use to be.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:47 AM   #14
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bought car used, no owner's manual.

I thought about that after posting. Might be something you want to get. Everyone here has seemed to cover how to do it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:56 PM   #15
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do all yaris's have this light? i get oil ever 8,000km and i have never seen this light. should i wait for the light to come on next time
My Canadian Yaris doesn't have this idiot light either. Thankfully!
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:02 AM   #16
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My Canadian Yaris doesn't have this idiot light either. Thankfully!
lol, i wouldnt go as far as calling it an idiot light (but it does show another characteristic y some believe our cars were made for old persons or persons with no clue about cars) the USDM yaris has it and srry muskoka but u must be nice to ur neighbour :P lol, they out number us on the fourm and most of our parts must come from them. lol be nice, if u blacklist canadians i will find u.....lol. atleast wait till i get my vitz logo
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:56 AM   #17
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Mine is doing a similar thing. It flashes right when I start it up, and it's about less then 500 miles away from it's next service, so I believe it's reminding me.

I tend to pay attention to when the next service will be anyway, but it's nice to have a reminder.
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