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Need to reset oil maintenance required service indicator.

Customer Question

HI
need to reset oil maintenance required service indicator. this is not a light but a message displayed on the dashboard in the middle of the display. the car was serviced but the garage was unable to reset . nearest lexus garage refused to reset as they did not do the service and as i live 40 miles from there this really was not an option . so can you please help
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 month ago.

Hello

this should be the procedure:

  1. Turn ignition switch to the ON position
  2. Set the Odometer/Trip Display to the ODO mode
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position
  4. Depress and HOLD the Trip Meter RESET button while turning the ignition switch to the ON position.
  5. The Service Maintenance Reminder Light will

a. Illuminate solidly for 3 seconds

b. Blink for 2 seconds

c. Illuminate solidly for 1 second

d. Turn off

6. Release the Trip Meter RESET button.

7. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.

8. Turn the ignition to the ON position, and confirm that the Service Maintenance Reminder Light goes out. NOTE: If the light continues blinking in step 5a, turn the ignition off, and repeat the procedure from step 1.

and see here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l0kWXlMRdA

Expert:  Matt replied 1 month ago.

and also here

https://youtu.be/Qb7BAXw78fg

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hi
it is not the orange engine management light . it is simply a message that displays on the multi-function centre information panel on the dash board. where you can see the tyre pressure and how the electric motor is being powered ,fuel usage depending on what mode you put it in .it is the rc300h,not the rx350
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hi
have included picture of instrument panel to show what i mean.
thanks
Expert:  Matt replied 1 month ago.

Hello

OK

try

  • Turn the ignition switch to the “On” position, but do not start the engine
  • Press the odometer button until you see Trip A on the little screen
  • Next, turn the ignition “off”
  • Press and hold the Trip Odometer Reset button, and turn the ignition switch to the “On” position
  • Continue to hold down the Trip Odometer Reset button until “000000” MILES appears on the display and the maintenance light turns off.

if this doesn't work then it'll need the use of a diagnostic tool to reset it like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-RC300H-Diagnostic-Scan-Tool-Reset-Fault-Code-Reader-iCarsoft-i905-/371589435228?epid=1342914393&hash=item568474cf5c:g:Jp8AAOSwnTJW~iqx