How To Reset a Toyota Corolla Maintenance Light

How To Reset a Toyota Corolla Maintenance Light


The warning lights on your dashboard or instrument cluster can often unsettle drivers, after all who wants to see a check engine light or maintenance light on? But not to worry, because the maintenance light is just a reminder that it’s time for your 2013 Toyota Corolla to receive some scheduled maintenance.

Whether it’s time to change your oil, your spark plugs or even your timing belt or water pump, this maintenance light is meant to help remind you of these regular maintenance periods.


But what about the DIY’er who wants to change his own oil, his own spark plugs or even his own timing belt? Because these maintenance lights are scheduled, and are not controlled by engine inputs, unlike your check engine light, it will stay on.

That’s when knowing how to reset a Toyota Corolla Maintenance Light will come in handy, so you don’t have to stare at at yellow MAINT REQ’D light constantly.


To perform this job of clearing your Maintenance Light, you will need to put the key to the “ON” position. The next step in learning how to reset a Toyota Corolla Maintenance Light is to locate the odometer button in your instrument cluster.

Here are the steps on how to reset 2013 Toyota Corolla Maintenance Light  :

  1. Put the key in the ignition
  2. Turn to the “ON” position
  3. Depress the odometer button until your dash readout shows TRIP A
  4. Switch the car OFF but keep the odometer button held down.
  5. With the odometer button held down, turn the key to the ON position again.
  6. Wait 5-10 seconds as the lines clear your odometer and reset your maintenance light.

Learn more about the maintenance light and how to take care of your car at or download their Car Care Manual at

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