Today, I found a useful tip about my newly aquired 2005 Toyota Corolla. Dave’s BLOG: Hacking my Camry (sort of) is an article that explains how to turn off the MAINT REQD light when the mainenance people forget to. The manual and all of the docs I found say that this light only comes on when the car thinks it is due for an oil change. So, if the oil change shop forgets to reset it , it will come on an warn about nothing. The solution:

> > > * Turn key to Acc > * Hold odometer push-button in > * Turn key to On > * Watch the odometer reading turn to dashes > * Watch the dashes slowly disappear > * When the dashes all go away, and turn to zeroes, release the odometer button >

Hope somebody finds this useful…thanks dave.