HOW TO RESET: Lexus GX470 Service MAINT REQD light

Lexus GX470 Service Maintenance Required light Reset

Quick and simple step-by-step instructions with images on how to reset the oil service maintenance required indicator light on Lexus GX470 models from 2000 to 2009, including the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.


  • Close all doors, gear to the park position.


  • Stop the car, turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (press the power Button 2x)  Without touching the brake pedal.
  • If the service maintenance has not been reset, try turning the ignition on with your foot on the brake.


  • Press the TRIP button, to display ODO

Lexus GX470 Oil Maint Reqd reset - press trip button set to odo


  • Turn Off the ignition.


  • Press and hold the TRIP button, then switch on the ignition. Continue to hold the TRIP button until the MAINT REQD light flashes and disappears.

Lexus GX470 Oil Maint Reqd reset - maintenance required light is reset


  • Turn off the ignition, oil reset is complete.

About Lexus GX470

  • The Lexus GX is a full-size luxury SUV sold in North American and Eurasian markets by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota.
  • The GX is built on the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado platform, from which it derives its off-road capability.
  • Lexus introduced the first generation, known as the GX 470 in 2002, and subsequently became the third SUV to enter the Lexus lineup.
  • A five-speed automatic was always standard, as was a full-time four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing.
  • The 4.7-liter V8 engine in the GX 470 was the same as used on the larger LX 470.
  • The firm next introduced the second generation model in 2009, badged GX 460 to reflect the switch to a 4.6-liter V8 engine.
  • Lexus later released a lower displacement GX 400 in 2012 for the Chinese market, with a 4.0-liter V6 engine.
  • Lexus introduced the GX 470 at the North American International Auto Show in January 2002 as a 2003 model, with sales commencing in November 2002.
  • The suspension shared its layout with the Toyota 4Runner equipped with the rear air suspension, while adding Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC).
  • Towing capacity was rated at 2,300 kg (5,000 lb) for the 2003 model year.
  • Midway through the 2004 model year, the GX received an upgraded towing capacity of 2,900 kg (6,500 lb) with the addition of a much stronger frame-bolted tubular hitch.
  • In 2003, for the 2004 model year, the GX 470’s transmission was upgraded to a sealed unit with no dipstick.
  • Safety upgrades for 2004 included a roll-sensing feature for the side curtain airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an optional rear backup camera system.
  • 2008–2009 Lexus GX 470 (UZJ120) In 2004, for the 2005 model year, the GX 470’s engine gained 26 kW (35 hp) with the addition of VVT-i for a total of 201 kW (270 hp).This allowed the SUV to be certified as an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II) in the U.S. Other upgrades included an enhanced navigation system, Bluetooth compatibility, and more voice commands.
  • A Sport model joined the lineup, including the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and different styling such as smoked bezel headlamps, added chrome trim, and black birdseye maple wood.
  • In 2005, for the 2006 model year, changes in SAE engine testing procedures resulted in a slight drop in the amount of stated power for the V8 to 196 kW (263 hp), and Lexus Link telematics was offered in North America.
  • For 2007, the GX 470 was largely unchanged, with upgrades for cabin electronics including a new generation navigation system, auxiliary input jack for devices like an iPod, DVD video playback when parked, and larger optional rear entertainment video screen.
  • Finally, in 2007, for the 2008 model year, the GX 470 received styling updates, including a dark metallic grille, liquid graphite wheels, added exterior and interior chrome, revised turn signal lights, and added wood and body color options.
  • The Lexus GX has won various awards including “Four Wheeler of the Year” in 2003 and 2004 from Four Wheeler Magazine, and Automobile Magazine All-Star for 2003 in the Mid-Size Sport-Utility category.
  • J.D. Power and Associates named the GX 470 the highest ranked premium luxury SUV in initial quality in 2005,and Kelley Blue Book gave the GX 470 its Best Resale Value Award in 2006.