HOW TO RESET Toyota Altezza Maintenance Light

Toyota Altezza Maintenance Light Reset

Hello, my friends. Erwin Salarda is back.  We have now another tutorial it is about on how to reset the MAINT REQD light on Toyota Altezza. The MAINT REQD service maintenance reminder light will display if you need to service the periodic maintenance schedule of your vehicle, like oil change. After performing the periodic the maintenance schedule you must reset the MAINT REQD light in order to follow the recommended intervals of periodic maintenance.

This tutorial will also reset the Oil life service reminder because oil changing is included in the periodic maintenance schedule.

Please follow the 4 easy steps on how to reset the Maint Reqd light on Toyota Altezza

Altezza Maint Reqs reset


  • Turn the ignition on.


  • Press the ODO/Trip button to set the display to ODO then turn the ignition OFF.

Altezza - ODO is displayed


  • While the ignition is off, pressed and hold the ODO/TRIP button then turn the ignition ON, keep pressing  the ODO/TRIP button until the screen displays ——- 000000.

Altezza - reset to 000000


  • MAINT REQD is not reset.

That is the 4 easy steps on how to reset the MAINT REQD and the OIL LIFE of Toyota Altezza. I am hoping this tutorial is useful and not wasting your time. Thank you very much – Erwin C. Salarda.


Quick information About Toyota Altezza

The IS was originally sold under the Toyota Altezza nameplate in Japan from 1998 (the word Altezza is Italian for ‘height’ or ‘highness’).

The first-generation Altezza (codename XE10) was launched in Japan in October 1998, while the Lexus IS 200 (GXE10) made its debut in Europe in 1999 and in North America as the IS 300 (JCE10) in 2000.

Produced as a direct competitor to the luxury sports sedans of the leading European luxury marques, the XE10 series Toyota Altezza and Lexus IS was designed with a greater performance emphasis than typically seen on prior Japanese luxury vehicles.

The Japan-sold AS200 Altezza sedan and AS300 Altezza Gita correspond to the Lexus IS 200 and IS 300 models respectively, as sold in markets outside of Japan.

The Altezza Gita was a hatchback-station wagon version sold in Japan and was known in the US and Europe as the Lexus IS SportCross.

The AS300 Altezza Gita was the only Altezza with the 2JZ-GE engine; in export markets this engine was available in the sedan models as well as the Lexus IS300 Sedan.

This iconic style of one or more internal lamp units, covered with a clear (or tinted) perspex cover made popular by Lexus, became known in many circles as ‘Lexus-style’ or ‘Altezza lights’.

Sales of the sedan began worldwide in September and October 2005 as a 2006 model, with the Toyota Altezza name discontinued due to the introduction of the Lexus marque in Japan, and the slow-selling SportCross station wagon version discontinued from the lineup altogether. (source:wiki)