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  • avatar motujimbo 07/20/08 12:11 am PST

    The printed Owner's Manual had a serious omission (it doesn't say that the trip odo has to be set to the "A" setting before stopping the engine, and still doesn't make it clear that you don't actually restart the engine. There is a correction at toyotaownersonline.com, but it is incomplete.

    The procedure that worked for me (2008 Highlander LTD, non-hybrid, with smart key system and multi-information display):

    Step 1: With engine running, set trip odometer to "A" setting. Stop Engine.

    Step 2: Press and continue to hold trip odometer button in.

    Step 3: Still holding trip odometer button in, do NOT press brake peddle (i.e. do NOT restart the engine), Press START STOP button TWICE. This is what the manual calls the "ON MODE," (see printed manual164) "All electrical components can now be used."

    Step 4: Keep pushing the trip odometer button in until the word "COMPLETE" appears in the multi information display.

    If you actually start the engine in Step 3 the display shows the reset starting, but it stops before it is complete and the Oil Maintenance Required Display does not go away. Likewise, if the trip odometer is in "B" or total mileage setting then nothing at all happens.

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  • kiawah 02/17/08 8:54 am PST

    This would be in your owners manual, check there for exact sequence.

    I have a different Toyota, but it may be something like:
    - with engine on, set odometer to Trip A
    - turn engine off
    - hold odometer reset button and turn key on, holding reset button for at least 5 secs

  • chriswfl 05/25/08 3:21 pm PST

    Kiawah is correct. For the 2008 Toyota Highlander (gasoline or hybrid) with the info display: With engine or hybrid system on, press trip reset button until Trip A is displayed. Turn engine off. Press and HOLD trip button and restart the engine. Info display will display "Resetting". When message disappears, you're done! Owner's manual leaves out key info such as starting process with Trip A displayed or whether or not to have your foot on the brake so you do a full engine start instead of going to accessory mode.

    Source: Just did it myself on my 2008 Highlander Hybrid from info found here.

  • motujimbo 07/20/08 12:11 am PST

    The printed Owner's Manual had a serious omission (it doesn't say that the trip odo has to be set to the "A" setting before stopping the engine, and still doesn't make it clear that you don't actually restart the engine. There is a correction at toyotaownersonline.com, but it is incomplete.

    The procedure that worked for me (2008 Highlander LTD, non-hybrid, with smart key system and multi-information display):

    Step 1: With engine running, set trip odometer to "A" setting. Stop Engine.

    Step 2: Press and continue to hold trip odometer button in.

    Step 3: Still holding trip odometer button in, do NOT press brake peddle (i.e. do NOT restart the engine), Press START STOP button TWICE. This is what the manual calls the "ON MODE," (see printed manual164) "All electrical components can now be used."

    Step 4: Keep pushing the trip odometer button in until the word "COMPLETE" appears in the multi information display.

    If you actually start the engine in Step 3 the display shows the reset starting, but it stops before it is complete and the Oil Maintenance Required Display does not go away. Likewise, if the trip odometer is in "B" or total mileage setting then nothing at all happens.

  • knwpsk 12/13/09 9:04 pm PST

    motujimbo, you nailed it. I just used your procedure and it worked perfectly as you described. Thanks!

  • banks05 05/26/10 2:26 pm PST

    motujimbo, thanks so MUCH. Toyota needs to hire you to write the manual!

  • joecam68 06/18/14 9:04 pm PST

    This worked for my 2008 Highlander non-hybrid..


    1: Turn key on..
    2: Tap odometer button until Trip A mileage is displayed and DO NOT hold down..
    3: Turn key off..
    4: Press brake pedal and hold down..
    5: Press odometer button and hold down..
    6: Turn key back on while still holding both down..
    7: Watch dashes appear where odometer numbers are normally displayed..
    8: Wait until dashes disappear one by one from left to right..
    9: Wait until all 000000's appear and then turn back to normal Trip A mileage..
    10: Release brake pedal and odometer button.. Cycle key to off, then back on.. Should now be reset..

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