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Fuel light

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by austinsdad99, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Jan 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    austinsdad99

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    Just thought I’d share, for anyone wondering when the low fuel light will come on it’s when the needle goes below E lol. This is the first time I’ve ever seen my light. I just assumed it wasn’t working but I guess it is......

    I will fill up either tomm or Monday and report back on how many gallons it held just for fun.

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  2. Jan 19, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    I thought the same thing until I saw mine come on once haha. Luckily I was making the journey to the gas station haha. Started feeling happy that my truck was so light. I could probably push it a mile over flat land before dying :ballchain:
     
  3. Jan 19, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    I put just over 17 gallons in my truck once driving late at night between Ferron and Ely (NV).
     
  4. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    Different on my 01. On my truck the light starts to come on when the needle is at the top of that last thick bar.
     
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  5. Jan 19, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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  6. Jan 19, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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    hahahahaha I had the same thing in my truck, but it was a curled up dead spider. Got rid of it when I glued the Autobot symbol inside my speedometer (while changing out green backlight for red LED light). For anyone thinking of changing to a red LED, I would highly recommend getting just a red bulb. :) The LED is pretty bright, even on the lowest setting, but red doesn't diminish night vision, hence the change.

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  7. Jan 19, 2019 at 11:08 PM
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    I hate bugs, they ain't welcome at my house.

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  8. Jan 19, 2019 at 11:36 PM
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    I've got a matching spider in the exact same spot! I swear it showed up the day after I bought the truck - I'm a total arachnophobe and there's no way I wouldn't have noticed the beast during my test drive.
     
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  9. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Hahahaha, I was waiting on that comment from someone, its some dried up bug thats been there since i bought the truck.. It used to bother me but now i don't really pay attention anymore.. I hate bugs
     
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  10. Jan 20, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    Looks sweet!
     
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  11. Jan 20, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    I've never seen mine.I don't think I have one.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    I have never ran my truck that low.. I stopped at a light and the needle dropped all the way down and the light came on.. after i went on up the road and it leveled out the light went off, then came back on when i took a turn.. when i fill up ill know how much reserve gas i actually have.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Wonder if I have one.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    I've ran mine down a few times for shits and grins and refilled promptly. Could only put 16 gallons in every time, so my light comes on when I have 2.5 gallons left...so about 50 miles until empty.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    IIRC only 99 & up have the low fuel & low windshield wiper fluid indicators. But I'm old now so my memory could be fuzzy. :rofl:
     
  16. Jan 20, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    Well after I drove to the gas station it moved up right on the block at E. Packed right at 16 gallons. So at empty I still have about 2 gallons. The light wasn’t on after I made it to the station so it must come on after reading less than 2 gal.
     
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  17. Jan 21, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Mine came on once for a while after I filled up my tank......1st and last time I've ever seen it.
     
  18. Jan 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    J.A.92 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    I've gotten low.But never seen it on.Was that a option in the 97 lx?
     
  19. Jan 21, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    I got the same thing
     

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