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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Aug 11, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    does my 1996 tacoma sx have a gas light indicating when i am low on fuel just curios to know if the bulb is bad or not.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Aug 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    TheBigHairy

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  4. Aug 12, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    ubermx5

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    Yes the 1996 has an Empty light.

    Once your truck is empty all the lights int eh dash turn on and the motor shuts off.

    To help prevent this look at the Fuel gauge. When it is near E go fill up.
    When you are on E it might be to Late....

    I am not sure why people need a Light to tel them they are low and near the end. When you have a gauge that works fine.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    Justin626

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  6. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    true but i do not have a guage that works thus wanting to know about light
     
  7. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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  8. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    lol they want 300 buck to fix a stupid guage so i figured illl just wing it havent ran out of gas yet
     
  9. Aug 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    96Tacoma4x4

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    Only the V-6 came with a low fuel light, no 4 cylinders had them.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    ubermx5

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    You can do the work your self.

    it is like 4 to 8 bolts to drop the tank and replace the sending unit...
     
  11. Aug 13, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    it needs no wires all the way up tp the guage
     
  12. Aug 14, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    ubermx5

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    Al you need is new wires. that is pretty easy... in these trucks.

    The dash is remover pretty easy. the tank is not that bad.

    The other way is use a sheet of paper and mark the milage before and after a fill up and keep doing the math.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I also have a 96 and it has no gas light
     
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