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Gas light?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by So.Cal Taco, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    So.Cal Taco

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    Can anybody tell me if my 96 tacoma has a gas light v6 4x4?
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    dont think so..ive asked the same question multiple times, and no one could tell me..Im assuming not.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    kmok

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    Gas light as in the light that comes on when your gas is low? If thats what your asking my 03 does and i have a 4x4 v6 too. Sorry if thats not what you meant I'm not sure what your asking.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    Socal ,

    If your gas gauge has a small fuel pump or dot in the top right corner.maybe,if when you turn the key on and they light orange,then yes...BUT if not near empty,this might not apply...

    My '99 had the dot,my '02 has the fuel pump and my '85-hell that did not even have power steering;):cool:...

    Did you try googling the '96 options/standard specs???
     
  5. Jul 30, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Some have it, some don't. And some are famous for not working. I think if it's an SR5, it has the orange gas pump. If not, it has the dot. And I don't think it's part of the PCM's bulb check, so it probably won't come on during KOEO (key on, engine off).
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    hell i never run mine that low, so i couldnt tell ya if i have one or not..lol
     
  7. Jul 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    The gas gauge has a small square on the bottom right corner i have not had gas that low yet so i have not seen it on and i have read the owners manual and some trucks have that low fuel light so i guess i'll have to see what happens my gas gauge seems to move alot and not sure how accurate it is so i hope i have a working low fuel light 96 v6 4x4 sr5.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    so.cal Taco,

    if you "really" must know...run it low BUT keep that FULL gas can with 2 gallons in the bed;):D.....
     
  9. Jul 31, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    Yes it does.....
    Atleast, mine did (96 3.4L manual). It came on pretty late and when the needle was almost ontop the 'E'. I had that needle almost 1/8" below the E and didn't run out of gas.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    I had my 2.7L 4x4 1998 pretty low this weekend and was wondering the same thing lol... never came on though so I'm gonna assume it doesn't have it :)
     
  11. Aug 4, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    The dealer told me if you have gauge cluster with volt meter than i would have a gas light. Any body know if i change out the gauge cluster for one that has volt meter and gas light if it would work?
     
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    uhh i dont have a gas light in my 96 base model. I do have, however, an extra 3-4 gallons after the needle hits the E line. Ive brought the needle 3/4ths past the letter "E". i love gambling with the ghas gauge!
     
  13. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    Well I think I'm gonna test the gas light today... I took a flashlight and shined it in my dash. Looks like there is a little fuel pump and something that looks like the front window insignia. I'm not really sure what to think about it...
     
  14. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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  15. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    I pussed out... Twice. LOL. That needle dips way to low for my liking. The light never came on and it was way below the E line. Anyone got input?
     
  16. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:21 AM
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    i have a 04 n mines dont even work ever since i bought it last year when my fuel his hella low damn bulb it needs to be change but too lazy i think the P.O. burned it out by having low fuel all the time
     
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