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Latest Generation Tacoma's. Reset Of "Maint Reqd" light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ForeRunner, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    Jeff

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    When I mentioned it to my dealer, which I don't see often, he said you could try a piece of black tape over it until you change the oil.
    There is probably a sensor in the oil pan.....I can understand Toyota wanting its customers to change there oil at a specified mileage, it may be a requirement for leased vehicles too.

    Jeff 06,V6,4x4 SR5, 6spd Brilliant red
     
  2. Sep 25, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    Or if it REALLY bugs you, dump the oil, put it right back in and then reset the light.

    Black tape? With my luck it would leave some yucky adhesive on the plastic that would smear when I tried to clean it.....better not go there :eek:
     
  3. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:23 PM
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    BTW, my light will reset without actually changing the oil. Don't know if you guys were joking about that or not...
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 at 11:25 PM
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    You do not have to have the oil changed then reset the light. I changed my oil at 3002 miles (used Amsoil) and hit the ole reset, low and behold at 7502 miles the light started to go blinky blinky. I just reset it and did her second oil change with Amsoil at 8000 miles. I'll wait until 12,002 miles and it starts blinking again to reset it.


    Black tape? WTMF? Seriously?? I would be searching for a new dealership after I heard that comment.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    You can? Good to know for future reference. I just bought my truck and have only changed the oil one time, and it reset perfectly the first time.

    I wonder why Jeff can't get his to reset?
     
  6. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    OK ! So we won't use black tape but how about if you cut a business card down to fit it just right and colored it black ? Or a small piece of black cloth?
    My truck , as you know is a 06 and in between the first and 2nd oil change I did try to reset it, just the way in the instructions ..... I definately will try it again, but not today as it is absolutely pouring out side, we in New England are getting hammered by some tropical rainstorm that has swept up the east coast.
    5 inches of rain expected over three days.....making it tough for a fisherman like me to get any relaxation.

    So I will try the reset next time I get in the truck. In reality my dealership does very good work as far as I know, now I don't usually visit the dealership, as I like to use a independent mechanic figuring the dealerships (as a whole ) have taken the public for a ride many times.
    My mechanic that I trust was unhappy to see me buy a Taco, as he said his income would drop since I was not bringing my 96 Monte Carlo around anymore, just a little joke, when I told him I was dumping my GM product for a new Taco truck he was all for it.

    Jeff , 06, V6, 6spd 4x4, SR5 Beautiful Red
     
  7. Sep 26, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    Good deal, Jeff. Let us know if you are able to do the reset :)
     
  8. Sep 28, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    Hey, I got it, evidently I did not hold the trip meter button down long enough!
    Thanks everyone,

    Jeff 06,V6,SR5, a VeryNice Red, 4x4, bone stock
     
  9. Oct 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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  10. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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  11. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    OMG, thank you for this thread. I called the dealer to get how to reset Main Reqd, as I knew it was a reminder. They insisted I had to come in for it. What a joke! Thank you!
     
  12. Oct 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Thanks for that tip, I overlooked it in the book and again what an awesome site and awesome members for help! :)
     
  13. Oct 8, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Thank you so much for the information. Larry

     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    thanks guys for the information....!!!
     
  15. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    thanks i'll do that!!!
     
  16. Jan 13, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    I wish Toyota would implement a OIL LIFE METER like Honda does and gives a percentage of useful oil life left..
     
  17. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Awesome info, thanks! I need to do mine!
     
  19. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Just a funny related to the trip odometer. I chuckle each time I make it into the dealership and they put the key in the ignition and turn it to "ON" just to change/read the odometer reading. No keys are needed to illuminate and/or switch the odometer from Trip A, Trip B, or ODO. So you can switch it to the ODO setting before even inserting the key.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Never knew of this so I just tried it on my 2010 Tacoma and yes it works.
    On our 2009 Camry it does not however.
    I imagine the service reps check so many a day it is just easier to turn on the key rather than try and fail and then turn the key.;)
     
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