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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. Dec 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    grandpapacker

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    I'am new to this site;but I have already read where some of you folks never read the manual that comes with the vehicle. Those of you that own Tacoma's with 4 wheel drive.The manual does tell you that you should drive your truck in the 4X4 mode @ least 10 miles every month.I had to read this fact in the manual because no one @ the dealership told me.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    I went with castrol syntec. i like it more than mobil one myself.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Hey ForeRunner, Thank you for this awesome write up! It was very helpful ! I have a 2011 and when I did the reset like the manual said it did not work. But when I used trip setting A it worked. I would of never figured it out . So Thanks again ! ! Much appreciated .:D
     
  4. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    Use the “Trip A” setting. I also have the 2011 model, and the stupid manual doesn’t tell you that. Thanks for the tip :) that really should be in the manual.
     
  5. May 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    This post pleases me. I hated having that light always on. THANKS!
     
  6. Jun 8, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    I couldn't figure out why the light wouldn't go away with it set on the odometer but now I am going to have to try it on the Trip A set
     
  7. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    I knew the Maintenance Req. light was the result of the ODO turning over at 5,000 miles. So I wasn't too worried as I keep top quality P.M. going for my truck. However, that light was on for almost 90,000 miles. I had long ago forgotten about it but now that I've turned it off, I am so happy and relieved.

    This site could charge membership fees for all the great insight and tips provided here. Thank you to all the members here who save us time, money, and aggravation.

    DJR
     
  8. Jul 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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  9. Jul 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Thanks for the info! Much appreciated.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    thanks for this, oil's been changed for a week, I've just been ignoring the light.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    Uhhh I've got a 2013 2.7 and I've got 11, 000Km with 2 oil changes done by myself and I've NEVER seen thst light.... should I of?
     
  12. Sep 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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    Nice write-up. Same procedure for my tundra.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    THANKS!!!
     
  14. Sep 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    this op just relieved my blood pressure spike of approximately 2 hours. i think i did everything under the sun combination-wise except the whole "trip A" thing on my 2011. thanks op
     
  15. Oct 29, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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    My MAINT REQ light is on permanently but not blinking. The reset procedure described above and also in my owner's manual doesn't work. I don't get any diagnostic codes with an engine scanner. TIA for any ideas. Don (2011 4WD Access Cab)
     
  16. Jan 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    I Just tried this for 2013. Needed to select Trip "A" when turning ignition off.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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    I have been living with that stupid "Maint Req" light thingy for about a month. It never dawned on me that I could reset it or that it did not have to be taken to the dealership. Thanks for posting this!
    Ken
     
  18. Jul 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM
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    Just put Mobile 1 in and reset the light. trip A worked 1st time for my 2013. Thanks OP! So on all models/yrs the light starts blinking at 4500 miles and stays on at 5k correct?
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  19. Jul 6, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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    sub'd....cause now I'm doing my own oil changes, thanks for the info, op!
     
  20. Jul 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    direct,to the point and simple.
    thank you (i hate trying to read through the manual):D
     
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