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Low fuel light, no verbal notification???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BPachom, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    BPachom

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    Question to other 09 Tacoma owners;

    Do you have a verbal (beep or alarm) low fuel notification on your truck? Do not know if these trucks came with one and mine is not working??:confused:

    The stupid yellow light at the fuel gauge just doesn't cut it, especially when on the road for a while. Thankfully I did not run out of gas (at least not yet..LOL)

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  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    I have an 08 and i just get the yellow light...no audible noise
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    I have an '08 and I've never seen that light come on...

    Maybe it's my advanced pilot training- but driving until I have so little fuel left has never occurred to me. The dash is a pretty small area with very limited instrumentation to scan...Never had an issue with running out of fuel.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I had other vehicles that would have both a light and an alarm such as a beep or chime, and wondered if there was one on the Tacomas, but I guess not.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Just the light.... I've never heard a beep in any vehicle when the light comes on.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    My 07 has a single chime when the light comes on....turn the radio down and you will notice it :D
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    WOW, I guess it is that low? (I usually do not have the radio volume up loud)

    Will keep the radio off when the fuel runs low next time to try it out.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    It is low.. lol....it's about as loud as the chime you get when you have the door open with the key in the ignition, but you only get one chime if that helps.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    I've never heard of a chime on the Tacoma's.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    You mean a light is not enough? Think about it?.....When driving how many times do you look @ your gauges ?....................Now if your color blind I think thats a whole nother story.............:cool:
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    yeah it has a quiet beep when the light goes on thats it..
     
  12. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Really? You go that long without looking at the dash?
     
  13. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    I tend to look at my guages, so I have never had this problem. :p
     
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    I never, will I try not to run below a quarter tank but I would not mind a chime or a verbal "stupid" for when I get so low that the light would come on. Would not be a bad idea for all of the gauges.
    :notsure:
     
  15. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    I have to agree. Seriously, the fact that there's no beep is a problem? I've never owned a vehicle that had a verbal warning and, SURPRISE, I've never run out of gas. That's being just a bit picky, no?
     
  16. Jul 12, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    I have an 09 and there is no noise. I drove around with no radio for several days and never heard a noise.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    They call them Idiot Lights for a reason, I have no idea what they would call a warning system to warn that Idiot that he is too stupid to fall in the Idiot category :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jul 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    No chime and just the light on my 09.
     
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    Mine turns on and says "Hey idiot, you're almost out of gas" then when I finally ran out of gas it chimed on and said "Told you so!"

    Its the greatest mod ever!
     
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