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Maint Req Light Came on after an Oil Change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by goufcustom, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    goufcustom

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    I drove from MD to TX this past weekend, and once I got here I decided to do an oil change, figuring 1500+ miles of highway driving, it was better to do one then to wait until I got home and do it after 3500+ miles of driving over the holidays.

    Anyway, did what I always do, changed the oil, put new oil/filter, replaced the drain plug, and took it for a test drive after it was all done. Just noticed that my "Maint Req'd" light just came on, everything seems to be working just fine. Any ideas?

    I have a 2006 DCSB 4x4 V6 Tacoma TRD Off Road, if that makes a difference.

    :confused:
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    jdkeller

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    It is programmed to come on every x number of miles. I think 3500? Just reset it and your fine.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    Yep, hold the trip button on the odo setting till the lines go out
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    Ok, how do I do that? Also if I am concerned more than I should be, would the dealership run their tool on it?

    THANKS, you are making me much less worried, I hate when things don't work right, makes me overly concerned.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    its set at 5000 and if you hold the trip button and turn on the truck but not crank the engine the lines will count down and reset
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Yea like that ^
    Dealer can run it but you probably don't have any issues.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    there is a procedure in the owners manual for this...

    IIRC, put ODO on miles, ignition on, do NOT start engine, hold reset button until bars go away...takes about 30 seconds.

    also, only US trucks have this "feature"

    Howard
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    How long have you had the truck for? The maint. required light should have came on around the first 4500 miles from new.:cool:
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    I bought the truck at 97k miles and it now has 102k, so this is my first 4500 miles, and my second oil change, and I had not read or heard of this "feature"...

    Thanks
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    welcome bro its why we are all family
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    Okay got yah. Did you try resetting it yet?
     
  12. Dec 23, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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    It's in your owners manual how to reset it.

    When you reach 4500 miles since the last reset, the light will BLINK several times when you start the truck up - it will go out.

    At 5000 miles, it'll stay on constant.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Ther is a difference between the maintence required light and the check engine light.
     
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