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Maint Reqd Light Just Came on

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bsponge, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    bsponge

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    Hi,
    My Maint Reqd light just came on at 26681 miles. I bought this 2007 Tacoma last week and am wondering if this is just for an oil change or is it the sign of something else? i.e. Do I need to hook up and OBD code reader and find out what tripped the light to come on.

    I've read that usually it's an oil change reminder light, but my question is what activates the light to come on for an oil change? Is it activated by an odometer reading, i.e after the light is reset it's set to come on 4000 miles later. Or is there a sensor that can tell the oil is dirty and it's time to change it?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Brunes

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    Pretty sure it's just mileage...cause you have to reset to make it go off...even if you swapped clean oil in.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    VooDoo

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    x2...i think its every 5000 miles
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    yep, only mileage
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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