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Maint Required?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by mws4ua, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Sep 16, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Ok... So I searched before I posted and found this thread. I also found the sticky about how to re-set the maint. required light for the 5k mile interval.

    What I didn't find was an exact match of what my light is doing. After work today my maint. req'd light flashed six times when I turned on the truck, then stayed off for the drive home. When I got home, I re-started the truck just to see and it did it again... six flashes, then off.

    The sticky describes a light that comes on for a few seconds, then flashes for 12 seconds. Mine just constantly flashes six times.

    I know it's a minor difference, but the devil is in the details, right?

    I'm 95% sure that this is just the 5k mile/oil change indicator, but since I didn't see anything about the light flashing constantly rather than 3 seconds on, 12 seconds flashing... I wanted to put it out there.

    Thanks, and sorry if I wasted a thread.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    The closer you get to the 5k,the longer it will flash.:)
     
  3. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:10 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Bump...

    One opinion is good (thanks, Riding), but more is better!
     
  4. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:12 AM
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    Mine was blinking too and then when I hit 5000 it just stayed on. Mine would flash like 4 or 5 times. Didn't bother to count because it was just telling to change my oil.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    I believe the manual actually states that it'll flash at 4500 and stay on constant at 5K.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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    I think Janster is right.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I probably should have RFB, huh? This is just so much more fun.

    I'm convinced now that it's the oil change indicator. I appreciate everybody's input.
     
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