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Maintenance light and oil change interval - please explain

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Veccster, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Veccster

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    What is the OCI (oil change interval) for the maintenance light? Can you change the mileage interval?

    My first oil change was "on the house". They put a sticker in the corner of my windshield indicating the next mileage interval to change it again. I have passed that interval by 100 miles and the light has not come on yet. Will it?

    To be sure, I wouldn't mind changing it early. If I do, can I reset the clock even though the light is not on yet?
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Mine always comes on 5000 after I get the oil changed.

    I think the techs have a way of setting it or something. But I don't really know.
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    JATaco

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    It comes on every 5k. just a reminder.
     
  4. May 20, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Yeah just check in your manual. It tells you how to reset it. The light should turn on every 5k miles.
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    You just hold the trip reset button down and turn the key on. Continue to hold while the zeros count down, then it's reset. You can reset it after each oil change, you don't have to wait for it to come on.
     
  6. May 21, 2009 at 3:48 AM
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    At 4500 miles, it'll flash 5 times when you first start the engine.

    At 5000 miles, it'll come on constant.

    At what mileage was your 'freebie' oil change? And how many miles did they put down at your next service?

    I'm wondering if they wrote down the wrong mileage or assumed a 3,000 miles change instead of a 5.
     
  7. May 21, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    Actually, my eyes failed me :eek:

    The sticker says 9K...not 8K. Course I was trying to read the thing while driving.

    Glad to hear it's set to blink every 5K miles. Also, that's interesting that it begins to notify at 4500. Good to know.


    Thanks for the help, everyone! :)
     
  8. May 21, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    troof. mine is blinking @ me right now lol
    prob change it tonight
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    same here, it's been blinking at me all week, she gets changed this weekend. :D
     
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