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Maintenance Required Lamp at...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zero_B, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    zero_B

    zero_B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know this lamp comes on when it's time for that 5000mile interval oil change, but I just had mine a few weeks ago.

    Any idea what this could be?
    Car runs fine, as usual.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    GSRON

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    Light wasn't reset by the person who did the oil change a "few" weeks ago....
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    zero_B

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    Nope.
    Saw it come on.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    I realize that you saw it come on, but it needs to be reset every time the oil is changed I believe.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    docbrown

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    Reset the light yourself and see if it comes on again. Most likely it was the person that changed the oil never reset the light at your last oil change. If it comes on again, then have it checked.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    zero_B

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    How do you reset the light yourself??
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    toyotacoma

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    I would like to know that also
     
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Turn the key to "ON" position but do not start the truck. Cycle your trip meter to the ODO setting then hold the button down. You should see some ---- then it goes to 0 (IIRC). If all else fails, read the manual.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    hit the ODO button until your on the actual odo reading [not the trip meter]. Turn of the vehicle completely, hold down the odo button, put the key in and turn the vehicle to the "on" position, but dont turn the ignition. Do this all while holding down the odometer button. After about 6 seconds, the odometer will read "0000000000", thats a verification that its been reset. Refer to your owners manual for more clear instructions.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Set your odometer to mileage (not one of the trip odo's). Turn the truck off. Press the reset button for the trip odo and hold it while turning on the ignition (not starting the truck - just to the on position). If you have done it right you will see ------ on your odometer that will flash and each - will disappear. After that start your truck and the Maint Req lamp should be gone.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    Man! beat to the punch by a "retard":D!
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    :rofl: well looks like I was beat to the punch too.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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  14. May 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Woot! Regardless who was first in replying, this thread really helped me as my light came on over the weekend. Thanks Folks, you are a wealth of information!!!
     
  15. May 3, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    kris77

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    that light is there for a reason. Dont just reset it and go about your business.

    Change the oil.
     
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