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Maintenance Required Light Blinking?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoman15, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    tacoman15

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    OK so the past few times I have gotten in my truck the maintenance required light has been blinking at me. I go to college in the middle of nowhere basically lol and I want to know my options before I absolutely have to take it to the stealership to get it checked out. Any ideas?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    It means your due to get an oil change....Its blinking cause its close to 5,000 mi interval...pretty soon it will stay solid when it hits 5,000 mi
     
  4. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    it shouldn't be blinking then. i had to get it changed a like maybe 1000 miles ago at a damn snappy lube. do you think they maybe didn't reset the computer or something?
     
  5. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    sounds likely
     
  6. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    ok well i am pretty happy that i don't need any serious work done lol cause of this website i am pretty much going broke
     
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    Exactly. Jiffy Lube is notorious for failing to do things they are supposed to...including changing the filter.
     
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    Yeah, just reset it on your own (as linked above).
     
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    You should read our owners manual, just for the fun of it, once.
     
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    :anonymous:
     
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    Options:
    1. Ignore the light, eventually it will burn out.
    2. Place a piece of duck tape over it and you will no longer see it.
    3. Keep telling yourself you don't see a maintenance light blinking and soon you won't.
    4. Always come to TacomaWorld for the best answers and sound advice.

    Merry Christmas and congrats on being a Tacoma Owner.
     
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    yep, if only they wrote a book that had a short section discussing the random lights on the dashboard
     
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    If you do re-set it, remember to do it again when you get the oil changed the next time. That way it will be on the same schedule as your oil changes.
     
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  14. Dec 18, 2017 at 5:13 AM
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    And the oil!
     
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    they do..

    it's the chapter called something mysterious like "info -dash lights" probably a whopping 2-3 pages..real snooze fest. they should make it into a movie.
     
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    okay..

    you dont have to read the manual..really. but if something happens, it takes just a few moments to go to the index of the owner's manual and look up "Maint light"..i bet it is a simple paragraph.

    there is no doubt..i am but a few years from yelling at kids to "get off my lawn" :)
     
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    Lol what brings you to this 6 year old thread this morning sir? was your truck doing this? :D
     
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    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe :bananadead:
    Yeah, its started blinking last Friday.

    Wont have time to change the oil till 1st weekend of Jan
     
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    What kind of oil do you run in yours bud? I just changed mine this past weekend
     
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  20. Dec 18, 2017 at 8:02 AM
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    Whatever good ole Toyota puts in there

    This will be the first time Im doing it since my "free" changes are done
     
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