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maintenance required light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacocowboy, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:51 AM
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    tacocowboy

    tacocowboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So this light came on this week and flashes every time I start my truck. No codes are present. Oil level is fine. Everything else looks good. Have 52K on the truck. WTF is this?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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    drunktaco

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    Oil change reminder. It'll stay on after some more miles. Change your oil or just reset it and you'll be fine. That would be my guess.
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:56 AM
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    drunktaco

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  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 4:03 AM
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    moondeath

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  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    aficianado

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    i'm guessing your didnt read the owner's manual?

    first thing i do...second is post here. heeh.

    change your oil bud..and read the owner's manual about how to reset the maint light. trust me, it's in there.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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  7. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    Hmm...

    Quickly trade it in...it might explode...

    Or just change your oil...whatever...
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    tensecondchevelle

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    The light turns on after so many miles . . . If you recently got your oil changed and the light went on it likely means that whoever did your oil forgot to reset the odometer on it. It's happen to me in the past
     
  9. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    I still haven't read my manual. Y? when all the answers I need are here. That is how I found this site, looking for answers. There are LOTS of people here ready, willing & able to assist you in most of your questions & problems.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    I guess I like to read.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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  12. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    I read my manual quite thoroughly after getting my truck just so if something happened I'd know where to reference it, or just to figure out the features and operations of my truck without having to go to the internet and be dependent. Also some people are full of shit and spout off BS info every now and again, so I'd like to know I got my info from the manual.

    All it would take for OP's problem to be solved is a glance at the manual real quick. Not knocking, just sayin.

    EDIT: Same goes for the people asking at what speeds to engauge 4x4 HI versus Lo, etc. and that shit is right on the driver side visor slip.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:01 AM
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    I asked because the light has NEVER come on before. The oil light has always come on telling me to change it. Not the maintenance light.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    The " Oil Light " comes on when the oil pressure is low. Running with this light on will cause your engine to die.

    The " Maintenance Required Light " comes on to let you know when to change the oil.

    You are confused and really need to read the owners manual. Really.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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  16. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    Yeah OP, freaking seriously!!
    What makes you think you can come on this forum and waste our time by asking why your maintenance light may be on?!?!


    ...hey, do you guys like this color on my truck or does it look ghey?
     
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  17. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:37 AM
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    ^ this op :eek:
     
  18. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    If your OIL LIGHT is coming on, then you have oil pressure issues. It states that right in the manual. The MAINTENANCE REQUIRED light is an oil change reminder.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    The manual is your friend.
     
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