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Maintenence Required Light On?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TEX357, May 21, 2009.

  1. May 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    TEX357

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    When i turn on my truck it blinks MAINT. REQ but then goes away after about 6 secs. with truck on? why is this? I dont know if its always done it but i just noticed recently?:confused:
     
  2. May 21, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Wow...This is like the third thread in the past few days about the same thing.

    It's a dummy light to remind you to change your oil. Starts blining @ 4500 miles since last reset. 5000 it'll com on solid. Check the Mods and Tutorials link up top to learn about resetting it.
     
  3. May 21, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Yea and apparently nobody knows how to read the owners manual or even search the site. :rolleyes:
     
  4. May 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    4500 miles seems a little early...isn't it supposed to come on when you hit a point that your oil is all sludge?
     
  5. May 22, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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    Nope...It's set to remind you the mileage that the manufacturer recommends. Starts flashing @ 4500 to let you know you need to schedule an appointment, 5000 it goes solid to let you know you REALLY need an appointment. Both according to the stealership that is trying to make $$$$$ off you.

    PS Pretty sure you were being sarcastic...
     
  6. May 22, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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  7. May 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    Just wondering?? Are the maint lights only activated on the US Tacos? I have an 07 do all oil changes myself and have never seen that light nor reset it.
     
  8. May 23, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    haha sorry sorry, why do you all get mad its funny:crapstorm:
     
  9. May 23, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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  10. May 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    I think people would be a little more lenient with newer members, not ones that have almost 1500 posts
     
  11. May 24, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    It's personal preference/opinion on my part- I don't get mad...It's the internets...I take very little serious on the internets.


    But all the answers for you to fix your truck were there for the taking in pretty easy/obvious places-but you chose to ask someone else to hand you the answer. Might be dick for me to think you are a bit lazy...but that's how it comes off to me. ::shrug::
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    lol ok
     
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