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Maintenance light

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Junior4888, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:07 AM
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    Junior4888

    Junior4888 [OP] 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7l

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    I have a light that pops up and says maintenance required soon when i start the engine and goes off after about 5 sec. Doesn't say what maintenance is required. Is this stating that i need an oil change? Should i take it into Toyota dealership and have it checked?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:17 AM
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    If it goes off it means it's getting close to oil change time. When it stays on, means it's time. My 2012 is set to go off every 5K miles even though I use synthetic oil.
    If you have/use synthetic oil, you don't need to change it until 10k (I only go up to 8k just in case)
     
  3. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:19 AM
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    Service records show the oil was changed about 1000 miles ago. thats what got we wondering if it meant something else.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:20 AM
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    They might not have reset the light. It happens sometimes. What's your mileage and I'm assuming this is recently bought
     
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  5. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:21 AM
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    108000 i bought it 3 weeks ago and it had 107089
     
  6. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:22 AM
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    At a dealership?
    They probably changed the oil just for the sale and forgot to reset it.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:24 AM
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    yeah at the local Toyota Dealership. Hunting season starts this weekend and I am towing a 29ft camper up tomorrow.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:27 AM
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    Still new to figuring out what everything on this truck does as this is the first Tundra I have not only owned but driven... So far I am extremely pleased with my Tundra.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:29 AM
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    I can't wait for hunting season!! Need to get me a bow though, set for rifle season though!
    Honestly, I think you're okay. If it was the check engine light, my response would have been different, but maintenance light only comes on every 5K miles. It's. It my truck though, completely your call
     
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  10. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:31 AM
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    Not that much different from other trucks as far as warning lights and whatnot. If the service records show they changed the oil and whatever other services that may have needed to be done, all I can say is enjoy the ride in your new tundy! Also, good luck with the hunt brother!!
     
  11. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:31 AM
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    ok appreciate it. we have a big storm set to hit this weekend. Going to be pissed if it rains all weekend. talking possiblility of heavy snow up high so might make opening weekend good if it snows. will take some pics and see how it does.
     
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  12. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:32 AM
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    This is my first tundra, and definitely not the last!
     
  13. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:33 AM
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    I have always been a Chevy guy and I test drove several. I seen this Tundra on the lot and told my wife I wanted to see what the fuss was about in the tundra. Signed the paperwork 30 minutes after the test drive. lol
     
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  14. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:34 AM
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    No problem.
    Perfect timing huh? Mother Nature never seems to work in our favor when we really want it LOL
     
  15. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:37 AM
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    Ditto! S10 and Silverado. Came time and situation where I NEEDED a truck right then. Tundras always caught my eye so figured I'd try it. I'm hooked now! im the only one out of my buddies that drives a tundra, and have gotten plenty of flack for it. But in the past two years I've had mine, every single one of them has been in the shop for malfunctions, recalls, broken whatever and mine is still running strong in spite of it being a 12 and all of theirs is a 14 or newer.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:41 AM
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    I planning on testing out the 4 wheel drive lol. elevation where i am heading is around 7k ft so I should be in the snow. all my buddies are either chevy or ford. I get my fair share of crap thrown my way. But for the money and the options that were out there, this was the best bang for the buck and frankly it was more comfortable than the chevy. Always like the body style of the 2nd gen tundras.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:44 AM
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    Agreed!
    Have a good drive and hunt my friend!
    Bring some tow straps if your buddies are coming. They'll need them and your tundra! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  18. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:46 AM
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    lol I hope so I want some jerky, Truck is still new to me so I will probably take it easy in where I decide to take it lol. My old hunting rig was an 85 K-5 Blazer that would go anywhere. Found myself on some Exteme Jeep trails that I will definately be avoiding this year lol.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2016 at 12:55 AM
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    Ooh good idea. Tundras are more than capable of that but tacomas are much better at that stuff. Less weight, more nimble, etc!
     
  20. Oct 12, 2016 at 4:25 AM
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    Turn the key on.
    Set odometer to Trip 1.
    Turn key off.
    Press and hold the "stalk" for the odometer.
    Turn the key on and wait for the dashes to disappear one by one.
    Let go of the stalk and then press it again to scroll back to Total Mileage.
    It will begin flashing again in 5K.
     
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    Big ol' camper. What camper do you have? Ever tow with it before?

    Have fun with the hunt.
     
  22. Oct 12, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    Now the maintenance light is staying on. camper pulled awesome, trailer brake controller works great, could hardly tell it was behind me, averaged 8mpg towing but had plenty of power.
     
  23. Oct 12, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    Trying to post some pics i took today but it will not upload them. Phone is being difficult
     
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    I really have to invest in tow mirrors. can't see shit behind me was looking for shadows lol.
     
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    Like others have said, the maintenance light will start flashing every 4500 miles or so as a reminder and then stay lit at every 5000 miles until you reset it. Even if you don't need an oil change, basic maintenance such as tire rotations are built into a 5k mile schedule according to your owners manual.
    Glad it towed good for you :thumbsup:
     
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    You'll have to reset it. You'll have to read how in your manual as the method I posted is for the basic gauge cluster like mine, yours is the upscale fancier one and I don't know the steps for that one.
     
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    exactly what I do wait till 8k then change do you know if there is a way to set up the computer so the maintenance light will come on at 8k instead of 5k? @Law323 that light gets annoying
     
  29. Oct 13, 2016 at 8:15 AM
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    Wish I did!! It annoys the mess out of me too!
     
  30. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    I haven't read of any way to customize when the light comes on. It's easy to reset.
     
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