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#97 of 116 Reset oil change light
May 26, 2006 (5:55 pm)
I have copied these from somewhere, but it is in the owners manual and you should find it and verify it there:
Reset and/or specify the interval for the “Maintenance Required” light using the trip meter button:
The ECU (engine control unit or computer) records the distance your car has traveled. Scion recommends that you change your oil every 5,000 miles. When your car exceeds 4,500 miles, the ECU will flash the Maintenance Required light for 12 seconds after turning the key to 'on'. If it exceeds 5,000 miles, then the ECU keeps the “Maintenance Required” light on until it is reset. To reset, follow this procedure listed in the owner's manual:
* Step 1 - Turn the key to the 'on' position. Using the trip meter button, toggle the LCD display until 'ODO' is displayed.
* Step 2 - Turn the key off. Now, push and hold the trip meter button. While holding the trip meter button, turn the key to 'on'.
* Step 3 - While you continue to hold the trip meter button, you will see on the LCD display 5 small dashes and they will begin to 'count down' rather quickly.
*Step 4 - Continue holding the trip meter button and once all the dashes have been cleared, the LCD will display six zeros (000000) - release the trip meter button now - and then the LCD will display 'ODO' and your current mileage. At this time, your “Maintenance Required” light has been reset.
*Note* each dash represents 1,000 miles. If you like to change your oil every 3,000 miles for example, release the trip meter button when only 2 dashes remain. That way, you will get the reminder light at the next 3,000-mile mark instead of 5,000.
Clear the “Maintenance Required” light using the trip meter button:
If at the time you changed your oil, you or the person changing your oil did not reset the “Maintenance Required” light, or if you would just rather turn it off instead of setting the interval (aka- the lazy way to turn off that annoying light), follow these steps:
* Step 1 - Turn the key to the 'on' position.
* Step 2 - Reset both trip meters to zero. You can reset the trip meters to zero by selecting Trip A or Trip B and holding in the trip meter button for five (5) seconds.
* Step 3 - After both trip meters are reset, select any trip meter and hold in the trip meter button and start the car.
* Step 4 - Continue holding the trip meter button until the “Maintenance Required” light disappears.
#98 of 116 Re: Reset oil change light [aatherton]
May 28, 2006 (9:51 pm)
Thanks aatherton for the wonderful directions! got the light reset without a problem now
#99 of 116 New XB in 2006 or 2008?
Jun 05, 2006 (8:41 pm)
I think I saw a writeup for a new XB in 2006, other writeups say 2008. It's supposed to be 10 inches longer and have a more powerfull 2.4L engine (too bad). Some interesting features of the concept car were rear doors that open towards the rear (suicide), and a flat front floor with not much console (great for stretching your leg), Has anyone researched the new XB?
Jun 06, 2006 (5:45 pm)
There are two sets of photos around.
One set is polished photos of the new bB concept car which might be the next xB - disturbingly ugly in my opinion. This could make it here in 2007.
The other set is spy shots of a present boxy xB that has been stretched and disguised - called a mule. This looks like it would be 2008.
One rumor is that the next xB will be on the larger platform of the next Corolla, which probably means a larger engine.
Whichever, it is likely that the next xB will be larger, more powerful, more expensive and less fuel-efficient.
#101 of 116 Re: New xB [aatherton]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:41 am)
Thanks. Also, I heard Toyota was introducing a new XB for Japan only, so I guess this is a third set of photos (although I haven't seen any of these yet). I hate to see Toyota going to a larger engine for any new XB, because it has to lower gas mileage 10 mpg to the mid 20s vrs mid 30s. Instead they should have offered a choice of a larger engine for those who insist on it.
The elimination of a center console is a great idea in my opinion. I remember how roomy an ancient Peugeot 304 was with its flat floor. The extra lenght is great also because it probably would allow using the XB as a camper/sleeper, which you can do in cramped style with the present model but it's always great to have more room.
#102 of 116 Re: squeaky brakes [calgal]
Jun 30, 2006 (11:11 am)
Has anyone heard about the 2006 XB steering locking up?
#103 of 116 Re: squeaky brakes [whirleydv]
Jun 30, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I have read about the steering rack going bad on a couple of xBs.
And I think there was a recall on steering racks on the tC in 2005.
Jun 30, 2006 (3:26 pm)
Could this cause the steering to Freeze? My son is 19 was turning right at about 20 mph.... Steering froze hit a curb... $7500.00 worth of damage. Toyota sent a factory rep out... said it was driver error... so we paid. Took them 6 weeks to fix... gave us back the car.... Had it for 3 days and it happened again.... this time he shut the car down... however it's back in the shop again...With the entire axel replaced.. and with them knowing we had said the steering had locked would this have been replaced?
#105 of 116 Steering freeze
Jul 01, 2006 (6:37 am)
I would think if the power steering rack failed in a certain way, it could jam the steering. I don't know if this would happen suddenly or would have some symptoms before freezing. If the rack had a fluid leak or began to wear or gall somewhere, it would give notice, make noise, steer stiffly maybe. If something snapped, there would be sudden loss of steering, either a freeze or free wheels.
When you say it happened again after the first $7,500 in damage, do you mean the steering froze a second time? Or that he hit a curb a second time? Or both?
After the car being inspected by the factory rep, and being twice in the shop, if the steering was not working right, I think the dealer would have requested your authorization to repair it. If the rep and dealer found no problem to be repaired with the steering, then they can only say that hitting the curb looks like driver error.
Jul 06, 2006 (7:08 am)
They fixed the car.... gave it back to us... we had for 2 days. Took it down to have a custom alarm installed pulling out of the driveway the car wanted to go straight instead of turning right again... which was the same direction it would not turn the first time. Called the dealer... took it back down. They looked at it and said they had to call Corporate... as there is not even a mark on the tires... that they installed the first time. After shaking the wheel you can turn it... it's just very difficult like there is no power steering. Corp wont be here until July 10th. I called my insurance company... and they have called in a CRASH Team saying they have reports across the country... so both teams will be present when they take the car apart....well see.