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Take to dealer light

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by perky99, May 28, 2007.

  1. perky99

    perky99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Maybe some one out there can help me. Have a 2001 toyota tocoma 2.7 liter 2WD 55K. The take to dealer light come on yesterday. Is there any thing I can do or do I really have to take it to the dealer? Thanks
  2. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    you can use a diagnostic tester on it, it will give you the trouble code, like an obdII or something like that, not sure what they cost exactly,
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Most auto parts chain stores (ex: Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone) will actually diagnose it for you.

    If you just hit a certain mileage point like 30,000 miles or so, it may be an automatic trip mechanism for some type of service they recommend.:)
  4. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    I second^, sometimes cheap, sometimes not. Let 'em read first before you take it to the dealer.
  5. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Your light actually says "take to dealer"?
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Just take it to the above mentioned stores, they can scan for fault codes. OBDII is kinda nice because you can diagnose issues pretty easy, but at the same time they're a real bear for little issues.
  7. perky99

    perky99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Thanks for your reply. Called a dealer and he suggested I might make sure gas cap tight, and maybe disconnect battery for a minute and reconnect, I did and so far the light is off.
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    thats what i was wondering LOL. What other lights are there? "take to gas station, take to car wash"...:laugh:

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