Prado warning light

Submitted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:01
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Hi
Can anyone help got a Prado diesel 2008 when the key is out of the ignition a red car shape warning light flashes on and off it has a spanner shape in the middle of it. Only started when clocked up the 180000km mark.

Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:08

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:08
G'day Rob

Have you taken a squiz at the owners manual to see what the icon means?
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Reply By: Rob M5 - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:22

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:22
Have not got a owners manual
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:30

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:30
Rob. That is a light showing you that your mileage has exceeded the national yearly average. Most cars are built to run up 10 to 15k per year. At 180k you are up towards 40k/year so it means it has to be left in the garage until the years catch up with the mileage. Sorry.Bob
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:14

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:14
Rob, I don't think that is right. The red car light comes on when no fault codes have been recorded by the engine management system for more than four years. They check why nothing has gone wrong!
:) Skull
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:21

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:21
Isn't that red dash warning lights like the other dash warning lights.... you just ignore it until the audible warning starts.....you know clunk clunk clatter clatter boom!
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 09:34

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 09:34
If you three were Guide Dogs, Rob would be flattened at the first pedestrian crossing. ie Dead and disabled.
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Reply By: Pradobob - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:49

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:49
Rob.
On closer inspection you will see that the "spanner" is in fact a symbol of a key, indicating "engine immobiliser system/theft deterrent system indicator light". I suspect that you have only just noticed it.
All good
Bob.
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Follow Up By: bluefella - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:21

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:21
Agree with Rob, took me years to notice in the cruiser, never sat in it with the key out of the ignition.
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Follow Up By: bluefella - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:23

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 08:23
TYPO... Agree with BOB.
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:27

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:27
Your question prompted me to check mine (same year and model) sure enough a flashing red light being the outline of a vehicle with the shape of a key embedded in the centre of the image. It's flashing away alright and it is under 40k on the odo! LOL
Hope this helps, cheers
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 20:41

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 20:41
same with mine too - 2008 model, all services up to date - average mileage and the same red light blinking

nothing to worry about
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