LC 100 Odometer flashing "888,888"

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:13
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Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,
After replacing the high beam indicator (little blue light) in the instrument cluster of my 2001 std 100 series (1hz) I reconnect everything, everything goes back together beautifully, and new high beam indicator works fine, I put the key in only to find a continual beeping noise.?? Ok, key off, then on, try again, beep continues. All the way around to start, kick the girl in the pants, no worries, she starts a dream, as always - but WHOA... the digital LCD type odometer is flashing 888,888 - Not good. also timing belt light on??? what the hell? any one experienced this sort of behaviour from thier LC?? I can hear mr toyota's service dept. cash register from here.....(it's actually still under new car warranty..)

No matter what I do, ...Flashing 8's, timing belt light on. - not good for the service record book either - according to the log, it hasn't been serviced for 838,888k's...
then again it is a toyota

Love to hear from anyone knowing ANYTHING about this one???

Jarrod.
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Reply By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:16

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:16
Jarrod,
With that many klicks on the clock; looks like it's time to trade up to a Patrol LOLOL

Cheers,

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Jarrod - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:26
Yeah roachie, I would have bought a patrol......... If i couldn't afford the cruiser....!!! lol...

by the way ive worked out, its nearly 3 years old, so 888,888k's is about 296,296 k's a year or 24,691 k's a month, on average 824 k's a day..... not bad!!!
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:30

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:30
Jarrod,
At nearly 25,000klm per month, maybe you should have bought a Kenworth. LOL
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Jarrod - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:35

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:35
Roachie, That's the sad bit.. it doesnt do 10,000 a Year !!! not a spot on 25,000 a month!!!
Jarrod
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:37

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:37
Given the dash lights need an earth to be illuminated, i would say you ahve left an earth off, or pulled one off without knowing, or plugged something back the wrong way.

HAve you tried the 100 series list at www.lcool.org the toyota owners online email group?

They have tech pages,a nd alot of knowledgable people on just toyota's there, rather than those other pootrol things they sell at NQR.....;-)
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Reply By: fatz - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:26
Jarrod, must be a cruiser thing to blow the globes behind the dash, just did mine. can only suggest that the connections are not right. the two screws in the bottom corners hold the connection terminals in place and have to be spot on to make everything work right again. Have a mate who works in a toyota dealership down in Vic and services the mine vehicles. I'll give him a call tonight and look for some pointers.
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Follow Up By: Jarrod - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:32

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:32
THanx heaps fatz, mate, ive disconnected and reconnected those two plug/socket arrangements on the bottom of the cluster about 3 times now. Everything seems to be working, all warning/indicator lights etc. Display works, just wrong figures....

By the way I live in Vic, outer easter burbs of melbourne, I'll take it to your mate's work if he knows what could be wrong...

Jarrod.
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Follow Up By: thomo - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:32

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:32
Hey fatz your mate work at wights?
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Follow Up By: fatz - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:42

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:42
He used to Thommo, tried to call him last night and he's not answering. I lived down there for a couple of years and was down at woodside at the weekend.
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Follow Up By: thomo - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:38

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:38
Doing some fishing?
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Follow Up By: fatz - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:51

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:51
maybe, cant give too much away!
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:27

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:27
Jarrod,
Try disconnecting the battery for 5 min. Neg first while standing on your left foot, then Pos standing on your right foot. Re-connect the opposite way.

Wayne
PS just jokink about standing on one foot but try thr dis-connecting the battery.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 06:09

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 06:09
Isnt it left foot positive right foot negative I never was real mechanicaly minded.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 06:49

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 06:49
Eric,
You are right if it was a Nissan, Toyota is the way I said.
Wayne
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:30

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:30
Could have been worse, It could have been 666,666
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:36

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:36
Look at it this way .... at least you know every bar of the LCD is working.
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:29

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:29
Jarrod,

I think this is the Tojo substitute for $$$,$$$

I read the post re disconnecting the battery - have you tried that? The ECU should store km accrual in permanent memory, so if you disconnect power to ECU it should reset and bring up stored data. Does sound like a wire loose or something similar. The other thing it may be is a panel reset via diagnostic port. Toyota delaer could check this, though if you have a service manual you could work out what pins to touch.

Hugh
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:43

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:43
Try re-setting the ecu by disconnecting the battery overnight , the odo memory is non volatile and will always be stored. re-check for loose earth etc.

BUT it is under new car warranty, let the stealers worry about fixing it, i did my share of astra / barina (opel) dash globes under warranty in my previous life..

Just try to make it look like you havent had a fiddle already.....

cheers
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Reply By: fatz - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:43

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:43
Sorry Jarrod, cant raise my mate but will keep trying unless you have it sorted.
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Follow Up By: Jarrod - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 18:27

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 18:27
Hey Fatz, Haven't done anything about it yet - too busy at work. probly take to the stealership soon, next couple of days, so unles you speak to your matein next few days, I hope to have it looked at. Thanks anyway, we'll see how we go.

Jarrod.
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Reply By: fatz - Sunday, Apr 18, 2004 at 19:12

Sunday, Apr 18, 2004 at 19:12
Jarraod, sorry cant contact my mate who is at the dealership. spoke to another mate and he suggested same as others. Disconnect the battery for a while ane see if it restores the memory. both batterys if you have duals. sorry cant be of more help but I've lost a good contact myself!
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