Toyota - Timing Belt Warning Light how do you turn it off

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 17:34
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Any Prado or KZN185 owners do you know how to turn the timing belt warning light off - I believe that the instrument panel has to come out and you have to swap 2 screws around ! I have done that but which screws - is there particular markings on them - have looked & there does not seem to be any referring to timing belts etc - any help would be appreciated. NOTE: My model does not have the hole on the front of the instrument cluster that you push with a pin etc.Cheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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Reply By: Janset - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 17:45

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 17:45
Hi Jeff.

I know nothing about you Prado, but on my troopie I just remove the rubber plug on the clear plastic speedo cover, insert a thin probe thru there and into the corresponding hole on the speedo and give it s small press and all fixed. It seems strange that you would have to do such a major job just to turn off a light, but then with toyota who knows....

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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:00

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:00
Mate, behind the spedo is a second odometer that you dont see and at 100000kms, it connects two contacts to turn the light on. if you have something like a water pump done, it is easier to put a new belt on instead of returning in 20000kms, so there is a need to be able to start affresh at 70kms etc
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Follow Up By: Janset - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 13:28

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 13:28
Hi Dozer.
Aah, this is the price of progress. Another devious plot by Toyota to force you to spend more money.

I believe it all started with the horse and cart.. Some smart bugger added another 2 wheels to make it into a 4 wheeled contraption and from there it just went on :-))).

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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 17:57

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 17:57
I don't know either but im assuming you replaced the belt yourself, if not then im sure the workshop that did it would know.

BTW- if you did replace it yourself did you check the belt tensioner (mine was on its way out)
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Reply By: Goodsy - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:11

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:11
Read this link all the way to the bottom. Answer eventually comes out.

Surf forum
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:22

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:22
Thanks Goodsy - derrrrrrr why didn't I just do a search there as I am a member - will see if what they say works - will get back and let you know, Cheers BeddoCheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:51

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 18:51
Saw your post there after replying here. Pretty funny really.
Have a 1KZ-TE hilux with 81000km's on it so didn't mind the search realy. Keep me posted. :)
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 20:30

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 20:30
Ok I have worked it out - the Surf forum said swap the screw with the red head on it - well there isn't one. Anyway behind the instrument cluster and the speedo you will one screw and right next to it a blank screw hole (the hole will not be through) anyway take out screw and push thru this blank hole and do it up. It worked the light went off. Cheers JeffCheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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Reply By: Hilly - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 22:34

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 22:34
Hey beddo, what did the beast set you back if you don't mind me asking? I certainly like the look better than the hilux Surf and the chassis/engine package certainly looks impressive.
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:50

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:50
Hilly, I imported this myself thru a friend & on road I paid $31 000 then I added winch bullbar etc - there is a photo of it on the Yahoo Surf forum home page - this is what it looked like when I bought it with SURF along the side - I removed it didn't like it. Cannot get them now they have stopped the imports. Friend sold one which was white with 115000 Km on it for $36 000 the other week - it was a limited edition so had a carbon fibre trim inside and a power socket in rear but apart from that it was the same as mine except the white looked good and mine has a winch and snorkel. I bought mine with 68 000 km on it so it looks that I might be able to make some thing on it if I sold it. I'm happy with it as long as I don't ding a panel seeing they might be rare here. Cheers JeffCheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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