Timing belt warning light hdj78 Troopy

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G'day, any body know how to reset the warning light for the timing belt change at 150,000kms, vehicle is a 2003 hdj78 troopy, with the 1HD-FTE factory turbo motor, any clues appreciated, Cheers< Kanga1
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 20:46

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 20:46
Its the same as the 100series and Prados. The following is lifted from LCOOL:

1. T-BELT MODE DISPLAY
a) With ignition turned ON, using the trip switch (select/reset button) change the display to ODO, and turn the ignition OFF
b) While pressing the trip switch, turn the ignition switch ON and hold it for 5 seconds.
c) Release the trip switch, then press the switch again within 5 seconds.
d) The digital display should change to T-belt mode. The initial display "15" (0,000km) is displayed (ie. 150,000km).

2. REWRITING REPLACEMENT VALUES
While in the T-Belt mode, each press of the trip switch will change the displayed value by 10,000km increments. Once " 20 " (200,000km) is reached the display reverts back to " 1 " (10,000km) again. Remember, this setting is the number of kilometres to be travelled before the light comes on next, and once reset this counter will start from zero.

I believe the timing belt interval for all the 100 series engine variants is 150,000km, but this should be checked against each different markets servicing recommendation. This being the case, you shouldn't need to change from the default setting of "15".

Obviously for the US, the ODO is in miles, and I guess the T-Belt warning would be set in 10,000 mile intervals.

3. T-BELT WARNING RESET COMPLETION
a) After setting the replacement setting value, hold the trip switch ON for more than 5 seconds then release the switch.
b) Check that the display has now changed back to ODO and that the warning light has gone off when the engine is started.
NOTE: If the T-Belt mode is completed, even though the belt replacement has not been performed, the T-Belt warning IS reset.

I hope this proves to be of assistance guys, as usual all care no responsibility. ;-)


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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 20:54

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 20:54
Cheers Phil, I thought it would be something to do with the trip meter reset Knob, will give it a go tomorrow and report back how it went, thanks again, Kanga1.
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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:52

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:52
Hmmm - well... I never was an optimist, but I wonder at the wisdom of bypassing an inbuilt vehicle safety factor...
In the past 10-12 months, TWO blokes at my place of work have had failed timing belts - with expensive consequences... bleep tered valves and knackered valve-guides and seats, gouged pistons and busted heads...
Very expen$ive... $thousands..
Not to mention 3 weeks without vehicle...
Yes - It seems a tad dear to fork out for mechanic's time to do a belt change - but infinitely cheaper than the consequences of not doing it... $hundreds...
Jedo
(I should maybe mind my own business...)

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 22:00

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 22:00
Jed

he didn't say he didn't change it

maybe he did it himself and just wants to get rid of the light

by the look of he's vehicle he looks after it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:09

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:09
There is always one....lol

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:21

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:21
Gday Jedo,
I never trust that important things like the timing belt have been changed.
As you can see from above, anyone can extinguish a timing belt light without replacing the belt. I remove the covers and check for myself - if any doubt, I replace the belt and pulley.
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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:37

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:37
Hi guys, the belt was changed at 125,000kms by previous owner who had from new, the car has just had a major service, Tappets, all fluids changed coolant, hydraulics, and lubes, also the timing belt was renewed again, this all was done at 149,300ish, I just clicked over 150k and the light came on for the belt, I have spent a couple of $$ on it since purchasing and just about have it the way I want it now ( Manta 3" mandrel turbo back exhaust to come, and maybe chip it up, will see after exhaust). Cheers to all, Kanga1.
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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:45

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 23:45
Hi guys, the belt was changed at 125,000kms by previous owner who had from new, the car has just had a major service, Tappets, all fluids changed coolant, hydraulics, and lubes, also the timing belt was renewed again, this all was done at 149,300ish, I just clicked over 150k and the light came on for the belt, I have spent a couple of $$ on it since purchasing and just about have it the way I want it now ( Manta 3" mandrel turbo back exhaust to come, and maybe chip it up, will see after exhaust). Cheers to all, Kanga1.
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Follow Up By: Jedo_03 - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 08:11

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 08:11
There, see..??
I knew I should'ha minded me own business..!!
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Follow Up By: GLX3000 - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:43

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:43
Jedo, Your post is worth reading. Even the smartest a*s* can overlook things. Also, it is a reminder that possibly the belt may not have been changed. I believe I'm correct in saying that a new Tbelt comes with 1 sticker - and only 1 to stick under the bonnet or on the windscreen noting k's and date of change. Sort of anti-fraud. However, nothing to stop some nasty from putting the sticker on a rig he's flogging, and keeping the belt for his next rig, but that's real nasty!

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:06

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:06
Jedo said:
"There, see..?? I knew I should'ha minded me own business..!! "

Naaaa - a timely reminder and a great example of what can go wrong.
I've seen it happen on a recond Subaru motor with 30k on the clock - the people at H&M motors (Hit and Miss) never replaced the bearing.

But I reckon the warning light is there to warn the owner that they shouldn't be totally slack about servicing and there's nothing more irritating than a warning light that won't go out.

Its not there to warn the next purchaser - as always its buyer-beware!
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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:19

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:19
Cheers fellas, I used the process mentioned and reset the T belt warning to come on in 100k, I'd rather do the belt earlier than later, the waqrning light has gone out, and all is good. Thanks for the info. Kanga1.
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