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2013 Toyota 4Runner “MAINT REQD” Reset & Service Specifications

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2013 4Runner

For the 2013 Toyota 4Runner, after performing an oil change the MAINT REQD light can be reset by doing the following:

Switch the display to the trip meter A when the engine is running.

Vehicles without a smart key system

Turn the engine switch off.

Vehicles with a smart key system

Turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch off.

Vehicles without a smart key system

While pressing the trip meter reset button , turn the engine switch to the “ON” position (do not start the engine because reset mode will be canceled). Continue to press and hold the button until the trip meter displays “000000”.

Vehicles with a smart key system

While pressing the trip meter reset button, turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch to the IGNITION ON mode (do not start the engine because otherwise the reset mode will be can- celed). Continue to press and hold the button until the trip meter displays “000000”.

This vehicle recommends the following fluids:

  1. Engine Oil - 0W20 (6.2L of oil with filter)

  2. Automatic Transmission  - Toyota Genuine ATF WS

  3. Differential (Front/Rear) - 75W-85 GL5

    4Runner Engine

  4. Transfer Case - SAE 75W

  5. Coolant - Toyota Super Long Life

  6. Brake Fluid - Dot 3

  7. Power Steering - ATF Dexron II or III

  8. Tire Pressure (front/rear/spare) - 32 p.si. cold

You can cross reference the following Purolator Filter numbers:

  1. Air Filter - A36122

  2. Oil Filter - L25609

  3. Cabin Filter - C35667

With this information, you should be well on your way to servicing the 2013 Toyota 4Runner.

Car Etiquette, For the Rest of You

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Slamming the Door

I recently came across an article in the Globe & Mail discussing car etiquette.  The article, stirred up some emotions around etiquette that most of us car folks treat as common sense and leave us baffled when not adhered to.  I am going to discuss some car etiquette that was not discussed in the article.  Today, I will spend my time discussing door slamming.

The very thought of this, makes me grind my teeth.  I have kindly offered my vehicle as a means of transport which you appreciate and thank me for in advance.  Upon entering my vehicle, you sit down and with all your might "slam" the door closed shaking the vehicle and all its contents (including me).  Why?

This is an expensive automobile you've just gotten into and as a result the doors and components in the door as so well engineered that a simple pull with one finger will close the door.  How would you like it if I came to your house and slammed the front door sending a earthquake like vibration through your house?   Be aware, that an automobile is not just a material item that can be treated as a mule to transport one from point A to B.  As a car aficionado, I show my respect getting into anyone's car by closing the door with a gentle pull.  That's it.  Door closed.

I'm not sure when it is appropriate to deliver this message to drivers or passengers - is it when driving instruction begins?  Maybe it needs to happen when we're old enough to get into a car by ourselves.  Not sure what the right answer is here but I do know that closing a door properly will take practice.  Try it your self, do you pull a door shut or allow the weight of the door to close its self when encouraged to close?  The latter is what you are aiming for.

Closing a door properly may result in you actually garnering some respect from a car aficionado like myself and maybe a second ride!



Honda Maintenance Minder System

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Maintenance Window

As a result of a question raised by Brad.  I thought I would share with you how the Honda Maintenance Minder system is structured and how it is reset.  Not only does this system tell you when to change the oil (based on Honda's recommendations) but also when to service other items (based on Honda's recommendations).

When the service symbol appears in the dash or you notice a code for a service you can reset it the exact same way you would the oil change service reminder.  These codes will appear in the maintenance window with either a letter or a number.  Have a look at the chart showing what each means.  In your case Brad, if the transmission fluid is recommended to be changed you should see the number 3 and if an oil change is required either the letter A or B.  If multiple codes are on screen, then you will have to reset each code individually.

Maintenance Codes

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