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Fuel warning light stays on despite full tank and correct gauge

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Sounds like a bad gas meter unit in the gas tank if not working. I dont know toyota the tanks but my jeep the thing that read the level is hooked to the pump. Looks like metal arms with plastic arm that floats to tell the level in the gas tank

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