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It's not necessary to stay with the Castrol brand for the life of the car, although, some technicians say that it's good to stay with the same brand to reduce sludge.

Just make sure the viscosity is right for the weather conditions when you have the oil and filter changed (and lube).

I have my oil changed at Walmart or Sears and I just ask for their Supertech or featured oil, and my Cadillacs seem to run fine on that oil.

Good luck on your oil changes.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 07, 2010

Sticking contacts on power relay.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


I think you'll find it has always been doing it, but you may not have noticed.

It is perfectly normal and is nothing to worry about. Just means that the immobiliser system is working



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2008 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 25, 2010

Air filter's do not get clean, just replace, if filter not that dirty, you will need high pressure air to blow them out, do not wet the filter

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 02, 2010

Hello. The warning light indicates that one or more trouble codes can be read by doing a scan of your vehicle's computer. AAMCO repair shops and some auto parts stores now do these scans for free. Otherwise, a dealership will charge $50 and up. Many times, the only problem is a faulty report or a faulty sensor as opposed to a real issue. When you have the scan be sure to tell the technician to clear and reset your computer. This will remove the warning light, that way if it appears again you know you have an issue. Joe

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2008 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

have you pressed the isolating switch for the other windows,located on drivers door??

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010

Working on the SRS can be very hazardous. For this reason I highly recommend you have this repaired by a professional.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 14, 2010

You need to buy a multimeter tester in order to reset this kinda exclamation mark, you could use this one right here EN61010-1 600V CATIII.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 20, 2010

You sure can, but you might be chancing creating a life threatening situation. That light will go on when the level of the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir gets low, as it does eventually even on normal cars. Check the level of the brake fluid. It is probably low, so got some more fluid from Checkers, Auto Zone, or whoever, and fill it to the 'full' level. The light probably will go out. If it loses more fluid on a frequent basis you have a leak somewhere and have to take it to a competent shop and have them find it.
Best of luck!

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009

Here's a quick check list for most common cost of SRS / Air bag problem.

Dirty contacts on driver and passenger seat belt buckles

Dirty contacts on seat belt connectors (under seats)

Dirty contacts on driver and passenger sides weight sensors (under seat)

Seat covers

Weight on passenger seat
(Example: grocery package trigger SRS / Air Bag light on the way home.)

I recommend you to pass an vacuum over the contacts and use CRC electronic parts cleaner to rule out connectivity problem.

I DO NOT recommend disconnecting the negative battery connector to clean the code(s).

Without the code(s) the dealer will takes "BILLABLE" time to reproduce the problem.


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2008 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 16, 2009

call the dealer. you have a warranty issue and if you mess with it they could claim you caused it and not honor the warranty

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009

batteries last on average of 5 years.... if you get more, you are lucky... the fix is to replace the battery

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009

That is the light that tells potential thieves the car has an immobilizer. What you describe is normal operation.

Look in the manual for "immobilizer".

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009

there are several places to start with some thing like thisif this is a 2008 and the breaks failed take it back to the dealer. this could have been worse brakes are nothing to play with

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009

ahh better its yellow and not red brake light it just means the brakes are nearing the time to replace them just having the brakes done will reset the light no scans needed just pushing the calipers back resets it

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 23, 2009

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