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 Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux 
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Post Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
I know this is a pain for many.
Just been to the dealer to have my fuel filter replaced as the light stayed on and did not flash.
Anyway, the sequence is as follows to reset the light.
Once the filter has been replaced and the wire plugs are loose,
1. replace the both wire plugs
2. switch ignition on, at this stage the fuel light will still be on.
3. remove the positive terminal from the battery and wait for 1 minute.
4. this resets the whole computer, gauges everything.
5. After 1 minute, replace the positive terminal.
6. switch on the ignition and the light will be off.
Hope this will help others who need to replace a filter while travelling in the bush. :thumbup:
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:56 am
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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
The only logical reason why it should come is either because it has water in it or due to a faulty plug wire. How often do you replace your filter?

I know Toy only replace at say 90 000km......but this is no good. Do replace it every 10 000 - 20 000km's :beg:


Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:03 am
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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
According to the dealer, the light will come on and flash if the filter has water in it, and if the light stays on without flashing, the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. the computer picks up that the there is a difference in the in and out pressure and activates the light.
I bought the vehicle second hand with 44000 on the clock and it has now got 48550km. the light came on during my trip to Lesotho and I had it changed this morning.
Normally I carry a spare fitler which is quite easy to replace, but I did not know how to reset the light. Now I know the sequence and will be carrying at least two spare filters when travelling long distance.
I will be replacing filters every 15000km seeing that it is no longer required by the dealer to change on service intervals, they only replace when the light comes on and I have not yet seen a dealership in the middle of the desert.
So know how to replace a filter and know how to reset the light.
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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Thanks Basil, I also had a similar problem on my way to Malelane, the Toy dealer also explained to me the sequence to reset the light, can't remember everything he said, but he didn't say anything of disconnecting the battery. But if you say that it works I will do it next time. Thanks

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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Hi Jacques,
Even with the filter being 'dirty' before reaching Sani Pass, my vehicle still averaged 12.7 km per litre from Durban to Oxbow and home via golden gate. Not bad and the one thing that has prevented me from buying a Hilux in the past was the high fuel consumption, this D4D motor is great, couldn't believe the power and consumption, very impressed.


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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
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Hi Jacques,
Even with the filter being 'dirty' before reaching Sani Pass, my vehicle still averaged 12.7 km per litre from Durban to Oxbow and home via golden gate. Not bad and the one thing that has prevented me from buying a Hilux in the past was the high fuel consumption, this D4D motor is great, couldn't believe the power and consumption, very impressed.


Don't know how you managed to get 12.7 km/l, The best I ever got with my 3.0 d4d was 10km/l driving 120 km/h. Even when I was in Namibie driving 90 - 100km/h I only got 9 - 10 km/l. But I had a chip in that I took out after I was in Namibie, from then I got 10 km/l @ 120km/h.

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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Reset my KM/L computer when I left Durbs, filled up at Himeville and had 23 km left according to my range on the computer before I ran out of diesel, this when I pulled in at my home. According to Garmin, 857km travelled
Maybe it is a long freewheel from 3500m above sea level in Lesotho to Durban. :)


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Aquanaut wrote:
Reset my KM/L computer when I left Durbs, filled up at Himeville and had 23 km left according to my range on the computer before I ran out of diesel, this when I pulled in at my home. According to Garmin, 857km travelled
Maybe it is a long freewheel from 3500m above sea level in Lesotho to Durban. :)


Still very good consumption :thumbup:

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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
With our diesel in SA I recomend you replace the filter at every service. To reset the light is quick and easy - With ignition off, unplug the top plug from the fuel filter housing, Start the vehicle and quickly put the plug back in. Light will go off after 3 sec. Job done. 10 seconds.

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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
rebuilder wrote:
With our diesel in SA I recomend you replace the filter at every service. To reset the light is quick and easy - With ignition off, unplug the top plug from the fuel filter housing, Start the vehicle and quickly put the plug back in. Light will go off after 3 sec. Job done. 10 seconds.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Tx for the advice, did this and it works :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
The first time I replaced the filter on my D4D was when I gave it the first service at 100 000ks. It did not look as if it had ever been replaced. The light did not come on however. Since then I have been replacing it every 20000ks. The light has never come on before. At 220 000 k's I replaced it and two weeks ago after a trip to Vaalwater the light came on and stayed on. I replaced the filter but it really did not seem to be that dirty. I used this procedure posted by rebuilder to reset the light.

"With ignition off, unplug the top plug from the fuel filter housing, Start the vehicle and quickly put the plug back in. Light will go off after 3 sec. Job done. 10 seconds."

Works perfectly! Thanks for the Tip. :yahoo:


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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Tried this tip and I confirm that it does the Job - ""With ignition off, unplug the top plug from the fuel filter housing, Start the vehicle and quickly put the plug back in. Light will go off after 3 sec. Job done. 10 seconds."


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Hilux Brett wrote:
Tried this tip and I confirm that it does the Job - ""With ignition off, unplug the top plug from the fuel filter housing, Start the vehicle and quickly put the plug back in. Light will go off after 3 sec. Job done. 10 seconds."


Thanks Brett, did like you explained and it worked. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Hi there been having this problem of light going on every few hundred kilometers. I took both my tanks down cleaned them and there was not much debri in the tank. A friend of mine removed tanks for the second time and found that the suction piece with very fine filter over it was completely clogged up with debri. We blew out the whole system fitted it back and reset the light and the problem is solved. I noticed this is a common problem on the vigo specially as you come up north towards Zambia where I am based with terrible fuel :thumbup: happy driving


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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Thanks. Good information!


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 Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Hi

Reset D4D diesel filter light

What you need to do is the following,

1. Replace the filter.
2. Keep the top sensor unplugged
3. Start ( idle )
4. Re connect the top connector (quickly )
5. Switch off and start again ( problem solved ) ---no need to disconnect battery ;-)


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Post Re: Reset fuel light on a 3.0 D4D Hilux
Actually you don't need to let it idle. You can simply turn on the ignition without starting the vehicle.


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