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remind you

the reminder

light and buzzer

This buckle up the driver’s seat belt. Once the ignition key is turned to “ON” or “START”, light and buzzer come on if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened. Unless the belt, the light stays on and the buzzer stops after about 4 to 8 seconds. (c) Discharge Warning Light This light warns that the battery is being discharged. If it comes on while you are driving, there is a problem somewhere in the charging system. The engine ignition will continue to oper- the battery ate, however, until is dis- charged. Turn off the air conditioning, blower, radio, etc., and drive directly to the nearest authorized Toyota CNG dealer or repair shop.

(d) Malfunction Indicator Lamp This lamp warns that there is a problem somewhere in your engine or automatic transmission electrical system. If it comes on while you are driving, have your vehicle checked/repaired by your au- thorized Toyota CNG dealer as soon as possible. (e) Low Fuel Level Warning Light This light comes on when the amount of natural gas remaining in the tank drops to about 1/5. If you continue to drive the vehicle after the low fuel level warning light comes on, the light will begin to blink, and at the same time you will not be able to drive at speeds over 80 km/h (50 mph). When is below −30°C (−22°F), the fuel gauge may indi- cate an amount less than actual amount and the indicator may come on.

the outside

temperature

NOTICE

Do not continue driving if the engine drive belt is broken or loose.

CAUTION

If the engine does not start and the low fuel level warning light is blink- ing, fuel may be leaking. Contact your authorized Toyota CNG dealer immedi- ately.

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NOTICE

If the low fuel warning light begins to blink, tank will soon be empty. Move to a safe place as soon as possible.

fuel

the

(f) Low Oil Pressure Warning Light This light warns that the engine oil pres- sure is too low. If it flickers or stays on while you are driving, pull off the road to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call your authorized Toyota CNG dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance. The flicker when the engine is idling or it may come on briefly after a hard stop. There is no cause for concern if it then goes out when the engine is accelerated slightly. The light may come on when the oil level is extremely is not designed to indicate low oil level, and the oil level must be checked using the level dipstick.

light may occasionally

low. It

NOTICE

Do not drive the warning light on—even for one block. It may ruin the engine.

the vehicle with

if

the

few seconds. Thereafter,

(g) “ABS” Warning Light The light comes on with the ignition key turned to “ON”. If the anti−lock brake sys- light goes out tem works properly, after a the system malfunctions, the light comes on. When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti−lock brake system does not operate, but the brake system still operates con- ventionally. When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti−lock brake system does not operate so that the wheels could lock up during a sudden braking or braking on slippery road surfaces. If the following conditions occur, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your authorized Toyota CNG dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D The light does not come on with the ignition key turned to “ON”, or remains on.

D The light comes on while driving.

If the light lit during driving goes out and does not come on again, it is a normal operation. (h) Open Door Warning Light This light remains on until all the doors are completely closed. (i) Rear Light Failure Warning Light If this light comes on when the headlight switch is turned on (at the first or second clickstop), it indicates that one or more of the tail lights are burned out. If it comes on when the brake pedal is depressed, one or more stop lights are burned out. Have defective bulbs replaced as soon as possible. (j) SRS Warning Light This light will come on when the igni- tion key is turned to the “ACC” or “ON” position. After about 6 seconds, the light will go off. This means the systems of the airbag and front seat belt pretensioner are operating properly. The warning light system monitors the air- bag sensor assembly, front airbag sen- sors, seat belt pretensioner assemblies, inflators, warning light, interconnecting wir- ing and power sources.

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If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your authorized Toyota CNG dealer as soon as possible to ser- vice the vehicle. D The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ACC” or “ON” position or remains on.

D The light comes on or flashes while

driving.

(k) Low Windshield Washer Fluid Level

Warning Light

The light warns that the windshield washer fluid level is too low. Add washer fluid at your earliest opportunity. (For instructions, see “Adding washer fluid” in Section 7−3.) (l) Key Reminder Buzzer This buzzer reminds you to remove the key when you open the driver’s door with the ignition key in the “ACC” or “LOCK” position.

light

SERVICE

CHECKING REMINDER INDICATORS (except the low fuel level warning low windshield washer fluid level warning light) 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Open one of the doors.

and

The open door warning come on.

light should

3. Close the door.

The open door warning light should go off.

4. Turn the ignition key to “ACC”.

The SRS warning light should come on. It goes off after about 6 seconds.

5. Turn the ignition key to “ON”, but do

not start the engine. All the service reminder indicators ex- cept the open door warning light and SRS warning light should come on. The “ABS” warning light goes off after a few seconds.

If any service reminder indicator or warn- ing buzzer does not function as described above, either the bulb is burned out or the circuit it checked by your authorized Toyota CNG dealer as soon as possible.

repair. Have

in need of

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SECTION 1− 6

OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Ignition switch, Transmission and Parking brake

Ignition switch with steering lock

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Automatic transmission

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Parking brake

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Cruise control

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Ignition switch with steering lock

You must push in the key to turn the key from “ACC” to the “LOCK” position. The selector lever must be put in the “P” posi- tion before pushing the key. When starting the engine, the key may seem stuck at the “LOCK” position. To free it, first be sure the key is pushed all the way in, and then rock the steering wheel slightly while turning the key gently.

NOTICE

leave the key

Do not in the “ON” position if the engine is not running. The battery will discharge and the ignition could be damaged.

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“START”—Starter motor on. The key will return to the “ON” position when released. For starting tips, see Section 3. “ON”—Engine on and all accessories on. This is the normal driving position. “ACC”—Accessories such as the radio operate, but the engine is off. the “ACC” or If you “LOCK” position and open the driver’s door, a buzzer will remind you to remove the key. “LOCK”—Engine is off and the steering wheel is locked. The key can be re- moved only at this position. 72

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Automatic transmission

Lock release button To prevent misshifting

Selector lever

With the brake pedal depressed, shift while holding the lock release button in. (The ignition switch must be in “ON” position.)

Overdrive switch

Shift while holding the lock release button in.

Shift normally.

Your automatic transmission has a shift lock system to minimize the possibility of incorrect operation. This means you can only shift out of “P” position when the brake pedal is depressed (with the ignition switch in “ON” position and the lock re- lease button depressed). (a) Selector lever The shift position is also displayed on the instrument cluster. P: Parking, engine starting and

key removal

R: Reverse N: Neutral D: Normal driving (with overdrive on) 2: Stronger engine braking L: Maximum engine braking

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3. Release the parking brake and brake the accelerator pedal

pedal. Depress slowly for smooth starting.

(d) Using engine braking To use engine braking, you can downshift the transmission as follows: D Push the overdrive switch. The “O/D OFF” indicator light will come on and the transmission will downshift to the third gear.

D Shift into the “2” position. The trans- the second mission will downshift gear when the vehicle speed drops down to or lower than 106 km/h (66 mph), and stronger engine braking will be enabled.

to

D Shift into the “L” position. The trans- mission will downshift to the first gear when the vehicle speed drops down to or lower than 47 km/h (29 mph), and maximum engine braking will be en- abled.

Vehicles with cruise control—When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift the transmission by pushing and releasing the overdrive switch, engine braking will not be applied because the cruise control is not cancelled. For ways to decrease the vehicle speed, see “Cruise control” in this section. (c) Normal driving 1. Start the engine as instructed in “How to start the engine” in Section 3. The transmission must be in “P” or “N”.

2. With your foot holding down the brake

pedal, shift the selector lever to “D”.

When the lever is in the “D” position, the automatic transmission system will select the most suitable gear for running condi- tions such as normal cruising, hill climb- ing, hard towing, etc. Always turn the overdrive on for better fuel economy and quieter driving. If the engine coolant the transmission will not shift into overdrive gear even with the overdrive on.

temperature

low,

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CAUTION

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