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Foreword

Welcome to the growing group of value−conscious people who drive Toyotas. We are proud of the advanced engineering and quality construction of each vehicle we build. This Owner’s Manual explains the features of your new Toyota. Please read it and follow the instructions carefully so that you can enjoy many years of safe motoring. When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. He will provide quality mainte- nance and any other assistance you may require. Please leave this Owner’s Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need this information also. All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of Toyota’s policy of continual product improve- ment, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

© 1999 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.

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New vehicle warranty

Your new vehicle limited warranties:

is covered by

the

following Toyota

D New vehicle warranty D Emission control systems warranty D Others further

information, please refer

For the ”Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or ”Owner’s Manual Sup- plement”.

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Your responsibility for maintenance

It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the specified maintenance is performed. Section 6 gives de- tails of these maintenance requirements. Also included in Section 6 is general maintenance. For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the ”Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or ”Owner’s Manual Supplement”.

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Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota

A wide variety of non−genuine spare parts and accesso- ries for Toyota vehicles are currently available in the market. You should know that Toyota does not warrant these products and is not responsible for their perfor- mance, repair, or replacement, or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your Toyota vehicle.

This vehicle should not be modified with non−genuine Toyota products. Modification with non−genuine Toyota products could affect its performance, safety or durabili- ty, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

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Spark ignition system of your

Toyota

The spark ignition system in your Toyota meets all re- quirements of the Canadian Interference−Causing Equip- ment Standard.

Installation of a mobile two−way radio system

Scrapping of your Toyota

The SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices in your Toyota contain explosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and pretensioners left as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire. Be sure to have the systems of the SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner removed and disposed of by the quali- fied service shop or by your Toyota dealer before you dispose of your vehicle.

fuel

injection system/sequential multiport

As the installation of a mobile two−way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as multiport fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti−lock brake system, SRS airbag system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.

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On−pavement and off−road

driving tips

This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car be- cause it is designed for off−road use also. In addition, this vehicle has a higher ground clearance and center of gravity that of an ordinary passenger car. This vehicle design feature causes this type of vehicle to be more likely to rollover. Failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result loss of control, accidents or vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury. Be sure to read “Off−road vehicle precautions” in Section 2 and “Off−road driving precautions” in Section 3.

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Automatic Transmission Overdrive Switch

Overdrive switch for selecting either a three−speed or four−speed transmission

ON position overdrive possible)

(shifting

into

OFF position (shifting into overdrive not possible)

indicator

“O/D OFF” light shows the overdrive switch is in “OFF” position

After starting your engine, always turn the overdrive switch on.

Even during ordinary driving, keep the over- drive switch turned on. (At this time, the “O/D OFF” indicatior light on the instrument cluster will be off.)

Always the overdrive switch on better fuel economy and quieter driving.

turn

for

For details, see “Automatic transmission” in Section 1−6 on pages 97 to 100 and “How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer, too” in Section 3 on pages 164 to 165.

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Important information about this manual

Safety and vehicle damage warnings

Safety symbol

In this manual, you will see CAUTION and NOTICE warn- ings. These are used in the following ways:

CAUTION

This is a warning against something which may cause injury to people if the warning is ignored. You are informed what you must or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk to yourself and other people.

NOTICE

This is a warning against something which may cause damage to the vehicle or its equipment if the warning is ignored. You are informed what you must or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle and its equipment.

In this manual, you will also see a circle with a slash through it. This means ”Do not”, ”Do not do this”, or ”Do not let this happen”.

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Quick index D If a service reminder indicator or warning buzzer comes on D If your vehicle will not start D If your engine stalls while driving D If your vehicle overheats D If you have a flat tire D If your vehicle needs to be towed D Tips for driving during break-in period D How to start the engine D General maintenance D Complete index Gas station information Fuel type:

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90 168 171 171 172 179 139 154 195 243

UNLEADED gasoline, Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher See page 139 for detailed information.

Fuel tank capacity:

58 L (15.3 gal., 12.8 lmp.gal.)

Engine oil:

API grade SJ, ”Energy−Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil is recommended. See page 206 for detailed information.

Tire information: See pages 210 through 215. Tire pressure: See page 234.

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Publication No. OM42479U Part No. 01999-42479 Printed in Japan 01-9908-00 I

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SECTION 1− 1

OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Overview of instruments and controls Instrument panel overview Instrument cluster overview Indicator symbols on the instrument panel

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Instrument panel overview

1. Side vents 2. Instrument cluster 3. Center vents 4. Electric moon roof switch and personal

lights

5. Glove box 6. Power door lock switches

(with power windows)

7. Power window switches 8. Parking brake lever 9. Automatic

lever or manual transmission gear shift lever

transmission selector

10. Ashtray 11. Lower vent 12. Hood lock release lever 13. Window lock switch

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1. Instrument panel light control knob 2. Headlight and turn signal switch 3. Wiper and washer switches 4. Clock 5. Center differential lock button or driving

pattern selector button

6. Air conditioning controls 7. Emergency flasher switch 8. Rear window defogger switch 9. Car audio 10. Cigarette lighter 11. Ignition switch 12. Cruise control switch 13. Tilt steering lock release lever 14. Power door lock switch (without power windows)

15. Power rear view mirror control switch

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Instrument cluster overview

1. Speedometer 2. Fuel gauge 3. Service reminder indicators and

indicator lights

4. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Tachometer 6. Trip meter reset knob

7. Odometer and two trip meters

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Indicator symbols on the instrument panel

(type A)

Brake system warning light∗1

(type A)

Anti-lock brake system warning light∗1

(type B)

(type B)

Seat belt reminder light∗1

Discharge warning light∗1

Low oil pressure warning light∗1

(type A)

Malfunction indicator lamp∗1

(type B)

Low fuel level warning light∗1

Open door warning light∗1

SRS warning light∗1

Automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light∗1

Low windshield washer fluid level warning light∗1

Turn signal indicator lights

Headlight high beam indicator light

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Automatic transmission indicator light

Overdrive−off indicator light

Driving pattern indicator light

Center differential lock indicator light

Cruise control indicator light∗2

∗1: For details, see ”Service reminder indicators and warning

buzzers” in Section 1−5. If this light flashes, see ”Cruise control” in Section 1−6.

∗2:

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