Toyota 4Runner manuals

Toyota 4Runner: Problem Symptoms Table

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

HINT:

  • Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.
  • Inspect the fuses and relays related to this system before inspecting the suspected areas below.
Entire System

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Entire combination meter assembly does not operate

Power source circuit


Meter illumination is always dark

Meter illumination circuit


Meter illumination does not dim at night

Meter illumination circuit


Accessory meter assembly does not illuminate

Wire harness or connector

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Accessory meter assembly


Operating light control rheostat does not change light brightness

Light control rheostat circuit


Meter or Gauge

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Speedometer malfunction

Speedometer circuit


Tachometer malfunction

Tachometer circuit


Fuel receiver gauge malfunction

Fuel receiver gauge circuit


Engine coolant temperature malfunction

Engine coolant temperature receiver gauge circuit


Warning Light or Indicator Light

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Driver and passenger side seat belt warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Driver side seat belt warning light circuit


Seat belt warning system


Combination meter assembly


Open door warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Front door courtesy switch


Rear door courtesy switch


Main body ECU (Multiplex network body ECU)


Combination meter assembly


High beam indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Lighting system


Combination meter assembly


Cruise main indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Cruise main indicator light circuit


Combination meter assembly


Cruise set indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Cruise set indicator light circuit


Combination meter assembly


Oil pressure warning light malfunction

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Wire harness or connector

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Engine oil pressure switch assembly


Combination meter assembly


SRS warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


SRS warning light circuit


Combination meter assembly


SRS warning light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


SRS warning light circuit


Combination meter assembly


Tire pressure warning light malfunction

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

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Tire pressure warning system


Combination meter assembly


MIL (Check engine warning light) malfunction

MIL circuit


Combination meter assembly


Charge warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

-

Generator assembly


Combination meter assembly


Head indicator light malfunction*1

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Lighting system


Combination meter assembly


Tail indicator light does not come on*2

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

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Main body ECU (Multiplex network body ECU)


Combination meter assembly


Slip indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Slip indicator light circuit (for 4WD)


Slip indicator light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


Slip indicator light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Slip indicator light circuit (for 4WD)


Slip indicator light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


VSC OFF indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


VSC OFF indicator light circuit (for 4WD)


VSC OFF indicator light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


VSC OFF indicator light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


VSC OFF indicator light circuit (for 4WD)


VSC OFF indicator light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


AUTO LSD indicator light does not come on*3

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


AUTO LSD indicator light does not go off*3

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


A-TRAC indicator light does not come on*4

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


A-TRAC indicator light does not go off*4

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


CRAWL indicator light does not come on*5

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


CRAWL indicator light does not go off*5

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


Downhill assist control indicator light malfunction*6

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system

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Combination meter assembly


TRAC OFF indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


TRAC OFF indicator light circuit


Combination meter assembly


TRAC OFF indicator light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


TRAC OFF indicator light circuit


Combination meter assembly


ABS warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


ABS warning light circuit (for 4WD)


ABS warning light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


ABS warning light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


ABS warning light circuit (for 4WD)


ABS warning light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


Brake warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

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Brake warning light circuit (for 4WD)


Brake warning light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


Brake warning light does not go off

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

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Brake fluid level warning switch

-

Brake warning light circuit (for 4WD)


Brake warning light circuit (for 2WD)


Combination meter assembly


4WD indicator light malfunction*7, *8

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Transfer system (for VF2A)


Transfer system (for VF2BM)


Combination meter assembly


4LO indicator light malfunction*4

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Transfer system (for VF2A)


Transfer system (for VF2BM)


Transfer system (for VF4BM)


Combination meter assembly


Center differential lock indicator light malfunction*7, *9

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Transfer system (for VF4BM)


Combination meter assembly


A/T P indicator light malfunction*7

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Transfer system (for VF2A)


Park/neutral position switch circuit (for A750F)


ECM


Combination meter assembly


Rear differential lock indicator light malfunction*10

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Rear differential lock control switch


Rear differential lock position switch


Combination meter assembly


Front fog indicator light malfunction

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Lighting system


Combination meter assembly


Fuel level warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Harness or connector

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Fuel sender gauge assembly


Combination meter assembly


Turn indicator light malfunction

Lighting system


Harness or connector

-

Combination meter assembly


Eco driving indicator light malfunction

Combination meter assembly (LED)


CAN communication system


SFI system


Combination meter assembly


Kinetic dynamic suspension system indicator light malfunction*11

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Stabilizer control system


Combination meter assembly


Smart key indicator light malfunction*12

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Smart key system


Combination meter assembly


Multi terrain select indicator light does not come on*5

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


Multi terrain select indicator light does not go off*5

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


PPS warning light malfunction

Combination meter assembly (LED)


PPS warning light circuit


Combination meter assembly


Master warning light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


CAN communication system


Combination meter assembly


Automatic Running Boards warning light malfunction*13

Automatic Running Boards system


Combination meter assembly


A/T shift indicator light does not come on

Combination meter assembly (LED)


Park/neutral position switch circuit (for A750F)


Park/neutral position switch circuit (for A750E)


ECM


Combination meter assembly


  • *1: for U.S.A.
  • *2: except U.S.A.
  • *3: for 2WD
  • *4: for 4WD
  • *5: w/ CRAWL Control
  • *6: w/ Downhill Assist Control System
  • *7: for VF2A Transfer
  • *8: for VF2BM Transfer
  • *9: for VF4BM Transfer
  • *10: w/ Rear Differential Lock
  • *11: w/ Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System
  • *12: w/ Smart Key System
  • *13: w/ Automatic Running Board System
Multi-information Display

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Multi-information display does not light up

Combination meter assembly (Multi-information display)


Combination meter assembly


ODO/TRIP meter malfunction

Combination meter assembly


Road surface freezing display malfunction

CAN communication system


Air conditioning amplifier assembly


Combination meter assembly


Outside temperature display malfunction

CAN communication system


Combination meter assembly


Average fuel consumption display malfunction

ECM


Combination meter assembly


Current fuel consumption display malfunction

ECM


Combination meter assembly


Cruising range display malfunction

SFI system


Fuel sender gauge assembly


Combination meter assembly


Elapsed time display malfunction

SFI system


Combination meter assembly


Vehicle speed display malfunction

SFI system


Combination meter assembly


Steering angle display malfunction

CAN communication system


Spiral cable sub-assembly


Combination meter assembly


Eco driving indicator zone display malfunction

Combination meter assembly (Eco driving indicator zone display setting)


CAN communication system


SFI system


Combination meter assembly


Door ajar warning display malfunction

Main body ECU (Multiplex network body ECU)


Combination meter assembly


Clearance sonar system display malfunction*1

Intuitive parking assist system


Combination meter assembly


Smart key system display malfunction*2

Smart key system


Combination meter assembly


Release parking brake display malfunction

Main body ECU (Multiplex network body ECU)


Combination meter assembly


A/T fluid temperature high display malfunction

Automatic transmission system (for A750E)


Automatic transmission system (for A750F)


Combination meter assembly


Sliding roof open display malfunction*3

Sliding roof system


Combination meter assembly


Low washer fluid display malfunction*4

Wiper and washer system


Wire harness or connector

-

Combination meter assembly


Maintenance required display malfunction*5

Maintenance required reminder reset procedure


Combination meter assembly


Operating ODO/TRIP switch does not change multi-information display

Combination meter assembly


Operating steering pad switch assembly (DISP switch) does not change multi-information display.

Steering pad switch assembly (DISP switch)


Wire harness or connector

-

Combination meter assembly


Setting display malfunction

Combination meter assembly


Multi terrain select display malfunction*6

LIN communication system


Vehicle stability control system


Combination meter assembly


  • *1: w/ Intuitive Parking Assist System
  • *2: w/ Smart Key System
  • *3: w/ Sliding Roof System
  • *4: w/ Level Warning Switch Assembly
  • *5: for U.S.A.
  • *6: w/ CRAWL Control
Buzzer

Symptom

Suspected Area

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No buzzers operate

Combination meter assembly (Buzzer)


Combination meter assembly


Seat belt warning buzzer does not operate

Seat belt warning buzzer on/off setting


Combination meter assembly


Shift down reject buzzer does not operate

Automatic transmission system (for A750E)


Automatic transmission system (for A750F)


Combination meter assembly


Key reminder buzzer does not operate*1

Smart key system

-

Combination meter assembly


Sliding roof open warning buzzer does not operate*2

Sliding roof control system


Combination meter assembly


Driving with parking brake unreleased warning buzzer does not operate

Parking brake switch


Combination meter assembly


Driving with any door opened warning buzzer does not operate

Combination meter assembly


Multi-information display warning buzzer does not operate

Combination meter assembly (Buzzer)


Combination meter assembly


Smart key system warning buzzer does not operate*3

Smart key system


Combination meter assembly


Engine immobiliser certification buzzer does not operate

Engine immobiliser system (w/ Smart Key System)


Engine immobiliser system (w/o Smart Key System)


Combination meter assembly


  • *1: w/o Smart Key System
  • *2: w/ Sliding Roof System
  • *3: w/ Smart Key System
Others

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Other systems that use speed signal do not operate normally

Speed signal circuit


Customizable parameters cannot be changed (Customizable parameters can be changed by using the Techstream)

Combination meter assembly


Initialization
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Removal
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