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#1 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 09:19 AM
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Did I mention I love these cars??

So three days ago the wife's '06 4 cyl has the Maint Reqd light come on. Immediately I think "Oh no! Big repair!" This morning as I'm leaving to bring it to the shop I check the owner's manual (thankfully) and find out it's only an oil change light. Look underneath and see I can access the drain plug and filter without jacking it up, just like my '03. Look up the filter part number (using the search feature of course ) and come to find out it's the same filter I use on my '03, which I stocked up on because the dealer had a sale going on when I changed the oil in my Rav4. I love these cars! Glad I didn't get a CRV or Subaru for my wife. And yes, the search feature DOES work!
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So three days ago the wife's '06 4 cyl has the Maint Reqd light come on. ... And yes, the search feature DOES work!
And SOME folks actually use it!
Okay, I know others say they've tried the search before opening a thread with a question that's been answered a 1000 times.

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And SOME folks actually use it!
Okay, I know others say they've tried the search before opening a thread with a question that's been answered a 1000 times.
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Update........Oil change was even faster on this one than on mine because :
1. I knew what I was doing after having done it last month on my Rav4 (1st time in 25 years BTW)
2. The oil filter came off without any tools (alot of gripping and twisting though) and didn't have to remove the plastic panel (skinny arms and small hands helped)
Let the oil drain for about 45 minutes until there was barely any dripping.
Oh, and the best part? Mobil1 was on sale at BJ's for $26 per case of 6 so I bought three! Sale is good until Nov 21 I believe. Thanks again to this site. Love my Rav 4's!
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