Operation of instruments and controls - Gauges, Meters & Warning LightsOperation of instruments and controls - Gauges, Meters & Warning LightsOperation of instruments and controls - MetersSupra Handbook

Fuel Gauge

Rear window defogger switchThe gauge works when the ignition switch is on and indicates approximate quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.

It is a good idea to keep the tank over 1/4 full.

This fuel gauge has a non-return type needle. Therefore the needle will remain at the indicated fuel level position regardless of the position of the ignition switch.

Do not drive with the fuel level below the "E" or with the low fuel level warning light on. It may cause engine misfire and damage to the catalytic convertor.



Engine Temperature Gauge

The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature when the ignition switch is on. The engine operating temperature will vary with changes in weather and engine load.

If the neddle points to the red zone or high, stop your vehicle and allow it to cool.

You vehicle may overheat during severe operating conditions, such as

  • Driving up a long hill on a hot day.
  • Reducing speed or stopping after high speed driving
  • Idling for a long period with the air conditioner on in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Towing a trailer.
Do not continue driving with an overheated engine. See If Your Vehicle Overheats.



Oil Pressure Gauge

The oil pressure gauge indicates engine oil pressure when the ignition is on. Check it while driving to make sure that the needle is in the proper reange.

If the oil pressure should stay below the normal range, pull off the road to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repari shop for assistance.

Oil pressure may not build up when the oil level is too low. The oil pressure gauge is not designed to indicate oil level, and the oil level must be checked using the level dipstick.

Do not drive the vehicle with the oil pressue below the normal range until the cause is fixed - It may ruin the engine.



Turbo Boost Pressure Gauge (7M-GTE engine)

The gauge indicates the boost pressure in the turbocharging system.

Avoid continuous pressures over normal range. It may cause engine damage.