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#3580 of 3687 Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE
Jul 25, 2006 (11:06 pm)
I was just driving a week ago and making a left turn, then all of a sudden, the signal light didn't work. After I parked the van, I did some troubleshooting, checked the fuses(and they're fine), press the emergency lights switch and still didn't work. Should I go to the dealer to have it fixed(even though they'll charge me pretty high)? Is there any other way to fix it (myself)?
#3581 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [allanpogi]
Jul 26, 2006 (10:39 am)
You probably need a new flasher. Low cost item, you can pick one up at autozone or any other auto parts store, and change it yourself. If you don't want to do it yourself, any gas station with a service bay can do it in less than 15 minutes. They don't last forever, no matter who made the automobile.
#3582 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [gartmacd]
Jul 26, 2006 (4:48 pm)
Thanks. Appreciate it.
#3583 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE [gartmacd]
Jul 27, 2006 (5:17 pm)
Just have another question, where exactly is the flasher located? Thanks.
#3584 of 3687 Re: Signal lights/emergency lights not working on 1999 Toyota Sienna Van CE
Jul 27, 2006 (5:46 pm)
It depends on your dash setup. If you stick your head where the brake pedal is and look up, you may see a box looking thing that is small, but since my discription is bad, heres what you should do. Buy a haynes manual for the 1998-2002 Siennas. The info is in there and it is good to have in any repair situation. Make sure you get one
#3585 of 3687 squealing brakes and non-toyota brake parts
Jul 28, 2006 (9:23 am)
I am experiencing the squealing brakes again in my 2001 Sienna, this problem has occurred on and off. I am totally out of warranty so the TSB from 2004 won't cover me to get new brake drums. My question is, do you think that non-toyota brake parts such as pads etc will affect the squeal? The dealer suggested that if I had non-toyota brakes the squeal would be worse. Well I do have non-toyota brakes as far as I remember but I am not convinced this is true. Should I invest in A. toyota brand brakes and/or B. new brake drums. Thanks.
#3586 of 3687 Re: squealing brakes and non-toyota brake parts [01siennaja]
Jul 30, 2006 (6:23 am)
The dealer is right. Always buy OEM parts from the dealer. They are more expensive but in the long run, they are better.
#3587 of 3687 Re: squealing brakes and non-toyota brake parts [01siennaja]
Jul 31, 2006 (11:23 am)
Theres a TSB on 2001 siennas breaks? Where can I find this? Anyway, I put in ceramic break pads and brand new rotors in my 2001 camry. It cost me about $90.00 for the parts the labor was free since I did it myself. The rotors were very cheap about $25.00/per disk, beats grinding the old ones down, because they are a lot smoother and not warped from heat. When I asked the dealer if they put ceramic pads on my camry they said they werent available. But going through any auto part store they are. Ceramic break pads are known to be quiet and last longer. Of course the dealer won't want that would they. My camry breaks are quiet as a mouse now.
The squealing usually comes from front discs not the rear break drums make sure they work on the right breaks.
Jul 31, 2006 (4:11 pm)
We're going to start looking at 2001-03 Siennas as we need a shorter van than the large models now available.
It seems sludge is a persistant problem wit hthe Toyota V6 of this vintage. Can you tell by the way the engine sounds or runs, or must you open up the valve cover?
#3589 of 3687 Lights Flashing and locks not working
Jul 31, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I recently turned off my 1998 Sienna and my headlights were flashing. When I went back into the car to turn them off my Automatic locks would not work and I could not see my clock display. I dont know much about cars so was wondering if anyone knows of common things that would cause this so i dont have to go into the dealer. Thanks.