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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#4754 of 11429 2002 4Runner Daytime Running Lights
Jan 28, 2003 (8:33 am)
Does anyone know if these can be disabled and if so how? I spoke to a toyota service dept. specialist and he told me that they really can't be disabled, it may mess up the wiring and other circuits in the vehicle. I don't think that was a great answer. I know these things can be disabled. I want to do this because I want to get different headlights, the bright white/bluish lights and I don't want these lights to be on every time I drive my truck. It would certainly lessen the amount of time the bulbs will last.
Jan 28, 2003 (8:39 am)
Just FYI~In my previous 99 SR5, I had Toyota install factory mounted foglights and I had the PIAA bulbs installed at the same time. I never got the bulbs to last longer than a couple of months before they burned out. I had the fog lights come on when I had my headlights turned on, so they only ran when I wanted the headlights on. Those bulbs got expensive after replacing several. I finally gave up and went with the stock bulbs:(
I had the service dept mystified with this and they checked with Toyota and got feedback that the bulbs ran too hot for the system? I now own a 2002 Limited w/ the factory set-up and I am not even going to go there again:(
#4756 of 11429 backroadfan
Jan 28, 2003 (9:03 am)
Are you sure about those tire diameters? Just eyeballing them you can see that the 17" rims have larger diameter tires. That is unless there is an optical illusion with the larger diameter rims. I don't rule that out.
If it were not 20 degrees outside right now, I'd go measure them.
Jan 28, 2003 (9:11 am)
Sorry to hear about the 20 degree temps,out West here we are having the Pineapple express (near 50) Not enough snow in the mtns to really talk about....What I would give for snow:)
Wrong year to buy a ski pass:(
#4758 of 11429 I know I asked before but...
Jan 28, 2003 (9:12 am)
Sorry for repeating the question, but I'll try only once more.
Does anyone know the speaker sizes in the stock '03 configuration? (non-JBL)
I'm sure someone with a tech manual on the vehicle can find out, and I would much appreciate it.
#4759 of 11429 Colorado Insurance
Jan 28, 2003 (9:26 am)
Looks like I may be getting an '03 Limited V8 pretty soon here. I've priced out the insurance with my agent, and the quote I got was $734/6mos on that vehicle. I'm 28, married, clean driving record, with a multi-car discount. This is suburban Denver, if you live somewhere with fewer people or less traffic, your rates should be less. My moves from Loveland to Boulder to Denver all bumped up my rates.
Colorado insurance rates are horrendous due to the No-Fault thing. The legislature has been talking about doing something about it....hopefully sooner than later.
#4760 of 11429 Tire diameters the same: 16 vs. 17 in wheels
Jan 28, 2003 (9:32 am)
Yes, I am sure of the numbers on the two different wheel/tire combinations. As further confirmation, you can see that the ground clearance for the SR5 and the Sport/LTD is identical at 9.1 inches. In past years, the upgrade wheels/tires on the 4Runner actually gave you more ground clearance because they were taller.
There are several web sites that let you key in various combinations of wheels/tires and shows the characteristics. Here's one:
#4761 of 11429 X-REAS Problems
Jan 28, 2003 (10:22 am)
I have an 03 SE, V8 with a few extras. For those with X-REAS, please check your shocks. Mine were leaking. It took the shop 3 times to trouble shoot it down to the left rear shock. To make a longer story short, Toyota says "when a shock leaks we have to replace the connecting hardware and the other shock" In my case they ordered the LR, RF, and all the connecting hardware. For parts alone it is $600.00 USD. With labor it easily exceeds $1000.00 USD. FOR 2 SHOCKS! Needless to say, I'm Shocked! Granted warranty covers this but this is a bit much. I've called corporate and gone through that ordeal. It all started with a slight noise in the front end. Don't get me wrong, this is by far the best vehicle I've driven, but I'm not pleased with Toyota Service. Also, you can purchase them for invoice, just pay attention and purchase when they need to sell not when you want to buy.
#4762 of 11429 RE:X-REAS Problems
Jan 28, 2003 (11:00 am)
Is the high cost of replacement for the X-REAS model only or for non X-REAS model, too?
#4763 of 11429 Leather in the Sport Edition
Jan 28, 2003 (11:58 am)
I have seen a second Sport Edition parked here in NorCal with a leather interior.
I assume that the leather was added as an option and installed by an after-market upholstery place.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Is there any downside? How much should it cost? Warranty issues? What about the airbags embedded in the seats?