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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8702 of 8984 Toyotatoys-Battery
Oct 28, 2005 (7:32 pm)
Like you, I too am searching for a replacement battery for my 2001 Sequoia. After looking at Consumer Reports listings recently on automotive batteries I discovered they reported the Everlast Maxx series a top rated battery which is sold only at Wall-mart. Well, I picked one up according to their coded # replacements but discovered it was almost four inches shorter than the OEM battery. Not satisfied with it being that small, I returned it and will be replacing my battery with another OEM Toyota battery since it is four years old now and still running. My feeling is if I was able to get four years out of an OEM battery why not replace it with the same. Normally, I usually wait for a battery to die before I replace it. However, after jump starting my wife's car I decided not to wait until it dies. For some reason, my wife's Avalon only go two years with her battery and I just replaced it. I thought that was not normal but she does forget to turn interior lights off occasionally and such so I was not that surprised. My Sequoia is running in tip top shape and no complaints. I replaced my Dunlap Grandtreks with Michelin LTX's recently, but must admit that I have not discovered a better ride with the new Michelins. As cheesy as I thought the Dunlaps were I now feel they were not all that bad after all.
#8703 of 8984 Re: DVD and Navigation [hamlet]
Oct 31, 2005 (2:04 pm)
I installed the AVN30D myself in an '05 Sequoia. To hard-wire your rear DVD player to the 30D, you need what Eclipse calls a VTR cable. It replaces one of the harnesses on the rear of the head unit with one that as the A/V inputs. You then need to hook the output from the rear unit to the 30D. On the 30D menu you would select the VTR source option.
I have a DVD player mounted in the center console that is hooked up to a 15" overhead monitor in the rear and that's how I have mine hooked up. I can watch the movie playing on the rear monitor up front or watch a totally seperate movie from what's playing in the rear.
Your dealer probably didn't install an FM modulator or even consider patching the signal from the factory DVD player to the AVN30D, but ask their installer to make sure so you don't double your efforts.
#8704 of 8984 Re: Toyotatoys-Battery [fanman8]
Oct 31, 2005 (9:02 pm)
Nice to hear from you again. I still remember most of those 2001 SEQ batch who were very active in this forum.
How similar we are in our situation and mindsets. My battery was not really dead yet, but sometimes it showed a little bit of hesitation. Since it is 4.5 years old, I figured I already got my money's worth. Besides, it's not always easy to find somebody who has a battery to boost up a SEQ, in case it fails. I was actually not sure if the battery was bad because when I ldisconnected the terminals, they were slightly corroded. It could just have been contact problem.
I actually went to Sam's to pick up the 27F battery for $68, but after I looked at the old battery I noticed that it had 710 CCA, while the Sam's battery had only 675 CCA. I went to Sears, but their equivalent battery was $118, plus tax and disposal fees (almost twice as much as Sam's). It had no clear label but I suspected that it was made in Mexico. When I called Toyota, they were selling replacement battery for only $100 plus tax and disposal fee. So I decided to go for the Toyota battery. It turned out to be also made in Mexico, but with a supposed 84-month pro-rated waranty. I would be glad to get half of that.
Keep enjoying your SEQ.
#8705 of 8984 Sequoia
Nov 04, 2005 (11:19 pm)
1.WAY UNDERPOWERED COMPARED TO THE AMERICAN UTES.
3.UGLY EXTERIOR AS WELL AS INTERIOR.
4.ITS A TOYOTA
5.TO EXPENSIVE FOR NOT THAT GREAT OF A CAR
1. UMMM.. YUKON/TAHOE ARE BETTER HAHAHA
#8706 of 8984 Re: Sequoia [bigo]
Nov 05, 2005 (6:39 am)
This is one of the most ill informed posts that I have read on this board. It's obviously from a GM Salesman that is tired of looking at the the lot at the GM Dealer he works at and seeing no customers. All I have to say is look at the latest sales figures for GM and Toyota. I think that's all that needs to be said.
Nov 06, 2005 (6:48 am)
Just purchased an 06 timberland jade limited and man does Toyota still rock! I've been around them all my life, father owner a dealership for 27 years, but I haven't owned one in quite a while. Well, they haven't changed, solid, fun to drive, and worth every penny. I'll do some looking through this forum, but I just wanted to say hello. I'm looking forward to learning all the ins and outs of the sequoia.
Nov 06, 2005 (9:46 am)
Welcome and congrats on the new rig!
When did you father open the dealership? It must have been fun selling Toyotas when the Corona first hit the States in the mid-60's.
#8709 of 8984 Re: Hello [steve_]
Nov 06, 2005 (7:10 pm)
My Dad sold the dealership about 20 years ago, but your right, I have some amazing memories about the strength of Toyota's. Two that I can think of quickly and that are short; 2wd truck with over 450,000 miles with all original equipment-even the water pump! 2nd story; not strength of a car, but strength of a company; A customer with 25k miles and some sort of ticking noise that we couldn't find or fix-replaced everything, Toyota rep for N. California said give a new car! Nobody builds them or stands behind them like Toyota.
How are the Sequoia's in snow? I live in CO. and put Blizzacks on already-I read that the Dunlops stunk, but I'm just a little leary about this much weight going in the wrong direction. Any experience or thoughts?
Thanks for the welcome.
Nov 06, 2005 (7:14 pm)
What a few of the best sites for cool mods to the Sequoia?
Thanks in advance!
Nov 06, 2005 (7:51 pm)
I got my license around 1967, but the only foreign cars around then that I remember were VW Bugs and Simcas. Then Datsuns came along - for some reason Toyotas weren't big where I grew up.
Try the Toyota Sequoia Owners: Accessories & Modifications for some ideas; there's also a whole Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification board. I'm sure a net search will turn up some sites beyond us.