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#3034 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [teezedd]
Apr 29, 2005 (10:23 am)
First, Hi to all! I'm new to this board, but have read all (!) the posts, as I just purchased a new-to-me 2000 XLS. I love it so far!
As to the locks, there is a TSB with the instructions that I have at home, can post tonight when I get back. They are different than the ones in post #2969 in that they only have an "On" and "Off" state, not the 4 different ones like in the 2003 manual. If you want to spend $10 and a few hours downloading pdf's, you can get all the TSB's, Repair Manual, etc. etc. at http://www.techinfo.toyota.com. I found it to be worth it already.
#3035 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [azfj60]
Apr 29, 2005 (3:07 pm)
Welcome and thanks for the info.
Usually between the information that can be accessed from this page Maintenance Schedules, Recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins as well as the helpful contributions of a couple of mechanic members in our Technical Service Bulletins discussion, we can produce all the information here, all for the most reasonable price of your membership in our Forums!
But anything you can contribute is very welcome - thanks! And maybe there are things we can help you with as well.
Have fun in our Forums!
#3036 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [pat]
May 02, 2005 (6:53 am)
The answer is now posted in Forums / Maintenance & Repair
/Technical Service Bulletins/ post #410
It's great to be able to get answers.
#3038 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [pat]
May 03, 2005 (3:04 pm)
Thanks. Sorry I didn't post the directions earlier. I thought I better try this on mine first, and I couldn't get these to work, as per the TSB last weekend. Still can't turn it off, so I'd be interested to know if these steps work on your XLS.
Love the Avalon! I'm getting between 25-29 MPG on my commute, mix of hwy, city. Can't beat that! Replaced the blown JBL subwoofer in the rear deck with a cheap ie 8" sub, and it seems to work good. Better than none at all. I think I paid less than $20, and spend an hour removing the back seat to put it in. Also changed the cabin AC air filter, and what a difference in smell that made! It was pretty gunked up. Again, filter for $16 on ebay, less than 45 min to install (while herding kids).
#3039 of 3629 service engine light
May 03, 2005 (5:10 pm)
2000 XlS with 70 k miles. Had service engine light come on last week. Wife was in the car, so I told her to take it to a nearby Advance Auto and have them check it out. Code pulled said "front bank running too lean" had them reset it, filled up with premium at a reputable Gas station. All went well for about 2-3 days, but it came back on today. The oxygen sensors were reportedly functioning well. Have an appointment at the Toyota dealer Friday. We have purchased the Extended 100k B to B protection plan, so I thought I would let them take a crack at it.
Any ideas before I throw myself to the wolves?
#3040 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [azfj60]
May 05, 2005 (3:15 pm)
Are you referring to the TSB covering ELECTRICAL EL009-00 in the May 1 post by "0patience" ? See link Above in #3037
I know that it is critical to follow the procedure exactly.
If that doesn't work for you I will post what I did before I saw the post.
Now that I have it disabled I don't want to mess with it again to try the TSB
#3041 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [teezedd]
May 05, 2005 (4:00 pm)
Yep, I tried those procedures multiple times, word for word....and several variations that I could think of, and still couldn't get it to work. Still always locks when I take my foot off the brake. I found the instructions in the Repair Manual, which are essentially the same as the TSB. The TSB just combines two steps in the RM. Any help you have would be appreciated.
#3042 of 3629 Re: Avalon 2000 XLS Door Lock Programming [azfj60]
May 09, 2005 (3:45 am)
I tried the TSB and I was able to enable and disable the locks with the instructions.
You do need to keep the door open while doing this procedure until after the 10 seconds at the end.
Before the TSB was posted I tried this procedure and it also worked.
I don't know if the last step had anything to do with the success.
To disable the 2000 Avalon auto lock feature:
With ignition switch on, open the closed driver's door.
Turn ignition switch off and remove the key.
Insert/remove key 5 times within 10 seconds. Do not turn the key on!
Press the unlock side of the door lock switch 5 times within 10 seconds.
Insert key and turn on/off 2 times without starting the engine.
About 10 seconds after completing the above the auto lock is disabled.
To enable it you do the same thing, only hit the lock side of the switch.
Good luck. Teezedd
#3043 of 3629 Re: VSC lights on after battery change [greenbelt]
May 29, 2005 (1:16 am)
I have a similar problem with 2000 AV-xle after new tire installation. Steady burning check engine, VSC and VSC OFF light come on and stay on.. I disconnect + battery terminal for several min. and reconnect. This clears the computer. The lights go out and stay out for several miles (100+-) of driving and the lights come back on. Is there a trouble code readout for this problem and a fix? Any help would be appreciated.