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#3210 of 3629 Re: Programme Instructions for 98 Avalon [omaibraz5]
Mar 15, 2006 (5:59 pm)
Programming instructions for 1998 Toyota Avalon Remote with the following ID.
FCC ID: HYQ 1512 Y
CAN: 1551 102 578
RSS - 210
1. Open driver's door.
2. Insert and remove key from ignition.
3. Cycle power door locks Lock - UnLock 5 times.
4. Close the door and open it again.
5. Cycle door locks 5 times again.
6. Insert the key and turn it to ON - OFF - ON - OFF and remove.
You will hear the locks cycle.
7. After that, press BOTH Lock and Unlock buttons of the remote together
at the same time, then push the one button with the bump on it. (Lock)
If the door locks cycle ONCE, you're done.
If they cycle twice, it didn't take..... Just push the buttons (Step 7) again.
If you wait too long between steps you'll have to start over again.
If you are ADDING a second remote you must repeat Step 7 on the other remote right after the first remote is done so they both obtain the same code.
#3211 of 3629 aim the headlights on 2003 Avalon?
Mar 15, 2006 (6:04 pm)
Just purchased a 2003 XL and the low and high beams don't illuminate far enough down the road. Does anyone have the procedure to aim them or know where the aiming adjustment is located?
Also - does anyone have experience installing 9005 (65 watt highbeam bulb) in lowbeam socket (9006)?
Many thanks in advance....
#3212 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [fin]
Mar 15, 2006 (7:35 pm)
Thanks for your input.
Mar 15, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I do not have the code to reactivate my radio and I have to disconect my battery in the near future.I would like to know if another Avalon code can work on my car.If it can work,can someone please provide me with the code and instructions on how to reprogramme the radio? 98 XLS.Love my baby
#3214 of 3629 Re: Code For Radio [omaibraz5]
Mar 16, 2006 (4:07 am)
Bad news: The codes are unique to a car.. the code from my car or from some other Avalon will not help you. Go to a local dealer with the car and use the vehicle serial number to research the code. It's available that way. Others may have a different idea..... hope this helps.
If you are just replacing the battery.. hook up another one before disconnect and keep the system powered as you put in the replacement. The dealers do this when they replace batteries. You need to be careful, but it works.
#3215 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [omaibraz5]
Mar 16, 2006 (9:33 am)
I apologize for not proofreading my last post. I sounded stupid.
Now, Oh...yes, your Avalon probably could use at 87K new bushings and shocks. What I would do, and what I did do was on a 02 Avalon XL, as I felt the suspension was inadequate for my needs, not anyone elses. I am not a bells and whistles person, and that is why I bought the XL.
The struts/shocks/dampers need replacement for the front and rears. My experience is with the Tokico HP brand, which is a twin-tube design low pressure gas shock. KYB GR2 I have heard very good reports about too, but I have the former on my Avalon. It is not too harsh and improves the car, IMO, very much, but not to a point that it does not feel like a luxury crusier. You will have to get a 4 wheel alignment too, so figure that into the price. You should also replace the top shock mounts and bump stops, which you can get from Toyota as long as you are taking things apart.
If you want to go further into things, then a company called Energy Suspension, has PU(polyurethane graphite impregnated bushings) for the front and rear control arms and for the front and rear sway bars. These coupled with the shocks will transform your car into something close to a car that handles much better than it looks. It will put a smile on your face at the same time as the car will not lean or bow on hard braking anymore.
Caveat: Changing the bushings has a couple of small drawbacks you should know about. First, the shocks make more of a difference and they are more expensive to replace than the bushings. Second, replacing the bushings with PU type bushings, specially made for your year and model, will transmit more harshness, not so much vibration through the chassis. You will fill it to some extent. I don't mind it as it is worth the trade off however minor but so do. The car comes with rubber bushings and you could just replace those with new ones too. Although, you will get more flex, and thus will not get as good as handling effects as with PU bushings. Thirdly, PU bushings after awhile tend to squeak a little. Using generous amounts of marine grease tends to allay this but about every two years, I wind up taking the brackets off and regreasing the sway bars bushings. Not hard to do, like chassis greasing should be done, but nevertheless more maintenance than a rubber bushing.
The sway bar bushing you can put on yourself but the control arm bushing you will need a press to get out the old ones. Better let someone who does it on a daily basis do that unless you have the correct tools.
hop[e this helps.
#3216 of 3629 Re: aim the headlights on 2003 Avalon? [founda98]
Mar 16, 2006 (9:45 am)
ohhh. I have almost the same car as you. I replaced my low and high beams bulbs with PIAA's Super White bulbs. The contrast is better but I cannot really tell you they throw out more light. It is good enough for daily night driving at regular speed limits. The procedure for aiming them is on the net. It involves having the car level 25 feet away froma vertical wall. You have to do some measurements with the height of the lights and mark the wall.
Do NOT put a high beam headlamp in a low beam socket. It is dangerous period and unlawful. If you want increased illumination, this is what to do for your model.
Make sure your low beams and high beams are adjusted correctly at 25 feet from a wall. Try a replacement high quality bulb to see if that make a difference to you (PIAA makes such a bulb although there are other good manufacturers). If that is still not enough, decide if you want more low beam illumination or high beam. Go to the PIAA website, and look at the PIAA model number 1500XT. They make a driving beam and a FOG beam. Both are very thin and wide. They fit perfectly under the 00-04 Avalon bumper recessed between the fascia. I attached mine under the bumper with machine metal screws. They are relayed to the low and high beams respectively, for FOG and Driving. You have two dummy switch plates in the interior under the steering wheeel, where you can attach two generic Toyota swithches. Wait, you may have one cause the 03 Avalon I believe came with VSC. Anyway, it can be done cause I have two sets attached to the underside of my bumper recessed just back of the fascia, so if something hits it, the lights don't bust. Depending on your driving, will depend on your needs. I think you would want the driving lights more than the FOGs if you cannot see clearly at night.
Note: There are aiming adjustments for these as well, specfically on the PIAA website. Follow them to the word. FOG lights and Driving lights need differenct aiming adjustments. Easy to do if you have the time and will.
#3217 of 3629 Re: Code For Radio [fin]
Mar 16, 2006 (11:48 am)
Thank you for the advise Fin.I suspected that they were unique to each car,I discussed the same thing with my brother.The thought came to me about hooking up another batter to the vehicle as if I am jump starting it.I want to put remote start on the car and I will have to disconnect the battery because I do not want work with the power on.Just a safety precaution incase something goes south.
#3218 of 3629 Re: aim the headlights on 2003 Avalon? [abfisch]
Mar 16, 2006 (12:44 pm)
I will try aiming the existing lights, then move to the PIAA or other brand high quality lowbeams if needed, but...
Can you describe where the aim adjusting screws are? I can't seem to locate them.
#3219 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [abfisch]
Mar 16, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Thanks for the info,I think I will go with Tociko HP brand.I changed the sway bar bushing last September.My mechanic will do the struts for me.