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Toyota Avalon, Interior, Sedan
#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.
#3220 of 3629 Re: Programme Instructions for 98 Avalon [founda98]
Mar 16, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Thanks for the info.
#3221 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [omaibraz5]
Mar 16, 2006 (1:45 pm)
Make sure you get new mounts too. They have a limited life span. 4 wheel alignent. Please let the forum know your impressions once you get all that work done. It should cost about $800 or so. I don't want to look like I said something that was not accurate. I am sure you will enjoy the big difference.
#3222 of 3629 Re: aim the headlights on 2003 Avalon? [founda98]
Mar 16, 2006 (1:47 pm)
There should be two of them on each lens but to tell you the truth, mine seem accurate so I never adjusted the ones on the car, only PIAA's once I put them on. I will have to look at the service manual this weekend and get you an answer. I know it is tight around there but there has to be a manual adjustment.
Let me find out.
#3223 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [abfisch]
Mar 16, 2006 (6:42 pm)
Sure,I will let the forun know the results.That figure that you quote is within the ballpark.I told my brother that it is going to cost around 1,000,he nearly fell off the floor.The car was well kept by the original owner(female)and I am doing the same.The work would be done in late April.
#3224 of 3629 Re: Shocks Bushing [omaibraz5]
Mar 17, 2006 (10:43 am)
It does seem like and is alot of money, but so is the whole car game. If the Avalon is in good shape, you will be very surprised to see the dramatic difference. Again, let us know your impressions.
#3225 of 3629 Can`t Programme Master Key For 98 XLS.
Mar 17, 2006 (2:51 pm)
1.Make sure all windows are rolled up and all doors are shut.
2.From outside the car LOCK the car door with the key.
3.From outside the car UNLOCK the car door with the key.
4.Enter vehicle and close the door.
5.Start the car`s engine.
6.Turn engine off and remove key.
7.Place master key in the ignition lock.(DO NOT TURN).
8.Press and release the gas pedal 5 times.
9.Forcefully press and release the brake pedal 6 times.
11.Place new key in the ignition lock.(DO NOT TURN).
12.Press and release the gas pedal 1 time.
13.Wait (about 1 minute)for security light to stop blinking.
14.Remove new key from the ignition lock.
15.Press brake pedal 1 time to close programming cycle.
16.Wait 15 seconds for programming cycle to end.
17.Insert new key into ignition lock and start the car.
I did everthing there and was unable to programme the key.
Questions:# 2, should I lock all the doors? I locked all.
# 3, Should I UNLOCK all the doors? I unlocked the driver`s side.
# 4, Should I have locked the door?
I did everything else as stated in the above mentioned directions.Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong? I do have one master key.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.