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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#5773 of 5805 Re: light [kneisl1]
Jan 20, 2012 (3:24 pm)
Thanks for the tip. Now, I just have to figure out how to get the console cover off.
Jan 20, 2012 (6:07 pm)
I have the picture of the assembly from the manual. There is a single screw holding the plastic cover surrounding the shift lever. It is under a piece of carpet trim all the way to the rear of the cover. It looks like a cup holder. If you can get it off you MIGHT be able to access the bulb. It looks like an old small flash bulb. There is a short wire harness with a connector at each end. Only four small bolts hold the shifter to the floor. I dont know if its necessary to remove it the bulb might be accessable as it sits.
If you could give me your address i could make a copy of the diagrams and send it to you.
But personally you know it might be the better part of discression to leave well enough alone.
#5775 of 5805 Re: cover [kneisl1]
Jan 21, 2012 (6:10 am)
You will never no if you can fix it if you do not try. I had cover off our 04 to ajust the E Brake.
#5776 of 5805 Tranny Light Fixed with New Battery
Jan 21, 2012 (7:41 pm)
I'm the one who posted about the intermittent outage of the light that shows what gear you're in on the automatic transmission of my 2000 Echo. Well, I never did get around to figuring out how to get the console apart to check out the bulb and contacts, but I did take the car in to get a new battery today, and the light seems to be working fine now, when it pretty much stopped working altogether a couple of nights ago. The battery in the car was seven years old and I'd been meaning to replace it, anyway. While researching the light problem, I read that some people who owned various models of cars had interior lights fail, and then noticed the lights would work when they installed a new battery. It seems to have fixed my problem, thus far. Of course, since it was an intermittent outage, I'll have to wait and see. But it's something to consider when lights go wonky and the battery is old.
#5778 of 5805 Thanks for the Light Diagram
Jan 22, 2012 (11:41 am)
Thanks for that. I knew there was a screw on the top side of the shift knob, but didn't know where the other screws were. It looks like the bulb is close to the top of the console. If and when the light stops working again I'll give it a try.
#5779 of 5805 Clicking noise when engine running
Feb 02, 2012 (12:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Echo sedan automatic that is making an odd clicking noise when the engine is on. I can hear it when I am driving down the highway and when I am stopped at stop signs and when parked in my driveway. I'm not sure where to begin looking. No engine codes are currently showing up. (no light either but I have a reader that will show pending codes before the light goes on anyway) Last June my left front wheel baring was replaced. Last July the front brakes were replaced and the fuel vapor assembly was replaced. I have no trouble stopping when I brake. The clicking started in late August and has gotten louder. The local Toyota dealer wants to charge me $115 to check my engine codes. Since I already know there are no codes I need other options.
#5780 of 5805 Re: Clicking noise when engine running [nlwpsms]
Feb 03, 2012 (10:02 am)
Does the clicking speed up as the engine is revved? If so, I'd look at the things that the belts are turning: the alternator, power steering pump, AC compressor, and water pump.
Maybe one of the more knowledgeable people will chime in; I'm definitely not any kind of great mechanic...
Also, if you ever need engine codes read, Auto Zone will do it free. And Harbor Freight has cheapo code readers for about $40
Feb 03, 2012 (12:23 pm)
I will think about it.
Right off the bat though I have this advice.
Stay away from the dealer unless you want to spend $$$$ for nothing.
#5782 of 5805 Re: Clicking noise when engine running [nlwpsms]
Feb 12, 2012 (2:16 pm)
I have an Android phone with an application on it for reading engine codes via a Bluetooth adapter that goes into my cars code reading port so I know for a fact that there are no engine codes. I had all the belts replaced last year. The car does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain that is good for the life of the car. (I suspect this means when the chain goes the car is dead for good) The clicking noise is whenever the engine is on but doesn't speed up if I rev the engine and doesn't slow down if I am merrily at idle. It doesn't speed up or slow down in relation to the cars current speed either. Brakes still work fine and the car still has no pending or current engine codes.