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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#1128 of 1440 Re: 2005 Highlander full Manuals? Where to find one? [05customhl]
Jan 07, 2006 (6:52 pm)
At least for the 2001, and I suspect it hasn't changed for the 2005, there are three main service manuals for the HL: Highlander Repair Manual vol 1, Highlander Repair Manual vol 2, and the Highlander Electrical Manual. There are also transmission manuals, one for each type of transmission available for the HL, as well as manual listing dimensions used by auto body shops for re-aligning the HL, but unless if you plan to rebuild your transmission or unless you're an auto body shop, I wouldn't recommend getting these.
The most useful manual is the Repair Manual vol 2, with diagrams and disassembly/reassembly procedures for all the mechanical, electrical, chassis and body components, which is basically what you're looking for. Repair Manual vol 1 merely lists all of the diagnostic codes returned by the on-board computer (there are tons of them) and the probable causes. The electrical manual contains all the wiring and schematic diagrams for the HL.
These manuals are available from your local Toyota dealer parts department, but the three manuals will set you back something like $250. If cost is not an issue that's where I'd get them (it's where I got mine). If cost is an issue then I'd check-out eBay again -- I've seen manuals for the HL appear there occasionally (actual manuals, not CDs); may take a couple of months or so for some to pop up there; typically they've gone for about half the price that the dealer charges.
P.S.: What kind of mods have you done to your Infiniti and what do you have planned for your HL if you don't mind sharing?
#1130 of 1440 Re: Hey Stevesr1, Center Console Answers [strongirler]
Jan 07, 2006 (8:20 pm)
Another center console convert -- welcome to the club!!
Just want to make sure you're aware of my more recent post, 1109, which consolidates most of the center console information.
With regard to the mounting holes -- yes, these are present in the U.S. version of the HL -- you'll need to remove the two mounting brackets that are welded to the seat frame in order to be able to secure the plastic side panel to these mounting holes.
The parts list should be complete (don't forget the significance of the asterisk of the fifth item from the bottom); it should include the wood trim bezel surrounding the shifter (I think it's the second item, "55420-48010-E0 PANEL ASSY"). When I ordered the parts from the dealership they were very helpful -- they pulled-up a diagram on their computer of the console and (after giving me the requisite lecture about this not being a Toyota approved retrofit/2002 console not guaranteed to fit a 2001/all sales are final) they highlighted all the parts that were needed; they even made a photocopy of this diagram for me, illustrating all the parts notated with part numbers, which was handy to determine which screws went where when I was putting it together. Since you will be doing on the order of $1000 of business with them I hope they'll be helpful with you too!
Also (for everyone) be aware that Toyota parts departments will give discounts for large orders just for asking -- they gave me a discount for the console parts even without asking, probably because I had just ordered a set of HL manuals from them the month before at retail. When I ordered a $900 interior carpet from a Lexus dealership I winced at the price and asked them if they could give me a discount (as if it was "expected") -- they did. (After all, $900 for a carpet is steep, to put it mildly.) The discounts I've gotten have been around 10%. You can also check-out the prices on some of the internet stores that sell Toyota parts.
Good luck, and let me know if you have any more questions!!
#1131 of 1440 Re: Hey Stevesr1, Center Console Answers [landdriver]
Jan 08, 2006 (9:07 am)
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my post.
I have the Japanise version which included the small center console. Do you know if this model included the mounting bracket which needs to be removed and the mounting holes for the new shield? I have had a very hard time dealing with my local toyota dealer as, like you mentioned, they don't recommend the retrofit. I am also having a problem with them as far as which part I need to order to replace the shield (the one with the asterisk). One dealer says the part you mentioned (71862-48030-A0)is the right one and another dealer says that part has the cup holder so it won't work and that I need part #71862-48010-A0 which is the part that doesn't have the cupholder. I am not having much luck looking up the part on the internet either. Do you know which of these is right?
Thanks again for your time.
#1132 of 1440 Re: Hey Stevesr1, Center Console Answers [strongirler]
Jan 08, 2006 (5:02 pm)
Yes the '01 HLs that have the small stand-alone console in all likelihood still have the mounting brackets that need to be removed, and they still should have the mounting holes. (On these HLs the driver seat plastic side panel should contain a pair of map holders in place of the fold-down cup holders present on '01 HLs without the stand-alone console.) (My post referring to the Japanese version of the HL was ambiguous as all HLs sold here are U.S. versions; sorry for the confusion).
In reference to the seat plastic side panel can't help you much there unfortunately as the 71862-48030-A0 part number was from memory (as indicated in the post), so it could just as well be the other part number. My guess is that 71862-48010-A0 may be the part you want as it is a lower
number, consistent with the fact that the HL was originally designed with the console and they took it out when the HL was initially introduced in the U.S. market, and also sounds like the second guy was being more meticulous in researching the proper part. Sorry I couldn't be of more help; suggest checking with a third dealer. If not convenient to do so, then go with the recommendation of the dealer you're ordering the part from; if it turns out to be wrong, they're obligated to exchange the part for the proper one as the mistake is due to an incorrect recommendation on their part. (Also if you could find a dealer that is more willing to work with you that would of course be ideal for this type of project.)
Good luck, and keep us posted...
#1133 of 1440 fender flairs
Jan 08, 2006 (5:29 pm)
I have just purchased an 06 highlander hybrid and like everything about it except the style. Has anyone added fender flairs? It needs SOMETHING to jazz up the appearance. I would like to see photos of a customized highlander if there is such an animal.
#1134 of 1440 Re: Hey Stevesr1, Center Console Answers [landdriver]
Jan 09, 2006 (8:39 am)
Thanks again landdriver, I will go with the part suggested by the second dealer (71862-48010-A0) and hope it is the right part. I will keep you (and others wanting to change their console) apprised of the outcome.
#1135 of 1440 Re: fender flairs [yakman1]
Jan 09, 2006 (1:18 pm)
Fender flares are an excellent way to give the HL more character. The Toyota brand flares (made by EGR for Toyota) stop short of the front bumper, whereas aftermarket flares cover the front bumper.
Side step bars, side step tubes, hood bug deflectors, sunroof wind deflectors and front-end masks are other popular means of dressing-up the HL. I heard recently that the newer HHs have the word "Hybrid" on the side of the vehicle, so if your's doesn't have this you might investigate if it can be added.
See Toyota Highlander Owners: Photo Gallery and CarDomain for photos of customized HLs.
#1136 of 1440 Turn off beep when buttons are pushed
Jan 10, 2006 (4:59 pm)
Hi - I just bought a 2006 HL hybrid. I love it... but it drives me a little crazy that there's no way to turn off the "beep" every time you push a button. I can turn it off on my cell phone, clock, pda, etc, why not my car? "Muting" mutes the nav system voice, i'm not sure about the buttons. and I really don't mind the nav system voice. I'm already going to try to turn off the motion-lock out system.
Any thoughts would be welcome!!
#1137 of 1440 Green blinking light under dash
Jan 11, 2006 (9:58 am)
I recently purchased a 2001 HL limited and there is a green blinking light under the dash which has an on or off switch. This light blinks when the engine is turned off and goes off once you start the engine. Neither the person who sold me the HL nor the local dealer seem to know what this blinking light is for and there is no mention of it in the owners manual. Does anyone know what this green blinking light is for?