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#929 of 2179 Excessive Sulfur Dioxide Odor TSB
Nov 19, 2004 (3:59 am)
The TSB # is EG021-04 and states: "Some customers may complain of excessive sulfur dioxide odor on 2001 - 2004 model year Sequoia vehicles under the following conditions:
- Stop and go driving
- Heavy acceleration
In order to reduce the sulfur dioxide odor the Electronic Control Module (ECM) fuel cut control logic has been modified and a new catalyst is provided. Follow the repair procedure to reflash the ECM and replace the catalytic converter assembly."
Some of the later 2004 models had a production change, so this does not apply to all 2004's. The repair is covered under the Toyota Specific Major Emission Control Component Warranty which is for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first.
#930 of 2179 Question For JJ35
Nov 19, 2004 (2:39 pm)
Is this the same JJ35 who was very vocal and negative about an alledged Sienna sludge situation some time ago? I thought you swore you would "never buy another Toyota" then, but now you have a Sequoia. What happened to change your mind about Toyota?
#931 of 2179 Interior Lighting
Nov 21, 2004 (12:15 pm)
Many have complained about the poor front lighting of the Sequoia. If anyone is interested in a mod to allow the front map lights to act as dome lights let me know. I picked up on the mod from an on-line club I belong to. I did mine yesterday and it was pretty simple.
#932 of 2179 interior lighting
Nov 22, 2004 (3:07 pm)
wow what a cool mod. I would be very interested!!!
#933 of 2179 Map Light Mod
Nov 22, 2004 (5:00 pm)
Here's the instructions from Scott. I wish I could give him proper credit but I can't name the site here.
1.Pull down front light. 2 Screws in the sunglass holder area then there are 2 snaps that you must release. Comes out pretty easy.
2.Unplug from harness then take to work bench.
3.Locate White wire on dome lamps. These are the ones that control the light on & off. They work off ground so when you push the switch they get ground.
4.Solder a 1amp diode with the stripe facing away from the light. Do this on both sides to make sure that they are isolated from each other so when one light is turned on the other will not come on.
5.Run wire (18ga)to rear dome light and solder the end of it to the middle wire which is also white.
6.Thatís it!! Now you have front dome lights when the doors are open. They will function just like normal when the button is pressed.
#934 of 2179 Yes, It's Me
Nov 22, 2004 (5:55 pm)
Yes, I was negative about a sludge situation, however it was real, not alleged. Anyone would be negative if told that their 1 yr. old van required a $3,000 engine repair not covered under warranty. I am over that now, because Toyota made amends and proved to me that they really wanted to keep me as a customer. I am a happy Sequoia owner now and have put my Sienna behind me and would prefer to keep it that way.
#935 of 2179 Happy For JJ35
Nov 23, 2004 (10:23 am)
I'm pleased to hear that your experience with Toyota turned out the way it did. I hope your Sequoia treats you well. It's a good vehicle, and I honestly believe Toyota is one of the better automakers out there today.
#936 of 2179 Re: Brake TSB [ricosuave]
Nov 25, 2004 (11:27 pm)
I have a 2003 4x4 limited that sound like it has the same/similar problem as yours where every time the SUV stop, it makes a "thud" noise. This happens every time I stop the SUV, and as I release the brake pedal and move my foot to the gas pedal, I can hear a "thud" sound, and at the same time, my foot can feel that the brake pedal is "kicking back" with a 1/2 second delay. It is more noticeable when the SUV is stopped when the vehicle is going down slope. I have not take it to the dealer yet since it is just an annoyance. Any idea?
#937 of 2179 Re: Brake TSB [chen]
Nov 26, 2004 (1:45 pm)
When was the last time you greased the drive shaft?
#938 of 2179 Any Rosen Av9 customers?
Nov 28, 2004 (12:04 am)
Looking to install the Rosen AV9 mobile DVD player. Anybody dunnit on an 04 Seq w/ sunroof?