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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3135 of 5330 Re: 2001 Highlander - Auto Heating System needs to be replaced??? [bex]
Oct 19, 2005 (8:54 pm)
A related issue was discussed in the Toyota Highlander Owners: Accessories & Modifications board a few months ago (starting with post 924) -- someone wanted to buy just the black plastic radio/AC front plate because it was weathered, but the dealership said they don't sell it separately, would have to buy a whole new radio/AC unit for ~$600 -- I checked in the service manual and sure enough there is only a part number for the entire unit. If you're technically inclined you could try opening it to see if it can be easily fixed or perhaps find a shop that will be willing to attempt this. Perhaps an autobody shop could help as they have access to national wholesalers of used parts pulled from totaled vehicles and thus you could get a replacement for reduced cost?
#3136 of 5330 Re: Forum use [wwest]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2005 (4:04 am)
To make it bit easier, I have provided a link at the top of the page for the discussion in Maintenance & Repair.
#3137 of 5330 HL door locks
Oct 20, 2005 (4:46 am)
since i bought my 2004 highlander (v6-AWD), i never bothered to alter the locks when the engine is started. i dont think i ever got the manual. i always have to lock and open the door's button manually
can anybody advise on how to change it to automatically set all door locks when engine is started? thanks
#3138 of 5330 Re: Forum use [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 20, 2005 (5:03 am)
Yes, Thank you.
Oct 20, 2005 (8:21 am)
Great Karen, that should make things easier for everyone. Good idea!
#3140 of 5330 Re: Forum use [KarenS]
Oct 20, 2005 (9:40 am)
Karen, thank you, that is a good idea.
However, I think there will still be some newbies who don't notice it and, thinking that this this is the place to post Highlander-related problems, will post about hesitaiton here. So, I hope everyone who hates this issue can be polite in directing them to the Engine Hesitation board.
#3141 of 5330 Re: Creaking noise in steering column [03bluestone]
Oct 20, 2005 (10:36 am)
I have the same problem, as do two other people I work with who own Highlanders. I had the same experience at the dealer, they called it "routine maintenance" and lubed it, which worked for a while, but now it's back. In poking around the last couple days, I think there was a TSB issued on this. Would be nice if there was a permanent fix.
#3142 of 5330 Re: Backup Light Brightness [wwest]
Oct 21, 2005 (4:58 pm)
Thanks West, hopefully the higher wattage doesn't melt the plastic.
#3143 of 5330 Re: your 2003 [jbollt]
Oct 21, 2005 (7:21 pm)
I had the window noise TSB run- no effect!!!!!!!!!!!
. they put on new rubber pieces- problem is still when full up, the window pulls away from the inside door rubber at the elbow level. noise comes in.
I will take it back again.
#3144 of 5330 Re: Heater is Always On - 2002 HL 4x4 V6 [robsis]
Oct 22, 2005 (4:46 am)
there is no water control valve- Toyota left it out to save money. they use an air door- which does not work as well.