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#3589 of 5315 Re: Change Spark Plugs: 02 Toyota Highlander [tbl]
Jun 08, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I just did new spark plugs on a 6 cyl 2001 highlander. Here is how I did mine. WARNING - THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE PROCEDURE - IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TOOLS AND PATIENCE, DON'T TRY IT!!! The front 3 are very easy - just remove the plastic cover plate by removing the allen screws and turning that plastic logo in the middle which is also a hold down clamp. After removing the cover you will see the 3 black coils. Remove the hold down bolt from each coil and pull the coil out of the hole. Using a long extension and spark plug socket with rubber insert remove and replace those front 3 plugs... now.. the back 3 are very, very difficult. (see warning above) Due to limited room to manuever your hand and fingers between the intake manifold and the fire wall I had to use a special small handle "stubby" ratchet with a flexible moving head... and also 3 extensions. You can't use a single long extension because there is not enough room to get a 6-9"+ extension with a socket around behind the intake manifold. So - after using the stubby ratchet and socket to remove a coil, and pulling that coil free and shoving it out of the way, you have to use a short extension attached to the spark plug socket, work that combination down into hole, and then shove one or two more short extensions down into the hole to connect and give you the total lengh necessary to reach from the top of the spark plug out of the top of the engine head. I did remove a couple of hoses, small clamps, brackets, cruise control wire, etc. to get a little more room on both sides of the intake manifold. To get to the two rear plugs on the driver's side of the car reach around behind the instake manifold from your right side... to get to the final plug that is on the passenger side work from your left side. As a helpful aid, here is my work e-mail if you need any more advice : abakaitisksturnpike.com
#3590 of 5315 Re: ABS & VSC lights on - v.annoying! [luvmycar1]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Was your VSC light problem fixed? How?
#3591 of 5315 Re: Change Spark Plugs: 02 Toyota Highlander [sitiakab]
Jun 08, 2006 (7:26 pm)
Just curious if the 4 cyl. is easier.
#3592 of 5315 Map DVD update for 2006 Highlander
Jun 08, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I've had a 2006 HH for a year now and am considering updating the Navigation Map DVD. Has anyone with version 4.2 checked to see if the updated Map DVD update version 5.1 looks any different? Apparently Highlanders shipped since January have version 5.1. I was wondering if it includes any software/firmware update or if it is just a map data update. I am trying to decide if it is worth spending $230 for the update. I recently rode in a Lexus in Japan and the graphics on their NAV display are incredibly advanced compared to version 4.2.
#3593 of 5315 Re: Map DVD update for 2006 Highlander [bean88]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:05 pm)
I wonder if a person who OWNS both an 06 HH (with the 4.2 DVD) and an 07 TCH (with NAV)could use a dvd burner n a computer to make a copy of the 5.1 to use in the HH? This would be for his/her OWN use....
Would it work?
#3594 of 5315 price
Jun 09, 2006 (4:06 am)
$230 for an update is a bizarre price. thats one reason I do not have a nav system
#3595 of 5315 VSC light on 04 Toyota Highlander
Jun 09, 2006 (8:37 am)
There are many posts in the past where people said they had a VSC light come on randomly and Toyota said they couldn't explain. No one has reported how it was resolved. I'm now having the problem and am desparate for a solution. Please share your solutions.
#3596 of 5315 Re: '06 Highlander Limited radio problem [underthewillow]
Jun 09, 2006 (8:00 pm)
I was surprised to see your post because I thought the similar problem I was having with my 06 HL limited was just related to my Sirius satellite radio. I hear the same intermittent muddy heavy base sound occasionally while listening to my Sirius radio that I have connected to the radio via the cassette adapter. I always assumed it was the satellite some how distorting the signal to the radio. The sound will go from clear to heavy bass muddy and then clear again a few seconds later. I have not noticed it while using the radio or CD. Waz up????????
#3597 of 5315 Re: price [edh]
Jun 10, 2006 (6:45 am)
You know it's funny about the NAV...I thought paying the extra money for the NAV was absurd in the first place but after having it for a year, I will never buy another car without one and I only drive about 10,000 miles a year. It comes in handy for a whole lot of things and save a lot of time too. You're missing out.
#3598 of 5315 Re: price [bean88]
Jun 10, 2006 (3:28 pm)
car salesmen love nav systems- so do tax asessors (sp)