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#4750 of 5330 Re: toyota highlander 2004 interior temp control [lucky_777]
Jan 24, 2010 (3:29 pm)
My knob only partially worked; had to push on it to get it to work. I tightened the nut referenced in this forum and the knob worked temporarily. I was in the process of finding someone to look at soldering wires as suggested here when I re-checked the nut...loose again. So I tightened the nut and put fingernail polish (as suggested in postings on your tundra link above) on it to keep it tight. So far so good! I think I caught it before my wires were damaged. And yes, when I'd mentioned it to Toyota, they signed me up for a $40 diagnostic which I refused and came back to this forum to look for a different solution. Thanks for the info!
#4751 of 5330 Re: Toyota is not perfect [edh]
Jan 25, 2010 (6:24 am)
#4752 of 5330 Sunroof switch or sensor failure
Jan 25, 2010 (5:48 pm)
The sunroof on my wife's 2004 Highlander no longer closes automatically when the switch is pushed. The way it used to work was after the switch was pushed,you could release the switch and the roof would go to the open or closed position. Now you have to hold the switch until the roof closes. Anyone else had this problem? Is it just the switch or is there a sensor that has failed?
FWIW, I had the same problem on my Camry after only 3 years. Never bothered to fix it but my wife is going to insist that it be fixed, regardless of cost.
#4753 of 5330 Re: Sunroof switch or sensor failure [lmacmil]
Jan 25, 2010 (6:48 pm)
Lubricate the sunroof runner/rails.
#4754 of 5330 Re: Sunroof switch or sensor failure [wwest]
Jan 27, 2010 (5:55 am)
I guess that can't hurt but I don't think that's the problem. It moves fine but you just have to hold the switch in the on position until it closes or opens fully.
#4755 of 5330 Re: Sunroof switch or sensor failure [lmacmil]
Jan 27, 2010 (6:51 am)
It sounds like your sunroof has lost it's memory. I don't have my owners manual with me but check that to see if it has the procedure to have the memory restored. If not I'm sure the dealer or a google search should be able to provide. Good luck.
#4756 of 5330 Re: Sunroof switch or sensor failure [lmacmil]
Jan 27, 2010 (6:52 am)
If you have an owner's manual look up normalization of the sun roof. This process sets up the control of the roof so it closes properly. I had to do the normalization process twice on my 2004. Once when I purchased it-- the dealer didn't have a clue how to get the roof operating correctly-- and once after about a year. It just stopped working correctly. Hope this helps.
#4757 of 5330 Re: Sunroof switch or sensor failure [jeff141]
Jan 29, 2010 (6:08 am)
It sounds like your sunroof has lost it's memory.
That was it. I had changed the battery last month and hadn't used the sunroof until a couple weeks ago when we got to Florida. It took 3 tries but the normalization process worked as described once we did it right.
#4758 of 5330 Re: Toyota is not perfect [wwest]
Jan 30, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Toyota has quirky issues that are annoying. This is a step up from the downright defective GM 3.1 liter cars I have owned. We have a 2004 highlander. Its a great vehicle now that i normalized the sunroof and added a lock washer to the temp control knob...( which has been the only quick fix to work for me on that issue) I also have a small little clunk in the steering wheel which i figure is the steering knuckle everyone complains about...I'm not in a hurry to fix it and it never seems to get worse and my wife doesn"t even notice it. We had a 99 camry that was just as quirky. The car was running well at 200 k when we got rid of it, but it always seemed to have some strange issue...It made more sense to me when we got the Highlander and its quirks...Now I just call these quirks a "Toyota thing"
#4759 of 5330 replace
Jan 30, 2010 (8:18 pm)
the steering wheel thing may be need for replacement/greasing of the intermediate shaft