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You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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Jul 13, 2004 (5:39 am)
I just sat inside of a brand new 2004 4Runner. It was the base model with manual seats. I immediately noticed that the front drivers seat "rocked" back and forth. It would no doubt drive me crazy to be riding around in a $30,000 truck, and the seats don't work properly. There's no excuse for Toyota to be selling 4runners like this. It's a design flaw that should have never made it to production.
Jul 13, 2004 (6:29 am)
Second possible answer.
Your 4Rrunner has an inordinate amount of gravitons (from the particle theory of gravity waves). From Einstein's general theory of relativity, gravity distorts electro-optical waves. Those excess gravitons are distorting the electrical energy going to your mirror.
Either that, or you dealer did it wrong
#555 of 2607 Re: sconi [pat84]
Jul 13, 2004 (9:50 am)
Is is possible to simply purchase an autodimming rear view mirror, install it on the windshield (in a 4Runner without a factory autodimming rear-view mirror)and have it be functional? Without having to remove the windshield or make any other major modifications?
#556 of 2607 Re: sconi [sconi]
Jul 13, 2004 (10:33 am)
Yes you can install a auto-dimming mirror. You will have to do some wiring though. I think I read you need to tap into a wire down near your driver's side door sill. Not too complicated but it is not plug-n-play.
#557 of 2607 Re: DRL or not to DRL [my2cents]
Jul 15, 2004 (4:08 pm)
Thank you my2cents. I received the new relay, and followed your instructions, and it worked great!! I feel like my truck is worth million bucks more!
#558 of 2607 buzzing in brake pedal
Jul 16, 2004 (8:05 am)
I have just had my master cylinder replaced on my 2004 4 runner. I reported the problem after 1500 to my dealer and they said it was normal. I felt this couldn't be the case and went back to them when I discovered I had the sulfer smell, and complained again. This time I brought with the information from this forum. The service writer had the mechanic drive the truck and he confirmed a problem. They called Toyota in California, who said they have no documentation on this problem. This time I got the dealer to read the information posted on this site and they replaced the master cylinder. My thanks to everyone who posted the problem and solution. It clearly made the difference.
#559 of 2607 Drivers seat rattle
Jul 18, 2004 (9:49 pm)
Just wanted to toss in my report of the driver's seat rattle in my 2004. It has less than 4K miles on it, and I would say the driver's seat has as much as a quarter inch of play in it.
Sure seems to me that it is the height mechanism or something other than its mount to the rails. That seems secure to me.
I find it quite irritating and distracting to have the seat "knock" every time I turn or brake or accelerate.
I am also disappointed that the most expesive vehicle I have ever purchased has the worst seat. And that includes a 1968 Dodge Polara for goodness' sake!
Shame on Toyota for not fixing it by now.
#560 of 2607 04 4-Runner 4x4 V8 Sport DAC Concern
Jul 19, 2004 (7:42 pm)
Has anyone experienced load noise and jerky response when using the DAC. On a steep hill in low 4x4 DAC, my truck makes alot of noise, even worse than ABS brakes, and is very jerky. At times it pulls to one side even on a paved steep downhill road. I am trying to determine if this is normal. When I received the truck it had to be serviced because the low 4x4 was not connected properly. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has used the DAC on a 4x4. My local dealer does not service many 4-Runners so I want to have my act together when I take it in. Thanks in advance.
#561 of 2607 Re: Auto-Dimming Rear-view Mirror Install [sconi]
Jul 19, 2004 (7:49 pm)
I currently have a 2004 Sport 4x4 V8 that includes the factory auto-dimming mirrors. I have direct experience in special ordering one with the factory auto dimming mirrors.
My factory installed mirror version does not have the problems that you are reporting. I suspect it is an installation problem, most likely a wiring problem.
Jul 19, 2004 (9:26 pm)
it does make a lot of noise. this is normal. it's modulating wheel spin, brakes, and gearing all at once. just something to get used to. you really won't need it except for extreme downhill offroad cases.