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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Performance Mods, SUV
#100 of 128 Higher flow exhaust (muffler) 2006 Toyota HH
May 16, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Has anyone looked at if installing a higher flow exhaust system, mostly likely a higher flow muffler offers any improved gas mileage benefits for Toyota Highlander Hybrids? My hybrid is a 2006 front wheel drive.
Regarding previous posts, for a "tachometer", the Scangauge II displays engine rpms when the ICE is running (it shows zero when in electric only mode). It is really simple to install, just plugging into the OBD-II connector.
At a Super Walmart Center store, I found fog lights that fit into the holes on my 2006 HH. They work fine.
#101 of 128 Upgrade HH 07 with HH 08 new EV system?
May 20, 2008 (11:52 am)
Does anyone know if it is possible or feasible to modify the '07 Highlander Hybrid with the EV system introduced into the HH 08? This is the feature that causes the vehicle to use the batteries instead of engine as much as possible, given the right temperature and battery charge--yielding improved mileage.
#102 of 128 Experience with bluetooth
Aug 13, 2008 (9:10 pm)
Can anyone tell me how well the bluetooth option works on the Highlander, in particular the Highlander Hybrid? I want to know if it is easy to hear, does the incoming call startle you? Is it easy to make calls?
I have been driving Volvos for the last 7 years and they have all had the Volvo bluetooth unit, which I think is made by Motorola. It's fantastic. It doesn't have all features, such as I have to make a different address book for the car. It doesn't read or load the addresses from the phone. But I hear that some units startle you when a call comes in. Is this the case on the Toyota unit? In the Volvo, music fades down then a nice lady from Sweden announces the call then there is a ringing sound. And it understands my voice commands very well.
Can anyone tell me about the Toyota unit? Or would I be better off putting a third-party stereo with bluetooth in? I saw that the Toyota unit doesn't have a full ipod compability. Most 3rd party units from folks like Pioneer do a great job of both ipod integration and bluetooth for handsfree calls.
#103 of 128 Re: HID installation... [eagle21]
Dec 16, 2008 (5:40 pm)
I am not an owner of the Highlander but I was curious about the same question.
Since Toyota canada offers Highlander with HID option, I would suppose that you can purchase genuine Highlander HID light assembly from Toyota Canda and install them into your car w/o too much problem (such as alignment and convergence of light, high temperature, etc..).
I googled to see if I could find more information about Toyota Canada genuine parts (price, etc..) but could not find good sites. I am sorry about that.
#104 of 128 Re: HID installation... [atuchan]
Dec 17, 2008 (12:14 pm)
You simply would not believe how complex the task might be to install factory HIDs after the fact, unbelievability complex. Starting at the rear suspension's vehicle heighth detection and wiring, not to mention the auto-leveling ECU under the dash.
There is little choice but to go aftermarket.
#105 of 128 changing the 'wood grain' interior
Jan 28, 2009 (7:20 pm)
anyone know where i could find pieces to replace the tacky wood grain trim pieces to a piano black type trim? I cant find anything anywhere.
#106 of 128 Converting cargo area to a flat surface
Feb 11, 2009 (1:06 pm)
I am not yet a Highlander owner - I just really want to be!! The issue that I am dealing with is that I need to place 2 large dog crates in the cargo area, but those dang seats don't fold flat. Any ideas?
#107 of 128 Re: Converting cargo area to a flat surface [mgchad54]
Feb 11, 2009 (2:11 pm)
The third row seat does fold flat. The second row comes close to it. Nothing that a little shim (2x4) across the floor to level the crates wouldn't solve (assuming the crates are deeper than the rear cargo area. Seems like it would be easy to rig this up. I'd rather do that than buy a larger SUV I didn't need (or minivan)
#108 of 128 Re: Converting cargo area to a flat surface [mgchad54]
Feb 21, 2009 (10:52 am)
they dont fold flat, but its pretty close. They wont slip and slide, especially if there is 2 next to each other