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#202 of 250 Question: Camry Hybrid heated rearview mirrors
Dec 01, 2010 (8:51 am)
Hi, I just purchased a 2011 Camry Hybrid with heated leather seats and heated exterior mirrors. I am wondering if there is any way to know if I indeed have the heated exterior mirrors. On my other car (also a Toyota), the mirrors have a picture which is the same as that on the rear defogger button. That tells me that these mirrors are heated. The Camry has no such thing on the side view mirrors. if anyone has heated mirrors on their Camry (or Camry Hybrid), can you tell me if yourcamry has anything on the mirrors indicating that those are indeed heated mirrors? I've checked the user manual and could not find any information. All the user manual states is how to use the heated mirrors if the car is so equipped.
#203 of 250 Heated Mirrors
Dec 02, 2010 (6:08 am)
There is no indication that the heated mirrors are working.
#204 of 250 Re: Question: Camry Hybrid heated rearview mirrors [nitc]
Jan 11, 2011 (12:21 am)
I read my new manual too and see that there is a warning about getting burns from the mirrors. Can't you simply hit the button for the to defrost the rear window and see if you can feel the heat coming off of the mirrors? It seems simple enough.
But if you are asking if there are indicators on the mirrors themselves or on the dash display, I think you are correct: There are none.
Hope this helps.
May 09, 2009 (11:54 am)
The dealer lost the key code before delivery of our 2009 TCH. They claim they looked it up and sent us a 5 digit code. Since 5 digits is only good for 100,000 unique keys, I'm thinking they made a mistake.
I doubt that Toyota would reuse the same code for every 100,000 vehicles. Shades of the bad old days of US vehicles when GM and Ford only had 1,000 unique keys for their whole fleet.
Could someone check theirs and post the number of digits in yours?
#207 of 250 Re: Smart Key Code [twometrebill]
May 10, 2009 (6:44 am)
5 digits is it. Mine came on a ridiculously small metal tag. But I still have it. The dealer can look it up with your VIN number, right? I have mixed feelings about the Smart Key system. I've read horror stories of people who've lost or broken their keys on out-of-town trips on a weekend. What a pain, and expensive.
The odds of a random "hit" of 1 in 100,000 is, obviously, pretty small, even more so given that a minority of Toyota cars come with Smart Key. I once returned to my car with some purchases, inserted the (traditional) key to open the trunk, and then realized it wasn't my car! It was a nearly identical Toyota Camry parked two spaces from my car. It happens.
#208 of 250 Re: Smart Key Code [lzc]
May 10, 2009 (10:21 pm)
Thanks for checking your code for me.
Still I think that Toyota has been making some silly mistakes like this, the cost would probably have been the same to use a trillion separate codes as only 100,000. Other problems: only the driver is supposed to be comfortable, no lumbar support for the front passenger; short tracking the seat rails so that the smallest VW has more legroom than the giant Landcruiser and Sequoia, and we all could go on.
#209 of 250 Re: Smart Key Code [twometrebill]
May 11, 2009 (5:53 am)
I looked at my Honda key code: 4 digits, 1 letter, or 260,000 possibilities.
My only comfort recommendation for the Camry would be longer seat bottoms, for better thigh support for people with long legs. The Japanese have long neglected to include the extra comfort controls in the passenger seat.
#210 of 250 100,000 unique seems like a good number to me
Aug 09, 2009 (9:27 am)
In 1988 I rented a 88 Camry from Hertz. Drove to my hotel spent the night and the next morning got up and headed out. Hopped in my "Camry" and drove off. Before I got out of the parking lot of the hotel, I noticed a rental agreement envelope on the pass.seat. I thought I had put mine in my brief case which was sitting beside me, I opened it and there it was. Opps, I had someone elses rental car and my key worked, surely their key would work in mine. Drove back and found my Camry and parked the other and took mine. At the time the rental place had 4 Camry's all new and three of them used the same key.
I'll go with the 100,000 combinations, seems safe enough for me. Also, on the 100,000 codes, that doesn't rule out colors and that adds a even bigger uniques to the mix.
#211 of 250 Question about Toyota Camry Hybrid upgrade packages
Sep 20, 2008 (11:10 am)