Last post on Jun 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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Toyota RAV4, Audio, SUV
#395 of 404 Re: Wind Noise [bankone]
Apr 16, 2009 (5:27 am)
Hi Bankone, I checked my service records. It was the outer mirror covers that were replaced under warranty as per TSB#2833. Mine were done Apr 19, 08. I haven't noticed the wind noise since. Hope this helps.
#396 of 404 Rav4 Bluetooth
May 31, 2009 (11:51 am)
I own a 2007 Rav4, bluetooth JBL radio. If (and that is a Big IF) I can load my phones Address Book/Contacts List, will the name of an incoming caller be displayed on the radios screen? How do I get this info from the phone to the cars system? I've had a Motorola Razor and now have a Samsung Saga and neither does it automatically. I have about a week to figure this out and can exchange my existing phone free, I really would like to get this to work. (if that is how it is supposed to function).Is there a list of compatible phones somewhere?
#397 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [buyem]
Jun 01, 2009 (5:19 am)
I have a 2009 with JBL & bluetooth and my phone is a Motorola W385 (a stripped-down version of the Razr). The car's bluetooth system allows you to import contacts from your registered phone's address book. On the phone, I go into the Contacts menu and there's an option to send the contacts to a bluetooth recipient. Because you have to register a voice entry for each contact that's sent to the car, you have to do them one-by-one, it seems like, instead of downloading your phone's entire contact list in one go. However, it only took a few minutes and the car picked them up fine. Now I can say "dial our house" and the car makes the call.
I've only had one incoming call so far while in the car but I remember seeing the name showing up on the radio display to show who was calling. Since my phone has caller ID I'd expect the caller ID data to show up in the radio display if the caller wasn't saved in the car's phone book. but haven't tested it yet.
#398 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [cbmorton]
Jun 01, 2009 (9:33 pm)
Yes, this is what I want mine to do. To make a long story short I'm on my 3rd phone and it doesn't do it. A) Did you have to download/transfer anything to get it to work? If so how? Nothing I have tried has worked B) I guess most importantly, what kind of phone are you using? I'll just buy what your using. Thank you so much for your help.
#399 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [cbmorton]
Jun 01, 2009 (9:40 pm)
When I read and responded to your message I did it on the tiny screen on my phone.which only displayed the second paragraph. Now that I have read the entire message I see you have already answered all of my questions. Thanks again.
#400 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [buyem]
Jun 02, 2009 (6:07 am)
No problem. On the car's voice or radio menu you go into Phonebook, Add Entry, By Phone and when the car is ready to receive the contact info from the phone, that's when I send it to the bluetooth recipient on the phone (on mine it's called CAR_M_MEDIA or something like that). Should be a way to do it on any bluetooth-enabled phone if you can find the option in the phone's menu.
#401 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [cbmorton]
Jun 03, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I followed all of those steps. Now when I make a call the recipients name is displayed on the radios screen. It still just displays the callers phone number when I receive a call though. But it's a lot better then it was, thanks a lot for your help.
#402 of 404 Re: Rav4 Bluetooth [buyem]
Jun 03, 2009 (6:31 pm)
OK, I was curious so I just tried it on mine and here's what I found.
Like I thought before, if the incoming phone number is set up in the car's phone book, it does show the name associated with that number. I have a contact on my phone called "Home" that I transferred to the car's phone book. When I call the car from my home phone, the radio display says "Home". Kind of weird if yours doesn't do that, but maybe it's a difference between a 2007 and a 2009.
If the incoming phone number isn't in the car's phone book, the radio display just shows the number, no name.
#403 of 404 Off the subject
Jun 05, 2009 (8:04 am)
Purchased a used limited, 4cyl, last month (35K miles). My first tank was 28mpg which I thought wrong (no way, Jose'..) and went over it 9 times... Second fill-up 24.7 - same miles, road, etc.Ok - I can live with that.. (I drive close to 1600 miles/mth) Third fill resulted in the 24.7 again.
First tank was compliments of wind I thought? Then I realized after I babied it the first week I went back to my normal terror driving - 75-78 mph. Slowed down last week and got the 28 mpg back.
Nice auto, no complaints yet except all the Space Shuttle electronics scare me to death if something breaks....
#404 of 404 Re: VSC and Check Engine Light [wwest]
Jun 28, 2009 (8:08 am)
Thanks a lot wwest for your post as I had the same problem with my 2007 Rav4. I notice that the CEL light first came on, and then the VSC, and then the 4wd. When the CEL light came on I checked the gas cap (as per the Toyota manual, imagine that), and it was loose but was worried since the VSC and 4WD lights came on, which the manual doesnt mention, so thanks for the above. Also I had driven 140 miles since the last fill up, but I was at above 7000' which improved my mileage by about 10-5%. It took 200 miles until the light went out. Also the autozone guys were very helpful as the code read EVAP leak and sensor malfunction. Cheaper than having a dealer replace a "faulty" sensor...