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#54 of 169 1998 Avalon Dash Light Issue
Jun 02, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I actually borrowed my Uncle's 98' Toyota Avalon for the last couple of months. 1st off - What a great car!!!!
Now my issue. I'm not sure if it was always like this or this just happened. At night when I turn the headlights on, the backlights behind the defrost buttons and other buttons to the left of the radio do not turn on. Are there lights there that should turn on? Right now I can't see the defroster button at all at night and the other buttons around it. I am not sure if its always been like that or if something went out.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, what were your solutions? How easy is it to remove that portion of the dash?
Thanks in advance!!!!
#55 of 169 Re: 1998 Avalon Dash Light Issue [callahan2]
Jun 03, 2005 (4:17 am)
there are 4 buttons. fresh air/recircle/defroster/A/C
these are all backlighted. On mine they intermittently come on. what i do is tap gently on the middle between the buttons (not ON the buttons)and they come up.
#56 of 169 Re: 1998 Avalon Dash Light Issue [deepan]
Jun 03, 2005 (4:56 am)
Yes, that's correct. I was too lazy to go out and see what the rest of the buttons were until this morning. I've tried tapping it without luck. Curious to see how complicated it is to get behind them and replace the bulb(s), if they're out.
#57 of 169 Rattling Noise in Avalon 2003 XLS
Jul 04, 2005 (7:59 am)
I hear a rattling noise from the rear side as if some thing is rolling in the trunk.Similar to a train background noise. What could be the cause?.This is a Avalon XLS 2003 certified car bought recently and has 9000 miles on it. This car has factorty warranty till 2006.
#58 of 169 Re: Rattling Noise in Avalon 2003 XLS [aselvan]
Jul 21, 2005 (8:38 am)
I have the same thing in a 1998 Avalon. Any ideas?
#59 of 169 new leather odor
Jul 17, 2005 (8:55 pm)
We recently test drove a 2005 Avalon Ltd and the leather odor made my wife very nauseous. I also found the odor unpleasant but was not made ill by it. We had experienced this when we investigated Avalons several years ago as well. Has anyone else ever noticed this? If so, how long did it take to go away?
#60 of 169 General Toyota Question
Aug 01, 2005 (6:29 am)
Has anyone else had a problem with the door handles braking? This is the second door handle that I have had to break on me. The first was my wife's Camry and now her Avalon. They broke while trying to open the door. Why in the world does this keep happening and has this happened to anyone else?
#61 of 169 Re: General Toyota Question [tobymac]
Aug 01, 2005 (7:43 am)
How did it break, ie., did it snap off, get stuck, won't lock/unlock? Need more info! And no, I've never had a door handle break or malfunction other than some moron using a screwdriver on the lock to break into my car.
#62 of 169 Re: General Toyota Question [tobymac]
Aug 02, 2005 (10:25 am)
Is this on the new 05 Avalon???? The Camry has the same new door handles, the Mercedes type that pull out and you can get your hand around. Like the design of them better but not if they are going to break.
My 02 has not had a problem. It is probably a inferior part.
#63 of 169 Re: General Toyota Question [zekeman1]
Aug 03, 2005 (7:36 am)
The handle is one of those that you pull up. Both times that I have had one to break, it just snapped off the part that you pull up, under normal opening. You can still open the door, but it takes a little more effort. It just sucks that this is the second one that I have had to break on me. I bet that a new one with installation will not be cheap either, unless one of you guys know where I can order a new one at a reasonable price. TIA