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#30 of 116 Is Smart Key safe?
Jun 16, 2005 (4:25 am)
Might sound silly, but I am concerned about the Smart Key (2005 Avalon) and the fact that it gives off an RF signal. Is it possible that this is a health concern? They say it is like the RF a microwave oven puts out (according to Toyota). The manual states to check people with pace makers. Maybe being paranoid, but just not sure having it in your pocket all the time is okay. Anyone know more about this?
#31 of 116 Auto door locks....HELP
Jun 20, 2005 (10:36 am)
I own a 2000 Avalon and would like to know how to set the auto door locks so they do not lock when you put the car in gear. The car just recently started locking the doors after I had clean the interior. I accidently hit some sequence while cleaning causing the doors to lock when the car is put in gear. The manual said to contact your Toyota dealer for this but it can't be that difficult. Any help would be appreciated.
#32 of 116 Re: Auto door locks....HELP [rkasten]
Jun 22, 2005 (6:07 am)
From the 2003 Avalon owner's manual (yours is probably the same):
Turn everything off. Close doors. Sit in driver's seat. Selector in PARK.
UNlock all doors with the switch. Turn ignition ON, do not start.
Within 10 seconds push door lock to LOCK and HOLD for 5 seconds.
The "open door warning light" will flash.
1 flash is mode 1.
You want mode 2. That's 2 flashes. No auto lock/unlock.
There are 4 modes, in sequence. If you miss, it repeats.
If you miss the procedure, start over. No problem.
Hope this helps......
Might want to order an owner's manual if yours is missing.....
#33 of 116 Re: Auto door locks....HELP [rkasten]
Aug 02, 2005 (3:45 pm)
Get a copy of TSB EL009-00 from your dealer and follow it carefully. Make sure to unlock all doors as step 1a.
#34 of 116 Ignition Keys w/ transponder
Jul 12, 2005 (11:10 pm)
We just bought a 2004 Avalon. I received two black keys and tried to have more copies made at the h/w store. They said I had a transponder in my keys, gave me an instruction sheet to "program" my new key. I'm turjning ON/OFF the ignition switch and opening the door as instructed. It wouldn't accept the new one. Figuring the former lost the valet key, I cancelled all keys but one. It only "accepts" 3 keys. Now it will not accept either old or newest key. Is there an updated procedure for 2004? My sheet says 2000+ and Lexus. Or is my timing of the process too fast/slow? Is there a TSB for this? Help!
#35 of 116 Ignition Key won't turn to on in 2000 Avalon
Jul 13, 2005 (10:39 am)
I have a 2000 Avalon XLS and have never had a problem with the car until now. After placing my key in the ignition, I attempt to turn the key to the "ON" position to crank the car, but the key will not turn past the "ACC" setting. Is there some sort of security lock that has caused this. P.S. - The transmission is in the "Park" position.
Any help would be appreciated.
Jul 21, 2005 (7:29 am)
I have a 1996 Toyota Avalon have been experiencing my car alarm going off for no apparent reason. I took my car to the dealer and after several hours of checking they decided it was the remote battery. I replaced the remote battery but am still experiencing this problem. Anyone have any ideas on this topic.
#37 of 116 Re: alarm [ireland14]
Aug 20, 2005 (6:04 am)
I wish I could help. I have a 02 XLS and have started to have the same problem. Alarm is going off in parking lots and my garage. Nothing apparent is triggering it. Ended up removing the fuse for the horn/alarm so the alarm won't wake up the neighbors.
#38 of 116 Re: alarm [runner7]
Oct 08, 2005 (6:34 pm)
">Wow! '02 Avalon with alarm problems...goes off many nights waking me out of deep sleep. Seems to be more frequent when nights cooling but not always. Actually took back to dealer and they couldn't figure it out. For four years now. I've adjusted the sensor switch under dash to try to make it harder to set off...no luck. I'll keep looking through previous postings to see if someone else talked about this as early as fall '02...did you do that? Thanks for the fuse idea...dealer last week said to disconnect would disable the keyless/remote entry so I haven't taken the fuse step, yet. Annoying...
#39 of 116 Question for abfisch
Oct 24, 2005 (4:43 pm)
In an earlier post you mentioned, "Did you put those anti corrosion donuts on (green and red) and put lithium grease on the terminals??? I have 74K on my 02, make sure before winter that the terminals have grease or some kind of battery terminal sealer on it. The other thing I do in the spring, is take off the 6 cell covers, and with a small squirt bottle, fill up slowly and carefully with distilled H20 each cell."
If I want to clean and perform this service on my 03, do I have any concerns with the alarm when I disconnect/connect terminals (negative off first??) - anything else??