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#114 of 158 Re: 2000 Toyota Avalon Alternator [2ktoy]
Feb 28, 2008 (9:58 am)
The battery is an integral, ABSOLUTELY an integral part of the charging system's VOLTAGE regulation. Without the battery in the "loop" you will probably get voltage spikes on the order of 30 to 50 volts. Obviously that can do serious damage, QUICKLY, to the electronics in your car.
The flickering you describe is most likely the result of poor connections to the battery or maybe even a bad or failing cell in the battery itself. I would first remove the battery connections, with the engine OFF, then clean and burnish the battery posts and connections.
#115 of 158 2000 avalon trip computer question
Mar 18, 2008 (2:18 pm)
We hve a 2000 Avalon XLS and are frustrated by a quirk in the mileage/trip computer setup. When the ignition is shut off the computer resets accumulated MPG, trip duration time, etc. to zero. Is there any way to make these figures accumulate until they are manually reset by the dash controls? On a long trip, it is useless. We bought the car new and it has always worked this way. We previously had an older chrysler new yorker that did accumulate and was much better.
#116 of 158 1999 Avalon Window Problems
Mar 18, 2008 (8:27 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with their windows not working properly? The driver's side and the left rear window go up and down but the passenger side and right rear window don't. Can someone please help?
#117 of 158 correction to post #115
Mar 18, 2008 (8:35 pm)
I posted a question about the mileage computer on an Avalon. The car is a 2001 model, not a 2000. Sorry
Jun 19, 2008 (8:24 am)
Brake light and VSC light comes on. VSC light says off... Help anyone.
#119 of 158 Ddashboard Seatbelt Light Problem with Toyota Avalon
Jun 29, 2008 (1:19 pm)
We have a 2003 Toyota Avalon and a problem with the seatbelt light remaining on for long periods of time. This has been a problem since March 2007. The dealer indicated that harness straps might need to be replaced "if the problem continued" (back in March 2007). Have tried five times to take it into the dealer and each day we take the car in, the light was not blinking. Last week, the dealer said that they cannot see the light and they get no codes about a problem. Left the car with them overnight and sure enough when we went to pick it up, the light was blinking again (it was a Saturday and their service department was not open). The light stays on for most of the time, in cold or warm weather, and whether or not someone is sitting in either the driver's seat or passenger seat. The dealer asked about whether we drive on gravel roads since they thought that might cause the problem. We don't. Anybody out there experience this problem and have any solutions? Thanks.
#120 of 158 Automatic Light Control System
Jul 07, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Do I really have to take the vehicle to the dealer in order to change the length of time that our headlights stay on after the engine is shut down?
As I recall, the choices are 60, 30 and 0 seconds.
Does anyone know how this procedure can be done by the owner, at home?
#121 of 158 Re: Automatic Light Control System [gabbott]
Jul 08, 2008 (4:03 am)
As far as I know it can only be done at the dealer with their computer. Not sure what you are looking to do (shorten or lengthen) but if you want them to shut off sooner just click the lock button an extra time on the remote and they will go off. Thats the way it works on my '06 XLS.
#122 of 158 Re: Automatic Light Control System [tjc78]
Jul 08, 2008 (4:47 am)
On my '08 Avalon I wanted the lights to go out when I opened the door. I took the car to the dealer and he made the adjustment for free. Your choices are listed in the manual. The things you can adjust yourself have to do with the keyless entry and how the doors can be opened.
#123 of 158 Re: Automatic Light Control System [tfelton]
Jul 08, 2008 (6:09 am)
In my experience some of the cars with headlight off delay will allow you to bypass this by opening the driver door before turning the ignition off.