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#119 of 157 Ddashboard Seatbelt Light Problem with Toyota Avalon
Jun 29, 2008 (2:19 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 157 Automatic Light Control System
Jul 07, 2008 (1:32 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 157 Re: Automatic Light Control System [gabbott]
Jul 08, 2008 (5:03 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 157 Re: Automatic Light Control System [tjc78]
Jul 08, 2008 (5:47 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 157 Re: Automatic Light Control System [tfelton]
Jul 08, 2008 (7:09 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.
#124 of 157 02 Avalon Problems.
Aug 15, 2008 (7:21 pm)
So I purchased a 2002 Toyota Avalon XLS and everything was going fine. Great buy but then.. My AC and heated seats and everything controlled bellow the CD player wouldn't work..
Pretty much I have nothing working bellow the CD player.
Could this be a fuse problem or?? Please help me.
#125 of 157 Re: seat belt chimes [tjc78]
Sep 23, 2008 (5:15 am)
Can you resend the instructions to turn off the seatbelt chime for the Toyota Avalon if you still have them available.
#126 of 157 Re: seat belt chimes [tomstuff8]
Sep 23, 2008 (6:55 am)
Its on my carspace page as a guide. Just click on my user name.
#127 of 157 Power dims if press brake or try to start. No start 24 hours after wreck
Sep 28, 2008 (7:23 am)
Any ideas on what could be causing this? Any help is appreciated!
I have a 1996 Avalon that was recently involved in a wreck. It was hit from the rear and then the front hit another car. The damage *looks* mostly cosmetic. I drove the car for a day without issues, then the next day it won't start.
Put key in ignition: Dash lights up, regular "beep beep" when key is ignition.Good signs.
Turn key to "acc": Dash lights up, radio works, clock comes on, e.t.c. Good signs.
Turn key to "on": Dash dims. Multiple, rapid "click click click" appearing to come from under dash near glove compartment. Accessories/lights dim and come on with clicking.
Attempt to start car (not pressing brake pedal): Clicking stops, dash lights dim till amost off. Engine will not turn over.
Press brake pedal, with key in ignition but not trying to start: Dash lights dim till almost not visible.
Fuses checked: Main ones look good. Ignition fuse has light "browning" on it through the viewing window
Misc: The battery has full charge (tested it) and does not appear to lose it after sitting for days. When I first thought it was the battery I was able to get the car to start (only tried once) by jump starting it, though starting was difficult (solenoid clicking, but started didn't want to turn very well). I drove it around a bit and the dash/headlights dimmed whenever I stepped on the brake.
#128 of 157 Dash board displays are dead
Mar 31, 2009 (10:49 am)
I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS. The dash board display lights and gauges are completely dead, but the car is running just fine like it has not missed a beat. Any ideas?