Last post on May 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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#936 of 945 Headlight adjustment
Mar 15, 2013 (10:17 am)
Thanks for previous tips. 2008 Avalon has left headlight all of a sudden aimed quite a bit lower than the right. All work fine...just look odd. Looking at a wall, the left headlight shines about 24 inches lower. Any ideas on fixing these expensive lites? Thanks.
#937 of 945 Re: warning light [hatchmo52]
Mar 15, 2013 (10:31 am)
Believe that indicates your security/alarm system is OK.
#938 of 945 Re: Headlight adjustment [jmmck]
Mar 15, 2013 (5:24 pm)
If you have had issues with the high-Beam/DRL bulbs in the past,, that gives me a clue. This sounds like an issue with the self-leveling system, and if it is, the "fix" is replacement of the entire headlight assemblies ( assemblies include all new bulbs and the self-leveling mechanisms). Hopefully your Avalon is within 5 years of first use and under 72K miles and you have the "Warranty Enhancement" document. This document covers certain 2008 through 2010 Avalons. I believe Toyota had issues with certain headlght bulbs that apparently adversly affected the integrity of the headlight assemblies which INCLUDE the self-leveling mechanism. I had issues with bulbs going off and next time on and noticed that the headlight beams were not "leveling" when I started the car. Having said document, I took my Avalon to my dealer who got authorization for headlight assembly replacement. BTW, these assemblies cost $2400 which was covered by Toyota per said document.
#939 of 945 Re: Headlight adjustment [papasavalon]
Mar 16, 2013 (8:26 am)
What a huge help that answer is! Thank you very much. That's exactly ther problem I have and have been planning to simply replace the high beam fuses. My 2008 Avalon fits within the paramaters, and I don't have the "Warranty Enhancement" document, but you gave me enough information to talk with the dealer about the problem.
#940 of 945 Re: Headlight adjustment [hatchmo52]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:42 pm)
Repaired at the dealership, as explained in your post, at no charge! Thanks again.
Apr 01, 2013 (3:07 pm)
When should I change the timing belt on 2008 Avalon?
#942 of 945 Re: Timing Belt [daddywags1]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:39 pm)
No timing belt on the 2GR V6 it's a chain! I would think it should last the life of the car.
#943 of 945 Re: headlight bulb [urspider76]
May 09, 2013 (5:25 pm)
Thank you so much. Your info enabled me to change the HID low beam on my 08 avalon, passenger side an about 15 min. Would have been 5 min but the fold down clip was difficult a first but after I figured it out it was a breeze. The cap gave me a little trouble going back on but still worth it. Saved at least $200.
#944 of 945 Question re: "Warranty Enhancement" for Headlight Issue
May 13, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Did Toyota notify affected owners of the "warranty enhancement" program? If so, how? How/when was the program announced? TIA for the response.
#945 of 945 Warranty Enhancement Notice for headlight issue
May 13, 2013 (5:43 pm)
The "Warranty Enhancement Notice" was received by mail directly from Toyota and is not dated. We probably got it a year and a half to two years ago. Those who learned of it from this forum (and didn't have or couldn't find the document) apparently simply went to their dealer with this knowledge and inquired about the document's existance and had the headlight replacement done. Remember in order for your Avalon to qualify, it must have less than 72K miles and less than 5 years of being in service. Also this issue pertains only to the HighBeam/DLR bulbs.