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#920 of 965 Re: 2008 -2010 Avalon headlights/assemblies [fin]
Aug 08, 2012 (1:29 pm)
Unfortunately for me, I have a high mileage 2008 Ltd and am not eligible for the high beam recall. I have replaced my high beams (left and right) three times. (I have 194K miles on my Avalon). In each instance of a failed high beam lamp the bulb exploded. It is my understanding that in the day time running mode these bulbs are enegized with lower voltage which eventually leads to the bulb exploding. I was told that Toyota had to replace the entire light housing as it is impossible to remove the pulverized glass pieces that accumulate at the bottom of the housing each time a bulb explodes. The replacement bulb in the new housing is a different bulb and I assume has been designed not to fail like the original bulb. I have purchased exact oem phillips bulbs for each replacement I have made. Does anyone have the bulb manufacturer and number for the bulbs Toyota is now using with the headlight assembly replacements? If so - please advise. THANKS
#921 of 965 Re: 2008 Avalon headlight assemblies [mlingga]
Aug 25, 2012 (5:28 am)
Sorry it took so long to reply to your post. Regarding the "Warranty Ehancement Notice" I looked it over again and you are right, i find nothing refering to the self-leveling system. Yet, I do recall conversation with my Toyota dealer who, when bringing this issue (and the "Notice") to their attention, were very open in looking into the issue. Their service writer knew more about the issue than was spelled out in the letter and knew that if there were an HID bulb problem it was possible that the self-levelers could also be affected.
Since the NEW headlight assemblies INCLUDE all necessary components including ALL bulbs and the self-leveling system, all components would be new. There is no "parts substitution", everything is new.
Some posters have had dealerships that are difficult to deal with. First off, my dealer submitted my information to Toyota for approval before I was put on the list for replacement. I can understand the process since the dealer doesn't want to get stuck with paying for something they won't get reimbursed for.
#922 of 965 Throttle Body Fluid on '06 Avalon
Oct 01, 2012 (7:00 am)
I just removed and cleaned the throttle body on my '06 Avalon. There were two hoses that I had to disconnct from the side of the throttle body to completely remove it and a pink fluid drained out of the throttle body when I removed one of the hoses. It wasn't much and it appeared to be coolant. What is this fluid and what is it for. Does it draw the fluid from the cooling system?
#923 of 965 Re: Lost both High Beam headlights on 2008 Avalon Limited [wwest]
Dec 03, 2012 (9:41 am)
Just bought a used 2008 Avalon and wondering if you would be willing to share the details of how you disabled DRL and substituted the 3W LED. Seems like a much better solution than replacing headlight assemblies. Thanks.
#924 of 965 CD Player 2008 Avalon
Feb 24, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I changed the battery in my Avalon not knowing that I'd screw up the 6CD player. Any way to fix this without the replacement that my dealer suggested?
#925 of 965 Re: CD Player 2008 Avalon [daddywags1]
Feb 25, 2013 (5:41 pm)
What exactly did you do when replacing the battery that screwed up the CD player? Battery changes should not affect electrical components.
#926 of 965 Re: CD Player 2008 Avalon [popsavalon]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:04 am)
Thx for answering. I just disconnected the battery and replaced with a new one. Toyota dealer and auto electronics guy have told me this screws up player. Makes no sense to me but that's what they tell me. Player is getting electricity because the readout keeps saying player is empty but I know its full
#927 of 965 Re: CD Player 2008 Avalon [daddywags1]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:09 am)
Doesn't make sense. When I had my 06 Avalon a few times the CD player acted up and I actually fixed it by pulling the fuses for it (resetting it)
Google around for "fixes" IIRC holding in the eject button for a few seconds should make the unit spit out (one by one) any discs it has in it.
#928 of 965 Re: CD Player 2008 Avalon [daddywags1]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:03 pm)
I googled bad Avalon CD player/battery change and "EHow" came up with instructions to reset code. If you bought your Avalon new, code and instructions were with the manual. Otherwise you get them from a dealer. Sounds like you need to try another dealer (if you don't have the code) that does not want to make money selling you a new Stereo/CD player. Reset code from dealer should be in the $50 range.
The stereo/CD player is one unit. I had one replaced under warranty on my 2007 Avalon. Service Mgr. said cost would have been $1200-$1300 without warranty.
#929 of 965 Re: CD Player 2008 Avalon [daddywags1]
Feb 26, 2013 (5:22 pm)
I found out the hard way that replacing the battery also screws up the automatic windows. Drove car home after dealer replaced the battery, driver side window would only go down manually. Passenger side window didn't work at all. Went back to dealer, service manager had to "relearn" the windows, said the technician forgot to do it.