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#4789 of 5282 RE: 2000 TLC Buzzer
Nov 12, 2005 (1:45 am)
my TLC problem was worse than yours I got the buzzer all the time and it was driving me crazy. Check out this link http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Reliability.aspx?year=1998&make=Toyota&model=Land%20Crui- ser The symptoms are different, some affect the electric mirrors as well. I am very upset because my LC is out of warranty and to me is a failure from Toyota. This is only corrected for free if you had the problem during your warranty period. I learned that everybody will have this problem sooner or later.
Toyota Technical Service bulletin February 22,2002
CONTINUOS ALARM NOISE FROM COMBINATION METER
98 - 02 Land cruiser
Some 1998 - 2002 models year Land cruiser vehicles may experience a continuous chime/alarm noise emitting from combination meter after the vehicle has been started or the key has been turned to the "run" position after the bulb check has been completed.
The Cowl Side Junction Block was upgraded from January 2001. For further improvement, the Wire Harness (Instrument Panel Integration) has been upgraded to correct above condition.
All 1998 to 2002 Land cruiser produced within the VIN range.
STARTING VIN - ENDING VIN
All 1998 - JTEHTO5J#12007563
JETEHT05J#12007564 - JTEHTO5J622020543
YEAR PREVIOUS PART NUMBER - CURRENT PART NUMBER - PART NAME
1998 - 2000 - 82733-60040 - Same - Junction Block, Block Cowl Side
2001 - 2002 - 82733-60041 - Same - Junction Block, Block Cowl Side
Applicable warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles. ONLY
Look under the steering column left side panel just above the foot rest. The lot number may be partially covered with some wires.
Non Updated lots:
####9#: 1999 Production
####0#: 2000 Production
Example of lot number part that needs replacement 804005
The part retails higher for the 1998 to 2000 models. go to http://www.toyota-parts-dealer.com/parts.htm And enter the part number on steep 2 and select make.
According to the bulletin this is a 2.5 hour job. The dealer will charge you a full MSRP price on the part.
TOYOTA Does not stand behind their screw ups.
I will advice all in this forum if you have extended warranty to complain even if you don't have the problem right now because you will be paying for this expensive part sooner or later. Just tell them that you hear a buzzer and don't rest until they replace the defective part but first check the lot numbers on the part itself because you will look like a fool if you don't.
#4790 of 5282 Transmission Died at What Mileage? ....mbloc
Nov 17, 2005 (8:17 am)
but the transmission died at 180K miles a few months ago.
I would be interested in hearing from other owners - I think this is an unusual circumstance and that the Fj80 transmission should have a longer life than this....?
Maybe as you bought it second hand it had actually more miles on it and/or the transmission had not been maintained on schedule?
#4791 of 5282 94 LC Transmission Problem ?
Nov 19, 2005 (8:12 pm)
I have 94 Land Cruiser with 93k and since the temp dropped
it seems to start off in second gear first thing in the morning. If I put the shifter in "L" it starts off normal.
Once I drive a mile or so it's fine. I had the trans fluid changed about 4k miles ago. I used the ECT button for about a month before the problem started, but the weather was still warm. ( may be unrelated )
If anyone has had this problem or any suggestions I would like to hear.
#4792 of 5282 Re: Transmission Died at What Mileage? ....mbloc [grantchstr]
Nov 21, 2005 (5:32 am)
I think it is unusual, and unfortunate. One morning I put it in drive and it just wouldn't go. It would slip into drive after being revved up. I took it to the Toyota dealer (big mistake) and they spent days trying to diagnose it and actually did some (expensive) work on it but didn't solve the problem and the ultimate conclusion was that it needed a new transmission. They ballparked that at about $8K, I'm sure it could be done for much less. And it drove fine once it got into gear, so who knows, it may have been usable like that for years.
They did remark that it was extremely rare for a cruiser of that year and mileage to have a serious transmission problem. Which is nice to hear unless it's your rig that's dying.
I bought the truck with 92K on it, it seemed like it had not been maintained well prior to that, but I took good care of it. So who knows.
Nov 21, 2005 (12:43 pm)
Has anyone received close to invoice pricing for a
2006 Land Cruiser? If so, how much and what part of the country do you live?
The closest I've found was around $54400 plus tax, title and license in the Philadelphia suburbs. My guess is that I'll have to wait for the August/September clearance.
Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you
#4794 of 5282 problem setting up bluetooth...
Nov 25, 2005 (11:34 am)
Hey guys, as the so called "tech guy" in my family, I've been recruited to help my dad set-up the Bluetooth feature on his '05 Landcruiser with his phone. I've read through the manual many times and am stumped. Here's the problem:
If you press the "Info" hard button to the left of the screen, and then the "Telephone" button on the screen, you should then see a "settings" button on the screen which allows you to add your phone, initiate pairing, etc. The problem is that the settings button on my dad's LC is disabled. (greyed-out) I can't seem to find any way to get around this, as you need to go into the settings menu to add your phone for the first time.
Additionally, as I've been messing around with the navigation system, I've found that quite a few of the buttons in those screens are disabled as well. (can't add a waypoint, delete, etc)
It's like the whole system is in a "view" mode instead of "edit" mode for some reason. I've called my dealer (and other dealers too) and no-one seems to have the first clue as to how the navigation computer seems to work. I hate to have my dad bring it in for service since he lives a long way from a dealership, especially since I don't think it's "broken", rather there's probably a setting or code that needs to be entered somewhere to resolve this.
Anyway, I thought I'd check with you all first in case there's something really obvious that I'm missing. Thanks!!
#4795 of 5282 Re: problem setting up bluetooth... [eagle63]
Nov 26, 2005 (7:02 pm)
Are you stopped and in park when you're trying to make these changes?
#4796 of 5282 Re: problem setting up bluetooth... [eagle63]
Nov 26, 2005 (9:46 pm)
You may also find some help in the Bluetooth Technology discussion.
#4797 of 5282 Re: Transmission Died at What Mileage? ....mbloc [mbloc]
Nov 27, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Don't know how unusual for the tranny to go at 180k. But for reference I have a '93 with 238k on it and it's going strong. Bought it 3 1/2 years ago with 185k for $8000. My wife has a 2000 LC and I'd rather drive the '93. Trying to figure if its worth redoing the leather interior and keeping since it has so many miles. Really love the truck.
#4798 of 5282 Re: problem setting up bluetooth... [steelcruiser]
Nov 27, 2005 (5:51 pm)
Steelcruiser, I think that's it! The whole time I was working on this was while I was the passenger as we were on a drive - so no the vehicle was NOT in park. I just called my dad to have him turn his rig on (while keeping it in park) and see if some of these buttons are now enabled - and from what he's telling me it sounds like they are.
On the one hand I feel like an idiot, on the other... I have to say that I'm a bit perplexed by this "feature." Obviously the intent is to minimize driver distraction, although if anything it makes it worse - at least for me it would since I would be driving along frustrated and swearing as I try to get stuff working. Oh well.
Thanks for the help!!