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Toyota Highlander, SUV
Sep 11, 2008 (11:18 pm)
I had the same problem with airconditiong on my 2005 Highlander. When I would select either heat or cold, it would be changing on its own every couple of secs. And then I found this forum and read some of your comments. I took off the temp knob, and there was a little screw which I just tightened and now it works like it should. Before I found these forums I was thinking of taking the car to the dealer who would probably rip me off. Thank you guys a lot.
Since you helped me fix this problem, maybe you can this one also.
Couple of weeks ago somebody broke into my car. They broke the drivers window. I ordered a brand new window from the Toyota dealer and raplaced it myself. The window works fine up and down, closes, opens but the only problem is the "Auto up". When I pull the which all the way up for the window to automaticly close, it come all the way up, and then by itself opens (comes down) half way and stays like that. In order for me to close it without opening on its own, I have to close the window manualy, not pulling the swich all the way up for the "auto close". I was told that I need to reset the motor and for that the dealer wants 150 bucks. I just don't think that it is worth that much money and that there is a another way to solve this problem. Does anybody know how I can reset this window so my Auto works?
THank you in advance...
#58 of 167 Re: [djmetak]
Sep 12, 2008 (8:02 am)
Try "normalizing" the window by holding the switch in the up position for about 20 seconds after the window is fully up.
#59 of 167 Recirculation stop and starts
Feb 01, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Highlander 01 with the Auto Climate controls. Recently had the engine replaced and the AC works fine except when I put on the recirculation button. If the weather is cold and I turn on the recirculation button, it remains on... but when the weather is warm it seems to reach a certain point and then the recirculations starts to turn itself off and on, off and on. Any ideas
#60 of 167 '04 Highlander evap core replacement
Mar 28, 2009 (6:56 pm)
my '04 Highlander A/C started blowing warm air. A check at my repair shop showed no freon so they added some and checked for leaks. Had cool A/C about 24 hrs, then hot air again. Freon added again but no leak ever found and again had cool air for about a day. The condenser and clutch are fine so I was told the evap core is probably the problem Also, when I just have the vent control on and the temp know turned too the cool side, hot air will come out when I go around a curve or corner. Very weird. Any ideas? I was told replacing evap core was very labor intensive therefore big $$. I live in an area where I need the A/C in the warm months. Thanks for any help/suggestions.
#61 of 167 Re: '04 Highlander evap core replacement [karen42]
Mar 28, 2009 (7:48 pm)
I had a wierd similar problem like you described, but I wasn't low on freon. The air temp. in my case would also go between hot and cold by itself. Grab a hold of the temp. control knob and shake it. It should be firm. If it's loose, pull it straight out and check the nut that tightens down on the bolt. Tighten it down and use some lock tite so it won't come loose again.
Good luck and let us know if this fixes it.
#62 of 167 Re: Recirculation stop and starts [AnthonyVWSmith]
Mar 29, 2009 (9:04 am)
Many automatic systems will turn the system to fresh airflow within a few minutes if the A/C is not operating. Otherwise too much danger of moisture buildup in the cabin and the soon thereafter windshield fogging over.
#63 of 167 Re: '04 Highlander evap core replacement [mikefm58]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:16 pm)
Just fixed my Highlander in two minutes by tighening the nut.
Car was blowing hot air even in the off position, and only hot with the AC on.
Now it works like new.
#64 of 167 Re: '04 Highlander evap core replacement [howza1]
Apr 22, 2009 (3:55 am)
Cool, glad I could help, I've even heard from others that had taken their vehicle to their dealer and been given huge estimates to replace major components of their A/C or heater systems. I've got to believe there is a TSB from Toyota somewhere.
#65 of 167 Re: Recirculation stop and starts [wwest]
Apr 25, 2009 (6:53 am)
Have now resolved the issue and it turns out to be TOO MUCH freon which causes the pressure sensor to cut out. I'm guessing that the garage I used filled the freon manually and put too much in. So if you have the situation where you can get cooling when the re-circulator is switched off, but when you put on the re-circulator the A/C continally switches on and off, then check the freon levels.
#66 of 167 Re: Recirculation stop and starts [AnthonyVWSmith]
Apr 25, 2009 (9:45 am)
it turns out to be TOO MUCH freon
I didn't know that was possible. Thanks for the info.
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