Last post on May 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM
You are in the Toyota Sequoia
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1930 of 1954 Re: New Member [blown7]
Mar 13, 2010 (8:28 am)
I have a 2008 Platinum Sequoia. The DRLs can NOT be turned off. Even though they are described as "on/off" in your invoice, they aren't. I believe then can be turned off in Canada but not in the US.
I added a switch and a Speed Pulse Generator (http://www.coyotetruck.com/ct/NavMods.aspx) which allows me to use the full phone address book and the entire "destination Database" even when on the road. Best feature I could have added to the vehicle. Toyota needs to go tell their lawyers to get a life and let consumers input destinations while on the road. Far more dangerous to be parked on the side of a highway while trying to input a new destination.
Although I suspect Toyota's attorneys will be busy on "other matters" for the foreseeable future.
#1931 of 1954 Re: New Member [hdfatboy]
Mar 13, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Thanks for the 411.
I looked at the Speed Pulse Generator and have decided to go with the Costal Technologies solution.
As far as the DRLs, I have a buddy that had the DRL on his Tundra turned off.
His advice was to buy & install a non-DRL flasher from Toyota.
Non-DRL part # 81980-0C020
W/DRL part is # 81980-0C010
So I ordered one online and I'll get back to you on the result once its been installed.
#1932 of 1954 No More DRLs & Costaltech Lockpick2
Mar 25, 2010 (6:43 am)
Installed flasher #81980-0C020 last night. No more DRLs!
Installed Costaltech's LockPick2 WF and the phone, NAV and back-up camera are now available in ANY gear and at any speed.
Pricey mods but IMO well worth the cost and the agg to install.
If Mercedes Benz and BMW say its OK to dial while driving, who the hell is Toyota to say we cannot. Toyota FORCES you to reach for the cell while driving instead of allowing functionality through the NAV screen.
#1933 of 1954 Re: No More DRLs & Costaltech Lockpick2 [blown7]
Mar 25, 2010 (6:57 am)
Unfortunately it sounds like Toyota is a bit more savvy when it comes to potential American legal liabilities. I can see it now...someone driving their MB or BMW is programming their nav system while driving, hits and kills someone, and the Plaintiff claims that it's the car manufacturer's fault for allowing it (and they will show that the manufacturer could have easily programmed the car not to allow it by using Toyota an example). That's why in Europe you can watch DVD's on your Mercedes nav screen, but that function is locked out here.
#1934 of 1954 Re: No More DRLs & Costaltech Lockpick2 [shark715]
Mar 25, 2010 (7:13 am)
I know first hand about European driving as I shipped one of my 7 Series there for some Autobahn running a few years back.
They not only use the phone and work the NAV, they do it 150+ mph.
Toyota's perception of Americans mirrors that of the US TV programming executives...that Americans as a group, are as dumb as rocks.
#1935 of 1954 Re: No More DRLs & Costaltech Lockpick2 [blown7]
Apr 02, 2010 (11:51 am)
Blown7, did you install yourself? if so, how difficult was it to take dash apart?
#1936 of 1954 Re: No More DRLs & Costaltech Lockpick2 [vgermann]
Apr 03, 2010 (8:16 pm)
The drivers knee panel is set in place using 2 clips at the top and 2 10mm bolts at the bottom.
You can see the 10mm bolt on the right side easily.
Access to the 10mm bolt on the left can be gained by removing the plastic door sill which anchors the kick panel near the e-brake pedal.
The kick panel is held in place with 3 clips.
Once the door sill is out of the way, you can slide the kick panel back (toward the back of the vehicle) and to the right to remove it and you'll see the turn signal flasher mounted to the chassis with another 10mm stud/nut.
Actually you'll be removing a nut from the stud,
removing the old flasher,
removing the wire harness,
connecting the wire harness to the new flasher
and securing it to the stud with the 10mm nut.
All the rest is reverse order installation.
Should take 20 minutes tops.
May 07, 2010 (9:54 pm)
Just purchased an 08 Limited. Didn't come with navigation DVD. Have ordered one and will be here in a few days. However, the stereo, dvd, cd player, etc.. won't work. the message on the Nav Screen says, "Please insert Navigation DVD" Is everything tied to the Nav system? Will it work when I get the DVD, or should it work now? Please help. Thanks....
#1938 of 1954 Tire suggestions anyone?
Jul 29, 2010 (9:09 am)
I recently purchased a 2008 Platinum Sequoia with approximately 27,400 miles on it. The Dunlop tires on it look really rough and I'm looking to replace them with a good quality 20 inch all terrain tire. I need something that will hold up to a 60 mile/ day work commute, occasional (every other month) trip on a gravel road with a horse trailer in tow, and frequent muddy conditions at our hunting club. I need something safe, rugged enough to deal with the conditions listed above, and yet decent for long commutes. Does such a tire exist without having to pay $250 a pop for a Michelin? I plan on putting this Sequoia to the test and need something that can withstand my weekend warrior tendencies. Suggestions are much apprciated.
#1939 of 1954 Recommended transmission fluid change
Jul 29, 2010 (9:21 am)
I forgot to add this question to my previous post....
Does anyone know the recommended time to change the transmission in a 2008 Sequoia? The manual is very vauge and recommends "checking it" several times if you tow with it, but never states a suggested time to change it otherwise. Obviously, I know this will vary depending upon usage type, but I am still a bit shocked that they didnt have a non-towing recommendation to serve as a reference. Mine has roughly around 30,000 on it now and I'm considering having the transmission fluid flushed because I have no clue about how the previous owners used it (bank repo). They didnt keep good records on it in the logbook either. I found some documentation on the Toyota website that indicates that it was serviced, but no evidence of a transmission fluid change.