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#982 of 1079 Re: 2009 Camry LE V6 Question/Problem [imidazol97]
Feb 10, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Thanks, Keith. (I see Willard agrees that your answer hits the nail on the head.)
It was EXACTLY that kind of scenario or the equally or even MORE dangerous one of slowing down to make a turn across a line of ONCOMING traffic at an intersection that led me to confronting my dealer about the dangers of the DBW in the first place.
Here in Canada.....at least here in St. Catharines Ontario...our dealers were in COMPLETE denial of (or just out of the info loop on) any DBW problems and said simply "It's normal".
When I finally confronted them with the TSB for ECM re-do,(I downloaded it off this site) they tried to tell me the paper I was holding wasn't a TSB and wasn't even a Toyota document. (They were about 5% right, because the Canadian TSB's look slightly different and have a different name......but it was the same damn content and detail...needless to say, I was pissed when they finally conceded to performing the fix.)
#983 of 1079 Re: 2009 Camry LE V6 Question/Problem [notmybmw]
Feb 10, 2010 (1:21 pm)
When the TSB was applied did the dealer inform you that the firmware revision, REFLASH, only makes it less likely these 1-2 second downshift delay/hesitation events will occur, not a full cure...FIX...?
The new firmware simply tries to predict, forecast, what the driver's next action will/might be when pressure is removed from the gas pedal. A fast/rapid release is presumed to mean that the driver wishes to slow the car using (presumably) engine compression and so the transaxle will remain in the current (low,lower??) gear ratio. On the other hand a light/slow release of foot pressure on the gas pedal and the presumption will be that the driver simply wishes to enter cruise mode and if an upshift is appropreate then the transaxle will upshift.
The transaxle, STILL, cannot perform a QUICK downshift following an upshift if the engine RPM is at idle or close by.
#984 of 1079 Re: 2009 Camry LE V6 Question/Problem [210delray]
Feb 10, 2010 (3:51 pm)
OK, delrayMike.....you got me! Yes, I did take auto mechanics in highschool back in the early Sixties. (Just like ME.....in my early Sixties!!)
BUT you gotta admit, whatever they did to the Camry's transmission.....they sure screwed it up compared to what it used to be.
#985 of 1079 Re: 2009 Camry LE V6 Question/Problem [wwest]
Feb 10, 2010 (4:08 pm)
Good question, Willard, but, no......the dealer was totally unfamiliar with the TSB. I literally was the first person who had ever shown it to him. Neither the service manager (who WAS, admittedly new in his job) nor any of his experienced staff, had ever heard of the TSB for the ECM. (We ARE in a bit of a backwoods here, with a population of only about 100K, but I would have expected more than this from Toyota. We're in a one-horse town where one company owns about six franchises....Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Mini, Acura, Chrysler, Hyundai, Mercedes......have I named every brand you can think of yet?......www.performancecars.ca ......so they have a large amount of "attitude" to say the least.
My TSB was ill-performed: they failed to take the car out on the road for the mandatory "training regimen" and they also didn't have the stickers on hand to apply under the hood, to show that the work had been performed. (as dictated by the TSB.) The told me they'd MAIL it to me!! Laughable.
#986 of 1079 2009 Camry fuse box diagram rear view mirror directional indicator
Feb 11, 2010 (8:17 pm)
Anyone know where I can get a fuse box diagram with complete explainations on what fuse serves what purpose as the abreviations are limiting. The N-S-E-W direction indicator on the rear view mirror has no power. After the oil is changed how do you reset the service light?
I do not have a manual or a warrantee as the car is salvage title.
#987 of 1079 Re: 2009 Camry fuse box diagram rear view mirror directional indicator [roadan]
Feb 11, 2010 (8:37 pm)
For oil change, try:
- set to trip A
- turn engine off
- holding odometer reset button, turn key to ON (not start) while holding reset button, for about 5 seconds as display bars count down.
For fuse, not exactly clear from the electrical schematics. The EC mirror is fused off the 10A ECU 1G#1 fuse.
But also check 10A Dome, 7.5A Gauge#2, 10A MPX-B, and 30A sunroof since those power different roof elements.
#988 of 1079 Oil change
Feb 16, 2010 (1:44 pm)
I had the Toyota dealer do an oil change and the invoice said they used synthetic oil--Do I have to keep using synthetic oil in the future?
#989 of 1079 Re: Oil change [exler]
Feb 16, 2010 (5:18 pm)
No, unless you have a 2010 model with the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.
#990 of 1079 Re: Oil change [exler]
Feb 16, 2010 (7:02 pm)
If I were you, exler, I wouldn't consider using any other oil in your car......whether it was "trained on" or "just recently converted to" synthetic. The beauty of synthetic is that you need only change it once per year.....for the rest of your car's life!
It IS definitely more expensive, but you shouldn't be having a dealer perform oil changes for you anyway. Having any shop change your oil (or even doing it yourself) does not void your warranty, so why pay someone 135 bucks an hour when Walmart can do it for 50.......including parts and labour!!
I'll be curious to see what other comments you receive, but now you've got my 2c worth. (I'm an auto mechanics school graduate and three time Camry owner...for what it's worth.)
Cheers and good luck with your car. Be sure to find a 'friendly' dealer and ask his service manager to provide you with any and all Technical Service Bulletin upgrades.
#991 of 1079 Re: Oil change [notmybmw]
Feb 17, 2010 (6:20 am)
But if the engine is still under the 5/60 powertrain warranty, you still have to change the oil every 6 months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first (again if the car is not a 2010 4-cylinder model with the new 12 month/10K miles change interval).
Otherwise, if you have a warranty claim with the engine, it might not be honored, even if you have used synthetic.