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How do I accesss the spare tire for 2005 Toyota Highlander?

I can't figure out how, after I take off the interlocking plastic cover, that I remove the remaining cover and get the spare tire down.

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Turn vehicle on, with foot on brake put vehicle in NEUTRAL. Still holding brakes move 4x4 switch to 4 wheel drive, it should engage. The ECT snow is just s feather that make the transmission take off in 2nd gear so its not a fast take off and you wouldn't skid. Good Luck

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Toyo®, Exclusive Tire of 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Limited Grade
September 20, 2007– CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation announced today that the Toyo® Open Country® A20 is the exclusive tire of Toyota’s all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid, Limited grade. In addition, the Open Country® A20 is original equipment on several other models of the 2008 Toyota Highlander, both hybrid and gas.

The Open Country A20 achieved exceptional low rolling resistance performance making it ideal for the hybrid model. The tires were also specifically designed to reduce noise and improve both wet and dry braking for added safety.

Based on the model and trim level of the Highlander, the Open Country A20 comes in two sizes: P245/65R17 105S and P245/55R19 103S.

Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.


I'm surprised if it's so good at braking that it has not ripped my entire tire tread off as technicians say the treat is separating well before its time!

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Maintenence required light and tire pressure

The maintenance light needs to be reset manually. See my Tips and Tricks on this website for additional information on how to reset it.

You should also check your spare tire for proper inflation. It will set the tire pressure light, as the spare is monitored also. If all 5 tires are OK, you may have a malfunctioning tire pressure sensor. If the tires have been changed recently, people with older tire machines have been known to break the sensors regularly, by mistake.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Releasing 2005 Toyota Sienna spare tire

On my 2001 Sienna, there is a small flap of carpet in the rear luggage area - underneath this is a nut you can turn with the lug wrench, this lowers the tire using a pulley & wire system, Once the tire is on the ground, you can release the wire easily.
Pretty neat system - don't see why they would change it from year to year,

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 Toyota Highlander, low pressure light turned

Welcome to FixYa.

Note that the SPARE tire is also monitored. Reset the spare tire pressure, and then press the reset buttoen. You should be ok then.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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