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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
SOURCE: 2005 highlander battery light on
I gather the old battery was replaced because it was dead or dying.
Was the battery light on for that one too?
Is the belt around the altenator good?
Cables good? No breaks or frays?
Connectors clean and tight?
If you have a multimeter and are comfortable working under the hood with the engine running, you can check the altenator. Black wire to ground (any bare metal surface or the negative battery terminal) There is a single wire on the rear of the altenator. Red to this one.
Most auto parts stores have the facilities to do a bench check on your altenator. I recommend auto parts stores over a shop because their ulterior motives are trying to sell parts not service. They are less likely to 'Discover a Problem' that previously had no symptoms.
Also keep in mind, just because a battery is new, doesn't mean it's necessarily good. They can sit on the shelf for months, be dropped, whatever. The auto parts store can also perform a 'Load Check'. Voltage is one thing. A load check simulates the draw of a starter. No black magic, it's either Pass or Fail. Fail means replacement.
Hope this helps
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
I think you need a new alternator. Also check every fuse in depth. Make sure all the connections are in place and secure.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Highlander
there are literally hundreds of codes that would turn on the check engine light. the track off and vsc lights come on together, indicating a problem with the traction control system. again, many different items will turn these lights on. the only way to narrow it down is to hook it up to an OBD-II diagnostic tool and find out all the codes that are listed. if you don't have one, take it to a shop
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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