Question about 1997 Toyota Previa
I cant find the flasher, which needs to be replaced, on my 1994 toyota previa.
The flasher is bolted to the firewall behind the right side of the instrument panel and you can't get to it from underneath the instrument panel. You will have to remove the center console fascia to get to the instrument cover screws and remove the instrument cover. Then you can get to the instrument holding screws and move the instrument panel out of the way. Either a service manual or AutoZone.com will have this information and pictures. Replace the flasher with a genuine Toyota flasher relay. The aftermarket relays might look like they fit but I have found out they don't work properly. The flasher is bolted to the firewall with a 13mm bolt. Take out the bolt and replace the flasher.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
I had a faulty indicator flasher, some times when i would turn right it would make a sound like the flasher was shortening out.
i changed it with a second hand flasher and that one was also faulty lucky i had a another one and tried that one and it worked fine.
to remove the dash/instrument panel on 1990-2000 previas you have to first take off the center lid where the fuses are located.
there are 4 screws on top the fan/radio fascia that have to be removed, once you remove those four screws you can slide that unit out if there no radio in there.
if there is a radio you have to remove the drink holder pop it open pull it towards you and wiggle it out.
remove the ashtray by pulling it out and then push the flap down inside the ash tray to remove it.
there is a coin box under the ash tray pull it down be careful not to damage the two foam covers that stoppers the help hold it in place
there are two screws behind the drink tray unscrew them, then there is two more screws where the ash tray and lighter holder are located.
the last 2 screws secure the radio to the fascia silver colour larger then the standard black screws remove them and you should be able to slide the fascia towards you and wiggle it out.
next there are 2 screws on the left or right of the fascia holding in the dash/instrument panel depending if the vehicle is a left or right hand drive.
remove those two screws from the corner of the dash/instrument panel and the dash/instrument panel can be slowly pulled towards you and pryed out as the back of it is held in by 4 clips just pull it towards you and lift it up on a angle.
once that pops out the corner fan section is also held in by a clip pry that out and slowly pull and wiggle it out.
once its off there are four screws securing the dash/instrument panel, 2 screws on each side of the dash/instrument panel and two screws on top dash/instrument panel, remove those four screws
the dash/instrument panel is now free to be removed, however the auto transmission gear selector cable is secured to the bottom of the dash, you can still pull the dash towards with enough clearance to access the indicator relay flasher you just have to place a flat bladed screw drive under the clip and pry it off the bracket they slide on and off.
heres the tricky part once the flasher is free from the bracket, there are two clips that secure the top half of the flasher to the bottom half off the flasher.
you cannot simply disconnect the flasher by trying to separate the adapter from the flasher, you have to pop the clips on the side of the flasher and pull the top half of the flasher from the bottom half of the flasher to disconnect it from the wire adapter.
it dose take a bit of force to separate them but one you have you can remove the faulty one and replace it with the good one, but test it first to make sure its working then reassemble.
Posted on Dec 01, 2012
Remove the front dashboard and instrument panel and their is a big empty space with the indicator relay bolted to the the inner "firewall". Removal of dashboard is straightforward after removing bolts on the sides facing the doors. When they're undone carefully "unspring" the whole unit and lift away after removing heater knobs.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
It is up under the instrument panel....should be #19.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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