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try this:

1. Start with key out of ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and
drivers door is unlocked.

2. Insert key into the ignition (DO NOT Turn) and Pull key out.
3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Using the power lock switch on the drivers door, perform 5 lock/unlock cycles
starting with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.
(1Cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock).
B. Close, then open drivers door.

4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Using the power lock switch on the drivers door, perform 5 lock/unlock cycles
starting with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.
(1Cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock).
B. Insert the key in the ignition cylinder.
C. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.
D. Remove the key from the ignition.

5. Press any button on remote for a minimum of 1 second.
System should now lock and unlock doors once.

6. Close and open drivers door.

7. Press any button on remote for a minimum of 1 second. System should now lock and
unlock doors. Once to confirm programming, twice to indicate programming failed.

8. Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 for additional remotes.

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Open the deck lid (trunk) to better access the lights. There will be 2 of them. Recommend replacing both at the same time even if only one has failed. Generally sold in pairs anyway.

Directly above the license plate will be mounted 2 clear light covers. On the right side of each light cover you can see a small plastic rivet. Push in the center 1/4 inch with a small screwdriver then you will be able to pry out and remove the rivet without damaging it. This will save you from buying replacement plastic rivets for re-installation. Remove the light cover with the bulb harness attached.

The bulb harness requires a short turn counter clockwise to remove it from the light cover and the new bulbs snap into the harness. No twisting or screwing. Replace the bulb harness the same way and fasten the light cover back into place using the plastic rivet.

Saves time because both bulbs and light covers are exactly the same style, there is no left or right. Cheers!

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Check your owner's manual and also rely on the tire tread rating system, as conveniently explained in basic terms in a handy article found at this address link of Your Handyman Zone: Good hunting! Brad

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go to toyota and give them your vin number

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replace the vacuum mode control switch in the ac control head.

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sounds like a damage wheel speed sensor or pick up

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Yes have your transmission checked, there's something wrong with the torque converter.

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there are two large coolant hoses connected to your radiator. Follow the lowest hose to the engine which is connected to a pipe. The pipe is connected to an pipe-elbow. Behind the pipe-elbow you will find the thermostat. It is troublesome to replace due to the compressor and alternator that are in the way.

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according to the manual i have... it has three.... one in the exhaust manifold.... and two in the exhaust pipe..... slightly vauge on the exact location of the last two sensors... but looks like it is after the catylitic converter.

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If that light is flashing, you have low prssure in your AC system or the compressor clutch (electromagnetic) won't kick-in.

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unless you are mechanically inclinde don't mess with it get someoen you love and adore to do it for you, you can break the tabs that hold the door on and it can get expensive the worst part is it might not open at all if you don't understand how to operate it unless you have one of the experts here helping you with it step by step, but could take as much as 4 hours depending on your ability to work with your hands. Some people just don't need to own wrenchs they are a danger to themselves and the public at large, not saying they are not smart but just don't have the know how and motor skills. I am telling you this so you won't have a headache on your hands.

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Have your starter looked at.

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Even if the remote is fairly new they can lose their programming you may have to have it re-programed

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engine warm car in park running make sure fliud is red and in the hatch marks.

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Remove headlight and use CLR cleaner from you local grocery store.

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i'd start with just a tap. and dont hit the lug bolts it will damage the threads

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Yes you can switch steering wheels, the wood grain is pricy. disconect the battery, wait 5min. remove caps from side of steering wheel. remove torx bolts from air bag assy. Remove wires from air bag. Place air bag upsode down in passenger seat. Make sure steering wheel is straight, remove 19mm nut and remove steering wheel.

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yes, their are 6, 3 in the front, 3 in the back. almost always hard to get to, but look for the wires that connect to them..

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