Toyota Nation Forum banner

Search results

1-20 of 178 Results
Advanced Search
  1. How many people use 5W30 even though 0W20 is recommended?

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    My 2009 HL specifically states in the manual that I am to use 5w30 because I have the tow prep package (5w20 for the non-tow prep HL's). Not sure what the newer ones' manuals say, but that is what the manual says for mine. I just changed my oil before the holidays and have to send off the...
  2. Windshield washer fluid low alarm

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    Haha, folks. :ROFLMAO: Speaking of oil changes, the alert to let me know its getting close to change my oil again does exactly what I wish the low windshield washer fluid would do, alarm for a short time, then not bother me until the next time I start up my HL. And, no I don't go out for gas...
  3. Windshield washer fluid low alarm

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    2009 HL Sport "Premium". Any way to reset so that it does not come back until I turn off my HL and turn it back on? The warning light came on, I know I am low on fluid, but I leave for work before 5 am and I get home after 6 pm, its now dark when I get home, so the last thing I want to do is...
  4. Disable cold temp alarm 2018 Rav 4

    RAV4 4th Generation (2013-2018)
    I can see why a dealer would not want to disable this alarm, I would hope there was a DIY'er way to do it for those who want to do it on their own.
  5. Steering Wheel Controls

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    A bit off topic, but I found this with my 2009 Sport Premium that did not come with the 115V inverter, but the connector for the factory button is there. Since I was installing an aftermarket and larger inverter than stock, I still had to do some wiring changes, but it seems that they only...
  6. 2009 Sport AWD MPG

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I have the same model, yep, about average. Since I arrive at my train station early and idle until time to head to the platform, I tend to average in the 17 - 18 mpg territory. On trips with mostly highway travel, 20 - 22, but average around town mixed, in the 19's is about normal. Just for...
  7. Replace 2011 limited navigation radio

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I think the OEM JBL sound system sounds pretty good. About the best sounding system I have ever had in a car. Afterall, its a car, you have wind and road noise etc. that mar any stereo anyway. Yeah, I could rip out my whole interior and re-insulate and put in better sound barriers than stock...
  8. 2009 Highlander Limited OEM nav system replacement

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    My understainding is that you pretty much need something like the iDatalink Maestro to keep full functionality and interface with the JBL system with a new head unit. The reviews I have read on them are pretty positive, but that means you need to factor in something like $150 to $200 in...
  9. Rear Lift Gate Connector

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    That does not quite sound like the issue. This is the issue of the door getting twisted or something to that regard because of. what I believe is, inadequate re-inforcing of the liftgate in the hinge area and the fix is to replace the entire liftgate, if I am not mistaken. A very expensive fix...
  10. Rear Lift Gate Connector

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    Is the welded threaded insert still there or did the welds break free? If the threads alone are stripped, I would find out the OEM thread of the fastener and get a corresponding Helicoil to re-thread it with.
  11. Coolant smell in cabin

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I think that is fairly normal. However, check your carpets to ensure they aren't wet. A real strong smell of coolant and wet carpets are a sure sign the heater core is leaking DAMHIKT. But an occasional coolant smell with no obvious coolant leak is something I have noticed in just about every...
  12. Speedo error

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    Very true, but my 2001 Camry was right on the money with both my GPS and those speed warning signs that tell you how fast you go when the tires were new to about 1/2 worn. I think Soulsurvives is on the money on my problem. Even when sitting at a light and not moving, the needle on my speedo...
  13. Speedo error

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    What I find is ironic is that its not that the error's linear or something that can be considered proportional to the speed your going (I'm only talking about my HL), its consistently always 2 -3 MPH off, whether I'm going 20 MPH or 80 MPH. I would expect if there's a ratio issue in the speedo...
  14. Speedo error

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I noticed this in my 2009 Sport as well. I thought it had something to do with the tires because I noticed when I had my 2001 Camry, it would be off by a MPH or two when the tires were getting worn, but was right on the money with brand new tires. My HL is off by about 2 -3 MPH based on those...
  15. Consideringt Purchasing 2012 Highlander with Tow Hitch, Concerns?

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    Last November we were looking at getting a used 2nd Gen HL, I had a preference to try to get one with a tow hitch already installed (ended up not getting a HL with a TH, but that's another story) so I gravitated toward the online listings that indicated that. One thing I noticed on quite a few...
  16. Replacement screws for rear license plate lamp housing

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    Oh, sorry.
  17. Replacement screws for rear license plate lamp housing

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    If they are machine screws (i.e. the threading looks similar to typical bolts and nuts) then you can take them to HD or Lowes and match them up to common thread/diameter combos, they both have thread sizing displays to physically check them. Aside from Pep Boys, I have not seen a similar...
  18. Haynes Manual *or* Dealer Shop Manual

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I bought the Haynes manual and it is junk. I used to like Haynes, too, but they have definitely gone downhill, I noticed that with my 2001 Camry and my wife's 2003 Corrolla manuals by Haynes, but at least they were useable for the most part, the one for the Highlander mostly focuses on the...
  19. Deceleration issues

    RAV4 4th Gen - Hybrid (XA40/2012-2018)
    No clue. We have a 2018 Hybrid with about the same mileage and no issues like that. I would take it to the dealer. Problem could be, though, does it do it consistantly or intermittently? If its intermittent, it may not do it for the dealer's mechanic and they may miss it and tell you there's...
  20. Grinding noise when hard braking

    Highlander 2nd Generation (2008-2013)
    I get the same thing. On mine, its the front driver's side. I thought it was metal on metal, so I took it to a local repair shop and the mechanic told me the pads were almost new but the rotors are at the bottom limit, so when I do need to change the pads, I will need new rotors. I'm still...
1-20 of 178 Results
Top