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  1. RAV4 5th Gen - Hybrid (XA50/2019+)
    2020 Hybrid. Dead battery. Electric parking brake engaged. Can't roll car out of garage to jump start. I did pop the little cover and move the shifter to neutral. How do I get the car out of my garage so I can reach it with my jumper cables? Note: I didn't check to see if there was a way to open...
  2. Camry 8th Generation (2018+)
    The unprotected electric parking brake switch near cup holder is exposed to any liquid spilled when replacing a cup in the holder. Switch is not covered in the warranty and cost of replacement is about $350. Why would Toyota replace the simple backup safety of a mechanical petal which can be...
  3. Corolla 12th Gen (Hatch 2019+/Sedan 2020+)
    Hey all, I just bought a 2020 Corolla and I noticed that whenever I put the car in park, the electric parking brake (EPB) automatically engages. As an automotive engineer, I know stuff gets tested thoroughly before being released, but—also as an automotive engineer—I know sometimes consumers...
  4. Corolla 12th Gen (Hatch 2019+/Sedan 2020+)
    Just curious - Since which year or generation of any Toyota model is the EPB first put on ? Now technical: With hand PB I always do this way (with AT) when coming to parking spot: While stopped & in gear or N, pull PB up then shift to P. Now with this EPB, I do the same - Is there anything...
  5. Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    Hi, Just picked up this little truck and I'm trying to hook up a new stereo head. I need to find the parking brake wire. Anyone know where it is? Photo or diagram would be super helpful. Thanks in advance! John
  6. Tacoma 1st Generation (1995.5–2004)
    I just got a 99 tacoma v6 5spd 4x4 a few weeks ago. The rear passenger brakes are over adjusting and causing the drum and rim to get hot. I have replaced the drum, brake shoes, all the internal hardware (springs, horseshoe clamps etc), and the automatic adjuster. The brakes are still over...
  7. Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    2005 FWD, rear disc brakes with inner hub parking brake. I bought a pair of Centric E-coated rear rotors. The ECoating is essentially a powder coating of the rotor and then they grind it away to leave only the surface that touches the pad become bare metal. It helps keep the rotor from rusting...
  8. Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    Hello everyone. Long time lurker, new poster in the Avalon forum. I have an intermittent squeal from my brakes. By that I mean it sounds like once per revolution of the wheel (I think) there's a squeak, of sorts. I took it to a shop (and the dealer) about a year ago and they both said it was...
  9. Yaris/Scion iA, Vitz and Echo Forum
    I have a 2008 Yaris and the handbrake freezes when engaged (I set it after parking but then can't get it to release, leaving me stranded). Any ideas what the problem is or is this just poor design? I managed to force it to disengage with a screwdriver but I now no longer use the...
  10. Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    At about 25,000 miles I had one of my rear brake pads sticking so had to change the rear brakes. The non-stuck pads on the other side looked decent still, so I'm assuming I'd have gotten quite a few more miles out of them if the one hadn't been sticking. Changed the front pads at about the same...
  11. Yaris/Scion iA, Vitz and Echo Forum
    So I decided to replace my rear drum brakes and rotors, not easy unless you've done it before on the same car. I had to figure it out as I did it, good thing I took pictures. Here is how to do it and save yourself a big headache and a lot of money. Parts were very cheap to replace, I got the...
  12. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    In about August of 2012, I found that a speed-dependent hum was coming from the rear driver's side wheel well of my 66,000mi 2009 Camry LE. The hum would peak at different speeds over time until it finally made an almost deafening sound near 72mph. Under 40mph and there was hardly anything...
  13. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have read several threads on this forum about adjusting the rear drum brakes - usually in conjunction with a brake job - and most mention the rear brakes are adjusted by operating the parking brake, *not* by backing up and stopping like most old-school drum brake systems. My question is: if...
  14. 89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hello all, My 1992 Pickup Parking Brake light is always on. Any suggestions on having it work correctly? How would you diagnose?
  15. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    hello i just changed all the rotors and pads on my 07 camry and also relubed all the sliders and now my parking brake dose not work as well i live on a hill so i need it where is the best place to adjust it i saw the parking brake shoes they still had about 50-60% of life left and it worked...
  16. 89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hey All! I am in the middle of rebuilding the engine on my '92 4x4 Toyota Pickup w/ manual Transmission. I've got the engine out and I quickly noticed that there was a tube that wasn't connected to anything just hanging there... I didn't disconnect it, and there doesn't seem to be any...
  17. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I'm at 25,000 miles, the guys at the dealer say my rear brakes are completely gone and the rotors are dug out. I brought it in because of a grinding noise while braking. So they resurfaced the rotors and put in new brake pads (should I get them to replace them under warranty?). Is this common...
  18. Yaris/Scion iA, Vitz and Echo Forum
    Good evening toyotanation! Just a few days ago, I acquired my first car - a Toyota Echo 2000 I love it so far! I consider myself a pretty handy guy so I'm hoping to learn more about cars by attempting to do repairs myself! The first thing is that my handbrake doesn't work at all. I have...
  19. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Dear all, I am a new driver. My 2001 Camry has an automatic transmission. I would like to confirm the following steps to fully protect the transmission. Start: 1.Switch key to ACC 2.Apply brake pedal 3.Start Engine 4.Still apply brake pad and switch to 'D' or 'R'. 5.Release parking brake...
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