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This thread contains various DIY's and important information for the 11th Gen Corolla. If you want me to add anything else that I may have missed, just tell me what it is by replying in this thread and I'll add it. I'll continue to update this thread as more DIY's are made.

DISCLAIMER: Certain links in this thread are not created by me and may be from a different forum or site. I do not take any credit for their work as this is just a compiled list of all DIY's related to the 11th gen Corolla.


Do It Yourself Section


Engine & Drivetrain Maintenance & Repair:

How to Change your Oil and Oil Filter
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(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-2ZR-FE-Engine-Oil-Change-Guide/index.html)

How to Change the Engine Air Filter
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(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Engine-Air-Filter-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Change Manual Transmission Fluid
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-corolla-11th-gen-2014-scion-im-2016/1626230-changing-gear-oil-manual-transmission.html)

How to Reset the Maintenance Light
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How to Change your Spark Plugs
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-2ZR-FE-Engine-Spark-Plugs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Change the Serpentine Accessory Belt
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Engine-Serpentine-Belt-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Change Electrical Fuses
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Replace Car Battery
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-12V-Automotive-Battery-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Clean the Throttle Body
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Engine Modifications:

How to Install the Injen Intake
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/730362-injen-intake-installed.html)

*How To Install the Weapon-R Header
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1400897-how-install-headers-corolla-2zr-fe-engine-aircmry.html#post11708001)

*How to Install an Oil Catch Can
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/323-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-engine-transmission-forum/519233-diy-oil-catch-can.html#post4898777)

How to Convert 2ZR-FE from Cartridge Oil Filter (09-15') to Spin-On Oil Filter (16'+)
(http://www.armstrongfamilyblog.com/armstrong-racing/the-2016-toyota-2zr-engine-oil-filter-conversion)

Brakes, Steering & Suspension Maintenance & Repair:

How to Change Front Brake Pads
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Front-Brake-Pads-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

Brakes, Steering & Suspension Modifications:

How to Install the TRD Lowering Springs
(http://toyotaparts.sparkstoyota.com/install/PTR07-02140inst.pdf)

How to Install the MIT Strut Bar (Post #5 in this thread)

11th gen Lowering Springs Install Notes
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/992522-11th-gen-lowering-springs-install-notes.html)

How to Install the TRD Strut Bar(Post #6)

*How to Replace the Rear Sway Bar
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/324-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-suspension-brakes-wheel-forum/370755-how-replace-rear-sway-bar.html)

*How to Replace the Rear Coil Springs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/324-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-suspension-brakes-wheel-forum/370848-diy-how-replace-rear-shock-coil-springs.html)

*How to Replace the Front Coil Springs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/324-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-suspension-brakes-wheel-forum/371094-how-replace-front-strut-coil-spring.html)

Exterior Maintenance & Repair:

How to Remove the Front Bumper
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/1210858-14-16-corolla-front-bumper-removal-video.html)

How to Replace License Plate Light Bulbs
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-License-Plate-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Replace Headlights Bulbs
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Headlight-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Replace Tail Light Bulbs
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Tail-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide/index.html

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Windshield-Wiper-Blades-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

Exterior Modifications:

How to Install the Morimoto XB LED Foglights
(Post #3 & #7 in this Thread)

How to Install the Nokya LED NOK9618
(http://www.corollaforum.com/showthread.php?t=2395)

How to Install LED Foglights
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How to Install the OEM Splash Guards
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0176/5842/files/PU060-12114-P1.pdf)
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1317641-how-install-oem-mudguards-your-2014-toyota-corolla.html#post10963009)

*How to DIY a Door Handle Cup Clear Bra
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/325-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-exterior-forum/371070-diy-clear-bra-door-cup-protection.html)

*How to Install Gas Shock Hood Dampers
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/325-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-exterior-forum/359965-diy-gas-shock-hood-damper.html)

*How to Install Backup Sensors
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/326-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-interior-audio-forum/313354-backup-sensor-installed-2009-corolla-s-w-pics.html)

How to Install OEM Foglights Using the CE/L Trim Factory Harness
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1300465-11th-gen-corolla-fog-light-fiasco-solved.html#post10816009)

How to Install LED Strips as Parking Lights
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1305809-led-strips-parking-lights-very-basic-diy.html)

Swap Out Your Stock Horn
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1325881-diy-swap-out-your-wimpy-stock-horn.html

DIY Rear Tow Hook(Aesthetics Mod Only)
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1349809-diy-rear-tow-hook-install.html#post11214377

Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Toyota Corolla

Installation of Hydraulic Hood Struts

Interior Maintenance & Repair:

How to Remove the Radio and Dash Trim(CE/L Radio shown)
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How to Change the Cabin Air Filter
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(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Remove Gear Shift Boot and E-Brake Boot
(http://www.redlinegoods.com/Corolla14install.php)

How to Replace Interior Map Light Bulbs
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Map-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Replace Interior Dome Light Bulbs
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Dome-Light-Bulb-Replacment-Guide/index.html)

How to Replace Trunk Light Bulb
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Trunk-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

How to Remove the Interior Door Panels
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Interior-Door-Panel-Removal-Guide/index.html)

Interior Modifications:

How to Install Footwell LEDs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/965505-diy-2014-2015-corolla-footwell-led-splice-into-cell-charger.html)

How to Install Cruise Control
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(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Cruise-Control-Stalk-Installation-Guide/index.html)

How to Add a Subwoofer to Your Corolla With a Line Out Converter
(http://www.corollaforum.com/threads/how-to-add-a-subwoofer-to-your-corolla-with-a-line-out-converter.3213/)

How to Upgrade Entune Head Units to Navigation
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/1207594-how-upgrade-entune-head-units-navigation-less-than-you-think.html)

How to Change the Boot Logo of Your Touchscreen Entune Radio(Post #14)
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/813105-entune-audio-start-up-image.html)

3D Printed Phone Dock/Charger
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1204786-diy-3d-printed-phone-dock-charger.html)

How to Install a QI Wireless Charger
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1313225-how-install-qi-wireless-charger-hidden-inside-dash-cubby.html#post10926033)

How to Install Dash Cam Video Recorder
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1317073-diy-install-dash-cam.html#post10954025)

How to Paint the Interior Trim Accent Pieces
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1323121-how-paint-interior-trim-accent-pieces-your-rolla-project-red-part-1-a.html

Big 3 Upgrade
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1152193-big-3-upgrade-2015-corolla-s.html

How to Upgrade Your Front Door Speakers
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-gen-corolla-2014-scion-im-2016/1326313-how-upgrade-your-front-door-speakers.html#post11034737

How to Change the Clutch Pedal Engagement
http://www.scionimforum.com/forum/engine-technical-discussion/4617-diy-fix-horrible-clutch.html

Wheels & Tires:

Winter Tire Guide
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/324-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-suspension-brakes-wheel-forum/299314-winter-tire-tire-pressure-thread.html)

Lighting Mods


LED DRL's turn ON with headlights mod for 17+ SE XSE XLE
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-corolla-11th-gen-sedan-2014-2019-scion-im-2016-2018/1631026-how-drl-headlights-mod-17-se-xse-xle.html

How To Install Interior and License Plate LED Bulbs
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Misc Maintenance or Mods:

How to Replace Key Fob Battery
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/2014-2018-Toyota-Corolla-Key-Fob-Battery-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

Easy Fortin Remote Start Install
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-corolla-11th-gen-2014-scion-im-2016/1583522-easiest-30-min-corolla-remote-start-install-ever.html)

How to Change the K313 CVT Fluid
(Post #9 in this Thread)

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Important Information:
Light Bulb Sizes:
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/1112810-bulb-reference-guide.html

Entune System Help Thread:
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/377-11th-generation-2014/677921-entune-entune-premium-audio-head-unit-software-update-fujitsu-ten-questions-etc.html

*2ZR-FE Wiring Diagram for Greddy Emanage
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/149-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-general-discussion-forum/450953-2zr-fe-wiring-diagram-greddy-emanage-ultimate.html

K313 CVT Information (Starts on page 60 and ends at page 71)
http://www.natef.org/NATEF/media/NATEFMedia/ASEIEA 2014 Instructor Conf Presentations/Toyota-ASE-IEAIT-Conference-Presentation.pdf

If a link has * in it, then it means that the specific link leads to a thread or tutorial for an older generation of Corolla. Most likely, this is either a universal part, a part for the 2ZR-FE engine, or suspension which is closely similar between these two generations.

Outside of TN Credits:
Chris Notap
Lenny Lenny
Aaron Buzali
Paul from "Paul's Travel Pictures"
DIY Auto Channel
aircmry from TMT
Donabed from CorollaForum
WWYDdotORG
RostraPC
Koby from CorollaForum
AuerAutomotive
ScioniMForum​
 

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Ill post one. Just want to confirm that the Morimoto XB LED fog lights are a perfect fit for the 2014.



Remove OEM fog light being held by 2 philip screws and place new XB LED fog light.


Cutoff against wall.


Front shot. They are a 5000k so they go nicely with our LED headlights
 

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Confirmed wheel specs for S model;
Size: 17x7
Offset: +39mm
Lug:5x100

And I'm guessing hub diameter should be 54.1mm like most Toyota/Scion with the same lug pattern.
 

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MIT strut bar install

Tools needed:
14mm wrench
17mm wrench
5/16" allen
Small punch/screwdriver

Remove plastic rivet holding cowl down then remove 14mm bolts on top of the strut tower, remove "C" ring and place strut mount on, reinstall bolts and tighten.

Before(factory):

After(strut mount):

Install strut bar and tighten with 17mm wrench and 5/16 allen

DONE!:grin:
 

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CVT fluid change instructions.

The SST (tool) referenced is just a jumper wire.

NOTE: The instructions indicate the drain and refill sequence is repeated TWICE, then the adjustment (or fluid level check) is performed.

So the top-level description is:

  1. Drain, and refill with same amount that was drained (refill one).
  2. Run engine, shift through the gears, and then idle for 30 seconds.
  3. Drain again, and refill with same amount that was drained (refill two).
  4. Run engine, shift through the gears, and then idle for 30 seconds.
  5. Drain again, and refill with same amount that was drained (refill three).
  6. Add 1.3 more quarts.
  7. Verify fluid level is correct by monitoring fluid temperature, and then temporarily removing drain plug so level is "set" by the "straw". Wait until only drops come out (no stream).
  8. Install drain plug (and replace drain plug and refill plug gaskets if so inclined).
  9. Done.
I searched for fluids (August 2018), and I did find some vendors selling CVT FE fluids, which is the fluid specified in our Owner's Manual. Here are three examples:

AMSOIL
https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...tic-cvt-fluid/

RED LINE
https://www.redlineoil.com/non-slip-cvt

VALVOLINE
https://sharena21.springcm.com/Publi...2-ac162d889bd1

CASTROL
https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/BEE1DAAC8509BE8C80257DA5006202D0/$File/BPXE-9RV9FP.pdf

I'm not advocating these products, as I did buy mine from a local discount Toyota parts source.

I found these while searching for the cheapest OEM fluid, which in the Phoenix area, was Right Toyota.
 

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The Owner's Manual is available from the Toyota web-site.



The Service Manual link is not for an 11th gen Corolla. Some things may be accurate, and some will not.


Are there any repair manuals available online or for purchase like Chilton’s or Bentley?


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Is there a how-to on getting a factory camera to work with an aftermarket radio thing?
When we put it in reverse, it says no signal.
 

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An on-line manual is available both from Chiltons and Mitchell.

$29.95/year at both; $44.95/4 years at Mitchell.
You can also do Alldata DIY (which I use):
1 Vehicle - $29.95/year or $49.95/ 5 years
Additional vehicles $19.95/year $34.95 5 years

You're also allowed to make one vehicle change during the life of either subscription.
 
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