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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/...lla-2ZR-FE-Engine-Oil-Change-Guide/index.html)

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

How to Change Manual Transmission Fluid
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...30-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/...gine-Spark-Plugs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

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

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

How to Replace Car Battery
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/...tomotive-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/...rolla-2zr-fe-engine-aircmry.html#post11708001)

*How to Install an Oil Catch Can
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...rum/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/...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/...-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/...l-forum/370755-how-replace-rear-sway-bar.html)

*How to Replace the Rear Coil Springs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...-diy-how-replace-rear-shock-coil-springs.html)

*How to Replace the Front Coil Springs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...1094-how-replace-front-strut-coil-spring.html)

Exterior Maintenance & Repair:

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

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

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

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

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades
(http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/...eld-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/...ds-your-2014-toyota-corolla.html#post10963009)

*How to DIY a Door Handle Cup Clear Bra
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...371070-diy-clear-bra-door-cup-protection.html)

*How to Install Gas Shock Hood Dampers
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...r-forum/359965-diy-gas-shock-hood-damper.html)

*How to Install Backup Sensors
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...p-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/...lla-fog-light-fiasco-solved.html#post10816009)

How to Install LED Strips as Parking Lights
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...led-strips-parking-lights-very-basic-diy.html)

Swap Out Your Stock Horn
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...25881-diy-swap-out-your-wimpy-stock-horn.html

DIY Rear Tow Hook(Aesthetics Mod Only)
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...9-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/...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/...-Map-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

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

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

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

Interior Modifications:

How to Install Footwell LEDs
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...la-footwell-led-splice-into-cell-charger.html)

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

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

How to Upgrade Entune Head Units to Navigation
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...ead-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/...-2016/813105-entune-audio-start-up-image.html)

3D Printed Phone Dock/Charger
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...204786-diy-3d-printed-phone-dock-charger.html)

How to Install a QI Wireless Charger
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...er-hidden-inside-dash-cubby.html#post10926033)

How to Install Dash Cam Video Recorder
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...317073-diy-install-dash-cam.html#post10954025)

How to Paint the Interior Trim Accent Pieces
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...t-pieces-your-rolla-project-red-part-1-a.html

Big 3 Upgrade
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...016/1152193-big-3-upgrade-2015-corolla-s.html

How to Upgrade Your Front Door Speakers
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...de-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/.../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/...026-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/...-Key-Fob-Battery-Replacement-Guide/index.html)

Easy Fortin Remote Start Install
(https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...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/...oftware-update-fujitsu-ten-questions-etc.html

*2ZR-FE Wiring Diagram for Greddy Emanage
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/...e-wiring-diagram-greddy-emanage-ultimate.html

K313 CVT Information (Starts on page 60 and ends at page 71)
http://www.natef.org/NATEF/media/NA.../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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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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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Updated with many new DIY's including the common ones such as replacing the interior dome lights and map lights. :D

Remember, if you're looking for any other DIY's or know one of your own, post it here. :thumbsup:
 

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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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anyone install a supercharger yet?
Yeah, there was one person who installed the Magnuson supercharger from the Lotus Elise (uses the same 2ZR as the Corolla) in their Corolla and was selling it. You could probably find the thread or pictures on here.
 

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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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Video and text for doing a transmission Oil & Filter change - the text is also under the video on youtube.

  1. Get 5 qts of AISIN ATF TFE oil from Rock Auto. Filter, O-ring 90301-22014 & Gasket 35168-12091 elsewhere. It’s an Aisin K313 transmission, so a google search for the filter should work.
  2. Jack up left front wheel, remove wheel & plastic panel behind it so you can see the fill bolt marked with “FE”. Loosen bolt. Put wheel back on.
  3. Drive car up on ramps for 4 wheel lift to keep car level – within ±1° so for wheelbase of 106”, wheel height must be within 106*tan1° = 1.85 inches from level. Handbrake on.
  4. Remove tranny drain bolt (6mm allen hex) & drain fluid into container, not drain pan, so quantity can be measured.
  5. Remove in order, sump “straw” (6mm allen), sump (10mm hex), filter (10mm hex) and continue draining fluid into container.
  6. Clean out bottom of drain pan and magnets & note any debris. Replace magnets in sump pan, replace straw in sump pan, replace drain bolt finger tight.
  7. Install new filter with oiled O-ring. (low torque)
  8. Install sump pan with new gasket. (low torque)
  9. Measure amount of oil drained. I got 4qts + 20 ozs (4.625 qts)
  10. Remove fill bolt and use funnel and tube assy to put the same amount of oil back in plus a little bit. Check for leaks.
  11. Put OBD connector into temperature sensing mode – see picture. I used paper clip
  12. Start engine and move the gearshifter thru R, N and D for 3 seconds each. Now shift quickly (1 second each change) from D-N-D-N-D-N etc until the display shows D even when the shifter is at N. Then shift to park.
  13. If the D disappears, the oil is cold, remove drain plug. If no extra oil comes out add till it does, ELSE wait for D to show up, when it does, put the drain plug back in, then shut the engine off. If D is flashing, the oil is too hot. shut off the engine and wait for it to cool down
  14. Torque the drain plug to 30 ft lbs. 30 seemed OK
  15. Replace the fill bolt torque to 36 ft lbs – 36 seems too high, 30 seems right. With plastic panel out the way, torqueing from under the car is easy.
  16. Replace plastic panel and wheel 76 ft lbs.
 
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