Toyota 2001, 2001 Sequoia, Sequoia Owner's manual

Toyota 2001, 2001 Sequoia, Sequoia Owner's manual
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Foreword
Welcome to the growing group of value−conscious people who drive Toyotas. We
are proud of the advanced engineering and quality construction of each vehicle we
build.
This Owner’s Manual explains the operation of your new Toyota. Please read
it thoroughly and have all the occupants follow the instructions carefully.
Doing so will help you enjoy many years of safe and trouble−free motoring.
For important information about this manual and your Toyota, read the following pages carefully.
When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle
best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. He will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance you may require.
Please leave this Owner’s Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next
owner will need this information also.
All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing.
However, because of Toyota’s policy of continual product improvement, we reserve
the right to make changes at any time without notice.
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment,
including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment
not installed on your vehicle.
© 2000
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in
part, without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.
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Important information about this manual
Safety and vehicle damage warnings
Safety symbol
Throughout this manual, you will see safety and vehicle damage warnings. You must follow these warnings carefully to
avoid possible injury or damage.
The types of warnings, what they look like, and how they are
used in this manual are explained as follows:
CAUTION
This is a warning against something which may cause
injury to people if the warning is ignored. You are
informed about what you must or must not do in
order to avoid or reduce the risk to yourself and other
people.
When you see the safety symbol
shown above, it means: “Do not...”;
“Do not do this”; or “Do not let this
happen”.
NOTICE
This is a warning against something which may cause
damage to the vehicle or its equipment if the warning
is ignored. You are informed about what you must or
must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of
damage to your vehicle and its equipment.
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Important information about your Toyota
New vehicle warranty
Accessories, spare parts and
modification of your Toyota
Your new vehicle is covered by the following Toyota
limited warranties:
A wide variety of non−genuine spare parts and accessories for Toyota vehicles are currently available in the
market. You should know that Toyota does not warrant
these products and is not responsible for their performance, repair, or replacement, or for any damage they
may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on,
your Toyota vehicle.
D New vehicle warranty
D Emission control systems warranty
D Others
For further information, please refer to the “Owner’s
Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual
Supplement”.
This vehicle should not be modified with non−genuine
Toyota products. Modification with non−genuine Toyota
products could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In
addition, damage or performance problems resulting from
the modification may not be covered under warranty.
Your responsibility for maintenance
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the
specified maintenance is performed. Section 6 gives details of these maintenance requirements. Also included
in Section 6 is general maintenance. For scheduled
maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled
Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
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Spark ignition system of your
Toyota
Scrapping of your Toyota
The SRS airbag and front seat belt pretensioner devices
in your Toyota contain explosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and pretensioners left
as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire.
Be sure to have the systems of the SRS airbag and
seat belt pretensioner removed and disposed of by a
qualified service shop or by your Toyota dealer before
you dispose of your vehicle.
The spark ignition system in your Toyota meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference−Causing Equipment Standard.
Installation of a mobile
two−way radio system
As the installation of a mobile two−way radio system in
your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as
multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel
injection system, electronic throttle control system,
cruise control system, anti−lock brake system, traction
control system (four−wheel drive models)/active traction
control system (two−wheel drive models), vehicle skid
control system, SRS airbag system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer
for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.
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On−pavement and off−road
driving tips
This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class. Utility
vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than
other types of vehicles. This vehicle will handle and
maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car because it is designed for off−road use also. In addition,
this vehicle has a higher ground clearance and center of
gravity than that of an ordinary passenger car. This
vehicle design feature causes this type of vehicle to be
more likely to rollover. Failure to operate this vehicle
correctly may result in loss of control, accidents or
vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury. Be sure
to read “Off−road vehicle precautions” on page 212 in
Section 2 and “Off−road driving precautions” on page
230 in Section 3.
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SECTION
1− 1
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Overview of instruments and controls
Instrument panel overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Instrument cluster overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Indicator symbols on the instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Instrument panel overview
1. Side vents
2. Instrument cluster
3. Center vents
4. Multi−information display
5. Personal lights
6. Garage door opener box or auxiliary
box
7. Electric moon roof switches
8. Side defroster outlet
9. Glove box
10. Power door lock switches
11. Power window switches
12. Power outlets
13. Seat heater switches
14. Rear console box
15. Rear air conditioning controls
16. Cup holders
17. Power rear view mirror control switches
18. Front drive control lever
19. Lower vent
20. Hood lock release lever
21. Parking brake pedal
22. Window lock switch
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1. Power back window switch
2. Headlight and turn signal switch, and
front fog light switch
3. Wiper and washer switches
4. Automatic transmission selector lever
5. Emergency flasher switch
6. Car audio
7. Air conditioning controls
8. Front passenger’s seat belt reminder
light
9. Back window and rear view mirror
defogger switch
10. Clock
11. Cup holder
12. “VSC OFF” switch
(four−wheel drive models)
13. “TRAC OFF” switch
(two−wheel drive models)
14. “4WD” switch
15. Ashtray
16. Cigarette lighter
17. Cruise control switch
18. Ignition switch
19. Tilt steering lock release lever
20. Instrument panel light control knob
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Instrument cluster overview
1. Oil pressure gauge
4. Speedometer
7. Trip meter reset knob
2. Service reminder indicators and
indicator lights
5. Volt meter
8. Odometer and two trip meters
6. Fuel gauge
9. Engine coolant temperature gauge
3. Tachometer
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Indicator symbols on the instrument panel
Brake system warning light∗1
or
Driver’s seat belt reminder light∗1
Vehicle skid control system/traction control
system (two−wheel drive models) or active
traction control system (four−wheel drive
models) warning light∗1
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light∗1
Open door warning light∗1
Discharge warning light∗1
SRS warning light∗1
Malfunction indicator lamp∗1
Unengaged “Park” warning light∗1
Low fuel level warning light∗1
Automatic transmission fluid temperature
warning light∗1
Anti−lock brake system warning light∗1
Low windshield
light∗1
washer
fluid
level
warning
Engine immobiliser/theft deterrent system
indicator light
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∗1:
For details, see “Service reminder indicators and warning
buzzers” on page 125 in Section 1−5.
∗2:
If this light flashes, see “Cruise control” on page 147 in
Section 1−6.
Turn signal indicator lights
Headlight high beam indicator light
Overdrive−off indicator light
Automatic transmission indicator lights
Four−wheel drive and center differential lock
indicator lights
Slip indicator light
Traction control system off indicator light∗1
(two−wheel drive models)
Vehicle skid control system off indicator light∗1
(four−wheel drive models)
Cruise control indicator light∗2
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SECTION
1− 2
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Keys and Doors
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Engine immobiliser system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Side doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power back window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Back door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Theft deterrent system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Fuel tank cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electric moon roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Keys
Since the side doors can be locked without a key, you should always carry a
spare master key in case you accidentally
lock your keys inside the vehicle.
For information on use of the wireless
remote control key, see “Side doors” on
page 12 in this section.
Your vehicle is supplied with the two
kinds of keys.
NOTICE
When using a key containing a transponder chip, observe the following
precautions:
1. Master key (black)—This key works in
every lock. Your Toyota dealer will
need it to make you a new key with
built−in transponder chip.
z When starting the engine, do not
use the key with a key ring resting
on the key grip and do not press
the key ring against the key grip.
Otherwise the engine may not start,
or may stop soon after it starts.
2. Sub key (gray)—This key also works in
every lock.
A transponder chip for engine immobiliser
system has been filled in the head of the
master and sub keys. These chips are
needed to enable the system to function
correctly, so be careful not to lose these
keys. If you make your own duplicate key,
you will not be able to cancel the system
or start the engine.
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z Do not cover the key grip with any
material that cuts off electromagnetic waves.
z Do not knock the key hard against
other objects.
z Do not leave the key exposed to
high temperatures for a long period,
such as on the dashboard and hood
under the direct sunlight.
z Do not put the key in water or
wash it in an ultrasonic washer.
z When starting the engine, do not
use the key with other transponder
keys around (including keys of other vehicles) and do not press other
key plates against the key grip.
Otherwise the engine may not start,
or may stop soon after it starts. If
this happens, remove the key once
and then insert it again after taking
off other transponder keys (including keys of other vehicles) from the
ring or while gripping or covering
them with your hand to start the
engine.
z Do not bend the key grip.
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z Do not use the key with electromagnetic materials.
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Engine immobiliser system
KEY NUMBER PLATE
Your key number is shown on the plate.
Keep the plate in a safe place such as
your wallet, not in the vehicle.
If you should lose your keys or if you
need additional keys, duplicates can be
made by a Toyota dealer using the key
number.
We recommend you to write down the key
number and keep it in safe place.
The engine immobiliser system is a
theft prevention system. When you insert the key in the ignition switch, the
transponder chip in the key’s head
transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will start, only when
the electronic code in the chip corresponds to the registered ID code for
the vehicle.
The system is automatically set when the
key is removed from the ignition switch.
The indicator light will start flashing to
show the system is set.
If either of the following indicator conditions occurs, contact your Toyota dealer.
D The indicator light stays on except
when the theft deterrent system is setting or activating. (See “Theft deterrent
system” on page 28 in this section.)
D The indicator light does not start flash-
ing when the key is removed from the
ignition switch.
D The indicator light flashes unsteady.
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Inserting the registered key in the ignition
switch automatically cancels the system,
which enables the engine to start. The
indicator light will go off.
For your Toyota dealer to make you a
new key with built−in transponder chip,
your dealer will need your key number
and master key. However, there is a limit
to the number of additional keys your
Toyota dealer can make for you.
If you make your own duplicate key,
you will not be able to cancel the system or start the engine.
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
FCC ID: MOZ RI−4ETY
MADE IN JAPAN
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTICE
CAUTION
Do not modify, remove or disassemble the engine immobiliser system. If any unauthorized changes or
modifications are made, the proper
operation of the system cannot be
guaranteed.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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For vehicles sold in Canada
This device complies with RSS−210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
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Side doors
This double key turning operation to unlock all the side doors and back door can
be changed to a single key turning operation. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING WITH KEY
Insert the key into the keyhole and turn
it.
To lock: Turn the key forward.
To unlock: Turn the key backward.
All the side doors and back door lock and
unlock simultaneously with either front
side door. In the driver’s door lock, turning the key once will unlock the driver’s
door and twice in succession will unlock
all the side doors and back door simultaneously.
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When all the side doors and back door
are unlocked simultaneously with a key,
the interior light, luggage compartment
light, ignition switch light and foot light
come on for about 15 seconds and then
fade out, even if the door is not opened.
(For details, see “Center interior and personal lights” on page 115, “Luggage
compartment light” on page 116 and “Ignition switch light” on page 117 in Section
1−4.)
The windows and electric moon roof can
be opened or closed with the key. (For
details, see “Power windows” on page 20
and “Electric moon roof” on page 31 in
this section.
LOCKING
AND
UNLOCKING
INSIDE LOCK KNOB
WITH
Move the lock knob.
To lock: Push the knob forward.
To unlock: Pull the knob backward.
The driver’s door can be opened from the
inside even with the lock knob in the
locked position.
Closing the door with the lock knob in the
lock position will also lock the door. Be
careful not to lock your keys in the vehicle.
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The front side doors cannot be locked if
you leave the key in the ignition switch.
LOCKING
AND
UNLOCKING
POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH
WITH
Push the switch.
To lock: Push the switch on the front side.
To unlock: Push the switch on the rear
side.
All the doors lock or unlock simultaneously.
Driver’s side
When the front side doors are locked from
the outside or locked with the wireless
remote control transmitter, the power door
lock switch will not work until either front
door is unlocked with the key, lock knob,
or wireless remote control transmitter.
If the vehicle is subjected to a severe
impact from the front or rear, or from
either side with the ignition switch at the
“ON” position, all the door locks are automatically cancelled.
Passenger’s side
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—Wireless remote control
CAUTION
Before driving, be sure that the doors
are closed and locked, especially
when small children are in the vehicle. Along with the proper use of
seat belts, locking the doors helps
prevent the driver and passengers
from being thrown out from the vehicle during an accident. It also helps
prevent the doors from being opened
unintentionally.
Locking operation
REAR DOOR CHILD−PROTECTORS
Move the lock lever to the “LOCK”
position as shown on the label.
This feature allows you to lock a rear
door so it can be opened from the outside
only, not from inside. We recommend using this feature whenever small children
are in the vehicle.
Unlocking operation
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Your vehicle has a wireless remote control system that can lock or unlock all
the side doors and back door from a
distance within approximately 1 m (3
ft.) of the vehicle.
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING THE SIDE
DOORS AND BACK DOOR
To lock and unlock all the side doors
and back door, push the switches slowly and securely.
To lock: Push the “LOCK”
side doors and back door
multaneously. At this time
be heard, and the parking
lights flash once.
switch. All the
are locked sione beep will
lights and tail
Check to see that all the side doors and
back door are securely locked.
If any of the side doors or back door is
not securely closed, locking cannot be
performed by the “LOCK” switch and a
beep will sound continuously for 10 seconds. However, if the key is in the ignition, a beep will not sound.
To stop the buzzer, close all the doors
securely or push the “UNLOCK” switch.
The buzzer can be disabled. For details,
contact your Toyota dealer.
To unlock: Push the “UNLOCK” switch
once to unlock the driver’s door alone.
Pushing the switch twice within 3 seconds
unlocks all the side doors and back door
simultaneously. Each time the “UNLOCK”
switch is pushed, two beeps will be heard,
and the parking lights and tail lights flash
twice.
This double switch operation to unlock all
the side doors and back door can be
changed to a single switch operation. For
details, contact your Toyota dealer.
When all the side doors and back door
are unlocked simultaneously with a wireless remote control transmitter, the interior
light, luggage compartment light, ignition
switch light and foot light come on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out, even
if the door is not opened. (For details, see
“Center interior and personal light” on
page 115, “Luggage compartment light” on
page 116 and “Ignition switch light” on
page 117 in Section 1−4.)
You have 30 seconds to open a door after
using the wireless remote unlock feature.
If a door is not opened by then, all the
side doors and back door will be automatically locked again.
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The timing for the automatic door lock
function can be changed. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.
If the “LOCK” or “UNLOCK” switch is kept
pressed in, the locking or unlocking operation is not repeated. Release the button
and then push again.
The wireless door locking or unlocking
function can be erased. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.
SWITCHING BEEP SOUND ON AND OFF
You can switch the beep on and off. (The
beep is on initially and after battery replacement.)
To switch the beep on and off:
With the driver’s door opened—
1. Insert the ignition key and remove it.
2. Within 5 seconds, insert the ignition
key again and turn it to the “ON” position.
3. After 10 seconds, push the same
“LOCK”, “UNLOCK” or “PANIC” button
twice within 10 seconds.
Two beep sounds inform you that the
program has been switched on or off.
If this procedure is not followed exactly,
the beep will not operate as expected.
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Check the beep ON/OFF operation by
pushing the transmitter switch after you
finish this procedure. If the beep does not
operate as expected, repeat this procedure from step 1.
OPENING THE BACK WINDOW
“PANIC” SWITCH
To open the back window, push the
back window open switch of the transmitter for about 1 second. The window
will fully open.
Pushing the “PANIC” switch blows the
horn intermittently and flashes the
headlights and tail lights.
At this time, you can hear a beep.
If the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, the back window cannot be opened
by the back window open switch.
To open the back window with the master
key, see “Power back window” on page 23
in this section.
The back window opening program by
wireless remote control can be changed or
disabled. For details, contact your Toyota
dealer.
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The “PANIC” switch is used to deter vehicle theft when you witness anyone attempting to break into or damage your
vehicle.
The alarm will last for one minute. To stop
alarm midway, push the “PANIC” or
“UNLOCK” switch, or unlock any side door
or back door with key. You can also stop
the alarm by turning the ignition key from
“LOCK” to the “ON” position.
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The “PANIC” mode does not work when
the ignition key is in the “ON” position.
This alarm function can be disabled. For
details, contact your Toyota dealer.
WIRELESS
TRANSMITTER
REMOTE
CONTROL
The wireless remote control transmitter is
an electronic component. Observe the following instructions in order not to cause
damage to the transmitter.
D Do not leave the transmitter on places
where the temperature becomes high
such as on the dashboard.
D Do not disassemble it.
D Avoid knocking it hard against other
objects or dropping it.
If the wireless remote control transmitter
does not actuate the doors or operate
from a normal distance:
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D Check for closeness to a radio trans-
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
D The battery may have been consumed.
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
mitter such as a radio station or an
airport which can interfere with normal
operation of the transmitter.
Check the battery in the transmitter. To
replace the battery, see following
“REPLACING THE BATTERY”.
If you lose your transmitter, contact your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible to
avoid the possibility of theft, or an accident. (See “If you lose your wireless remote control transmitter” on page 261 in
Section 4.)
D Avoid putting it in water.
You can use up to 4 wireless remote control transmitters for the same vehicle.
Contact your Toyota dealer for detailed
information.
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NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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D Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
D Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
D Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
D Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio / TV technician for help.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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For vehicles sold in Canada
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
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REPLACING THE BATTERY
For replacement, use a lithium battery
CR2016.
CAUTION
Special care should be taken that
small children do not swallow the removed battery or components.
NOTICE
When replacing the transmitter battery, be careful not to lose the components.
1. Using a coin or equivalent, open the
transmitter case.
2. Remove the discharged transmitter battery.
Replace the battery by the following procedures:
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Power windows
After replacing battery, check that the
transmitter operates properly. If the transmitter still does not operate properly, contact your Toyota dealer.
Window lock
switch
Driver’s door switches
3. Put new transmitter battery with positive (+) side up.
Close the transmitter case securely.
NOTICE
z Make sure the positive and negative
side of the transmitter battery
should be faced correctly.
z Be careful that dust or oils do not
adhere to the transmitter case.
z Close the transmitter case securely.
Front passenger’s door switch
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Automatic operation: Push the switch
completely down or pull it completely up,
and then release it. The window will fully
open or close. To stop the window partway, lightly move the switch in the opposite direction and then release it.
OPERATING FROM INSIDE
The windows can be operated with the
switch on each side door.
The power windows work when the ignition
switch is in the “ON” position.
Key off operation: If both front side
doors are closed, they work for 43 seconds even after the ignition switch is
turned off. They stop working when either
front side door is opened.
If you push in the window lock switch on
the driver’s door, the front passengers’
window cannot be operated.
OPERATING THE DRIVER’S AND FRONT
PASSENGER’S WINDOWS
Use the switches on the driver’s door
and front passenger’s door.
Driver’s door switches
Normal operation: The window moves as
long as you hold the switch.
Jam protection function: During automatic closing operation, the window stops and
opens half way if something gets caught
between the window and window frame.
If the window receives a strong impact,
this function may work even if nothing is
caught.
CAUTION
To open: Lightly push down the switch.
To close: Lightly pull up the switch.
D Never try jamming any part of your
If you push in the window lock switch on
the driver’s door, the front passengers’
window cannot be operated.
body to make the jam protection
function work intentionally.
D The jam protection function may
not work if something gets caught
just before the window is fully
closed.
Front passenger’s door switch
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OPERATING FROM OUTSIDE
The front windows can be operated with
the key inserted in the driver’s door key
cylinder.
Window
lock
switch
To open: Turn the key fully backward and
hold it.
After the door is unlocked, the window
begins to open. To stop the window partway, release the key.
To close: Turn the key fully forward and
hold it.
After the door is locked, the window begins to close. To stop the window partway,
release the key.
Driver’s door switches
This feature can be disabled. For details,
contact your Toyota dealer.
OPERATING THE REAR PASSENGERS’
WINDOWS
Use the switch on each rear passengers’ doors or the switches on the driver’s door that control each rear passengers’ windows.
The window moves as long as you hold
the switch.
To open: Push down the switch.
To close: Pull up the switch.
If you push in the window lock switch on
the driver’s door, the rear passengers’
windows cannot be operated.
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Power back window
CAUTION
To avoid serious personal injury, you
must do the following.
D Always make sure the heads, hands
and other parts of the bodies of all
occupants are kept completely inside the vehicle before you close
the power windows. If someone’s
neck, head or hands gets caught in
a closing window, it could result in
a serious injury. When anyone
closes the power windows, make
sure that he/she operates the windows safely.
D When small children are in the ve-
hicle, never let them use the power
window switches without supervision. Use the window lock switch to
prevent them from making unexpected use of the switches.
D Never leave small children alone in
Rear passengers’ door switches
the vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted. They could
use the power window switches and
get trapped in a window. Unattended children can be involved in
serious accidents.
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OPERATING FROM INSIDE
The back window can be operated with
the switch on the instrument panel.
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
The back window moves as long as you
hold the inner switch.
To open: Push the switch on the “
side.
To close: Push the switch on the “
side.
”
”
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You can also open the back window when
the back window wiper is working. At that
time, the wiper stops working until the
window is closed again.
If you push in the window lock switch on
the driver’s door, the back window cannot
be operated.
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OPERATING FROM OUTSIDE
The back window can be operated with
the key inserted in the back door key
cylinder.
To open: Turn the key fully counterclockwise and hold it.
After the door is unlocked, the window
begins to open. To stop the window partway, release the key.
To close: Turn the key fully clockwise and
hold it.
After the door is locked, the window begins to close. To stop the window partway,
release the key.
This door key linked function can be
erased. For details, contact your Toyota
dealer.
You can also open the back window when
the back window wiper is working. At the
time, the wiper stops working until the
window is closed again.
CAUTION
To avoid serious personal injury, you
must do the following.
D Always make sure the heads, hands
and other parts of the bodies of all
occupants are kept completely inside the vehicle before you close
the power back window. If someone’s neck, head or hands gets
caught in a closing window, it
could result in a serious injury.
When anyone closes the power
back window, make sure that he/she
operates the window safely.
D Keep the back window closed while
driving. This not only keeps the
luggage from being thrown out but
also prevents exhaust gases from
entering the vehicle.
Vehicles with wireless remote control system—To open the back window with the
wireless remote control transmitter, see
“—Wireless remote control” on page 14 in
this section.
D When small children are in the ve-
hicle, never let them use the power
back window switch without supervision. Use the window lock switch
to prevent them from making unexpected use of the switch.
D Never leave small children alone in
the vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted. They could
use the power back window switch
and get trapped in a window. Unattended children can be involved in
serious accidents.
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Back door
CAUTION
Keep the back window and back door
closed while driving. This not only
keeps the luggage from being thrown
out but also prevents exhaust gases
from entering the vehicle.
NOTICE
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING WITH KEY
Insert the key into the keyhole and turn
it.
To lock: Turn the key clockwise.
To unlock: Turn the key counterclockwise.
All the doors lock and unlock simultaneously with back door.
To open the back door, pull the lever.
The back door will be controlled by operating the power door lock switch.
When closing the back door, use the
inside strap for easier reach to the
back door.
To close the back door, lower it and press
down on it. After closing the back door,
try pulling it up to make sure it is securely closed.
See “Luggage stowage precautions” on
page 222 in Section 2 for precautions in
loading luggage.
The back door window can be opened or
closed with a key. (For details, see “Power back window” on page 23 in this section.
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To prevent damage to the back door
dampers, do not apply any force,
paint or let any other foreign matter
on them.
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Hood
Driver’s side
LOCKING
AND
UNLOCKING
WITH
POWER BACK DOOR LOCK SWITCH
Push the switch.
To lock: Push the switch on the front side.
To unlock: Push the switch on the rear
side.
Operating the power door lock switch simultaneously locks or unlocks the back
door (see “Side doors” on page 12 in this
section).
Passenger’s side
Vehicles with wireless remote control system—To lock or unlock the back door, see
“—Wireless remote control” on page 14 in
this section.
To open the hood:
1. Pull the hood lock release lever. The
hood will spring up slightly.
CAUTION
Before driving, be sure that the hood
is closed and securely locked. Otherwise, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving and an accident may
occur.
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Theft deterrent system
2. In front of the vehicle, pull up the
auxiliary catch lever and lift the
hood.
Before closing the hood, check to see that
you have not forgotten any tools, rags,
etc. Then lower the hood make sure it
locks into place. If necessary, press down
gently on the front edge to lock it.
To deter the vehicle theft, the system
is designed to give an alarm if any of
the side doors, back door or hood is
forcibly unlocked or opened or the battery terminal is disconnected and then
reconnected when the vehicle is locked.
The alarm blows the horn intermittently
and flashes the headlights and tail lights.
SETTING THE SYSTEM
1. Turn the ignition key to the “LOCK”
position and remove it.
The indicator light will start flashing when
the key is removed from the ignition
switch. (See “Engine immobiliser system”
on page 10 for details.)
2. Have all passengers get out of the
vehicle.
3. Close and lock all the side doors, back
door and hood.
The indicator light will come on when all
the side doors, back door and hood are
closed and locked.
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The system will automatically be set after
30 seconds. When the system is set, the
indicator light will start flashing again.
4. After making sure the indicator light
starts flashing, you may leave the vehicle.
Never leave anyone in the vehicle when
you set the system, because unlocking
from the inside will activate the system.
WHEN THE SYSTEM IS SET
Activating the system
The system will give the alarm under the
following conditions:
D If any of the side doors is unlocked or
opened without the key or wireless remote control transmitter, or if the back
door or hood is forcibly opened
D If the battery terminal is disconnected
and then reconnected
The indicator light will come on when the
system is activated.
If the alarm has been activated and the
key is not in the ignition switch, all the
side doors and back door will re−lock automatically.
TESTING THE SYSTEM
1. Open all the windows.
Reactivating the alarm
2. Set the system as described above.
The side doors and back door should
be locked with the key or wireless remote control transmitter. Be sure to
wait until the indicator light goes off or
starts flashing.
Once set, the system automatically resets
the alarm after the alarm stops.
3. Unlock any side door from the inside.
The system should activate the alarm.
The alarm will activate again under the
same
circumstances
described
in
“Activating the system”.
4. Stopping the alarm as described above.
After one minute, the alarm will automatically stop and the indicator light will starts
flashing again.
Stopping the alarm
The alarm will be stopped by the following
three ways:
D Turn the ignition key from the “LOCK”
to “ON” position.
5. Repeat this operation for the other
doors and hood. When testing on the
hood, also check that the system is
activated when the battery terminal is
disconnected and then reconnected.
If the system does not work properly,
have it checked by your Toyota dealer.
D Unlock any of the side doors or back
door with the key or wireless remote
control transmitter.
These ways cancel the system at the
same time.
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Fuel tank cap
This indicates that the fuel filler door
is on the left side of your vehicle.
1. To open the fuel filler door, pull the
lever.
When refueling, turn off the engine.
CAUTION
D Do not smoke, cause sparks or al-
low open flames when refueling.
The fumes are flammable.
D When opening the cap, do not re-
move the cap quickly. In hot weather, fuel under pressure could cause
injury by spraying out of the filler
neck if the cap is suddenly removed.
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2. To remove the fuel tank cap, turn
the cap slowly counterclockwise,
then pause slightly before removing
it. After removing the cap, hang it
on the cap hanger.
It is not unusual to hear a slight swoosh
when the cap is opened. When installing,
turn the cap clockwise till you hear a
click.
If the cap is not tightened securely, the
malfunction indicator lamp comes on.
Make sure the cap is tightened securely.
The indicator lamp goes off after driving
several times. If the indicator lamp does
not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as
soon as possible.
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Electric moon roof
OPERATING FROM INSIDE
CAUTION
To operate the moon roof, use the
switches between the personal lights.
D Make sure the cap is tightened se-
curely to prevent fuel spillage in
case of an accident.
The moon roof works when the ignition
switch is in the “ON” position.
D Use only a genuine Toyota fuel tank
Key off operation: If all the doors are
closed, it works for 43 seconds even after
the ignition switch is turned off. It stops
working when any of the doors is opened.
cap for replacement. It is designed
to regulate fuel tank pressure.
Sun shade operation—
Sliding operation
The sun shade can be opened or closed
by hand.
Sliding operation—
To open: Push the switch on the “Ɯ”
(rear) side.
The roof will open and stop partway 135
mm (5.3 in.) from the fully opened position. When you push “Ɯ” (rear) side
again, the moon roof will open fully. To
stop the roof partway, push the same side
or “Ɲ” (front) side while the roof is moving.
Tilting operation
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As driving with the moon roof opened fully
will cause wind throbs, we recommend
you to drive with the moon roof partway
135 mm (5.3 in.) from the fully opened
position.
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The sun shade will be opened together
with the roof.
OPERATING FROM OUTSIDE
The moon roof can be operated with the
key inserted in the driver’s door key cylinder.
To close: Push the switch on the “Ɲ”
(front) side.
The roof will fully close. To stop the roof
partway, push the same side or “Ɯ” (rear)
side briefly.
To open: Turn the key fully backward and
hold it.
After the door is unlocked, the moon roof
begins to open. To stop in the middle,
return the key.
Tilting operation—
To tilt up: Push the switch on the “UP”
side.
To lower: Push the switch on the opposite
side of “UP”.
To close: Turn the key fully forward and
hold it.
After the door is locked, the moon roof
begins to close. To stop in the middle,
return the key.
You may stop the moon roof at any desired position. The roof will move while
the switch is being pushed and stop when
released.
This door
operation
the door
operation.
dealer.
Jam protection function: During closing
operation, the moon roof stops and opens
half way if something gets caught between
the moon roof and frame.
If the moon roof receives a strong impact,
this function may work even if nothing is
caught.
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key
can
key
For
linked operation for sliding
be erased or changed into
linked operation for tilting
details, contact your Toyota
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CAUTION
To avoid serious personal injury, you
must do the following.
D Never sit on top of the vehicle
around the roof opening.
D While the vehicle is moving, always
keep the heads, hands and other
parts of the bodies of all occupants
away from the roof opening. Otherwise, they could be seriously injured if the vehicle stops suddenly
or if the vehicle is involved in an
accident.
D Always make sure nobody places
his/her head, hands and other parts
of the body in the roof opening before you close the roof. If someone’s neck, head or hands gets
caught in the closing roof, it could
result in a serious injury. When
anyone closes the roof, first make
sure it is safe to do so.
D Never leave small children alone in
the vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted. They could
use the moon roof switch and get
trapped in the roof opening. Unattended children can be involved in
serious accidents.
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SECTION
1− 3
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Seats, Seat belts, Steering wheel and Mirrors
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Seat heaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
SRS driver and front passenger airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
SRS side and curtain shield airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Tilt steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Outside rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Anti−glare inside rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Front seats—
—Front seat precautions
(with SRS side airbags)
Seats
While the vehicle is being driven, all vehicle occupants should have the seatback
upright, sit well back in the seat and properly wear the seat belts provided.
CAUTION
D Do not drive the vehicle unless the
occupants are properly seated. Do
not allow sitting on top of a
folded−down seatback, or in the
luggage compartment. Persons not
properly seated and/or properly restrained by seat belts can be severely injured in the event of emergency braking or a collision.
D During driving, do not allow pas-
sengers to stand up or move
around between seats. Severe injuries can occur in the event of emergency braking or a collision.
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CAUTION
The SRS side airbags are installed in
the driver and front passenger seats,
observe the following precautions.
D Do not lean against the front door
when the vehicle is in use. The side
airbag inflates with considerable
speed and force; you may be killed
or seriously injured.
D Do not modify or replace the seats
or surface of the front seats with
the side airbags. Such changes may
disable the system or cause the
side airbags to inflate, resulting in
death or serious injury. Consult
your Toyota dealer.
D Do not use accessories for the
seats which cover the parts where
the side airbags should inflate.
Such accessories may prevent the
side airbags from activating correctly, causing death or serious injury.
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—Seat adjustment precautions
Adjust the driver’s seat so that the foot
pedals, steering wheel and instrument
panel controls are within easy reach of
the driver.
CAUTION
D Adjustments should not be made
while the vehicle is moving, as the
seat may unexpectedly move and
cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
D When adjusting the seat, be careful
not to hit the seat against a passenger or luggage.
D After adjusting the seat position,
try sliding it forward and backward
to make sure it is locked in position.
D After adjusting the seatback, exert
body pressure to make sure it is
locked in position.
D Do not put objects under the seats
as they may interfere with the seat−
lock mechanism or unexpectedly
push up the seat position adjusting
lever; the seat may suddenly move,
causing the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
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—Adjusting front seats
(manual seat)
1. SEAT POSITION ADJUSTING LEVER
D While adjusting the seat, do not put
Hold the center of the lever and pull it
up. Then slide the seat to the desired
position with slight body pressure and
release the lever.
your hands under the seat or near
the moving parts. You may catch
and injure your hands or fingers.
2. SEAT CUSHION ANGLE ADJUSTING
KNOB
Turn the knob either way.
3. SEATBACK
LEVER
ANGLE
ADJUSTING
Lean forward and pull the lever up.
Then lean back to the desired angle
and release the lever.
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—Adjusting front seats
(power seat)
1. SEAT POSITION AND SEAT CUSHION
ANGLE ADJUSTING SWITCH
CAUTION
Move the control switch in the desired
direction.
To reduce the risk of sliding under
the lap belt during a collision, avoid
reclining the seatback any more than
needed. The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear
collision when the driver and the passenger are sitting up straight and
well back in the seats. If you are
reclined, the lap belt may slide past
your hips and apply restraint forces
directly to the abdomen. Therefore, in
the event of a frontal collision, the
risk of personal injury may increase
with increasing recline of the seatback.
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Releasing the switch will stop the seat at
that position.
Do not place anything under the front
seats. It might interfere with the seat−lock
mechanism.
2. SEATBACK
SWITCH
ANGLE
ADJUSTING
Move the control switch in the desired
direction.
Releasing the switch will stop the seatback at that position.
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Rear seats—
—Rear seat precautions
CAUTION
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of sliding under
the lap belt during a collision, avoid
reclining the seatback any more than
needed. The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear
collision when the driver and the passenger are sitting up straight and
well back in the seats. If you are
reclined, the lap belt may slide past
your hips and apply restraint forces
directly to the abdomen. Therefore, in
the event of a frontal collision, the
risk of personal injury may increase
with increasing recline of the seatback.
D Any operations should not be made
3. SEAT
LUMBAR
ADJUSTING SWITCH
SUPPORT
Push the control switch in the desired
direction.
The amount of lumber support will change
as long as the switch is pushed.
while the vehicle is moving.
D When adjusting the seat, be careful
not to hit the seat against a passenger or luggage.
D Third seats only: Adjust both seat
cushions to the same position and
align both seatbacks at the same
angle when a person sits on the
third seat center position. Otherwise, the person cannot wear seat
belt properly and this may cause
serious injuries in a collision.
D When folding up the third seats, do
not fold down or up the second
seats.
D After adjusting the seat position,
try sliding it forward and backward
to make sure it is lock in position.
D Do not allow sitting on top of a
folded−down seatback, or in the
luggage compartment while driving.
Persons not properly seated and/or
properly restrained by seat belts
can be severely injured in the event
of emergency braking or a collision.
D Do not operate any equipment in
the luggage compartment while
driving. People not properly seated
and/or properly restrained by seat
belts can be severely injured in the
event of emergency braking or a
collision.
D Do not load luggage with only the
seatback folded down. Do not fail
to swing the whole seat up in such
a case. Luggage sliding forward
during braking may cause an accident or severe injury.
D After adjusting the seatback, exert
body pressure to make sure it is
locked in position.
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—Adjusting second seat
SEATBACK ANGLE ADJUSTING LEVER
D When returning seats to their origi-
Lean forward and pull the lever up.
Then lean back to the desired angle
and release the lever.
nal position:
Make sure the seat belts are not
twisted or caught under the seat
and are arranged in their proper
position and are ready to use.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of sliding under
the lap belt during a collision, avoid
reclining the seatback any more than
needed. The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear
collision when the passengers are sitting up straight and well back in the
seats. If you are reclined, the lap belt
may slide past your hips and apply
restraint forces directly to the abdomen. Therefore, in the event of a
frontal collision, the risk of personal
injury may increase with increasing
recline of the seatback.
Make sure the seat is securely
locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top of the seatback or
by trying to pull up the edge of the
bottom cushion. Failure to do so
will prevent seat belt from operating properly.
Folding the seats up will enlarge the luggage compartment. See “Luggage stowage
precautions” on page 222 in Section 2 for
precautions in loading luggage.
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—Moving second seat for
third seat entry
For easy access to the third seats, do
this.
Right side—
Fold down the seatback while pulling the
seatback angle adjust lever and lift up the
seat.
To return the folded seat to the original
position, bring the seatback upright by
pulling the seatback angle adjusting lever.
CAUTION
After returning the seat, make sure
the seat is securely locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top
of the seatback or by trying to pull
up the edge of the bottom cushion.
Failure to do so will prevent seat belt
from operating properly.
Left side—
Right side
Fold down the seatback while pulling the
seatback angle adjusting lever and lift up
the whole seat while pulling the seat lock
release lever on the side.
CAUTION
Use the seat lock release lever on the
side only when folding up the seat.
To return the folded seat to the original
position, reverse the above operation.
After passengers are in, return the seat
until it locks.
Left side
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—Folding up second seats
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Right side only—
BEFORE FOLDING UP SECOND SEATS
When returning the folded−up second
seat to its original position:
Stow the second seat belt buckles as
shown in the illustration.
Once the seat is moved from the
folded−up position to the folded−down
position, it cannot be directly returned
to the folded−up position again. (It is
impossible to operate the seat in the
order 1→2→1.) When you return the
folded−down seat (position 2) to its
folded−up position (position 1), you
must return the folded−down seat (position 2) to its original position (position
3) once. (It is possible to operate the
seat in the order 1→2→3→1.)
This prevents the buckles from falling out
when you fold up the seatback.
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NOTICE
The seat belt buckles must be stowed
before you fold up the second seat.
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FOLDING UP SECOND SEATS
Right side—
1. Lower the head restraint to the lowest position. Fold down the seatback
while pulling the seatback angle adjusting lever and swing the whole
seat up and forward.
Left side—
Right side
1. Lower the head restraints to the lowest position. Fold down the seatback
while pulling the seatback angle adjusting lever and swing the whole
seat up and forward while pulling
the seat lock release lever on the
side.
Left side only—
D Use the seat lock release lever on
the side only when folding up the
seat.
Vehicles without third seats—Folding up
the rear seats will enlarge the luggage
compartment. See “Luggage stowage precautions” on page 222 in Section 2 for
precautions in loading luggage.
CAUTION
D Make sure people or luggage are
clear from the seat. Then, hold the
seat and slowly move it. Otherwise,
people may be injured or luggage
may be damaged, if the seat hits
them.
D To avoid serious injury, do not sit
on the folded seatback.
Left side
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CAUTION
D When returning the seats to their
original position:
Make sure the seat belts are not
twisted or caught in the seatback
and are arranged in their proper
position and are ready to use.
Be careful not to get your hands or
feet pinched in the seat.
2. Take the holding strap out of its
hole, and hook the strap onto the
assist grip. Then, pull the strap on
the free end to secure the seat.
When returning the second seat to its
original position, put the holding strap into
the hole.
CAUTION
WHEN
SEATS
RETURNING
THE
SECOND
If you cannot raise the seatback because of the locked seat belt, do not
try it forcibly. Release the lock of the
seat belt in the following way. Push in
the lower front edge of the seatback
cushion to slacken the seat belt (1) and
let the seat belt retract a little (2).
When folding up the second seats, fix
the seats securely by adjusting the
length of the holding strap. Failure to
do so may cause an unexpected accident or severe injury in the event of
emergency braking or a collision.
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Make sure the seat is securely
locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top of the seatback or
by trying to pull up the edge of the
bottom cushion. Failure to do so
will prevent seat belt from operating properly.
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—Adjusting third seats
From front
1. SEAT POSITION ADJUSTING LEVER
Hold the center of the lever and pull it
up. Then slide the seat to the desired
position with slight body pressure and
release the lever.
When a person sits on the third seat
center position, adjust both seat cushions to the same position.
Do not place anything under the seats. It
might interfere with the seat−lock mechanism.
2. SEATBACK
LEVER
ANGLE
ADJUSTING
From front—
From rear
Lean forward and pull the lever toward
you. Then lean back to the desired
angle and release the lever.
From rear—
Push down the lever. Lean forward or
backward to the desired angle and release the lever.
When a person sits on the third seat
center position, align both seatbacks at
the same angle.
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CAUTION
D Adjust both seat cushions to the
same position and align both seatbacks at the same angle when a
person sits on the third seat center
position. Otherwise, the person cannot wear seat belt properly and this
may cause serious injuries in a collision.
D To reduce the risk of sliding under
the lap belt during a collision,
avoid reclining the seatback any
more than needed. The seat belts
provide maximum protection in a
frontal or rear collision when the
passengers are sitting up straight
and well back in the seats. If you
are reclined, the lap belt may slide
past your hips and apply restraint
forces directly to the abdomen.
Therefore, in the event of a frontal
collision, the risk of personal injury
may increase with increasing recline
of the seatback.
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—Folding up third seats
BEFORE FOLDING UP THIRD SEATS
1. Stow the third seat belt buckles as
shown in the illustration.
2. Make sure the shoulder belt passes
through the hanger when folding the
third seats.
This prevents the buckles from falling out
when you fold up the third seats.
This prevents the shoulder belt from being
damaged.
NOTICE
CAUTION
The seat belt buckles must be stowed
before you fold up the third seats.
The seat belt must be removed from
the hanger when the seat belt is in
use.
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3. To stow the center seat belt, pull it
slightly out of its cover. It will automatically roll back partway. Roll the
seat belt backwards as shown above
and insert it into the slot of its cover. Make sure the tabs are securely
locked in the cover.
NOTICE
The seat belt must be stowed before
you fold the seatback.
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FOLDING UP THIRD SEATS
CAUTION
When folding up the third seats, do
not fold down or up the second
seats.
From front
1. Move the seat to the rear−most position. Lower the head restraint to the
lowest position. Unlock the seatback
and fold it down.
CAUTION
To avoid serious injury, do not sit on
the folded seatback.
Folding up the third seats will enlarge the
luggage compartment. See “Luggage stowage precautions” on page 222 in Section
2 for precautions in loading luggage.
From rear
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CAUTION
D Make sure people or luggage are
clear from the seat. Then, hold the
seat and slowly move it. Otherwise,
people may be injured or luggage
may be damaged, if the seat hits
them.
D When folding up the seat, be careful not to get your hands or feet
pinched in the seat.
2. Unlock the seat leg by pulling the
lock release lever on the rear of the
seat cushion and swing the whole
seat up and forward.
3. Take the holding strap out of its
hole which is on the rear of the second seat (For the location of the
strap, see “—Folding up second
seats” on page 42 in this section.),
and hang the strap onto the anchor.
Next, pull the strap on the free end
to secure the seat.
When returning the third seats to its original position, put the holding strap into the
hole.
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—Removing third seats
CAUTION
D When folding up the third seats, fix
the seats
length of
to do so
accident
event of
collision.
securely by adjusting the
the holding strap. Failure
may cause an unexpected
or severe injury in the
emergency braking or a
D When returning seats to their original position:
Make sure the seat belts are not
twisted or caught under the seat
and are arranged in their proper
position and are ready to use.
Be careful not to get your hands or
feet pinched in the seat.
Make sure the seat is securely
locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top of the seatback or
by trying to pull up the edge of the
bottom cushion. Failure to do so
will prevent seat belt from operating properly.
BEFORE REMOVING THIRD SEATS
1. Stow the third seat belt buckles as
shown in the illustration.
2. When removing the third seats, pass
the third seat belts through the
hangers.
This prevents the buckles from falling out
when you remove the third seats.
This prevents the shoulder belt from being
damaged.
NOTICE
CAUTION
The seat belt buckles must be stowed
before you remove the third seats.
The seat belt must be removed from
the hanger when the seat belts is in
use.
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REMOVING THIRD SEATS
From front
1. Move the seat to the rear−most position. Lower the head restraint to the
lowest position. Unlock the seatback
and fold it down.
CAUTION
3. To stow the center seat belt, pull it
slightly out of its cover. It will automatically roll back partway. Roll the
seat belt backwards as shown above
and insert it into the slot of its cover. Make sure the tabs are securely
locked in the cover.
Make sure people or luggage are
clear from the seat. Then, hold the
seat and slowly move it. Otherwise,
people may be injured or luggage
may be damaged, if the seat hits
them.
From rear
NOTICE
The seat belt must be stowed before
you fold the seatback.
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CAUTION
When removing or reinstalling the
seat, observe the following to prevent
personal injury:
D Do not fold or remove the seat
while the vehicle is moving.
D Be careful not to get your hands or
feet pinched in the seat.
D Be careful not to hit the removed
seat against a person or drop it on
yourself.
2. Pull the center handle (2) up while
holding up the left side lever (1) under the seat, lift the seat and remove
it toward you.
Removing the third seats will enlarge the
luggage compartment. See “Luggage stowage precautions” on page 222 in Section
2 for precautions in loading luggage.
To reinstall the third seats, do this;
D After folding or installing the seat,
1. Hook the front legs to the front anchors.
push it forward and backward to
make sure it is locked in position.
2. Lock the rear legs on the rear anchors.
To prevent personal injury in a collision or sudden stop:
The direction marked “L” or “R”, which
shows the location, is on the rear of
each seat cushion, so install each seat
according to the mark.
D Do not sit on or place anything on
the folded seatback while driving.
D Do not leave the removed seat
loose in the vehicle.
D Do not try to sit on or place anything on the removed seat.
D When reinstalling the seat, be care-
ful not to hit the seat against you
or inside of the vehicle.
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Head restraints
D When reinstalling the seat, make
sure the seat is securely locked by
pushing forward and rearward on
the top of the seatback or by trying
to pull up the edge of the bottom
cushion. Failure to do so will prevent seat belt from operating properly.
D Install each seat in the same posi-
tion from which it was removed.
Failure to do so will prevent third
seat occupants from using seat
belts properly.
D Do not reinstall the seat with its
back facing forward.
D Make sure the seat is securely
locked in the proper position.
If the seat legs are locked in the wrong
position, pull up the left side lever under the seat. Then lift and remove the
seat.
Front
NOTICE
Avoid putting heavy loads on the removed seat. The metallic tips of the
seat leg may be damaged and the
seat cannot be reinstalled.
Second
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Armrests
CAUTION
D Adjust the center of the head re-
straint so that it is closet to the
top of your ears.
D After adjusting the head restraint,
make sure it is locked in position.
D Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
Third
Front
For your safety and comfort, adjust the
head restraint before driving.
To raise: Pull it up.
To lower: Push it down while pressing the
lock release button.
Center head restraint of the second
seats—When an occupant sits on the center position of the second seats, always
pull up the center head restraint of the
second seats to the lock position.
The head restraint is most effective when
it is close to your head. Therefore, using
a cushion on the seatback is not recommended.
Second
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Seat heaters
To use the armrest, do this.
CAUTION
Front—Pull the armrest down as shown in
the illustration.
Occupants must use caution when operating the seat heater because it
may make them feel too hot or cause
burns at low temperatures (erythema,
varicella). Use extra caution for;
Second—Pull the armrest out as shown in
the illustration.
NOTICE
D Babies, small children, elderly per-
To prevent damage to the armrest,
avoid putting heavy loads on it.
sons, sick persons or handicapped
persons
To turn on the seat heater, push the
switch to “HI” (high heating temperature) or “LO” (low heating temperature).
The key must be in the “ON” position.
Pushing lightly on the opposite side will
turn it off.
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D Persons who have delicate skin
D Persons who are exhausted
D Person who have taken alcohol or
drugs which induce sleep (sleeping
drug, cold remedy, etc.)
To prevent the seat overheating, do
not use the seat heater with a blanket, cushion, or other insulating objects which cover the seat.
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Seat belts—
—Seat belt precautions
z Do not put unevenly weighed objects on the seat and do not stick
sharp objects (needles, nails, etc.)
into the seat.
Toyota strongly urges that the driver and
passengers in the vehicle be properly restrained at all times with the seat belts
provided. Failure to do so could increase
the chance of injury and/or the severity of
injury in accidents.
z When cleaning the seats, do not
use organic substances (paint thinner, benzine, alcohol, gasoline,
etc.). They may damage the heater
and seat surface.
Child. Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the
vehicle’s seat belts. See “Child restraint”
on page 82 in this section for details.
z To prevent the battery from being
discharge, turn the switch on when
the engine is running.
If a child is too large for a child restraint
system, the child should sit in the rear
seat and must be restrained using the
vehicle’s seat belt. According to accident
statistics, the child is safer when properly
restrained in the rear seat than in the
front seat.
NOTICE
Do not allow the child to stand up or
kneel on either rear or front seats. An
unrestrained child could suffer serious injury or death during emergency braking or
a collision. Also do not let the child sit on
your lap. It does not provide sufficient
restraint.
Pregnant woman. Toyota recommends the
use of a seat belt. Ask your doctor for
specific recommendations. The lap belt
should be worn securely and as low as
possible over the hips and not on the
waist.
Injured person. Toyota recommends the
use of a seat belt. Depending on the injury, first check with your doctor for specific
recommendation.
If a child must sit in the front seat, the
seat belts should be worn properly. If an
accident occurs and the seat belts are not
worn properly, the force of the rapid inflation of the airbag may cause death or
serious injury to the child.
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—Seat belts
CAUTION
Persons should ride in their seats
properly wearing their seat belts
whenever the vehicle is moving.
Otherwise, they are much more likely
to suffer serious bodily injury or
death in the event of sudden braking
or a collision.
When using the seat belts, observe
the following:
D Use the belt for only one person at
D Keep the belts clean and dry. If
they need cleaning, use a mild soap
solution or lukewarm water. Never
use bleach, dye, or abrasive cleaners—they may severely weaken the
belts. (See “Cleaning the interior”
on page 267 in Section 5.)
D Replace the belt assembly (includ-
ing bolts) if it has been used in a
severe impact. The entire assembly
should be replaced even if damage
is not obvious.
a time. Do not use a single belt for
two or more people—even children.
Adjust the seat as needed and sit
straight and well back in the seat.
fasten your belt, pull it out of the
tractor and insert the tab into
buckle.
D Avoid reclining the seatbacks too
much. The seat belts provide maximum protection when the seatbacks
are in the upright position. (Refer
to the seat adjustment instructions.)
You will hear a click when the tab locks
into the buckle.
D Be careful not to damage the belt
The seat belt length automatically adjusts
to your size and the seat position.
webbing or hardware. Take care that
they do not get caught or pinched
in the seat or side doors.
The retractor will lock the belt during a
sudden stop or on impact. It also may
lock if you lean forward too quickly. A
slow, easy motion will allow the belt to
extend, and you can move around freely.
D Inspect the belt system periodically.
Check for cuts, fraying, and loose
parts. Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not disassemble or
modify the system.
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If the seat belt cannot be pulled out of the
retractor, firmly pull the belt and release
it. You will then be able to smoothly pull
the belt out of the retractor.
CAUTION
Always make sure the shoulder belt
is positioned across the center of
your shoulder. The belt should be
kept away from your neck, but not
falling off your shoulder. Failure to
do so could reduce the amount of
protection in an accident and cause
serious injuries in a collision.
When a passenger’s shoulder belt is completely extended and is then retracted
even slightly, the belt is locked in that
position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint
system securely. (For details, see “Child
restraint” on page 82 in this section.) To
free the belt again, fully retract the belt
and then pull the belt out once more.
CAUTION
Seat belts with an adjustable shoulder
anchor—
D After inserting the tab, make sure
Adjust the shoulder anchor position to
your size.
the tab and buckle are locked and
that the belt is not twisted.
D Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in
the buckle as this may prevent you
from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
D If the seat belt does not function
To raise: Slide the anchor up.
To lower: Push in the lock release button
and slide the anchor down.
After adjustment make sure the anchor is
locked in position.
normally, immediately contact your
Toyota dealer. Do not use the seat
until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot
protect an adult occupant or your
child from injury.
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CAUTION
Take up
slack
Too high
shoulder belt under your arm.
of
the
Position the lap belt as low as
on your hips—not on your waist,
just it to a snug fit by pulling the
portion upward through the latch
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lap
belts
and
loose−fitting belts both could cause
serious injuries due to sliding under the lap belt during a collision
or other unintended result. Keep
the lap belt positioned as low on
hips as possible.
D For your safety, do not place the
Keep as low on
hips as possible
Adjust the position
shoulder belts.
D High−positioned
lap and
To release the belt, press the buckle−release button and allow the belt to retract.
possible
then adshoulder
plate.
If the belt does not retract smoothly, pull
it out and check for kinks or twists. Then
make sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.
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CAUTION
Make sure the both buckles are correctly located and securely latched.
Failure to properly match the buckle
and tab may cause severe injury in
case of an accident or a collision.
CENTER SEAT BELT OF THE THIRD
SEATS
Two buckles and tabs for rear center
seat belt
The center seat belt of the third seats is
a 3−point type restraint with 2 buckles.
Both seat belt buckles must be correctly
located and securely latched for proper
operation.
The two buckles for the rear center seat
belt of the third seats are distinguished
with colors of the buckle release button.
Also the two tabs have different shape for
its end so that the belt is not buckled in
the wrong place.
Make sure that buckle 1 (with light gray
buckle−release button) is securely latched
for ready use of the center seat belt.
Buckle 1 (with red buckle−release button)—Properly matches with concave
end tab
Buckle 2 (with light gray buckle−release button)—Properly matches with
round end tab
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—Stowing seat belt buckles
of the second and third seats
To release the concave end tab, insert the
key into the hole on buckle 1 (with light
gray buckle−release button) and allow the
belt to retract.
Second
CAUTION
Do not use the center seat belt of the
third seats with either buckle released. Fastening only the shoulder
belt or lap belt may cause severe personal injury in case of sudden braking or a collision.
Third
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—Stowing the center seat
belt of the third seats
The seat belt buckles of the second
and third seats can be stowed when
not in use.
NOTICE
Stow the center seat belt of the third
seats except when you are wearing it.
Seat belt buckles must be stowed before
you fold the seat back. (See “—Folding up
second seats” on page 42, “—Folding up
third seats” on page 46 and “—Removing
third seats” on page 49 in this section.)
STOWING THE CENTER SEAT BELT OF
THE THIRD SEATS
To stow the center seat belt of the third
seats, pull the seat belt out of its cover. It will automatically roll back partway. Roll the seat belt backward and
insert it into the slot of its cover as
shown above. Make sure the tabs are
securely locked in the cover.
Seat belt must be stowed before you fold
the seatback. (See “—Folding up third
seats” on page 46 or “—Removing third
seats” on page 49 in this section.)
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—Seat belt extender
If your seat belt
curely because it
personalized seat
able from your
charge.
cannot be fastened seis not long enough, a
belt extender is availToyota dealer free of
Please contact your local Toyota dealer so
that the dealer can order the proper required length for the extender. Bring the
heaviest coat you expect to wear for proper measurement and selection of length.
Additional ordering information is available
at your Toyota dealer.
When using the seat belt extender,
observe the following. Failure to follow these instructions could result in
less effectiveness of the seat belt restraint system in case of vehicle accident, increasing the chance of personal injury.
D Never use the seat belt extender if
you can fasten the seat belt without
it.
D Remember that the extender pro-
PULLING OUT THE CENTER SEAT BELT
OF THE THIRD SEATS
vided for you may not be safe when
used on a different vehicle, or for
another person or at a different
seating position than the one originally intended for.
To use the center seat belt of the third
seats, pull the belt out a little and then
pull the tabs out from the cover.
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—Seat belt comfort guide
CAUTION
D After inserting the tab, make sure
the tab and buckle are locked and
that the seat belt extender is not
twisted.
D Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in
the buckle as this may prevent you
from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
D If the seat belt does not function
To connect the extender to the seat
belt, insert the tab into the seat belt
buckle so that the “PRESS” signs on
the buckle−release buttons of the extender and the seat belt are both facing
outward as shown.
You will hear a click when the tab locks
into the buckle.
The center shoulder belt comfort guide
for the third seat center position will
provide added seat belt comfort for
children who have outgrown child restraints and for small adults. When the
center shoulder belt is inserted through
the guide, the comfort guide pulls the
belt away from the neck and head of an
occupant.
To use the comfort guide, do as follows.
normally, immediately contact your
Toyota dealer. Do not use the seat
until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot
protect an adult occupant or your
child from injury. Do not use the
seat until the seat belt is fixed. It
cannot protect an adult occupant or
your child from injury.
When releasing the seat belt, press on
the buckle−release button on the extender,
not on the seat belt. This helps prevent
damage to the vehicle interior and extender itself.
When not in use, remove the extender
and store in the vehicle for future use.
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INSTALLING THE COMFORT GUIDE
1. Pull the comfort guide out of the
pocket on the rear of the seatback
of the third left seat.
2. Pinch the two edges of the shoulder
seat belt for the third seat center
position with your fingers and slide
the belt past the slot of the guide as
shown above. At this time, the elastic cord must be behind the seat
belt.
CAUTION
Make sure the belt is not twisted and
that it lies flat. The elastic cord must
be behind the belt and the guide
must be on the front.
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3. Buckle, position and release the seat
belt. (For wearing the seat belt, see
“—Seat belts” on page 56 in this
section.) Make sure the shoulder belt
crosses the shoulder.
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—Front seat belt pretensioners
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden stop
while driving, remove and store the
comfort guide in its pocket when it is
not in use.
REMOVING
AND
COMFORT GUIDE
STORING
THE
The driver and front passenger’s seat
belt pretensioners are designed to be
activated in response to a severe frontal impact.
Pinch the two edges of the seat belt
together so that you can slide them out
of the guide. Pull the guide upward and
slide the guide with the elastic cord
into the pocket on the rear of the center seatback of the third seats as
shown above.
When the airbag sensor detects the shock
of a severe frontal impact, the front seat
belts are quickly drawn back in by the
retractors so that the belts snugly restrain
the front seat occupants.
The front seat belt pretensioners are activated even with no passenger in the front
seat.
Collisions occurring at certain speeds and
angles may cause the seat belt pretensioners and SRS airbags not to operate
all together.
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When the front seat belt pretensioners are
activated, an operating noise may be
heard and a small amount of smoke−like
gas may be released. This gas is harmless and does not indicate that a fire is
occurring.
Once the front seat belt pretensioners
have been activated, the seat belt retractors remain locked.
CAUTION
This indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.
It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the front seat belt pretensioners
are operating properly.
The front seat belt pretensioner system
mainly consists of the following components and their locations are shown in the
illustration.
This warning light system monitors the
airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors, side and curtain shield airbag sensors, front seat belt pretensioner assemblies,
inflators,
warning
light,
interconnecting wiring and power sources.
(For details, see “Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers” on page 125 in
Section 1−5.)
2. SRS warning light
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1. Front airbag sensors
3. Front seat belt pretensioner assemblies
4. Airbag sensor assembly
The front seat belt pretensioners are controlled by the airbag sensor assembly. The
airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and airbag sensor.
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Do not modify, remove, strike or open
the front seat belt pretensioner assemblies, airbag sensor or surrounding area or wiring. Doing any of
these may cause sudden operation of
the front seat belt pretensioners or
disable the system, which could result in death or serious injury.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or serious injuries.
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NOTICE
Do not perform any of the following
changes without
consulting your
Toyota dealer. Such changes can
interfere with proper operation of the
front seat belt pretensioners in some
cases.
z Installation of electronic devices
such as a mobile two−way radio,
cassette tape player or compact
disc player
z Repairs on or near the front seat
belt retractor assemblies
z Modification of the suspension system
z Modification of the front end structure
z Attachment of a grille guard (bull
bar, kangaroo bar, etc.), snowplow,
winches or any other equipment to
the front end
z Repairs made on or near the front
fenders, front end structure or console
This front seat belt pretensioner system
has a service reminder indicator to inform
the driver of operating problems. If any of
the following conditions occurs, this
indicates a malfunction of the airbags or
pretensioners. Contact your Toyota dealer
as soon as possible to service the
vehicle.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, or the light remains on.
D The light comes on or flashes while
In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer as soon as possible:
D The front part of the vehicle (shaded
in the illustration) was involved in an
accident that was not severe enough to
cause the front seat belt pretensioners
to operate.
D Either front seat belt pretensioner assembly
or
surrounding
area
is
scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
driving.
D If either front seat belt does not retract
or cannot be pulled out due to a malfunction or activation of the relevant
front seat belt pretensioner.
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SRS driver and front
passenger airbags
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash
sensing and diagnostic module, which will
record the use of the seat belt restraint
system by the driver and front passenger
when the SRS front airbags are inflated.
CAUTION
A driver or front passenger too close
to the steering wheel or dashboard
during airbag deployment can be
killed or seriously injured. Toyota
strongly recommends that:
The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) front airbags are designed to provide further protection for the driver
and front passenger in addition to the
primary safety protection provided by
the seat belts.
In response to a severe frontal impact,
the SRS front airbags work together with
the seat belts to help reduce injury by
inflating. The SRS front airbags help to
reduce injuries mainly to the driver’s or
front passenger’s head or chest caused by
directly hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. The front passenger airbag is activated even with no passenger in the front
seat.
D The driver sit as far back as pos-
sible from the steering wheel while
still maintaining control of the vehicle.
D The front passenger sit as far back
as possible from the dashboard.
D All vehicle occupants be properly
restrained using the available seat
belts.
Be sure to wear your seat belt properly.
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This indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.
It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the SRS front airbags are operating properly.
This warning light system monitors the
airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors, inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power sources. (For details,
see “Service reminder indicators and
warning buzzers” on page 125 in Section
1−5.)
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However, this threshold velocity will be
considerably higher if the vehicle strikes
an object, such as a parked vehicle or
sign pole, which can move or deform on
impact, or if it is involved in an underride
collision (e.g. a collision in which the nose
of the vehicle “underrides”, or goes under,
the bed of a truck, etc.).
It is possible that in some collisions at the
lower zone of airbag sensor detection and
activation the SRS airbags and seat belt
pretensioners will not operate all together.
The SRS front airbag system is designed to activate in response to a severe frontal impact within the shaded
area between the arrows in the illustration.
For the safety of all occupants, always
wear your seat belts properly.
Collision from the rear
Collision from the side
Vehicle rollover
The SRS front airbags are not designed
to inflate if the vehicle is involved in a
side or rear collision, if it rolls over, or
if it is involved in a low−speed frontal
collision.
The SRS front airbags will deploy if the
severity of the impact is above the designed threshold level, comparable to an
approximate 25 km/h (15 mph) collision
when impacting straight into a fixed barrier
that does not move or deform.
If the severity of the impact is below the
above threshold level, the SRS front airbags may not deploy.
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Hitting a curb,
edge of pavement
or hard material
In a severe frontal impact, the sensors
detect deceleration and the system triggers the airbag inflators. Then a chemical
reaction in the inflators quickly fills the
airbags with non−toxic gas to help restrain
the forward motion of the occupants.
Falling into or
jumping over a
deep hole
Landing hard or vehicle falling
The SRS front airbags may deploy if a
serious impact occurs to the underside
of your vehicle. Some examples are
shown in the illustration.
The SRS airbag system consists mainly of
the following components, and their locations are shown in the illustration.
1. Front airbag sensors
2. SRS warning light
3. Airbag module for front passenger
(airbag and inflator)
4. Airbag sensor assembly
5. Airbag module for driver
(airbag and inflator)
The airbag sensor assembly consists of a
safing sensor and airbag sensor.
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When the airbags inflate, they produce a
fairly loud noise and release some smoke
and residue along with non−toxic gas. This
does not indicate a fire. This gas is normally harmless; however, for those who
have delicate skin, it may cause a minor
skin irritation. Be sure to wash off any
residue as soon as possible to prevent
any potential skin irritation.
Deployment of the airbags happens in a
fraction of a second, so the airbags must
inflate with considerable force. While the
system is designed to reduce serious injuries, it may also cause minor burns or
abrasions and swelling.
Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel
hub, dashboard) may be hot for several
minutes, but the airbags themselves will
not be hot. The airbags are designed to
inflate only once.
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A crash severe enough to inflate the airbags may break the windshield as the
vehicle buckles. In vehicles with a passenger airbag the windshield may also be
damaged by absorbing some of the force
of the inflating airbag.
CAUTION
D The SRS airbag system is designed
only as a supplement to the primary protection of the driver side and
front passenger side seat belt systems. The front seat occupants can
be killed or seriously injured by the
inflating airbags if they do not wear
the available seat belts properly.
During sudden braking just before
a collision, an unrestrained driver
or front passenger can move forward into direct contact with or
close proximity to the airbag which
may then deploy during the collision. To ensure maximum protection
in an accident, the driver and all
passengers in the vehicle must
wear their seat belts properly. Wearing a seat belt properly during an
accident reduces the chances of
death or serious injury or being
thrown out of the vehicle. For
instructions and precautions concerning the seat belt system, see
“Seat belts” on page 55 in this section.
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D Improperly seated and/or restrained
infants and children can be killed
or seriously injured by the deploying front airbags. An infant or child
who is too small to use a seat belt
should be properly secured using a
child
restraint
system.
Toyota
strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in the
rear seat of the vehicle and properly restrained. The rear seat is the
safest for infants and children. For
instructions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see
“Child restraint” on page 82 in this
section.
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D On vehicles with side airbags, do
not allow the child to lean against
the front door or around the front
door even if the child is seated in
the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbag inflates,
and the impact could cause death
or serious injury to the child.
D For
Move seat fully back
D Never put a rear−facing child re-
straint system in the front passenger seat because the force of the
rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child.
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D A forward−facing child restraint sys-
tem should be allowed to be put on
the front seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of the deploying front airbag
could cause death or serious injury
to the child. For instructions concerning the installation of a child
restraint system, see “Child restraint” on page 82 in this section.
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instructions concerning the
installation of a child restraint system, see “Child restraint” on page
82 in this section.
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D Do not sit on the edge of the seat
or lean over the dashboard when
the vehicle is in use. The front airbags
inflate
with
considerable
speed and force; you may be killed
or seriously injured. Sit up straight
and well back in the seat, and always use your seat belt properly.
D Do not allow a child to stand up,
or to kneel on the front passenger
seat. The front airbag inflates with
considerable speed and force; the
child may be killed or seriously injured.
D Do not hold a child on your lap or
in your arms. Use a child restraint
system in the rear seat. For instructions concerning the installation of
a child restraint system, see “Child
restraint” on page 82 in this section.
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D Do not put objects or your pets on
or in front of the dashboard or
steering wheel pad that houses the
front airbag system. They might restrict inflation or cause death or
serious injury as they are projected
rearward by the force of deploying
airbags. Likewise, the driver and
front passenger should not hold
things in their arms or on their
knees.
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D Do not modify or remove any wir-
ing. Do not modify, remove, strike
or open any components such as
the steering wheel pad, steering
wheel, column cover, front passenger airbag cover, front passenger
airbag or airbag sensor assembly.
Doing any of these may cause sudden SRS front airbag inflation or
disable the system, which could result in death or serious injury.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
Do not perform any of the following
changes without
consulting your
Toyota dealer. Such changes can interfere with proper operation of the
SRS front airbag system in some
cases.
z Installation of electronic devices
such as a mobile two−way radio,
cassette tape player or compact
disc player
z Modification of the suspension system
z Modification of the front end structure
z Attachment of a grille guard (bull
bar, kangaroo bar, etc.), snowplow,
winches or any other equipment to
the front end
z Repairs made on or near the front
fenders, front end structure, console, steering column, steering
wheel or dashboard near the front
passenger airbag
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This SRS front airbag system has a service reminder indicator to inform the driver
of operating problems. If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a
malfunction of the airbags. Contact your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, or the light remains on.
D The light comes on while driving.
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SRS side and curtain shield
airbags
NOTICE
Do not disconnect the battery cables
before contacting your Toyota dealer.
In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer as soon as possible:
The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) side and curtain shield airbags are
designed to provide further protection
for the driver and front passenger in
addition to the primary safety protection provided by the seat belts.
D The SRS front airbags have been inflated.
D The front part of the vehicle (shaded
in the illustration) was involved in an
accident that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS front airbags to inflate.
D The pad section of the steering wheel
or
front passenger
airbag cover
(shaded in the illustration) is scratched,
cracked, or otherwise damaged.
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In response to a severe side impact, the
SRS side and curtain shield airbags work
together with the seat belts to help reduce
injury by inflating. The SRS side airbags
help to reduce injuries mainly to the driver’s or front passenger’s chest and the
SRS curtain shield airbags help to reduce
injuries mainly to the driver’s or front passenger’s head. The SRS side and curtain
shield airbags on the passenger side are
activated even with no passenger in the
front seat.
Be sure to wear your seat belt properly.
CAUTION
SRS side and curtain shield airbags
inflate with considerable force. To
avoid potential death or serious injury
when they inflate, the driver and front
passenger must:
D Wear their seat belts properly.
D Remain properly seated with their
back upright and against the seat at
all times.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash
sensing and diagnostic module, which will
record the use of the seat belt restraint
system by the driver and front passenger
when the SRS side and curtain shield airbags are inflated.
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This indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.
It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the SRS side and curtain shield
airbags are operating properly.
This warning light system monitors the
airbag sensor assembly, side and curtain
shield airbag sensor assemblies, inflators,
warning light, interconnecting wiring and
power sources. (For details, see “Service
reminder indicators and warning buzzers”
on page 125 in Section 1−5.)
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Collision from the rear
Collision from the front
Vehicle rollover
The SRS side and curtain shield airbag
system may not activate if the vehicle
is subjected to a collision from the side
at certain angles, or a collision to the
side of the vehicle body other than the
passenger compartment as shown in
the illustration.
The SRS side and curtain shield airbags
are not designed to inflate if the vehicle is involved in a front or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved
in a low−speed side collision.
The SRS side and curtain shield airbag
system consists mainly of the following
components, and their locations are shown
in the illustration.
1. SRS warning light
2. Curtain shield airbag modules
(airbag and inflator)
The SRS side and curtain shield airbags
are designed to inflate when the passenger compartment area suffers a severe
impact from the side.
3. Side airbag modules
(airbag and inflator)
4. Side and curtain shield airbag sensors
5. Airbag sensor assembly
For the safety of all occupants, always
wear your seat belts properly.
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The SRS side and curtain shield airbag
system is controlled by the airbag sensor
assembly. The airbag sensor assembly
consists of a safing sensor and airbag
sensor.
Front seats as well as parts of the front
pillar and roof side may be hot for several
minutes, but the airbags themselves will
not be hot. The airbags are designed to
inflate only once.
In a severe side impact, the side and
curtain shield airbag sensor triggers the
side and curtain shield airbag inflators.
Then a chemical reaction in the inflators
quickly fills the airbags with non−toxic gas
to help restrain the lateral motion of the
occupants.
When the airbags inflate, they produce a
fairly loud noise and release some smoke
and residue along with non−toxic gas. This
does not indicate a fire. This gas is normally harmless; however, for those who
have delicate skin, it may cause a minor
skin irritation. Be sure to wash off any
residue as soon as possible to prevent
any potential skin irritation.
Deployment of the airbags happens in a
fraction of a second, so the airbags must
inflate with considerable force. While the
system is designed to reduce serious injuries, it may also cause minor burns or
abrasions and swelling.
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CAUTION
D The SRS side and curtain shield air-
bag system is designed only as a
supplement to the primary protection of the driver side and front
passenger side seat belt systems.
To ensure maximum protection in
an accident, the driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear
their seat belts properly. Wearing a
seat belt properly during an accident reduces the chances of death
or serious injury or being thrown
out of the vehicle. For instructions
and precautions concerning the seat
belt system, see “Seat belts” on
page 55 in this section.
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D Improperly seated and/or restrained
infants and children can be killed
or seriously injured by the deploying airbags. An infant or child who
is too small to use a seat belt
should be properly secured using a
child
restraint
system.
Toyota
strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in the
rear seat of the vehicle and properly restrained. The rear seat is the
safest for infants and children. For
instructions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see
“Child restraint” on page 82 in this
section.
D Do not allow a child to lean his/her
head or any part of his/her body
against the front door or the area
of the seat, front pillar or roof side
from which the side and curtain
shield airbags deploy even if he/she
is seated in the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side and
curtain shield airbags inflate, and
the impact could cause death or
serious injury to the child. For
instructions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see
“Child restraint” on page 82 in this
section.
D Do not allow a child kneel on the
front passenger seat facing the
front passenger’s side door when
the vehicle is in use. The side and
curtain shield airbags inflate with
considerable speed and impact; the
child may be killed or seriously injured.
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D Do not lean against the front door
when the vehicle is in use. The side
and curtain shield airbags inflate
with considerable speed and force;
you may be killed or seriously injured.
D Do not apply excessive weight to
the outer side of the front seats
with a side airbag, and to the front
pillar and roof side portion with a
curtain shield airbag.
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D Do not attach a cup holder or any
other device or object on or around
the door. When the side airbag inflates, the cup holder or any other
device or object will be thrown with
great force or the side airbag may
not activate correctly, resulting in
death or serious injury. Likewise,
the driver and front passenger
should not hold things in their
arms or on their knees.
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D Do not attach a microphone or any
other device or object around the
part where the curtain shield airbag
activates such as on the windshield
glass, side door glass and front
and side pillar. When the curtain
shield airbag inflates, the microphone or other device or object will
be thrown with great force or the
curtain shield airbag may not activate correctly, resulting in death or
serious injury.
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D Do not place any seat accessories
in the side airbag inflation area.
Such accessories may prevent the
side airbags from activating correctly, causing death or serious injury.
D Do not modify or replace the seats
or upholstery of the front seats
with the side airbags. Such changes
may disable the system or cause
the side airbags to inflate accidentally, resulting in death or serious
injury. Consult your Toyota dealer if
you consider modifications of this
kind.
D Do not disassemble or repair the
first and third pillars and roof side
containing the curtain shield airbags. Such changes may disable
the system or cause the curtain
shield airbags to inflate accidentally, resulting in death or serious injury. Consult your Toyota dealer if
you consider modifications of this
kind.
NOTICE
Do not perform any of the following
changes without
consulting your
Toyota dealer. Such changes can
interfere with proper operation of the
SRS side and curtain shield airbag
system in some cases.
z Installation of electronic devices
such as a mobile two−way radio,
cassette tape player or compact
disc player
z Modification of the suspension system
z Modification of the side structure of
the passenger compartment
z Repairs made on or near the console
This SRS side and curtain shield airbag
system has a service reminder indicator to
inform the driver of operating problems. If
either of the following conditions occurs,
this indicates a malfunction of the airbags.
Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as
possible to service the vehicle.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, or the light remains on.
D The light comes on or flashes while
driving.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or serious injury.
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Child restraint—
—Child restraint precautions
In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer as soon as possible:
D The SRS side and curtain shield airbags have been inflated.
D The portion of the doors (shaded in the
illustration) was involved in an accident
that did not cause the SRS side and
curtain shield airbags to inflate.
D The surface of the seats with the side
airbag (shaded in the illustration) is
scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
D The portion of the front pillar garnish
(padding) containing the curtain shield
airbags inside (shaded in the illustration) is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
NOTICE
Do not disconnect the battery cables
before contacting your Toyota dealer.
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Toyota strongly urges the use of child
restraint systems for children small
enough to use them.
The laws of all fifty states in the U.S.A.
and Canada now require the use of a
child restraint system.
Your vehicle conforms to SAE J1819.
If a child is too large for a child restraint
system, the child should sit in the rear
seat and must be restrained using the
vehicle’s seat belt. See “Seat belts” on
page 55 in this section for details.
CAUTION
D For effective protection in automo-
bile accidents and sudden stops,
child must be properly restrained
using a seat belt or child restraint
system depending on the age and
size of the child. Holding a child in
your arms is not a substitute for a
child restraint system. In an accident, the child can be crushed
against the windshield, or between
you and the vehicle’s interior.
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—Child restraint system
D Toyota strongly urges use of a
proper child restraint system which
conforms to the size of the child,
and is put on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the child
is safer when properly restrained in
the rear seat than in the front seat.
D Never put a rear−facing child re-
straint system on the front seat. In
the event of an accident, the force
of the rapid inflation of the airbag
can cause death or serious injury if
a rear−facing child restraint system
is put on the front seat.
D On vehicles with side airbags, do
not allow the child to lean against
the front door or around the front
door even if the child is seated in
the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbag inflates,
and the impact could cause death
or serious injury to the child.
D Make sure that you have complied
with all installation instructions provided
by
the
child
restraint
manufacturer and that the system is
properly secured.
D Unless it is unavoidable, do not put
a forward−facing child restraint system on the front seat.
D A forward−facing child restraint sys-
A child restraint system for a small
child or baby must itself be properly
restrained on the seat with either the
lap belt or the lap portion of the lap/
shoulder belt. You must carefully consult the manufacturer’s instructions
which accompany the child restraint
system.
To provide proper restraint, use a child
restraint system following the manufacturer’s instructions about the appropriate age
and size of the child for the child restraint
system.
Install the child restraint system correctly
following the instructions provided by its
manufacturer of the system. General
directions are also provided under the following illustrations.
The child restraint system should be
installed on the rear seat. According to
accident statistics, the child is safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than
in the front seat.
tem should be allowed to be put on
the front seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of the deploying airbag could
cause death or serious injury to the
child.
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—Types of child restraint
system
CAUTION
D Never put a rear−facing child re-
straint system on the front seat. In
the event of an accident, the force
of the rapid inflation of the airbag
can cause death or serious injury if
a rear−facing child restraint system
is put on the front seat.
D Unless it is unavoidable, do not put
a forward−facing child restraint system on the front seat.
D A forward−facing child restraint sys-
tem should be allowed to be put on
the front seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of the deploying airbag could
cause death or serious injury to the
child.
D After installing the child restraint
system, make sure it is secured in
place following the manufacturer’s
instructions. If it is not restrained
securely, it may cause death or serious injury to the child in the
event of a sudden stop or accident.
When not using the child restraint system,
keep it secured with the seat belt or place
it somewhere other than the passenger
compartment. This will prevent it from injuring passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident.
(A) Infant seat
(B) Convertible seat
(C) Booster seat
Install the child restraint system following
the instructions provided by its manufacturer.
Your vehicle has anchor brackets for securing the top strap of a child restraint
system.
For instructions about how to use the anchor bracket, see “—Using a top strap” on
page 95, 97 in this section.
The child restraint lower anchorages approved for your vehicle may also be used.
See “—Installation with child restraint lower anchorages” on page 99 in this section.
D On vehicles with side airbags, do
not allow the child to lean against
the front door or around the front
door even if the child is seated in
the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbag inflates,
and the impact could cause death
or serious injury to the child.
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Child restraint systems are classified into
the following 3 types depending on the
child’s age and size.
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—Installation with seat belt
(A) Infant seat
(C) Booster seat
(A) INFANT SEAT INSTALLATION
An infant seat is used in rear−facing
position only.
(B) Convertible seat
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Same angle
CAUTION
D Never put a rear−facing child re-
straint system in the front passenger seat because the force of the
rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child.
D Do not put a rear−facing child re-
straint system in the second (or
third) seat if it interferes with the
lock mechanism of the front (or
second) seats. This can cause severe injury to the child and passengers in front (or second) seats in
case of sudden braking or a collision.
D If your driving position is not satisfactory, do not install the child restraint system on the second left
seat.
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Same position
D When installing a child restraint
system in the third seat center
position, adjust both seat cushions
to the same position and align both
seatbacks at the same angle. Otherwise, the child restraint system cannot be securely restrained and this
may cause serious injuries in a collision.
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CAUTION
D After inserting the tab, make sure
the tab and buckle are locked and
that the lap and shoulder portions
of the belt are not twisted.
D Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in
the buckle as this may prevent you
from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
D If the seat belt does not function
1. Run the lap and shoulder belt through
or around the infant seat following the
instructions provided by its manufacturer and insert the tab into the buckle
taking care not to twist the belt. Keep
the lap portion of the belt tight.
normally, it cannot protect your
child from injury. Contact your
Toyota dealer immediately. Do not
use the seat until the seat belt is
fixed.
2. Fully extend the shoulder belt to put it
in the lock mode. When the belt is
then retracted even slightly, it cannot
be extended.
To hold the infant seat securely, make
sure the belt is in the lock mode before
letting the belt retract.
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3. While pressing
against the seat
let the shoulder
it will go to hold
ly.
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the infant seat firmly
cushion and seatback,
belt retract as far as
the infant seat secure-
CAUTION
Push and pull the child restraint system in different directions to be sure
it is secure. Follow all the installation
instructions provided by its manufacturer.
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4. To remove the infant seat, press the
buckle−release button and allow the
belt to retract completely. The belt will
move freely again and be ready to
work for an adult or older child passenger.
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Move seat fully back
(B) CONVERTIBLE SEAT INSTALLATION
A convertible seat is used in forward−
facing or rear−facing position depending on the child’s age and size. When
installing, follow the manufacturer’s instructions about the applicable child’s
age and size as well as directions for
installing the child restraint system.
CAUTION
D Never put a rear−facing child re-
straint system on the front passenger seat because the force of the
rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child.
D A forward−facing child restraint sys-
tem should be allowed to be put on
the front seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of the deploying front passenger airbag could cause death or serious injury to the child.
D On vehicles with side airbags, do
not allow the child to lean against
the front door or around the front
door even if the child is seated in
the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbag inflates,
and the impact could cause death
or serious injury to the child.
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Same position
Same angle
D Do not put a rear−facing child re-
straint system in the rear seat if it
interferes with the lock mechanism
of the front seats. This can cause
severe injury to the child and front
passenger in case of sudden braking or a collision.
D If your driving position is not satisfactory, do not install the child restraint system on the second left
seat.
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D When installing a child restraint
system in the third seat center
position, adjust both seat cushions
to the same position and align both
seatbacks at the same angle. Otherwise, the child restraint system cannot be securely restrained and this
may cause serious injuries in a collision.
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1. Run the lap and shoulder belt through
or around the convertible seat following
the
instructions
provided
by
its
manufacturer and insert the tab into
the buckle taking care not to twist the
belt. Keep the lap portion of the belt
tight.
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CAUTION
D After inserting the tab, make sure
the tab and buckle are locked and
that the lap and shoulder portions
of the belt are not twisted.
D Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in
the buckle as this may prevent you
from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
D If the seat belt does not function
normally, it cannot protect your
child from injury. Contact your
Toyota dealer immediately. Do not
use the seat until the seat belt is
fixed.
2. Fully extend the shoulder belt to put it
in the lock mode. When the belt is
then retracted slightly, it cannot be extended.
To hold the convertible seat securely,
make sure the belt is in the lock mode
before letting the belt retract.
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3. While pressing the convertible seat
firmly against the seat cushion and
seatback, let the shoulder belt retract
as far as it will go to hold the convertible seat securely.
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CAUTION
Push and pull the child restraint system in different directions to be sure
it is secure. Follow all the installation
instructions provided by its manufacturer.
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4. To remove the convertible seat, press
the buckle−release button and allow the
belt to retract completely. The belt will
move freely again and be ready to
work for an adult or older child passenger.
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(C) BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION
A booster seat is used in forward−facing position only.
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CAUTION
D A forward−facing child restraint sys-
Same position
Same angle
tem should be allowed to be put on
the front seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of the deploying airbag could
cause death or serious injury to the
child.
Move seat fully back
D On vehicles with side airbags, do
not allow the child to lean against
the front door or around the front
door even if the child is seated in
the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbag inflates,
and the impact could cause death
or serious injury to the child.
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D When installing a child restraint
system in the third seat center
position, adjust both seat cushions
to the same position and align both
seatbacks at the same angle. Otherwise, the child restraint system cannot be securely restrained and this
may cause serious injuries in a collision.
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CAUTION
D Always make sure the shoulder belt
is positioned across the center of
child’s shoulder. The belt should be
kept away from child’s neck, but
not falling off child’s shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the
amount of protection in an accident
and cause serious injuries in a collision.
D Both high−positioned lap belts and
1. Sit the child on a booster seat. Run
the lap and shoulder belt through or
around the booster seat and child following the instructions provided by its
manufacturer and insert the tab into
the buckle taking care not to twist the
belt.
Make sure the shoulder belt is correctly
across the child’s shoulder and that the
lap belt is positioned as low as possible
on child’s hips. See “Seat belts” for details.
loose−fitting belts could cause serious injuries due to sliding under
the lap belt during a collision or
other unintended result. Keep the
lap belt positioned as low on a
child’s hips as possible.
D For child’s safety, do not place the
shoulder belt under child’s arm.
D After inserting the tab, make sure
the tab and buckle are locked and
that the lap and shoulder portions
of the belt are not twisted.
D Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in
the buckle as this may prevent your
child from properly latching the tab
and buckle.
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D If the seat belt does not function
normally, it cannot protect your
child from injury. Contact your
Toyota dealer immediately. Do not
use the seat until the seat belt is
fixed.
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—Using a top strap
(for second seats)
Anchor brackets
2. To remove the child restraint system,
press the buckle−release button and allow the belt to retract.
Follow the procedure below for a child
restraint system that requires the use
of a top strap.
Use one anchorage on the rear of second
seats and two anchorages on the floor as
shown above to attach the top strap.
Anchors are installed for each second
seating position.
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2. Fix the child restraint system with
the seat belt.
Latch the hook onto the anchorages
and tighten the top strap.
For instructions to install the child restraint system, see “Child restraint” on
page 82 in this section.
CAUTION
TO USE THE ANCHORAGES:
Outside position
1. Remove the head restraint.
Center position
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Make sure the top strap is securely
latched, and check that the child restraint system is secure by pushing
and pulling it in different directions.
Follow all the installation instructions
provided by its manufacturer.
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—Using a top strap
(for third seats)
Symbol mark
Anchor brackets
3. Replace the head restraint.
Follow the procedure below for a child
restraint system that requires the use
of a top strap.
Use the anchorage on the rear of the
seatback of each third seat to attach the
top strap.
Anchorages are installed for third outside
seating positions.
This symbol indicates the locations of
user ready anchorage.
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TO USE THE ANCHORAGES:
1. Remove the head restraint.
2. Fix the child restraint system with
the seat belt.
Latch the hook onto the anchor
bracket and tighten the top strap.
For instructions to install the child restraint system, see “Child restraint” on
page 82 in this section.
CAUTION
Make sure the top strap is securely
latched, and check that the child restraint system is secure by pushing
and pulling it in different directions.
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3. Replace the head restraint.
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—Installation with child
restraint lower anchorages
(for second seats)
The lower anchorages for the child restraint system interfaced with the
FMVSS225 specification are installed in
the center and left positions of the second seats.
Cap
The anchorages are installed in the clearance between the seat cushion and seatback for center and left positions of second seats.
Center
Covers
Child restraint system interfaced with the
FMVSS225 specification can be fixed with
these anchorages. In this case, it is not
necessary to fix the child restraint system
with a seat belt on the vehicle.
Left
Type A
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Cap
CHILD
RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION
SYSTEM
Type A—
Covers
1. Turn up the covers for left lower
anchorage on the center position of
the seats anchorages on the left side
position of the seats, and remove
the cap for the right lower anchorage of the center position of the
seat as shown in the illustration.
2. Widen the clearance between the
seat cushion and seatback a little
and confirm the position of the lower anchorages below the tag and cap
in the seat cushion.
3. Latch the hooks of lower straps onto
the anchorages and tighten the lower
straps.
Type B—
1. Turn up the covers for left lower
anchorage on the center position of
the seats anchorages on the left side
of the position of the seat, and remove the cap for the right lower anchorage of the center position of the
seat as shown in the illustration.
Type B
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2. Widen the clearance between the
seat cushion and seatback a little
and confirm the position of the lower anchorages below the tag in the
seat cushion.
3. Latch the buckles onto the anchorages.
If your child restraint system has a top
strap, it should be anchored. (For the
installation of the top strap, see “—Using
a top strap” on page 95 in this section.)
For the installation details, refer to the
instruction manual equipped with each
product.
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—Installation with child
restraint lower anchorages
(for third seats)
CAUTION
D When using the lower anchorages
for the child restraint system, be
sure that there are no irregular objects around the anchorages or that
the seat belt is not caught.
D Push and pull the child restraint
system in different directions to be
sure it is secure. Follow all the
installation instructions provided by
its manufacturer.
D After securing the child restraint
system, never recline the seat.
D Do not put a child restraint system
on the rear seat if it interferes with
the lock mechanism of the front
seats. This can cause severe injury
to the child and front passenger in
case of sudden braking or a collision.
Cover
The lower anchorages for the child restraint system interfaced with the
FMVSS225 specification are installed in
the right side position of the third
seats.
The anchorages are installed in the clearance between the seat cushion and seatback for right side position of the third
seats.
Child restraint system interfaced with the
FMVSS225 specification can be fixed with
these anchorages. In this case, it is not
necessary to fix the child restraint system
with a seat belt on the vehicle.
Type A
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CHILD
RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION
SYSTEM
Type A—
Cover
1. Turn up the cover for lower anchorages of the right side position.
CAUTION
2. Widen the clearance between the
seat cushion and seatback a little
and confirm the position of the lower anchorages below the tag in the
seat cushion.
D When using the lower anchorages
3. Latch the hooks of lower straps onto
the anchorages and tighten the lower
straps.
D Push and pull the child restraint
Type B—
1. Turn up the cover for lower anchorages of the right side position.
2. Widen the clearance between the
seat cushion and seatback a little
and confirm the position of the lower anchorages below the tag in the
seat cushion.
3. Latch the buckles onto the anchorages.
Type B
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For the installation details, refer to the
instruction manual equipped with each
product.
If your child restraint system has a top
strap, it should be anchored. (For the
installation of the top strap, see “—Using
a top strap” on page 97 in this section.)
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for the child restraint system, be
sure that there are no irregular objects around the anchorages or that
the seat belt is not caught.
system in different directions to be
sure it is secure. Follow all the
installation instructions provided by
its manufacturer.
D When using lower anchorages for a
child restraint system on
seats, ensure that the
moved to the rear−most
with the seatback close to
restraint system.
the third
seat is
position,
the child
D After securing the child restraint
system, never slide or recline the
seat.
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Tilt steering wheel
D Do not put a child restraint system
CAUTION
on the rear seat if it interferes with
the lock mechanism of the front
seats. This can cause severe injury
to the child and front passenger in
case of sudden braking or a collision.
D Do not adjust the steering wheel
while the vehicle is moving. It may
cause the driver to mishandle the
vehicle and an accident may occur
resulting in death or serious injuries.
D After adjusting the steering wheel,
try moving it up and down to make
sure it is locked in position.
To change the steering wheel angle,
hold the steering wheel, pull the lock
release lever toward you, tilt the steering wheel to the desired angle and return the lever to its original position.
When the steering wheel is in a low position, it will spring up as you release the
lock release lever.
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—Power rear view mirror
control
Outside rear view mirrors—
CAUTION
D Do not adjust the mirror while the
vehicle is moving. It may cause the
driver to mishandle the vehicle and
an accident may occur resulting in
personal death or injuries.
D On some models, since the mirror
surfaces can get hot, keep your
hands off them when the defogger
switch is on.
Type A
Adjust the mirror so that you can see
the side of your vehicle in the mirror.
Be careful when judging the size or distance of any object seen in the outside
rear view mirror on the passenger’s side.
It is a convex mirror with a curved surface. Any object seen in a convex mirror
will look smaller and farther away than
when seen in a flat mirror.
On some models, when you push the
back window defogger switch, the heater
panels in the outside rear view mirrors will
quickly clear the surface. To turn on the
back window defogger, see “Back window
and outside rear view mirror defoggers” on
page 119 in Section 1−4.
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—Folding rear view mirrors
To adjust a mirror, use the switches.
1. Master switch—To select the mirror to
be adjusted
Push the “L” (left) or “R” (right) switch.
2. Control switch—To move the mirror P ush the switch in the desired
direction.
Mirror can be adjusted when key is in the
“ACC” or “ON” position.
NOTICE
If ice should jam the mirror, do not
operate the control or scrape the mirror face. Use a spray de−icer to free
the mirror.
FOLDING MIRRORS (type A only)
To fold mirrors for parking in restricted
areas, push the mirror folding button.
The key must be in the “ACC” or “ON”
position.
Position 1—To fold the mirrors
Position 2—To return the mirrors back to
their original positions
CAUTION
The rear view mirrors can be folded
backward for parking in restricted
areas.
To fold the rear view mirror, push backward.
Type A only—
If the key is turned from “LOCK” to “ACC”
the mirror will move automatically according to the position of the mirror folding
button.
To avoid personal injury and any mirror malfunction, do not touch the mirror while it is moving.
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Anti−glare inside rear view
mirror
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not drive with the mirrors folded
backward. Both the driver and passenger side rear view mirrors must
be extended and properly adjusted
before driving.
Do not adjust the mirror while the
vehicle is moving. It may cause the
driver to mishandle the vehicle and
an accident may occur resulting in
personal death or injuries.
Adjust the mirror so that you can just
see the rear of your vehicle in the mirror.
To reduce glare from the headlights of
the vehicle behind you during night
driving, operate the lever on the lower
edge of the mirror.
Daylight driving—Lever at position 1
The reflection in the mirror has greater
clarity at this position.
Night driving—Lever at position 2
Remember that by reducing glare you also
lose some rear view clarity.
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Sun visors—
To block out glare, move the sun visor.
To block out glare from the front—Swing
down the sun visor (position 1).
To block out glare from the side—Swing
down the sun visor, remove it from the
hook and swing it to the lateral side (position 2).
If glare comes from obliquely behind you,
extend the plate at the end of the visor
(to position 3).
—Vanity mirrors
To block the glare from the front when the
main sun visor is swung to the lateral
side (position 2), swing down the sub visor.
To use the vanity mirrors, swing down
the sun visor and open the cover.
The vanity light comes on when you open
the cover.
CAUTION
Do not extend the plate at the end of
the sun visor when the visor is in the
position 1. It can cover the anti−glare
inside rear view mirror and obstruct
the rear view.
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SECTION
1− 4
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Lights, Wipers and Defogger
Headlights and turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument panel light control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center interior and personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage compartment light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield wipers and washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back window wiper and washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back window and outside rear view mirror defoggers . . . . . . . . . . .
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Headlights and turn signals
(with automatic light control
system)
The lights automatically turn off after 30
seconds when all the side doors and back
door are closed with the ignition key in
the “ACC” or “LOCK” position and the lever at position 2. The lights also automatically turn off when the driver’s door is
opened with the lever at position 1. If the
doors are locked by the wireless remote
control transmitter, the lights automatically
turn off immediately. To turn them on
again, turn the key to the “ON” position
or actuate the headlight switch. If you are
going to park for over one week, make
sure the headlight switch is off.
HEADLIGHTS
To turn on the following lights: Twist
the headlight/turn signal lever knob.
Position 1—Parking, tail, license plate,
side marker and instrument panel lights
Position
above
2—Headlights
and
all
of
the
The automatic light control sensor is on
the top of the driver’s side instrument
panel.
The time before the headlights turn off
can be changed. For details, contact your
Toyota dealer.
Do not place anything on the instrument
panel, and/or do not affix anything on the
windshield to block this sensor.
NOTICE
Position 3 (“AUTO”)—Headlights and/or all
of the lights in position 1
They automatically turn on or off depending on the darkness of the surroundings.
Manually twist the knob to the position 2
to turn on the headlights if they are needed immediately when entering a dark tunnel, parking structure, etc.
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To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on
for a long period when the engine is
not running.
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Daytime running light system (all models sold in Canada and some models
sold in the U.S.A.)
The headlights turn on when the parking
brake is released with the engine started,
even with the light switch in the “OFF”
position. They will not go off until the
ignition switch is turned off.
To turn on the other exterior lights and
instrument panel lights, twist the knob to
the position 1.
Under the daytime running light system,
the headlights turn on at reduced intensity.
Twist the knob to the position 2 to turn
to full intensity for driving at night.
High−Low beams—For high beams, turn
the headlights on and push the lever away
from you (position 1). Pull the lever toward you (position 2) for low beams.
TURN SIGNALS
The headlight high beam indicator light
(blue light) on the instrument panel will
tell you that the high beams are on.
The key must be in the “ON” position.
Flashing the high
(position 3)—Pull the
back. The high beam
when you release the
beam headlights
lever all the way
headlights turn off
lever.
You can flash the high beam headlights
with the knob turned to “OFF”.
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To signal a turn, push the headlight/
turn signal lever up or down to position
1.
The lever automatically returns after you
make a turn, but you may have to return
it by hand after you change lanes.
To signal a lane change, move the lever
up or down to the pressure point (position
2) and hold it.
If the turn signal indicator lights (green
lights) on the instrument panel flash faster
than normal, a front or rear turn signal
bulb is burned out.
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Headlights and turn signals
(without automatic light
control system)
The lights automatically turn off after 30
seconds when all the side doors and back
door are closed with the ignition key in
the “ACC” or “LOCK” position and the lever at position 2. The lights also automatically turn off when the driver’s door is
opened with the lever at position 1. If the
doors are locked by the wireless remote
control transmitter, the lights automatically
turn off immediately. To turn them on
again, turn the key to the “ON” position
or actuate the headlight switch. If you are
going to park for over one week, make
sure the headlight switch is off.
HEADLIGHTS
To turn on the following lights: Twist
the headlight/turn signal lever knob.
Position 1—Parking, tail, license plate,
side marker and instrument panel lights
Position
above
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2—Headlights
and
all
of
the
The timing for the headlights turning off
can be changed. For details, contact your
Toyota dealer.
NOTICE
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on
for a long period when the engine is
not running.
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Daytime running light system (all models sold in Canada and some models
sold in the U.S.A.)
The headlights turn on at reduced intensity when the parking brake is released with
the engine started, even with the light
switch in the “OFF” position. They will not
go off until the ignition switch is turned
off.
To turn on the other exterior lights and
instrument panel lights, twist the knob to
the position 1.
Twist the knob to the position 2 to turn
to full intensity for driving at night.
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Emergency flashers
High−Low beams—For high beams, turn
the headlights on and push the lever away
from you (position 1). Pull the lever toward you (position 2) for low beams.
TURN SIGNALS
The headlight high beam indicator light
(blue light) on the instrument panel will
tell you that the high beams are on.
The key must be in the “ON” position.
Flashing the high
(position 3)—Pull the
back. The high beam
when you release the
beam headlights
lever all the way
headlights turn off
lever.
You can flash the high beam headlights
with the knob turned to “OFF”.
To signal a turn, push the headlight/
turn signal lever up or down to position
1.
The lever automatically returns after you
make a turn, but you may have to return
it by hand after you change lanes.
To signal a lane change, move the lever
up or down to the pressure point (position
2) and hold it.
If the turn signal indicator lights (green
lights) on the instrument panel flash faster
than normal, a front or rear turn signal
bulb is burned out.
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To turn on the
push the switch.
emergency
flashers,
All the turn signal lights will flash. To turn
them off, push the switch once again.
Turn on the emergency flashers to warn
other drivers if your vehicle must be
stopped where it might be a traffic hazard.
Always pull as far off the road as possible.
The turn signal light switch will not work
when the emergency flashers are operating.
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Instrument panel light control
Front fog lights
To adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights, turn the knob.
To turn on the front fog lights, twist
the band of the headlight and turn signal switch lever. They will come on
only when the headlights are on low
beam.
NOTICE
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the switch on
longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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Personal lights
Center interior and personal
lights
CENTER INTERIOR LIGHT
To turn on the interior light, slide the
switch.
The interior light switch has the following
positions:
“ON”—Keeps the light on all the time.
“OFF”—Turns the light off.
“DOOR”—Turns the light on when any of
the side doors are opened. The light remains on when all the side doors are
closed.
To turn on the personal light, push the
switch. To turn the lights off, push the
switch once again.
Without electric moon roof
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
With the switch in the “DOOR” position,
the light comes on when any of side
doors are opened. After all the side doors
are closed, the light remains on for a
certain time and then goes out.
However, in the following cases, the light
goes out immediately:
D All the side doors are closed when the
ignition key is in
“START” position.
“ACC”,
“ON”
or
D The ignition key is turned to “ACC”,
“ON” or “START” after all the side
doors are closed.
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D All the doors are locked when the light
is still on.
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Luggage compartment light
D When all the doors are unlocked with
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
a key or wireless remote control transmitter simultaneously, the lights come
on for about 15 seconds and then fade
out, even if the door is not opened.
With the switch in “DOOR” position, the
interior light, luggage compartment light,
ignition switch light and foot light come
the side doors are closed, the lights remain on for about 15 seconds and then
fades out.
The following adjustments can be made in
this system. For details, contact your
Toyota dealer.
However, in the following cases, the lights
go off immediately.
D Cancelling the door key or wireless remote control operation
D All the doors are closed when the igni-
D Changing the timing for the light turn-
tion key is in “ACC” or “ON” position.
ing off
To prevent the battery being discharged,
the lights will automatically turn off when
the key is removed and the door is left
opened with the switch at “DOOR” position
for 20 minutes or more.
D The ignition key is turned to “ACC”,
To turn on the luggage compartment
light, slide the switch.
The luggage compartment light switch has
the following positions:
CENTER PERSONAL LIGHTS
“ON”—Keeps the light on all the time.
To turn on the center personal light,
push the switch. To turn the light off,
push the switch once again.
“OFF”—Turns the light off.
“DOOR”—Turns the light on when any of
the side doors or back door are opened.
The light goes off immediately when the
back door is closed. However, the light
remains on when all the side doors are
closed.
“ON”, or “START” after all the side
doors are closed.
D All the doors are closed and locked.
When all the doors are unlocked with a
key or wireless remote control transmitter
simultaneously, the lights come on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out, even
if the door is not opened.
The following adjustments can be made in
this system. For details, contact your
Toyota dealer.
D Cancelling the door key or wireless re-
mote control transmitter linked operation
D Changing the timing for the light turning off
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Windshield wipers and washer
When all the doors are unlocked with a
key or wireless remote control transmitter
simultaneously, the ignition switch light
comes on for about 15 seconds and then
fade out, even if the door is not opened.
To prevent the battery being discharged,
the light will automatically turn off when
the key is removed and the door is left
opened for 20 minutes or more.
The following adjustments can be made in
this system. For details, contact your
Toyota dealer.
For easy access to the ignition switch,
the ignition switch light comes on when
any of the side doors are opened.
The light remains on for some time after
all the side doors are closed.
D Cancelling the door key or wireless re-
mote control transmitter linked operation
D Changing the timing for the light turning off
However, in the following cases, the lights
go off immediately.
D All the doors are closed when the ignition key is in “ACC” or “ON” position.
To turn on the windshield wipers, move
the lever to the desired setting.
The key must be in the “ON” position.
Lever position
Speed setting
Position 1
Intermittent
Position 2
Slow
Position 3
Fast
The “INT TIME” band lets you adjust the
wiping time interval when the wiper lever
is in the intermittent position (position 1).
Twist the band upward to increase the
time between sweeps, and downward to
decrease it.
D The ignition key is turned to “ACC”,
“ON”, or “START” after all the side
doors are closed.
D All the doors are closed and locked.
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Back window wiper and washer
To squirt washer fluid, pull the lever
toward you.
NOTICE
If the windshield wipers are off, they will
operate a couple of times after the washer
squirts.
Do not operate the back window wiper if the back window is dry. It may
scratch the glass.
For instructions on adding washer fluid,
see “Adding washer fluid” on page 297 in
Section 7−3.
In freezing weather, warm the windshield
with the defroster before using the washer.
This will help prevent the washer fluid
from freezing on your windshield, which
can block your vision.
NOTICE
Do not operate the wipers if the windshield is dry. It may scratch the
glass.
To turn on the back window wiper, twist
the lever knob upward.
The key must be in the “ON” position.
Lever position
Speed setting
Position 1
Intermittent
Position 2
Normal
To squirt washer fluid on the back window,
twist the knob upward or downward as far
as it will go (position 3 or 4). The knob
automatically returns from these positions
after you release it.
For instructions on adding washer fluid,
see “Adding washer fluid” on page 297 in
Section 7−3.
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Back window and outside rear
view mirror defoggers
Make sure you turn the defoggers off
when the surfaces are clear. Leaving the
defoggers on for a long time could cause
the battery to discharge, especially during
stop−and−go driving. The defoggers are
not designed for drying rain water or for
melting snow.
CAUTION
On some models, since the mirror
surfaces can get hot, keep your
hands off them when the defogger
switch is on.
To defog or defrost the back window,
push the switch with the back window
closed.
The key must be in the “ON” position.
The thin heater wires on the inside of the
back window will quickly clear the surface.
An indicator light will illuminate to indicate
the defogger is operating.
NOTICE
When cleaning the inside of the back
window, be careful not to scratch or
damage the heater wires or connectors.
On some models, heater panels in the
outside rear view mirrors will also quickly
clear the surfaces.
Push the switch once again to turn the
defogger off.
The system will automatically shut off after the defoggers have operated about 15
minutes.
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SECTION
1− 5
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Gauges, Meters and Service reminder indicators
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil pressure gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volt meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and two trip meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine coolant temperature
gauge
Fuel gauge
If the fuel tank is completely empty, the
malfunction indicator lamp comes on. Fill
the fuel tank immediately.
The indicator lamp goes off after driving
several times. If the indicator lamp does
not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as
soon as possible.
The gauge works when the ignition
switch is on and indicates the approximate quantity of fuel remaining in the
tank.
The gauge indicates the engine coolant
temperature when the ignition switch is
on. The engine operating temperature
will vary with changes in weather and
engine load.
Nearly full—Needle at “F”
Nearly empty—Needle at “E”
If the needle moves into the red zone,
your engine is too hot. If your vehicle
overheats, stop your vehicle and allow the
engine to cool.
It is a good idea to keep the tank over
1/4 full.
If the fuel level approaches “E” or the low
fuel level warning light comes on, fill the
fuel tank as soon as possible.
Your vehicle may overheat during severe
operating conditions, such as:
D Driving up a long hill on a hot day.
D Reducing speed or stopping after high
On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the fuel gauge
needle may fluctuate or the low fuel level
warning light may come on earlier than
usual.
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Oil pressure gauge
D Idling for a long period with the air
NOTICE
conditioning on in stop−and−go traffic.
D Towing a trailer.
NOTICE
z Do not remove the thermostat in
the engine cooling system as this
may cause the engine to overheat.
The thermostat is designed to control the flow of coolant to keep the
temperature of the engine within
the specified operating range.
z Do not continue driving with an
overheated engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in Section 4.
Normal
driving
Do not drive the vehicle with the oil
pressure below the normal range until
the cause is fixed—it may ruin the
engine.
Idling
The oil pressure gauge indicates engine
oil pressure when the ignition switch is
on. Check it while driving to make sure
that the needle is in the proper range.
If the oil pressure should stay below the
normal range, pull off the road to a safe
place and stop the engine immediately.
Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair
shop for assistance.
Oil pressure may not build up when the
oil level is too low. The oil pressure
gauge is not designed to indicate oil level,
and the oil level must be checked using
the level dipstick.
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Voltmeter
Tachometer
Odometer and two trip meters
The voltmeter tells whether the battery
is charged or discharged. Check it
while the engine is running—the needle
should always indicate as shown above.
The tachometer indicates engine speed
in thousands of rpm (revolutions per
minute). Use it while driving to select
correct shift points and to prevent engine lugging and over−revving.
This meter displays the odometer and
two trip meters.
If the needle reads below or above the
normal range while the engine is running,
it indicates the charging system needs immediate repair.
However, it is normal for the needle to
drop below the normal range during engine starting.
Driving with the engine running too fast
causes excessive engine wear and poor
fuel economy. Remember, in most cases
the slower the engine speed, the greater
the fuel economy.
NOTICE
Do not let the indicator needle get
into the red zone. This may cause
severe engine damage.
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1. Odometer—Shows the total
the vehicle has been driven.
distance
2. Two trip meters—Show two different
distances independently driven since
the last time each trip meter was set
to zero.
You can use one trip meter to calculate
the fuel economy and the other to
measure the distance on each trip. All
trip meter data is cancelled if the electrical power source is disconnected.
3. Trip meter reset knob—Resets the two
trip meters to zero, and also change
the meter display.
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Service reminder indicators
and warning buzzers
To change the meter display, quickly
push and release the knob. The meter
display changes in the order from the
odometer to trip meter A to trip meter
B, then back to the odometer each
time you push.
To reset the trip meter A to zero, display the meter A reading, then push
and hold the knob until the meter is
set to zero. The same process can be
applied for resetting the trip meter B.
If the indicator or
buzzer comes on...
(a)
Do this.
If parking brake is
(f)
off, stop
immediately and
contact Toyota
dealer.
(g)
(b)
Fasten driver’s
seat belt.
(indicator and buzzer)
(c)
If the indicator or
buzzer comes on...
Fasten front
passenger’s seat
belt.
(d)
Stop and check.
(e)
Take vehicle to
Toyota dealer.
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Fill up tank.
or
tem
also
(h)
Take vehicle to
Toyota dealer.
If the brake syswarning light is
on, stop
immediately and
contact Toyota
dealer.
Take vehicle to
Toyota dealer.
or
(i)
Close all doors.
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If the indicator or
buzzer comes on...
(j)
(k) Key reminder
buzzer
Do this.
Take vehicle to
Toyota d ealer
immediately.
Remove key.
(a) Brake System Warning Light
This light comes on in the following cases
when the ignition key is in the “ON” position.
D When the parking brake is applied...
This light comes on for a few seconds
when the ignition key is turned to the
“ON” position even after the parking brake
is released.
D When the brake fluid level is low...
CAUTION
(l)
(m)
Shift front drive
control lever out of
“N”.
Stop and check.
It is dangerous to continue driving
normally when the brake fluid level is
low.
Have your vehicle checked at your
Toyota dealer in the following cases:
D The light does not come on even if the
(n)
Add washer fluid.
parking brake is applied when the ignition key is in the “ON” position.
D The light does not come on even if the
ignition key is turned on with the parking brake released.
A warning light turning on briefly during
operation does not indicate a problem.
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CAUTION
If either of the following conditions
occurs, immediately stop your vehicle
at a safe place and contact your
Toyota dealer.
D The light does not turn off even
after the parking brake is released
while the engine is running.
In this case, the brakes may not
work properly and your stopping
distance will become longer. Depress the brake pedal firmly and
bring the vehicle to an immediate
stop.
D The brake system warning light remains on together with the “ABS”
warning light.
In this case, not only the anti−lock
brake system will fail but also the
vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.
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(b) Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light
and Buzzer
This light and buzzer remind
buckle up the driver’s seat belt.
you
to
Once the ignition key is turned to “ON” or
“START”, the reminder light flashes and
buzzer come on if the driver’s seat belt
is not fastened. Unless the driver fastens
the belt, the light keeps on flashing and
the buzzer sounds for about 4 to 8 seconds.
(c) Front Passenger’s
minder Light
Seat
Belt
(d) Discharge Warning Light
This light warns that the battery is being
discharged.
If it comes on while you are driving, there
is a problem somewhere in the charging
system.
The engine ignition will continue to operate, however, until the battery is discharged. Turn off the air conditioning,
blower, radio, etc., and drive directly to
the nearest Toyota dealer or repair shop.
Re-
This light reminds you to buckle up the
front passenger’s seat belt.
Once the ignition key is turned to “ON” or
“START”, the reminder light flashes if a
passenger sits in the front passenger seat
and does not fasten the seat belt. Unless
the front passenger fastens the belt, the
light stays flashing.
If luggage load is placed on the front
passenger seat, depending on its weight
and how it is placed on the seat, built−in
sensors in the seat cushion may detect
the pressure, causing the reminder light to
come on.
NOTICE
Do not continue driving if the engine
drive belt is broken or loose.
(e) Malfunction Indicator Lamp
This lamp
cases.
comes
on
in
the
following
a. The fuel tank is completely empty.
(See “Fuel gauge” on page 122 in this
section for instructions.)
b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See “Fuel tank cap” on page
30 in Section 1−2 for instructions.)
c. There is a problem somewhere in your
engine electrical system, automatic
transmission
system
or
electronic
throttle control system.
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If it comes on while you are driving in
case, have your vehicle checked/repaired
by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
If this lamp comes on and the engine
speed does not increase with the accelerator pedal depressed down to about the
middle position, there may be a problem
somewhere in your electronic throttle control system. At this time, if you depress
the accelerator pedal more firmly and
slowly, you can drive your vehicle at low
speeds. Have your vehicle checked by
your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
Even if the abnormality of the electronic
throttle control system is corrected during
low speed driving, the system may not be
recovered until the engine is stopped and
the ignition key is turned to “ACC” or
“LOCK” position.
(f) Low Fuel Level Warning Light
This light comes on when the fuel level
in the tank becomes nearly empty. Fill up
the tank as soon as possible.
On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the low fuel level
warning light may come on earlier than
usual.
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(g) “ABS” Warning Light
The light comes on when the ignition key
is turned to the “ON” position. If the anti−
lock brake system works properly, the
light turns off after a few seconds. Thereafter, if the system malfunctions, the light
comes on again.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and
the brake system warning light is off), the
anti−lock brake system the traction control
system (two−wheel drive vehicles), the active traction control system (four−wheel
drive vehicles) and the vehicle skid control system do not operate, but the brake
system still operates conventionally.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and
the brake system warning light is off), the
anti−lock brake system does not operate
so that the wheels could lock up during
a sudden braking or braking on slippery
road surfaces.
If either of the following conditions
occurs, this indicates a malfunction
somewhere in the parts monitored by
the warning light system. Contact your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible to
service the vehicle.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, or remains on.
D The light comes on while you are driving.
A warning light turning on briefly during
operation does not indicate a problem.
CAUTION
If the “ABS” warning light remains on
together with the brake system warning light, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your
Toyota dealer.
In this case, not only the anti−lock
brake system will fail but also the
vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.
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(h) Vehicle Skid Control System/Traction Control System (two−wheel
drive models) or Active Traction
Control System (four−wheel drive
models) Warning Lights
These lights warn that there is a problem
somewhere in the vehicle skid control system and traction control system (two−
wheel drive models) or active traction control system (four−wheel drive models).
If the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models) or
“VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light come on, have your vehicle
checked by Toyota dealer as soon as possible. However, there is no problem when
the “VSC/TRAC” warning light comes on
when the brake actuator temperature becomes high. (For details, see “Traction
control system” on page 140 and “Active
traction control” on page 142 in Section
1−6.)
The lights will come on when the ignition
key turned to “ON”, and will go off after
a few seconds.
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When the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models) or
“VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light come on the vehicle skid system and/or active traction control system
do not operate, but there is no problem
to continue driving.
(i) Open Door Warning Light
This light remains on until all the side
doors and back door are completely
closed.
(j) SRS Warning Light
This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.
After about 6 seconds, the light will go
off. This means the system of the airbag and front seat belt pretensioner are
operating properly.
The warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors, side and curtain shield airbag sensors,
front
seat
belt
pretensioner
assemblies, inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power sources.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ACC” or
“ON” position or remains on.
D The light comes on or flashes while
driving.
(k) Key Reminder Buzzer
This buzzer reminds you to remove the
key when you open the driver’s door with
the ignition key in the “ACC” or “LOCK”
position.
(l) Unengaged “Park” Warning Light
This light warns that the transmission
“Park” mechanism is not engaged. If the
front drive control lever is in the “N” position while the selector lever is in the “P”
position, the transmission will disengage
and the wheels will not lock.
CAUTION
To restore the park function, shift the
front drive control lever out of “N”,
or the vehicle can move.
If either of the following conditions occurs,
this indicates a malfunction somewhere in
the parts monitored by the warning light
system. Contact your Toyota dealer as
soon as possible to service the vehicle.
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(m) Automatic Transmission Fluid Temperature Warning Light
This light warns that the automatic transmission fluid temperature is too high.
If this light comes on while you are driving, slow down and pull off the road. Stop
the vehicle at a safe place and put the
selector lever in “P”. With the engine idling, wait until the light goes off. If the
light goes off, you may start the vehicle
again. If the light does not go off, call a
Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop for
assistance.
NOTICE
Continued driving with the warning
light on may damage the automatic
transmission.
(n) Low windshield Washer Fluid Level
Warning Light
This light warns that the windshield washer fluid level is too low. Add washer fluid
at your earliest opportunity. (For instructions, see “Adding washer fluid” on page
297 in Section 7−3.)
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CHECKING SERVICE REMINDER
INDICATORS (except the low fuel level
warning light and low windshield washer fluid level warning light)
6. Shift the four−wheel drive control lever
out of “N”.
The unengaged “Park” warning light
should go off.
1. Apply the parking brake.
If any service reminder indicator or warning buzzer does not function as described
above, have it checked by your Toyota
dealer as soon as possible.
2. Open one of the side doors or back
door.
The open door warning light should
come on.
3. Close the door.
The open door warning light should go
off.
4. Turn the ignition key to “ON”, but do
not start the engine.
All the service reminder indicators except the open door warning light should
come on. The “ABS” and “VSC/TRAC”
warning lights, “TRAC OFF” (two−wheel
drive models) or “VSC OFF” (four−
wheel drive models) indicator light and
slip indicator light go off after a few
seconds. The SRS warning light goes
off after about 6 seconds.
5. Place the four−wheel control lever in
“N” position and the selector lever in
“P” position.
The unengaged “Park” warning light
should come on.
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SECTION
1− 6
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Ignition switch, Transmission and Parking brake
Ignition switch with steering lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Four−wheel drive system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Active traction control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle skid control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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142
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147
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Ignition switch with steering
lock
“LOCK”—Engine is off and the steering
wheel is locked. The key can be removed only at this position.
You must shift the selector lever into the
“P” position before turning the key from
“ACC” to the “LOCK” position.
Once you remove the key, the engine immobiliser system is automatically set. (See
“Engine immobiliser system” on page 10
in Section 1−2.)
“START”—Starter motor on. The key
will return to the “ON” position when
released.
For starting tips, see page 227 in Section
3.
“ON”—Engine on and all accessories
on.
This is the normal driving position.
When starting the engine, the key may
seem stuck at the “LOCK” position. To
free it, first be sure the key is pushed all
the way in, and then rock the steering
wheel slightly while turning the key gently.
NOTICE
Do not leave the key in the “ON”
position if the engine is not running.
The battery will discharge and the
ignition could be damaged.
“ACC”—Accessories such as the radio
operate, but the engine is off.
If you leave the key in the “ACC” or
“LOCK” position and open the driver’s
door, a buzzer will remind you to remove
the key.
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Automatic transmission
Overdrive switch
Selector lever
Your automatic transmission has a shift
lock system to minimize the possibility of
incorrect operation. This means you can
only shift out of “P” position when the
brake pedal is depressed (with the ignition
switch in “ON” or “ACC” position and the
selector lever pulled toward you).
(a) Selector lever
The shift position is displayed on the instrument cluster.
P: Parking, engine starting and
key removal
R: Reverse
N: Neutral
D: Normal driving (with overdrive on)
With the brake pedal depressed,
shift while pulling the selector lever
toward you. (The ignition switch
must be in “ON” or “ACC” position.)
2: Stronger engine braking
L: Maximum engine braking
Shift while pulling the
selector lever toward you.
Shift normally.
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When the cruise control is being used,
even if you downshift the transmission by
pushing and releasing the overdrive
switch, engine braking will not be enabled
because the cruise control is not cancelled.
For ways to decrease the vehicle speed,
see “Cruise control” on page 147 in this
section.
(c) Normal driving
(b) Overdrive switch
You can select either third gear (with
overdrive off) or fourth gear (with overdrive on) by pushing this switch.
To turn the overdrive off, push the switch.
The “O/D OFF” indicator light should come
on. To turn the overdrive on again, push
the switch again. The “O/D OFF” indicator
light should go off.
Always drive your vehicle with the overdrive on for better fuel economy and
quieter driving.
If the engine is turned off when the overdrive is off and restarted, the overdrive
will be on automatically.
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1. Start the engine as instructed in “How
to start the engine” on page 228 in
Section 3. The transmission must be in
“P” or “N”.
When the front drive control lever is in
“L4”
(low−speed
position,
four−wheel
drive), the driving pattern selector setting
has no effect on gear shift timing. (See
“Four−wheel drive system” on page 137 in
this section for information of the front
drive control lever.)
2. With your foot holding down the brake
pedal, shift the selector lever to “D”.
When the lever is in the “D” position, the
automatic transmission system will select
the most suitable gear for running conditions such as normal cruising, hill climbing, hard towing, etc.
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Always turn the overdrive on for better
fuel economy and quieter driving. If the
engine coolant temperature is low or when
the front drive control lever is in “L4”
(low−speed position, four−wheel drive), the
transmission will not shift into the overdrive gear even with the overdrive on.
(See “Four−wheel drive system” on page
137 in this section for information of the
front drive control lever.)
CAUTION
Never put your foot on the accelerator pedal while shifting.
3. Release the parking brake and brake
pedal. Depress the accelerator pedal
slowly for smooth starting.
(d) Using engine braking
To use engine braking, you can downshift
the transmission as follows:
D Push the overdrive switch. The “O/D
OFF” indicator light will come on and
the transmission will downshift to third
gear.
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D Shift into the “2” position. The trans-
mission will downshift to second gear
when the vehicle speed drops down to
or lower than the following speed, and
stronger engine braking will be enabled.
Two−wheel drive models
110 km/h (68 mph)
Four−wheel drive models
Front drive control lever in “H”
(2WD) or “H” (4WD)
110 km/h (68 mph)
Front drive control lever in “L4”
39 km/h (24 mph)
When the cruise control is being used,
even if you downshift the transmission by
pushing and releasing the overdrive
switch, engine braking is not enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled.
For ways to decrease the vehicle speed,
see “Cruise control” on page 147 in this
section.
CAUTION
Be careful when downshifting on a
slippery
surface.
Abrupt
shifting
could cause the vehicle to spin or
skid.
D Shift into the “L” position. The trans-
mission will downshift to first gear
when the vehicle speed drops down to
or lower than the following speed, and
maximum engine braking will be enabled.
Two−wheel drive models
55 km/h (34 mph)
Four−wheel drive models
Front drive control lever in “H”
(2WD) or “H” (4WD)
55 km/h (34 mph)
Front drive control lever in “L4”
10 km/h (5 mph)
(e) Using the “2” and “L”, positions
The “2” and “L” positions are used for
strong engine braking as described previously.
With the selector lever in “2” or “L”, you
can start the vehicle in motion as with the
lever in “D”.
With the selector lever in “2”, the vehicle
will start in first gear and automatically
shift to second gear.
With the selector lever in “L”, the transmission is engaged in first gear.
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NOTICE
z Be careful not to over−rev the engine. Watch the tachometer to keep
engine rpm from going into the red
zone. The approximate maximum allowable speed for each position is
given above for your reference:
Two−wheel drive models
“2” . . . . . . . 110 km/h (68 mph)
“L” . . . . . . . . 60 km/h (38 mph)
Four−wheel drive models
Front drive control lever in “H”
(2WD) or “H” (4WD)
“2” . . . . . . . 110 km/h (68 mph)
“L” . . . . . . . . 60 km/h (38 mph)
Front drive control lever in “L4”
“2” . . . . . . . . 45 km/h (28 mph)
“L” . . . . . . . . 25 km/h (16 mph)
z Do not continue hill climbing or
hard towing for a long time in the
“2” or “L” position. This may cause
severe automatic transmission damage from overheating. To prevent
such damage, “D” position should
be used in hill climbing or hard
towing.
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(f) Backing up
(h) Good driving practice
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
D If the transmission repeatedly shifts up
2. With the brake pedal held down with
your foot, shift the selector lever to the
“R” position.
NOTICE
Never shift into reverse while the vehicle is moving.
(g) Parking
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. With the brake pedal pressed down,
fully depress the parking brake pedal
to apply the parking brake securely.
3. With the brake pedal pressed down,
shift the selector lever to the “P” position.
CAUTION
Never attempt to move the selector
lever into “P” position under any circumstances while the vehicle is moving. Serious mechanical damage and
loss of vehicle control may result.
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and down between third gear and overdrive when climbing a gentle slope, the
overdrive should be turned off. Be sure
to turn the switch on immediately afterward.
D When towing a trailer, in order to main-
tain engine braking efficiency, do not
use overdrive.
CAUTION
Always keep your foot on the brake
pedal while stopped with the engine
running. This prevents the vehicle
from creeping.
NOTICE
Do not hold the vehicle on an upgrade with the accelerator pedal. It
can cause the transmission to overheat. Always use the brake pedal or
parking brake.
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(i) Rocking your vehicle if stuck
CAUTION
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may
attempt to rock the vehicle free by
moving it forward and backward. Do
not attempt this procedure if people
or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation
the vehicle may suddenly move forward or backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to
nearby people or objects.
NOTICE
If you rock your vehicle, observe the
following precautions to prevent damage to the transmission and other
parts.
z Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting the selector lever
or before the transmission is completely shifted to forward or reverse
gear.
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Four−wheel drive system—
(a) Front drive control
Use the transmission shift lever, front
drive control lever and “4WD” switch to
select the transfer and center differential modes.
z Do not race the engine and avoid
spinning the wheels.
z If your vehicle remains stuck after
rocking the vehicle several times,
consider other ways such as towing.
The “H” and “L4” position of the front
drive control lever and the “L” position of
the transmission shift lever provide either
lock or unlock the mode of the center
differential.
“H” mode (high speed position, two−
wheel drive): Front drive control lever at
“H”
Use this for normal driving on dry hard−
surfaced roads. This position gives greater
economy, quietest ride and least wear and
better vehicle control.
“H” (2WD) mode
“H” (4WD) or
“L4” (UNLOCKED) mode
“L4” (LOCKED) mode
“H” mode (high speed position, four−
wheel drive, center differential unlocked): Front drive control lever at “H”,
“4WD” switch pushed once
Use this for normal driving on all types of
roads, from dry hard−surfaced roads to
wet, icy or snow−covered roads. This
position provides greater traction than
two−wheel drive.
“N” mode (neutral position): Front drive
control lever at “N”
No power is delivered to the wheels. The
vehicle must be stopped.
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“L4” mode (low speed position, four−
wheel drive, center differential unlocked): Transmission shift lever except
at “L”, front drive control lever at “L4”
Use this for maximum power and traction.
Use this for climbing steep hills, off−road
driving, and hard pulling in sand or mud.
In this mode, the braking feeling that occurs when the wheels are negotiating a
sharp corner is further reduced than in the
“L4” (low position, four−wheel drive, center
differential locked) mode.
If you place the transmission shift lever at
“2” in this mode, the transmission automatically shifts up from second gear. This
system is effective when starting your vehicle in sand, mud, ice or snow. (However, the transmission system may shift up
from first gear when the vehicle starts too
quickly.)
“L4” mode (low speed position, four−
wheel drive, center differential locked):
Transmission shift lever at “L”, front drive
control lever at “L4”
Use this for maximum power and traction.
Use this for hard pulling in situations the
vehicle cannot negotiate even in the “L4”
(low speed position, four−wheel drive, center differential unlocked) mode. Also, using
this mode when driving down steep off−
road inclines will help contribute to increased vehicle stability.
The indicator shows which transfer and
center differential mode the vehicle is in.
When the shifting operation has not been
completed after moving the lever, the
indicator flashes. If the indicator light does
not go off when you move the transmission shift lever and/or front drive control
lever, drive straight ahead while accelerating or decelerating, or drive in reverse. If
the indicator flashes even if doing so,
contact your Toyota dealer as soon as
possible. There may be a trouble in the
four wheel drive system.
See “(c) Shifting procedure” for further instructions.
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Advice for driving on slippery roads in
“L4” (low speed position) mode
If you shift the front drive control lever to
“L4” and the automatic transmission lever
to “D” or “2” when you drive in steep
off−road areas, the output of the brake
can be controlled effectively by the active
traction control system, which assists the
driver to control the driving power of 4
wheels.
Use the “L” position of the automatic
transmission lever for maximum power
and traction when your wheels get stuck
or when you drive down a steep incline.
To control the output of the brake effectively, observe the following directions;
D In the case of uphill driving with the
front drive control lever positioned in
“L4” and the transmission shift lever
positioned in “L”, make sure the center
differential lock indicator comes on with
your vehicle placed at the level.
D When the center differential lock indicator flashes
drive control
transmission
ahead while
ing, or drive
after operating the front
lever, “4WD” switch or the
shift lever, drive straight
accelerating or deceleratin reverse.
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(b) A.D.D. (automatic
disconnecting differential)
The A.D.D. can be engaged or disengaged by the shifting operations described in “(c) Shifting procedure”.
You should drive in four−wheel drive for
at least 16 km (10 miles) each month.
This will assure that the front drive components are lubricated.
(c) Shifting procedure
SHIFTING BETWEEN “H” (2WD) MODE
AND “H” (4WD) MODE
SHIFTING BETWEEN “L4” (UNLOCKED)
AND “L4” (LOCKED)
To shift from “H” (2WD) mode to “H”
(4WD) mode, reduce your speed to less
than 100 km/h (62 mph) and push in the
“4WD” switch.
To shift between unlock and lock
modes in “L”, move the transmission
shift lever and front drive control lever.
If the indicator light flashes when you
push in the “4WD” switch, drive straight
ahead while accelerating or decelerating.
If the indicator light flashes when you
move the front drive control lever, drive
straight ahead while accelerating or decelerating.
If the indicator light flashes and the buzzer sounds when you push in the “4WD”
switch, reduce your speed or stop the
vehicle.
CAUTION
Never push the “4WD” switch if
wheels are slipping. Stop the slipping
or spinning before shifting.
To shift from “H” (4WD) mode to “H”
(2WD) mode, push the “4WD” switch
again to turn it off.
This can be done at any vehicle speed.
CAUTION
Never move the front drive control
lever if wheels are slipping. Stop the
slipping or spinning before shifting.
NOTICE
Do not drive on a dry paved surface
in “L4” (LOCKED) mode. This may
damage the locking mechanism and
the drive system.
This can be done at any vehicle speed.
If the indicator light flashes when you
push in the “4WD” switch, drive straight
ahead while accelerating or decelerating,
or drive in reverse.
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Traction control system
(two−wheel drive models)
Leave the system on during ordinary driving so that it can operate when needed.
When traction control is applied, the slip
indicator light blinks.
SHIFTING BETWEEN “H” AND “L4”
If the front drive control lever is shifted
from “L4” to “H”, the mode will be “H”
(4WD).
Stop the vehicle and put the transmission
in “N”. With your foot holding down the
brake pedal, move the front drive control
lever.
If the indicator light flashes when you
move the front drive control lever or automatic transmission lever, drive straight
ahead while accelerating or decelerating.
CAUTION
Never move the front drive control
lever if wheels are slipping. Stop the
slipping or spinning before shifting.
NOTICE
Do not drive on a dry paved surface
in “L4” (LOCKED) mode. This may
damage the locking mechanism and
the drive system.
The traction control system automatically helps control the spinning of rear
wheels which may occur when accelerating on slippery road surfaces, by controlling the output of the brake and engine. Thus, the system assists driver to
control the driving power of rear
wheels.
When you turn the ignition switch on, the
traction control system always turns on
automatically, and the slip indicator light
will come on. The indicator light will go off
after about a few seconds.
If the slip indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is turned on, contact
your Toyota dealer.
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You may hear a sound in the engine
compartment for a few seconds when the
engine is started or just after the vehicle
is started. This means that the traction
control system is in the self−check mode,
and does not indicate malfunction. When
the traction control system is operating,
you may feel vibration or noise of your
vehicle, caused by operation of the
brakes. This indicates the system is functioning properly.
When getting the vehicle out of mud or
new snow, etc. the traction control system
will help operate to prevent the wheels
from spinning.
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If your wheels get stuck in a ditch or
when you are driving on a slippery or
bumpy surface, turn off the traction control
system because its function that controls
engine performance interferes with the
process of freeing your wheels.
You can turn off the traction control
system by pushing the “TRAC OFF”
switch. The “TRAC OFF” indicator light
will come on. Pushing the “TRAC OFF”
switch a second time turns on the traction control system again and the
“TRAC OFF” indicator light will go off.
Traction control system failure warning
These lights warn that when there is a
problem somewhere in the traction control
system.
If the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” indicator light come on, have
your vehicle checked by Toyota dealer as
soon as possible.
The traction control system will automatically go on, and the “TRAC OFF” indicator
light will go off when you drive over 30
km/h (19 mph) even if the “TRAC OFF”
switch is pushed to cancel the traction
control system.
The lights will come on when the ignition
key is turned on, and will go off after a
few seconds.
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Active traction control
system
(four−wheel drive models)
The brake actuator temperature increases
during continuous operation of the traction
control system or vehicle skid control system such as on slippery roads. If the
brake actuator temperature becomes too
high while the traction control system or
vehicle skid control system is operating,
a buzzer will start to sound intermittently
to indicate that the traction control system
can no longer operate. In this case, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place.
If the system continues to operate, the
buzzer sound changes from intermittent to
continuous.
(The
continuous
buzzer
sounds for about 3 seconds.) At the time
the “VSC/TRAC” warning light will come
on and the traction control system temporarily stops operating in order to protect
the brake actuator. (Although the traction
control system does not operate, there is
no problem to continue your driving.) The
system will be automatically restored after
a short time and the “VSC/TRAC” warning
light goes out.
When the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” indicator light come on the
traction control system does not operate,
but there is no problem to continue your
driving.
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In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer:
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” indicator light do not
come on after the ignition is turned on.
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” indicator light are left on
after the ignition is turned on.
CAUTION
Under certain slippery road conditions, full traction of the vehicles and
power to rear wheels cannot be maintained, even though the traction control system is in operation. Do not
drive the vehicle under any speed or
maneuvering conditions which will
cause the vehicle to lose traction. In
situations where the road surface is
covered with ice or snow, your vehicle should be fitted with snow tires
or tire chains. Always drive at an appropriate and cautious speed for the
road conditions present.
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The active traction control system automatically helps control the spinning of
4 wheels (4WD mode) or rear wheels
(2WD mode) which may occur when accelerating on slippery road surfaces, by
controlling the output of the brake and
engine. Thus, the system assists driver
to control the driving power of 4
wheels (4WD mode) or rear wheels
(2WD mode).
When you turn the ignition switch on, the
active traction control system always turns
on automatically, and the slip indicator
light will come on. The indicator lights will
go off after about a few seconds.
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If the slip indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is turned on, contact
your Toyota dealer.
When the active traction control is applied, the slip indicator light blinks.
You may hear a sound in the engine
compartment for a few seconds when the
engine is started or just after the vehicle
is started. This means that the active
traction control system is in the self−
check mode, and does not indicate malfunction. When the traction control system
is operating, you may feel vibration or
noise of your vehicle, caused by operation
of the brakes. This indicates the system
is functioning properly.
When getting the vehicle out of mud or
new snow, etc. the active traction control
system will help operate to prevent the
wheels from spinning.
Active traction control system failure
warning
These lights warn that when there is a
problem somewhere in the active traction
control system.
If the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and “VSC
OFF” indicator light come on, have your
vehicle checked by Toyota dealer as soon
as possible.
The lights will come on when the ignition
key is turned on, and will go off after a
few seconds.
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The brake actuator temperature increases
during continuous operation of the active
traction control system or vehicle skid
control system such as on slippery roads.
If the brake actuator temperature becomes
too high while the active traction control
system or vehicle skid control system is
operating, a buzzer will start to sound
intermittently to indicate that the active
traction control system can no longer operate. In this case, immediately stop your
vehicle at a safe place. If the system
continues to operate, the buzzer sound
changes from intermittent to continuous.
(The continuous buzzer sounds for about
3 seconds.) At the time, the “VSC/TRAC”
warning light will come on and the active
traction control system temporarily stops
operating in order to protect the brake
actuator. (Although the active traction control system does not operate, there is no
problem to continue your driving.) The
system will be automatically restored after
a short time and the “VSC/TRAC” warning
light goes out.
When the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“VSC OFF” indicator light come on the
active traction control system does not
operate, but there is no problem to continue your driving.
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Vehicle skid control system
In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer:
If the vehicles is going to skid during
driving, the slip indicator light flashes and
an alarm sounds intermittently.
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
VSC OFF” indicator light do not come
on after the ignition is turned on.
The vehicle skid control activates when
the vehicle speed is more than the following speed.
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
Front drive control lever in
15
Front drive control lever in
30
“VSC OFF” indicator light are left on
after the ignition is turned on.
CAUTION
Under certain slippery road conditions, full traction of the vehicles and
power to 4 wheels (4WD mode) or
rear wheels (2WD mode) cannot be
maintained, even though the active
traction control system is in operation. Do not drive the vehicle under
any speed or maneuvering conditions
which will cause the vehicle to lose
traction. In situations where the road
surface is covered with ice or snow,
your vehicle should be fitted with
snow tires or tire chains. Always
drive at an appropriate and cautious
speed for the road conditions present.
The vehicle skid control system helps
provide comprehensive control of the
systems such as an anti−lock brake
system, traction control, engine control,
etc. This system automatically controls
the output of the brakes or engine to
help prevent the vehicle from skidding
when cornering on a slippery road surface or abrupt steering wheel operation
occurs.
When you turn the ignition switch on, the
slip indicator light will come on. The slip
indicator light will go off after about a few
seconds.
If the slip indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is turned on, contact
your Toyota dealer.
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“H”
km/h (9 mph)
“L4”
km/h (18 mph)
You may hear a sound in the engine
compartment for a few seconds when the
engine is started or just after the vehicle
is started. This means that the vehicle
stability control is in the self−check mode
and does not indicate a malfunction.
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If your wheels get stuck in a ditch or
when you are driving on a severe off road
and sand, turn off the vehicle skid control
system because its function that controls
engine performance interferes with the
process of freeing your wheels.
NOTICE
Make sure that the “VSC OFF” indicator light goes off before normal driving.
Two−wheel drive models
Four−wheel drive models only—
This switch can function only when the
four−wheel drive system is selected.
You can turn off the vehicle skid control system by pushing the “VSC OFF”
switch. The “VSC OFF” indicator light
will come on. Pushing the “VSC OFF”
switch a second time turns the system
again and the “VSC OFF” indicator light
will go off.
When you turn the ignition switch on, this
system always turns on.
Four−wheel drive models
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Vehicle skid
warning
control
system
failure
These lights warn that when there is a
problem somewhere in the vehicle skid
control system, traction control system
(two−wheel drive models) or active traction control system (four−wheel drive models).
If the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models) or
“VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light come on, have your vehicle
checked by Toyota dealer as soon as possible. However, it is no problem that the
“VSC/TRAC” warning light comes on when
the brake actuator temperature becomes
high. (For details, see “Traction control
system” on page 140 and “Active traction
control system” on page 142 in this section.)
While the “ABS” warning light comes on,
the vehicle skid control system, traction
control system (two−wheel drive models)
or active traction control system (four−
wheel drive models).
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The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and “TRAC
OFF” (two−wheel drive models) or “VSC
OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator
light will come on when the ignition key
is turned to “ON”, and will go off after a
few seconds.
When the “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models) or
“VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light come on, the vehicle skid control system does not operate, but there is
no problem to continue your driving.
In the following cases, contact your Toyota
dealer:
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models)
or “VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light do not come on after the ignition is turned on.
D The “VSC/TRAC” warning light and
“TRAC OFF” (two−wheel drive models)
or “VSC OFF” (four−wheel drive models) indicator light are left on after the
ignition is turned on.
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CAUTION
D Do not rely excessively on the ve-
hicle skid control system. Even if
the vehicle skid control system is
operating, it does not completely
eliminate the possibility of an accident. Always keep safe driving in
mind, as reckless driving increases
the risk of accident. If the slip indicator light flashes, sounding an
alarm, special care should be taken
while driving.
D Only use tires of specified size. The
size, manufacture, brand and tread
pattern for all 4 tires should be the
same. If you use the tires other
than specified, or different type or
size, the vehicle skid control system may not function correctly.
When replacing the tires or wheels,
contact your Toyota dealer. (See
“Checking and replacing tires” on
page 289 in Section 7−2.)
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Parking brake
Cruise control
CAUTION
Before driving, be sure the parking
brake is fully released and the parking brake reminder light is off.
The cruise control allows you to cruise
the vehicle at a desired speed over 40
km/h (25 mph) even with your foot off
the accelerator pedal.
Your cruising speed can be maintained up
or down grades within the limits of engine
performance, although a slight speed
change may occur when driving up or
down the grades. On steeper hills, a
greater speed change will occur so it is
better to drive without the cruise control.
CAUTION
When parking, firmly apply the parking
brake to avoid inadvertent creeping.
D To help maintain maximum control
of your vehicle, do not use the
cruise control when driving in
heavy or varying traffic, or on slippery (rainy, icy or snow−covered) or
winding roads.
To set: Fully depress the parking brake
pedal. For better holding power, first depress the brake pedal and hold it while
setting the parking brake.
To release: Depress the parking brake
pedal once again.
D Avoid vehicle speed increases when
driving downhill. If the vehicle
speed is too fast in relation to the
cruise control set speed, cancel the
cruise control then downshift the
transmission to use engine braking
to slow down.
To remind you that the parking brake is
set, the parking brake reminder light in
the instrument panel remains on until you
release the parking brake.
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If you need acceleration—for example,
when passing—depress the accelerator
pedal enough for the vehicle to exceed
the set speed. When you release it, the
vehicle will return to the speed set prior
to the acceleration.
CANCELLING THE PRESET SPEED
You can cancel the preset speed by:
a. Pulling the lever in the “CANCEL” direction and releasing it.
b. Depressing the brake pedal.
TURNING ON THE SYSTEM
SETTING AT A DESIRED SPEED
To operate the cruise control, press the
“CRUISE ON−OFF” button. This turns the
system on. The indicator light in the
instrument panel shows that you can now
set the vehicle at a desired cruising
speed. Another press will turn the system
completely off.
The transmission must be in “D” before
you set the cruise control speed.
CAUTION
To avoid accidental cruise control engagement, keep the “CRUISE ON−
OFF” switch off when not using the
cruise control.
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Bring your vehicle to the desired speed,
push the lever down in the “SET/COAST”
direction and release it. This sets the vehicle at that speed. If the speed is not
satisfactory, tap the lever up for a faster
speed, or tap it down for a slower speed.
Each tap changes the set speed by 1.6
km/h (1.0 mph). You can now take your
foot off the accelerator pedal.
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If the vehicle speed falls below about 40
km/h (25 mph), the preset speed will automatically cancel out.
If the vehicle speed drops 16 km/h (10
mph) below the preset speed, the preset
speed will also automatically cancel out.
If the preset speed automatically cancels
out other than for the above cases, have
your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer at the earliest opportunity.
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RESETTING TO A FASTER SPEED
RESUMING THE PRESET SPEED
Push the lever up in the “RES/ACC” direction and hold it. Release the lever when
the desired speed is attained. While the
lever is held up, the vehicle will gradually
gain speed.
If the preset speed is cancelled by pulling
the control lever or by depressing the
brake pedal or clutch pedal, pushing the
lever up in the “RES/ACC” direction will
restore the speed set prior to cancellation.
However, a faster way to reset is to accelerate the vehicle and then push the
lever down in the “SET/COAST” direction.
However, once the vehicle speed falls below about 40 km/h (25 mph), the preset
speed will not be resumed.
RESETTING TO A SLOWER SPEED
CRUISE CONTROL FAILURE WARNING
Push the lever down in the “SET/COAST”
direction and hold it. Release the lever
when the desired speed is attained. While
the lever is held down, the vehicle speed
will gradually decrease.
If the “CRUISE” indicator light in the
instrument cluster flashes when using the
cruise control, press the “CRUISE ON−
OFF” button to turn the system off and
then press it again to turn it on.
However, a faster way to reset is to depress the brake pedal and then push the
lever down in the “SET/COAST” direction.
If any of the following conditions then occurs, there is some trouble in the cruise
control system.
Even if you turn off the overdrive switch,
with the cruise control on, engine braking
will not be applied because the cruise
control is not cancelled. To decrease the
vehicle speed, reset to a slower speed
with the cruise control lever or depress
the brake pedal. If you use the brake
pedal, cruise control is cancelled.
D The indicator light does not come on.
D The indicator light flashes again.
D The indicator light goes out after it
comes on.
If this is the case, contact your Toyota
dealer and have your vehicle inspected.
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SECTION
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OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Car audio system
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Using your audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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Using your audio system—
—Some basics
Reference
This section describes some of the basic
features on Toyota audio systems. Some
information may not pertain to your system.
Your audio system works when the ignition
key is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
TURNING THE SYSTEM ON AND OFF
Push “PWR·VOL” to turn the audio system
on and off.
Push “AM”, “FM1·2”, “TAPE” or “CD” to
turn on that function without pushing
“PWR·VOL”.
Type 1: AM·FM ETR radio/cassette player/
compact disc player (with compact disc
auto changer controller)
Type 2: AM·FM ETR radio/cassette player/
compact disc auto changer
You can turn on each player by inserting
a cassette tape or compact disc.
You can turn off each player by ejecting
the cassette tape or compact disc. If the
audio system was previously off, then the
entire audio system will be turned off
when you eject the cassette tape or compact disc. If the another function was previously playing, it will come on again.
SWITCHING BETWEEN FUNCTIONS
Push “AM”, “FM1·2”, “TAPE” or “CD” if the
system is already on but you want to
switch from one function to another.
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TONE AND BALANCE
YOUR RADIO ANTENNA
YOUR COMPACT DISC PLAYER
For details about your system’s tone and
balance controls, see the description of
your own system.
To lower a power antenna, turn off the
audio system by pushing “PWR·VOL” or
turn the ignition key to “LOCK”.
Tone
The power antenna automatically retracts
when the radio mode is switched off to
turn on the cassette tape player.
When you insert a disc, gently push it in
with the label side up. (The player will
automatically eject a disc if the label side
is down.) The compact disc player will
play from track 1 through the end of the
disc. Then it will play from track 1 again.
NOTICE
NOTICE
D To prevent damage to the antenna,
Never try to disassemble or oil any
part of the compact disc player. Do
not insert anything except a compact
disc into the slot.
How good an audio program sounds to
you is largely determined by the mix of
the treble, midrange, and bass levels. In
fact, different kinds of music and vocal
programs usually sound better with different mixes of treble, midrange, and bass.
Balance
A good balance of the left and right stereo
channels and of the front and rear sound
levels is also important.
Keep in mind that if you are listening to
a stereo recording or broadcast, changing
the right/left balance will increase the volume of one group of sounds while decreasing the volume of another.
make sure it is retracted before
driving your Toyota through an automatic car wash.
D On models with glass antenna, at-
taching film (especially conductive
or metallic type) on the rear glass
will noticeably reduce the sensitivity
of the radio.
The player is intended for use with 12 cm
(4.7 in.) discs only.
YOUR CASSETTE PLAYER
When you insert a cassette, the exposed
tape should be to the right.
NOTICE
Do not oil any part of the player and
do not insert anything other than cassette tapes into the slot, or the tape
player may be damaged.
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—Controls and features
"Type 1
Details of specific buttons, controls, and
features are described in the alphabetical
listing that follows.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 (Preset buttons)
These buttons are used to preset and
tune in radio stations.
To preset a station to a button: Tune in
the desired station (see “TUNE” knob or
“SEEK” button). Push and hold down the
button until you hear a beep—this will set
the station to the button. The button number will appear on the display.
To tune in to a preset station: Push the
button for the station you want. The button number and station frequency will appear on the display.
These systems can store one AM and two
FM stations for each button (The display
will show “AM”, “FM1” or “FM2” when you
push “AM” “FM1·2”).
(Eject button)
Push the cassette tape eject button to
eject a cassette. Push the compact disc
eject button to eject a compact disc.
After you turn the ignition to “LOCK”, you
will be able to eject a cassette or disc but
you will not be able to reinsert it.
(Program)
Push “
” to select the other side of a
cassette tape. The display indicates which
side is currently selected (“ ” indicates
top side, “
” indicates bottom side).
Auto−reverse feature: After the cassette
player reaches the end of a tape side, it
automatically reverses and begins to play
the other side. This is true whether the
cassette was playing or fast forwarding.
(Reverse/Fast forward buttons)
Cassette Player
Push the fast forward button to fast forward a cassette tape. “FF” will appear on
the display. Push the reverse button to
rewind a tape. “REW” will appear on the
display.
To stop the tape while it is fast forwarding, push the fast forward button or
“TAPE”; to stop the tape while it is rewinding, push the reverse button or
“TAPE”.
If a tape side rewinds completely, the cassette player will stop and then play that
same side. If a tape fast forwards completely, the cassette player will play the
other side of the tape, using the auto−reverse feature.
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Compact Disc Player
If you want to fast forward or reverse
through a compact disc track, push and
hold in the fast forward or reverse button.
When you release the button, the compact
disc player will resume playing.
AM
Push “AM” to turn on the radio and select
the AM band. “AM” will appear on the
display.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the radio by pushing “AM”. Also, push
“AM” to switch from cassette or compact
disc operation to radio operation.
CONTROL / MODE (Audio control and
mode adjustment)
Manual tone adjustment function—
This knob is used to adjust the tone
manually.
For low−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until
“BAS” appears on the display. Then turn
the knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from
“BAS −5” to “BAS 5”.
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For middle−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until “MId”
appears on the display. Then turn the
knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from “MId
−5” to “MId 5”.
For high−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until
“TRE” appears on the display. Then turn
the knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from
“TRE −5” to “TRE 5”.
Sound balance adjustment function—
This knob is also used to adjust the
sound balance between the front and rear,
and the right and left speakers.
For front/rear adjustment, push “CONTROL
/ MODE” repeatedly until “FAd” appears
on the display. Then turn the knob to
adjust the front/rear balance.
The display will show the range from
“FAd−F7” to “FAd−R7”.
For left/right adjustment, push “CONTROL
/ MODE” repeatedly until “BAL” appears
on the display. Then turn the knob to
adjust the left/right balance.
The display will show the range from
“BAL−L7” to “BAL−R7”.
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CD (Compact Disc)
Push “CD” to switch from radio or cassette operation to compact disc operation.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the compact disc player by pushing
“CD”. In both cases, a disc must already
be loaded in the player.
When the audio is set into compact disc
operation, the display shows the track or,
track and disc number currently being
played. Each time you push “CD”, the
system changes to the automatic changer.
If the player malfunctions, your audio system will display one of the six following
error messages.
If “WAIT” appears on the display, it indicates that the inside of the player unit
may be too hot due to the very high ambient temperature. Remove the disc or magazine from the player and allow the player
to cool down.
If “Err 1” appears on the display, it
indicates the disc is dirty, damaged, or it
was inserted up−side down. Clean the
disc or insert it correctly.
If “Err 2” appears on the display, it
indicates no disc is loaded inside the
magazine. Insert a disc.
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If “Err 3” or “Err 4” appears on the
display, it indicates there is a trouble inside the system. Eject the disc or magazine. Set the disc or magazine again.
If “OPEn” appears on the display, it
indicates the compact disc auto changer
lid is open. Close the compact disc auto
changer lid.
If the malfunction is not rectified, take
your vehicle to your Toyota dealer.
DISC ƝƜ
Compact disc auto changer only—
By using this button, you can select a
disc you wish to listen to.
Push either side of the button until the
number of the disc you want to listen to
appears on the display.
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Dolbyr
B NR∗
If you are listening to a tape that was
recorded with Dolbyr B Noise Reduction,
push the button marked with the double−D
symbol. The double−D symbol will appear
on the display. Push the button again to
turn off Dolbyr B NR.
RAND (Random)
RPT (Repeat)
There are two random features—you can
either listen to the tracks on all the compact discs in the magazine in random order, or only listen to the tracks on a
specific compact disc in random order.
Cassette Player
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the
double D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
To randomly play the tracks on a disc:
Quickly push and release “
”. “
”
will appear on the display. The disc you
are listening to will play in random order.
If you hear a beep, you held the button
too long, and the player will play all the
tracks in the magazine in random order.
To turn off the random feature, push this
button again.
FM1·2
Compact disc auto changer only—
Push “FM1·2” to turn on the radio and
select the FM band. “FM1” or “FM2” will
appear on the display. This system allows
you to set twelve FM stations, two for
each button.
To randomly play all the tracks in the
magazine:
Push and hold “
” until you hear a
The Dolby NR mode reduces tape noise
by about 10 dB. For best sound reproduction, play your tapes with this button on
or off according to the mode used for
recording the tape.
∗ : Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the radio by pushing “FM1·2”. Also,
push “FM1·2” to switch from cassette or
compact disc operation to radio operation.
” will appear on the disbeep. “
play and the player will perform all the
tracks on all the discs in the magazine in
random order. To turn off the random feature, push this button again.
” while the track is playing.
Push “
“
” will appear on the display. When
the track ends, it will automatically be
rewound and replayed. This process will
be continued until you push the button
again to turn off the repeat feature.
There must be at least 3 seconds of blank
space between tracks in order for the repeat feature to work correctly.
Compact Disc Player
There are two repeat features—You can
either replay a disc track or a whole compact disc.
Repeating a track:
Quickly push and release “
” while the
track is playing. “
” will appear on the
display. If you hear a beep, you held the
button too long, and the player will repeat
the whole disc. When the track ends, it
will automatically be replayed. This process will be continued until you push the
button again to turn off the repeat feature.
PWR·VOL (Power and Volume)
Push “PWR·VOL” to turn the audio system
on and off. Turn “PWR·VOL” to adjust the
volume.
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Compact disc auto changer only—
Repeating a disc:
Push and hold “
” until you hear a
” will appear on the display.
beep. “
The player will repeat all the tracks on the
disc you are listening to. When the disc
ends, the player will automatically go back
to the top track of the disc and replay.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again to turn off the repeat feature.
SCAN
Radio
You can either scan all the frequencies on
a band or scan only the preset stations
for that band.
To scan the preset stations:
Push and hold “SCAN” until you hear a
beep. The radio will tune in the next preset station up the band, stay there for 5
seconds, and then move to the next preset station. To select a station, push
“SCAN” again.
To scan all the frequencies:
Quickly push and release “SCAN”. If you
hear a beep, you held the button too long,
and the radio will scan the preset stations. The radio will find the next station
up the station band, stay there for 5 seconds, and then scan again. To select a
station, push “SCAN” again.
Compact disc player
There are two scan features—you can either scan the tracks on a specific disc or
scan the first tracks of all the discs in the
magazine.
Scanning the tracks on a disc:
Quickly push and release “SCAN”. “SCAN”
will appear on the display and the player
will scan all the tracks on the disc you
are listening to. If you hear a beep, you
held the button too long, and the player
will scan the first track of all the discs in
the magazine. To select a track, push
“SCAN” again. If the player scanned all
the tracks on the disc, it will stop scanning.
Compact disc auto changer only—
Scanning the first track of all the discs in
the magazine:
Push “SCAN” until you hear a beep.
“
·SCAN” will appear on the display
and the player will perform the first track
of the next disc. To select a disc, push
the “SCAN” again. If the player has
scanned all the discs, it will stop scanning.
SEEK (Seeking)
Radio
In the seek mode, the radio finds and
plays the next station up or down the
station band.
To seek a station, quickly push and release the “Ɯ” or “Ɲ” under the “SEEK”.
Do this again to find another station.
Cassette Player
By using this button, you can skip up or
down to a different track.
You can skip up to nine tracks at a time.
Push the up or down side of the button.
“FF 1” or “REW 1” will appear on the
display.
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Next, push either side of
until the number on the
the number of tracks you
you push the button ten
feature will be turned off.
the track button
display reaches
want to skip. If
times, the skip
When counting the number of tracks you
want to rewind, remember to count the
current track as well. For example, if you
want to rewind to a song that is two before the song you are listening to, push
on the down side of the button until “REW
3” appears on the display.
If you have pushed the track button more
than you wanted to, push the other side
of the button. The track number will be
reduced.
The track number you select is not valid
if it is higher than the number of tracks
remaining on the current cassette side.
D After the beginning of the tape is
reached, the player will automatically
start playing the same side.
D After the end of the tape is reached,
the player will automatically reverse
sides and start playing the other side.
There must be at least 3 seconds of blank
space between tracks for the track button
to work correctly. In addition, the feature
may not work well with some spoken
word, live, or classical recordings.
ST (Stereo reception) display
TUNE (Tuning)
Your radio automatically changes to stereo
reception when a stereo broadcast is received. “ST” appears on the display. If the
signal becomes weak, the radio reduces
the amount of channel separation to prevent the weak signal from creating noise.
If the signal becomes extremely weak, the
radio switches from stereo to mono reception.
Your Toyota has an electronic tuning radio
(ETR). Turn the knob clockwise to step up
the frequency. Turn the knob counterclockwise to step down the frequency.
TAPE
Push “TAPE” to switch from radio or compact disc operation to cassette operation.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the cassette player by pushing “TAPE”.
In both cases, a cassette must already be
loaded in the player.
TRACK (Track up/down button):
Compact disc player
By using this button, you can skip up or
down to a different track.
Push either side of the track button until
the number of the track you want to listen
to appears on the display. If you want to
return to the beginning of the current
track, push the down side of the button
one time, quickly.
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Details of specific buttons, controls, and
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listing that follows.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 (Preset buttons)
Compact disc
These buttons are used to preset and
tune in radio stations.
To eject one compact disc only: Push and
release the compact disc eject button. If
you hold the button too long (if the audio
system is on at this time, you hear a
beep.), the mechanism will change to the
mode for ejecting all the discs loaded in
the changer. You can also eject any specific one of the discs loaded in the changer as follows:
1. Push either side of the “DISC” button
until the number of the disc you want
to eject is displayed.
2. Push and release the compact disc
eject button.
To preset a station to a button: Tune in
the desired station (see “TUNE” knob or
“SEEK” button). Push and hold down the
button until you hear a beep—this will set
the station to the button. The button number will appear on the display.
To tune in to a preset station: Push the
button for the station you want. The button number and station frequency will appear on the display.
These systems can store one AM and two
FM stations for each button (The display
will show “AM”, “FM1” or “FM2” when you
push “AM” “FM1·2”).
(Eject button)
Cassette tape
Push the cassette tape eject button to
eject a cassette.
After you turn the ignition to “LOCK”, you
will be able to eject a cassette, but you
will not be able to reinsert it.
To eject all the discs loaded in the changer: Push and hold the compact disc eject
button (until you hear a beep when the
audio system is on). The last compact
disc played before pushing the button will
be ejected first. If a disc is left in the slot
for a long time, the function to eject all
the discs will be automatically cancelled.
After you turn the ignition to “LOCK”, you
will be able to eject one compact disc
only or all the discs loaded in the changer, but you will not be able to reinsert it
or them.
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(Program)
Push “
” to select the other side of a
cassette tape. The display indicates which
side is currently selected (“ ” indicates
top side, “
” indicates bottom side).
Auto−reverse feature: After the cassette
player reaches the end of a tape side, it
automatically reverses and begins to play
the other side. This is true whether the
cassette was playing or fast forwarding.
(Reverse/Fast forward buttons)
Cassette Player
Push the fast forward button to fast forward a cassette tape. “FF” will appear on
the display. Push the reverse button to
rewind a tape. “REW” will appear on the
display.
To stop the tape while it is fast forwarding, push the fast forward button or
“TAPE”; to stop the tape while it is rewinding, push the reverse button or
“TAPE”.
If a tape side rewinds completely, the cassette player will stop and then play that
same side. If a tape fast forwards completely, the cassette player will play the
other side of the tape, using the auto−reverse feature.
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Compact Disc Player
If you want to fast forward or reverse
through a compact disc track, push and
hold in the fast forward or reverse button.
When you release the button, the compact
disc player will resume playing.
AM
Push “AM” to turn on the radio and select
the AM band. “AM” will appear on the
display.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the radio by pushing “AM”. Also, push
“AM” to switch from cassette or compact
disc operation to radio operation.
CONTROL / MODE (Audio control and
mode adjustment)
Manual tone adjustment function—
This knob is used to adjust the tone
manually.
For low−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until
“BAS” appears on the display. Then turn
the knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from
“BAS −5” to “BAS 5”.
For middle−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until “MId”
appears on the display. Then turn the
knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from “MId
−5” to “MId 5”.
For high−pitch tone adjustment, push
“CONTROL / MODE” repeatedly until
“TRE” appears on the display. Then turn
the knob to suit your preference.
The display will show the range from
“TRE −5” to “TRE 5”.
Sound balance adjustment function—
This knob is also used to adjust the
sound balance between the front and rear,
and the right and left speakers.
For front/rear adjustment, push “CONTROL
/ MODE” repeatedly until “FAd” appears
on the display. Then turn the knob to
adjust the front/rear balance.
The display will show the range from
“FAd−F7” to “FAd−R7”.
For left/right adjustment, push “CONTROL
/ MODE” repeatedly until “BAL” appears
on the display. Then turn the knob to
adjust the left/right balance.
The display will show the range from
“BAL−L7” to “BAL−R7”.
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CD (Compact Disc)
Push “CD” to switch from radio or cassette operation to compact disc operation.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the compact disc player by pushing
“CD”. In both cases, a disc must already
be loaded in the player.
When the audio is set into compact disc
operation, the display shows the track or,
track and disc number currently being
played.
If the player or another unit equipped with
the player malfunctions, your audio system
will display one of the six following error
messages.
If “WAIT” appears on the display, it indicates that the inside of the player unit
may be too hot due to the very high ambient temperature. Remove the disc or magazine from the player and allow the player
to cool down.
If “Err 1” appears on the display, it
indicates the disc is dirty, damaged, or it
was inserted up−side down. Clean the
disc or insert it correctly.
If “Err 2” appears on the display, it
indicates no disc is loaded inside the
magazine. Insert a disc.
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If “Err 3” or “Err 4” appears on the
display, it indicates there is a trouble inside the system. Eject the disc or magazine. Set the disc or magazine again.
If “OPEn” appears on the display, it
indicates the compact disc auto changer
lid is open. Close the compact disc auto
changer lid.
If the malfunction is not rectified, take
your vehicle to your Toyota dealer.
DISC ƝƜ
By using this button, you can select a
disc you wish to listen to.
Push either side of the button until the
number of the disc you want to listen to
appears on the display.
Dolbyr
B NR∗
If you are listening to a tape that was
recorded with Dolbyr B Noise Reduction,
push the button marked with the double−D
symbol. The double−D symbol will appear
on the display. Push the button again to
turn off Dolbyr B NR.
The Dolby NR mode reduces tape noise
by about 10 dB. For best sound reproduction, play your tapes with this button on
or off according to the mode used for
recording the tape.
∗
: Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the
double D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
FM1·2
Push “FM1·2” to turn on the radio and
select the FM band. “FM1” or “FM2” will
appear on the display. This system allows
you to set twelve FM stations, two for
each button.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the radio by pushing “FM1·2”. Also,
push “FM1·2” to switch from cassette or
compact disc operation to radio operation.
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LOAD
This button is used to load the compact
discs in the compact disc auto changer
which is integrated with the radio and cassette player. This compact disc auto
changer can store up to 6 discs.
The key must be in the “ACC” or “ON”
position.
Loading one compact disc only—
To load one compact disc only, quickly
push and release the button. If you hold
the button too long (if the audio system
is on at this time, you hear a beep.), the
mechanism will change to the mode for
loading multiple compact discs. After
pushing the button, insert a compact disc.
At this time, the indicators on both sides
of the slot are flashing. After the disc is
loaded, the shutter of the slot will close
and the indicators will stop flashing.
If no compact disc is inserted, the shutter
will close after 15 seconds.
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Loading multiple compact discs—
To load multiple compact discs, push and
hold (until you hear a beep when the audio system is on). After pushing the button, insert the first compact disc. At this
time, the indicators on both sides of the
slot are flashing. After the disc is loaded,
the shutter of the slot will close and the
indicators will stop flashing. After a few
seconds, the shutter will automatically
open again so the next disc can be inserted. The same process can be applied
for loading the rest of the discs.
If no compact disc is inserted, the shutter
will close after 15 seconds.
PWR·VOL (Power and Volume)
Push “PWR·VOL” to turn the audio system
on and off. Turn “PWR·VOL” to adjust the
volume.
RAND (Random)
There are two random features—you can
either listen to the tracks on all the compact discs in the magazine in random order, or only listen to the tracks on a
specific compact disc in random order.
To randomly play the tracks on a disc:
Quickly push and release “
”. “
”
will appear on the display. The disc you
are listening to will play in random order.
If you hear a beep, you held the button
too long, and the player will play all the
tracks in the magazine in random order.
To turn off the random feature, push this
button again.
To randomly play all the tracks in the
magazine:
Push and hold “
” until you hear a
” will appear on the disbeep. “
play and the player will perform all the
tracks on all the discs in the magazine in
random order. To turn off the random feature, push this button again.
RPT (Repeat)
Cassette Player
” while the track is playing.
Push “
“
” will appear on the display. When
the track ends, it will automatically be
rewound and replayed. This process will
be continued until you push the button
again to turn off the repeat feature.
There must be at least 3 seconds of blank
space between tracks in order for the repeat feature to work correctly.
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Compact Disc Player
There are two repeat features—You can
either replay a disc track or a whole compact disc.
Repeating a track:
Quickly push and release “
” while the
track is playing. “
” will appear on the
display. If you hear a beep, you held the
button too long, and the player will repeat
the whole disc. When the track ends, it
will automatically be replayed. This process will be continued until you push the
button again to turn off the repeat feature.
Repeating a disc:
Push and hold “
” until you hear a
” will appear on the display.
beep. “
The player will repeat all the tracks on the
disc you are listening to. When the disc
ends, the player will automatically go back
to the top track of the disc and replay.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again to turn off the repeat feature.
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Compact disc player
SEEK (Seeking)
Radio
There are two scan features—you can either scan the tracks on a specific disc or
scan the first tracks of all the discs in the
magazine.
Radio
Scanning the tracks on a disc:
Quickly push and release “SCAN”. “SCAN”
will appear on the display and the player
will scan all the tracks on the disc you
are listening to. If you hear a beep, you
held the button too long, and the player
will scan the first track of all the discs in
the magazine. To select a track, push
“SCAN” again. If the player scanned all
the tracks on the disc, it will stop scanning.
To seek a station, quickly push and release the “Ɯ” or “Ɲ” under the “SEEK”.
Do this again to find another station.
You can either scan all the frequencies on
a band or scan only the preset stations
for that band.
To scan the preset stations:
Push and hold “SCAN” until you hear a
beep. The radio will tune in the next preset station up the band, stay there for 5
seconds, and then move to the next preset station. To select a station, push
“SCAN” again.
To scan all the frequencies:
Quickly push and release “SCAN”. If you
hear a beep, you held the button too long,
and the radio will scan the preset stations. The radio will find the next station
up the station band, stay there for 5 seconds, and then scan again. To select a
station, push “SCAN” again.
Scanning the first track of all the discs in
the magazine:
Push “SCAN” until you hear a beep.
“
·SCAN” will appear on the display
and the player will perform the first track
of the next disc. To select a disc, push
the “SCAN” again. If the player has
scanned all the discs, it will stop scanning.
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In the seek mode, the radio finds and
plays the next station up or down the
station band.
Cassette Player
By using this button, you can skip up or
down to a different track.
You can skip up to nine tracks at a time.
Push the up or down side of the button.
“FF 1” or “REW 1” will appear on the
display.
Next, push either side of
until the number on the
the number of tracks you
you push the button ten
feature will be turned off.
the track button
display reaches
want to skip. If
times, the skip
When counting the number of tracks you
want to rewind, remember to count the
current track as well. For example, if you
want to rewind to a song that is two before the song you are listening to, push
on the down side of the button until “REW
3” appears on the display.
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Car audio system operating
hints
If you have pushed the track button more
than you wanted to, push the other side
of the button. The track number will be
reduced.
The track number you select is not valid
if it is higher than the number of tracks
remaining on the current cassette side.
D After the beginning of the tape is
reached, the player will automatically
start playing the same side.
D After the end of the tape is reached,
the player will automatically reverse
sides and start playing the other side.
There must be at least 3 seconds of blank
space between tracks for the track button
to work correctly. In addition, the feature
may not work well with some spoken
word, live, or classical recordings.
ST (Stereo reception) display
Your radio automatically changes to stereo
reception when a stereo broadcast is received. “ST” appears on the display. If the
signal becomes weak, the radio reduces
the amount of channel separation to prevent the weak signal from creating noise.
If the signal becomes extremely weak, the
radio switches from stereo to mono reception.
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TAPE
Push “TAPE” to switch from radio or compact disc operation to cassette operation.
If the audio system is off, you can turn
on the cassette player by pushing “TAPE”.
In both cases, a cassette must already be
loaded in the player.
TRACK (Track up/down button):
Compact disc player
By using this button, you can skip up or
down to a different track.
Push either side of the track button until
the number of the track you want to listen
to appears on the display. If you want to
return to the beginning of the current
track, push the down side of the button
one time, quickly.
TUNE (Tuning)
Your Toyota has an electronic tuning radio
(ETR). Turn the knob clockwise to step up
the frequency. Turn the knob counterclockwise to step down the frequency.
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NOTICE
To ensure the correct audio system
operation:
z Be careful not to spill beverages
over the audio system.
z Do not put anything other than a
cassette tape or Compact Disc into
the slot.
z The use of cellular phone inside or
near the vehicle may cause a noise
from the speakers of the audio system which you are listening to.
However, this does not indicate a
malfunction.
RADIO RECEPTION
Usually, a problem with radio reception
does not mean there is a problem with
your radio—it is just the normal result of
conditions outside the vehicle.
For example, nearby buildings and terrain
can interfere with FM reception. Power
lines or telephone wires can interfere with
AM signals. And of course, radio signals
have a limited range. The farther you are
from a station, the weaker its signal will
be. In addition, reception conditions
change constantly as your vehicle moves.
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Here are some common reception problems that probably do not indicate a problem with your radio:
FM
Fading and drifting stations—Generally, the
effective range of FM is about 40 km (25
miles). Once outside this range, you may
notice fading and drifting, which increase
with the distance from the radio transmitter. They are often accompanied by distortion.
Multi−path—FM signals are reflective,
making it possible for two signals to reach
your antenna at the same time. If this
happens, the signals will cancel each other out, causing a momentary flutter or
loss of reception.
AM
Use high−quality cassettes.
Fading—AM broadcasts are reflected by
the upper atmosphere—especially at night.
These reflected signals can interfere with
those received directly from the radio station, causing the radio station to sound
alternately strong and weak.
D Low−quality cassette tapes can cause
Station interference—When a reflected signal and a signal received directly from a
radio station are very nearly the same
frequency, they can interfere with each
other, making it difficult to hear the broadcast.
D Do not use a cassette if it has been
Static—AM is easily affected by external
sources of electrical noise, such as high
tension power lines, lightening, or electrical motors. This results in static.
D Store cassettes in their cases and out
Static and fluttering—These occur when
signals are blocked by buildings, trees, or
other large objects. Increasing the bass
level may reduce static and fluttering.
CARING FOR YOUR CASSETTE PLAYER
AND TAPES
Station swapping—If the FM signal you
are listening to is interrupted or weakened, and there is another strong station
nearby on the FM band, your radio may
tune in the second station until the original signal can be picked up again.
Clean the tape head and other parts regularly.
For the best performance for your cassette player and tapes:
many problems, including poor sound,
inconsistent
playing
speed,
and
constant auto−reversing. They can also
get stuck or tangled in the cassette
player.
damaged or tangled or if its label is
peeling off.
D Do not leave a cassette in the player
if you are not listening to it, especially
if it is hot outside.
of direct sunlight.
D Avoid using cassettes with a total play-
ing time longer than 100 minutes (50
minutes per side). The tape used in
these cassettes is thin and could get
stuck or tangled in the cassette player.
D A dirty tape head or tape path can
decrease sound quality and tangle your
cassette tapes. The easiest way to
clean them is by using a cleaning tape.
(A wet type is recommended.)
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D If moisture gets into your compact disc
player, you may not hear any sound
even though your compact disc player
appears to be working. Remove the
disc from the player and wait until it
dries.
CARING FOR YOUR
PLAYER AND DISCS
COMPACT
DISC
D Use only compact discs labeled as
shown.
CD−R
(CD−Recordable),
CD−RW (CD−Re−writable) and personal
computer use CD−ROMs may not be
playable on your compact disc player.
D Your compact disc player is intended
for use with 12 cm (4.7 in.) discs only.
D Extremely high temperatures can keep
your compact disc player from working.
On hot days, use the air conditioning
to cool the vehicle interior before you
listen to a disc.
D Bumpy roads or other vibrations may
make your compact disc player skip.
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D Your compact disc player cannot play
special shaped or low−quality compact
discs such as those shown here. Do
not use them as the player could be
damaged.
D Handle compact discs carefully, espe-
cially when you are inserting them.
Hold them on the edge and do not
bend them. Avoid getting fingerprints
on them, particularly on the shiny side.
CAUTION
Compact disc players use an invisible
laser beam which could cause hazardous radiation exposure if directed
outside the unit. Be sure to operate
the player correctly.
D Dirt, scrapes, warping, pin holes, or
other disc damage could cause the
player to skip or to repeat a section of
a track. (To see a pin hole, hold the
disc up to the light.)
D Remove discs from the compact disc
player when you are not listening to
them. Store them in their plastic cases
away from moisture, heat, and direct
sunlight.
To clean a compact disc: Wipe it with a
soft, lint−free cloth that has been dampened with water. Wipe in a straight line
from the center to the edge of the disc
(not in circles). Dry it with another soft,
lint−free cloth. Do not use a conventional
record cleaner or anti−static device.
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SECTION
1− 8
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Air conditioning system
Front air conditioning system
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air flow selector settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument panel vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear air conditioning system
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air flow selector settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Front air conditioning system—
—Controls
1. Temperature Selector
2. “AUTO” Button
3. “MODE” Button (air flow selector)
4. Fan Speed Selector
5. “A/C” Button
6. Air Intake Selector
7. Windshield Air Flow Button
8. “OFF” Button
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“AUTO” button
Fan speed selector
For automatic operation of the air conditioning, press the “AUTO” button. An indicator light will illuminate to show that the
automatic operation mode has been selected.
Turn the knob to adjust the fan speed—to
the right to increase, to the left to decrease.
In the automatic operation mode, the air
conditioning selects the most suitable fan
speed and air flow, on−off of the air conditioning and air intake according to the
temperature.
When you press the “AUTO” button with
the air intake mode at FRESH, internal
circulation may be applied for maximum
cooling.
When you adjust the temperature selector
button to maximum cooling, a “MAX
COLD” message will appear on the display
and the air intake mode will be automatically changed to RECIRCULATE.
In automatic operation, the fan speed is
adjusted automatically unless you desire
another fan speed mode.
Temperature selector
Turn the knob to adjust the temperature—to the right to warm, to the left to
cool.
The temperature display changes between
“_C” and “_F” when the unit of the outside
temperature display is changed. (For details, see “Multi−information display” on
page 184 in Section 1−9.)
“OFF” button
Push the button to turn off the air conditioning system.
You may use manual controls if you want
to select your own settings.
Air flow selector, “MODE” button
Press the button to select the vents used
for air flow.
In automatic operation, the air flow mode
is selected automatically among Panel, Bi−
level and Floor unless you desire another
air flow mode.
1. Panel—Air flows mainly
instrument panel vents.
To turn off the automatic operation, press
the “OFF” button.
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2. Bi−level—Air flows from both the floor
vents and the instrument panel vents.
It is recommended to close the lower
vent. For details about it, see “Instrument
panel vents” on page 179 in this section.
When you set the temperature selector
setting at about the middle in automatic
operation, warm air flows out of the
floor vents and relatively low−temperature air flows out of the center and
side vents.
For details about air flow selector settings,
see “—Air flow selector settings” described below.
For further information for removing frost
and fog, see “Instrument panel vents” on
page 179 in this section.
3. Floor—Air flows mainly from the floor
vents.
It is recommended to close the lower
vent. For details about it, see “Instrument panel vents” on page 179 in this
section.
4. Floor/Windshield—Air
flows
mainly
from the floor vents and windshield
vents.
It is recommended to close the lower
vent. For details about it, see “Instrument panel vents” on page 179 in this
section.
Use with the air intake selector positioned in FRESH.
For details about air flow selector settings,
see “—Air flow selector settings” described below.
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Windshield air flow button
When this button is pressed, air flows
mainly from the windshield vents.
Pressing the button once again returns the
air flow mode to the last one used.
This button allows the air intake to select
FRESH automatically. This is to clean up
the front view more quickly. If you want
to return the setting to RECIRCULATE
mode, press the air intake selector button
once again.
Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified
heating or cooling. This setting clears the
front view more quickly.
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“A/C” button
To turn on the air conditioning, press the
“A/C” button. The “A/C” button indicator
will come on. To turn the air conditioning
off, press the button again.
If the “A/C” button indicator flashes, there
is a problem in the air conditioning system
and the air conditioning automatically
shuts off. If this happens, take your vehicle to a Toyota dealer for service.
Air intake selector
Press the button to select the air source.
1. Recirculate—Recirculates the air inside
the vehicle.
2. Fresh—Draws outside air into the system.
To prevent fogging up of the windshield,
the air intake mode may change automatically to FRESH depending on the condition of the air conditioning system.
For example, when the ambient temperature is low, the air intake mode may
change automatically to FRESH. This is
not a malfunction.
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—Air flow selector settings
—Operating tips
D To cool off your Toyota after it has
been parked in the hot sun, drive with
the windows open for a few minutes.
This vents the hot air, allowing the air
conditioning to cool the interior more
quickly.
D Make sure the air intake grilles in front
of the windshield are not blocked (by
leaves or snow, for example).
D On humid days, do not blow cold air
on the windshield. The windshield could
fog up because of the difference in air
temperature on the inside and outside
of the windshield.
D Keep the area under the front seats
clear to allow air to circulate throughout the vehicle.
D On cold days, turn the fan speed se-
lector to adjust the fan speed high for
a minute to help clear the intake ducts
of snow or moisture. This can reduce
the amount of fogging on the windows.
D When driving on dusty roads, close all
: See “Instrument panel vents” on page 179 in this section.
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windows. If dust thrown up by the vehicle is still drawn into the vehicle after
closing the windows, it is recommended
that the air intake selector be set to
FRESH and the fan speed selector to
any setting except “OFF”.
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D If following another vehicle on a dusty
road, or driving in windy and dusty
conditions, it is recommended that the
air intake selector be temporarily set to
RECIRCULATE, which will close off the
outside passage and prevent outside
air and dust from entering the vehicle
interior.
Heating
Air conditioning
For best results, set controls to:
For best results, set controls to:
—For automatic operation
—For automatic operation
Press in the “AUTO” button.
Temperature—To the desired
temperature
Air conditioning—OFF
—For manual operation
Fan speed—To the desired fan speed
Temperature—Towards WARM
(to the right)
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—FLOOR
Lower vent—CLOSED
Air conditioning—OFF
D For quick heating, select recirculated
air for a few minutes. To keep the
windows from fogging, select fresh after the vehicle interior has been
warmed.
Press in the “AUTO” button.
Temperature—To the desired
temperature
Air conditioning—ON
—For manual operation
Fan speed—To the desired fan speed
Temperature—Towards COLD
(to the left)
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—PANEL
Air conditioning—ON
D For quick cooling, select recirculated
air for a few minutes.
D Press the “A/C” button on for dehumidified heating.
D Choose floor/windshield air flow to heat
the vehicle interior while defrosting or
defogging the windshield.
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Ventilation
Defogging and defrosting
For best results, set controls to:
The inside of the windshield
—For automatic operation
For best results, set controls to:
Press in the “AUTO” button.
Temperature—Towards COLD
(to the left)
Air conditioning—OFF
—For manual operation
Fan speed—To the desired fan speed
Temperature—Towards COLD
(to the left)
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—PANEL
Air conditioning—OFF
—For automatic operation
Temperature—Towards WARM
(to the right) to heat;
COLD (to the left)
to cool
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—WINDSHIELD
Lower vent—CLOSED
—For manual operation
Fan speed—To the desired fan speed
Temperature—Towards WARM
(to the right) to heat;
COLD (to the left)
to cool
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—WINDSHIELD
Lower vent—CLOSED
Pressing the windshield air flow button
turns on the defogging function with the
purpose of clearing the front view.
When pressing the windshield air flow button, the air intake selects FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front
view more quickly.
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If you want to return the setting to RECIRCULATE mode, press the air intake
selector button once again.
Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified
heating or cooling. This setting clears the
front view more quickly.
D On humid days, do not blow cold air
on the windshield—the difference between the outside and inside temperatures could make the fogging worse.
The outside of the windshield
For best results, set controls to:
—For automatic operation
Temperature—Towards WARM
(to the right)
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—WINDSHIELD
Lower vent—CLOSED
—For manual operation
Fan speed—To the desired fan speed
Temperature—Towards WARM
(to the right)
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—WINDSHIELD
Lower vent—CLOSED
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Instrument panel vents
Pressing the windshield air flow button
turns on the defrosting function with the
purpose of clearing the front view.
If air flow control is not satisfactory, check
the instrument panel vents. The instrument
panel vents may be opened or closed as
shown.
When pressing the windshield air flow button, the air intake selects FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front
view more quickly.
For removing frost or fog, it is recommended to close the lower vent when you
push the windshield air flow button or using the “Floor” or the “Floor/windshield”
mode.
If you want to return the setting to RECIRCULATE mode, press the air intake
selector button once again.
Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified
heating or cooling. This setting clears the
front view more quickly.
D To heat the vehicle interior while defrosting
the
windshield,
floor/windshield air flow.
Side vents
choose
Lower vent
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Rear air conditioning system
—Controls
1. “AUTO” Button
2. Air Flow Selector Buttons
3. Temperature Selector
4. Fan Speed Selector Buttons
5. “OFF” Button
6. “REAR” Button
7. “FRT + RR” Button
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“AUTO” button
For automatic operation of the rear air
conditioning, press the “AUTO” button. An
indicator light will illuminate to show that
the automatic operation mode has been
selected.
In the automatic operation mode, the air
conditioning selects the most suitable fan
speed and air flow according to the temperature.
You may use manual controls if you want
to select your own settings.
To turn off the automatic operation, press
the “OFF” button.
Fan speed selector
Select the mode button you desire to adjust the fan speed and push it.
In automatic operation, the fan speed is
adjusted automatically unless you desire
another fan speed mode.
Temperature selector
To increase the temperature, press the
“Ɯ” side, to decrease it, press the “Ɲ”
side.
The temperature display changes between
“_C” and “_F” when the unit of the outside
temperature display is changed. (For details, see “Multi−information display” on
page 184 in Section 1−9.)
“REAR” Button
You can turn on or off the rear air conditioning system by pushing the button.
“FRT + RR” button
You can cancel the operations from the
rear control panel by pushing this button.
While the operation from the rear control
panel are stopped, the front and rear air
conditioning systems can be set simultaneously from the front control panel.
Air flow selector
Push the button to select the vents used
for air flow.
1. Floor—Air flows mainly from the floor
vents.
“OFF” button
2. Bi−level—Air flows from both the roof
panel vents and floor vents.
Push the “OFF” button to turn off the air
conditioning system.
3. Panel—Air flows mainly from the roof
panel vents.
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SECTION
1− 9
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Other equipment
Multi−information display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garage door opener box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note pad holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact disc and cassette tape holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tie−down hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grocery bag hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo net hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roof luggage carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floor mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Multi−information display—
1. “E/M” button
2. Garage door opener buttons
3. “MODE” button
4. Garage door opener indicator
5. Outside temperature and cruise
information display
6. Compass
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—Before using
the multi−information display
Operate the multi−information display
with the ignition switch on.
When the ignition switch is turned to
“ON”, the last previously used mode displayed just before the ignition switch is
turned off will appear.
When the instrument panel lights are
turned on, the brightness of the display
will be reduced.
“E/M” button
This button is used to switch between English/U.S. Customary System and
metric units.
Each time you push this button, the display switches. This is also linked to the
multi−information display and the front and rear air conditioning displays. The display
variations are as follows;
Indication
Outside
temperature
Instantaneous fuel consumption/
Average fuel consumption
Distance to empty
English/U.S.
Customary
System (E)
F
MPG
MI
Metric (M)
C
L/100 km
km
The default mode will be English/U.S. Customary System units, however, if the unit
is switched to metric and power is removed, it will display metric units on power−up.
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—Garage door opener
The garage door opener (HomeLink
Universal Transceiver) is manufactured
under license from HomeLink and can
be programmed to operate garage
doors, gates, entry doors, door locks,
home lighting systems, and security
systems, etc.
“MODE” button
This button is used to select the item.
Every time you push the “MODE” button,
the display toggles.
For more details, see “—Outside temperature and cruise information display” on
page 189 in this section.
(a) Programming the HomeLink
The HomeLink in your vehicle has 3
buttons and you can store one program
for each button.
CAUTION
Do not adjust the display while the
vehicle is moving. Be sure to adjust
the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
To ensure correct programming into the
HomeLink, install a new battery in the
hand−held transmitter prior to programming.
The battery side of the hand−held transmitter must be pointed away from the
HomeLink during the programming process.
For Canadian users, follow the procedure
in “Programming an entrance gate/Programming all devices in the Canadian
market”.
1. Decide which of 3 HomeLink buttons
you want to program. Push and hold
down one of the buttons until the indicator corresponding to the selected
channel begins to flash.
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2. Place your hand−held garage transmitter 25 to 75 mm (1 to 3 in.) away from
the surface of the HomeLink.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each remaining HomeLink button to program
another device.
Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink
in view while programming.
Programming a rolling code system
The ceiling mounted garage door opener
motor
should
now
recognize
the
HomeLink unit and be able activate the
garage door up/down.
If your device is “Rolling Code”
equipped, it is necessary to follow
steps 1 through 4 under the heading
“Programming the HomeLink” before
proceeding with the steps listed below.
Programming an entrance gate/Programming all devices in the Canadian market
3. Simultaneously press and hold the
hand−held garage transmitter button
along with the selected HomeLink button.
4. When the indicator light on the
HomeLink changes from a slow to a
rapid flash after 20 seconds, you can
release both buttons.
5. Test the operation of the HomeLink by
pressing the newly programmed button.
If programming a garage door opener,
check to see if the garage door opens
and closes.
If the garage door does not operate, identify if your garage transmitter is of the
“Rolling Code” type. Press and hold the
programmed HomeLink button. The garage door has the rolling code feature if
the indicator light (on the HomeLink)
flashes rapidly and then remains lit after
2 seconds. If your garage transmitter is
the “Rolling Code” type, proceed to the
heading “Programming a rolling code system”.
1. Locate the “training” button on the ceiling mounted garage door opener motor.
The exact location and color of the
button may vary by brand of garage
door opener. Refer to the owner’s
guide supplied by the garage door
opener manufacturer for the location of
this “training” button.
2. Press the “training” button on the ceiling mounted garage door opener motor.
Following this step, you have 30 seconds
in which to initiate step 3 below.
3. Press and release the vehicle’s programmed HomeLink button twice. The
garage door may open. If the door
does open, the programming process is
complete. If the door does not open,
press and release the button a third
time. This third press and release will
complete the programming process by
opening the garage door.
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4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each remaining HomeLink button to program
another rolling code system.
1. Decide which of the 3 HomeLink buttons you want to program.
2. Place
your
hand−held gate/device
transmitter 25 to 75 mm (1 to 3 in.)
away
from
the
surface
of
the
HomeLink.
Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink
in view while programming.
3. Press
and
hold
HomeLink button.
the
selected
4. Continuously press and release (cycle)
the hand−held gate/device transmitter
button every two seconds until step 5
is complete.
5. When the indicator light on the
HomeLink changes from a slow to a
rapid flash after 20 seconds, you can
release both buttons.
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6. Test the operation of the HomeLink by
pressing the newly programmed button.
Check to see if the gate/device operates correctly.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6 for each remaining HomeLink button to program
another device.
Programming other devices
To program other devices such as home
security systems, home door locks or
lighting, contact your authorized Toyota
dealer for assistance.
(c) Erasing
the
entire
HomeLink
memory (all three programs)
To erase all previously programmed codes
at one time, press and hold down the 2
outside buttons for 20 seconds until the
indicator light flashes.
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase
the programs stored in the HomeLink
memory.
When programming the HomeLink
Universal Transceiver, you may be
operating a garage door or other
device. Make sure people and objects are out of the way of the garage door or other device to prevent potential harm or damage.
Do not use this HomeLink Univer-
sal Transceiver with any garage
door opener that lacks the safety
stop and reverse feature as required by federal safety standards.
(This includes any garage door
opener model manufactured before
April 1, 1982.) A garage door opener, which cannot detect an object,
signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage
door opener without these features
increases risk of serious injury or
death.
Reprogramming a button
buttons cannot be
Individual HomeLink
erased, however, to reprogram a single
button, follow the procedure “Programming
the HomeLink”.
(b) Operating the HomeLink
To operate the HomeLink, press the
appropriate HomeLink button to activate
the programmed device. The HomeLink
indicator light should come on. The
HomeLink continues to send the signal
for up to 20 seconds as long as the
button is pressed.
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—Outside temperature and
cruise information display
The outside temperature and cruise information display indicates the following information.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and with RSS−210 of the
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undersired
operation.
1. Outside temperature
2. Average fuel consumption
3. Instantaneous fuel consumption
4. Distance to empty
5. Display off (no compass)
Every time you push the “MODE” button,
the display toggles through this information.
WARNING: This transmitter has been
tested and complies with FCC and
Industry Canada DOC/MPAC rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the device.
During the off mode, the compass display
is also turned off.
The displayed values in the cruise information display indicate general driving
conditions. Accuracy varies with driving
habits and road conditions.
To set the unit, push the “E/M” button
until the desired unit display appears. (At
this time, front and rear air conditioning
displays also change.)
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1. Outside temperature
The outside temperature display indicates the outside air temperature.
The displayed value is updated every 1
second.
The displayed temperature ranges from
−30C (−22F) up to 50C (122F).
If there is some abnormality in the connection of the outside air temperature sensor, “−−C” (“−−F”) will appear on the
display. If “−−C” (“−−F”) appears on the
display, contact your Toyota dealer.
There may be a case that “−−C” (“−−F”)
appears momentarily when the ignition is
quickly turned to “ON”. It is normal if it
goes out soon.
2. Average fuel consumption
(“AVG”)
Average fuel consumption is calculated
and displayed based on total driving
distance and total fuel consumption
with the engine running.
The displayed value is updated every 1
seconds.
To reset the calculations, return the mode
to “AVG” and push and hold the “MODE”
and “E/M” button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
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3. Instantaneous fuel consumption
(“INST”)
Every time you refuel the vehicle, the calculation is reset.
The instantaneous fuel consumption is
calculated and displayed based on distance and fuel consumption for 1 seconds with the engine running.
The actual driving range varies with driving habits and road conditions. If fuel consumption is good, the driving range will be
longer. If fuel consumption is poor, the
driving range will be shorter.
The displayed value is updated every 1
seconds.
Note that an accurate figure may not be
shown in the following cases.
When the vehicle is stopped with the
engine running, the display will indicate
the extremely high fuel consumption.
When the vehicle is driving down a
long slope, applying the engine brake,
the display will indicate the extremely
low fuel consumption.
The calculation is reset when the ignition
switch is turned off.
4. Distance to empty
(“DTE”)
The distance the vehicle can travel with
the remaining fuel is calculated and
displayed based on the quantity of remaining fuel and past fuel consumption.
The displayed value is updated every 1
second.
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—Compass
The compass may not show the correct
direction in the following conditions:
The vehicle is stopped immediately af-
If the direction is not indicated or the
system does not operate properly, contact
your Toyota dealer.
ter turning.
The compass does not adjust while the
vehicle is stopped.
The ignition switch is turned off immediately after turning.
The vehicle is on an inclined surface.
The vehicle is in a place where the
The compass indicates the direction
that the vehicle is heading. In the
above case, it shows that the vehicle is
heading south.
The direction display is updated every 2
seconds.
earth’s magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields
(underground parking, under a steel
tower, between buildings, roof parking,
near a crossing, near a large vehicle,
etc.).
The vehicle is magnetized. (There is a
magnet or a metal object on or near
the roof.)
Displays
Directions
The battery has been disconnected.
N
NE
E
SE
S
SW
W
NW
North
Northeast
East
Southeast
South
Southwest
West
Northwest
The compass works to calibrate the direction automatically while the vehicle is in
motion, if deviation is small.
For additional precision or for complete
calibrating,
see
“CALIBRATING
THE
COMPASS” below.
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CALIBRATING THE COMPASS (deviation
calibration)
The direction display on the compass
deviates from the true direction determined by the earth’s magnetic field. The
angle of deviation varies according to the
geographic position of the vehicle.
To adjust for this deviation;
1. Stop the vehicle in a level place and
switch the display to the outside temperature. (To switch to this mode, see
“—Outside temperature and cruise information display” on page 189 in this
section.)
Compass sensor
The compass sensor is on the roof of
the vehicle.
NOTICE
Do not put magnets or a metal object
on or near the roof of the vehicle.
Doing this may cause malfunction of
the compass sensor.
2. Push and hold both the “MODE” and
“E/M” buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds until the “VAR” indication appears
on the compass display.
3. Push the “E/M” button several times
until the desired zone number appears
on the compass display.
If the button is not pushed for 10 seconds, the display returns to the compass/
outside temperature mode and the number
that is last set is memorized.
To select the zone where the vehicle is
currently located, refer to the following
map.
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Hawaii:
Samoa:
Guam:
Saipan:
5
6
8
8
After calibration, leaving the system for
several seconds returns to the compass
mode.
CAUTION
Do not adjust the display while the
vehicle is moving. Be sure to adjust
the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
Zone number
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2. Push and hold both the “MODE” and
“E/M” buttons simultaneously for 10
seconds until the “CAL” indication appears on the compass display. (At this
time, the compass display is locked in
“N”.)
3. Drive the vehicle in a circle at 8 km/h
(5 mph) or less. If there is not enough
space to drive in a circle, drive around
the block.
CALIBRATING THE COMPASS (circling
calibration)
Sometimes the direction display on the
compass may not change after a turn. In
this case, the compass needs to be calibrated.
When the “CAL” indication goes off and
the compass returns to the normal mode,
calibration is complete.
To calibrate the compass manually, do the
following;
If you want to restart the calibration before it is complete, push both of the
“MODE” and “E/M” buttons simultaneously
for 10 seconds again.
1. Stop the vehicle in a level place and
switch the display to the outside temperature. (To switch to this mode, see
“—Outside temperature and cruise information display” on page 189 in this
section.)
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Clock
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays
Perform circling calibration just after
you have purchased your Toyota. And
then always perform circling calibration
after the battery has been removed, replaced or disconnected.
Do not perform circling calibration of
the compass in a place where the
earth’s magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields
(underground parking, under a steel
tower, between buildings, roof parking,
near a crossing, near a large vehicle,
etc.).
During calibration, do not operate elec-
tric systems (moon roof, power windows, etc.) as they may interfere with
the calibration.
CAUTION
When doing the circling calibration,
be sure to secure a wide space,
and pay attention to people and vehicles in the neighborhood. Do not
violate any local traffic rules while
performing circling calibration.
Do not adjust the display while the
The digital clock indicates the time.
Cigarette lighter and front ashtray
The key must be in the “ACC” or “ON”
position.
To reset the hour: Push the “H” button.
To reset the minutes: Push the “M” button.
If the electrical power source has been
disconnected from the clock, the time display will automatically be set to 1:00 (one
o’clock).
When the instrument panel lights are
turned on, the brightness of the time indication will be reduced.
vehicle is moving. Be sure to adjust
the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
Rear ashtray
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Power outlets
CIGARETTE LIGHTER
To use the cigarette lighter, press it in.
When it becomes heated, it automatically pops out ready for use.
If the engine is not running, the key must
be in the “ACC” position.
Do not hold the cigarette lighter pressed
in.
Use a Toyota genuine cigarette lighter or
equivalent for replacement.
ASHTRAYS
Front: To use the ashtray, pull it out.
Rear: To use the ashtray, open the lid.
Instrument panel
When finished with your cigarette, thoroughly extinguish it in the ashtray to prevent other cigarette butts from catching
fire. After using the ashtray, push it back
in completely.
The power outlets are designed
power supply for car accessories.
NOTICE
z To prevent the fuse from being
blown, do not use the electricity
over the total vehicle capacity of
12V/120W.
Rear—To remove the ashtray, pull it out.
CAUTION
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for
The key must be in the “ACC” or “ON”
position for the power outlet to be used.
Front—To remove the ashtray, press down
on the lock spring plate and pull out.
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or sudden stop
while driving, always push the ashtray back in completely after using.
Luggage compartment
Rear console box
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z To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not use the power
outlets longer than necessary when
the engine is not running.
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Glove box
Garage door opener box
To use the glove box, do this.
The box is designed to store a garage
door opener transmitter.
z Close the power outlet lids when
the power outlets are not in use.
Inserting a foreign object other than
the appropriate plug that fits the
outlet, or allowing any liquid into
the outlet may cause electrical failure or short circuits.
To open: Pull the lever.
The glove box light will come on when the
glove box is open with the instrument panel lights on.
Open the cover and remove the Velcro
loop.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden stop,
always keep the glove box door
closed while driving.
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Remove the paper strip covering the adhesive on back side of square and adhere
the square to back side of the transmitter
near the center.
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Please note if transmitter has wire clip for
sun visor, this clip must be removed prior
to adhesion of the Velcro.
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Place the transmitter with Velcro square
facing inside of box into the box. Make
sure the transmitter button is located
above button pins.
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Remove spacers from the center panel.
Place the largest spacer on the pin that
would be below transmitter button when
the cover is closed. Close the cover.
When the garage door opener transmitter
is properly installed, you can operate the
transmitter by pushing the center panel of
the cover.
If the center panel does not contact with
your garage door opener transmitter:
Check to see if spacer is on correct
pin.
Attach another spacer to the top of
original spacer. Check operation. If required, continue add spacers until contact is achieved.
If the transmitter is clattering during driving, fill in a piece of felt or pad to prevent
the transmitter from clattering.
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Auxiliary boxes—
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden
stop, always keep the garage door
opener box closed while driving.
Keep the remained spacers away
from children.
To use the auxiliary boxes, open the
lids as shown in the following illustrations.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden
stop, always keep the auxiliary box
closed while driving.
Type A and B—As these holder are
designed for holding a light object
such as an eyeglass, do not place
any heavy objects in them. Heavy
objects may cause the holder to
open and contents to fly out resulting in injuries.
Type A (over head console with electric
moon roof)
NOTICE
Type A and B—In hot weather, inside
of the vehicle becomes very hot. Do
not leave anything flammable or deformable such as a lighter, glasses,
etc. inside.
Type B (over head console without electric moon roof)
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—Warning reflector holder
Type C (rear side trim)
Type E (rear left side panel)
The auxiliary box type E is equipped
with a strap to hold the warning reflector.
Although the warning reflector itself is not
included as an original equipment, this
auxiliary box can be used to store the
warning reflector.
Hold the warning reflector kit with the
straps.
1. To loosen: Pull the buckle forward.
2. To tighten: Pull on the belt.
Make sure the warning reflector is securely held.
Type D (rear right side panel—without
rear air conditioning system)
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Rear console box
UPPER TRAY
To access the upper tray, raise the console box lid while pushing the lock release button.
CONSOLE BOX
To access the rear console box, pull up
the lock release lever while raising the
rear console box lid.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden stop,
always keep the console box closed
while driving.
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Note pad holder
Coin holder
The note pad holder is designed to
hold small paper such as note pads.
To use the holder, raise the console box
upper lid while pushing the lock release
button.
CAUTION
Do not write on the note pad holder
while the vehicle is moving.
Do not place anything else on the
note pad holder. Such
thrown about in the
and possibly cause
sudden braking or an
items may be
compartment
injury during
accident.
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden
stop while driving, keep the note
pad holder closed when it is not in
use.
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The rear console box equipped with a
coin holder.
The coin holeder can be set in the console box.
To use the coin holder:
To set the coin holder in the console box,
raise the console box lid by pulling up the
lock release lever.
1. Raise the console box upper lid while
pushing the lock release button.
2. Push coins down into the holder.
The coin holder is detachable.
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Compact disc and cassette
tape holder
Cup holders
The rear console box is equipped with
compact disc and cassette tape holder.
To use the holder, raise the console box
lid by pulling up the lock release lever.
The compact disc and cassette tape holder is detachable.
The cup holder is designed for holding
cups or drink−cans securely. To use
them, observe the following illustrations.
CAUTION
Do not place anything else other
than cups or drink−cans on the cup
holder, as such items may be
thrown about and possibly injure
people in the vehicle during sudden
braking or in an accident.
To reduce the chance of injury in
case of an accident or a sudden
stop while driving, keep the cup
holder closed when it is not in use.
NOTICE
Type A only—As this holder is designed for holding soft cups only, do
not place too heavy a cup, drink−can
or bottle in it.
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Tie−down hooks
Type A (instrument panel)
Type C (rear side of rear console box)
To secure your luggage, use the tie−
down hooks as shown above.
See “Luggage stowage precautions” on
page 222 in Section 2 for precautions in
loading luggage.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury, keep the tie−
down hooks folded in place on the
floor when not in use.
NOTICE
Type B (front side of rear console box)
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Type D (rear side trim)
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Do not use the seat anchors instead
of the tie−down hooks.
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Grocery bag hooks
These hooks are designed
things like grocery bags.
to
hang
NOTICE
To prevent damage to the hook, avoid
hanging heavy loads on it.
Cargo net hooks
Luggage cover
These hooks are designed to hang cargo net.
To use the luggage cover, pull it out of
the retractor and hook it to the anchors.
Although the cargo net itself is not included as an original equipment, these
hooks can be used to hang the cargo net.
NOTICE
To prevent damage to the hook, avoid
hanging things other than a cargo net
on it.
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CAUTION
Do not place anything on the luggage
cover. Such items may be thrown
about and possibly injure people in
the vehicle during sudden braking or
an accident.
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The position of the luggage cover can
be shifted to the rear.
To shift the position of the luggage
cover:
1. Detach its hooks from the head restraints. Then, retract and release both
ends, and lift the luggage cover out.
2. Move the side hole covers to the rear
holes.
3. Insert the front pole of the luggage
cover into the holes as shown in the
illustration.
To remove the luggage cover, detach its
hooks from the head restraints. Then,
retract and release both ends, and lift
the luggage cover out.
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NOTICE
As the plastic parts used on both
ends of the luggage cover may break
if exposed to a shock, take care not
to hit or knock them when attaching,
detaching or storing the cover.
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Roof luggage carrier
CAUTION
When you load cargo on the roof luggage carrier, observe the following:
Place the cargo so that its weight
is distributed evenly between the
front and rear axles.
If driving for a long distance, on
rough roads, or at high speeds,
stop the vehicle now and then during the trip to make sure the cargo
remains in its place.
Do not exceed 68 kg (150 lb.) cargo
weight on the roof rails.
If loading long or wide cargo, never
exceed the vehicle overall length or
width.
(See
“Dimensions
and
weight” on page 306 in Section 8
for information on your vehicle
overall length and width.)
The roof luggage carrier consists of
roof rails (1) attached to the roof and
sliding cross rails (2).
Before driving, make sure the cargo
To adjust the positions of cross rails, do
this.
Loading cargo on the roof luggage
1. Turn the knobs counterclockwise
loosen the cross rails.
to
2. Slide the cross rails to the desired
position for loading the luggages of
various sizes.
3. After adjusting, be sure to tighten the
crossrails by turning knobs clockwise.
NOTICE
When loading the luggages, be careful
not to scratch the surface of the
moon roof.
is securely fastened on the roof
luggage carrier.
carrier will make the center of the
vehicle gravity higher. Avoid high
speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns,
sudden braking or abrupt maneuvers, otherwise it may result in loss
of control or vehicle rollover due to
failure to operate this vehicle correctly.
Follow the manufacture’s instructions and
precautions when installing the attachments or their equivalent.
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Floor mat
Use a floor mat of the correct size.
If the floor carpet and floor
hole, then it is designed for
locking clip. Fix the floor mat
clip into the hole in the floor
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mat have a
use with a
with locking
carpet.
CAUTION
Make sure the floor mat is properly
placed on the floor carpet. If the floor
mat slips and interferes with the
movement of the pedals during driving, it may cause an accident.
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SECTION
2
INFORMATION BEFORE DRIVING YOUR
TOYOTA
Off−road vehicle precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Break−in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Fuel pump shut off system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Operation in foreign countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Three−way catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Engine exhaust cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Facts about engine oil consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Brake pad wear limit indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Luggage stowage precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Your Toyota’s identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Theft prevention labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Suspension and chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
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Off−road vehicle precautions
This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher ground
clearance and narrower tread in relation
to the height of its center of gravity to
make it capable of performing in a wide
variety of off−road applications. Specific
design characteristics give it a higher
center of gravity than ordinary passenger cars. This vehicle design feature
causes this type of vehicle to be more
likely to rollover. And, utility vehicles
have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is
a better view of the road allowing you
to anticipate problems. It is not designed for cornering at the same
speeds as ordinary passenger cars any
more than low−slung sports cars designed to perform satisfactorily under
off−road conditions. Therefore, sharp
turns at excessive speeds may cause
rollover.
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CAUTION
Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of serious
personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
D In a rollover crash, an unbelted per-
son is significantly more likely to
die than a person wearing a seat
belt. Therefore, the driver and all
passengers should fasten their seat
belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
D Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneu-
vers, if at all possible. Failure to
operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control or vehicle
rollover causing death or serious
injury.
D Loading cargo on the roof luggage
carrier will make the center of the
vehicle gravity higher. Avoid high
speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns,
sudden braking or abrupt maneuvers, otherwise it may result in loss
of control or vehicle rollover due to
failure to operate this vehicle correctly.
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D Always slow down in gusty cross-
winds. Because of its profile and
higher center of gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side
winds than an ordinary passenger
car. Slowing down will allow you to
have better control.
D When driving off−road or in rugged
terrain, do not drive at excessive
speeds, jump, make sharp turns,
strike objects, etc. This may cause
loss of control or vehicle rollover
causing death or serious injury. You
are also risking expensive damage
to your vehicle’s suspension and
chassis.
D Do not drive horizontally across
Break−in period
Fuel
Drive gently and avoid high speeds.
FUEL TYPE
Your vehicle does not need an elaborate
break−in. But following a few simple tips
for the first 1600 km (1000 miles) can add
to the future economy and long life of
your vehicle:
Your new vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
D Do not drive over 88 km/h (55 mph).
D Run the engine at moderate speed between 2000 and 4000 rpm.
D Avoid full−throttle starts.
D Try to avoid hard stops during the first
300 km (200 miles).
D Do not drive for a long time at any
single speed, either fast or slow.
D Do not tow a trailer during the first
3200km (2000miles).
steep slopes. Driving straight up or
straight down is preferred. Your vehicle (or any similar off−road vehicle) can tip over sideways much
more easily than forward or backward.
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To help prevent gas station mix−ups, your
Toyota has a smaller fuel tank opening.
The special nozzle on pumps with unleaded fuel will fit it, but the larger standard nozzle on pumps with leaded gas will
not.
At a minimum, the gasoline you use
should meet the specifications of ASTM
D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB 3.5−M93
in Canada.
NOTICE
Do not use leaded gasoline. Use of
leaded gasoline will cause the three−
way catalytic converter to lose its effectiveness and the emission control
system to function improperly. Also,
this can increase maintenance costs.
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OCTANE RATING
QUALITY GASOLINE
OXYGENATES IN GASOLINE
Select Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher.
Automotive manufacturers in the U.S.,
Europe and Japan have developed a
specification for quality fuel named
World−Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that
is expected to be applied world wide.
The WWFC consists of three categories
that depend on required emission levels. In the U.S., category 3 has been
adopted. The WWFC improves air quality by providing for better emissions in
vehicle fleets, and customer satisfaction
through better vehicle performance.
Toyota allows the use of oxygenate
blended gasoline where the oxygenate
content is up to 10% ethanol or 15%
MTBE. If you use gasohol in your
Toyota, be sure that it has an octane
rating no lower than 87.
Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane
rating or research octane number lower
than stated above will cause persistent
heavy knocking. If it is severe, this will
lead to engine damage.
If your engine knocks...
If you detect heavy knocking even when
using the recommended fuel, or if you
hear steady knocking while holding a
steady speed on level roads, consult your
Toyota dealer.
However, now and then, you may notice
light knocking for a short time while accelerating or driving up hills. This is no need
of concern.
GASOLINE
ADDITIVES
CONTAINING
DETERGENT
Toyota recommends the use of gasoline
that contains detergent additives to
avoid build−up of engine deposits.
CLEANER BURNING GASOLINE
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE is
available in many areas.
Toyota recommends the use of cleaner
burning gasoline and appropriately blended
reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions, and improve air quality.
However, all gasoline sold in the U.S.
contains detergent additives to keep clean
and/or clean intake systems.
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Toyota does not recommend the use of
gasoline containing methanol.
SULFUR IN GASOLINE
If your vehicle is certified to California
Emission Regulations, the vehicle is designed to operate on California cleaner
burning gasoline (CBG) that contains
lower sulfur. If you cannot use California CBG, your emission control system
may suffer damage and turn on the
Malfunction Indicator Lamp.
If the malfunction is caused by the type
of fuel used, repairs may not be covered
by your warranty.
GASOLINE CONTAINING MMT
Some gasoline contain an octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
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Fuel pump shut off system
Toyota does not recommend the use of
gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.
The Malfunction Indicator Lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your Toyota dealer for service.
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
98.5 L (26 gal., 21.6 Imp. gal.)
GASOLINE QUALITY
The fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to the engine to minimize the
risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls
or an airbag inflates upon collision. To
restart the engine after the fuel pump shut
off system activates, turn the ignition
switch to “ACC” or “LOCK” once and start
it.
CAUTION
In a very few cases, you may experience
driveability problems caused by the particular gasoline that you are using. If you
continue to have unacceptable driveability,
try changing gasoline brands. If this does
not rectify your problem, then consult your
Toyota dealer.
Inspect the ground under the vehicle
before restarting the engine. If you
find that liquid has leaked onto the
ground, it is the fuel system has
been damaged and it is in need of
repair. In this case, do not restart the
engine.
NOTICE
z Do not use gasohol other than
stated above. It will cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance
problems.
z If driveability problems occur (poor
hot starting, vaporizing, engine
knock, etc.), discontinue the use.
z Take care not to spill gasohol during refueling. Gasohol may cause
paint damage.
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Operation in foreign countries
Three−way catalytic
converters
If you plan to drive your Toyota in
another country...
NOTICE
A large amount of unburned gases
flowing into the three−way catalytic
converter may cause it to overheat
and create a fire hazard. To prevent
this and other damage, observe the
following precautions:
First, comply with the vehicle registration
laws.
Second, confirm the availability of the correct fuel (unleaded and minimum octane
number).
z Use only unleaded gasoline.
The three−way catalytic converter is an
emission control device installed in the
exhaust system.
The purpose is to reduce pollutants in the
exhaust gas.
z Do not allow the engine to run at
idle speed for more than 20 minutes.
z Avoid racing the engine.
CAUTION
z Do not push−start or pull−start your
vehicle.
D Keep people and combustible mate-
z Do not turn off the ignition while
the vehicle is moving.
rials away from the exhaust pipe
while the engine is running. The
exhaust gas is very hot.
D Do not idle or park your vehicle
over anything that might burn easily such as grass, leaves, paper or
rags.
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z Do not drive with an extremely low
fuel level; running out of fuel could
cause the engine to misfire, creating an excessive load on the three−
way catalytic converter.
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Engine exhaust cautions
z Keep your engine in good running
order. Malfunctions in the engine
electrical system, electronic ignition
system/distributor ignition system
or fuel systems could cause an extremely high three−way catalytic
converter temperature.
CAUTION
D Avoid inhaling the engine exhaust.
It contains carbon monoxide, which
is a colorless and odorless gas. It
can cause unconsciousness or even
death.
z If the engine becomes difficult to
start or stalls frequently, take your
vehicle in for a check−up as soon
as possible. Remember, your Toyota
dealer knows your vehicle and its
three−way catalytic converter system best.
D Make sure the exhaust system has
z To ensure that the three−way catalytic converter and the entire emission control system operate properly, your vehicle must receive the
periodic inspections required by the
Toyota Maintenance Schedule. For
scheduled maintenance information,
refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance
Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
D Do not run the engine in a garage
no holes or loose connections. The
system should be checked from
time to time. If you hit something,
or notice a change in the sound of
the exhaust, have the system
checked immediately.
D Keep the back door and back win-
dow closed while driving. An open
or unsealed back door and back
window, may cause exhaust gases
to be drawn into the vehicle.
D To allow proper operation of your
vehicle’s ventilation system, keep
the inlet grilles in front of the windshield clear of snow, leaves, or other obstructions.
D If you smell exhaust fumes in the
vehicle, drive with the windows
open and the back door and back
window closed. Have the cause immediately located and corrected.
or enclosed area except for the
time needed to drive the vehicle in
or out. The exhaust gases cannot
escape, making this a particularly
dangerous situation.
D Do not remain for a long time in a
parked vehicle with the engine running. If it is unavoidable, however,
do so only in an unconfined area
and adjust the heating or cooling
system to force outside air into the
vehicle.
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Facts about engine oil
consumption
FUNCTIONS OF ENGINE OIL
Engine oil has the primary functions of
lubricating and cooling the inside of the
engine, and plays a major role in maintaining the engine in proper working order.
ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION
It is normal that an engine should consume some engine oil during normal
engine operation. The causes of oil
consumption in a normal engine are as
follows.
D Oil is used to lubricate pistons, piston
rings and cylinders. A thin film of oil
is left on the cylinder wall when a piston moves downwards in the cylinder.
High negative pressure generated when
the vehicle is decelerating sucks some
of this oil into the combustion chamber.
This oil as well as some part of the oil
film left on the cylinder wall is burned
by the high temperature combustion
gases during the combustion process.
D Oil is also used to lubricate the stems
of the intake valves. Some of this oil
is sucked into the combustion chamber
together with the intake air and is
burned along with the fuel. High temperature exhaust gases also burn the
oil used to lubricate the exhaust valve
stems.
The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the viscosity of the oil, the
quality of the oil and the conditions the
vehicle is driven under.
More oil is consumed by high−speed driving and frequent acceleration and deceleration.
A new engine consumes more oil, since
its pistons, piston rings and cylinder walls
have not become conditioned.
When judging the amount of oil consumption, note that the oil may become
diluted and make it difficult to judge
the true level accurately.
As an example, if a vehicle is used for
repeated short trips, and consumes a normal amount of oil, the dipstick may not
show any drop in the oil level at all, even
after 1000 km (600 miles) or more. This
is because the oil is gradually becoming
diluted with fuel or moisture, making it
appear that the oil level has not changed.
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The diluting ingredients evaporate out
when the vehicle is then driven at high
speeds, as on an expressway, making it
appear that oil is excessively consumed
after driving at high speeds.
IMPORTANCE OF ENGINE OIL LEVEL
CHECK
One of the most important points in proper vehicle maintenance is to keep the engine oil at the optimum level so that oil
function will not be impaired. Therefore, it
is essential that the oil level be checked
regularly. Toyota recommends that the oil
level be checked every time you refuel
the vehicle.
NOTICE
Failure to check the oil level regularly
could lead to serious engine trouble
due to insufficient oil.
For detailed information on oil level check,
see “Checking the engine oil level” on
page 284 in Section 7−2.
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Brake system
The tandem master cylinder brake system
is a hydraulic system with two separate
sub−systems. If either sub−system should
fail, the other will still work. However, the
pedal will be harder to press, and your
stopping distance will be longer. Also, the
brake system warning light may come on.
CAUTION
Do not drive your vehicle with only a
single brake system. Have your
brakes fixed immediately.
CAUTION
D Do not pump the brake pedal if the
engine stalls. Each push on the
pedal uses up your reserved vacuum.
D Even if the power assist is com-
pletely lost, the brakes will still
work. But you will have to push the
pedal hard, much harder than normal. And your braking distance will
be longer.
BRAKE BOOSTER
The brake booster uses engine vacuum to
power−assist the brakes. If the engine
should quit while you are driving, you can
bring the vehicle to a stop with normal
pedal pressure. There is enough reserved
vacuum for one or two stops—but no
more!
ANTI−LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
(with “ABS” warning light)
The anti−lock brake system is designed
to help prevent lock−up of the wheels
during a sudden braking or braking on
slippery road surfaces. This assists in
providing directional stability and steering performance of the vehicle under
these circumstances.
Effective way to press the ABS brake
pedal: When the anti−lock brake system
function is in action, you may feel the
brake pedal pulsating and hear a noise.
In this situation, to let the anti−lock
brake system work for you, just hold the
brake pedal down more firmly. Do not
pump the brake in a panic stop. This
will result in reduced braking performance.
The anti−lock brake system becomes operative after the vehicle has accelerated
to a speed in excess of approximately 10
km/h (6 mph). It stops operating when the
vehicle decelerates to a speed below
approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
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Depressing the brake pedal on slippery
road surfaces such as on the manhole
cover, the steel plate under the construction, joints in the bridge, etc. on a rainy
day tends to activate the anti−lock brake
system.
You may hear a click or motor sound in
the engine compartment for a few seconds
when the engine is started or just after
the vehicle is started. This means that the
anti−lock brake system is in the self−
check mode, and does not indicate a malfunction.
When the anti−lock brake system is activated, the following conditions may
occur. They do not indicate a malfunction of the system:
D You may hear the anti−lock brake sys-
tem operating and feel the brake pedal
pulsating and the vibrations of the vehicle body and steering wheel. You
may also hear the motor sound in the
engine compartment even after the vehicle is stopped.
D At the end of the anti−lock brake system activation, the brake pedal may
move a little forward.
CAUTION
Do not overestimate the anti−lock
brake system: Although the anti−lock
brake system assists in providing vehicle control, it is still important to
drive with all due care and maintain
a moderate speed and safe distance
from the vehicle in front of you, because there are limits to the vehicle
stability and effectiveness of steering
wheel operation even with the anti−
lock brake system on.
If tires grip performance exceeds its
capability, or if hydroplaning occurs
during high speed driving in the rain,
the anti−lock brake system does not
provide vehicle control.
Anti−lock brake system is not designed to shorten the stopping distance: Always drive at the moderate
speed and maintain a safe distance
from the vehicle in front of you.
Compared with vehicles without an
anti−lock brake system, your vehicle
may require a longer stopping distance in the following cases:
D Driving on rough, gravel or snow−
covered roads.
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D Driving with tire chains installed.
D Driving over the steps such as the
joints on the road.
D Driving on roads where the road
surface is pitted or has other differences in surface height.
Install all 4 tires of specified size at
appropriate pressure: The anti−lock
brake system detects vehicle speeds
using the speed sensors for respective wheels’ turning speeds. The use
of tires other than specified may fail
to detect the accurate turning speed
resulting in a longer stopping distance.
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“ABS” warning light
The light comes on when the ignition key
is turned to the “ON” position. If the anti−
lock brake system works properly, the
light turns off after a few seconds. Thereafter, if the system malfunctions, the light
comes on again.
Type A
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and
the brake system warning light is off), the
anti−lock brake system, the traction control system and/or the vehicle skid control
system do/does not operate, but the brake
system still operates conventionally.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and
the brake system warning light is off), the
anti−lock brake system does not operate
so that the wheels could lock up during
a sudden braking or braking on slippery
road surfaces.
If either of the following conditions
occurs, this indicates a malfunction
somewhere in the parts monitored by
the warning light system. Contact your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible to
service the vehicle.
D The light does not come on when the
ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, or remains on.
D The light comes on while you are driving.
A warning light turning on briefly during
operation does not indicate a problem.
CAUTION
If the “ABS” warning light remains on
together with the brake system warning light, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your
Toyota dealer.
In this case, not only the anti−lock
brake system will fail but also the
vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.
Type B
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Brake pad wear limit indicators
Luggage stowage precautions
DRUM−IN−DISC TYPE PARKING BRAKE
SYSTEM
When stowing luggage or cargo in the
vehicle, observe the following:
Your vehicle has a drum−in−disc type
parking brake system. This type of brake
system needs bedding−down of the brake
shoes periodically or whenever the parking
brake shoes and/or drums are replaced.
D Put luggage or cargo in the luggage
compartment when at all possible. Be
sure all items are secured in place.
D Be careful to keep the vehicle balanced. Locating the weight as far forward as possible helps maintain balance.
Have your Toyota dealer perform the bedding−down.
D For better fuel economy, do not carry
unneeded weight.
The brake pad wear limit indicators on
your disc brakes give a warning noise
when the brake pads are worn to where
replacement is required.
If you hear a squealing or scraping noise
while driving, have the brake pads
checked and replaced by your Toyota
dealer as soon as possible. Expensive rotor damage can result if the pads are not
replaced when necessary.
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CAUTION
D To prevent luggage or packages
from sliding forward during braking,
do not stack anything in the luggage compartment higher than the
seatbacks. Keep luggage or packages low, as close to the floor as
possible.
D Never allow anyone to ride in the
luggage compartment. It is not designed for passengers. They should
ride in their seats with their seat
belts properly fastened. Otherwise,
they are much more likely to suffer
serious bodily injury, in the event
of sudden braking or a collision.
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Your Toyota’s identification—
—Vehicle identification
number
D Do not place anything on the lug-
gage cover. Such items may be
thrown about and possibly injure
people in the vehicle during sudden
braking or an accident. Secure all
items in a safe place.
D Do not drive with objects left on
top of the instrument panel. They
may interfere with the driver’s field
of view. Or they may move during
sharp vehicle acceleration or turning, and impair the driver’s control
of the vehicle. In an accident they
may injure the vehicle occupants.
NOTICE
Do not load the vehicle beyond the
vehicle capacity weight specified on
page 306 in Section 8.
The vehicle identification number (VIN)
is the legal identifier for your vehicle.
This number is on the left top of the
instrument panel, and can be seen
through the windshield from outside.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
also on the Certification Label.
This is the primary identification number
for your Toyota. It is used in registering
the ownership of your vehicle.
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—Engine number
Theft prevention labels
(except for Canada)
Your new vehicle carries theft prevention labels which are approximately 56
mm (2.20 in.) by 16 mm (0.63 in.).
The purpose of these labels is to reduce
the incidence of vehicle thefts by facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts from
stolen vehicles. The label is designed so
that once it is applied to a surface, any
attempt to remove it will result in destroying the integrity of the label. Transferring
these labels intact from one part to another, will be impossible.
The engine number is stamped on the
engine block as shown.
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NOTICE
You should not attempt to remove the
theft prevention labels as it may violate certain state or federal laws.
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Suspension and chassis
CAUTION
Do not modify the suspension/chassis
with lift kits, spacers, springs, etc. It
can cause dangerous handling characteristics resulting in loss of control.
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Types of tires
Determine what kind of tires your vehicle is originally equipped with.
1. Summer tires
Summer tires are high−speed capability
tires best suited to highway driving under
dry conditions.
Since summer tires do not have the same
traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on
snow−covered or icy roads. For driving on
snow−covered or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If installing snow
tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
CAUTION
D Do not mix summer and all season
tires on your vehicle as this can
cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control.
D Do not use tire other than the
manufacturer’s designated tires, and
never mix tires or wheels of the
sizes different from the originals.
2. All season tires
All season tires are designed to provide
better traction in snow and to be adequate
for driving in most winter conditions, as
well as for use all year round.
All season tires, however, do not have
adequate traction performance compared
with snow tires in heavy or loose snow.
Also, all season tires fall short in acceleration
and
handling
performance
compared with summer tires in highway
driving.
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SECTION
3
STARTING AND DRIVING
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to start the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips for driving in various conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off−road driving precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter driving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dinghy towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer, too . . . . . . . . .
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Before starting the engine
1. Check the area around the vehicle before entering it.
2. Adjust seat position, seatback angle,
seat cushion angle, head restraint
height and steering wheel angle.
3. Adjust the inside and outside rear view
mirrors.
4. Lock all doors.
5. Fasten seat belts.
How to start the engine—
(a) Before cranking
1. Apply the parking brake firmly.
2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories.
(b) Starting the engine
Before starting the engine, be sure to follow the instructions in “(a) Before cranking”.
3. Put the selector lever in “P”. If you
need to restart the engine while the
vehicle is moving, put the selector lever in “N”. A starter safety device will
prevent the starter from operating if the
selector lever is in any drive position.
Normal starting procedure
4. Depress the brake pedal and hold it to
the floor until driving off.
1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, crank the engine by turning the key
to “START”. Release it when the engine starts.
The multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system in your
engine automatically controls the proper
air−fuel mixture for starting. You can start
a cold or hot engine as follows:
2. After the engine runs for about 10 seconds, you are ready to drive.
If the weather is below freezing, let the
engine warm up for a few minutes before
driving.
If the engine stalls...
Simply restart it, using the correct procedure given in normal starting.
If the engine will not start...
See “If your vehicle will not start” on page
244 in Section 4.
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NOTICE
z Do not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This may overheat
the starter and wiring systems.
z Do not race a cold engine.
z If the engine becomes difficult to
start or stalls frequently, have the
engine checked immediately.
Tips for driving in various
conditions
D Always slow down in gusty crosswinds.
This will allow you much better control.
D Drive slowly onto curbs and, if pos-
sible, at a right angle. Avoid driving
onto high, sharp−edged objects and
other road hazards. Failure to do so
can lead to severe tire damage resulting in tire bursts.
D When parking on a hill, turn the front
wheels until they touch the curb so
that the vehicle will not roll. Apply the
parking brake, and place the transmission in “P”. If necessary, block the
wheels.
D Washing your vehicle or driving through
deep water may get the brakes wet. To
see whether they are wet, check that
there is no traffic near you, and then
press the pedal lightly. If you do not
feel a normal braking force, the brakes
are probably wet. To dry them, drive
the vehicle cautiously while lightly
pressing the brake pedal with the parking brake applied. If they still do not
work safely, pull to the side of the road
and call a Toyota dealer for assistance.
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D Four−wheel drive models—Toyota rec-
ommends not using four−wheel drive on
dry hard−surfaced roads, because four−
wheel driving will cause unnecessary
noise and wear, and poor fuel economy.
D Four−wheel drive models—In cold tem-
peratures, noise may occur when driving in two−wheel drive before the transfer is warmed up. Therefore, first drive
in four−wheel drive until the transfer is
warmed up.
CAUTION
D Before driving off, make sure that
the parking brake is fully released
and the parking brake reminder
light is off.
D Do not leave your vehicle unat-
tended while the engine is running.
D Do not rest your foot on the brake
pedal while driving. It can cause
dangerous overheating, needless
wear, and poor fuel economy.
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Off−road driving precautions
D To drive down a long or steep hill,
reduce your speed and downshift.
Remember, if you ride the brakes
excessively, they may overheat and
not work properly.
D Be careful when accelerating, up-
shifting, downshifting or braking on
a slippery surface. Sudden acceleration or engine braking, could cause
the vehicle to spin or skid.
D Do not continue normal driving
when the brakes are wet. If they are
wet, your vehicle will require a
longer stopping distance, and it
may pull to one side when the
brakes are applied. Also, the parking brake will not hold the vehicle
securely.
D Do not drive in excess of the speed
When driving your vehicle off−road, please
observe the following precautions to ensure your driving enjoyment and to help
prevent the closure of areas to off−road
vehicles.
a. Drive your vehicle only in areas where
off−road vehicles are permitted to travel.
b. Respect private property. Get owner’s
permission before entering private property.
c. Do not enter areas that are closed.
Honor gates, barriers and signs that restrict travel.
limit. Even if the legal speed limit
permits it, do not drive over 140
km/h (85 mph) unless your vehicle
has high−speed capability tires.
Driving over 140 km/h (85 mph) may
result in tire failure, loss of control
and possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer to determine
whether the tires on your vehicle
are high−speed capability tires or
not before driving at such speeds.
d. Stay on established roads. When conditions are wet, driving techniques should
be changed or travel delayed to prevent damage to roads.
For owners in U.S. mainland, Hawaii and
Puerto Rico:
To obtain additional information pertaining
to driving your vehicle off−road, consult
the following organizations.
D State and Local Parks and Recreation
Departments
D State Motor Vehicle Bureau
D Recreational Vehicle Clubs
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D U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of
Land Management
CAUTION
Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of serious
personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
D Drive carefully when off the road.
Do not take unnecessary risks by
driving in dangerous places.
D Do not grip the steering wheel
spokes when driving off−road. A
bad bump could jerk the wheel and
injure your hands. Keep both hands
and especially your thumbs on the
outside of the rim.
D Always check your brakes for effec-
tiveness immediately after driving in
sand, mud, water or snow.
D After driving through tall grass,
mud, rock, sand, rivers, etc., check
that there is no grass, bush, paper,
rags, stone, sand, etc. adhering or
trapped on the underbody. Clear off
any such matter from the underbody. If the vehicle is used with
these materials trapped or adhering
to the underbody, a breakdown or
fire could occur.
D In a rollover crash, an unbelted per-
son is significantly more likely to
die than a person wearing a seat
belt. Therefore, the driver and all
passengers should fasten their seat
belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
D When driving off−road or in rugged
terrain, do not drive at excessive
speeds, jump, make sharp turns,
strike objects, etc. This may cause
loss of control or vehicle rollover
causing death or serious injury. You
are also risking expensive damage
to your vehicle’s suspension and
chassis.
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NOTICE
z If driving through water, such as
when crossing shallow streams,
first check the depth of the water
and the bottom of the river bed for
firmness. Drive slowly and avoid
deep water.
z Take all necessary safety measures
to ensure that water damage to the
engine or other components does
not occur.
Water entering the engine air intake
will cause severe engine damage.
Water can wash the grease from
wheel bearings, causing rusting and
premature failure, and may also enter the differentials, transmission
and transfer case, reducing the gear
oil’s lubricating qualities.
z Sand and mud that has accumulated
in brake drums and around brake
discs may affect braking efficiency
and may damage brake system components.
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Winter driving tips
z Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off−road
driving that has taken you through
rough terrain, sand, mud, or water.
For scheduled maintenance information, refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual
Supplement”.
Make sure you have a proper freeze
protection of engine coolant.
Make sure the engine oil viscosity is
suitable for the cold weather.
Your coolant must contain ethylene−glycol
type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components. Use
“TOYOTA Long Life Coolant” or equivalent.
See page 284 in Section 7−2 for recommended viscosity. Leaving a heavy summer oil in your vehicle during winter
months may cause harder starting. If you
are not sure about which oil to use, call
your Toyota dealer—he will be pleased to
help.
See page 285 in Section 7−2 for details
about coolant type selection.
NOTICE
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or
plain water alone.
When it is extremely cold, we recommend
to use 60% solution for your Toyota, to
provide protection down to about −50_C
(−58_F). Do not use more than 70% solution for better coolant performance.
Check the condition of the battery and
cables.
Cold temperatures reduce the capacity of
any battery, so it must be in top shape
to provide enough power for winter starting. Section 7−3 tells you how to visually
inspect the battery. Your Toyota dealer
and most service stations will be pleased
to check the level of charge.
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Keep the door locks from freezing.
Squirt lock de−icer or glycerine into the
locks to keep them from freezing.
Use a washer fluid containing an antifreeze solution.
This product is available at your Toyota
dealer and most auto parts stores. Follow
the manufacturer’s directions for how
much to mix with water.
NOTICE
Do not use engine antifreeze or any
other substitute because it may damage your vehicle’s paint.
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Dinghy towing
Your vehicle is designed primarily as a
passenger−and−load−carrying vehicle. Towing a trailer will have an adverse effect on
handling, performance, braking, durability
and driving economy (fuel consumption,
etc.). Your safety and satisfaction depend
on the proper use of correct equipment
and cautious driving habits. For your safety and the safety of others, you must not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Ask your
local Toyota dealer for further details before towing.
Do not use your parking brake when
there is a possibility it could freeze.
When parking, put the transmission into
“P” and block the rear wheels. Do not use
the parking brake, or snow or water accumulated in and around the parking brake
mechanism may freeze, making it hard to
release.
Keep ice and snow from accumulating
under the fenders.
Ice and snow built up under your fenders
can make steering difficult. During bad
winter driving, stop and check under the
fenders occasionally.
Depending on where you are driving,
we recommend you carry some emergency equipment.
Some of the things you might put in the
vehicle are tire chains, window scraper,
bag of sand or salt, flares, small shovel,
jumper cables, etc.
Trailer towing
WEIGHT LIMITS
Your vehicle is not designed to be
dinghy towed (with four wheels on the
ground) behind a motorhome.
NOTICE
Do not tow your vehicle with four
wheels on the ground. This may
cause serious damage to your vehicle.
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Before towing, make sure the total trailer weight, gross combination weight,
gross vehicle weight, gross axle weight
and trailer tongue load are all within
the limits.
The total trailer weight and tongue load
can be measured with platform scales
found at a highway weighing station, building supply company, trucking company,
junk yard, etc.
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D The gross vehicle weight must not
CAUTION
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR) indicated on the
Certification Label. The gross vehicle weight is the sum of weights of
the unloaded vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, hitch and trailer
tongue load. It also includes the
weight of any special equipment
installed on your vehicle.
D The maximum gross trailer weight
(trailer weight plus cargo weight)
must never exceed the following.
Two−wheel drive models
2948 kg (6500 lb.)
Four−wheel drive models
2812 kg (6200 lb.)
If towing a trailer and cargo weighing over 907 kg (2000 lb.), it is
necessary to use a sway control
device with sufficient capacity. The
combination of the gross trailer
weight added to the total weight of
the vehicle, occupants and vehicle
cargo must never exceed a total of
5352 kg. (11800 lb.)
Exceeding the maximum weight of
the trailer, the vehicle, or the vehicle and trailer combination, can
cause an accident resulting in serious personal injuries.
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D The load on either the front or rear
D Trailer hitch assemblies have differ-
ent weight capacities established by
the hitch manufacturer. Even though
the vehicle may be physically capable of towing a higher weight, the
operator must determine the maximum weight rating of the particular
hitch assembly and never exceed
the maximum weight rating specified for the trailer−hitch. Exceeding
the maximum weight rating set by
the trailer hitch manufacturer can
cause an accident resulting in serious personal injuries.
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axle resulting from distribution of
the gross vehicle weight on both
axles must not exceed the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) listed
on the Certification Label.
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Total trailer weight
CAUTION
Tongue load
D The trailer cargo load should be
Tongue load
Total trailer weight
100 =
9 to 11%
distributed so that the tongue load
is 9 to 11% of the total trailer
weight, not exceeding the maximum
load of the following. Never load
the trailer with more weight in the
back than in the front. About 60%
of the trailer load should be in the
front half of the trailer and the remaining 40% in the rear.
Weight carrying hitch or distributing hitch
Two−wheel drive models
281 kg (620 lb.)
Four−wheel drive models
295 kg (650 lb.)
HITCHES
D If you wish to install a trailer hitch, you
should consult with your Toyota dealer.
D Use only a hitch recommended by the
hitch manufacturer and the one which
conforms to the total trailer weight
requirement.
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D The hitch must be bolted securely to
the vehicle frame and installed according to the hitch manufacturer’s instructions.
D The hitch ball and king pin should have
a light coat of grease.
D Toyota recommends removing the trail-
er hitch whenever you are not towing
a trailer to reduce the possibility of
additional damage caused by the hitch
if your vehicle is struck from behind.
After removing the hitch, seal any
mounting holes in the vehicle body to
prevent entry of pollutants such as exhaust fumes, dirt, water, etc.
NOTICE
Do not use axle−mounted hitches as
they can cause damage to the axle
housing, wheel bearings, wheels or
tires. Also, never install a hitch which
may interfere with the normal function
of an Energy Absorbing Bumper, if so
equipped.
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TRAILER BALL
Follow these easy steps to properly determine the correct trailer ball for your application:
1. Determine the correct trailer ball size
for the trailer coupler. Most couplers
are stamped with the required trailer
ball size. The sizes you will most likely
find stamped on the coupler are:
Trailer class
III and IV
1
2
3
4
Trailer ball load rating
Ball diameter
Shank length
Shank diameter
Typical trailer ball size
2—5/16 in.
II
2 in.
I
1—7/8 in.
2. Select the appropriate trailer ball to
match or exceed the gross trailer
weight rating of the trailer. The trailer
ball load rating should be printed on
the top of the ball.
3. When mounted in the ball mount, the
threaded ball shank must protrude beyond the bottom of the lock washer
and nut at least 2 threads. The trailer
ball shank must be matched to the ball
mount hole diameter size.
1 Coupler
2 Trailer ball
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MATCHING TRAILER BALL HEIGHT TO
TRAILER COUPLER HEIGHT
No matter which class of tow hitch applies, for a safe trailer hookup, the trailer
ball setup on must be the proper height
for the coupler on the trailer.
BRAKES AND SAFETY CHAINS
D Toyota recommends trailers with brakes
that conform to any applicable federal
and state/provincial regulations.
D A safety chain must always be used
between the towing vehicle and the
trailer. Leave sufficient slack in the
chain for turns. The chain should cross
under the trailer tongue to prevent the
tongue from dropping to the ground in
case it becomes damaged or separated. For correct safety chain procedures, follow the hitch or trailer
manufacturer’s recommendations.
D Never tow a trailer without using a
safety chain securely attached to
both the trailer and the vehicle. If
damage occurs to the coupling unit
or hitch ball, there is danger of the
trailer wandering over into another
lane.
TIRES
D Ensure that your vehicle’s tires are
properly inflated. See page 288 in Section 7−2 for instructions.
D The trailer tires should be inflated to
the pressure recommended by the trailer manufacturer in respect to the total
trailer weight.
CAUTION
D If the total trailer weight exceeds
453 kg (1000 lb.), trailer brakes are
required.
D Never tap into your vehicle’s hy-
draulic system as it would lower its
braking effectiveness.
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TRAILER LIGHTS
D Your vehicle is equipped with a wire
harness stored in the rear end under
body. Some models are fitted with a
socket for trailer lights under the rear
bumper. Use either of them to connect
and operate the trailer lights. However,
the trailer lights must comply with federal, state/provincial and local regulations. See your local recreational vehicle dealer or rental agency for the
correct type of wiring and relays for
your trailer. Check for correct operation
of the turn signals and stop lights each
time you hitch up. Direct splicing may
damage your vehicle’s electrical system
and cause a malfunction of your lights.
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NOTICE
Do not tow a
light electric
over 93 W or
light electric
over 54 W.
trailer with (1) total tail
power consumption of
(2) total turn and stop
power consumption of
Ex. (1) Tail lights→under 9.3
(SAE J573 No.69)
bulbs
(2) Turn/stop lights→under
W (SAE J573 No.1157)
bulbs (left 2, right 2)
W
10
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BREAK−IN SCHEDULE
D Toyota recommends that you do not
tow a trailer with a new vehicle or a
vehicle with any new power train component (engine, transmission, differential, wheel bearing, etc.) for the first
3200 km (2000 miles) of driving.
MAINTENANCE
TRAILER TOWING TIPS
D If you tow a trailer, your vehicle will
When towing a trailer, your vehicle will
handle differently than when not towing. The three main causes of vehicle−
trailer accidents are driver error, excessive speed and improper trailer loading.
Keep these in mind when towing:
require more frequent maintenance due
to the additional load. For this information, please refer to the scheduled
maintenance information in the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s
Manual Supplement”.
D Retighten all fixing bolts of the towing
ball and bracket after approximately
1000 km (600 miles) of trailer driving.
PRE−TOWING SAFETY CHECK
D Check that your vehicle remains level
when a loaded or unloaded trailer is
hitched. Do not drive if the vehicle has
an abnormal nose−up or nose−down
condition, and check for improper
tongue load, overload, worn suspension
or other possible causes.
D Make sure the trailer cargo is securely
loaded so that it cannot shift.
D Check that your rear view mirrors con-
form to any applicable federal, state/
provincial or local regulations. If not,
install the rear view mirrors required
for towing purpose.
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D Before starting out, check operation of
the lights and all vehicle−trailer connections. After driving a short distance,
stop and recheck the lights and connections. Before actually towing a trailer, practice turning, stopping and backing with a trailer in an area away from
traffic until you learn the feel.
D Backing with a trailer is difficult and
requires practice. Grip the bottom of
the steering wheel and move your hand
to the left to move the trailer to the
left. Move your hand to the right to
move the trailer to the right. (This procedure is generally opposite to that
when backing without a trailer). Also,
just turn the steering wheel a little at
a time, avoiding sharp or prolonged
turning. Have someone guide you when
backing to reduce the risk of an accident.
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D Because stopping distance may be in-
creased, vehicle−to−vehicle distance
should be increased when towing a
trailer. For each 16 km/h (10 mph) of
speed, allow at least one vehicle and
trailer length between you and the vehicle ahead. Avoid sudden braking as
you may skid, resulting in jackknifing
and loss of control. This is especially
true on wet or slippery surfaces.
D Avoid jerky starts or sudden acceleration.
D Avoid jerky steering and sharp turns.
The trailer could hit your vehicle in a
tight turn. Slow down before making a
turn to avoid the necessity of sudden
braking.
D Remember that when making a turn,
the trailer wheels will be closer than
the vehicle wheels to the inside of the
turn. Therefore, compensate for this by
making a larger than normal turning
radius with your vehicle.
D Crosswinds and rough roads will ad-
versely affect handling of your vehicle
and trailer, causing sway. Pay attention
to the rear from time to time to prepare yourself for being passed by large
trucks or buses, which may cause your
vehicle and trailer to sway. If swaying
happens, firmly grip the steering wheel
and reduce speed immediately but
gradually. Never increase speed. Steer
straight ahead. If you make no extreme
correction with the steering or brakes,
the vehicle and trailer will stabilize.
D Be careful when passing other ve-
hicles. Passing requires considerable
distance. After passing a vehicle, do
not forget the length of your trailer and
be sure you have plenty of room before changing lanes.
D In order to maintain engine braking efficiency, do not use overdrive.
D Because of the added load of the trail-
er, your vehicle’s engine may overheat
on hot days (at temperatures over
30_C [85_F]) when going up a long or
steep grade with a trailer. If the engine
coolant temperature gauge indicates
overheating, immediately turn off the air
conditioning (if in use), pull off the road
and stop in a safe spot. Refer to “If
your vehicle overheats” on page 247 in
Section 4.
D Always place wheel blocks under both
the vehicle and trailer wheels when
parking. Apply the parking brake firmly.
Put the transmission in “P”. Avoid parking on a slope with a trailer, but if it
cannot be avoided, do so only after
performing the following:
1. Apply the brakes and hold.
2. Have someone place wheel blocks under both the vehicle and trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel blocks are in place,
release your brakes slowly until the
blocks absorb the load.
4. Apply the parking brake firmly.
5. Shift into “P” and turn off the engine.
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How to save fuel and make
your vehicle last longer, too
When restarting out after parking on a
slope:
1. With the transmission in “P” position,
start the engine. Be sure to keep the
brake pedal depressed.
2. Shift into gear.
D Avoid holding the brake pedal down
too long or too frequently. This
could cause the brakes to overheat
and result in reduced braking efficiency.
D Keep your tires inflated at the cor-
3. Release the parking brake and brake
pedal and slowly pull or back away
from the wheel blocks. Stop and apply
your brakes.
rect pressure. Underinflation causes
tire wear and wastes fuel. See page
289 in Section 7−2 for instructions.
D Do not carry unneeded weight in
4. Have someone retrieve the blocks.
your vehicle. Excess weight puts a
heavier load on the engine, causing
greater fuel consumption.
CAUTION
D Avoid lengthy warm−up idling. Once
D Do not exceed 72 km/h (45 mph) or
the engine is running smoothly, begin
driving—but gently. Remember, however, that on cold winter days this may
take a little longer.
the posted towing speed limit,
whichever is lower. Because instability (swaying) of a towing vehicle−
trailer
combination
usually
increases as the speed increases, exceeding 72 km/h (45 mph) may
cause loss of control.
D Keep
the automatic transmission
overdrive turned on when engine
braking is not required. Driving with
the overdrive off will reduce the fuel
economy. (For details, see “Automatic
transmission” on page 133 in Section
1−6.)
D Slow down and downshift before
descending steep or long downhill
grades. Do not make sudden downshifts.
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Getting more kilometers/mileage from a
liter/gallon of fuel is easy—just take it
easy. It will help make your vehicle last
longer, too. Here are some specific tips
on how to save money on both fuel and
repairs:
D Accelerate
slowly and smoothly.
Avoid jackrabbit starts. Get into high
gear as quickly as possible.
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D Avoid long engine idling. If you have
a long wait and you are not in traffic,
it is better to turn off the engine and
start again later.
D Avoid engine lugging or over−revving. Use a gear position suitable for
the road on which you are travelling.
D Avoid continuous speeding up and
slowing down.
wastes fuel.
Stop−and−go
driving
D Avoid
unnecessary stopping and
braking. Maintain a steady pace. Try
to time the traffic signals so you only
need to stop as little as possible or
take advantage of through streets to
avoid traffic lights. Keep a proper distance from other vehicles to avoid sudden braking. This will also reduce wear
on your brakes.
D Avoid heavy traffic or traffic jams
whenever possible.
D Do not rest your foot on the brake
pedal. This causes premature wear,
overheating and poor fuel economy.
D Keep the front wheels in proper
alignment. Avoid hitting the curb and
slow down on rough roads. Improper
alignment not only causes faster tire
wear but also puts an extra load on
the engine, which, in turn, wastes fuel.
D Keep the bottom of your vehicle free
from mud, etc. This not only lessens
weight but also helps prevent corrosion.
CAUTION
Never turn off the engine to coast
down hills. Your power steering and
brake booster will not function without the engine running. Also, the
emission control system operates
properly only when the engine is running.
D Keep your vehicle tuned−up and in
top shape. A dirty air cleaner, improper valve clearance, dirty plugs, dirty oil
and grease,brakes not adjusted, etc. all
lower engine performance and contribute to poor fuel economy. For longer
life of all parts and lower operating
costs, keep all maintenance work on
schedule, and if you often drive under
severe conditions, see that your vehicle
receives more frequent maintenance.
(For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled
Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”).
D Maintain a moderate speed on high-
ways. The faster you drive, the greater
the fuel consumption. By reducing your
speed, you will cut down on fuel consumption.
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SECTION
4
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
If your vehicle will not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
If your engine stalls while driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
If you have a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
If your vehicle needs to be towed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
If you lose your keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
If you lose your wireless remote control transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
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If your vehicle will not start—
(a) Simple checks
Before making these checks, make sure
you have followed the correct starting
procedure given in “How to start the
engine” on page 228 in Section 3 and that
you have sufficient fuel. Also check
whether the other keys will start the
engine. If they work, your key may be
broken. Have the key checked at your
Toyota dealer. If none of your keys work,
the system is possibly broken. Call your
Toyota dealer. (See “Keys” on page 8 in
Section 1−2.)
If the engine is not turning over or is
turning over too slowly—
1. Check that the battery terminals are
tight and clean.
2. If the battery terminals are O.K., switch
on the interior light.
3. If the light is out, dim or goes out
when the starter is cranked, the battery
is discharged. You may try jump starting. See “(c) Jump starting” for further
instructions.
(b) Starting a flooded engine
NOTICE
Do not pull− or push−start the vehicle. It may damage the vehicle or
cause a collision when the engine
starts. Also the three−way catalytic
converter may overheat and become a
fire hazard.
If the engine turns over at its normal
speed but will not start—
1. Turn the ignition key to “ACC” or
“LOCK” and try starting the engine
again.
2. If the engine will not start, the engine
may be flooded because of repeated
cranking. See “(b) Starting a flooded
engine” for further instructions.
3. If the engine still will not start, it needs
adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota
dealer or qualified repair shop.
If the light is O.K., but the engine still will
not start, it needs adjustment or repair.
Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair
shop.
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If the engine will not start, your engine
may be flooded because of repeated
cranking.
If this happens, turn the key to “START”
with the accelerator pedal held down.
Keep the key and accelerator pedal in
these position for 15 seconds and release
them. Then try starting the engine with
your foot off the accelerator pedal.
If the engine does not start after 15 seconds of cranking, release the key, wait
a few minutes and try again.
If the engine still will not start, it needs
adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota dealer
or qualified repair shop for assistance.
NOTICE
Do not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This may overheat
the starter and wiring systems.
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(c) Jump starting
To avoid serious personal injury and
damage to your vehicle which might result from battery explosion, acid burns,
electrical burns, or damaged electronic
components, these instructions must be
followed precisely.
If you are unsure about how to follow this
procedure, we strongly recommend that
you seek the help of a competent mechanic or towing service.
CAUTION
D Batteries
contain
sulfuric
acid
which is poisonous and corrosive.
Wear protective safety glasses when
jump starting, and avoid spilling
acid on your skin, clothing, or vehicle.
D The gas normally produced by a
battery will explode if a flame or
spark is brought near. Use only
standardized jumper cables and do
not smoke or light a match while
jump starting.
NOTICE
The battery used for boosting must
be 12 V. Do not jump start unless you
are sure that the booster battery is
correct.
JUMP STARTING PROCEDURE
1. If the booster battery is installed in
another vehicle, make sure the vehicles
are not touching. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories.
2. If required, remove all the vent plugs
from the booster and discharged batteries. Lay a cloth over the open vents
on the batteries. (This helps reduce the
explosion hazard, personal injuries and
burns.)
3. If the engine in the vehicle with the
booster battery is not running, start it
and let it run for a few minutes. During
jump starting run the engine at about
2000 rpm with the accelerator pedal
lightly depressed.
D If you should accidentally get acid
on yourself or in your eyes, remove
any contaminated clothing and flush
the affected area with water immediately. Then get immediate medical
attention. If possible, continue to
apply water with a sponge or cloth
while en route to the medical office.
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Discharged battery
Jumper cable
Booster
battery
Positive
terminal
(“+” mark) Jumper
cable
Positive terminal
(“+” mark)
4. Make the cable connections in the order a, b, c, d.
a. Connect the clamp of the positive
(red) jumper cable to the positive (+)
terminal on the discharged battery.
b. Connect the clamp at the other end
of the positive (red) jumper cable to
the positive (+) terminal on the booster
battery.
Booster
Discharged
battery
battery
Negative terminal (“−” mark)
c. Connect the clamp of the negative
(black) jumper cable to the negative (−)
terminal on the booster battery.
d. Connect the clamp at the other end
of the negative (black) jumper cable to
a solid, stationary, unpainted, metallic
point of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
The recommended connecting point is
shown in the following illustration:
Do not connect the cable to or near
any part that moves when the engine
is cranked.
CAUTION
When making the connections, to
avoid serious injury, do not lean over
the battery or accidentally let the
jumper cables or clamps touch anything except the correct battery terminals or the ground.
5. Start your engine in the normal way.
After starting, run it at about 2000 rpm
for several minutes with the accelerator
pedal lightly depressed.
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If your engine stalls while
driving
6. Carefully disconnect the cables in the
exact reverse order: the negative cable
and then the positive cable.
7. Carefully dispose of the battery cover
cloths—they may now contain sulfuric
acid.
If your engine stalls while driving...
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping
a straight line. Move cautiously off the
road to a safe place.
2. Turn on your emergency flashers.
8. If removed, replace all the battery vent
plugs.
3. Turn the ignition key to “ACC” or
“LOCK”, and try starting the engine
again.
If the cause of your battery discharging is
not apparent (for example, lights left on),
you should have it checked.
If the engine will not start, see “If your
vehicle will not start” on page 244 in this
section.
CAUTION
If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering
will not work so steering and braking
will be much harder than usual.
If your vehicle overheats
If your engine coolant temperature
gauge indicates overheating, if you experience a loss of power, or if you hear
a loud knocking or pinging noise, the
engine has probably overheated. You
should follow this procedure...
1. Pull safely off the road, stop the vehicle and turn on your emergency
flashers. Put the transmission in “P”
and apply the parking brake. Turn off
the air conditioning if it is being used.
2. If coolant or steam is boiling out of the
radiator or reservoir, stop the engine.
Wait until the steam subsides before
opening the hood. If there is no coolant
boiling over or steam, leave the engine
running.
CAUTION
To help avoid personal injury, keep
the hood closed until there is no
steam. Escaping steam or coolant is
a sign of very high pressure.
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If you have a flat tire—
3. Visually check to see if the engine
drive belt (fan belt) is broken or loose.
Look for obvious coolant leaks from the
radiator, hoses, and under the vehicle.
However, note that water draining from
the air conditioning is normal if it has
been used.
CAUTION
When the engine is running, keep
hands and clothing away from the
moving fan and engine drive belts.
4. If the engine drive belt is broken or the
coolant is leaking, stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove the radiator
cap when the engine and radiator are
hot. Serious injury could result from
scalding hot fluid and steam blown
out under pressure.
7. After the engine coolant temperature
has cooled to normal, again check the
coolant level in the reservoir. If necessary, bring it up to half full again. Serious coolant loss indicates a leak in the
system. You should have it checked as
soon as possible at your Toyota dealer.
2. Stop the engine and
emergency flashers.
turn on
your
3. Firmly set the parking brake and put
the transmission in “P”.
4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle
on the side away from traffic.
5. Read the following instructions thoroughly.
CAUTION
When jacking, be sure to observe the
following to reduce the possibility of
personal injury:
5. If the engine drive belt is O.K. and
there are no obvious leaks, you may
help the engine cool down more quickly
by running it at about 1500 rpm for a
few minutes with the accelerator pedal
lightly depressed.
D Follow jacking instructions.
D Do not put any part of your body
under the vehicle supported by the
jack. Personal injury may occur.
6. Check the coolant reservoir. If it is dry,
add coolant to the reservoir while the
engine is running. Fill it about half full.
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1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping
a straight line. Move cautiously off the
road to a safe place well away from
the traffic. Avoid stopping on the center
divider of a highway. Park on a level
spot with firm ground.
D Do not start or run the engine while
your vehicle is supported by the
jack.
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—Required tools and spare tire
D Stop the vehicle on a level firm
ground, firmly set the parking brake
and put the transmission in “P”.
Block the wheel diagonally opposite
to the one being changed if necessary.
NOTICE
Do not continue driving with a deflated tire. Driving even a short distance can damage a tire and wheel
beyond repair.
D Make sure to set the jack properly
in the jack point. Raising the vehicle with jack improperly positioned will damage the vehicle or
may allow the vehicle to fall off the
jack and cause personal injury.
D Never get under the vehicle when
1. Get the required tools under the
right side second seat and spare
tire.
the vehicle is supported by the jack
alone.
D Use the jack only for lifting your
1. Tool bag
2. Jack
vehicle during wheel changing.
D Do not raise the vehicle with some-
To get the tools, you need to fold up the
right side second seat. As for the operation of folding up the seat, see “—Folding
up seconds seats” on page 42 in Section
1−3.
one in the vehicle.
D When raising the vehicle, do not
put an object on or under the jack.
D Raise the vehicle only high enough
to remove and change the tire.
To prepare yourself for an emergency, you
should familiarize yourself with the use of
the jack, each of the tools and their storage locations.
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Turn the jack joint by hand.
To remove the spare tire:
To remove: Turn the joint in direction 1
until the jack is free.
To store: Turn the joint in direction 2 until
the jack is firmly secured to prevent it
flying forward during a collision or sudden
braking.
1. Put a jack handle and jack handle extension together as shown in the illustration.
1 Jack handle extension
2 Jack handle
CAUTION
Make sure they are securely fixed
with the screw.
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2. Insert the end of the jack handle extension into the lowering screw and turn
it counterclockwise with the handle,
making sure the handle remains firmly
fitted onto the jack handle extension.
3. After the tire is lowered completely to
the ground, remove the holding bracket.
When storing the spare tire, put it in place
with the outer side of the wheel facing up.
Then secure the tire, taking care that the
tire goes straight up without catching on
any other part, to prevent it from flying
forward during a collision or sudden braking.
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—Blocking the wheel
2. Block the wheel diagonally opposite
the flat tire to keep the vehicle from
rolling when it is jacked up.
—Removing wheel ornament
Type A
Type C
3. Remove the wheel ornament.
Pry off the wheel ornament, using the
beveled end of the wheel nut wrench as
shown.
When blocking the wheel, place a wheel
block from the front for the front wheels
or from the rear for the rear wheels.
Type A only—To protect the wheel surface, place sufficient paper or cloth between the wheel and wrench.
CAUTION
Do not try to pull off the ornament by
hand. Take due care in handling the
ornament to avoid unexpected personal injury.
Type B
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—Loosening wheel nuts
—Positioning the jack
Front
4. Loosen all the wheel nuts.
Always loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle.
Turn the wheel nuts turn counterclockwise
to loosen. To get maximum leverage, fit
the wrench to the nut so that the handle
is on the right side, as shown above.
Grab the wrench near the end of the handle and pull up on the handle. Be careful
that the wrench does not slip off the nut.
Rear
5. Position the jack at the correct jack
point as shown.
Make sure the jack is positioned on a
level and solid place.
JACK POINTS:
Front—Under the frame side rail
Rear—Under the rear axle housing
1 Jack handle end
2 Jack handle extension
3 Jack handle
CAUTION
Make sure they are each securely
fixed with screws.
Do not remove the nuts yet—just unscrew
them about one−half turn.
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Put a jack handle, jack handle extension
and jack handle end together as shown in
the illustration.
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—Raising your vehicle
—Changing wheels
CAUTION
Never get under the vehicle when the
vehicle is supported by the jack
alone.
6. After making sure that no one is in
the vehicle, raise it high enough so
that the spare tire can be installed.
7. Remove the wheel nuts and change
tires.
Lift the flat tire straight off and put it
aside.
Remember you will need more ground
clearance when putting on the spare tire
than when removing the flat tire.
Roll the spare wheel into position and
align the holes in the wheel with the bolts.
Then lift up the wheel and get at least the
top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle
the tire and press it back over the other
bolts.
To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle
extension in to the jack (it is a loose fit)
and turn it clockwise with the handle,
making sure the handle remains firmly
fitted onto the jack handle extension. As
the jack touches the vehicle and begins
to fit, double−check that it is properly
positioned.
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Before putting on wheels, remove any corrosion on the mounting surfaces with a
wire brush or such. Installation of wheels
without good metal−to−metal contact at the
mounting surface can cause wheel nuts to
loosen and eventually cause a wheel to
come off while driving. Therefore after the
first 1600 km (1000 miles), check to see
that the wheel nuts are tight.
—Reinstalling wheel nuts
—Lowering your vehicle
8. Reinstall all the wheel nuts finger
tight.
9. Lower the vehicle completely and
tighten the wheel nuts.
Reinstall the wheel nuts (tapered end inward) and tighten them as much as you
can by hand. Press back on the tire back
and see if you can tighten them more.
Turn the jack handle extension counterclockwise with handle to lower the vehicle,
making sure the handle remains firmly
fitted onto the jack handle extension.
Use only the wheel nut wrench and turn
it clockwise to tighten the nuts. Do not
use other tools or any additional leverage
other than your hands, such as a hammer,
pipe or your foot. Make sure the wrench
is securely engaged over the nut.
Tighten each nut a little at a time in the
order shown. Repeat the process until all
the nuts are tight.
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—Reinstalling wheel ornament
CAUTION
When lowering the vehicle, make sure
all portions of your body and all other persons around will not be injured
as the vehicle is lowered to the
ground.
Type A
Type C
10. Reinstall the wheel ornament.
Put the wheel ornament into position and
then tap it firmly with the side or heel of
your hand to snap it into place.
CAUTION
Take due care in handling the ornament to avoid unexpected personal
injury.
Type B
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—After changing wheels
11. Check the air pressure of the replaced tire.
Adjust the air pressure to the specification
designated on page 310 in Section 8. If
the pressure is lower, drive slowly to the
nearest service station and fill to the correct pressure.
Do not forget to reinstall the tire inflation
valve cap as dirt and moisture could get
into the valve core and possibly cause air
leakage. If the cap is missing, have a new
one put on as soon as possible.
If your vehicle needs to be
towed—
(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck—
(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck—
—From front
—From front
—From rear
—From rear
12. Restow all the tools, jack and flat
tire securely.
As soon after changing wheels as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the torque
specified on page 310 in Section 8 with
a torque wrench. Have a technician repair
the flat tire.
(b) Using flat bed truck
(b) Using flat bed truck
Two−wheel drive models
Four−wheel drive models
CAUTION
Before driving, make sure all the
tools, jack and flat tire are securely
in place in their storage location to
reduce the possibility of personal injury during a collision or sudden
braking.
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If towing is necessary, we recommended you have it done by your
Toyota dealer or a commercial tow
truck service. In consultation with them,
have your vehicle towed using either (a)
or (b).
TOWING PRECAUTIONS:
Only when you cannot receive a towing
service from a Toyota dealer or commercial tow truck service, tow your vehicle carefully in accordance with the
instructions given in “—Emergency towing” on page 258 in this section.
Two−wheel drive models—
Proper equipment will help ensure that
your vehicle is not damaged while being
towed. Commercial operators are generally
aware of the state/provincial and local
laws pertaining to towing.
Your vehicle can be damaged if it is
towed incorrectly. Although most operators
know the correct procedure, it is possible
to make a mistake. To avoid damage to
your vehicle, make sure the following precautions are observed. If necessary, show
this page to the tow truck driver.
Use a safety chain system for all towing,
and abide by the state/provincial and local
laws. The wheels and axle on the ground
must be in good condition. If they are
damaged, use a towing dolly.
(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck
From front—
Use a towing dolly under the rear wheels.
NOTICE
Never tow a vehicle from the front
with the rear wheels on the ground,
as this may cause serious damage to
the transmission.
NOTICE
z When lifting wheels, take care to
ensure adequate ground clearance
for towing at the opposite end of
the raised vehicle. Otherwise, the
bumper and/or underbody of the
towed vehicle will be damaged during towing.
z Do not tow with the key removed or
in the “LOCK” position, as the
steering lock mechanism is not
strong enough to hold the front
wheels straight while towing.
(b) Using flat bed truck
Four−wheel drive models—
(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck
From rear—
From front—
Place the ignition key in the “ACC” position.
Use a towing dolly under the rear wheels.
NOTICE
Never tow a vehicle from the front
with the rear wheels on the ground,
as this may cause serious damage to
the transmission.
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—Emergency towing
From rear—We recommend using a towing dolly under the front wheels. If you do
not use a towing dolly, place the ignition
key in the “ACC” position, put the transmission in neutral and the transfer in “H”
(2WD mode).
(c) Towing with sling type truck
NOTICE
Do not tow with the key removed or
in the “LOCK” position when towing
from the rear without a towing dolly.
The steering lock mechanism is not
strong enough to hold the front
wheels straight.
(b) Using flat bed truck
All models—
(c) Towing with sling type truck
NOTICE
Do not tow with sling type truck, either from the front or rear. This may
cause body damage.
If towing is necessary, we recommend
you to have it done by your Toyota
dealer or a commercial tow truck service.
If towing service is not available in an
emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed by a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing hook
under the front of the vehicle. Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle.
NOTICE
Only use specified towing hook;
otherwise your vehicle may be damaged.
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A driver must be in the vehicle to steer
it and operate the brakes.
Towing in this manner may be done only
on hard−surfaced roads for a short distance and at low speeds. Also, the
wheels, axles, drive train, steering and
brakes must all be in good condition.
CAUTION
Use extreme caution when towing the
vehicle. Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which would
place excessive stress on the emergency towing hook and towing cable
or chain. The hook and towing cable
or chain may break and cause serious
injury or damage.
Before towing, release the parking brake,
put the transmission in “N” and as to the
four−wheel drive models, moreover, set
the transfer in “H” (2WD) mode. The key
must be in “ACC” (engine off) or “ON”
(engine running).
CAUTION
If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering
will not work so steering and braking
will be much harder than usual.
—Emergency towing hook
precautions
D Before emergency towing, check that
the hook is not broken or damaged and
that the installation bolts are not loose.
D Fasten the towing cable or chain securely to the hook.
D Do not jerk the hook. Apply steady and
even force.
D To avoid damaging the hook, do not
pull from the side or at a vertical
angle. Always pull straight ahead.
NOTICE
Use only a cable or chain specifically
intended for use in towing vehicles.
Securely fasten the cable or chain to
the towing hook provided.
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—Tips for towing a stuck
vehicle
CAUTION
If the emergency towing hook is used
to get out when your vehicle becomes
stuck in mud, sand or other condition
from which the vehicle cannot be
driven out under its own power, make
sure to observe the precautions mentioned below. Otherwise, excessive
stress will be put on the hook and
the towing cable or chain may break,
causing serious injury or damage.
The following methods are effective to
get out when your vehicle is stuck in
mud, sand or other condition from
which the vehicle cannot be driven out
under its own power. Use extreme caution when towing vehicles. In addition,
keep away from the vehicles and towing
cable or chain when towing.
D Remove the soil and sand in the front
and the back of the tires.
D Place a stone or wood under the tires.
D If the towing vehicle can hardly
move, do not forcibly continue the
towing. Contact your Toyota dealer
or a commercial tow truck service
for assistance.
D Tow the vehicle as straight ahead
as possible.
D Keep away from the vehicle during
towing.
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If you lose your keys
You can purchase a new key at your
Toyota dealer if you can give them the
key number and master key.
Even if you lose only one key, contact
your Toyota dealer to make a new key. If
you lose all your master keys, you cannot
make new keys; the whole engine immobiliser system must be replaced.
See the suggestion given in “Keys” on
page 8 in Section 1−2.
If your keys are locked in the vehicle and
you cannot get a duplicate, many Toyota
dealers can still open the door for you,
using their special tools. If you must
break a window to get in, we suggest
breaking the smallest side window because it is the least expensive to replace.
Be extremely cautious to avoid cuts from
the glass.
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If you lose your wireless
remote control transmitter
Please contact your nearest Toyota
dealer and you can purchase a new
wireless remote control transmitter.
Have the registered identification numbers
of your transmitters deleted from your vehicle by your Toyota dealer as soon as
possible to avoid the possibility of theft or
an accident. Then, have the identification
number of your new transmitter registered.
At the same time, you must bring all of
the remaining transmitters to have them
registered again as well.
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SECTION
5
CORROSION PREVENTION AND
APPEARANCE CARE
Protecting your Toyota from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Washing and waxing your Toyota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Cleaning the interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
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Protecting your Toyota
from corrosion
Toyota, through its diligent research, design and use of the most advanced
technology available, has done its part to
help prevent corrosion and has provided
you with the finest quality vehicle
construction. Now, it is up to you. Proper
care of your Toyota can help ensure long−
term corrosion prevention.
The most common causes of corrosion
to your vehicle are:
D The accumulation of road salt, dirt and
moisture in hard−to−reach areas under
the vehicle.
D Chipping
of paint, or undercoating
caused by minor accidents or by
stones and gravel.
Care is especially important if you live
in particular areas or operate your vehicle under certain environmental conditions:
D Road salt or dust control chemicals will
accelerate corrosion, as will the presence of salt in the air near the sea−
coast or in areas of industrial pollution.
D High humidity accelerates corrosion es-
pecially when temperatures range just
above the freezing point.
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D Wetness or dampness to certain parts
of your vehicle for an extended period
of time, may cause corrosion even
though other parts of the vehicle may
be dry.
D High ambient temperatures can cause
corrosion to those components of the
vehicle which are prevented from
quick−drying due to lack of proper ventilation.
The above signifies the necessity to keep
your vehicle, particularly the underside, as
clean as possible and to repair any damage to paint or protective coatings as
soon as possible.
To help prevent corrosion on
Toyota, follow these guidelines:
your
Wash your vehicle frequently. It is, of
course, necessary to keep your vehicle
clean by regular washing, but to prevent
corrosion, the following points should be
observed:
D If you drive on salted roads in the
winter or if you live near the ocean,
you should hose off the undercarriage
at least once a month to minimize corrosion.
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D High pressure water or steam is effec-
tive for cleaning the vehicle’s underside
and wheel housings. Pay particular
attention to these areas as it is difficult
to see all the mud and dirt. It will do
more harm than good to simply wet the
mud and debris without removing them.
The lower edge of doors, rocker panels
and frame members have drain holes
which should not be allowed to clog
with dirt as trapped water in these
areas can cause corrosion.
D Wash the underside of the vehicle thoroughly when winter is over.
See “Washing and waxing your Toyota” on
page 265 in this section for more tips.
Check the condition of your vehicle’s
paint and trim. If you find any chips or
scratches in the paint, touch them up immediately to prevent corrosion from starting. If the chips or scratches have gone
through the bare metal, have a qualified
body shop make the repair.
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Washing and waxing your
Toyota
Check the interior of your vehicle. Water and dirt can accumulate under the
floor mats and could cause corrosion. Occasionally check under the mats to make
sure the area is dry. Be particularly careful when transporting chemicals, cleansers, fertilizers, salt, etc; these should be
transported in proper containers. If a spill
or leak should occur, immediately clean
and dry the area.
Use mud shields on your wheels. If you
drive on salted or gravel roads, mud
shields help protect your vehicle. Full−size
shields, which come as near to the ground
as possible, are the best. We recommend
that the fittings and the area where the
shields are installed be treated to resist
corrosion. Your Toyota dealer will be
happy to assist in supplying and installing
the shields if they are recommended for
your area.
Keep your vehicle in a well ventilated
garage or a roofed place. Do not park
your vehicle in a damp, poorly ventilated garage. If you wash your vehicle in
the garage, or if you drive it in covered
with water or snow, your garage may be
so damp it will cause corrosion. Even if
your garage is heated, a wet vehicle can
corrode if the ventilation is poor.
Washing your Toyota
Keep your
washing.
vehicle
clean
by
regular
The following cases may cause weakness
to the paint or corrosion to the body and
parts. Wash your vehicle as soon as possible.
D When driving in a coastal area
D When driving on a road sprinkled with
antifreeze
D When having coal tar, tree sap, bird
droppings and carcass of an insect
D When driving in the areas where there
is a lot of smoke, soot, dust, iron dust
and chemical substance
D When the vehicle becomes remarkably
dirty with dust and mud
Hand−washing your Toyota
Work in the shade and wait until the
vehicle body is not hot to the touch.
CAUTION
When cleaning under floor or chassis,
be careful not to injure your hands.
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1. Rinse off loose dirt with a hose. Remove any mud or road salt from the
underside of the vehicle or in the
wheel wells.
2. Wash with a mild car−wash soap,
mixed according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Use a soft cotton mitt and
keep it wet by dipping it frequently into
the wash water. Do not rub hard—let
the soap and water remove the dirt.
Plastic wheel ornaments: The plastic
wheel ornaments are damaged easily by
organic substances. If any organic substances splashes an ornament, be sure to
wash it off with water and check if the
ornament is damaged.
CAUTION
Do not attach the heavily damaged
plastic wheel ornament. It may fly off
the wheel and cause accidents while
the vehicle is moving.
Aluminum wheels: Use only a mild soap
or neutral detergent.
Plastic bumpers: Wash carefully. Do not
scrub with abrasive cleaners. The bumper
faces are soft.
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Road tar: Remove with turpentine or
cleaners that are marked safe for painted
surfaces.
NOTICE
Do not use organic substances (gasoline, kerosene, benzine or strong solvents), which may be toxic or cause
damage.
3. Rinse
thoroughly—dried
soap
can
cause streaking. In hot weather you
may need to rinse each section right
after you wash it.
4. To prevent water spots, dry the vehicle
using a clean soft cotton towel. Do not
rub or press hard—you might scratch
the paint.
Automatic car wash
Your vehicle may be washed in an automatic car wash, but remember that the
paint can be scratched by some type of
brushes, unfiltered washing water, or the
washing process itself. Scratching reduces
paint durability and gloss, especially on
darker colors. The manager of the car
wash should be able to advise you whether the process is safe for the paint on
your vehicle.
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NOTICE
To prevent damage to the antenna,
make sure it is retracted before driving your Toyota through an automatic
car wash.
Always remove the plastic bumpers if
your vehicle is re−painted and placed
in a high heat paint waxing booth.
High temperatures could damage the
bumpers.
Waxing your Toyota
Polishing and waxing is recommended
to maintain the original beauty of your
Toyota’s finish.
Once a month or if the vehicle surface
does not repel water well, apply wax.
1. Always wash and dry the vehicle before you begin waxing, even if you are
using a combined cleaner and wax.
2. Use a good quality polish and wax. If
the finish has become extremely weathered, use a car−cleaning polish, followed by a separate wax. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and
precautions. Be sure to polish and wax
the chrome trim as well as the paint.
3. Wax the vehicle again when water
does not bead but remains on the surface in large patches.
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CAUTION
D Vehicles
with
shield airbags:
side
and
curtain
Be careful not to splash water or
spill liquid on the floor. This may
prevent the side and curtain shield
airbags from activating correctly, resulting in serious injury.
D Do not wash the vehicle floor with
water, or allow water to get onto
the floor when cleaning the vehicle
interior or exterior. Water may get
into audio components or other
electrical components above or under the floor carpet (or mat) and
cause a malfunction; and it may
cause body corrosion.
Vinyl interior
Carpets
The vinyl upholstery may be easily
cleaned with a mild soap or detergent
and water.
Use a good foam−type
clean the carpets.
First vacuum over the upholstery to remove loose dirt. Then, using a sponge or
soft cloth, apply the soap solution to the
vinyl. After allowing it to soak in for a few
minutes to loosen the dirt, remove the dirt
and wipe off the soap with a clean damp
cloth. If all the dirt does not come off,
repeat the procedure. Commercial foaming−type vinyl cleaners are also available
which work well. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
NOTICE
Do not use solvent, thinner, gasoline
or window cleaner on the interior.
shampoo
to
Begin by vacuuming thoroughly to remove
as much dirt as possible. Several types of
foam cleaners are available; some are in
aerosol cans and others are powders or
liquids which you mix with water to produce a foam. To shampoo the carpets,
use a sponge or brush to apply the foam.
Rub in overlapping circles.
Do not apply water—the best results are
obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as
possible. Read the shampoo instructions
and follow them closely.
Seat belts
The seat belts may be cleaned with
mild soap and water or with lukewarm
water.
Use a cloth or sponge. As you are cleaning, check the belts for excessive wear,
fraying, or cuts.
NOTICE
z Do not use dye or bleach on the
belts—it may weaken them.
z Do not use the belts until they become dry.
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Windows
The windows may be cleaned with any
household window cleaner.
NOTICE
When cleaning the inside of the windows, be careful not to scratch or
damage the heater wires on the rear
window.
Air conditioning control panel, car audio, instrument panel, console panel,
and switches
Use a soft damp cloth for cleaning.
Soak a clean soft cloth in water or lukewarm water then lightly wipe off dirt.
NOTICE
z If you use a liquid car freshener, do
not apill the liquid onto the vehicle’s interior surfaces. It may contain
the
ingredients mentioned
above. Immediately clean any spill
using the method mentioned above.
Leather Interior
The leather upholstery may be cleaned
with neutral detergent for wool.
Remove dirt using a soft cloth dampened
with 5% solution of neutral detergent for
wool. Then thoroughly wipe off all traces
of detergent with a clean damp cloth.
After cleaning or whenever any part of the
leather gets wet, dry with a soft clean
cloth. Allow the leather to dry in a ventilated shaded area.
z Do not use organic substances (solvents, kerosene, alcohol, gasoline,
etc.) or alkaline or acidic solutions.
These chemicals can cause discoloring, staining or peeling of the
surface.
z If you use cleaners or polishing
agents, make sure their ingredients
do not include the substances mentioned above.
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NOTICE
z If a stain should fail to come out
with a neutral detergent, apply a
cleaner that does not contain an
organic solvent.
z Never use organic substances such
as benzine, alcohol or gasoline, or
alkaline or acid solutions for cleaning the leather as these could
cause discoloring.
z Use of a nylon brush or synthetic
fiber cloth, etc. may scratch the
fine grained surface of the leather.
z Mildew may develop on soiled leather upholstery. Be especially careful
to avoid oil spots. Try to keep your
upholstery always clean.
z Long exposure to direct sunlight
may cause the leather surface to
harden and shrink. Keep your vehicle in a shaded area, especially in
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z The interior of your vehicle is apt
to heat up on hot summer days, so
avoid placing on the upholstery
items made of vinyl or plastic or
containing wax as these tend to
stick to leather when warm.
z Improper cleaning of the leather upholstery could result in discoloration or staining.
If you have any questions about the
cleaning of your Toyota, your local
Toyota dealer will be pleased to answer
them.
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SECTION
6
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Maintenance requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Does your vehicle need repairing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
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Maintenance requirements
Your Toyota vehicle has been designed for
fewer maintenance requirements with longer service intervals to save both your time
and money. However, each regular maintenance, as well as day−to−day care, is
more important than ever before to ensure
smooth, and trouble−free, safe, and economical drivings.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make
sure the specified maintenance, including
general maintenance service, is performed.
Note that both the new vehicle and emission control system warranties specify that
proper maintenance and care must be performed. See “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” for complete warranty information.
General maintenance
General maintenance items are those day−
to−day care practices that are important to
your vehicle for proper operation. It is the
owner’s responsibility to ensure that the
general maintenance items are performed
regularly.
These checks or inspections can be done
either by yourself or a qualified technician,
or if you prefer, your Toyota dealer will be
pleased to do them at a nominal cost.
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Scheduled maintenance
Where to go for service?
The scheduled maintenance items listed in
the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or
“Owner’s Manual Supplement” are those
required to be serviced at regular intervals.
Toyota technicians are well−trained specialists and are kept up to date with the
latest service information through technical
bulletins, service tips, and in−dealership
training programs. They learn to work on
Toyotas before they work on your vehicle,
rather than while they are working on it.
For details of your maintenance schedule,
read the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide”
or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
It is recommended that any replacement
parts used for maintenance or for the
repair of the emission control system
be Toyota supplied.
The owner may elect to use non−Toyota
supplied parts for replacement purposes without invalidating the emission
control system warranty. However, use
of replacement parts which are not of
equivalent quality may impair the effectiveness of the emission control systems.
You may also elect to have maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system
performed by any automotive repair establishment or individual without invalidating this warranty. See “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s
Manual Supplement” for complete warranty information.
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You can be confident that your Toyota
dealer’s service department performs the
best job to meet the maintenance requirements on your vehicle—reliably and economically.
Your copy of the repair order is proof that
all required maintenance has been performed for warranty coverage. And if any
problems should arise with your vehicle
while under warranty, your Toyota dealer
will promptly take care of it. Again, be
sure to keep a copy of the repair order
for any service performed on your Toyota.
What about do−it−yourself maintenance?
Many of the maintenance items are easy
to do yourself if you have a little mechanical ability and a few basic automotive
tools. Simple instructions for how to perform them are presented on page 277 in
Section 7.
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General maintenance
If you are a skilled do−it−yourself mechanic, the Toyota service manuals are recommended. Please be aware that do−it−yourself maintenance can affect your warranty
coverage. See “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” for the details.
Listed below are the general maintenance
items that should be performed as frequently as specified. In addition to checking the items listed, if you notice any
unusual noise, smell or vibration, you
should investigate the cause or take your
vehicle to your Toyota dealer or a qualified service shop immediately. It is recommended that any problem you notice be
brought to the attention of your dealer or
the qualified service shop for their advice.
CAUTION
Make these checks only where adequate ventilation can be obtained if
you run the engine.
OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE
Items listed below should be performed
from time to time, unless otherwise
specified.
Tire pressure
Check the pressure with a gauge every
two weeks, or at least once a month. See
page 288 in Section 7−2 for additional
information.
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Tire surface and wheel nuts
Check the tires carefully for cuts, damage
or excessive wear. See page 289 in Section 7−2 for additional information. When
checking the tires, make sure no nuts are
missing, and check the nuts for looseness. Tighten them if necessary.
Tire rotation
Rotate the tires according to the maintenance schedule. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the
“Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.) See page 290
in Section 7−2 for additional information.
Fluid leaks
Check underneath for leaking fuel, oil, water or other fluid after the vehicle has
been parked for a while. If you smell fuel
fumes or notice any leak, have the cause
found and corrected immediately.
Doors and engine hood
Check that all doors including back door
operate smoothly and all latches lock securely. Make sure the engine hood secondary latch secures the hood from opening when the primary latch is released.
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INSIDE THE VEHICLE
Seat belts
Items listed below should be checked
regularly, e.g. while performing periodic
services, cleaning the vehicle, etc.
Check that the seat belt system such as
buckles, retractors and anchors operate
properly and smoothly. Make sure the belt
webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged.
Lights
Make sure the headlights, stop lights, tail
lights, turn signal lights, and other lights
are all working. Check headlight aim.
Service reminder indicators and warning
buzzers
Accelerator pedal
Check the pedal for smooth operation and
uneven pedal effort or catching.
Brake pedal
Steering wheel
Check the pedal for smooth operation and
that the pedal has the proper clearance.
Check the brake booster function.
Check that it has the specified free play.
Be alert for changes in steering condition,
such as hard steering or strange noise.
Brakes
At a safe place, check that the brakes do
not pull to one side when applied.
Seats
Parking brake
Check that all seat controls such as seat
adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. operate
smoothly and that all latches lock securely
in any position. Check that the head restraint move up and down smoothly and
that the locks hold securely in any latched
position. For folding−down rear seatbacks,
swing−up rear seat cushions and detachable temporary third seat, check that the
latches lock securely.
Check that the pedal has the proper travel
and that, on a safe incline, your vehicle
is held securely with only the parking
brake applied.
Check that all service reminder indicators
and warning buzzers function properly.
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Automatic transmission “Park” mechanism
Check the lock release button of the selector lever for proper and smooth operation. On a safe incline, check that your
vehicle is held securely with the selector
lever in “P” position and all brakes released.
IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
Items listed below should be checked
from time to time, e.g. each time when
refueling.
Washer fluid
Make sure there is sufficient fluid in the
tank. See page 297 in Section 7−3 for
additional information.
Engine coolant level
Make sure the coolant level is between
the “F” and “L” lines on the see−through
reservoir when the engine is cold. See
Section page 285 in 7−2 for additional
information.
Battery electrolyte level
Your Toyota has a maintenance free battery. You do not have to add distilled water. For longer life of the battery, however,
see page 294 in Section 7−3 for additional
information.
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Does your vehicle need
repairing?
Brake fluid level
Make sure the brake fluid level is correct.
See page 286 in Section 7−2 for additional information.
Engine oil level
Check the level on the dipstick with the
engine turned off and the vehicle parked
on a level spot. See page 284 in Section
7−2 for additional information.
Power steering fluid level
Be on the alert for changes in performance, sounds, and visual tip−offs that
indicate service is needed. Some important clues are as follows:
D
D
D
D
Engine missing, stumbling, or pinging
Appreciable loss of power
Strange engine noises
A leak under the vehicle (however, water dripping from the air conditioning
after use is normal.)
Check the level through the reservoir. The
level should be in the “HOT” or “COLD”
range depending on the fluid temperature.
See page 287 in Section 7−2 for additional information.
D Change in exhaust sound (This may
Exhaust system
D Flat−looking tire; excessive tire squeal
If you notice any change in the sound of
the exhaust or smell exhaust fumes, have
the cause located and corrected immediately. (See “Engine exhaust cautions” on
page 217 in Section 2.)
indicate a dangerous carbon monoxide
leak. Drive with the windows open and
have the exhaust system checked immediately.)
D Engine continually runs hot; oil pressure gauge stays low.
If you notice any of these clues, take your
vehicle to your Toyota dealer as soon as
possible. It probably needs adjustment or
repair.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving with the vehicle unchecked. It could result in serious vehicle damage and possibly
personal injury.
when cornering; uneven tire wear
D Vehicle pulls to one side when driving
straight on a level road
D Strange noises related to suspension
movement
D Loss of brake effectiveness; spongy
feeling brake or clutch pedal; pedal almost touches floor; vehicle pulls to one
side when braking
D Engine coolant temperature continually
higher than normal
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SECTION
7− 1
DO−IT−YOURSELF MAINTENANCE
Introduction
Engine compartment overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Do−it−yourself service precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parts and tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine compartment overview
1. Power steering fluid reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Fuse blocks
5. Battery
6. Engine coolant reservoir
7. Electric cooling fan
8. Engine oil level dipstick
9. Windshield and back window
washer fluid tank
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Fuse locations
Spare fuses
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Do−it−yourself service
precautions
If you perform maintenance by yourself,
be sure to follow the correct procedure
given in this section.
You should be aware that improper or incomplete servicing may result in operating
problems.
Performing
do−it−yourself
maintenance
during the warranty period may affect your
warranty coverage. Read the separate
Toyota Warranty statement for details and
suggestions.
This section gives instructions only for
those items that are relatively easy for an
owner to perform. As explained in Section
6, there are still a number of items that
must be done by a qualified technician
with special tools.
CAUTION
D When the engine is running, keep
hands, clothing, and tools away
from the moving fan and engine
drive
belts.
(Removing
rings,
watches, and ties is advisable.)
D Right
after driving, the engine
compartment—the engine, radiator,
exhaust manifold, power steering
fluid reservoir and spark plug
boots, etc.—will be hot. So be careful not to touch them. Oil, fluids
and spark plugs may also be hot.
D If the engine is hot, do not remove
the radiator cap or loosen the drain
plugs to prevent burning yourself.
For information on tools and parts for do−
it−yourself maintenance, see “Parts and
tools”.
D Do not smoke, cause sparks or al-
Utmost care
ing on your
injury. Here
you should
serve:
D Be extremely cautious when work-
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should be taken when workvehicle to prevent accidental
are a few precautions that
be especially careful to ob-
low open flames around fuel or the
battery. Their fumes are flammable.
ing on the battery. It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.
D Do not get under your vehicle with
just the body jack supporting it. Always use automotive jack stands or
other solid supports.
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D Use eye protection whenever you
work on or under your vehicle
where you may be exposed to flying
or falling material, fluid spray, etc.
D Used engine oil contains potentially
harmful contaminants which may
cause skin disorders such as inflammation or skin cancer, so care
should be taken to avoid prolonged
and repeated contact with it. To remove used engine oil from your
skin, wash thoroughly with soap
and water.
D Do not leave used oil within the
reach of children.
D Dispose of used oil and filter only
in a safe and acceptable manner.
Do not dispose of used oil and filter in household trash, in sewers or
onto the ground. Call your dealer or
a service station for information
concerning recycling or disposal.
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Parts and tools
NOTICE
z Remember that battery and ignition
cables carry high currents or voltages. Be careful of accidentally
causing a short circuit.
z Add only demineralized or distilled
water to fill the radiator. And if you
spill some of the coolant, be sure
to wash it off with water to prevent
it from damaging the parts or paint.
z Do not drive with the air cleaner
filter removed, or excessive engine
wear could result. Also backfiring
could cause a fire in the engine
compartment.
z Be careful not to scratch the glass
surface with the wiper frame.
z When closing the engine hood,
check to see that you have not forgotten any tools, rags, etc.
z Do not allow dirt or anything else
to fall through the spark plug holes.
Here is a list of parts and tools you will
need on performing do−it−yourself maintenance. Remember all Toyota parts are designed in metric sizes, so your tools must
be metric.
Checking the engine oil level
Parts (if level is low):
D Engine
oil
API
grade
SJ,
“Energy−Conserving”
or
ILSAC
multigrade having viscosity proper for
your climate
Tools:
D Rag or paper towel
D Funnel (only for adding oil)
z Do not pry the outer electrode of a
spark plug against the center electrode.
Checking the engine coolant level
z Use only spark plugs of the specified type. Using other types will
cause engine damage, loss of performance or radio noise.
Parts (if level is low):
D “TOYOTA Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
See page 285 in Section 7−2 for details about coolant type selection.
z Do not overfill automatic transmission fluid, or the transmission
could be damaged.
D Demineralized or distilled water
Tools:
D Funnel (only for adding coolant)
Checking brake fluid
Parts (if level is low):
D SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3
brake fluid
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Tools:
Adding washer fluid
D Rag or paper towel
D Funnel (only for adding fluid)
Parts:
D Water
D Washer fluid containing antifreeze
Checking power steering fluid
(for winter use)
Parts (if level is low):
D Automatic
transmission
DEXRONrII or III
fluid
Tools:
D Funnel
Tools:
Replacing light bulbs
D Rag or paper towel
D Funnel (only for adding fluid)
Parts:
D Bulb with same number and wattage
rating as original (See charts in “Replacing light bulbs” on page 298 in
Section 7−3.)
Checking battery condition
Tools:
D
D
D
D
Warm water
Tools:
Baking soda
D Screwdriver
Grease
Conventional
clamp bolts)
wrench
(for
terminal
Checking and replacing fuses
Parts (if replacement is necessary):
D Fuse with same amperage rating as
original
Tools:
D Conventional wrench (for instrument
lower panel nut)
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SECTION
7− 2
DO−IT−YOURSELF MAINTENANCE
Engine and Chassis
Checking the engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and replacing tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing snow tires and chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aluminum wheel precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Checking the engine oil level
ENGINE OIL SELECTION
CAUTION
Low level
Add oil
Full level
O.K.
Too full
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level
on the dipstick.
1. To get a true reading, the vehicle
should be on a level spot. After turning
off the engine, wait a few minutes for
the oil to drain back into the bottom of
the engine.
2. Pull out the dipstick, and wipe it clean
with a rag.
3. Reinsert the dipstick—push it in as far
as it will go, or the reading will not be
correct.
Be careful not to touch the hot exhaust manifold.
If the oil level is below or only slightly
above the low level, add engine oil of
the same type as already in the engine.
Recommended viscosity (SAE):
5W-30 Preferred
Remove the oil filler cap and add engine
oil in small quantities at a time, checking
the dipstick.
The approximate quantity of oil needed to
fill between the low level and the full level
on the dipstick is indicated below for reference.
Temperature range anticipated before
next oil change
When the level reaches within the correct
range, install the filler cap hand−tight.
SAE 5W−30 is the best choice for your
vehicle, for good fuel economy and
good starting in cold weather.
Oil quantity, L (qt., lmp. qt.):
1.5 (1.6, 1.3)
NOTICE
z Avoid overfilling, or
could be damaged.
the
engine
z Check the oil level on the dipstick
once again after adding the oil.
4. Pull the dipstick out and look at the oil
level on the end.
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Use API grade SJ, “Energy−Conserving”
or ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
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If you use SAE 10W−30 engine oil in
extremely low temperatures, the engine
may become difficult to start, so SAE
5W−30 engine oil is recommended.
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Checking the engine coolant
level
Oil identification marks
Either or both API registered marks are
added to some oil containers to help
you select the oil you should use.
The API Service Symbol is located anywhere on the outside of the container.
API service symbol
The top portion of the label shows the oil
quality by API (American Petroleum Institute) designations such as SJ. The center
portion of the label shows the SAE viscosity grade such as SAE 5W−30. “Energy−
Conserving” shown in the lower portion,
indicates that the oil has fuel−saving capabilities.
The ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) Certification Mark is displayed on the front of
the container.
Look at the see−through coolant reservoir when the engine is cold. The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between
the “F” and “L” lines on the reservoir.
If the level is low, add ethylene−glycol
type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components.
The coolant level in the reservoir will vary
with engine temperature. However, if the
level is on or below the “L” line, add
coolant. Bring the level up to the “F” line.
Always use ethylene−glycol type coolant
for a proper corrosion protection of aluminum components. See information in the
next column.
If the coolant level drops within a short
time after replenishing, there may be a
leak in the system. Visually check the
radiator, hoses, radiator cap and drain
cock and water pump.
If you can find no leak, have your Toyota
dealer test the cap pressure and check
for leaks in the cooling system.
ILSAC certification mark
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Checking brake fluid
CAUTION
To prevent burning yourself, do not
remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.
Coolant type selection
Use of improper coolants may damage
your engine cooling system. Your coolant
must contain ethylene−glycol type coolant
for a proper corrosion protection of your
engine
that
contains
aluminum
components. Use “TOYOTA Long Life
Coolant” or equivalent.
We recommend to use 50% solution for
your Toyota, to provide protection down to
about −35_C (−31_F). When it is extremely cold, to provide protection down to
about −50_C (−58_F), 60% solution is recommended. Do not use more than 70%
solution for better coolant performance.
NOTICE
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or
plain water alone.
To check the fluid level, simply look at
the see−through reservoir. The level
should be between the “MAX” and
“MIN” lines on the reservoir.
In addition to preventing freezing and
subsequent damage to the engine, this
type of coolant will also prevent corrosion.
Further supplemental inhibitors or additives
are neither needed nor recommended.
It is normal for the brake fluid level to go
down slightly as the brake pads wear. So
be sure to keep the reservoir filled.
Read the coolant container for information
on freeze protection. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how much to mix
with plain water (preferably demineralized
water or distilled water). The total capacity
of the cooling system is given on page
307 in Section 8.
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If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, it
may indicate a serious mechanical problem.
If the level is low, add SAE J1703 or
FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 brake fluid to the
brake reservoir.
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Checking power steering fluid
Remove and replace the reservoir cap by
hand. Fill the brake fluid to the dotted
line. This brings the fluid to the correct
level when you put the cap back on.
Use only newly opened brake fluid. Once
opened, brake fluid absorbs moisture from
the air, and excess moisture can cause a
dangerous loss of braking.
Close
If hot O.K.
Open
If cold O.K.
CAUTION
Take care when filling the reservoir
because brake fluid can harm your
eyes and damage painted surfaces. If
fluid gets in your eyes, flush your
eyes with clean water immediately. If
you still feel uncomfortable with your
eyes, go to the doctor.
NOTICE
If you spill the fluid, be sure to wash
it off with water to prevent it from
damaging the parts or paint.
If hot add
If cold add
Check the fluid level through the reservoir. If necessary, add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONrII or III.
If the vehicle has been driven around 80
km/h (50 mph) for 20 minutes (a little
more in frigid temperatures), the fluid is
hot (60_C—80_C or 140_F—175_F). You
may also check the level when the fluid
is
cold
(about
room
temperature,
10_C—30_C or 50_F—85_F) if the engine
has not been run for about five hours.
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tank and look at the fluid level. If the fluid
is cold, the level should be in the “COLD”
range. Similarly, if it is hot, the fluid level
should be in the “HOT” range. If the level
is at the low side of either range, add
automatic transmission fluid DEXRONrII
or III to bring the level within the range.
To remove the reservoir cap, turn it counterclockwise and lift up. To reinstall it,
turn it clockwise. After replacing the reservoir cap, visually check the steering box
case, vane pump and hose connections
for leaks or damage.
CAUTION
The reservoir tank may be hot so be
careful not to burn yourself.
NOTICE
Avoid overfilling, or the power steering could be damaged.
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Checking tire pressure
Incorrect tire pressure can reduce tire
life and make your vehicle less safe to
drive.
Low tire pressure results in excessive
wear, poor handling, reduced fuel economy, and the possibility of blowouts from
overheated tires. Also, low tire pressure
can cause poor sealing of the tire bead.
If the tire pressure is excessively low,
there is the possibility of wheel deformation and/or tire separation.
Keep your tire pressures at the proper
level.
The recommended cold tire pressures, tire
size and the vehicle capacity weight are
given on page 306 and 310 in Section 8.
The recommended cold tire pressures and
tire size are also on the tire pressure
label as shown.
You should check the tire pressures every
two weeks, or at least once a month. And
do not forget the spare!
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High tire pressure produces a harsh ride,
handling problems, excessive wear at the
center of the tire tread, and a greater
possibility of tire damage from road hazards.
If a tire frequently needs refilling, have it
checked by your Toyota dealer.
The following instructions for checking
tire pressure should be observed:
D The pressure should be checked only
when the tires are cold. If your vehicle has been packed for at least 3
hours and has not been driven for
more than 1.5 km or 1 mile since, you
will get an accurate cold tire pressure
reading.
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D Always use a tire pressure gauge.
The appearance of a tire can be misleading. Besides, tire pressures that
are even just a few pounds off can
degrade ride and handling.
D Do not bleed or reduce tire pressure
after driving. It is normal for the tire
pressure to be higher after driving.
D Never exceed the vehicle capacity
weight. The passenger and luggage
weight should be located so that the
vehicle is balanced.
D Be sure to reinstall the tire inflation
valve caps. Without the valve caps,
dirt or moisture could get into the valve
core and cause air leakage. If the caps
have been lost, have new ones put on
as soon as possible.
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Tread wear indicator
Check the tires regularly for damage
such as cuts, splits and cracks. If any
damage is found, consult with a technician and have the tire repaired or replaced.
Even if the damage does not appear serious, a qualified technician should examine
the damage. Objects which have penetrated the tire may have caused internal
damage.
Any tires which are over 6 years old
must be checked by a qualified technician even if damage is not obvious.
CHECKING YOUR TIRES
Check the tire tread for the tread wear
indicators. If the indicators show, replace the tires.
The tires on your Toyota have built−in
tread wear indicators to help you know
when the tires need replacement. When
the tread depth wears to 1.6 mm (0.06
in.) or less, the indicators will appear. If
you can see the indicators in two or more
adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced. The lower the tread, the higher
the risk of skidding.
The effectiveness of snow tires is lost
if the tread wears down below 4 mm
(0.16 in.).
Tires deteriorate with age even if they
have never or seldom been used.
This also applies to the spare tire and
tires stored for future use.
REPLACING YOUR TIRES
When replacing a tire, use only the
same size and construction as originally installed and with the same or greater load capacity.
Using any other size or type of tire may
seriously affect handling, ride, speedometer/odometer calibration, ground clearance,
and clearance between the body and tires
or snow chains.
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CAUTION
D Do not mix radial, bias belted, or
bias−ply tires on your vehicle. It
can cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control.
D Do not use tires or wheels other
than
the
manufacture’s
mended size.
recom-
For vehicles with vehicle skid control
system—
D Do not use tires of different brands,
sizes and constructions. This may
damage the drive system and prevent the vehicle stability control
system from functioning correctly.
Toyota recommends all four tires, or at
least both front or rear tires be replaced as a set.
See “If you have a flat tire” on page 248
in Section 4 for tire change procedure.
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Rotating tires
When a tire is replaced, the wheel
should always be balanced.
To equalize the wear and help extend
tire life, Toyota recommends that you
rotate your tires according to the maintenance schedule. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the
“Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or
“Owner’s Manual Supplement”.) However, the most appropriate timing for tire
rotation may vary according to your
driving habits and road surface conditions.
An unbalanced wheel may affect vehicle
handling and tire life. Wheels can get out
of balance with regular use and should
therefore be balanced occasionally.
When replacing a tubeless tire, the air
valve should also be replaced with a
new one.
See “If you have a flat tire” on page 248
in Section 4 for tire change procedure.
With a spare tire of the same wheel type
as the installed tires
With a spare tire of different wheel type
from the installed tires
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When rotating tires, check for uneven
wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improper wheel alignment, out−of−balance
wheels, or severe braking.
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Installing snow tires and
chains
WHEN TO
CHAINS
USE
SNOW
TIRES
OR
CAUTION
CAUTION
Snow tires or chains are recommended
when driving on snow or ice.
D Do not drive with the snow tires
D Do not exceed 50 km/h (30 mph) or
On wet or dry roads, conventional tires
provide better traction than snow tires.
D Never drive over 120 km/h (75 mph)
SNOW TIRE SELECTION
If you need snow tires, select the same
size, construction and load capacity as
the original tires on your Toyota.
Do not use tires other than those mentioned above. Do not install studded tires
without first checking local regulations for
possible restrictions.
SNOW TIRE INSTALLATION
Snow tires should be installed on all
wheels.
Installing snow tires on the front wheels
only can lead to an excessive difference
in road grip capability between the front
and rear tires which could cause loss of
vehicle control.
When storing removed tires, you should
store them in a cool dry place.
Mark the direction of rotation and be sure
to install them in the same direction when
replacing.
incorrectly inflated.
with any type of snow tires.
TIRE CHAIN SELECTION
Use the tire chains of correct size.
Regulations regarding the use of tire
chains vary according to location or
type of road, so always check them
before installing chains.
CHAIN INSTALLATION
Install the chains on the rear tires as
tightly as possible. Do not use tire
chains on the front tires. Retighten
chains
after
driving
0.5—1.0
km
(1/4—1/2 mile).
the chain manufacturer’s recommended speed limit, whichever is
lower.
D Drive
carefully avoiding bumps,
holes, and sharp turns, which may
cause the vehicle to bounce.
D Avoid sharp turns or locked−wheel
braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle handling.
D When driving with chains installed,
be sure to drive carefully. Slow
down before entering the curves to
avoid losing control of the vehicle.
Otherwise an accident may occur.
When installing chains on your tires, carefully follow the instructions of the chain
manufacturer.
If wheel covers are used, they will be
scratched by the chain band, so remove
the covers before putting on the chains.
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Replacing wheels
WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR WHEELS
If you have wheel damage such as
bending, cracks or heavy corrosion, the
wheel should be replaced.
If you fail to replace damaged wheels, the
tire may slip off the wheel or cause loss
of handling control.
WHEEL SELECTION
Replacement with used wheels is not recommended as they may have been subjected to rough treatment or high mileage
and could fail without warning. Also, bent
wheels which have been straightened may
have structural damage and therefore
should not be used. Never use an inner
tube in a leaking wheel which is designed
for a tubeless tire.
When replacing wheels, care should be
taken to ensure that the wheels are replaced by ones with the same load capacity, diameter, rim width, and offset.
check that the wheel nuts are tight
after driving your vehicle the first 1600
km (1000 miles).
D If
you have
changed your
wheel nuts are
1600 km (1000
rotated, repaired or
tires, check that the
still tight after driving
miles).
D When using tire chains, be careful not
to damage the aluminum wheels.
D Use only the Toyota wheel nuts and
wrench designed for
wheels.
Correct replacement wheels are available
at your Toyota dealer.
your
aluminum
D When balancing your wheels, use only
Toyota balance weights or equivalent
and a plastic or rubber hammer.
A wheel of a different size or type may
adversely affect handling, wheel and bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer/odometer calibration, stopping ability, headlight
aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or snow chain clearance to
the body and chassis.
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Aluminum wheel precautions
D When installing aluminum wheels,
D As with any wheel, periodically check
your aluminum wheels for damage. If
damaged, replace immediately.
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SECTION
7− 3
DO−IT−YOURSELF MAINTENANCE
Electrical components
Checking battery condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery recharging precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and replacing fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing light bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Checking battery condition—
—Precautions
CAUTION
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
The battery produces flammable and
explosive hydrogen gas.
D Do not cause a spark from the battery with tools.
D Do not smoke or light a match near
the battery.
The electrolyte contains poisonous
and corrosive sulfuric acid.
D Avoid contact with eyes, skin or
clothes.
D Never ingest electrolyte.
D Wear protective safety glasses when
—Checking battery exterior
D If electrolyte gets on your skin,
thoroughly wash the contact area. If
you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.
Ground
cable
D If electrolyte gets on your clothes,
there is a
through to
ly take off
follow the
essary.
possibility of its soaking
your skin, so immediatethe exposed clothing and
procedure above, if nec-
Hold−down
clamp
D If you accidentally swallow electro-
lyte, drink a large quantity of water
or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten raw egg or vegetable
oil. Then go immediately for emergency help.
working near the battery.
D Keep children away from the battery.
EMERGENCY MEASURES
Check the battery for corroded or loose
terminal connections, cracks, or loose
hold−down clamp.
a. If the battery is corroded, wash it off
with a solution of warm water and baking soda. Coat the outside of the terminals with grease to prevent further corrosion.
b. If the terminal connections are loose,
tighten their clamp nuts—but do not
overtighten.
D If electrolyte gets in your eyes,
flush your eyes with clean water
immediately and get immediate
medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge
or cloth while en route to the medical office.
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Terminals
c. Tighten the hold−down clamp only
enough to keep the battery firmly in
place. Overtightening may damage the
battery case.
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—Checking battery fluid
NOTICE
z Be sure the engine and all accessories are off before performing maintenance.
z When checking the battery, remove
the ground cable from the negative
terminal (“−” mark) first and reinstall it last.
Battery recharging precautions
During recharging, the battery is producing hydrogen gas.
Type A
Dark
Clear or
light yellow
White
Red
Green
Therefore, before recharging:
1. If recharging with the battery installed
on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect
the ground cable.
Type B
Blue
2. Be sure the power switch on the recharger is off when connecting the
charger cables to the battery and when
disconnecting them.
z Be careful not to cause a short circuit with tools.
z Take care no solution gets into the
battery when washing it.
CAUTION
D Always charge the battery in an un-
CHECKING BY HYDROMETER
Check the battery
hydrometer color.
Hydrometer color
condition
by
the
Condition
Type A
Type B
Green
Blue
Good
Dark
White
Charging necessary.
Have battery
checked by your
Toyota dealer.
Clear or
light
yellow
Red
confined area. Do not charge the
battery in a garage or closed room
where there is not sufficient ventilation.
D Only do a slow charge (5 A or
less). Charging at a quicker rate is
dangerous. The battery may explode, causing personal injuries.
Have battery
checked by your
Toyota dealer.
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Checking and replacing fuses
NOTICE
Never recharge the battery while the
engine is running. Also, be sure all
accessories are turned off.
Good
Blown
Type A
Type C
Good
Blown
Type B
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Adding washer fluid
If the headlights or other electrical
components do not work, check the
fuses. If any of the fuses are blown,
they must be replaced.
See “Fuse locations” on page 279 in Section 7−1 for locations of the fuses.
Turn the ignition switch and inoperative
component off. Pull a suspected fuse
straight out and check it.
Determine which fuse may be causing the
problem. The lid of the fuse box shows
the name of the circuit for each fuse. See
page 310 in Section 8 of this manual for
the functions controlled by each circuit.
Type A fuses can be pulled out by using
the pull−out tool. The location of the pull−
out tool is shown in the illustration.
If you are not sure whether the fuse has
blown, try replacing the suspected fuse
with one that you know is good.
If the fuse has blown, push a new fuse
into the clip.
If you cannot use one of the same amperage, use one that is lower, but as close
as possible to the rating. If the amperage
is lower than that specified, the fuse
might blow out again but this does not
indicate anything wrong. Be sure to get
the correct fuse as soon as possible and
return the substitute to its original clip.
It is a good idea to purchase a set of
spare fuses and keep them in your vehicle for emergencies.
If the new fuse immediately blows out,
there is a problem with the electrical system. Have your Toyota dealer correct it as
soon as possible.
CAUTION
If any washer does not work or low
windshield washer fluid level warning
light comes on, the washer tank may be
empty. Add washer fluid.
You may use plain water as washer fluid.
However, in cold areas where temperatures range below freezing point, use
washer fluid containing antifreeze. This
product is available at your Toyota dealer
and most auto parts stores. Follow the
manufacturer’s directions for how much to
mix with water.
NOTICE
Do not use engine antifreeze or any
other substitute because it may damage your vehicle’s paint.
Never use a fuse with a higher amperage rating, or any other object, in
place of a fuse. This may cause extensive damage and possibly a fire.
Only install a fuse with the amperage rating designated on the fuse box lid.
If you do not have a spare fuse, in an
emergency you can pull out the “DOME”
or “RAD” fuse, which may be dispensable
for normal driving, and use it if its amperage rating is the same.
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Replacing light bulbs—
The following illustrations show how to
gain access to the bulbs. When replacing
a bulb, make sure the ignition switch and
light switch are off. Use bulbs with the
wattage ratings given in the table.
CAUTION
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas
inside and require special handling.
They can burst or shatter if scratched
or dropped. Hold a bulb only by its
plastic or metal case. Do not touch
the glass part of a bulb with bare
hands.
NOTICE
Only use a bulb of the listed type.
Light bulbs
Headlights
W
Type
—
60/55
A
Front fog lights
9006
55
B
Parking/front side
marker and front
turn signal lights
3157
NA
27/8
C
Rear turn signal
lights
7440
21
D
Stop/tail and rear
side marker lights
7443
21/5
D
Back−up lights
921
18
D
Tail lights
168
5
D
License plate light
168
5
D
High mounted stop
light
168
5
D
Interior light
—
8
E
Personal lights
—
3.8
D
Glove box light
—
1.2
D
Luggage
compartment light
—
8
E
Vanity lights
—
3
D
194
3.4
D
Door courtesy
lights
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A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
HB2 halogen bulbs
HB4 halogen bulbs
Wedge base bulbs (amber)
Wedge base bulbs (clear)
Double end bulbs
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—Headlights
“TOP PULL” mark
1. Open the hood. Unplug the connector. Remove the rubber cover.
If the connector is tight, wiggle it.
2. Release the bulb retaining spring
and remove the bulb. Install a new
bulb and the bulb retaining spring.
To install a bulb, align the tabs of the
bulb with the cutouts of the mounting
hole.
3. Install the rubber cover with the
“TOP PULL” mark upward, and
snuggle on the boss. Then, insert
the connector.
Make sure the rubber cover fits snugly on
the connector and the headlight body.
Aiming is not necessary after replacing
the bulb. When aiming adjustment is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer.
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—Front fog lights
—Parking/front side marker
and front turn signal lights
If either the left or right front fog lights
burns out, contact your Toyota dealer.
NOTICE
Do not try to replace the front fog
light bulbs by yourself. You may damage the vehicle.
Use a Phillips−head screwdriver. Remove
and install the clip as shown in the following illustrations.
Removing clip
Installing clip
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—Rear turn signal, stop/tail,
rear side marker and back−up
lights
a: Stop/tail and rear side marker light
b: Back−up light
c: Rear turn signal light
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—Tail lights
Use a flat−bladed screwdriver. To protect
the paint, place several sheets of paper
over the paintwork.
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—License plate lights
—High mounted stop light
Use a Phillips−head screwdriver.
Use a Phillips−head and a flat−bladed
screwdrivers. To protect the paint, place
several sheets of paper over the paintwork.
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SECTION
8
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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307
307
310
310
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Dimensions and weight
Engine
Model:
2UZ−FE
Overall length
mm (in.)
5180 (203.9)
Overall width
mm (in.)
1980
1940
(78.0)∗1
(76.4)∗2
Type:
8 cylinder V type 4 cycle, gasoline
Two−wheel drive
vehicles
1860
1870
1915
1925
(73.2)∗3
(73.6)∗4
(75.4)∗5
(75.8)∗6
Bore and stroke, mm (in.):
94.0
84.0 (3.70
3.31)
Four−wheel drive
vehicles
1880
1935
(74.0)∗4
(76.2)∗6
Overall height
mm (in.)
Wheelbase
mm (in.)
3000 (118.1)
Front tread
mm (in.)
1675
(65.9)
Rear tread
mm (in.)
1680
(66.1)
Vehicle capacity weight (occupants ) luggage)
∗1 :
With
With
With
With
∗5 : With
∗6 : With
∗2 :
∗3 :
∗4 :
306
kg (lb.)
567 (1250)
over fender
wheel arch moulding
P245 tires and without roof rails
P265 tires and without roof rails
P245 tires and with roof rails
P265 tires and with roof rails
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Displacement, cm3 (cu. in.):
4664 (284.5)
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Fuel
Service specifications
Fuel type:
Unleaded gasoline, Octane Rating 87
(Research Octane Number 91) or higher
ENGINE
Fuel tank capacity, L (gal., Imp. gal.):
98.5 (26, 21.6)
Valve clearance (engine cold), mm (in.):
Intake
0.15—0.25 (0.006—0.010)
Exhaust
0.25—0.35 (0.010—0.014)
Spark plug type:
DENSO
NGK
Oil grade:
API grade SJ, “Energy−Conserving” or
ILSAC multigrade engine oil is recommended.
Recommended oil viscosity (SAE):
K20R−U
BKR6EYA
Spark plug gap, mm (in.):
0.8 (0.031)
5W-30 Preferred
ENGINE LUBRICATION
Oil capacity (drain and refill),
L (qt., Imp. qt.):
With filter
6.2 (6.5, 5.5)
Without filter
5.7 (6.0, 5.0)
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next oil change
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COOLING SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Total capacity, L (qt., Imp. qt.):
With rear heater
13.4 (14.1, 11.8)
Without rear heater
11.7 (12.4, 10.2)
Fluid capacity (drain and refill),
L (qt., Imp. qt.):
Up to 2.0 (2.1, 1.8)
Coolant type:
“TOYOTA Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
Fluid type:
Automatic transmission fluid
DEXRONrIII (DEXRONrII)
With ethylene−glycol type coolant for a
proper corrosion protection of aluminum
components
TRANSFER
Oil capacity, L (qt., Imp. qt.):
1.2 (1.3, 1.1)
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or
plain water alone.
Oil type:
Gear oil API GL−4 or GL−5
BATTERY
voltage∗
Open
at 20_C (68_F):
12.6—12.8 V
Fully charged
12.2—12.4 V
Half charged
11.8—12.0 V
Discharged
∗:
Voltage that is checked 20 minutes after the key is removed with all the
lights turned off
Charging rates:
5 A max.
Recommended oil viscosity:
SAE 75W−90
DIFFERENTIAL
Oil capacity, L (qt., Imp. qt.):
Front
1.15 (1.2, 1.0)
Rear
3.65 (3.9, 3.3)
Oil type:
Hypoid gear oil API GL−5
Recommended oil viscosity:
Front
SAE 75W−90
D−II
or
Rear
Above
SAE
Below
SAE
−18_C (0_F)
90
−18_C (0_F)
80W or 80W−90
CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Propeller shafts:
Spiders and slide yokes
Lithium base chassis grease, NLGI
No.2
BRAKES
Minimum pedal clearance when depressed
with the force of 490 N (50 kgf, 110 lbf)
with the engine stopping and after depressing the brake pedal several times,
mm (in.):
113 (4.5)
Pedal free play, mm (in.):
1—6 (0.04—0.24)
Pad wear limit, mm (in.):
1.0 (0.04)
Lining wear limit, mm (in.):
1.0 (0.04)
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Parking brake adjustment when depressed
with the force of 300 N (31 kgf, 67 lbf):
6—9 clicks
Fluid type:
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3
STEERING
Wheel free play:
Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.)
Power steering fluid type:
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONrII
or III
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Tires
Fuses
Tire size, pressure and wheel size:
Tire size
Tire pressure
kPa (kgf/cm2 or bar, psi)
Wheel size
Front
Rear
P245/70R16
220 (2.2, 32)
240 (2.4, 35)
7J or 7JJ
16
P265/70R16
220 (2.2, 32)
220 (2.2, 32)
7J or 7JJ
16
NOTE: For a complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels),
see “Checking tire pressure” through “Aluminum wheel precautions”, page 288
through 292, in Section 7−2.
Wheel nut torque, N⋅m (kgf⋅m, ft⋅lbf):
110 (11.5, 83)
Engine compartment
Fuses (type A)
1. H−LP RH 10 A (with daytime running
light system): Right−hand headlight
(high beam)
2. H−LP LH 10 A (with daytime running
light system): Left−hand headlight
(high beam)
3. STA 7.5 A: Multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection
system, electronic throttle control system
4. H−LP RL 10 A (with daytime running
light system): Right−hand headlight
(low beam)
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15. DRL 7.5 A (with daytime running
light system): Multiplex communication
system (power door lock system, security system, auto−door locking system,
automatic light control system, headlight delay off system, tail light auto
cut system, illuminated entry system,
daytime running light system)
H−LP LH 15 A (without daytime running light system): Left−hand headlight
Engine compartment
5. H−LP LL 10 A (with daytime running
light system): Left−hand headlight (low
beam)
6. CDS FAN 25 A: Electric cooling fan
7. SPARE 10 A: Spare fuse
8. SPARE 15 A: Spare fuse
9. SPARE 20 A: Spare fuse
10. ETCS 15 A: Multiport fuel injection
system/sequential multiport fuel injection system, electronic throttle control
system
Instrument panel
11. EFI NO.1 20 A: Multiport fuel injection
system/sequential multiport fuel injection system, electric throttle control
system
12. H−LP RH 15 A (without daytime running light system): Right−hand headlight
13. TOWING 30 A: Trailer lights (stop
lights, turn signal lights, tail lights,
back−up lights)
16. AM2 30 A: Starting system, multiport
fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system, electronic
throttle control system, “IGN 1” and
“IGN 2” fuses
17. TURN−HAZ 20 A: Turn signal lights,
emergency flashers
18. RAD NO.3 20 A: Car audio system
19. HORN 10 A: Horns
20. EFI NO.2 10 A: Multiport fuel injection
system/sequential multiport fuel injection system, electronic throttle control
system
14. ALT−S 7.5 A: Charging system
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21. DOME 10 A: Center interior and personal lights, personal lights, luggage
compartment light, air conditioning system, wireless remote control system,
garage door opener, ignition switch
light, door courtesy lights, foot light,
vanity lights, power antenna
22. ECU−B 7.5 A: Multiplex communication
system (power door lock system, security system, auto−door locking system,
automatic light control system, headlight delay off system, tail light auto
cut system, illuminated entry system,
daytime running light system), back
door lock system, driver and front passenger door lock system, gauges and
meters
23. MIR HTR 15 A: Outside rear view mirror heaters
24. RAD NO.1 20 A: Car audio system
25. TAIL 15 A: Tail lights, back door courtesy light, license plate lights
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26. ECU−IG 7.5 A: Charging system,
cruise control system, anti−lock brake
system, vehicle skid control system,
traction control system (two−wheel
drive models), active traction control
system (four−wheel drive models), electronically controlled automatic transmission system, power antenna, electric
moon roof, back door lock system,
driver and front passenger door lock
system, gauges and meters, multi−information display, SRS airbag system,
front seat belt pretensioners
27. WSH 25 A: Wipers and washer
28. IGN 2 20 A: Starting system
29. PWR NO.3 20 A: Rear passenger’s
power window (right side)
30. PWR NO.4 20 A: Rear passenger’s
power window (left side)
31. CIG 15 A: Air conditioning systems,
power rear view mirror control, cigarette lighter
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32. RAD NO.2 7.5 A: Car audio system,
power antenna, power outlets, multiplex
communication system (power door
lock system, security system, auto−
door locking system, automatic light
control system, headlight delay off system, tail light auto cut system, illuminated entry system, daytime running
light system)
33. 4WD 20 A: A.D.D. control
four−wheel drive system
system,
34. STOP 15 A: Stop lights, high−mounted
stop lights, multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection
system, vehicle skid control system,
traction control system (two−wheel
drive models), active traction control
system (four−wheel drive models), multiplex communication system (auto−door
locking system)
35. OBD 7.5 A: On−board diagnosis system
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36. PANEL 7.5 A: Instrument panel lights,
glove box light, lights of seat heaters,
cigarette lighter, ashtrays, multi−information display, car audio system,
gauge and meters and air conditioning
systems
37. PWR NO.1 25 A: Driver’s door lock
system
38. WIP 25 A: Wiper and washers
49. DEFOG 40 A: Back window defogger
50. MAIN 40 A: Starting system, “H−LP
RH”, “H−LP LH” and “STA” fuses
51. DOOR NO.2 30 A: Multiplex communication system (power door lock system, security system, auto−door locking
system)
52. PWR SEAT 30 A: Power front seats
40. SUN ROOF 25 A: Electric moon roof
53. AM1 40 A: “HTR”, “CIG”, “GAUGE”,
“RAD NO.2”,
“ECU−IG”, “WIPER”,
“WSH” and “4WD” fuses
41. PWR NO.2 25 A: Front passengers’
door lock system
54. PWR NO.5 30 A: Power door lock system, back door lock system
39. IGN 1 10 A: Charging system
42. HTR 10 A: Air conditioning systems,
electric cooling fan, back window defogger, outside rear view mirror heater
43. FOG 15 A: Front fog lights
44. GAUGE 10 A: Back−up lights, seat
heaters, gauge and meters, air conditioning systems
45. PWR OUTLET 15 A: Power outlets
46. SEAT HEATER 15 A: Seat heaters
Fuses (type B)
47. RR HEATER 30 A: Rear air conditioning system
Fuses (type C)
55. ALT 120 A: “AM1”, “PWR SEAT”,
“TAIL”, “STOP”, “SUN ROOF”, “PANEL”,
“OBD”, “FOG”, “PWR NO.1”, “PWR
NO.2”, “PWR NO.5”, “PWR NO.3”,
“PWR NO.4”, “PWR OUTLET” and
“SEAT HTR” fuses
56. ABS 60 A: Anti−lock brake system,
vehicle skid control system, traction
control system (two−wheel drive models), active traction control system
(four−wheel drive models)
48. HEATER 40 A: Front air conditioning
system
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SECTION
9
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS FOR U.S.
OWNERS AND UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY
GRADING
Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
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Reporting safety defects
for U.S. owners
If you believe that your vehicle
has a defect which could cause a
crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) in
addition to notifying Toyota Motor
Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
(Toll−free: 1−800−331−4331).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy
campaign.
However,
NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between
you, your dealer, or Toyota Motor
Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline
toll−free at 1−800−424−9393 (or
366−0123 in Washington, D.C.
area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S.
Department of Transportation,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can
also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations issued by the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It provides the purchasers and/
or prospective purchasers of Toyota
vehicles with information on uniform tire
quality grading.
Your Toyota dealer will help answer any
questions you may have as you read this
information.
DOT quality grades—All passenger car
tires must conform to Federal Safety
Requirements in addition to these
grades. Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and maximum
section width. For example: Treadwear
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Treadwear—The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the wear rate
of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test
course. For example, a tire graded 150
would wear one and a half (1−1/2) times
as well on the government course as a
tire graded 100. The relative performance
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to
variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA, A, B, C—The traction
grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A,
B, and C, and they represent the tire’s
ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt
and concrete. A tire marked C may have
poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on braking (straight
ahead) traction tests and does not include
cornering (turning) traction.
Temperature A, B, C—The temperature
grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature
can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No.109. Grades B
and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than
the minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grades for this
tire are established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible
tire failure.
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Quick index
D If a service reminder indicator or warning buzzer comes on . . . . . . . . . 125
D If your vehicle will not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
D If your engine stalls while driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
D If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
D If you have a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
D If your vehicle needs to be towed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
D Tips for driving during break−in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
D How to start the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
D General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Gas station information
Fuel type:
UNLEADED gasoline, Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91)
or higher
See page 213 for detailed information.
Fuel tank capacity:
98.5 L (26 gal., 21.6 lmp. gal.)
Engine oil:
API grade SJ, “Energy−Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil is
recommended.
See page 284 for detailed information.
Tire information: See pages 288 through 292.
Tire pressure: See page 310.
Publication No. OM34414U
Part No. 01999-34414
Printed in Japan 01−0009−00
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