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  • John
    John - 2003 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 4/26/2015
    Power locks don't work with ignition off.
    Removed then replaced radio. Now, power door locks work only with ignition on; seconds after removing key, power locks don't work. Also, gauges and speed/tach spike when starting, then return to nomal. Everything works fine with engine on.
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  • JakeAnderson77
    JakeAnderson77 - 2007 Toyota Corolla - Body & Interior - 4/15/2015
    While driving, the radio and internal lights go off for a moment and then come back on. What could cause that?
    Obviously electricity is not getting to the radio and lights. I never have any trouble with my battery (ie. starting the car, etc), so I doubt that is the problem. Does this point to a wiring problem?
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  • JakeAnderson77
    JakeAnderson77 - 2007 Toyota Corolla - Body & Interior - 4/15/2015
    While driving, the radio and internal lights will go off for a moment, and then back on. What is going on?
    I never have problems starting the car - so I think the battery is healthy, so I am suspecting there might be some wiring that is failing momentarily? Please let me know what you think.
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  • Dean
    Dean - 1998 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 4/13/2015
    Still looking for help on programing the key fob
    " JIMM " gave me some advice but it didn't pan out. I have found the box that is under the dash . The box has a green programing button on the side of it that I have pushed { to no avail} I just need to know if there is some MAGIC words like hockus pockus. Anyway ...
    • Jimm
      4/13/2015 Jimm
      Reference this website and instructions;
  • Hunt Cooper
    Hunt Cooper - 2007 Toyota Highlander - Body & Interior - 4/9/2015
    How do you reset the air pressure alert light on the instrument panel
    it stays on after inflating all tires and does not blink. I can not find a reset button as shown in the manual on the steering wheel
    0 answer
  • kssunny
    kssunny - 2003 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 4/8/2015
    Driver side wiper arm only going halfway up and stopping
    Passenger side works fine. Where is the bolt located on the arm so I can try to tighten it. I've read that might be the problem.
    • neal
      4/8/2015 neal
      that might be the problem, however, the inside of the wiper arm could be stripped and if that is the case you need to get a new wiper arm. did you try to turn on your wipers when it was frozen to the windshield? if so, it probably is stripped.
  • Dean
    Dean - 1998 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 4/7/2015
    Does anyone out there know how to program key fob
    I have seen a few videos, but none year specific .I have tried all of the methods and have been unsuccessful , so any help will be greatly appreciated.
    • Jimm
      4/7/2015 Jimm
      This procedure is for the FACTORY INSTALLED keyless entry system

      1. Start with the key REMOVED from the ignition.

      2. Locate and disconnect the mirror adjustment switch located on the driver's side door.

      3. Using a jumper wire jump pin 2 to pin 10 on mirror adjustment harness itself and leave them jumped. The door locks will cycle to confirm the vehicle has successfully entered programming mode.

      4. Press the LOCK button on the first remote being programmed(does not matter which remote). The doors locks will cycle to confirm successful programming of the remote.

      5. If you have additional remotes to program repeat step 4. If you have no further remotes to program proceed to step 6.

      6. Remove the jumper wire from step 3 and reconnect the mirror adjustment switch. Programming is
      now complete.
      4/8/2015 Dean
      Thanks Jimm, but the mirror control is on the dash not the door and the terminals are not numbered
  • arthurcagle
    arthurcagle - 2014 Toyota Avalon - Body & Interior - 4/3/2015
    Gas cover lock and driver seat retracting.
    Anyone having problem with the gas cover not locking and the driver seat will not retract once seatbelts been released.
    0 answer
  • 4Runner Owner
    4Runner Owner - 2014 Toyota 4Runner - Body & Interior - 3/27/2015
    How to repair or how much to fix car dents between side window and top of roof.
    I recently mounted a roof rack onto my 4Runner and noticed after installing it I had indented some dents into the side of my car. The dents are between the side windows and above the roof of my car. I believe the indents were caused by my knees when I was climbing ...
    • Jimm
      3/27/2015 Jimm
      There is no accurate method to provide an auto body repair quote or estimate via the internet. Recommend to take the vehicle to a local auto body repair shop to obtain an inspection and quotes.
  • Chris
    Chris - 2000 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 3/22/2015
    The hood on my car won't open, what could I do open it?
    A week ago I rear ended another car. Today I went to check my oil, and the hood won't open. The bumper and grill are a bit loose.
    • Jimm
      3/17/2015 Jimm
      Best to check with a local auto body repair shop in your area - they are the experts in opening / removing damaged body panels.
    • Russell Balladares
      3/22/2015 Russell Balladares
      lift a the car and use a pry-bar to open it from the bottom
  • lbaughman
    lbaughman - 1991 Toyota Celica - Body & Interior - 3/18/2015
    Power Windows, power locks and moon roof all don't work.
    Initial thought was a fuse or relay, but I bought the car from a private seller and don't have a diagram for the fuse box inside the drivers side
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  • staceyg
    staceyg - 1999 Toyota Camry - Body & Interior - 2/22/2015
    I need a new exhaust pipe I was quoted$600. Also I need a new good its dented and latch broke and wont close.
    Cant exhaust pipe just be welded my car is now closed onlu bu a rope I need some kind of estimate I dont habe $600 for just an exhaust pipe its still attatched I think its a small hole??
    • Jimm
      2/22/2015 Jimm
      Shop around and get different estimates for the same exhaust work; you can purchase the entire exhaust system from around $220.00 for the parts alone. Sources;, among others.
  • Fred D McCarty
    Fred D McCarty - 2009 Toyota Highlander - Body & Interior - 2/15/2015
    What would keep vehicle from acceptimg 12 Volt power from battery?
    Upon arriving home last night and shutting down the engine, a dinging sound was heard. I got out, locked the doors w/lock button on drivers door and closed my door. This AM I noticed the door was not locked when I got in car to start it. We have keyless ignition. I ...
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  • Larry Heath
    Larry Heath - 2006 Toyota Sequoia - Body & Interior - 2/15/2015
    The tailgate window, wiper and defroster quit working at the same time. Dealer says it's only (1) motor.
    122,000 mi. serviced every 3,500 mi. like new. Dealer has done an ivestigation and cost to replace motor estimated @ + - $500. I don'tbelieve same motor works all these components. Whatdo you think??
    • John's Auto Repair
      2/15/2015 John's Auto Repair
      The one motor operates the wipers. The window is controlled by a solenoid.
      The defroster is controlled by a completely different circuit. The only thing they
      have in common is they all share the same ground.
      John's Auto Repair
      2/15/2015 Larry Heath
      Thanks John, I was right in thinking they all had different operators. Maybe a problem with the ground.
    • Jimm
      2/15/2015 Jimm
      If all three rear window functions are inoperative (1) power window, (2) rear window defroster, and (3) wiper/washer function; try to reset the ECU computer module.

      To do this, (a) turn on the ignition key, (b) hold the power window in the UP position for 10 seconds. Note - You may hear a click in the rear door panel from the reset ECU (which is a good sign).

      Turn the ignition switch off and back on again. Check to see if the rear window defogger button light now works and also the rear wiper/washer. If they do work, also try the power window, although it probably will not move because of the defective "brake" mechanism.

      If all are still inoperative, try doing the reset again, but hold the power window button in the DOWN position rather than the UP position as before. (It took me several times to get this to work. Mine did reset, but the window would still not work because the technician forgot to remove the brake).

      If still nothing works, the ECU computer, power window motor or both may be burned out.
      2/15/2015 Larry Heath
      Thanks for this. I'll try this process, I thought it strange that they all stopped working at the same time, this sounds more like it.
      Thanks soooo much. If it works I'll get back to you.
      2/16/2015 Larry Heath
      It worked!! But as yours my window still does not work so Ill have to take it in fr that.
      Thanks again, Amazing how you can get things done by asking the right people.