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Jojoba

EPB overhaul and reset?

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Hi all, considering an 09 Avensis Tourer as a daily driver for myself. Came to check out the forum and pleased to see it is an active one- that usually makes ownership and maintenance a lot easier! Have read up on the quirks, foibles and issues around the car and my only reservation is regarding the EPB. I do whatever servicing I can but am unsure if this job is dealer only? Any advice on this OR advice on looking at a 150k mile 1.8 vvti model would be appreciated.

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you will need a scan tool that will do Toyota EPB iirc Autel and launch do a reasonable priced one

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Thanks for the quick response Bob, if anyone has any recommendations of tried and tested diagnostic / service tools that would be great... Hoping to view car this week on my day off. 

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2 hours ago, Jojoba said:

Thanks for the quick response Bob, if anyone has any recommendations of tried and tested diagnostic / service tools that would be great... Hoping to view car this week on my day off. 

Get Techstream plus a lead.  Check out eBay.

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8 hours ago, mrfixer said:

Get Techstream plus a lead.  Check out eBay.

I agree. Use an old laptop.
From experience an older version of Techstream is the is better than a cheaper scanner. In fact a not so cheap scanner I used, cause a problem with the EPB - resetting after brake pad change. Techstream fixed the issue that the scanner couldn't. It also happened to another member using another brand scanner! I also have Delphi which is quite good, but Techstream is better for Toyota's.   

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No scan tool is requires to reset the epb. I've never had any problems manually resetting the epb, without the use of any special computers or programs.  I can't quite remember the procedure off hand but I'm sure it's as simple as activating the epb and then deactivating it using the switch and then re- deactivating and holding the switch in that position for upto 10 seconds. U should hear the rear brakes release just a wee bit further. I'm sure u could search on Google.

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Thanks for your input gents, I did read through many posts to get an idea of what to look for in the way of quirks, foibles, possible issues and common problems plus fixes for them. I realise all cars have them and the owners clubs / car forums can give the impression that they are worse than they are. After reading a couple of threads, I posted yesterday to get a more balanced view of the EPB and D.I.Y. servicing the rear brakes. I appreciate the advice and should I buy the car will look at Techstream as a diagnostic / service tool and no doubt ask more questions some of you may be bored of hearing ( yet again ).

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