bobby boy

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  1. I would check all four tyres for signs of uneven tyre wear, if nothing found, have your wheel alignment checked and report any settings outside of manufacturers specifications to your Toyota dealer, and let them sort it out.
  2. Get the brake light switch checked out,faulty switch can cause curious problems,not uncommon on Rav4. If thats ok. get a competant mechanic to read any fault codes stored in the ecu and take it from there,hope this helps.
  3. Check both brake light bulbs I think their dual filament 380's. If filaments cross it results in curious electrical faults as other members have stated. Hope you get it sorted.
  4. Brake light switch should be located on a bracket under the dashboard at the top of the brake pedal, when the pedal is pressed a plunger should be released to allow the switch to work. I think one wire to the switch is always live other side of switch goes to earth. Perhaps another forum member could confirm this.
  5. First job I would do is a check on the brake lights, make sure correct bulbs are fitted (dual or single filament pin offset) bulb holders are clean and in good order,no damp access. Then check wiring to bulb holders is sound and most important make sure earth wire is good. Next step check brake light switch and its connection. Hope this helps.
  6. Get your garage to check the oil pressure by fitting a temporary gauge, making sure it matches manufacturers specifications and confirming the relief valve is working correctly. If the relief valve is sticking shut it could cause excessive pressure to blow the filter.
  7. Just checked my 08 model year rav xtr. Their isn't a warning light as such,any oil level/pressure problem should show up as a warning on the information panel in lower half of speedometer. Its covered in the handbook,hope this helps.
  8. Have a look at page 4 of rav4 club guides on this site which covers the problem in greater detail, and shows how to replace the splined intermediate shaft which was causing my problem.
  9. Could be the splines on the universal joint (well known rav problem) where the column goes through the floor. Dismantled mine and put bearing lock on splines, reassembled, cured knocking. Maybe worth a mention to your garage.
  10. Sometimes creaking from door area, can be caused by hinges/check strap needing oiling.Worth a try before stripping door card.
  11. When the air con system is professionally serviced,how is the lubricant and leak detector dye fed into the system.Is it pre mixed in the refrigerant or added separately.
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    Awd Check

    I have been praying for heavy snow since I bought the RAV last summer so I could try the AWD, and get out of our cul de sac without two hours snow clearing.Sods law It will only snow when car out of commision or I've gone back to two wheel drive.
  13. bobby boy

    Awd Check

    Thank you gjnorthall for that ,much appreciated.
  14. bobby boy

    Awd Check

    What is the best way to check the AWD system is working correctly on a 2008 model 2.0 vvti xtr? I would like to be sure all is ok with the workings in the rear diff. car drives ok and no warning lights on.
  15. Toyota recall site now updated to include RAV4 spiral cable issue.