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Electrical components

Checking battery condition

Battery recharging precautions

Checking and replacing fuses

Adding washer fluid

Replacing light bulbs

Checking battery condition— —Precautions


The battery produces flammable and explosive hydrogen gas.

• Do not cause a spark from the battery with tools.

• Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.

The electrolyte contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.

• Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothes.

• Never ingest electrolyte.

• Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.

• Keep children away from the battery.


• 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.

• If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contact area. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.

• If electrolyte gets on your clothes, there is a possibility of its soaking through to your skin, so immediately take off the exposed clothing and follow the procedure above, if necessary.

• If you accidentally swallow electrolyte, 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.

—Checking batt



Check the battery fo terminal connection hold- down clamp.

a. If the battery is with a solution of ing soda. Coat the nals with grease 1 rosion.

b. If the terminal c< tighten their clan overtighten.

c. Tighten the hol enough to keep place. Overtighter battery case.

Before replacing the battery, remove the cover as shown.

Removing clip
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Installing clip

♦ Be sure the engi ries are off befot tenance.

♦ When checking the ground cable terminal ("-" m, stall it last.

♦ Be careful not to cuit with tools.

♦ Take care no so battery when wa

If the battery is d down, You should window and moon r correctly after you i recharge the batter cases, you should no To normalize them, on page 24 and "El page 30 in Section '

Installing clip

—Checking battery condition

Type A

Clear or

Green Green

Dark ®

light yellow ©

Type B





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Check the battery condition by the indicator color.

Indicator color


Type A

Type B






Charging necessary. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer.

Clear or light yellow


Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer.

Battery recharging precautions

During recharging, the battery is producing hydrogen gas.

Therefore, before recharging:

1. If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable.

2. Be sure the power switch on the recharger is off when connecting the charger cables to the battery and when disconnecting them.

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• Always charge the battery in an un-confined area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.

• Only do a slow charge (5 A or less). Charging at a quicker rate is dangerous. The battery may explode, causing personal injuries.


Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.


Type A



Type B

Type C

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 362 in Section 7-1 for locations of the fuses.

Turn the ignition switch and inoperative component off. Pull the 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 398 in Section 8 for the functions controlled by each circuit.

Type A fuses can bi the pull- out tool. The out tool is shown in

If you are not sure blown, try replacing with one that you kr

If the fuse has blow into the clip.

Only install a fuse w ing designated on th

If you do not have emergency you can NO.1" or "CIG" fuse pensable for normal its amperage rating

If you cannot use on age, use one that is to the rating as poss is lower than that might blow out aga indicate anything wr the correct fuse as return the substitute

It is a good idea t spare fuses and ke hicle 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.

You should normalize the power window and moon roof may not operate correctly after replacing blown fuses. To normalize the power window and moon roof, see "Power windows" on page 24 and "Electric moon roof" on page 30 in Section 1-2.

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.

Adding washer fluid

If any washer does not work or 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 the 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.

Do not use engine antifreeze or any other substitute because it may damage your vehicle's paint.

Replacing light

The following illustr gain access to the b a bulb, make sure tl light switch are off. wattage ratings given

The stop/tail lights an light consist of a nu of the LEDs burn o to your Toyota deal replaced.

If two or more LED burn out, your vehicle local laws (SAE).


• To prevent burni replace the ligh are hot.

• Halogen bulbs ha inside and requii They can burs scratched or dr< only by its plas Do not touch th bulb with bare h


Only use a bulb of the listed type.

The inside of the lens of exterior lights such as headlights may temporarily fog up when the lens becomes wet in the rain or in a car wash. This is not a problem because the fogging is caused by the temperature difference between the outside and inside of the lens, just like the windshield fogs up in the rain. However, if there is a large drop of water on the inside of the lens, or if there is water pooled inside the light, contact your Toyota dealer.

Light bulbs

Bulb No.



Headlights (high)




Headlights (low)




Front turn signal, parking and front side marker lights




Front fog lights



Rear turn signal lights




Back- up lights




Rear side marker lights



License plate light




Interior light



Front personal lights



Vanity lights



Luggage compartment light


B: HB4 halogen bulbs

C: Wedge base bulbs

D: H11 halogen bulbs

E: Wedge base bulbs

F: Double end bulbs


High beam (inside)

High beam (inside)


1. Open the hood. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise to the front of the vehicle as shown.

The above illustration shows the left-hand headlight.

2. Unplug the connector while depressing the lock release.

If the connector is tight, wiggle it.

3. Pulg in a new bi tor and install i hole.

Aiming is not nece the bulb. When aimii essary, contact your

—Front turn signal, parking and front side marker lights

—Front fog lights

If either the left or right front fog light burns out, contact your Toyota dealer.


Do not try to replace the front fog light bulbs by yourself. You may damage the vehicle.

—Rear turn sig marker and bac

—License plate light

a: Rear side marker light b: Rear turn signal light c: Back-up light

Use a flathead screwdriver.

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