Case I: how to reset the service indicator
To Reset Service Indicators such as the Oil Service Interval, or the Brake Wear Light, perform the following steps: To enter the service Menu: Insert Key Do not press clutch / brake Press Start button Wait until the Car / relevant Service symbol disappears on the Rev counter display Immediately after the symbol goes out - Press and hold Both buttons on the Rev Counter Continue to hold - the system will run a dash light check Continue to hold Display will then show VIN / Menu, - continue to hold through this until the time Reappears on the display. Now release Only the Right hand Button (trip reset) for about a second, and then press and hold again (whilst still holding the LH button) After another second or 2 the display will show the Front Brake Symbol You Are now in the Service Menu Release both buttons on the Rev Counter - and complete the rest of the procedure with the BC button alone Use the BC Button (on indicator stalk) to scroll through to the relevant symbol - eg Oil Reset or Rear Brakes To Reset the warning indicator light - Press & Hold the BC Button at the relevant symbol until RESET appears - then press and hold again until the process is complete. Turn Off and On the Ignition again - Warning should now have gone! Here is another procedure posted by 'A' below (Thank you A): Start the ignition and wait for the service info to go out. Then press and hold the right button. The first service item should appear after 10s on the display. Release the odo-reset button and keep the button on the light stack pressed. Now "reset?" should appear below the service item. To reset, press AND keep the indicator tack button once more. During this time a clock will appear. Some seconds later the procedure is complete. Repeat for all service items you want to reset. Here are the online resources I found very useful: A clean step-by-step instruction A blurry video on 2008 model A clear video for 2013
Case II: It turns out that my mini’s AC is not working. I wanted to give it a try and fix it if I could
This post reveals the secret of how a dealership will trick you for something can be done by yourself. Let's see this in three steps: Step 1: check the fuse -- easy Step 2: check the cabin air filter -- easy. Mine needs to be pulled from the front, and it is easy. Step 3: check the coolant -- easy + $50 Beyond this, I shall check the AC coil relay to make sure the relay is good. By connecting 30 and 87, one shall hear the clutch engaging. It turns out accessing this clutch relay is a neightmare. Here is a good video on how to remove the bumper Also, one can remove the radiator here Oil and filter change can be done without lifting the vehicle Test the AC coil here. This post was done for an 04 model, the 08 model does NOT seem to have a AC clutch relay. To change the coil, it is not that easy. Here are a few more complicated videos on testing the AC system Testing whethere the clutch engages properly Here is a better video Another one with details diagnosis
Case III: I need to get another remote key knob replacement
Maybe it is too new, I searched online and found none on this topic. But, there are videos doing different things, and I was able to string them together.
First, I found one video that trying to install the stereo speaker and he needs to access the door.
Secondly, I found two videos on window regulator, they are VERY helpful for me to get a general ideas.
The part is sold at 1A auto for $140.
Brother Pinwu share with me this post on adjusting the rear derailleur.
- Take the two side pieces toward the bottom of the radio console
- Remove the center pieces and dismount the wire harness
- Unscrew two screws and unmount the bottom pieces.
- Remove the vent about the radio console and unmount the wire harness
- Unscrew four bolts behind the radio console, unmount the wire and remove the console
- Re-mount the new navigation sole and reconnect all the wires
- Reverse all the above steps and finish the installation
Light In The Box 2 Din
More videos are here
Project 1: Replacing the alternator
Take the battery negative off
Take the plastic cap
Loosen 14 mm bolt
Loosen 12 mm bolt
Loosen 10 mm bolt under the plastic cap
Disconnect the 10 mm connection
Disconnect the back cable (hard as it is in the back, has to push the correct lever)
Quarter inch loose the tensioner bolt, it sit on the U shape and we do NOT have to take it off,
Push in the alternator and remove the belt
Take the 14 mm bolt
Need to wage it off
8 minutes video for disassemble it In his hands though
14 mm bolt first
belt on next
put in 12 mm bolt (4 tension) back in (in the back)
put another nut back in (front) ??
a plastic pack to keep the wire firm
Top: 14 mm bolt
Underneath 12 mm bolt
On the side 12 mm bolt for the tensioner
Two electric connector (plastic cap, and back connector)
Wedge out the alternator
Project 2: Replacing the front break pad and roter
This is a great detail video, which makes it seem VERY simple. But it misses the finishing steps, which I think can cause a problem. This one is better. Another one is Here
Here is the video from the same guru link on the rear break shoes.
Project 3: Toyota 4 runner front differential sensor
This lady did this and posted three parts of youtube video clips.
This did NOT work for me. It was not her fault but it wasted me $50 buying a good part when mine was not faulty!
I am determined to figure it out.
Details about the add acurator — Toyota part number: 41400-35031
I want to check whether the differential oil level is correct. Here are a few videos for help:
A guy posted how to change the oil, but he is incorrect as people suggested to test whether you can unscrew the "filling bolt" before you try to drain from the bottom bolt.