If checking and replacing the fuse for the component in question doesn't work, we recommend seeking assistance from a trusted professional mechanic. If you want an in-car phone an upscale electronics center might have digital in-car phones that you could install in place of the existing analog unit. There are two bolts that can be reached from front. Posted on Feb 23, 2011 Check out related help links with solutions to troubleshoot the problem:--- Click the link below:--- 2004 Toyota Tundra: Oil Gauge and Temp Gauge Not Working? An aftermarket repair is available but it it is still over £200. What I do know for sure is that my driver's seat-heater was replaced by Lexus under warranty when I bought the car, and four years later it has failed again! Chuck Tribolet wrote:The first thing I'd do is to find the connector under the seat where the bun warmer plugs in.
If you don't feel like joining you can always just browse th … e archives and boards, I know I have seen it on there. I came across this problem. He traced my problem to the control sub-assembly seat heater basically the ecu for the seat heater. The heating element is equipped with adhesive. A problem with the heater element itself is the most common cause of problems with heated car seats.
Tension pulley is behind the radiat … or and a little left of center. Electrical components such as your map light, radio, heated seats, high beams, power windows all have fuses and if they suddenly stop working, chances are you have a fuse that has blown out. There is a lock below the steering wheel that will cause the trunk lever to disengage when it is pushed in. It must be the master key. If you have a voltmeter check for 12 volts on this wire, if you have it the element s have gone one in the seat base and one in the seat back.
A common problem on these cars. All of this said if are not familiar with the anatomy of a modern-ish automotive seat, and how things go together then I suggest that you approach this job with extreme caution: there is a seam deploy airbag in the seat, and I would hate to see one of these guys go off because of an incorrect signal. It is to the point that in traffic last night it was so warm i had to open a window in 20 degree weather. When you begin the troubleshooting process, the first thing you should do is inspect the fuses. Without the master key you will need to remove the lock located … below the steering wheel. My thought is for generating enough heat, and not causing the overheating.
I scooped up the heating element from a non-dealership parts source, and went at it with intentions to fix the seat and give some pictures to those of you who are willing to tackle the job. In the repair manual they reference a 25C thermostat that is embedded in the seat cushion so it appears likely that both driver and passenger side thermostats have failed. You need a 22mm box wrench to turn the sensor loose after using plenty of 'liquid wrench' at the base of the sensor. Use a continuity tester to determine whether there is continuity between the pins. The thermostat is buried somewhere in the bottom seat cushion. The heated seats are also known to fail and are not really fixable.
There should be three pins in the vehicle wiring harness under the seat. Not many 4Runners in the auto wrecker lots up my way, though. I am on there quite often and learned most of what I know about the Lexus from that website. Pull the pump out straight and you are free. Part is also used on some other Toyota vehicles and some Lexus models. Did you ever figure out a solution to this? I did checked the small fuse 10A under the dash, but am I missing another one somewhere, or what else should I check.
If you cannot provide a full 14 volts of power to the seat heater elements which is a resistor it will not warm up. There are also adapters that allow some hand-held cel … l phones to be inserted so that they become an in-car phone. . I don't know much about fitting but think its fairly easy once you have removed the seat back. The parts are not too pricey if you don't use original parts but the labor is always a bit of a hit.
If the thermister wasn't in the correct location, it may have caused the heater wire to burn out. If checking and replacing the fuse for the component in question doesn't work, we recommend seeking assistance from a trusted professional mechanic. Your '97 may be different. Did you ever figure out a solution to this? The second one can be reached from the gap between the fender wall and engine. Start with the forward most adhesive strip, and work your way rear-ward. The traction control can throw up a warning light, I have never had this but it is reported as a common fault on the Lexus owners club site.