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  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 1
    ... build. This Owner's Manual explains the features of your new Toyota. Please read it and follow the instructions carefully so that you can ... explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION E 1996 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION All rights reserved. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 2
    ...", "Owner's Manual Supplement" or "Warranty Booklet". Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota A wide variety of non genuine spare parts and... genuine Toyota products. Modification with non genuine Toyota products could affect its performance, safety or durability, and ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 3
    ...have the SRS airbag system removed and disposed of by a qualified service shop or by your Toyota dealer before you dispose of your vehicle..., antilock brake system and SRS airbag system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.
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  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 5
    ... reminder indicator or warning buzzer comes on ...60 D If your vehicle will not start ...135 D If your engine stalls while driving ...138 D ... ...145 D Tips for driving during break- in period ...113 D How to start the engine ...125 D General maintenance ...158 D Complete index ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 6
    Part 1 OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS- Chapter 1-1 Overview of instruments and controls S Instrument panel overview S Instrument cluster overview S Indicator symbols on the instrument panel 1
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 7
    ... release lever Automatic transmission selector lever (column shift) 5. Center vents 6. Electric moon roof switch or front interior light, and front personal lights 7. Power door lock switch 8. Power window switches 9. Seat heater switch 10.Glovebox 11. Automatic ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 8
    ... switch 8. Car audio 9. Miscellany box 10.Air conditioning controls 11. Ashtray and cigarette lighter 12.Rear window defogger switch 13.Ignition switch 14.Cruise control switch 15.Power rear view mirror control switch 16.Headlight ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 9
    Instrument cluster overview 1. Fuel gauge 2. Engine coolant temperature gauge 3. Tachometer 4. Speedometer 5. Odometer 6. Trip meter 7. Trip meter reset knob 8. Service reminder indicators or indicator lights 9. Theft deterrent system indicator light 4
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 10
    Indicator symbols on the instrument panel Brake system warning light *1 Anti-lock brake system warning light *1 Seat belt reminder light*1 Discharge warning light*1 Low ... warning light*1 Turn signal indicator lights Headlight high beam indicator light Low fuel level warning light ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 11
    Overdrive-of f indicator light Driving pattern indicator light Cruise control indicator light *2 Automatic transmission indicator lights *1: For details, see "Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers" in Chapter 1-5. *2: If this light flashes, see "Cruise control" in Chapter 1-6. 6
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 12
    ... Keys Side doors Power windows Trunk lid Hood Theft deterrent system Fuel tank cap Electric moon roof Keys Your vehicle is supplied with ... should lose your keys or if you need additional keys, duplicates can be made by a Toyota dealer using the key number. You should also put a ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 13
    ... key backward. All the doors lock and unlock simultaneously with either front door. In the driver's door lock, turning the key once will unlock ... Be careful not to lock your keys in the vehicle. The door cannot be locked if you leave the key in the ignition switch. Driver's side Passenger's side 8
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 14
    ...POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Push the switch. To lock: Push the switch on the front side. To unlock:... prevent the driver and passengers from being thrown out from the vehicle during an accident. It also helps ... be opened from the outside only, not from inside. We recommend using this feature whenever small ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 15
    ... doors simultaneously. If any of the doors is not securely closed, or if the key is in the ignition switch, locking cannot be performed by ...not actuate the doors, and you have checked the battery in the transmitter, consult your Toyota dealer. Locking operation To open the trunk lid, push the trunk...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 16
    ... does not operate properly, contact your Toyota dealer. MODEL/FCC ID: GQ43VT7T ISC: 1470 ...The power windows work when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. However, if both front doors are closed, they... even after the ignition switch is turned off. They stop working when either front side door ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 17
    ... (to open only): Push the switch completely down and then release it. The window will fully open. To stop the window partway, lightly pull the switch up and then release it. OPERATING THE PASSENGERS' WINDOWS Use the switches on the passengers' doors. The ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 18
    ... the window lock button to prevent them from making unexpected use of the switches. S Never leave small children alone in the vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted. They could use the power window switches and get trapped in a window. Unattended ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 19
    ...it clockwise. See "Luggage stowage precautions" in Part 2 for precautions to observe in loading luggage. To close the trunk lid, lower it and press down on ...the trunk lid closed while driving. This not only keeps the luggage from being thrown out but also prevents exhaust ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 20
    ...following. 1. Pull the hood lock release lever. The hood will spring up slightly. 2. In front of the vehicle, pull up on the auxiliary catch lever and lift the hood. Before closing the hood, check to see that you have not forgotten any tools, rags, etc. Then lower the hood until make sure it locks...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 21
    ... key or wireless remote control transmitter when opening any door. This will cancel the system. 4. After making sure the indicator light starts flashing, you may leave the vehicle. The system will automatically be set after the preparation time passes. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 22
    .... Be sure to wait until the indicator light starts flashing. 3. Unlock any door from the inside. The system should activate the alarm. 4. Cancel the system...is disconnected and then reconnected. If the system does not work properly, have it checked by your Toyota dealer. 17
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 23
    ... S Make sure the cap is tightened securely to prevent fuel spillage in case of an accident. S Use only a genuine Toyota fuel tank cap for replacement. It has a built in check valve to reduce fuel tank vacuum. 1. To open the fuel ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 24
    Electric moon roof To operate the moon roof, use the switches beside the interior light. The moon roof works when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. However, if all the ... are closed, it works for 60 seconds even after the ignition switch is turned off. It stops working when any...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 25
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  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 26
    ... Tilt steering wheel Outside rear view mirrors Anti-glare inside rear view mirror S Vanity ... to make sure it is locked in position. S Do not put objects under the seats as they may interfere .... S While adjusting the seat, do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts. You may jam your ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 27
    -Adjusting front seats (manual seat) 1. SEAT POSITION ADJUSTING LEVER Pull the lever up. Then slide the seat...desired angle and release the lever. -Adjusting front seats (power seat) ! CAUTION To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, avoid reclining the seatback any more ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 28
    ... ANGLE ADJUSTING SWITCH Move the control switch in the desired direction. Releasing the switch will stop the seat at that position. Do not place anything under the front seats. It might interfere with the seat-lock mechanism. 2. SEATBACK ANGLE ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 29
    ...restraint, make sure it is locked in position. S Do not drive with the head restraints removed. Seat ... before driving. To raise: Pull it up. To lower: Push it down while pressing the lock ...most effective when it is close to your head. Therefore, using a cushion on the seatback is not recommended. 24
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 30
    ... that the belt lays across the shoulder. Pregnant woman. Toyota recommends the use of a seat belt. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations... the hips and not on the waist. Injured person. Toyota recommends the use of a seat belt. Depending on the injury, first check with your doctor for specific ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 31
    ... that the belt lays across the shoulder. Pregnant woman. Toyota recommends the use of a seat belt. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations... the hips and not on the waist. Injured person. Toyota recommends the use of a seat belt. Depending on the injury, first check with your doctor for specific ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 32
    ... impact. The entire assembly should be replaced even if damage is not obvious. S Front passenger's seat only (except the center position of bench front seat). Replace the belt if the warning label under the sleeve can be seen. The warning label, "REPLACE BELT", will appear ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 33
    ...and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system securely. (For details, see ...locked and that the belt is not twisted. S Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle ...not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. Seat belts with an adjustable shoulder...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 34
    ...retract. If the belt does not retract smoothly, pull it out and check for kinks or twists. Then ... both could increase the chance of injury due to sliding under the lap belt during an accident. Keep the lap... as possible. S For your safety, do not place the shoulder belt under your arm. Sit up straight...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 35
    ...does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. Remove excess length of the belt and adjust the belt position. To shorten the belt, pull the ... lap belt could increase the chance of injury due to sliding under the lap belt during an accident. Keep the lap belt ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 36
    ... it is not long enough, a personalized seatbelt extender is available from your Toyota dealer free of charge. Please contact your local Toyota ... of length. Additional ordering information is available at your Toyota dealer. The front center seat belts can be stowed when not in use. ! CAUTION When ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 37
    ... seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. The SRS (... designed to protect the driver and right-front passenger. They are not designed to protect occupant in... steering wheel or dashboard. The passenger airbag is activated even with no passenger in the front seat. 31
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 38
    .... This means the SRS airbags are operating properly. The SRS airbag warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power sources. The SRS airbag system is designed to activate in response to a ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 39
    ...(airbag and inflator) 4 SRS airbag warning light The airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor...noise and release some smoke along with the nitrogen gas. This is not harmful and does ...hot for several minutes, but the airbags themselves will not be hot. The airbags are designed to inflate only ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 40
    ... system. S Do not use a rear-facing child restraint system in the front seat because the ... to remind you not to install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front seat. S When using a ... child restraint system in the front seat, the seat must be moved as far back as possible. For instructions ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 41
    ... injured. S Do not hold a child on your lap or in your arms. Use a child restraint system in the rear ... of a child restraint system, see "Child restraint" in this chapter. S Do not put objects on or in front of the dashboard or steering wheel pad that houses the airbag system. They might restrict ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 42
    ... indicates a malfunction of the airbags. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. S The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned... cases, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible: S The SRS airbags have been inflated. S The front part of ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 43
    Child restraint- -Child restraint precautions Toyota strongly urges the use of child restraint systems for children small enough to use ... any of the necessary parts, you can purchase the following items from your Toyota dealer. *CRS installation kit (Part No. 04731-22012) -contains 1 bolt, 3 types of...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 44
    ... a forward-facing child restraint system. ! CAUTION S Do not use a rear- facing child restraint ... child and front passenger in case of sudden braking or a collision. S If your driving position is not satisfactory,...the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. 38
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 45
    ... shoulder belt between the vehicle seatback and the child restraint system and allow it to retract. To hold the child restraint system securely... child restraint system. 4. If your child restraint system requires the use of a top strap, latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top strap...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 46
    .... (B) TOP STRAP ANCHORS AND LOCATIONS On the filler panel behind the rear seat a. Using the illustration as a guide, run your fingers across the trim ... itself to locate the position of the holes underneath. b. Make a hole in the covering directly above the hole in the filler panel. c. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 47
    ...shown in the illustration. (C)INSTALLATION ON FRONT SEAT OUTSIDE Do not use a child restraint system which requires use of a top strap in the front seat. A ...far back as possible. ! CAUTION S Do not use a rear- facing child restraint system in the front seat because the force ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 48
    ...shoulder belt over the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. Keep the lap ...tab and buckle are locked. S Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this may ... function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. 3. Place the shoulder belt between ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 49
    ... system, press the buckle-release button and allow the belt to retract. (D) INSTALLATION ON FRONT SEAT CENTER Do not use a child restraint system which requires use of a top strap in the front seat. A child restraint system which requires use ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 50
    ... ! CAUTION S Ignoring the above instructions may result in a serious injury in case of an accident. S Do not use a rear-facing child restraint system in the front seat because the force ...S If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. 44
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 51
    ... end while firmly pushing down the child restraint system. ! CAUTION Make sure the seat belt is ... locked. Also make sure the child restraint system is secure by pushing and pulling it in different directions. 3. To remove the child restraint system, press the buckle-release button and unhook the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 52
    ...mirrors- -Power rear view mirror control To change the steering wheel angle, hold the steering ... the lever. When the steering wheel is in a low position, it will spring up as you release the lock release ...seen in a flat mirror. Type A ! CAUTION S Do not adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 53
    ...). 2. Control switch-To move the mirror Push the switch in the desired direction. If the engine is not running, the key must be in the "ACC" position. Vanity mirrors NOTICE If... mirrors, swing down the sun visor and open the cover. The vanity light comes on when you open the cover. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 54
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  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 55
    ...flashers Instrument panel light control Interior light Front personal lights Rear personal lights Ignition switch light Windshield wipers ...early or too late, have the sensor adjusted by your Toyota dealer. The lights automatically turn off when the driver's door is opened with the ignition key in the...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 56
    ... parking brake is released with the engine started, even with the light switch in the "OFF" position. They will not go off until the ignition switch is turned off. To turn on the other exterior lights and instrument panel lights, twist the knob to the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 57
    ... parking brake is released with the engine started, even with the light switch in the "OFF" position. They will not go off until the ignition switch is turned off. To turn on the other exterior lights and instrument panel lights, twist the knob to the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 58
    ... flash faster than normal, a front or rear turn signal bulb is burned out. To turn on the emergency flashers, push the switch. All the turn signal lights will flash....as far off the road as possible. The turn signal light switch will not work when the emergency flashers are operating. 52
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 59
    Instrument panel light control Interior light To adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights, turn the dial. Type A Type C To turn on the interior light, slide the switch. The interior light switch has the following positions: "ON"-Keeps the light on ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 60
    Front personal lights To turn on the front personal lights, push the switch. To turn the lights off, push the switch once again. Rear personal lights With moon roof To turn on the rear personal light, push the switch. To turn the light off, push the switch once again. Without moon roof 54
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 61
    Ignition switch light Windshield wipers and washer To squirt washer fluid, push the button at the end...the washer fluid from freezing on your windshield, which can block your vision. For easy access to the ignition switch, the ignition switch light comes on when any of the side doors are opened. The...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 62
    .... The thin heater wires on the inside of the rear window will quickly clear the surface. An indicator light will illuminate to indicate the defogger is operating. Push the switch once again to turn the defogger off. The system will automatically ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 63
    ... indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. The gauge works when the ignition switch is on and indicates the approximate quantity of fuel remaining in the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 64
    ... vehicle overheats" in Part 4. The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature when the ignition switch is on. The engine operating temperature will vary with changes in weather and engine load. If the needle moves into the red zone, ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 65
    ... and trip meter Thermometer The thermometer indicates the outside air temperatures with the ignition key at the "ON" position. When the tail lights are turned on, the brightness of the display will be reduced. These meters show the running distance. 1. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 66
    Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers (a) Brake System Warning Light This light has the following functions: Parking brake reminder If this light is on, make... To make sure the parking brake has not caused the warning light to come on, check to see that the parking brake is ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 67
    ... c, have your vehicle checked/repaired by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. (f) Low Fuel Level Warning Light This light comes on when ...driving, have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. The light will come on when the ignition key is turned to...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 68
    ...your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. S The light does not come on when the ignition ... after about 6 seconds. 5. Turn the ignition key to "ON", but do not start the engine. All..., either the bulb is burned out or the circuit is in need of repair. Have it checked by your Toyota...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 69
    Part 1 OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS- Chapter 1-6 Ignition switch, Transmission and Parking brake S... transmission S Parking brake S Cruise control Ignition switch with steering lock You must ... be put in the "P" position before pushing the key. When starting the engine, the key may seem stuck ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 70
    ... transmission "Floor shift type When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift the transmission by turning off the overdrive switch, engine braking will not be applied because the cruise control is not cancelled. For ways to decrease ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 71
    "Column shift type When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift the transmission by turning off the overdrive switch, engine braking will not be applied because the cruise control is not cancelled. For ways to decrease the vehicle speed, see "Cruise control" in this chapter. 65
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 72
    ... the possibility of incorrect operation. This means you can only shift out of "P" position when the brake pedal is depressed (with the ignition switch in "ON" position and the lock release button on the floor shift type transmission depressed or ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 73
    ..., push in the driving pattern selector button. The "PWR" mode indicator light comes on. For ordinary driving, Toyota recommends using the "NORM" mode to improve fuel economy. ! CAUTION While the vehicle is moving, never attempt to move ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 74
    ... reminder light is off. ! CAUTION S To help maintain maximum control of your vehicle, do not ...press the "CRUISE ON-OFF" button. This turns the system on. The indicator light in the instrument panel shows that you ... engagement, keep the "CRUISE ON-OFF" switch off when not using the cruise control. 68
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 75
    ... cancel out. If the preset speed automatically cancels out other than for the above cases have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer at the earliest opportunity. RESETTING AT A FASTER SPEED Push the lever up in the "RES/ACC" direction and hold...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 76
    ... system. S The indicator light does not come on. S The indicator light flashes again. S The indicator light goes out after it comes on. If this is the case, contact your Toyota dealer and have your vehicle inspected. 70
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 77
    ...- Chapter 1-7 Car audio system and Air conditioning system Car audio system S Reference S Using your audio system: some basics S ... your audio system: controls and features S CD (Compact Disc) Auto changer S Anti-theft system S Car audio system operating hints Air conditioning system S Controls S Air ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 78
    ...some basics This section describes some of the basic features on Toyota audio systems. Some information may not pertain to your system. Your audio system works when the ignition key is ..., make sure it is retracted before driving your Toyota through an automatic car wash. YOUR CASSETTE...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 79
    ... disc. Then it will play from track 1 again. NOTICE Never try to disassemble or oil any part of the player unit. Do not insert anything except a compact disc into the slot. The player is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7 in.) discs only. 73
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 80
    -Using your audio system: controls and features "Type 1-1 Details of specific buttons, controls, and features are described in the alphabetical listing that follows. 74
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 81
    " Type 1-2 Details of specific buttons, controls and features are described in the alphabetical listing that follows. 75
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 82
    " Type 1-3 Details of specific buttons, controls and features are described in the alphabetical listing that follows. 76
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 83
    ... memory will be canceled out if the power source is interrupted (battery disconnected or fuse blown). Type 1-3-This system can store one AM ... 1-3 Push this button to eject a cassette. After you turn the ignition to "LOCK", you will be able to eject a cassette but you will not be able to reinsert it. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 84
    ...off according to the mode used for recording the tape. *: Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license ...same NR mode that was used to record the tape. *: Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license ...you turn the ignition to "LOCK", you will be able to eject a cassette but you will not be able...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 85
    ..." so that it pops out of its retracted position. Pull out the knob. Turn the knob to adjust the front/ rear balance. Push the knob back into ...station that was set most recently. (You can not change the radio station unless you switch out of the cassette player function.) Push "R.M" again to turn off ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 86
    ... past long stretches of blank tape. This is especially useful at the end of cassettes. Push "SKIP". SKIP" ...TAPE Push "TAPE" to switch from radio operation to cassette operation. If the audio system is off,...". In both cases, a cassette must already be loaded in the player. TREB (Treble) This knob lets ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 87
    TUNE/SEEK (type 1-1) TUNE (types 1-2 and 1-3) Tuning Your Toyota has an electronic tuning radio (ETR). Push and release the "∧" (up) or "∨" (down) side of "TUNE/SEEK" or "TUNE" to step up or down the station band. If you hear a beep, you held the button too long and the radio will go into the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 88
    " Type 2 Button display for radio/cassette tape player/compact disc player 82
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 89
    ... beep. (Eject Button) Push this button to eject a cassette. After you turn the ignition to "LOCK", you will be able to eject a cassette or disc but you will not be able to reinsert it. lAA/""l (Track down/up button) By using this button, you can skip up or down ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 90
    ... the end of the tape is reached, the player will automatically reverse sides and start playing the other side. There must be at least three seconds of ...track number currently being played. Pushing "CD" changes the display to show the length of the current program being played so ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 91
    ..., select the same NR mode that was used to record the tape. *: Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. "DOLBY" ... setting you want to change appears on the display. Adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble levels using the "BASS/...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 92
    ... the balance between the front and rear speakers. Push "TREB/FADE" so that it pops out of its retracted position. Pull out the knob. Turn the knob to adjust the front/rear balance. Push...most recently. (You cannot change the radio station unless you switch out of the cassette player function.)...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 93
    ... past long stretches of blank tape. This is especially useful at the end of cassettes. Push "SKIP". "SKIP"...TAPE Push "TAPE" to switch from radio operation to cassette operation. If the audio system is off,...". In both cases, a cassette must already be loaded in the player. TREB (Treble) This knob lets ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 94
    -CD (Compact Disc) Auto changer TUNE Tuning Your Toyota has an electronic tuning radio (ETR). Push and release the "∧" (up) or "∨" (down) side ... the compact discs into the magazine and set the magazine in the player. Inserting compact discs 1. Slide open the cover and push the eject button. 88
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 95
    2. Take out the magazine from the automatic changer. 3. While pressing the lock release button on the magazine, draw out a tray. 4. Place a disc on the tray with its label face up, and insert the tray into the slot. The magazine can store 12 discs of 12 cm (4.7 in.). The player will skip any empty...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 96
    ... each time the ignition is turned from "LOCK" to "ACC" or "ON". Also, the anti-theft light flashes ...easy to remember and keep a copy of it (not in your Toyota). 5. Insert the magazine into the automatic... is completely inoperable. Contact your Toyota dealer. Setting a security code for the first time...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 97
    2. While you are holding in the "∧" side of "TUNE", push "1". The display will read "- - -". On some modes, "B" and "Y" will also turn on. 3. Input the three-digit code. You have 10 seconds to enter each digit. For example, "209": To set the first digit: Push "1" until the digit you want appears...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 98
    ... "ACC." "SEC" should appear on the display. Choose a security code that is easy to remember and keep a copy of it (not in your Toyota). Changing the security code 1. Turn off the audio system. Turn the ignition key to "ACC". Simultaneously push and hold ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 99
    ...code should be on the display. Push "SCAN". The display will read "- - -". 5. Repeat steps 2 and 3, this time entering your new code. You can use digits "0" through "9". 6. The new three-digit code should be on the display. Push and hold in "SCAN" until the display goes dark. (At first, "SEC" will ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 100
    ... display. The audio system will be completely inoperable. At this time, the anti-theft light also comes on. If this occurs, contact your Toyota dealer. Clearing the security code 1. Turn off the audio system. Turn the ignition key to "ACC". Simultaneously push and ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 101
    ... on the display. The audio system will be completely inoperable. At this time, the anti-theft light also comes on. If this occurs, contact your Toyota dealer. 3. Input the existing three-digit code. You have 10 seconds to enter each digit....
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 102
    Reactivating a disabled audio system 1. Turn the ignition switch to "ACC". 2. While you are holding in the "∧" side of "TUNE", push "1". The display will read "- - -". On some models, "B" and "Y" will also turn on. 3. Input the existing three-digit code. You ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 103
    ... error will activate the anti-theft system and "HELP" will appear on the display. The audio system will be completely inoperable. At this time, the anti-theft light also comes on. If this occurs, contact your Toyota dealer. 97
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    ...cause many problems, including poor sound, inconsistent playing speed, and constant auto-reversing. They... get stuck or tangled in the cassette player. S Do not use a cassette if it has been damaged ... cassettes in their cases and out of direct sunlight. S Avoid using cassettes with a total playing time...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 105
    ... of a track. (To see a pin hole, hold the disc up to the light.) S Remove discs from the compact disc player when you are not listening to them. Store them ... Dry it with another soft, lintfree cloth. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or anti-static device. A new disc may ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 106
    Air conditioning system- -Controls "Type 1: Manual air conditioning controls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Fan Speed Selector Temperature Selector Air Flow Selector Air Intake Selector "A/C" Button 100
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    "Type 2: Automatic air conditioning controls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "AUTO" Button Fan Speed Selector Temperature Selector Air Flow Selector Air Intake Selector "A/C" Button 101
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    "AUTO" button (type 2 only) For automatic operation of the air conditioning, press the "AUTO" button. An indicator light will illuminate to show that the automatic operation mode has been selected. In the automatic operation mode, the air ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 109
    ... there is a problem in the air conditioning system and the air conditioning automatically shuts off. If this happens, take your vehicle to a Toyota dealer for service. Air intake selector Press the button to select the air source. 1. Recirculate-...
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    -Operating tips S To cool off your Toyota after it has been parked in the hot sun, drive with the... could fog up because of the difference in air temperature on the inside and outside of the windshield. Keep the area under the front seats clear to allow air to circulate throughout the vehicle. On cold...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 112
    ... Air intake - FRESH (outside air) Air conditioning - OFF For manual operation- Fan speed -... intake - FRESH (outside air) Air flow - WINDSHIELD Air conditioning - ON For manual operation- Fan speed... Air conditioning - ON S On humid days, do not blow cold air on the windshield-the difference between the...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 113
    -Instrument panel vents If air flow control is not satisfactory, check the instrument panel vents. The instrument panel vents may be opened or closed as shown. Side vents Lower vent 107
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    ... OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS- Chapter 1-8 Other equipment S S S S S S Clock Cigarette lighter and ashtray Glovebox Miscellany box Cup holder... is automatically set to 1:00 (one o'clock). When the instrument panel lights are turned on, the brightness of the time indication will be reduced. The digital...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 116
    ... heated, it automatically pops out ready for use. If the engine is not running, the key must be in the "ACC" position. Do not hold the cigarette lighter pressed in. Use a Toyota genuine cigarette lighter or equivalent for replacement. To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 117
    ...Cup holder (with bench front seat) To open the miscellany box, press on the knob and pull out the ...-cans fit snugly in its holes. To use the cup holder, push on the lid. ! CAUTION S Do not place anything ... vehicle during sudden braking or an accident. S Keep the cup holder shut when not in use. 111
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    ... cup holder shut when not in use. S Do not lift the armrest upright when the cup holder is pulled out. Use a floor mat of the correct size. If the floor mat has a hole, then it is designed for use with a locking clip. Fix the floor mat and locking clip into the hole in the...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 119
    Part 2 INFORMATION BEFORE DRIVING YOUR TOYOTA S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Break-in period Fuel Operation in foreign countries Three-way catalytic ... new vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline. To help prevent gas station mixups, your Toyota has a new smaller fuel tank opening. The special nozzle on ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 120
    ..., consult your Toyota dealer. However, now and then, you may notice light knocking ... driving up hills. This is no cause for concern. GASOLINES CONTAINING DETERGENT ADDITIVES Toyota recommends use of ...ALCOHOL If you use gasohol in your Toyota, be sure that it is unleaded, has an octane rating no lower ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 121
    Operation in foreign countries If you plan to drive your Toyota in another country...First, comply with the vehicle registration laws. Second,... more than 20 minutes. zAvoid racing the engine. zDo no push-start or pull-start your vehicle. zDo not turn off the ignition while the vehicle is moving. The...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 122
    ... frequently, take your vehicle in for a check-up as soon as possible. Remember, your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle and its three-... periodic inspections required by the Toyota Maintenance Schedule. For scheduled maintenance information, refer to the separate "Owner's Manual Supplement/...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 123
    ...oil function will not be impaired. Therefore, it is essential that the oil level be checked regularly. Toyota recommends ... Failure to check the oil level regularly could lead to serious engine trouble due.... For detailed information on the oil level check, see "Checking the engine oil level" in Chapter...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 124
    ... distance will be longer. Also, the brake system warning light may come on. ! CAUTION S Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls. ... is enough reserve vacuum for one or two stops-but no more! NOTICE Use only twin ground electrode spark plugs for your engine performance...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 125
    ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (with "ABS" warning light) The anti-lock brake system is designed to prevent lock-up of the wheels during ... for a few seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle is started. This means that the anti-lock brake system is in the self check mode, and does not ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 126
    ... somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible ...operate conventionally. Have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. DRUM-...driving, have the brake pads checked and replaced by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible....
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 127
    Your Toyota's identification- -Vehicle identification number -Engine number The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the ... be seen through the windshield from outside. This is the primary identification number for your Toyota. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle. The vehicle ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 128
    ...-speed capability tires best suited to highway driving under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the ...or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If... conditions, as well as for use all year round. All season tires, however, do not have ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 129
    ! CAUTION S Do not mix summer and all season tires on your vehicle as this can cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control. S Do not use tires other than the manufacturer's designated tires, and never mix tires or wheels of the sizes different from the originals. 123
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    ... in various conditions S Winter driving tips S Trailer towing S How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer, too Before starting the engine 1. Check the area around the vehicle before entering it. 2. Adjust seat position, seatback angle, ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 132
    ...fuel injection system in your engine automatically controls the proper air-fuel mixture for starting.... restart it, using the correct procedure given in normal starting. If the engine will not start-...work safely, pull to the side of the road and call a Toyota dealer for assistance. S S S NOTICE zDo...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 133
    ... you how to visually inspect the battery. Your Toyota dealer and most service stations will be pleased to check the level of charge. Make sure ...winter months may cause harder starting. If you are not sure about which oil to use, call your Toyota dealer- he will be pleased to help. Keep the door locks...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 134
    Trailer towing Use a washer fluid containing an antifreeze solution. This product is available at your Toyota dealer and most auto parts stores. Follow the... towing a tailer for commercial purposes. Ask your local Toyota dealer for further details before towing. WEIGHT LIMITS ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 135
    ...60 % of the trailer load should be in the front half of the trailer and the remaining 40 % in the rear. HITCHES S Use only a hitch which... to the rear bumper. Lubricate the hitch ball with a light coat of grease. S Toyota recommends removing the trailer hitch whenever you are not towing a trailer to ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 136
    BRAKES AND SAFETY CHAINS S Toyota recommends trailers with brakes that conform to any applicable federal and state/provincial ... your vehicle's electrical system and cause a malfunction of your lights. BREAK-IN SCHEDULE S Toyota recommends that you do not tow a trailer with a new vehicle or a vehicle ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 137
    ... vehicletrailer accidents are driver error, excessive speed and improper trailer loading. Keep these in mind when towing: S Before starting out, check operation of the lights and all vehicle-trailer connections. After driving a short distance, ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 138
    ... the engine. When restarting out after parking on a slope: 1. With the transmission in "P" position, start the engine. Be sure to keep the ...long wait and you are not in traffic, it is better to turn off the engine and start again later. S Avoid engine lug or overrevving. Use a gear position suitable ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 139
    ... faster tire wear but also puts an extra load on the engine, which, in turn, wastes fuel. S S Keep the bottom of your vehicle free ..., improper valve clearance, dirty plugs, dirty oil and grease, brakes not adjusted, etc. all lower engine performance and contribute to poor fuel economy. For longer ...
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    ...See "(c) Jump starting" for further instructions. If the light is O.K., but the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop. If the engine turns over at its normal speed but will not start-...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 142
    ... the key, wait a few minutes and try again. If the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance. (c) Jump starting To avoid serious personal injury and damage to your vehicle ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 143
    ... connecting point is shown in the following illustration: Do not connect it to or near any part that moves when the engine is cranked. NOTICE When making the connections, do not lean over the battery or accidentally let the jumper cables or clamps touch anything ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 144
    If your engine stalls while driving 5. Start your engine in the normal way. After starting, ... on your emergency flashers. 3. Try starting the engine again. If the engine will not start, see "If your vehicle will not start". If your vehicle overheats If your engine coolant temperature gauge indicates...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 145
    ...the coolant is leaking, stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer for assistance. 5. If there are no obvious leaks, check the coolant reservoir. If it... in the system. You should have it checked as soon as possible at your Toyota dealer. ! CAUTION When jacking, be sure ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 146
    ... for an emergency, you should familiarize yourself with the use of the jack, each of the tools and their ... and remove it. 2. Remove the spare tire cover. 3. Loosen the bolt and remove it. 4. Remove... the tire by repeating the above removal steps in reverse order to prevent it from flying forward during...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 147
    ... Remove the wheel ornament. Pry off the wheel ornament, using the beveled end of the wheel nut wrench as shown. ! CAUTION Do not try to pull...is jacked up. When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block from the front for the front wheels or from the rear for the rear wheels. Steel wheels...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 148
    ...a loose fit) and turn it clockwise. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, double-check that it is properly positioned. ! CAUTION Never get under the vehicle when it is supported by the jack alone. 142
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    ...-Reinstalling wheel nuts 7. Remove the wheel nuts and change tires. Lift the flat tire straight off and... the wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle the tire and press it... after the first 1600 km (1000 miles), check to see that the wheel nuts are tight. 8. Reinstall all ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 150
    ... vehicle completely and tighten the wheel nuts. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Use only the wheel nut wrench and turn it clockwise to tighten the nuts. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 151
    ...- If towing is necessary, we recommend you have it done by your Toyota dealer or a commercial tow truck service. Proper equipment will ... they are damaged, use a towing dolly. (a) Using flat bed truck Toyota recommends this as the best method for your vehicle. ! CAUTION Before driving, make sure all ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 152
    ... truck From front-Release the parking brake. From rear-Use a towing dolly under the front wheels. NOTICE Never tow from the rear with the front wheels on the ground, ...damage to the transmission. (c) Towing with sling type truck Front NOTICE Do not tow with sling type truck, either ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 153
    ... out of "P" position only while pushing the button. 4. Shift into "N" position. 5. Insert the cover. 6. Start the engine. For your safety, keep the brake pedal depressed. Be sure to have the system checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. 147
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 154
    ...are locked in the vehicle and you cannot get a duplicate, many Toyota dealers can still open the door for you, using their special tools. If you ... your safety, keep the brake pedal depressed. Be sure to have the system checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. 148
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    If you lose your wireless remote control transmitter If you lose your transmitter, you can purchase a new one at your Toyota dealer. You can use the wireless remote control system with the new transmitter. Contact your Toyota dealer for detailed information. 149
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    ... PREVENTION AND APPEARANCE CARE S Protecting your Toyota from corrosion S Washing and waxing your ... Protecting your Toyota from corrosion Toyota, through its diligent research, design and use of the most ... soon as possible. To help prevent corrosion on your Toyota, follow these guidelines: Wash your ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 158
    .... See "Washing and waxing your Toyota" for more tips. Check the condition of your vehicle's ... shields are installed be treated to resist corrosion. Your Toyota dealer will be happy to assist in supplying and ... corrode if the ventilation is poor. Washing your Toyota by hand Work in the shade and wait ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 159
    ...is safe for the paint on your vehicle. Waxing your Toyota Polishing and waxing is recommended to maintain the original beauty of your Toyota's finish. 1. Always wash and dry the vehicle before you... High temperatures could damage the bumpers. NOTICE Do not use solvent, thinner, gasoline or...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 160
    ... soft cloth in water or lukewarm water then lightly wipe off any dirt. zIf you use a liquid car... cloth. Allow the leather to dry in a ventilated shaded area. NOTICE zDo not use organic substances... solutions for cleaning the leather as these could cause discoloring. NOTICE Do not use dye or...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 161
    ... zMildew may develop on soiled leather upholstery. Be especially careful to avoid oil spots. Try to... zLong exposure to direct sunlight may cause the leather surface to harden and shrink. Keep your...have any questions about the cleaning of your Toyota, your local Toyota dealer will be pleased to answer ...
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    ..., please refer to the separate "Owner's Manual Supplement/Maintenance Schedule". Maintenance requirements Your Toyota vehicle has been designed for fewer maintenance ...system be Toyota supplied. The owner may elect to use non-Toyota supplied parts for replacement purposes without ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 164
    ... if any problems should arise with your vehicle while under warranty, your Toyota ... you are a skilled do-it-yourself mechanic, the Toyota service manuals are recommended. Please be aware that doit-... to your Toyota dealer or a qualified service shop immediately. It is recommended that any problem you ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 165
    ... See Chapter 7-2 for additional information. When checking the tires, make sure no nuts are missing, and ... below should be checked regularly, e.g. while performing periodic services, cleaning the vehicle, etc. Lights ... lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all working. Check headlight aim....
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 166
    ...any of these clues, take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. It probably needs adjustment or repair. Be on the alert for changes in performance,... A leak under the vehicle (however, water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.) S Change in exhaust...
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    Part 7 DO-IT-YOURSELF MAINTENANCE- Chapter 7-1 Introduction S Engine compartment overview S Fuse locations S Do-it-yourself service precautions S Parts and tools 161
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    Engine compartment overview 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Engine coolant reservoir Power steering fluid reservoir Engine oil filler cap Brake fluid reservoir Fuse blocks Battery Engine cooling fans Engine oil level dipstick Windshield washer and headlight cleaner fluid tank 162
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    Fuse locations Canada only 163
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    ... period may affect your warranty coverage. Read the separate Toyota Warranty statement for details and suggestions. This part gives instructions only for those items ...acid. S Do not get under your vehicle with just the body jack supporting it. Always use automotive jack stands...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 171
    ... cooling fans or radiator grille. With the ignition on, the engine cooling fan will automatically start to run if the engine coolant temperature is high and/or the air conditioning is on. S Use eye ... and acceptable manner. Do not dispose of used oil and filter in household trash, in...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 172
    ...will need on performing do-it-yourself maintenance. Remember all Toyota parts are designed in metric sizes, so your tools must be metric. Checking the engine oil... Water S Washer fluid containing antifreeze (for winter use) Tools: S Funnel Replacing light bulbs Parts: S Bulb ...
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    Part 7 DO-IT-YOURSELF MAINTENANCE- Chapter 7-2 Engine and Chassis S Checking the engine oil level S Checking the engine ... Installing snow tires and chains S Replacing wheels S Aluminum wheel precautions Checking the engine oil level ! CAUTION Be careful not to touch the hot exhaust manifold. If the ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 174
    ...30 is the best choice for your vehicle, for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather. If you use SAE 10W-30 engine oil in extremely low temperatures, the engine may become difficult to start, so SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended. ILSAC certification mark 168
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    ... pump. If you can find no leak, have your Toyota dealer test the cap pressure and check for leaks in the cooling ... system is given in Part 8. We recommend 50% solution be used for your Toyota, or a sufficient quantity to provide protection to about -35_C (-31_C). Checking brake fluid NOTICE Do not ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 176
    ...the level is low, add SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3 brake fluid to the brake reservoir....the fluid to the correct level when you put the cover back on. Use only newly opened brake fluid. Once opened, brake fluid absorbs... C30_C or 50_F85_F) if the engine has not been run for about five hours. ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 177
    ... tire pressure results in excessive wear, poor handling, reduced fuel economy, and the possibility of blowouts from overheated tires. Also,... from road hazards. If a tire frequently needs refilling, have it checked by your Toyota dealer. The following instructions for checking tire pressure should be ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 178
    ... cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control. S Do not use tires or wheels other than the manufacturer's recommended size. Toyota recommends all four tires, or at least both of the front or rear tires be replaced at a time as a set....
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 179
    ... TIRE SELECTION If you need snow tires, select the same size, construction and load capacity as the original tires on your Toyota. Do not use tires other than those mentioned above. Do not install studded tires without first checking local regulations ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 180
    ... not to damage the aluminum wheels. Use only the Toyota wheel nuts and wrench designed for ... aluminum wheels. When balancing your wheels, use only Toyota balance weights or equivalent and a... offset. Correct replacement wheels are available at your Toyota dealer. A wheel of a different size or type may...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 181
    ... and replacing fuses Adding washer fluid Replacing light bulbs Checking battery condition- -Precautions ! CAUTION BATTERY PRECAUTIONS ...explosive hydrogen gas. S Do not cause a spark from the battery with tools. S Do not smoke or light a match near the battery. The electrolyte contains poisonous and ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 182
    ... negative terminal ("-" mark) first and reinstall it last. zBe careful not to cause a short circuit with tools. zTake care no solution gets into the battery when washing it. Check the battery for corroded or loose terminal connections, cracks, or loose ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 183
    ... WHITE Condition Good Charging necessary. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer. RED NOTICE CHECKING BY THE FLUID LEVEL LINES (MAINTENANCE TYPE BATTERY ... Good Charging necessary. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer. Add distilled water* Do ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 184
    ... needing fluid. If the side of your battery is covered, check the water level by looking down ... Always charge the battery in an unconfined area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or closed room where...recharging. NOTICE Do not overfill the cells. Excess electrolyte could squirt out of the battery ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 185
    ...and keep them in your vehicle 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. If the headlights or other electrical components do not ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 186
    ... freezing point, use washer fluid containing antifreeze. This product is available at your Toyota dealer and... bulb, make sure the ignition switch and light switch are off. Use bulbs with the wattage ratings...signal lights Front side marker lights Rear turn signal lights Bulb No. 9006 9005 168 1156 194 ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 187
    -Headlights Light bulbs Stop and tail lights Back-up lights License plate lights High mounted stop light Interior light Front personal lights Rear personal lights Glovebox light Door courtesy lights Trunk light Bulb No. 1157 1156 168 921 - - - - 194 - W 27...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 188
    -Parking lights 3. Install a new bulb and the connector into the mounting hole. Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb. When aiming adjustment is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver. 182
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    -Front turn signal lights -Front side marker lights Remove the front side marker unit. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver. 183
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    -Rear turn signal, stop and tail, and back-up lights a: Rear turn signal light b: Stop and tail light c: Back-up light 184
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    -License plate lights Use a Phillips-head screwdriver. Removing cover clips Installing cover clips 185
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    -High mounted stoplight (type A) -High mounted stoplight (type B) 186
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    Part 8 SPECIFICATIONS S S S S S S Dimensions and weight Engine Fuel Service specifications Tires Fuses Dimensions and weight Overall length Overall width Overall height mm (in.) mm (in.) mm (in.) 4830 1785 1425 1440 2720 1550 1525 410 478 (190...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 196
    ... higher is recommended. Fuel tank capacity, L (gal., Imp. gal.): 70 (18.5, 15.4) Service specifications ... belt tension measured with Boroughs drive belt tension gauge No. BT-33-73F (used belt), Ibf: Generator belt... 20 ENGINE LUBRICATION Oil capacity (drain and refill), L (qt., Imp. qt.): With filter ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 197
    ... engine oil or ILSAC multigrade engine oil is recommended. Recommended oil viscosity (SAE): COOLING SYSTEM Total capacity, L (qt... V Half charged 11.9 V Discharged *: Voltage that is checked 20 minutes after the key is removed with all the lights turned off Charging Rates: Non-maintenance battery 5 A...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 198
    ... (Canada) 7. DOME 7.5 A: Interior light, personal light, vanity mirror light, door courtesy light, ignition switch light, trunk light, power door lock control, locking with wireless remote control system, theft deterrent system, automatic light control system, daytime running ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 199
    ...low beam) 20. RAD NO.1 15 A: Audio system 21. FOG 15 A: No circuit Engine compartment (Canada only) 22. DRL 5 A: Daytime running light system 23. SRS 5 ...running light system 30. TAIL 15 A: Parking lights, license plate lights, tail lights, front side marker lights 31. STOP 15 ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 200
    .... PANEL 5 A: Gauge and meter, Audio system, cigarette lighter, glovebox light, clock, electronically controlled automatic transmission system, air conditioning control system, ... heater 33. DEF I/UP 5 A: No circuit 34. CIG/RADIO 15 A: Cigarette lighter, interior lights, clock, SRS ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 201
    ...the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Toll-free: 1- 800- ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may either call ...
  • 1996 Toyota Avalon | Owners Manual - Page 202
    ... Transportation. It provides the purchasers and/ or prospective purchasers of Toyota vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading. Your Toyota dealer will help answer any questions you may have as ... tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B...



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