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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Adjusting the open position of the back door (vehicles with a power back door)

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual / Operation of each component / Opening, closing and locking the doors / Back door / Adjusting the open position of the back door (vehicles with a power back door)

The open position of the power back door can be adjusted.

  1. Open the back door, and adjust it to the desired position.
  2. Press and hold the power back door switch on the back door until the buzzer sounds 4 times.

Luggage compartment light

The luggage compartment light turns on when the back door is opened with the luggage compartment light switch on.


  1. On
  2. Off

If the back door opener is inoperative

The back door can be unlocked from the inside.

  1. Remove the cover on the back door trim.

Use a cloth to prevent scratches.


  1. Push the lever for the back door motor.

If anything obstructs the power back door while it is closing/opening, the back door will automatically operate in the opposite direction or stop.

To enable the power back door to operate properly, close the back door manually.

In the event that the back door is left slightly open, the back door closer will automatically close it to the fully closed position.

While the power back door is opening automatically, applying excessive force to it will stop the opening operation to prevent the power back door from suddenly shutting.

If the back door is lowered manually when the back door is stopped at an open position, the back door will fully close automatically.

Press and hold the power back door switch on the back door until the buzzer sounds 4 times, pauses momentarily, and then sounds 2 times. The open position is initialized to the fully opened position.

Settings (e.G. Power back door opening angle) can be changed.

Caution

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Before driving

Important points while driving

Never let anyone sit in the luggage compartment. In the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.

Caution

Operating the back door

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in death or serious injury.

Caution

Back door closer (vehicles with a power back door)

Caution

Power back door (if equipped)

Observe the following precautions when operating the power back door.

Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

Caution

Jam protection function (vehicles with a power back door)

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

Notice

Back door damper stays (vehicles without a power back door)

The back door is equipped with damper stays that hold the back door in place.

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause damage to the back door damper stay, resulting in malfunction.

Back door spindles (vehicles with a power back door)

The back door is equipped with spindles that hold the back door in place.

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause damage to the back door spindle, resulting in malfunction.

Notice

To prevent back door closer malfunction (vehicles with a power back door)

Do not apply excessive force to the back door while the back door closer is operating.

To prevent damage to the power back door (if equipped)

When closing the back door
Lower the back door using the back door handle. Vehicles without a power back door Make sure to push the back door down from the outside to close it. Vehicles with a power back door ...

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