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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual / Maintenance and care / Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior

Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition:

If water does not bead on a clean surface, apply wax when the vehicle body is cool.

Automatic car washes

Before washing the vehicle:

Start washing from the front of the vehicle. Make sure to re-install the antenna and extend the mirrors before driving.

High pressure car washes

Notes for a smart key system (if equipped)

Aluminum wheels (if equipped)

Bumpers

Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.

Caution

When washing the vehicle

Do not apply water to the inside of the engine compartment. Doing so may cause the electrical components etc. To catch fire.

Precautions regarding the exhaust pipes

Exhaust gases cause the exhaust pipes to become quite hot.

When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipes until they have cooled sufficiently, as touching hot exhaust pipes can cause burns.

Precautions regarding the blind spot monitor (if equipped)

If the paint of the rear bumper is chipped or scratched, the system may malfunction.

If this occurs, consult your toyota dealer.

Notice

To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body and components (aluminum wheels etc.)

Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:

Cleaning the exterior lights

Antenna installation and removal precautions

Maintenance and care
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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle’s interior and keep it in top condition: Protecting the vehicle interior Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces ...

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Removal (2006/01- )
Remove front wheel Drain automatic transaxle fluid Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u140f (see page ax-147). Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u241e (see page ax-146). Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u151f (see page ax-173). Remove front axle hub nut ( ...

Cooling fan system
Parts location System diagram On-vehicle inspection Hint: It is normal for the cooling fan to sometimes rotate when the ignition switch is turned from acc to on. Check cooling fan operation at low temperatures (below 94°c (201°f)) Turn the ignition switch on with the a/c ...

Ecu malfunction
Description Inspection procedure If the power steering ecu detects these dtcs, it will shut off the motor relay circuit (built into the power steering ecu) and stop power assist. However, power assist continues if dtc c1533 is output. Reconfirm dtc Check for dtc. Ok: dtc i ...

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