Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Removal (2006/01- )

  1. Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal

Caution:

Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation.

  1. Remove front door scuff plate lh

  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 10 claws and remove the scuff plate.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front door scuff plate rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front door scuff plate rh


  1. Remove cowl side trim board lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove cowl side trim board lh


  1. Remove the cap nut.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 3 claws and remove the trim board.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove cowl side trim board rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove front door opening trim weatherstrip lh

  2. Remove front door opening trim weatherstrip rh

  3. Remove instrument cluster finish panel assembly (see page ip-4)

  4. Remove combination meter assembly (see page ip-5)

  5. Remove no. 2 Instrument cluster finish panel center (see page ip-5)

  6. Remove no. 1 Instrument cluster finish panel center (see page ip-5)

  7. Remove radio receiver (see page ip-5)

  8. Remove instrument panel register assembly center (see page ip-6)

  9. Remove glove compartment door assembly (see page ip-20)

  10. Remove front pillar garnish lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish lh


  1. W/o curtain shield airbag:
  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 2 clips.
  2. Pull the garnish in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 3 claws.

    Then remove the garnish.

  1. W/ curtain shield airbag:
  1. Pull the pillar garnish so that the base of the 2 clips labeled a detach. Then pull until the tips of the 2 clips labeled a lock in the pillar garnish's holes.
  2. Using needle-nose pliers, rotate the 2 clips labeled a 90°. Then pull the pillar garnish to release the tips of the 2 clips labeled a from the pillar garnish.
  3. Pull the pillar garnish in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 3 claws labeled b.
  4. Remove the 2 clips labeled a from the vehicle body.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish lh


  1. Using a clip remover, remove the 4 wiring harness clamps.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish lh


Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish lh


  1. W/ curtain shield airbag:
  1. Thoroughly cover the airbag with cloth or nylon of 700 mm (27.56 In.) X 120 mm (4.72 In.) And fix the ends of the cover with adhesive tape, as shown in the illustration.

Notice:

Cover the curtain shield airbag with a protective cover as soon as the front pillar garnish is removed.

  1. Remove front pillar garnish rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish rh


  1. W/o curtain shield airbag:
  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 2 clips.
  2. Pull the garnish in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 3 claws.

    Then remove the garnish.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front pillar garnish rh


  1. W/ curtain shield airbag:
  1. Pull the pillar garnish so that the base of the 2 clips labeled a detach. Then pull until the tips of the 2 clips labeled a lock in the pillar garnish's holes.
  2. Using needle-nose pliers, rotate the 2 clips labeled a 90°. Then pull the pillar garnish to release the tips of the 2 clips labeled a from the pillar garnish.
  3. Pull the pillar garnish in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 3 claws labeled b.
  4. Remove the 2 clips labeled a from the vehicle body.
  5. thoroughly cover the airbag with cloth or nylon of 700 mm (27.56 in.) x 120 mm (4.72 in.) and fix the ends of the cover with adhesive tape, as shown in the illustration.

Notice:

Cover the curtain shield airbag with a protective cover as soon as the front pillar garnish is removed.

  1. Remove instrument panel sub-assembly (see page ip-6)

Toyota RAV4. Remove instrument panel sub-assembly (see page ip-6)


  1. Remove rear door scuff plate lh

  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 9 claws.

    Hint: Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  2. Using a clip remover, detach the 2 clips and remove the garnish.
  1. remove rear door scuff plate rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove rear door opening trim weatherstrip lh

  2. Remove rear door opening trim weatherstrip rh

  3. Remove lower center pillar garnish lh

  1. Disconnect the front seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the anchor cover.
  2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove lower center pillar garnish lh


Toyota RAV4. Remove lower center pillar garnish lh


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 2 claws.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 2 clips and remove the garnish.
  1. Remove lower center pillar garnish rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove lower center pillar garnish rh


Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove center pillar garnish lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove center pillar garnish lh


  1. Remove the 2 screws.
  2. Using a clip remover, detach the clip and remove the garnish.
  1. Remove center pillar garnish rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove package tray trim pocket subassembly (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

  2. Remove tonneau cover assembly (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

  3. Remove rear floor no. 1 Board (w/o rear no.

    2 Seat)

  4. Remove deck board assembly (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

  5. Remove no. 2 Seat hinge cover lh (w/ rear no.

    2 Seat) (see page se-109)

  6. Remove no. 2 Seat hinge cover rh (w/ rear no.

    2 Seat)

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove no. 2 Seat leg cover lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat) (see page se-109)

  2. Remove no. 2 Seat leg cover rh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove rear no. 2 Seat assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat) (see page se-110)

  2. Remove rear no. 2 Seat assembly rh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove rear floor no. 3 Board

  2. Remove rear floor no. 2 Board

  3. Remove rear floor no. 1 Mat support side plate

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear floor no. 1 Mat support side plate


  1. W/o rear no. 2 Seat:
  1. Remove the 4 screws.
  2. Using a clip remover, detach the 7 clips and remove the plate.
  1. W/ rear no. 2 Seat:
  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 8 clips and remove the plate.
  1. Remove back door weatherstrip

Toyota RAV4. Remove back door weatherstrip


  1. Remove rear floor finish plate

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear floor finish plate


  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 6 clips.
  2. Detach the 6 claws and remove the finish plate.
  1. Remove rear deck trim cover lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear deck trim cover lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Remove the bolt.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the trim cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear deck trim cover rh (w/ rear no.

    2 Seat)

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove reclining remote control lever bezel lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat) (see page se-45)

  2. Remove reclining remote control lever bezel rh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat) (see page se-80)

  3. Remove tether anchor bracket subassembly (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove tether anchor bracket subassembly (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Remove the bolt and tether anchor bracket.
  1. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 1 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the anchor cover.
  2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Remove the 2 screws and 2 bolts.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 5 claws.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 4 clips and remove the trim board.
  2. Disconnect the power outlet socket connector.
  3. Remove the belt hanger.
  1. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 1 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the anchor cover.
  2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 2 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Remove the 2 screws and 2 bolts.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 5 claws.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 4 clips and remove the trim board.
  2. Disconnect the power outlet socket connector.
  3. Remove the belt hanger.
  1. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 1 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the anchor cover.
  2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Remove the 2 screws and 2 bolts.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 5 claws.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 4 clips and remove the trim board.
  2. Remove the belt hanger.
  1. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 1 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the anchor cover.
  2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.
  1. Disconnect the rear no. 2 Seat outer belt's floor anchor.
  1. Remove the bolt and disconnect the floor anchor.

Toyota RAV4. Remove deck trim side panel assembly rh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


Remove inner roof side garnish assembly lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove inner roof side garnish assembly lh (w/o rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 8 clips and remove the garnish.
  1. Remove inner roof side garnish assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)

Toyota RAV4. Remove inner roof side garnish assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


  1. Disconnect the rear no. 2 Seat outer belt's shoulder anchor.
  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 2 claws and open the seat belt anchor cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove the bolt and disconnect the shoulder anchor.
  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 8 clips and remove the garnish.

Toyota RAV4. Remove inner roof side garnish assembly lh (w/ rear no. 2 Seat)


Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove rear room partition net hook lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear room partition net hook lh


  1. Remove the 2 screws and net hook.
  1. Remove rear room partition net hook rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear room partition net hook rh


Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove visor assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove visor assembly lh


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the visor bracket cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove portion a from the visor holder.
  2. Detach the 2 claws and remove the visor.
  1. Remove visor assembly rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove visor assembly rh


Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove visor holder

Toyota RAV4. Remove visor holder


  1. Remove the visor holder by turning it counterclockwise.
  1. Remove vanity light assembly (see page li- 128)

  2. Remove map light assembly (see page li-115)

  3. Remove room light assembly (see page li-118)

  4. Remove television garnish (w/ television display) (see page av-165)

  5. Remove television display assembly (w/ television display) (see page av-165)

  6. Remove assist grip cover (for front grip)

Toyota RAV4. Remove assist grip cover (for front grip)


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the 2 assist grip covers.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove assist grip sub-assembly

Toyota RAV4. Remove assist grip sub-assembly


  1. Detach the 4 claws and remove the assist grip.
  1. Remove assist grip cover (for rear grip)

Toyota RAV4. Remove assist grip cover (for rear grip)


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the 2 assist grip covers.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear assist grip assembly

  1. Detach the 4 claws and remove the assist grip.
  1. Remove child restraint seat tether anchor cover (see page sb-77)

  2. Remove shoulder belt anchor cover rh (see page sb-64)

  3. Remove sun roof opening trim moulding

Toyota RAV4. Remove sun roof opening trim moulding


  1. Remove roof headlining assembly

Toyota RAV4. Remove roof headlining assembly


  1. Using a screwdriver, remove the wire harness clamp.
  2. Disconnect the roof wire connector.

Toyota RAV4. Remove roof headlining assembly


  1. W/o sliding roof:
  1. Using a clip remover, remove the 4 clips and headlining.
  1. W/ sliding roof:
  1. Disconnect the connector from the drive gear.
  2. Using a clip remover, remove the 2 clips and headlining.
  1. Remove no. 1 Roof headlining support

  2. Remove no. 2 Roof headlining support

  3. Remove no. 3 Roof headlining support

  4. Remove no. 4 Roof headlining support

  5. Remove no. 1 Roof wire

  1. Only when replacing the roof headlining:
  1. Remove the double-sided tape and roof wire.
  1. Remove no. 1 Roof silencer pad

  1. W/o sliding roof:
  1. Remove the 5 silencer pads.
  1. W/ sliding roof:
  1. Remove the 2 silencer pads.
  1. Remove no. 3 Roof silencer pad

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