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When replacing a tubeless tire, the air valve should also be replaced with a new one.

Rotating tires


Do not include a compact spare tire when rotating is designed for temporary use only.




To equalize tire wear and help extend tire life, Toyota recommends that you rotate your tires every 12000 km (7500
miles). However, the most appropriate timing for tire rotation may vary ac- cording to your driving habits and road surface conditions. See “If you have a flat tire” in Part 4 for tire change procedure. When rotating tires, check for even wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improp- er wheel alignment, out-of-balance wheels, or severe braking.

Installing snow tires and chains WHEN TO USE SNOW TIRES OR CHAINS Snow tires or chains are recom- mended when driving on snow or ice. On wet or dry roads, conventional tires provide better traction than snow tires. SNOW TIRE SELECTION If you need snow tires, select tires of 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 for possible re- strictions. SNOW TIRE INSTALLATION Snow tires should be installed on all wheels. Installing snow tires on the front wheels only can lead to an excessive difference in road grip capability between the front and rear tires which would cause loss of vehicle control. When storing removed tires, you should store them in a cool dry place. Mark the di- rection of rotation and be sure to install them in the same direction when replac- ing.


If wheel covers are used, they will be scratched by the chain band, so remove the covers before putting on the chains.


(cid:1) Do not exceed 50 km/h (30 mph) or the chain manufacturer’s recom- mended speed limit, whichever is lower.

(cid:1) Drive carefully avoiding bumps, holes, and sharp turns, which may cause the vehicle to bounce.

(cid:1) Avoid sharp turns or

locked- wheel braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle han- dling.


Do not attempt to use a tire chain on the compact spare tire, as it may result in damage to the vehicle as well as the tire.

Replacing wheels WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR WHEELS If you have wheel damage such as bending, cracks or heavy corrosion, the wheel should be replaced. If you fail to replace damaged wheels, the tire may slip off the wheel or they may cause loss of handling control. WHEEL SELECTION When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that the wheels are replaced by ones with the same load capacity, diameter, rim width, and off- set. This must be observed on compact spare tires, too. Correct replacement wheels are available at your Toyota dealer. A wheel of a different size or type may ad- versely affect handling, wheel and bear- ing life, brake cooling, speedometer/ odometer calibration, stopping ability, headlight aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or snow chain clearance to the body and chassis.


(cid:1) Do not drive with the snow tires in-

correctly inflated.

(cid:1) Never drive over 120 km/h (75 mph)

with any type of snow tires.

TIRE CHAIN SELECTION Use the tire chains of correct size and type. Use SAE Class “S” type radial tire chains except radial cable chains or V-bar type chains. Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary according to location or type of road, so always check them be- fore installing chains. CHAIN INSTALLATION Install the chains on the front tires as tightly as possible. Do not use tire chains on the rear tires. Retighten chains after driving 0.51.0 km (1/41/2 mile). When installing chains on your tires, care- fully follow the instructions of the chain manufacturer. 194

Replacement with used wheels is not rec- ommended as they may have been sub- jected to rough treatment or high mileage and could fail without warning. Also, bent wheels which have been straightened may have structural damage and there- fore should not be used. Never use an in- ner tube in a leaking wheel which is de- signed for a tubeless tire.

Aluminum wheel precautions (cid:1) After driving your vehicle the first 1600
km (1000 miles), check that the wheel nuts are tight. If you have rotated, repaired, or changed your tires, check that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1600 km (1000 miles).


(cid:1) When using tire chains, be careful not

to damage the aluminum wheels.

(cid:1) Use only the Toyota wheel nuts and wrench designed for your aluminum wheels.

(cid:1) When balancing your wheels, use only Toyota balance weights or equivalent and a plastic or rubber hammer.

(cid:1) As with any wheel, periodically check your aluminum wheels for damage. If damaged, replace immediately.


Part 7

Chapter 7-3
Electrical components (cid:1) Checking battery condition (cid:1) Battery recharging precautions (cid:1) Checking and replacing fuses (cid:1) Adding washer fluid (cid:1) Replacing light bulbs

Checking battery condition— —Precautions


BATTERY PRECAUTIONS The battery produces flammable and explosive hydrogen gas. (cid:1) Do not cause a spark from the bat-

(cid:1) Do not smoke or light a match near

tery with tools.

the battery.

The electrolyte contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid. (cid:1) Avoid contact with eyes, skin or


(cid:1) Never ingest electrolyte. (cid:1) Wear protective safety glasses

when working near the battery.

(cid:1) Keep children away from the bat-


(cid:1) If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contact area. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.

(cid:1) If electrolyte gets on your clothes, there is a possibility of its soaking through to your skin, so immedi- ately take off the exposed clothing and follow the procedure above, if necessary.

(cid:1) If you happen to swallow electro- lyte, drink a large quantity of water or milk. Follow with milk of mag- nesia, beaten raw egg or vegetable oil. Then go immediately for emer- gency help.

EMERGENCY MEASURES (cid:1) If electrolyte gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately and get immediate medical attention. If possible, con- tinue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while en route to the medi- cal office.



(cid:2)Be sure the engine and all acces- sories are off before performing maintenance.

(cid:2)When checking the battery, re- move the ground cable from the negative terminal (“-” mark) first and reinstall it last.

(cid:2)Be careful not to cause a short cir-

cuit with tools.

(cid:2)Take care no solution gets into the

battery when washing it.

—Checking battery fluid There are two types of batteries: Main- tenance type and non-maintenance type. A non-maintenance battery has “MAIN- TENANCE FREE BATTERY” on its top. A maintenance type battery does not have such indication. Maintenance type battery— Check the fluid condition by the fluid level lines on the side of the battery. Or if the battery has a hydrometer on its top, you can also check the hydrometer. Non-maintenance battery— Check the battery condition by hydrometer on the top of the battery.


—Checking battery exterior

Check the battery for corroded or loose terminal connections, cracks, or loose hold-down clamp. a.

If the battery is corroded, wash it off with a solution of warm water and bak- ing soda. Coat the outside of the termi- nals with grease to prevent further cor- rosion. If the terminal connections are loose, tighten their clamp nuts–but do not overtighten.


c. Tighten the hold-down clamp only enough to keep the battery firmly in place. Overtightening may damage the battery case.


Non-maintenance battery

Hydrometer color

Type A


Type B




Condition Condition


Charging necessary. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer.





Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer.

CHECKING BY THE FLUID LEVEL LINES (MAINTENANCE TYPE BAT- TERY ONLY) The fluid (electrolyte) level must be be- tween the upper and lower lines. When checking the fluid level, look at all six cells, not just one or two. If the level is lower than the lower line, add distilled water. (See “ADDING DIS- TILLED WATER”.)

CHECKING BY THE HYDROMETER Check the battery condition by the hydrometer color. Maintenance type battery

Hydrometer color

Type A


Type B




Condition Condition


Charging necessary. Have battery checked by your Toyota dealer.


Do not refill the battery with water.




Add distilled water*




Do not overfill the cells. Excess electrolyte could squirt out of the battery during heavy charging, causing corrosion or damage.

Battery recharging precautions During recharging, the battery is pro- ducing hydrogen gas. Therefore, before recharging: 1. Maintenance type batteries—Remove


the vent plugs. If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable.

ADDING DISTILLED WATER (MAINTE- NANCE TYPE BATTERY ONLY) 1. Remove the vent plugs. 2. Add distilled water to cells needing

fluid. If the side of your battery is covered, check the water level by looking down directly above the cell as illustrated above.

3. Retighten the vent plugs securely.


3. Be sure the power switch on the re- charger is off when connecting the charger cables to the battery and when disconnecting them.


(cid:1) Always charge the battery in an unconfined area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.

(cid:1) Non-maintenance batteries: Only do a slow charge (5A or less). Charging at a quicker rate is dan- gerous. The battery may explode, causing personal injuries. Maintenance type batteries: Be sure to remove the vent plugs be- fore recharging.

Checking and replacing fuses


Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.

If the headlights or other electrical components do not work, check the fuses. If any of the fuses are blown, they must be replaced. See “Fuse locations” in Chapter 7-1 for locations of the fuses. Turn the ignition switch and inopera- tive component off. Pull a suspected fuse straight out and check it. Determine which fuse may be causing the problem. The lid of the fuse box shows the name of the circuit for each fuse. See Part 8 of this manual for the functions con- trolled by each circuit.


If the new fuse immediately blows out, there is a problem with the electrical sys- tem. Have your Toyota dealer correct it as soon as possible.


Never use a fuse with a higher am- perage rating, or any other object, in place of a fuse. This may cause extensive damage and possibly a fire.

Adding washer fluid If any washer does not work or low windshield washer fluid level warning light comes on, the washer tank may be empty. Add washer fluid. You may use plain water as washer fluid. However, in cold areas where tempera- tures range below freezing point, use washer fluid containing antifreeze. This product is available at your Toyota dealer and most auto parts stores. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how much to mix with water.


Do not use engine antifreeze or any other substitute because ti may damage your vehicle’s paint.

Type A fuses can be pulled out by using the pull-out tool. The location of the pull- out tool is shown in the illustration. If you are not sure whether the fuse has blown, try replacing the suspected fuse with one that you know is good. If the fuse has blown, push a new fuse into the clip. Only install a fuse with the amperage rat- ing designated on the fuse box lid. If you do not have a spare fuse, in an emergency you can pull out the “MIR HTR”, “DOME” or “A/C” fuse, which may be dispensable for normal driving, and use it if its amperage rating is the same. If you cannot use one of the same amper- age, use one that is lower, but as close as possible to the rating. If the amperage is lower than that specified, the fuse might blow out again but this does not indicate anything wrong. Be sure to get the correct fuse as soon as possible and return the substitute to its original clip. It is a good idea to purchase a set of spare fuses and keep them in your vehicle for emergencies.


Replacing light bulbs— The following illustrations show how to gain access to the bulbs. When replacing a bulb, make sure the ignition switch and light switch are off. Use bulbs with the wattage ratings given in the table.


Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and require special handling. They can burst or shatter if scratched or dropped. Hold a bulb only by its plastic or metal case. Do not touch the glass part of a bulb with bare hands.


Only use a bulb of the listed type.



Stop and tail lights



Light bulbs


Parking and front side marker and front turn signal lights

Rear side marker lights

Rear turn marker lights

Bulb No.







Tail light

Back-up lights

Licenses plate light

High mounted stop light

Personal light

Interior light

Vanity lights

Glovebox light

Trunk light A: HB1 halogen bulbs B: Single end bulbs C: Wedge base bulbs D: Double end bulbs












1. Open the hood. Unplug the con-

nector. Remove the rubber cover.

If the connector is tight, wiggle it.


—Parking, front side marker and front turn signal lights

2. Release the bulb retaining spring and remove the bulb. Install a new bulb and the bulb retaining spring. To install a bulb, align the tabs of the bulb with the cutouts of the mounting hole.


Install the rubber cover with the “TOP” mark upward, and snuggle on the boss. Insert the connector. Then install the plastic cover.

Make sure the rubber cover fits snugly on the connector and the headlight body. Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb. When aiming adjustment is nec- essary, contact your Toyota dealer.

Use a flat-bladed screwdriver.


—Rear side marker, rear turn signal, stop and tail lights


Removing cover clips

Installing cover clips

—Back-up and tail lights (type A)

a: Rear side marker light b: Rear turn signal light c: Stop and tail light

a: Back-up light b: Tail light


—Back-up and tail lights (type B)

Use a flat-bladed screwdriver.

Removing the cover clips

Installing the cover clips

a: Back-up light b: Tail light


—License plate lights

Use a phillips-head screw driver

Removing the cover clips


Installing the cover clips

—High mounted stoplight


Part 8
SPECIFICATIONS (cid:2) Dimensions and weight (cid:2) Engine (cid:2) Fuel (cid:2) Service specifications (cid:2) Tires (cid:2) Fuses

Dimensions and weight

P195/70R 14 tire

Overall length 4783 (188.3) Overall width 1780 (70.1) Overall height 1416 (55.7)*(cid:1) 2670 (105.1) Wheelbase 1547 (61.0) Front tread Rear tread 1520 (59.8)

Vehicle capacity weight (occupants + luggage)

kg(lb): 410 (900)

*1: Unladen vehicle

mm (in.) P205/65R 15 tire 4783 (188.3) 1780 (70.1) 1419 (55.9)*(cid:1) 2670 (105.1) 1547 (61.0) 1520 (59.8)


Engine Model:

5S-FE and 1MZ-FE


5S-FE engine

4 cylinder in line, 4 cycle, gasoline

1MZ-FE engine

6 cylinder V type 4 cycle, gasoline

Bore and stroke, mm (in.):

5S-FE engine

87.0 X 91.0 (3.43 X 3.58)

1MZ-FE engine

87.5 X 83.0 (3.44 X 3.27)

Displacement, cm3 (cu. in):

5S-FE engine 2164(132.0)

1MZ-FE engine



Fuel Fuel type:

5S-FE engine

Unleaded gasoline, Research Oc- tane Number 91 (Octane Rating 87) or higher

1MZ-FE engine

Unleaded gasoline, Research Oc- tane Number 91 (Octane Rating 87) or higher. For improved vehicle performance, the use of premium unleaded gaso- line with a Research Octane Number of 96 (Octane Rating 91) or higher is recommended.

Fuel tank capacity, L (gal., Imp. gal.):

70(18.5, 15.4)

Service specifications ENGINE Valve clearance (engine cold), mm (in.)

5S-FE engine

0.190.29 (0.0070.011) Intake Exhaust 0.280.38 (0.0110.015)

1MZ-FE engine

Intake 0.150.25 (0.0060.010) Exhaust 0.250.35 (0.0100.014)

Spark plug type:



Spark plug gap, mm (in.):

1.1 (0.043)

Drive belt tension measured with Bor- oughs drive belt tension gauge No. BT-33-73F (used belt), Ibf:

5S-FE engine

With air conditioning

130 ± 10
Generator belt Power steering pump belt 80 ± 20
Without air conditioning

95 ± 20
Generator belt Power steering pump belt 80 ± 20
115 ± 20

1MZ-FE engine

ENGINE LUBRICATION Oil capacity (drain and refill), L (qt., Imp. qt.):

5S-FE engine

With filter Without filter 1MZ-FE engine

With filter Without filter

Oil grade:

3.6 (3.8, 3.2) 3.4 (3.6, 3.0)

4.7 (5.0, 4.1) 4.5 (4.8, 4.0)

API SH, “Energy-Conserving II” multi- grade engine oil or ILSAC multigrade engine oil is recommended.

Recommended oil viscosity (SAE):

COOLING SYSTEM Total capacity, L (qt., Imp.):

5S-FE engine 1MZ-FE engine

Coolant type:

6.9 (7.3, 6.1) 9.1 (9.6, 8.4)

With ethylene-glycol antifreeze (Do not use alcohol type.)

BATTERY Open voltage* at 20 (cid:3)C (68 (cid:3)F):

12.7 V Fully charged 12.3 V Half charged 11.9 V Discharged

*: Voltage that is checked 20 minutes af- ter the key is removed with all the lights turned off

Charging rates:

5 A max.

Temperature range anticipated before next oil change.


CLUTCH Pedal freeplay, mm (in.): 515 (0.20.6) Fluid type:

SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3

MANUAL TRANSAXLE Oil capacity, L (qt., Imp. qt.):

5S-FE engine 1MZ-FE engine

Oil type:

2.6 (2.7, 2.3) 4.2 (4.9, 4.0)

Multipurpose gear oil API GL-4 or GL-5

Recommended oil viscosity:

SAE 75W-90

AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE Automatic transmission

Fluid capacity (drain and refill), L (qt., Imp. qt.):

5S-FE engine Up to 2.5 (2.6, 2.2) 1MZ-FE engineUp to 3.5 (3.7, 3.1)

Fluid type: Automatic transmission fluid D-II or DEXRONIII (DEXRONII)


STEERING Wheel freeplay:

Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.)

Power steering fluid type: Automatic RON II or III


fluid DEX-


Fluid capacity, L (qt., Imp. qt.):

5S-FE engine 1MZ-FE engine

1.6 (1.7, 1.4) 0.85 (0.9, 0.7)

Fluid type: Automatic transmission fluid D-II or DEXRONIII (DEXRONII)

BRAKES Minimum pedal clearance when de- pressed with the pressure of 490 N (50
kgf, 110 lbf) with the engine running, mm (in.):

70 (2.8)

Pedal freeplay, mm (in.):

16 (0.040.24)

Pad wear limit, mm (in.):

1.0 (0.04)

Lining wear limit, mm (in.):

1.0 (0.04)

Parking brake adjustment when pulled with the force of 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf):

69 clicks

Fluid type:

SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3


Tires Normal driving

kPa (kgf/cm2 or bar, psi)

For all loads including full rated loads For all loads including full rated loads

For reduced loads (1 to 4 passengers) For reduced loads (1 to 4 passengers)

Tire size

P195/70R14 90S P195/70R14 90S

P205/65R15 92S P205/65R15 92S


210 (2.1, 30) 210 (2 1 30) 215/70R 16 99
215/70R 16 99


210 (2.1, 30) 210 (2.1, 30)

220 (2 2 32) 220 (2.2, 32)


210 (2.1, 30) 210 (2.1, 30)

200 (2 0 29) 200 (2.0, 29)


Wheel size

210 (2.1, 30) 210 (2.1, 30)

14 x 5.5JJ 14 x 5.5JJ

200 (2 0 29) 200 (2.0, 29)

15 x 6JJ 15 x 6JJ

Trailer towing

Tire size

P195/70R14 90S P205/65R15 92H


210 (2.1, 30) 220 (2.2, 32)

kPa (kgf/cm2 or bar, psi) Rear

210 (2.1, 30) 220 (2.2, 32)

When driving under the above vehicle load conditions at sustained high speeds abve 160 km/h (100 mph), in countries where such speeds are permitted by-law, inflate the front and rear tires to 240 kPa (2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar, 35 psi) provided that it does not exceed the maxium cold tire pressure molded on the tire sidewall. Wheel nut torque, N⋅m (kgfm, ft⋅lbf): 104 (10.5, 77)



Engine compartment


Engine compartment (Canada) Fuses (type A) 1. A/C 10 A: Air conditioning system 2. 10 A: Spare fuse 3. 15 A: Spare fuse 4. 30 A: Spare fuse 5. ALT-S 5 A: Charging system 6. HEAD (RH-HI) 15 A: Right-hand


7. EFI 15 A: Multiport fuel injection sys- tem/sequential multiport fuel injection system

8. HORN 10 A: Horn, theft deterrent sys-


Engine compartment 9. HAZ 10 A: Emergency flasher 10.AM2 30 A: Gauge and meter, SRS air- bag system, Multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injec- tion system, “IGN” and “ST” fuses

11.TEL 5 A: No circuit 12.HEAD (LH-HI) 15 A: Left-hand head-


13.RAD NO.1 20 A: Audio system

18.HEAD (RH-LO) 10 A: Right-hand


19.SEAT-HEA TER 20 A: No circuit 20.HEATER 10 A: Air conditioning sys- tem, rear window defogger, starting system

21.GAUGE 10 A: Gauges and meters, back-up lights, cruise control system, charging system, traction control sys- tem, daytime running light system, power windows, service reminder indi- cators and warning buzzers

22.WIPER 20 A: Windshield wipers and


23.MIRROR-HEA TER 10A: Outside

rear view mirror defogger

24.ECU-IG 15 A: Cruise control system, anti-lock brake system, power anten- na, SRS airbag system, theft deterrent system, shift lock control system, trac- tion control system, daytime running light system, locking with wireless re- mote control system, multiport fuel in- jection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system

Instrument panel 14.DOME 7.5 A: Theft deterrent system, daytime running light system, clock, locking with wireless remote control system, ignition switch light, personal light, trunk light, electric moon roof lamp, interior light, vanity mirror light, door courtesy light, power door lock system

15.ECU-B 7.5 A: Cruise control system, anti-lock brake system, SRS airbag system

16.DRL NO. 2 5 A (vehicles sold in Can-

ada): Daytime running light system

17.HEAD (LH-LO) 10 A: Left-hand


25.IGN 5A: Gauges and meters, charging system, SRS airbag system, multiport fuel injection system/sequential multi- port fuel injection system

26.STOP 15 A: Stop lights, cruise control system, high-mounted stoplight, anti- lock brake system, shift lock control system, multiport fuel injection sys- tem/sequential multiport fuel injection system

17.TAIL 10 A: Parking lights, license plate lights, tail lights, front side mark- er lights, daytime running light system, multiport injection system/se- quential multiport fuel injection system 28.POWER-OUTLET 15 A: Power outlet 29.OBD 7.5 A: On-board diagnosis sys-




30.FOG 15 A: No circuit 31.STARTER 5 A: Gauges and meters, multiport injection system/se- quential multiport fuel injection system 32.DOOR 25 A: Power door lock system, theft deterrent system, fuel filler door control system


42.PWR 30 A: Power window control sys-

tem, power seat, electric moon roof

43.AM1 40 A: Head lamp cleaner Fuses (type C) 44.ALT 100 A: “RDI FAN”, “CDS” fuses 45.ABS 60 A: Anti-lock brake system

33.PANEL 7.5 A: Gauge and meter, au- dio system, cigarette lighter, glove box light, clock, instrument panel light con- trol, service reminder indicators, air conditioning control panel lights, ash- tray light, emergency flasher, seat heater control system, daytime run- ning light system, rear window defog- ger, electronically controlled automat- ic transmission system

34.TURN 7.5 A: Emergency flasher 35.RAD-NO. 7 7.5 A: Audio system,


36.CIG 15 A: Cigarette lighter, shift lock control system, power rear view mirror controls, theft deterrent system, pow- er door lock system, SRS airbag sys- tem, outside rear view mirror defogger, air conditioning system

Fuses (type B) 37.CDS 30 A: Electric cooling fans 38.RADI FAN 30 A: Electric cooling fans 39.MAIN 40 A: “HEAD (RH-HI)”, ”head

(rh-lo)” FUSES

40.HTR 50 A: “AM1”, “A/C” fuses 41.DEF 40 A: Rear window defogger


Part 9

U.S. owners

(cid:1) Uniform tire quality grading

Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the Na- tional Highway Traffic Safety Ad- ministration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Toll-free: 1-800-331-4331). If NHTSA receives similar com- plaints, it may open a investiga- tion, and if it finds that a safety de- fect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA can- not become involved in individual problems between you, your deal- er, or Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline tollfree at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123
in Washington D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA. U.S. Department of Transportation. Washington D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.


Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established for a tire that is proper- ly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive load- ing, wither separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.

Uniform tire quality grading This information has been prepared in ac- cordance with regulations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis- tration of the U.S. Department of Trans- portation. 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 you read this information. DOT quality grades—All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. These quality grades are molded on the sidewall. Treadwear—The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under con- trolled conditions on a specified govern- ment test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1-1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.


Traction A, B, C—The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are A, B, and C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified govern- ment test surfaces of asphalt and con- crete. A tire marked C may have poor trac- tion performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction. Temperature A, B, C—The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, rep- resenting the tire’s resistance to the gen- eration of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled condi- tions on a specific indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire life, and ex- cessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Mo- tor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.


Welcome to the growing group of value-conscious people who drive Toyotas. We are proud of the advanced engineering and quality construction of each vehicle we build. This Owner’s Manual explains the features of your new Toyota. Please read it and follow the instructions carefully so that you can enjoy many years of safe motoring. When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. He will provide quality mainte- nance and any other assistance you may require. Please leave this Owner’s Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need this information also. All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of Toyota’s policy of continual product improve- ment, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed in your vehicle.


(cid:1) 1997 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.

New vehicle warranty

Your new vehicle is covered by the following Toyota limited warranties: (cid:2) New vehicle warranty (cid:2) Emission control systems warranty (cid:2) Others

For further information, please refer to the separate “Owner’s Guide”, “Owner’s Manual Supplement” or “Warranty Booklet”.

Your responsiblity for maintenance

It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the specified maintenance is performed. Part 6 gives de- tails of these maintenance requirements. Also in- cluded in Part 6 is general maintenance. For sched- uled maintenance information, please refer to the separate “Owner’s Manual Supplement/Mainte- nance Schedule”.

Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota

A wide variety of non genuine spare parts and acces- sories for Toyota vehicles are currently available in the market. You should know that Toyota does not warrant these products and is not responsible either for their performance, repair or replacement, or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your Toyota vehicle.

This vehicle should not be modified with non genuine Toyota products. Modification with non genuine Toyo- ta products could affect its performance, safety or du- rability, and may even violate governmental regula- tions. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

Scrapping of your Toyota

The SRS airbag devices in your Toyota contains ex- plosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbag left as it is, it may cause an accident such as a fire. Be sure to have the SRS airbag system re- moved and disposed of by a qualified service shop or by your Toyota dealer before you dispose of your ve- hicle.

Spark ignition system of your


The spark ignition system of your Toyota meets all re- quirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard.

Installation of a mobile two-way radio system

As the installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as multiport fuel injection systems/sequential multi- port fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti- lock brake system and SRS airbag system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installa- tion.

Quick index (cid:1) If a service reminder indicator or warning buzzer comes on (cid:1) If your vehicle will not start (cid:1) If your engine stalls while driving (cid:1) If your vehicle overheats (cid:1) If you have a flat tire (cid:1) If your vehicle needs to be towed (cid:1) Tips for driving during break- in period (cid:1) How to start the engine (cid:1) General maintenance (cid:1) Complete index Gas station information Fuel type:

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5S- FE engine: UNLEADED gasoline, Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. 1MZ- FE engine: UNLEADED gasoline, Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane

Number 91) or higher.

For improved vehicle performance, the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating of 91 (Research Octane Number 96) or higher is recommended. See page 129 for detailed information.

Fuel tank capacity: 70 L (18.5 gal., 15.4 lmp. gal.) Engine oil:

API SH, ’’Energy- Conserving II’’ or ILSAC multigrade engine oil is recommended. See page 188 for detailed information.

Automatic transmission fluid:

Automatic transmission fluid D- II or DEXRON Tire information: See pages 191 through 195. Tire pressure: See page 215.




Publication No. OM33466UU Part No. 01999-33466
Printed in Japan 11- 9711- 04

Part 1

Chapter 1-1
Overview of instruments and controls

(cid:1) Instrument panel overview (cid:1) Instrument cluster overview (cid:1) Indicator symbols on the

instrument panel

Instrument panel overview

1. Rear view mirror remote control


Instrument cluster

2. Side defroster outlet 3. Side vent 4. 5. Center vents 6. Glovebox 7. Electric moon roof switch and

personal light

8. Garage door opener box or

miscellany box

9. Power window switches 10. Power door lock switch 11. Cup holders 12. Cup holder or rear ashtray 13. Parking brake lever 14. Automatic transmission selector

lever or manual transmission gear shift lever

15. Miscellany box 16. Hood lock release lever

1. Power rear view mirror control


2. Headlight and turn signal switch 3. Wiper and washer switches 4. Clock 5. Emergency flasher switch 6. Car audio 7. Rear window and outside rear view

mirror defoggers switch 8. Air conditioning controls 9. Front ashtray 10. Power outlet 11. Cigarette lighter 12. 13. Cruise control switch 14. Tilt steering lock release lever 15. Traction control system off switch 16. Instrument panel light control knob

Ignition switch

Instrument cluster overview

1. Engine coolant temperature gauge 2. Service reminder indicators or

indicator lights

3. Fuel gauge

4. Speedometer 5. Odometer and two trip meters 6. Theft deterrent system indicator


7. Tachometer 8. Trip meter reset knob 9. Low fuel level warning light

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

Malfunction indicator lamp*1

Low oil pressure warning light*1

Open door warning light*1

Rear light failure warning light*1

SRS airbag warning light*1

Low windshield washer warning light*1


Traction control system off indicator/warning light *1

Automatic transmission indicator light.

Turn signal indicator lights.

Slip indicator light.

Headlight high beam indicator light

Overdrive-of f indicator lighrt.

Cruise control indicator light*2

*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.

Part 1


Chapter 1-2
Keys and Doors

(cid:1) Keys (cid:1) Side doors (cid:1) Power windows (cid:1) Trunk lid (cid:1) Hood (cid:1) Theft deterrent system (cid:1) Fuel tank cap (cid:1) Electric moon roof

Your vehicle is supplied with two kinds of key. 1. Master key- This key works in every


2. Subkey- This key will not work in the


To protect things locked in the glovebox when you have your vehicle parked, leave the subkey with the attendant. Since the side doors and back door can be locked without a key, you should always carry a spare key in case you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

KEY NUMBER PLATE Your key number is shown on the plate. Keep the plate in a safe place such as your wallet, not in the vehicle. If you should lose your keys of if you need additional keys, duplicates can be made by a Toyota dealer using the key number. You should also put a copy of the key number with your important papers.

Side doors

LOCKING AND UNLOCKING WITH KEY Insert the key into the keyhole and turn it. To lock: Turn the key forward. To unlock: Turn the key backward. Vehicles with power door lock sys- tem—All doors lock and unlock simulta- neously with either front door. In the driv- er’s door lock, turning the key once will unlock the driver’s door and twice in suc- cession will unlock all the side doors and back door simultaneously.

Driver’s side

LOCKING AND UNLOCKING WITH IN- SIDE LOCK BUTTON Move the lock button. To lock: Push the button downward. To unlock: Pull the button upward. Closing the door with the lock button pushed in will also lock the door. Be care- ful not to lock your keys in the vehicle. Vehicles with power door lock system— The door cannot be locked if you leave the key in the ignition switch.

Passenger’s side

LOCKING AND UNLOCKING WITH POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Push the switch. To lock: Push the switch on the front side. To unlock: Push the switch on the rear side All the doors lock or unlock simultaneous- ly.

REAR DOOR CHILD-PROTECTORS Move the lock lever to the “LOCK” position as shown on the label. This feature allows you to lock a rear door so it can be opened from the outside only, not from inside. We recommend using this feature whenever small children are in the vehicle.


Before driving, be sure that the doors are closed and locked, espe- cially when small children are in the vehicle. Along with the proper use of seat belts, locking the doors helps prevent the driver and passengers from being thrown out from the ve- hicle during an accident. It also helps prevent the doors from being opened unintentionally.

You have 30 seconds to open a door after using the wireless remote unlock feature. If a door is not opened by then, all the doors will be automatically locked again. If the “LOCK” or “UNLOCK” switch is kept pressed in, the locking or unlocking opeartion is not repeated. Release the button and then push again.

—Wireless remote control

Locking operation

Unlocking operations


Your vehicle has a wireless remote control system that can lock or unlock all the doors, or sound an alarm of the theft deterrent system from a distance within approximately 1 m (3 ft.) of the vehicle. LOCKING AND UNLOCKING THE DOORS To lock and unlock all the doors, push the switches of the transmitter slowly and surely. To lock: Push the ”LOCK” switch. All the doors are locked simultaneously. At this time, parking lights, side marker lights and tail lights flash. Check to see that the doors are securely locked. If any of the doors is not securely closed, or if the key is in the ignition switch, locking cannot be performed by the “LOCK” switch. To unlock: Push the “UNLOCK” switch once to unlock the driver’s door alone. Pushing the switch twice within 3 seconds unlocks all the doors simultaneously. At this time, parking lights, side marker lights and tail lights flash twice.

cut will be kept on until the “PANIC” mode is cancelled. To cancel the “PANIC” mode, unlock any door with the key or tranmitter or turn the ignition key from the “LOCK” to “ACC” position. The “PANIC” mode does not work when the key is inserted in the ignition switch. WIRELESS CONTROL TRANSMITTER The wireless remote control transmitter is an electronic component. Observe the fol- lowing instructions in order not to cause damage on the transmitter. (cid:1) Do not leave the transmitter on the places where the temperature becomes high such as on the dashboard.


(cid:1) Do not disaassemble it. (cid:1) Avoid knocking it hard against other ob-

jects or dropping it.

(cid:1) Avoid putting it in water. You can use up to 2 wireless remote con- trol transmitters for the same vehicle. Contact your Toyota dealer for detailed in- formation. If the wireless remote control transmitter doew not actualte the doors or alarm, or operate from a normal distance:

(cid:1) Check for closeness to a radio transmit- ter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfer with normal operation of the transmitter.

(cid:1) The batteries may have been con- sumed. Check the batteries in the trans- mitter. To replace the batteries, see “Re- placing transmitter batteries.”

Replacing transmitter batteries The expected lift of your transmitter bat- teries is about one year. For replacement, use DURACELL DL2016 or equivalent. a. Using a screwdriver, separate the two halves of the transmitter with the transmit- ter buttons facing down. b. Remove and replace the transmitter batteries.If yout touch a new battery with your fingers, clean it with rubbing alcohol. Skin oils may shorten the batteries’ life. c. Reassemble the transmitter case. Make sure the gasket is properly installed .After replaceing batteries, check that the transmitter operates properly. If the trans- mitter still does not operate properly, con- tact your Toyota dealer.


“PANIC” SWITCH Pushing the “PANIC” switch for 2 sec- onds blows the horn intermittently and flashes the headlights, tail lights and other exterior lights. The engine cannot be started because the starter circuit will be cut. The “PANIC” switch is used to deter the vehicle theft when you witness anyone at- tempting to brake into or damage your ve- hicle. The alarm will last for one minute. To stops this in the midway, push the “PAN- IC” switch once again. The starter circuit

If you lose your transmitter, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of theft, or an accident.

MODEL/FCC ID: GQ43VT7T ISC: 1470 K1361
MADE IN U.S.A. This complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harm- ful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference re- cieved, including interference that may caused undesired operation.


Power windows

Automatic operation (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.

The windows can be operated with the switch on each door. The power windows work when the igni- tion switch is in the “ON” position. Howev- er, if both doors are closed, they work for 45 seconds even after the ignition switch is turned off. They stop working when ei- ther door is opened. OPERATING THE DRIVER’S WINDOW Use the switch on the driver’s door. Normal operation: The window moves as long as you hold the switch. To open: Lightly push down the switch. To close: Pull up the switch.

OPERATING THE PASSENGERS’ WIN- DOWS Use the switch on each passengers’ door or the switches on the dirver’s door that control each passengers’ window. The windows move as long as you hold the switch. To open: Push down the switch. To close: Pull up the switch. If you push in the window lock button on the driver’s door, the passenger’s win- dows cannot be operated.


To avoid serious personal injury, you must do the following. (cid:1) Always make sure the head, hands and other parts of the body of all oc- cupants are kept completely inside the vehicle before you close the power windows. If someone’s neck, head or hands gets caught in a closing window, it could result in a serious injury. When anyone closes the power windows, be sure that they operate the windows safe- ly.

(cid:1) When small children are in the ve- hicle, never let them use the power window switches without supervi- sion. Use the “WINDOW LOCK” button to prevent them from mak- ing unexpected use of the switches.

(cid:1) Never leave small children alone in the vehicle, especially with the igni- tion key still inserted. They could use the power window switches and get trapped in a window. Unat- tended children can become in- volved in serious accidents.


Trunk lid—

—Lock release lever


Keep the trunk lid closed while driv- ing. This not only keeps the luggage from being thrown out but also pre- vents exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.

To open the trunk lid from the driver’s seat, pull up on the lock release lever.

To open the trunk lid from the outside, insert the master key and turn it clock- wise.. See “Luggage stowage precautions” in Part 2 for precautions to observe in load- ing luggage. To close the trunk lid, lower it and press down on it. After closing the trunk lid, try pulling it up to make sure it is securely closed.—Lock release leverTo open the trunk lid from the driver’s seat, pull up on the lock release lever.


—Luggage security system


This system deactivates the lock re- lease lever so that things locked in the trunk can be protected. 1. Push down the security lock levers

to lock the rear seatbacks.

On vehicles with built-in child restraing, only the left seatback has a lock lever and can be lowered. The right seatback can- not be folded down. After locking the rear seatbacks, try fold- ing them down to make sure they are se- curely locked, otherwise someone could get into the trunk by folding down a rear seat.

2. After closing the trunk lid, insert the master key and turn it counter- clockwise to deactivate the lock re- lease lever.

After closing the trunk lid, try pulling it up to make sure it is securely locked.

To open the hood, do the following. 1. Pull the hood lock release lever.

The hood will spring up slightly.


Before driving, be sure that the hood is securely locked. Otherwise, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving and an accident may occur.


Theft deterrent system—


In front of the vehicle, pull up on the auxiliary catch lever and lift the hood.

3. Hold the hood open by inserting

the support rod into the slot.

Before closing the hood, check to see that you have not forgotten any tools, rags, etc. and return the support rod to its clip- this prevents rattles. Then lower the hood until make sure it locks into place. If nec- essary, press down gently on front edge to lock it.


After inserting the support rod into the slot, make sure the rod supports the hood securely.

To deter the vehicle theft, the system is designed to give an alarm and keep the engine from being started if any of the doors, trunk or hood is forcibly un- locked or the battery terminal is dis- connected and then reconnected when the vehicle is locked. The alarm blows the horn intermittently and flashes the headlights, tail lights and other exterior lights. The engine cannot be started because the starter circuit will be cut.


As the doors are locked, the syste, will give you a preparation time of 30 seconds before the setting, during which the doors, trunk and hood may be opened to prepare for the setting. Be careful not to unlock any door with the key or wireless remote control transmitter during setting. This will cancel the system. 4. After making sure the indicator light starts flashing, you may leave the ve- hicle.

The system will automatically be set after the preparation time passes. The indica- tor light will flash to show the system is set. If any of the doors, trunck or hood is open at that time, the setting is interrupted until it is closed and locked. Never leave anyone in the vehicle when you set the system, because unlocking from the insode will activate the system.

SETTING THE SYSTEM 1. Turn the ignition key to the “LOCK”

position and remove it.

2. Have all passengers get out of the ve-


3. Close and lock all the doors, trunk and


The indicator light will come on when all the doors, trunk and hood are clsoed and locked.

WHEN THE SYSTEM IS SET Activating the system The system will give the alarm and cut the starter circuit under the following condi- tions: (cid:1) If any of the doors is unlocked or if the trunk or hood is forcibly opened without the key or wireless remote control trans- mitter

(cid:1) If the battery terminal is disconnected

and then reconnected

After one minute, the alarm will automati- cally stop with the starter cirucit cut kept on. Reactivating the alarm Once set, the system automatically resets the alarm each time all the doors, trunk and hood are closed after the alarm stops. The alarm will be activated again under the following conditiions: (cid:1) If any of the doors, trunk or hood is


(cid:1) If the battery terminal is disconnected

and then reconnected


INDICATOR LIGHT The indicator light gives the following three indications. FLASHING—The system is set. You need the key or wireless remote control transmitter to open the doors, trunk and hood. ON—The system will automatically be set when the time comes. The doors, trunk and hood may be opened without a key or wireless remote control tranmsitter. OFF—The system is inactive. You may open any door, trunk and hood.

TESTING THE SYSTEM 1. Open all the windows 2. Set the system as described above. The doors should be locked with the key or wireless remote control trans- mitter. Be sure to wait until the indica- tor light starts flashing.

3. Unlock any door from the inside. The

system should activate the alarm.

4. Cancel the system by unlocking any of the doors with the key or wireless re- mote control transmitter.

5. Repeart this operation for the other doors, trunk and hood. When testing on the hood, also check that the sys- tem is activated when the battery ter- minal is disconnected and then recon- nected.

If the system does not work properly, have it checked by your Toyota dealer.

Stopping the alarm Turn the ignition key from the “LOCK” to “ACC” position . The alarm will be stopped with the starter circuit kep on. Stopping the arm in this manner will keep the alarm from being reactivated when any of the doors, trunk or hood is opened. Interrupting the setting With the system set, the trunk can be opened with the key without activating or cancelling the system. While it is open, the doors and hood may be opened in addition. However, when the battery ter- minal is disconnected and then recon- nected, the system is activated. To resume the setting, close and lock all the doors, trunk and hood. The trunk must be closed with the key removed. CANCELLING THE SYSTEM Unlock either front door with the key or wireless remote control transmitter. This cancels the system completely and the starter circuit cut will be cancelled at once.


Fuel tank cap

1. To open the fuel filler door, pull the

lever up.


(cid:1) Do not smoke, cause sparks or al- low open flames when refuelling. The fumes are flammable.

(cid:1) When opening the cap, do not re- move the cap quickly. In hot weath- er, fuel under pressure could cause injury by spraying out of the filler neck if the cap is suddenly re- moved.

2. To remove the fuel tank cap, turn the cap slowly counterclockwise, then pause slightly before remov- ing it. after removing the cap, hang it on the cap hanger.

It is not unusual to hear a slight swoosh when the cap is opened. When installing, turn the cap clockwise till you hear a click. Except 5S-FE engined vehicles with manual transmission— If the cap is not tightened securely, the malfunction indicator lamp comes on. Make sure the cap is tightened securely.

The indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.


(cid:1) Make sure the cap is tightened se- curely to prevent fuel spillage in case of an accident.

(cid:1) Use only a genuine Toyota fuel tank cap for replacement. It has a built in check valve to reduce fuel tank vac- uum.


Electric moon roof

Sliding operation

Tilting operation 20

To operate the moon roof, use the switches beside the personal light. The moon roof works when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. However, if all the doors are closed, it works for 45
seconds even after the ignition switch is turned off. It stops working when any of the doors are opened. Sun shade operation— The sun shade can be opened or closed by hand. Sliding operation— To open: Push the switch on the “SLIDE