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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2003 Toyota Highlander accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 272008

Highlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


Heat stopped working, blowing cold air. The problem is the ribbon wire from the temperature control knob to the electronic board behind the switch breaks, this is caused from the knob stem loosening, eventually breaking the wire. Dealer will replace the unit for $900 found many people with this problem on tundrasolutions and found instructions to remove the unit and solder the wires, works like new now. Seems like this problem may also be the root cause of the dashboard fires listed on this site.

- Blacklick , OH, USA

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