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    Toyota Kluger
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    2011
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    Western Australia

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  1. I think it was around 2k for the motor, a few hundred for struts and the rest on labour. If I didn't have warranty, I wouldn't have bothered. I checked the receipt and it didn't show the cost of just the motor. https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota_2009_Highlander/Tailgate-Pull-Down-Motor/69353984/8500709005.html shows it as 1500usd which is about 1900aud..
  2. Maybe worth trying some local wreckers and seeing if you could buy a second hand tailgate motor. If you could score a used motor for a few hundred, it's a lot reasonable than a few thousand.
  3. I have a 2011 Kluger Grande and I hear a similar sound if the engine is running, the car is idling and the music is off. It does seem to come from right of the steering wheel and sound like something faintly getting switched on intermittently. I barely notice it unless I'm listening for it. To me, it seems like normal car noises and once I'm driving and/or have the music on, it can't be heard.
  4. Had a quick look online, this is what I could find. https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/omms-s/T-MMS-12Highlander/pdf/2012_Toyota_Highlander_WMG_lr.pdf Page 62. 85,000 miles for a 6 cylinder. I was hoping to take a photo of my service book for that particular service but the page was already removed when mine was serviced.
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    Hey Podge, sorry to hear of your bad luck. Toyota can charge some ridiculous prices sometimes too for parts... Not sure what model you have but I have a 2011 kluger grande. There is a factory reset option on my multimedia unit, have you tried pressing that? I would then try disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it again and seeing if that works. Failing all that and if the stereo unit is really broken, I would find a replacement unit at the wreckers as 4-5k is ridiculous. I remember I had to find a replacement boot cover for my kluger and Toyota was going to charge about a
  6. Yep, that's exactly the one I use, I buy the 6 litres one. I am not mechanically minded at all but I can change the oil at least. In between 6 monthly servicing at the dealership, I change the oil myself (but not the filter). This means my Kluger (which uses the same engine as the Aurion) gets it's engine oil changed every 3 months and oil filter changed every 6 months. Needless to say, I've never had oil sludge issues and it may be just my imagination but I do feel the engine is a bit smoother when I change to this oil. Yes, it is overkill to change the oil 4 times a year but I onl
  7. Hi everyone. I've been using Penrite HPR 5 Engine Oil - 5W-40 6 Litre https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/search?q=Penrite+HPR+5+Engine+Oil+&lang=en_AU for many years now, first in my Aurion and now in my Kluger. It was recommended by the shop staff and to be honest, it does the trick for me. I don't know much about oils but to me, the car seems to idle/drive smoother when I change to this oil. It's a little expensive at full retail but you can often pick it up on special for $45 - $50 and I think it's the most cost effective way of maintaining the Aurion's engine.
  8. It looks like the 2012 model still uses a DVD based sat nav. If so, you can buy the latest version here for $295 https://navshop.com.au/collections/toyota/products/toyota-aurion-2001-to-2011-v24 Or you may be able to find some versions to download and test from here https://www.gpspower.net/toyota-lexus.html If your sat nav is dvd based, it is straightforward to update the maps. Find the option to Eject the DVD sat nav disc and replace it with the newer version. The sat nav disc has it's own slot below the CD changer.
  9. Yep, 100% the same as Howdoi in terms of issue and short term fix. It is a completely mysterious rattle that can not seem to be resolved! I have tried to find it on and off over the years and each time when I thought I resolved it, the rattle would eventually come back. I have even been on the car's foot well while been driven around and I can't seem to pin point the source of the rattle. It seems to emanate from the passenger side, middle row door area. It's possibly from the bottom of the seat but there's is nothing that obvious to the cause. I have tried the following: - Adding
  10. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Plastic+Frame+Euro+License+Bracket&_sacat=0&LH_PrefLoc=2 ?
  11. Sorry to hear of your issues. I had similar issues with my 2011 Grande a year or so ago. First the tailgate started to close slowly, then work intermittently and not work at all in the end. It wasn't a battery issue as it was relatively new. Luckily I had insurance as to replace the motor and struts cost 3K at Toyota! If it is not the battery, it may be just the struts which have lost their 'strength' in working with the motor to lift that heavy tailgate. If it's not the struts, then you may need to change it to a manual tailgate as replacing the motor and struts is not cheap.
  12. Hi Rjae Usually disconnecting the battery will reset everything. I get my Kluger serviced only at a Toyota dealership but I wouldn't be inclined to take it to a dealership just to have a look at this issue. They would probably charge at least $100 - $150 just to look at it. I normally take my car in for regular servicing and let them know if there other issues I'd like them to take a look at. If I were in your position, I would try disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds and reconnecting it to see if that fixed the issue. Failing that, I would schedule my next service at a deal
  13. Found this which may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ3fhf5gkt8 Please read the comments and use with discretion as it may make things worse, however some of the comments seem positive such as 'This actually worked on my 2014 Highlander !. Thank you so much'

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