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    A/C froze up on road trip???

    So was driving back from Charleston, SC to Atlanta this weekend in my stock '04. Normal summer heat and humidity. A few hours into the trip the AC started "feeling" warmer but really was less airflow from vents. Fan was blowing like normal. Eventually airflow went to basically nothing. Fan still...
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    Here are my original heater T's....

    These are my original T's... 2004, 209k miles, coolant changed once at 105k with factory Toyota fluid, FL/GA (southern) vehicle. Overall in better shape than I expected. You can see the outer flange did come off on both but still felt solid with no cracks. Was getting minor seepage on the old...
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    Too late to switch to synthetic oil?

    Have an '04 with 208k and have always run cheapo conventional oil and changed religiously between 5-6k along with a factory Toyota filter. No issues and no oil leaks at all. I drive a lot more now and am debating on switching to Mobil 1 and move to a 10k change interval. Any pro's or con's I...
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    DLR's quit working

    I noticed the other day my DRL's no longer come on. No idea why. Everything else functions fine and is status quo. Highbeams work fine so not the bulbs. Doesn't appear to have a separate fuse anywhere. I know there are a DLR relay's on the passenger side. Any easy way to test / check it? Other...
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    Anyone else had this bizarre electrical problem??

    This applies to my '04 LC. Been chasing down some intermittent VSC TRAC / VSC OFF lights coming on and going off for no obvious reason for almost a year now. I'll spare all the boring troubleshooting details I've done (FSM, DTC codes, new battery, dealer service check, etc...) but I've gone...
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    Looking for obscure bulb numbers

    This is for all you OCD folks out there.... One of my seat heater buttons and my hazard blinker button no longer illuminate when the lights are turned on. (Buttons function fine). Any idea what type of little bulb is required for these? Is there a list of all the LC bulbs somewhere for all the...
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    Sunroof rattle

    I've had this annoying rattle that I've finally figure out is sunroof related. With the roof closed something on the passenger side way back towards the rear rail is loose. Metallic sound, extremely hard see back in there with the roof in place. Roof works fine, no weird noises when it opens and...
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    2004 FSM - in correct page order???

    So I downloaded the PDF's for the 2004 FSM that was posted here many years ago. It's always bugged me that the pages, for whatever reason, are NOT in numerical order. Has anyone spent the time to resort the PDF pages and put in the correct order?
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    Dumb question on gear oil...

    It's time for me replace the gear oil front and rear along with the transfer case. I'm in the South so SAE90 should be fine temp wise for me. I just realized the transfer case specs 75W-90, all per the owners manual. Is there any problem just using the same gear oil for all three?
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    Bluetooth music in '04 with factory Bluetooth phone connection

    Is it possible to modify my factory Bluetooth in my '04 so it receives music through my phone? Right now it only allows phone calls. I know I can add third party devices to make it work but was curious if there is a simple mod or software update to allow what I got already to function.
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    87 oct vs. 87 ethanol free vs. 93 premium???

    Anyone have any solid experience with the differences in running these three gas choices? The reason I ask is the local QT's are now selling ethanol free which I've never tried in my LC (only 87 with 10% ethanol or 93 premium). Not trying to rehash the whole 87 vs 93 debate but more curious if...
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    Stock shocks or something else?

    Want to replace the shocks on my '04 stock street cruiser. Has almost 170k on what I'm sure are the original OEM units. Rarely go off road. Pull a 4000+ lb boat about 8 miles to lake regularly in summer. The replacement Toyota OEM units are the right price and seem to have held up well. Any...
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    More brake dust on passenger side ??

    For some reason I can't seem to figure out, I'm getting quite a noticeable more amount of brake dust on the passenger side front wheel than the driver's side. It's been doing it for a while and I found a stuck piston in the passenger side caliper and figured it was dragging the brakes slightly...
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    Windshield replacement recommendations in Atlanta?

    Need to replace my busted windshield... my dime, not insurance. Any recommendations from folks in Atlanta, preferably on the north side of town? Leaning towards Safelite. Will be sure to inspect everything they plan to use / touch BEFORE letting them start. Got quotes from a couple other...
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    Front right caliper replacement / bleeding

    I have a siezed piston in my front right caliper. Can't seem to free it up so going to remove and replace the whole caliper. They are about $100. My question is on the bleeding part. The whole system was flushed not too long ago so I'm only bleeding this one caliper. Can I do the traditional...
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    Changed spark plugs.... MPG went up?

    Changed the original iridium spark plugs on my '04 LC at 124k. All looked fine and clean except 1 plug was finger loose. The coil rubber boot was more of a burnt brown than the grey color like the rest so I'm guessing a little compression was escaping. Used replacement factory Toyota plugs...
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    Is this normal... rear brake pad uneven wear??

    So I was rotating the tires and checking the brakes while at it. For some reason the inner pads on BOTH sides on the rears were pretty much toast and the outers looked like new. I pulled the calipers off completely expecting both to be stuck or frozen and they both seemed to slide and move...
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    Help.... "Downloaded" nav map stopped working all of a sudden.

    Got an '04 with the original DVD map for the nav system. Downloaded the "free" 2013 ISO found in another thread and it work perfect till today. Got my emissions test done and then once leaving the nav system says it can't read the dvd. I got home and put the old original one in and it came...
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    Original OEM shock lifespan??

    Hi, I picked up an '04 almost a year ago with standard suspension (non-AHC). It's got 115k on what looks to be a grocery getter / mall cruiser only in it's previous life. What's the lifespan on the stock stocks on these? Normal ride is fine but it gets a little sloppy with sudden turns or...
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    Premium fuel – for ’03-’05 owners ONLY

    So I’ve read all the debate on the premium vs regular gas in the search fields. I have a question SPECIFIC to the ’03-’05 years only (5spd auto, non-VVT). I put a tankful of 93 octane in my ’04 that I had previously only used 87 octane and seems noticeably more peppy when you get on the...
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