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Toyota Highlander Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the second generation 2008 to 2013 Toyota Highlander SUV.

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Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Highlander Key Fob Battery

1. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a 2nd generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Toyota Highlander can become weak or quit working entirely.

Check out my tutorial for changing the key fob battery (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Highlander Map Lights Bulbs

2. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The overhead console in a second generation Toyota Highlander contains two incandescent map light bulbs.

If you need to change a burnt out bulb or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED units, check out my guide by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Highlander Dome Light Bulb

3. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb above the 2nd row of passenger seats in your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

You may also want to upgrade the bulb to a brighter LED unit.

   

Toyota Highlander Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Highlander Cargo Light Bulb

4. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the cargo area or "trunk" of your second generation Toyota Highlander, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Highlander Vanity Light Bulb

5. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

 

   

Toyota Highlander Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Highlander Cabin Air Filter

6. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 2nd generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Toyota Highlander doesn't work as well any more or the vents smell a bit musty, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

Toyota Highlander Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Highlander Door Panel

7. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my detailed DIY tutorial for removing the door panels, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Highlander Rear Wiper

8. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield window of your second generation Toyota Highlander during a rain storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure, including replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Highlander Tail Light Bulbs

9. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a 2nd generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Toyota Highlander contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Highlander License Lights

10. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tail gate door of your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

You may also choose to replace both bulbs with brighter LED units.

   

Toyota Highlander Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Highlander Headlight Bulbs

11. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a second generation Toyota Highlander contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Highlander Engine Filter

12. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter in a 2nd generation Toyota Highlander equipped with the 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when dirty.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, including replacement filter part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Highlander Wiper Blades

13. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you need to change the front windshield window wiper blades on your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander, check out my DIY tutorial (including replacement blade sizes in inches and part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
Highlander 12V Battery

14. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the engine in your second generation Toyota Highlander, especially on a cold morning, and the 12 volt automotive battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the 12V car battery by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Highlander Electrical Fuses

15. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem with your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander is to check for a "blown" fuse or relay in either the engine bay or passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for checking or changing a blown electrical fuse, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
Highlander 3.5L Oil Change

16. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your second generation Toyota Highlander running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge style oil filter on the 2GR-FE 3.5 liter V6 engine.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure, including replacement filter part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Highlander Front Brake Pads

17. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking, squealing or grinding noise coming from the front end of your 2nd generation Toyota Highlander SUV when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the pads.

To view my DIY instructions for changing the front brake pads, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Highlander Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Highlander Rear Brake Pads

18. 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads of a 2nd generation Toyota Highlander should last twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from about 60,000 to 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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