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2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the 3rd generation 2006 to 2012 Toyota RAV4.

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Toyota RAV4 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
RAV4 Key Fob Battery

1. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the coin cell battery inside the keyless entry system's remote control of a third generation (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012) Toyota RAV4 can become weak or just stop working all together.

To view my complete guide to the key fob battery replacement procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota RAV4 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
RAV4 Cabin Air Filter

2. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Cabin Air Filter Element Cleaning & Replacement Guide

If the air coming out of the A/C system in your third generation Toyota RAV4 doesn't smell so fresh any more, you may need to clean or replace the HVAC cabin air filter element.

To view my DIY guide to the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota RAV4 Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
RAV4 Vanity Light Bulb

3. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
RAV Map Light Bulbs

4. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
RAV4 Dome Light Bulb

5. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
RAV4 Cargo Light Bulb

6. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 License Plate Light Bulb Replacement Guide
RAV4 License Plate Bulb

7. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 License Plate Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
RAV4 Tail Light Bulbs

8. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

Since the brake (stop) lights of a RAV4 are LED bulbs that should never need to be replaced, the only serviceable bulbs in the tail light assembly are the rear turn signal and the reverse (back up) bulb.

To view my complete guide to the procedure for changing either of the tail light bulbs, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota RAV4 Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
RAV4 Rear Wiper Blade

9. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide


 

Toyota RAV4 Door Panel Removal Guide
RAV4 Door Panel Guide

10. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

In order to upgrade the OEM door speaker, add soundproofing material, replace the power window motor, or fix a faulty switch, you'll first need to take off the interior door panel.

To view my complete guide to the procedure for a 3rd generation (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012) RAV4, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota RAV4 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
RAV4 Headlight Bulbs

11. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a third generation Toyota RAV4 contain the low beam, high beam, and turn signal light bulbs.

If equipped, the fog light bulbs are down below in a separate housing.

   

Toyota RAV4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
RAV4 Engine Air Filter

12. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
RAV4 Fuse Replacement

13. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
   

Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
RAV4 Front Brake Pads

14. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

 

   

Toyota RAV4 2.5L 2AR-FE Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
RAV4 2.5L Spark Plugs

15. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs of a third generation Toyota RAV4 can last up to 100,000 miles before they need to be replaced.

But it would still be a good idea to inspect them before that time if just to make sure they don't become frozen in the cylinder head.

   

Toyota RAV4 2.5L 2AR-FE I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
RAV4 2.5L Oil Change

16. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 3rd generation RAV4 running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the filter on the 2.5 liter 2AR-FE inline four cylinder engine.

To view my complete guide to the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota RAV4 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
RAV4 Rear Brake Pads

17. 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
   
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