This short cable that is broken off in the photo below is a battery ground cable. This cable should be connected between the negative terminal of the car battery and the body of the vehicle. Over time, if the battery is not securely tied down, the wire strands of the battery ground cable can fatigue and break due to constant movement. Rust and corrosion will accelerate this process. This can potentially be a safety issue and you might see some voltage issues as well.
This front side marker light bulb went out on this 2002 Toyota 4Runner the bulb needed to be replaced. The replacement is a simple change-out of the bulb, but there are a few things to keep in mind when changing out the bulb that will make the replacement easier and prevent any damage to the nearby body panels. The front side marker light uses a 2825 Bulb that can be found at auto parts stores or online.
High mileage 3rd generation Toyota 4Runners are notorious for having excessive throttle play. This is a result of excessive slack in the throttle cable, which directly affects throttle response. Doing a bit of easy maintenance here can produce some quick results and easily revive your 3rd gen 4Runner!
Countless times I have come back to my car and my rear tailgate window is completely open. Luckily the times that I’ve had this happen to me, nothing was stolen out of my car, but I finally determined I was going to keep this from ever happening again.
If you ever need a new Toyota remote entry key, you can purchase a blank one online and program it yourself. This works great on 3rd and 4th Gen 4Runners. Here is how to program a new keyless entry remote.