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2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the 10th generation (2009 to 2013) Toyota Corolla sedan.

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2009-2012 Toyota Corolla Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Cabin Filter

1. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C in your tenth generation Toyota Corolla doesn't blow as hard or smell so fresh any more, you may need to clean or replace the HVAC system's built in cabin air filter element.

   

2009-2012 Toyota Corolla Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Fob Battery

2. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Key Fob Remote Control Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the coin cell battery in the combination car key and keyless entry remote control of a Toyota Corolla can become weak.

If you need to replace the battery, check out my guide to the procedure by clicking on the link above or the thumbnail image to the right.

   

2009-2012 Toyota Corolla Trunk Cargo Net Installation Guide
09-13 Corolla Cargo Net

3. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Trunk Cargo Net Installation Guide

A trunk cargo net is a must have accessory for any Toyota Corolla sedan to help keep your groceries or other fragile items in place.

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Map Lights

4. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in your 10th generation Corolla, or upgrade them both to brighter LED units, check out my quick guide to the procedure by clicking on the link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Dome Light

5. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

09-13 Toyota Corolla Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Tail Lights

6. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a 10th generation Toyota Corolla contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my complete DIY tutorial to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

09-13 Toyota Corolla License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla License Bulb

7. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   


09-13 Corolla Door Panel

8. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add some soundproofing material, replace a broken window motor, or fix a faulty switch in your 10th generation Corolla, you'll first need to remove the interior door panel.

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



 

09-13 Toyota Corolla Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Headlights

9. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 10th generation Toyota Corolla contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal bulbs.

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

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Fog Lights

10. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

 

   

09-13 Toyota Corolla Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Engine Filter

11. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Fuses

12. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
   

09-13 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Engine Oil Change Guide
09-13 Corolla Oil Change

13. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE 1.8L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 10th generation Toyota Corolla running reliably for decades is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge oil filter in the 1.8 liter inline four cylinder 2ZR-FE engine.

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

   

09-13 Toyota Corolla Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Front Brakes

14. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking, squealing or screeching sound coming from the front of your 10th generation Corolla when you press the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

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

   

09-13 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Spark Plugs

15. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE 1.8L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs of a 10th generation Toyota Corolla can last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked before that time.

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

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
09-13 Corolla Wipers

16. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

 

   

Toyota Corolla 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide
Corolla 12V Battery

17. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide

Automotive batteries tend to have a life span of about 3 to 5 years depending on your climate. Exceptionally hot or cold weather, short trips, jump starts, draining the battery and leaving your headlights on with the engine off can substantially shorten their life.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the 12 volt battery in a 10th generation Corolla by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Toyota Corolla Curt Trailer Hitch Installation Guide
Curt Trailer Hitch Install

18. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Curt Trailer Hitch Installation Guide

The best way to attach a bike rack to your 10th generation Toyota Corolla with out risking damage to the paint is by using a trailer hitch.

Rather than pay about $100 for a trailer hitch shop to install it on my car, I ordered the Curt # 112653 hitch from Amazon and the Inno INH305 two bike rack.

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission Fluid Change Guide
Transmission Fluid Drain

19. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission Fluid Change

Toyota says that the "ATF" (automatic transmission fluid) in a tenth generation Corolla is a "lifetime" fluid and should never need to be replaced under normal operating conditions.

But many people feel that a simple drain and fill to change about half of the fluid is a good preventative maintenance practice to perform every few years or about every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. Check out my DIY guide for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the picture to the left.

   

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

20. 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

The serpentine or "accessory" belt on a 10th generation Toyota Corolla can last anywhere from about 6 to 9 years or about 60,000 to well over 100,000 miles depending on your climate and driving conditions.

I replaced the belt early at just over 50,000 miles as a preventative maintenance procedure since it was only about $16 for a new Goodyear Gatorback Poly-V belt.

   
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