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Toyota 4Runner DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to my DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 5th generation 2010 to 2016 Toyota 4Runner SUV.

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2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota 4Runner can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 5th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

3. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner of your Toyota 4Runner, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

4. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the headliner housing above the sun visor (or you'd like to upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left side.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Courtesy Step Light Bulb

5. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Door Step Courtesy Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV is equipped with "step" or "courtesy" lights at the bottom of the door panels to help you avoid stepping in to a puddle or mud when you exit the car at night.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out bulb by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulbs

6. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the tailgate door of your Toyota 4Runner, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

7. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

8. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your 5th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner hasn't been working as well recently or the vents smell a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY instructions (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

9. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Toyota 4Runner, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for the door panel removal procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

10. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

Although the brake lights in a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner are LED lights that should last the life time of the SUV, you will still have to change a burnt out incandescent rear turn signal or reverse light bulb.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

11. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door of your 4Runner, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

12. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulb Change

13. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of your fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

14. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the 1GR-FE 4.0 liter V6 motor in a 5th generation Toyota 4Runner should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced about every 60,000 miles.

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

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

15. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your 4Runner is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine PCV Valve Replacement Guide
PCV Valve Change

16. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 Engine PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The positive crankcase ventilation or "PCV" valve in a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV should be checked at least once a year and replaced every few years.

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

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Serpentine Belt Replacement Guide
4.0L V6 Belt Change

17. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squealing or squeaking sound coming from the serpentine accessory belt on the 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 engine in your 4Runner, you probably need to change the belt.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

18. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Toyota 4Runner on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   


4.0L Spark Plug Change

19. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV can last up to 100,000 miles. But they should be checked before that mileage.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
V6 Engine Oil Change

20. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 5th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the 1GR-FE 4.0 liter V6 engine.

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

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

21. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or squealing sound coming from the front end of your Toyota 4Runner when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

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

   

2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

22. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota 4Runner SUV tend to last twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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