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Toyota RAV4 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 4th generation 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 SUV.

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2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 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 fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and possibly the updated 2017 model year) Toyota RAV4 can become weak or stop working entirely.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

2. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speakers in your fourth generation Toyota RAV4, you'll first need to take off the plastic interior door panels.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb above the sun visor of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the refreshed 2017) Toyota RAV4 SUV, 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.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

4. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota RAV4 SUV, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

5. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your fourth generation Toyota RAV4 hasn't been working very well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or funky, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

6. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner above the rear passenger seats, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture located on the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

7. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area or "trunk" light bulb in your fourth generation Toyota RAV4, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

8. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having a difficult time seeing out of the back windshield window of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the 2017) Toyota RAV4 during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

9. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the updated 2017) Toyota RAV4 SUV, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

10. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield window of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the 2017) Toyota RAV4 during a rain or snow storm, your probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the OEM blade sizes and replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

11. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota RAV4 contain the brake, rear turn signal, reverse and parking light bulbs.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

12. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the updated 2017 model year) Toyota RAV4 contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 2AR-FE Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
2.5L Spark Plug Change

13. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 2AR-FE Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM engine spark plugs in a fourth generation Toyota RAV4 SUV with the 2AR-FE 2.5 liter inline four cylinder motor should last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked well before that mileage.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 2.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
2.5L I4 Oil Change

14. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 2AR-FE 2.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the refreshed 2017) Toyota RAV4 running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge style oil filter in the 2AR-FE 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including the replacement oil filter part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

15. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota RAV4 is to check for a blown fuse or relay in the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including the fuse box locations, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

16. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 2.5L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the 2AR-FE 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) Toyota RAV4 should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when overly soiled.

Check out 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 side of this paragraph.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

17. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having a difficult time starting the engine in your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the updated 2017) Toyota RAV4, especially on a cold morning, and the OEM 12 volt car battery in the engine bay is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including the replacement group size and part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
RAV4 Front Brake Pads

18. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding, squealing or screeching sound coming from the front end of your 4th generation Toyota RAV4 when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

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

   

2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Disc Brake Pads

19. 2013-2016 Toyota RAV4 Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and possibly also the 2017) Toyota RAV4 should last twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the the thumbnail image over on the left side.

   
2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides

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