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Toyota Highlander DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Toyota Highlander.

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2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 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 third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Toyota Highlander (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your Toyota Highlander, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

4. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your 3rd generation Toyota Highlander (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 model years) 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.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Dome Rear Passenger Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

5. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The third generation Toyota Highlander is equipped with four "dome" light bulbs that are located in the overhead headliner above the second and third row of passenger seats.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out dome / rear passenger reading light bulb by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

6. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in your Toyota Highlander, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Door Panel Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Courtesy Step Light Bulb

7. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The third generation Toyota Highlander is equipped with courtesy step lights at the bottom of each plastic interior door panel.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

8. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you would like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Toyota Highlander, you'll first need to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

9. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

10. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door for the cargo area of your Toyota Highlander SUV (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Turn Signal Bulb

11. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear turn signal light bulb in the tail light housings of your Toyota Highlander, click on the text link or the thumbnail image to view my DIY instructions for the procedure with the compatible replacement part numbers.

(The brake lights are LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.)

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Reverse Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Reverse Light Bulb

12. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Reverse Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out reverse (or "back up") light bulb in the tail light housings of your Toyota Highlander SUV, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

13. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a 3rd generation Toyota Highlander contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

14. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

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

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

15. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS 3.5 liter V6 engines in a Highlander should be checked at every oil change (5,000 miles) and replaced every 30,000 miles.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

16. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Highlander 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 tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

17. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) Toyota Highlander can last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked and possibly changed before that mileage.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Dual VVT-i Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide
Camshaft Position Sensor

18. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

If your Highlander has a SES (service engine soon) / CEL (check engine light) illuminated on the gauge cluster, that an OBD II scanner indicates is related to the Dual VVT-i system such as DTC (diagnostic trouble code) P1349, P1354, P0011 or P0021, you may need to replace a camshaft position sensor.

Check out my DIY guide by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement Guide
Mass Airflow Sensor

19. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement Guide

If your OBD II scan tool is displaying a mass air flow sensor related error code such as P0101, P0102 or P0103, you may need to replace the sensor.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide
3.5L V6 Oil Change

20. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Toyota Highlander running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and oil filter on the 3.5 liter V6 2GR-FE or 2GR-FKS engine at least every 5,000 miles.

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

   

2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

21. 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Toyota Highlander during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side of this paragraph.

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