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Toyota Avalon DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 4th generation 2013 to 2017 Toyota Avalon.

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2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the smart or "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button start systems of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and maybe also the revised 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan can become weak or stop working entirely.

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably also the updated 2018) Toyota Avalon or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs, take a look at my DIY tutorial (with the compatible part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulbs Change

3. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The Toyota Avalon is equipped with two dome lights in a housing attached to the headliner above the back seats which also serve as the rear passenger courtesy or "personal" reading lights.

To view my DIY directions for changing a burnt out dome light bulb, with the compatible replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

4. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably also the revised 2018) Toyota Avalon 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 for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

5. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your Toyota Avalon, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Door Panel Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Courtesy Step Light

6. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb at the bottom of the plastic interior door panels in your Toyota Avalon, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

7. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Toyota Avalon, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

8. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

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

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The brake lights on a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Toyota Avalon are LED lights that should last the life time of the vehicle.

Although you will need to eventually change a burnt out traditional incandescent rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs. Check out my DIY tutorial, with the compatible part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk Light Bulb Change

10. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your Toyota Avalon (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.



 

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal Light

11. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The front turn signal light bulb is located in a separate housing at the bottom of the bumper cover along with the fog light bulb (if equipped).

Take a look at my DIY instructions for changing the bulb (along with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

12. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and maybe also the revised 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan contain the low beam, high beam and front side marker light bulbs.

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the 2GR-FE 3.5 liter V6 motor in a Toyota Avalon should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every few years or about 30,000 to 45,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

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 to the left.

   


Electrical Fuse Change

14. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

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

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture over on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

15. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Toyota Avalon with the 2GR-FE 3.5 liter V6 engine can last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked well before that mileage.

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 Engine PCV Valve Replacement Guide
PCV Valve Change

16. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 3.5L V6 PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve on the 2GR-FE 3.5 liter V6 engine in a Toyota Avalon should be checked every 30,000 miles and replaced every few years or about 60,000 miles.

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

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
3.5L Engine Oil Change

17. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Toyota Avalon running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the filter on the 2GR-FE 3.5 liter V6 engine.

Take a look at 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 to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

18. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 engine in your Avalon on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the OEM group size and compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

19. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding or screeching sound coming from the front end of your Avalon 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 compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

20. 2013-2017 Toyota Avalon Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear brake pads on a Avalon usually last twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles.

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

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