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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 5th generation 2019 to 2023 Toyota RAV4.

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2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Smart Key Fob Battery

1. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 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 system and push button ignition start system can become weak (reduced range) or stop working entirely.

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

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your fifth generation (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2022) Toyota RAV4 (or upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED units), check out the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Sun Visor Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor, take a look at the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

4. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the rear passenger seats in your RAV4, check out the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

5. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your RAV4 hasn't been working well recently, you probably need to clean or replace the cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

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

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Plastic Interior Door Panels Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

6. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Interior Door Panels Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panel.

Take a look at the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes), by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

7. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in your RAV4, check out the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

8. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield of your RAV4 when it's raining or snowing outside, you might need to change the rear window wiper blade.

To view the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade size and the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Turn Signal Bulb

9. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear turn signal light bulb (or upgrade them both to LED units) on your fifth generation 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Toyota RAV4, take a look at the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Reverse Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Reverse Light Bulb

10. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out reverse (or "back-up" / "backup") light bulb on your RAV4, check out the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

11. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your RAV4 is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the two engine bay electrical boxes or the interior passenger compartment electrical panel.

To view the DIY directions for the procedure (with the correct fuse type), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

12. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Gear Selector Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually change the gear selector in your RAV4 from "P" (Park) to "N" (Neutral) due to a weak or dead 12V car battery or some other mechanical issue, you'll have to use the shift lock release mechanism.

Check out the DIY steps for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
RAV4 Wiper Blades

13. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of your front windshield window when it is raining or snowing outside, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 A25A-FKS 2.5L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

14. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

According to the "Warranty and Maintenance Guide", the engine air filter element for the A25A-FKS 2.5L I4 engine should be replaced every 30,000 miles or at least every 36 months.

To view the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Side Marker Bulb

15. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb located in the headlight housing of your fifth generation (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) Toyota RAV4, check out the 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 side of this paragraph.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal Bulb

16. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the headlight assembly of your Toyota RAV4, take a look at the 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

17. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Serpentine Belt Replacement Guide

In general, the serpentine accessory belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles or at least once every 5 years. You should also inspect it for wear or damage during every oil change.

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

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 A25A-FKS 2.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
2.5L Engine Oil Change

18. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 2.5L I4 Engine Oil & Filter Change Guide

The best way to keep your RAV4 running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the naturally aspirated A25A-FKS 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine.

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

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12 Volt Car Battery

19. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your RAV4 on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at the DIY directions 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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads

20. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a screeching, scraping, grinding or squealing sound coming from the front of your RAV4 when you step on the brake pedal, you most likely need to change the front disc brake pads.

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

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads

21. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or chirping sound coming from the back end of your RAV4 when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the rear brake pads.

If your vehicle is equipped with the EPB (electric parking brake), there is a special procedure to place the system in "service mode" or "maintenance mode".

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

22. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 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 RAV4 (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide
MAF Sensor Change

23. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide

If the A25A-FKS 2.5L I4 engine in your RAV4 has been idling rough, stalling, hesitating or jerking, you might need to clean or replace the mass air flow ("MAF") sensor.

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.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

24. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in the A25A-FKS 2.5L I4 engine don't have to be replaced until 120,000 miles (or 144 months) according to the "Warranty and Maintenance Guide".

I recommend checking and possibly changing them before that mileage depending on their condition.

   

2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Tailgate Support Struts Replacement Guide
Tailgate Support Struts

25. 2019 To 2023 Toyota RAV4 Tailgate Support Struts Replacement Guide

If the tailgate door for the cargo area of your RAV4 hasn't been staying in the raised position by itself, you might need to replace one or both of the support struts (also known as the prop rods, gas shocks or "springs").

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

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