Ugh. Don't compare Haynes to factory. That's like comparing pigshit to
You can get a factory manual online for $10. http://techinfo.toyota.com
That $10 buys you all-you-can-download for one day, so if you're diligent
enough and have a fast enough connection, you just might be able to get the
whole thing for $10.
Oh, you're in the Peoples' Republic of Kanada. I never thought to check.
Why would they do that? Probably because Toyota Canada Inc. and Toyota
Motor Sales are different companies with no connection to each other than
the fact that they are related to the Toyota Motor Company of Japan.
Toyota Canada does not appear to have an equivalent site to the US
techinfo. Canada sucks. Big time. I know. I live here.
Guess you're stuck with eBay, which isn't so bad. Lotsa good stuff there.
Or...you may want to contact Grant Cairns of Cairns Automotive Sales
Literature in Ontario. 705-436-4595. He normally sells sales brochures (at
good prices), but he may be able to locate a paper factory shop manual for
I just emailed TIS on their "feedback" part of the site. I checked off
"contact me", asking this question:
"I reside in Canada. The TIS subscription page tells me you do not allow
access for Canadian residents. Is there a Canadian site that's equivalent
to https://techinfo.toyota.com ?"
If I get a phone call or email, I'll post it here.
Well, I got this (irritatingly stilted and echoic) emailed reply from
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS):
At this time we are unable to accept subscriptions from
Canadian customers. The site you are requesting to subscribe
to is operated by Toyota Motor Sales, USA and contains content
applicable to most North American specification vehicles,
but not all information is applicable to all vehicles available
for sale in Canada. Also, Toyota Canada Incorporated retains
all rights to the sales of vehicles, parts and support materials
for vehicles sold in Canada.
For more information on obtaining service information for Canadian
service information Please contact Toyota Canada Inc. at the
following address, telephone number or website.
Toyota Canada Inc.
1 Toyota Place, Scarborough ON, M1H 1H9
So I called Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). It turns out TCI does NOT
have an equivalent site to TMS's Techinfo site.
The closest thing they have is something called "Club Toyota".
There is a button on the TCI home page which takes you there.
The direct link:
You first have to phone TCI to set up a temporary account which you
change to something unique the first time you log in.
Once inside, this is the screen you'll see:
You get a pale shadow of what TMS's Techinfo site gives you. I assume
"campaigns" refers to safety recalls, not TSBs. There are no "campaigns"
listed for our car, in any case. There are no EWD's, no shop manual
pages, nothing really relevant except the Owner's Manual supplement.
All the records start from when you registered the car with Club Toyota,
not from when the car was originally sold. The site seems to be more
a way to get you to look at promo material from TCI than anything else.
At least it's free...
I bought the toyota service manual in PDF format "CD" off fleabay..
You have to be careful though as many will sell a certain series,
IE: 2003-2007 corolla series in my case, but the manual was
actually a 04. There were quite a few changes to the 05 I have, so
my manual is missing some parts.. mostly puter code related, etc..
But it's ok for most all mechanical stuff.
It was cheap, so still worth the price, and it's toyota, not haynes..
But even the toyota manual is not the greatest in many areas..
IE: electrical, module related, etc, they are fairly limited.
IE: my roof cabin light has never worked, and the info they give
on that system is almost nil as far as checking it out.
I'm getting positive voltage to the bulb.. But I'm not getting the
negative ground side which is regulated through some type
of delay module. My door switches are all good, as the buzzer
and dash door light verify they are working.
Mine has the delay cabin light system.
So either that delay module has gone south, or it's lost it's ground,
or something along those lines.. Anyway, even the toyota
manual is not much help on that circuit as far as checking it out.
When contorting myself under the dash, I didn't see any signs of
missing or loose ground wires, so it may have a flaked delay
module or relay. I need to get off my lazy butt and fix that problem
as not having a inside roof light at night is getting old. :(
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