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Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician
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Experience:  Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine
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Each time i lock the door of my ghlander/ after around 5

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each time i lock the door of my highlander/ after around 5 second i here a beeping sound and the glass door hatch is open.
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Customer: it started 3 days ago when i tried to use my wireless remote key to lock or start the car it is not working i even replace the battery on the remote. so i started using the key to open the car. but each time i lock the door with the key after 5 seconds i here a beep and the glass door hatch is open
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: the engine starts with the key the battery is as old as the car 3 years
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: if i can
JA: Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: none
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for allowing me to help you with this concern today and am sorry to hear that this is happening. I will have to ask you a few questions so that I can get a better understanding as to what may be going on with your Highlander.

What year is your Highlander?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

Have you had a repair shop, like the Dealer look at this concern yet?

How many miles are on your Highlander?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No not yet. I have around 39000 miles on the car
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

Ok, the problem that we see on these is that the rear hatch glass switch will internally short and cause this condition. The repair usually run about $400 to remove the back door panel and replace the switch. With your vehicle just out of the 3year/36,000 mile warranty that would cover this, you may want to talk with the Service Director about a "Goodwill" repair. Does this make sense?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

My pleasure. If you have more questions, please ask as I strive to give Excellent service. Also please take the time to rate my help (1-5 stars), as it helps me just as I have helped you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks agai
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

My pleasure!