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Battery died on my 2008 Toyota Highlander. We just want to…

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Battery died on my 2008 Toyota Highlander. We just want to unlock the steering wheel so we can push it out of the garage and jump it. How do we do that??

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

do you still need assistance in getting out of park?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No we are in neutral but cannot push the car out of the garage as the wheels are turned. Steering wheel is locked
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

have you got a floor jack?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No we do not
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
We thought there might me a key insert on the steering column to unlock it manually? Like the one in the gear shift to take it from P to N...
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

No unfortunately there is not , so here are your options ; [1] remove battery and have it either replaced or charged and re install. [2] get one of those small booster packs you can take into the garage and jump it with that, by the way they are great to keep in the vehicle for emergencies and making money helping others. [3] borrow a floor jack so you can lift the front just enough so the wheel clear and push outside. I will send a pic of those battery pack jumpers.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

Hope this lets you know and gives you ideas what you have to do next. Don'r forget this feater was put in place for theft deterrent and if it was that easy to bypass or unlock it would be of no use.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you Peter! We pulled the battery out and are charging it now.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

How old is the battery?Just wondering as it was dead, I would also load test it before you re-install it so you don't have problems down the road. Is there any thing else I can do for you before you rate me?

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

Can you kindly rate my service so we may close this dialog. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Great service
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You have to hit the stars on the sight page to rate me or it don't register, thank you.

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