thanks kelly pics REALLY help as my local dealers parts dept never really are that helpfull,if i cant get it from dealer.....any where on internet or these forums,also does rear door panel just prize off the usual plastic clips to be able to get to arm? are clips likley to break?
jamie you can get it from a dealer if your local stockists don`t have one ring the Yeovil branch "Loders Toyota" on 01935 421050
All the info on install is here plus other great stuff http://www.chimchim.net/rav4/main/modsmain.htm
I think it's just the UK models. The reason is from a position directly behind the car you must be able to see both sets of rear lights with the tailgate fully open. With the RAV the spare wheel blocks one light when open fully. In theory your RAV is not allowed on UK roads after the modification to open fully, but I'm sure no one would ever know or even care!
You are exactly right Fatboy, but the mod does`nt stop there some people my self encluded add 3m reflective strip down the inside of the opened door & some even use led lights wired from the number plate
The door not opening all the way is done to satisfy the laws allowing Toyota to sell these vehicles there.
I'm sure there aren't any "back door" cops out there waiting for you to be pulled over on the side of the road. I can't count the number of times that I've been parked on the side of the road with the door wide open anyway. (I think 1 or zero.....I'm not sure) We have alot more space over here anyway to pull over. Afterall its Canada with the same number of people as California USA. Heck,...we each have our own lanes to drive in! :lol:
Don't loose sleep over it. If you do get asked by the cops about it just say it came that way. They would have a tough time proving otherwise.
The reflective tape is a good idea all the same though. Might add it to mine just for the hell of it! Thanks. Later. M.
This worked on my 2004 RAV. Be careful when duplicating this procedure. At worst you may only blow a fuse somewhere, or an ECU!
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This post is a place saver for a detailed build thread with pictures of my Rav4 lifted on Old Man Emu Springs and the 30mm Tema 4x4 lift kit.
The attached picture is with 235/60/16 tires.
Many more details to come.