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Earlier this year I was in need of a commuter car since I started a new job with an almost almost 90 mile round trip commute. I have a 2020 Ram 2500 that gets 14mpg, so I was definitely needing something more economical. A few months back, I bought this 2005 with 106,000 miles for $2500, which I feel was a great deal! So far, my RAV has been averaging 23mpg's, so it's saving me quite a bit. The car was mechanically solid, but filthy. I also have receipts for work that was done a few days before I bought it, such as recent tires, alignment check, new struts and shocks, oil change, a new hood release cable, a few other things. Since buying it, I've been pouring over these threads, getting ideas, and learning about my car. I've done a few things so far and figured I'd share them as best I can.
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This was the day I bought it. The Arizona sun really takes it's toll on plastic headlights out here. This thing was filthy on the inside and in desperate need of a detail.
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Thank you for that link! I鈥檒l have to measure mine, but that鈥檚 probably going to work just fine and look way better than that green! Very cool! 馃憤馃徎
 

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Yep, the auto function still works just like factory. To me, it's a very worthwhile upgrade. The amber is a very close match to the dash lights as well.
Anyone have trouble with these? I just installed them and 2 days later the rear window switches on the drive panel get stuck in the down position (basically a poor mans "auto down" haha). Additionally one of the rear window switches on the driver panel just didn't work for about 20 min today
 

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Haven't had problems either. Did you try swapping the OEM back and see if it does the same? If not, you may want to contact the seller and request a replacement.

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I contacted the seller, sent some videos, and got a 50% refund. Im going to take it out and check the install to see whats going on. Will let you know.
 
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