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What have you done to your RAV4 today?

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I saw this on another site and figured to give it a try here at R4W. Pics are nice but not required. Tell us what you have done to your RAV4 today!

I'll start off first... I saw cat foot prints on my hood today. Decided I need to wash it this weekend.
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Cleaning fueled by curiosity

I love cleaning my Rav4!! Today it was pretty standard: took out the mats and beat the dust out. cleaned the windshield and applied a new coat of Rain-X. The works... Today I felt the need to take the plastic covers off around the driver's door as shown in my album. It started out because I want to splice the the line which supplies the dome light and mount an LED strip on the door which would light the ground when you open the driver or passenger front doors. While in search of clues I removed these plastic panels. I was a little worried because it required the unbolting of the seatbelt anchor!... It was real dusty under there! I cleaned it. I then proceeded to disconnect the molex connectors that I found under there and try to see what I had lost. I learned nothing. Had a lot of fun today: Listening to tunes and taking stuff apart. Picture in album if you would like to see.
New Air Filters

Got two (2) new air filters today. One for the engine and and one for the cabin. Engine air filter was getting a little bad, but the cabin was real bad. It had some holes in it. I cleaned a lot inside of the engine compartment and in the housing of the air filter. Its looking pretty good.
I took apart the plastic under the steering wheel to see if I couldn't find the turn signal timer. No such luck. Still an excellent feeling to take something apart, worried that you're getting in over your head, and getting it all back together. Good as new! I had real big plans today to clean it up. Turns out I kept it pretty light but went for the filters on a whim. My roommate put new plugs in his Volvo C30, though.

I learned a few things about my Rav4 today. One of them being spark plugs. I didn't know where they were and it baffled me since I had got the car. I also couldn't find the distributer. Turns out the plugs are under the air filter box, and they're those silly coil ones. That means no distributer! I also found out that it has a serpentine belt.

Another great day during which I gave my Rav4 a healthy dose of TLC.
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Puddle Lights

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More pictures in my album too.
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