1998 Toyota Harrier 3.0 four (Lexus RX-300) from Thailand - Comments

11th Jun 2004, 20:16

The Clock in the Harrier equipped with TV is set by GPS and can't be changed.

9th Jul 2004, 09:49

My wife and I bought a 1999 Harrier 3.0 Four two weeks ago. We have found this car to be a most sublime experience. A brief query, if you will please allow? How best can I find out if the vehicle we have is 4x2 or 4x4? Is the 4x4 unit full time 4x4? We have a Mitsubishi Pajero short wheel base that has a separate lever to engage the different drive settings. Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

Regards.

Mutizwa.

23rd Jul 2004, 06:25

You can check if your Harrier is 4x4 or 2x4 by looking underneath the car at the rear end. If there is a differential box with drive shafts going to each rear wheel, then it is 4x4. If none, then 2x4. The 2 wheel drive model if FWD, so you won't see the the rear drive shafts.

16th Oct 2004, 09:47

I have recently bought a Harrier (manufactured in 1999) in a car show at Kowloon Bay. I also have the same problem to adjust the digital clock displaying in the LCD. I learn that the digital clock is set by GPS and can't be changed. Would you like to tell me what is GPS? Further, I observe a button labeled with PWD/ECT/SNOW at side of the gearshift. What does it mean?

Your early response & assistance is highly appreciated. Thank you.

10th Dec 2004, 03:50

I bought a Toyota Harrier imported from Japan recently. Some comments and questions...

Snow/ECT/PWR is used to switch to different driving condition, basically Snow for snow or slippery or mud surfaces, ECT is normal and PWD is for "sport" style driving.

GPS is a satellite network system that helps to know your exact position. It stands for Global Positioning System.

Why should the time be connected to GPS and be wrong? In that case it should reset when you move to another time shift. Some mobile phone equipped with GPS are working like that.

19th Dec 2004, 07:13

I believe that there is a company in UK that sells translated manual of the Toyota Harrier. I got my Harrier together with the manuals (2 books) and they are both in Japanese. I don't know Japanese, but luckily I have a friend who knows. Found out that a little sticker underneath the bonnet says that the engine oil change interval is 15,000 km. Wonder if anyone had done it at this interval or not? My normal practice is oil change every 5,000 km. I would be delighted with the cost savings if the oil change can be done at 15,000 km intervals.

Sham,

Malaysia.

23rd Dec 2004, 20:55

Sham.

The statement under the bonnet refer to the use of FULLY SYNTHETIC OIL as recommended by toyota. The common practice in Malaysia to have their oil change every 5000km is because they use the normal non synthetic oil.

Seravios,

MALAYSIA.

25th Dec 2004, 19:46

I am about to buy a 2001 2.4 liters Harrier. The colorful interactive screen is very impressive and high tech. In fact, it's one of the main attractions over the other harriers on offer.

The buttons immediately below the screen are also in Japanese.

May I know if there are translations of what's displayed on the screen and what each of the buttons are for?

Thanks.

Azni from Kuala Lumpur.

23rd Feb 2005, 03:23

I am looking to buy a Harrier, but there are so many variants that I am confused. I heard that the HP output for the 3.0 and the 2.4 are almost the same, due to the VVTI. Is that true? And the pricing, for a 1999/2001 model the difference between cars can be up to RM30K, what am I missing here.

10th Mar 2005, 05:26

There is ofcourse a difference of power between the Harrier 2.4 and 3.0. The 2.4 version produces 160 hp and the 3.0 is V6 producing 220 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque (304 Nm).I own the 3.0 version and its great to drive, but I have also driven the 2.4 and its quite entertaining though not as much as the 3.0. At mid rpms you can really feel the difference between the two.

16th Mar 2005, 09:14

I have imported a harrier v6 1998 model about 10 monts ago. my problem is I am getting a straviation problem and I cannot find the gas filter. can you help me to locate it?

20th May 2005, 01:02

I have a 1998 harrier 2.0. I need to change the screen to an interactive one with TV function. Can you help me with this. Rchivanga@yahoo.co.uk.

21st Feb 2006, 04:10

I was told that 3.0 Harrier is not as petrol consuming as one thought. Also, is a 2WD 3.0 more economical than a 4WD? Kindly advise. Thank you.

18th Apr 2006, 02:38

Can anyone tell me how to decifer the data plate on the Toyota Harrier? I am interested to know the information on the Plant/Built code. On my car it says Q11. What does this mean?

17th Jul 2006, 03:17

I have a 1998 Harrier. It drives beautifully, but want to know if the frequencies on the radio can be changed to Southern Africa frequencies. Harare.

31st Jul 2006, 10:43

I am about to buy a Toyota Harrier 2.4VVTI (not the 3 litre series) I think it carries something like 150-160hp only. Can anyone advise if the vehicle is under-powered?

Thanks.

M.

30th Aug 2006, 08:30

I just bought a Toyota Harrier 2.4 2004 model, it will be arriving next week. I understand that the TV can receive Malaysia frequencies by adding a booster, can anyone tell me where can I get them?

Beside, I wonder if the boot can be upgradable to the automatic power boot? somehow my harrier did not come with it.

9th Nov 2006, 06:29

Hi, I have just bought a 2.4 Harrier and I noticed a ASF button just beside the fuel tank opening switch. When depressed, an 'AFS Off' lights up on the display. Does anyone know what is the function of this ASF switch?

SKY (Malaysia)

18th Dec 2006, 11:58

Hi

I just bought a Toyota Harrier 1998 3.0. It is a great Car the only problem I have is the squawking noise when driving over the speed bumps. If you are having the same problem, please let me know what it could be. Thank you

Ramon.

30th Dec 2006, 08:55

Is there anyway to check the year of manufacture of the Harrier from the engine or chassis number.

2nd Jan 2007, 22:56

I’m considering on buying a reconditioned Harrier 2.2L (2001) (Japan Spec.) but know little about the maintenance. Kindly advise. (G-Malaysia)

13th Feb 2007, 07:01

Hi all, I own a Toyota Harrier 1998 3.0, and I really want to change the display language to English. Now everything is in Japanese, and I can do nothing. Does anybody know what to do??

26th Mar 2007, 02:42

I would like to import a Harrier into the US from Japan. Has anyone done this that can help me understand and prepare for any modifications that may be required? How about a recommendation for a Registered Importer (RI)? Is it cost effective?

Thanks.

29th Mar 2007, 08:31

I have a method to change the panel screen from Japanese to English. Anyone interested, please email to cnc_leslie@yahoo.com

12th Dec 2007, 07:50

I am very much interested getting a reconditioned model; maybe 1998/1999/2000. But these used cars are really giving me a headache as I am only a lady who knows nothing. Kindly advise what are the things that I should look at?

If the car running mileage is more than 200km, does is it mean the car is no good?

I might want to engage a mechanic from Toyota to assist in this. But people have told me these mechanics, if they receive a bribe from a dealer, will tell you all sorts of nice things.

Kindly reply to me via email: elaineyapsc@hotmail.com.

My location is JB, Malaysia. If you happen to have a nice car(locally), let me know.

Thanks a lot!