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Welcome to the growing group of value−conscious people who drive Toyotas. We are proud of the advanced engineering and
quality construction of each vehicle we build.
This Owner's Manual explains the operation of your new Toyota. Please read it thoroughly and have all the occupants
follow the instructions carefully. Doing so will help you enjoy many years of safe and trouble−free motoring. For
important information about this manual and your Toyota, read the following pages carefully.
When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete
satisfaction. He will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance you may require.
If there is not a Toyota dealer near you, or you need emergency assistance for any reason, please call the following number:
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U.S. OWNERS:
Toyota Customer Assistance Center
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CANADIAN OWNERS:
Toyota Canada Customer Interaction Centre
Please leave this Owner's Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need this information also.
All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of Toyota's policy of
continual product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may
find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.
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2003 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
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  • Page 1 When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. He will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance you may require. If there is not a Toyota dealer near you, or you need emergency assistance for any reason, please call the following number: U.S. OWNERS: Toyota Customer Assistance Center Toll−free: 1−800−331−4331...
  • Page 2: Important Information About This Manual

    You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle and its equipment. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 3 Important information about your Toyota New vehicle warranty Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota Your new vehicle is covered by the following Toyota limited warranties: A wide variety of non−genuine spare parts and accessories D New vehicle warranty for Toyota vehicles are currently available in the market.
  • Page 4 Standard. have the systems of the SRS airbag and seat belt preten- sioner removed and disposed of by the qualified service shop or by your Toyota dealer before you dispose of your Installation of a mobile vehicle. two−way radio system As the installation of a mobile two−way radio system in...
  • Page 5: Operation Of Instruments And

    ........Indicator symbols on the instrument panel ..... . . 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 6: Instrument Panel Overview

    12. Cup holder 13. Parking brake lever 14. Automatic transmission selector lever or manual transmission gear shift lever 15. Instrument panel light control dial 16. Window lock switch 17. Power rear view mirror control switches 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 7 11. Rear vents 12. Glove box 13. Cup holder 14. Automatic transmission selector lever 15. Instrument panel light control dial 16. Parking brake pedal 17. Window lock switch 18. Power rear view mirror control switches 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 8: Controls

    12. Cruise control switch 13. Ignition switch 14. Tilt steering lock release lever 15. Multi−information display control switches 16. Hood lock release lever 17. Traction control system off switch 18. Power adjustable pedals switch 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 9: Controls

    12. Cruise control switch 13. Ignition switch 14. Tilt steering lock release lever 15. Multi−information display control switches 16. Hood lock release lever 17. Traction control system off switch 18. Power adjustable pedals switch 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 10: Instrument Cluster Overview

    Instrument cluster overview "2AZ−FE engine 1. Tachometer 4. Speedometer 6. Odometer and two trip meters 2. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Fuel gauge 7. Trip meter reset knob 3. Service reminder indicators and indicator lights 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 11 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) "1MZ−FE engine 1. Tachometer 4. Speedometer 6. Odometer and two trip meters 2. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Fuel gauge 7. Trip meter reset knob 3. Service reminder indicators and indicator lights 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 12 ∗ 1 Malfunction indicator lamp ∗ 1 system warning light ∗ 1 Low engine oil pressure warning light Turn signal indicator lights ∗ 1 Low fuel level warning light Headlight high beam indicator light 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 13 : For details, see “Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers” on page 105 in Section 1−5. ∗ 2 : If this light flashes, see “Cruise control” on page 129 in Sec- tion 1−6. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 14 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 16: Keys

    These keys work in every lock. These keys work in every lock. Your If you should lose your keys or if you Toyota dealer will need one of them to Since the doors and trunk lid can be need additional keys, duplicates can be make a new key with a built−in trans-...
  • Page 17 (includ- or may stop soon after it starts. ing keys of other vehicles) from the ring or while gripping or covering them with your hand to start the engine. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 18 If you should lose your keys or if you need additional keys, duplicates can be made by a Toyota dealer using the key number. We recommend writing down the key num- ber and storing it in a safe place.
  • Page 19: Engine Immobiliser System

    The engine will start only when For your Toyota dealer to make you a the electronic code in the chip corre- new key with built−in transponder chip,...
  • Page 20 CAUTION Changes modifications pressly approved by the party respon- sible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equip- ment. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 21: Side Doors

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  • Page 22 Unlock all the doors with the key or wireless remote control transmitter. Unlock the driver’s door or front pas- senger’s door with inside lock knob, and then unlock all the doors Passenger’s side with the power door lock switch. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 23 Unlocking function—All doors are auto- matically unlocked when the shift lever is moved to the “P” position with the ignition switch in the “ON” position. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 24 Flashing four times, the function has 2. Push the power door lock switch on changed to mode 4. the rear side to unlock the doors. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. Unlocking operation 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 25 “Trunk lid” on page 27 in this section. To stop the beep, close all the doors se- curely or push the “UNLOCK” switch. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 26 Check the battery in the transmitter. To the “LOCK” to “ON” position. replace the battery, see “REPLACING The “PANIC” mode does not work when TRANSMITTER BATTERY”. the ignition key is in the “ON” position. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 27 Replace only with same sired operation. equivalent type recommended by a Toyota dealer. z Dispose of used batteries according to the local laws. Replace the transmitter battery by follow- ing these procedures: 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 28 Do not replace the battery with wet hands. Water may cause unexpected rust. z Do not touch or move any compo- nents inside of the transmitter, or it may interfere with proper opera- tion. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 29: Power Windows

    Use the switch on the driver’s door. Normal operation: The window moves as long as you hold the switch. To open: Lightly push down the switch. To close: Lightly pull up the switch. Type B (to open and close) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 30 The window moves as long as you hold the switch. To open: Push down the switch. To close: Pull up the switch. If you push in the window lock switch on the driver’s door, the passengers’ windows cannot be operated. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 31: Trunk Lid

    The trunk lid can be opened with the wire- less remote control transmitter, “—Wireless remote control” on page 20 in this section. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 32 After locking the rear seatbacks, try fold- ing them down to make sure they are securely locked, otherwise someone could get into the trunk by folding down a rear seat. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 33 Exposing the handle to stronger light will cause it to NOTICE glow longer. Implement the above steps to maxi- mize security of the luggage in the trunk whenever the vehicle is unat- tended. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 34: Hood

    Other- signal lights and interior light. wise, the hood may open unexpected- ly while driving and an accident may occur. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 35 Once set, the system automatically resets the alarm after the alarm stops. The alarm will activate again under the same circumstances described With automatic air conditioning controls “Activating the system”. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 36: Fuel Tank Cap

    Be sure to wait until the indicator light goes off or starts flashing. 3. Unlock any door from the inside. The system should activate the alarm. 4. Stopping the alarm as described above. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 37 In hot weath- er, fuel under pressure could cause injury by spraying out of the filler neck if the cap is suddenly re- moved. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 38: Electric Moon Roof

    The indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does z Do not tighten the cap further after not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as you hear one click when installing. soon as possible. CAUTION...
  • Page 39 “SLIDE OPEN” or “TILT UP” In any of these cases, you should normal- side briefly. ize the moon roof. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 40 Never try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection function intentionally. The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just before the moon roof is fully closed. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 42: Seats

    Move your seat to the rear as far collision. as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 44 2. SEAT CUSHION HEIGHT ADJUSTING KNOB Turn the knob either way. 3. SEATBACK ANGLE ADJUSTING LEVER Lean forward and pull the lever up. Then lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 45 Releasing the switch will stop the seat- of personal injury. back at that position. 4. SEAT LUMBAR SUPPORT ADJUSTING KNOB Turn the knob either way. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 46: Fold−Down Rear Seat

    Each seatback can be folded separately. Turn the knob either way. Make sure the luggage loaded in the enlarged trunk will not damage the webbing of the rear center seat belt when left seatback folded down. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 47: Seat Heaters

    The key must be in the “ON” position. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 48: Head Restraints

    After adjusting the head restraint, make sure it is locked in position. Do not drive with the head re- straints removed. Rear 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 49: Armrest

    If an accident occurs and the seat belts are not worn properly, the force of the rapid infla- tion of the airbag may cause death or serious injury to the child. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 50 A Check for cuts, fraying, and loose slow, easy motion will allow the belt to parts. Damaged parts should be re- extend, and you can move around freely. placed. disassemble modify the system. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 51 If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. Do not use the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect an adult occupant or your child from injury. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 52 Then portion upward through the latch plate. make sure it remains untwisted as it re- tracts. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 53 This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and extend- er itself. When not in use, remove the extender and store in the vehicle for future use. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 54 When the outside shoulder belt is in- serted through the guide, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head of an occupant. To use the comfort guide, do as fol- lows. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 55 CAUTION Make sure the belt is not twisted and that it lies flat. The elastic cord must be behind the belt and the guide must be on the front. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 56 “Service reminder indicators not in use. angles may cause the seat belt preten- and warning buzzers” on page 105 in Sec- sioners and SRS airbags not to operate tion 1−5.) all together. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 57 The front seat belt pretensioners are con- fenders, front end structure or con- trolled by the airbag sensor assembly. The sole airbag sensor assembly consists of a saf- ing sensor and airbag sensor. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 58: Srs Driver Airbag And Front Passenger Airbag

    Be sure to wear your seat belt properly. front seat belt pretensioner. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 59 (For together. details, see “Service reminder indicators Always wear your seat belts properly. and warning buzzers” on page 105 in Sec- tion 1−5.) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 60 4. Driver’s seat belt buckle switch 5. Driver’s seat position sensor 6. Airbag sensor assembly 7. Airbag module for driver (airbag and inflator) The airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and airbag sensor. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 61 The airbags inflate only ing the seat belt system, see “Seat once. The windshield may be damaged by belts” on page 45 in this section. absorbing some of the force of the inflat- ing airbag. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 62 Always move the seat as far back ous injury to the child. as possible, because the force of the deploying front passenger air- bag could cause death or serious injury to the child. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 63 Use a child restraint seat belt properly. system in the rear seat. For instruc- tions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see “Child restraint” on page 69 in this sec- tion. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 64 Repairs made on or near the front front passenger should fenders, front end structure, con- hold objects in their arms or on sole, steering column, steering their knees. wheel or dashboard near the front passenger airbag 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 65 The pad section of the steering wheel tion, or the light remains on. front passenger airbag cover The light comes on while driving. (shaded in the illustration) is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 66: Srs Side Airbags And Curtain Shield Airbags

    SRS side airbags and curtain shield airbags are in- flated. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 67 Always wear your seat belts properly. connecting wiring and power sources. (For details, see “Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers” on page 105 in Sec- tion 1−5.) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 68 5. Side and curtain shield airbag sensors inflate with considerable force. While the system is designed to reduce serious inju- 6. Airbag sensor assembly ries, it may also cause minor burns or abrasions and swelling. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 69 Do not apply excessive weight to the outer side of the front seats with a side airbag, and to the front pillar, rear pillar and roof side rail with a curtain shield airbag. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 70 Likewise, child in the vehicle. driver front passenger should not hold objects in their arms or on their knees. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 71 Modification of the suspension sys- 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 72 The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” posi- tion, or the light remains on. The light comes on or flashes while driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 73: Child Restraint

    Do not disconnect the battery cables child restraint system. In an acci- injury to the child. before contacting your Toyota dealer. dent, child can be crushed against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle’s interior. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 74 It is dangerous if the side air- bag and curtain shield airbag in- flate, and the impact could cause death or serious injury to the child. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 75 81 in this section. The child restraint lower anchorages ap- proved for your vehicle may also be used. See “—Installation with the child restraint lower anchorages” on page 83 in this sec- tion. (B) Convertible seat 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 76 Never install a rear−facing child re- straint system on the front passen- ger seat because the force of the rapid inflation of the front passen- ger airbag can cause death or seri- ous injury to the child. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 77 If the driver’s seat position does not allow sufficient space for safe installation, install child straint system on the rear right seat. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 78 To hold the infant seat securely, make it is secure. Follow all the installation sure the belt is in the lock mode before instructions provided by its manufac- letting the belt retract. turer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 80 If the driver’s seat position does injury to the child. not allow sufficient space for safe installation, install child straint system on the rear right seat. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 81 To hold the convertible seat securely, belt. Keep the lap portion of the belt make sure the belt is in the lock mode tight. before letting the belt retract. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 82 Follow all the installation ger. instructions provided by its manufac- turer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 83 Always move the seat as far back as possible, because the force of the deploying airbag could cause death or serious injury to the child. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 84 See “Seat belts” on page of the belt are not twisted. 45 for details. Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this may prevent your child from properly latching the tab and buckle. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 85 Anchor brackets are installed for each rear seating position. This symbol indicates the location of the anchor brackets. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 86 Make sure the top strap is securely latched, and check that the child re- straint system is secure by pushing and pulling it in different directions. Follow all the installation instructions provided by its manufacturer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 87 FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2 specification can be fixed to these anchorages. In this case, it is not necessary to fix the child restraint system with a seat belt on the vehicle. Canada only Type A 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 88 If your child restraint system has a top strap, it should be anchored. (For the Canada only installation of the top strap, see “—Using a top strap” on page 81 in this section.) Type B 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 89: Tilt Steering Wheel

    Push the “ ” side of the switch. To move the pedals back toward you: Push the “ ” side of the switch. The accelerator and brake pedals will move simultaneously as long as you hold the switch. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 90: Outside Rear View Mirrors

    (See “Rear window and outside rear view mirror de- foggers” on page 99 in Section 1−4.) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 91: Anti−Glare Inside Rear View Mirror

    The reflection in the mirror has greater in the “ACC” or “ON” position. clarity at this position. Night driving—Lever at position 2 Remember that by reducing glare you also lose some rear view clarity. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 92: Auto Anti−Glare Inside Rear View Mirror

    The indicator illuminates to show you that the function is on. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 93: Vanity Mirrors

    To ensure correct functioning of an anti−glare mirror sensor located on the back side of the mirror, do not touch or cover the sensor with your finger or a piece of cloth, etc. Type B 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 94 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 95 ....... . Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers ... . 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 96: Headlights And Turn Signals

    “ACC” or “LOCK” position. not running. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 97 See “Replacing light nel, parking structure, etc. bulbs” on page 279 in Section 7−3. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 98 To prevent the battery from being dis- driver’s door is opened with the ignition charged, do not leave the lights on key in the “ACC” or “LOCK” position. for a long period when the engine is not running. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 99: Emergency Flashers

    “OFF”. lights) on the instrument panel flash faster than normal, a front or rear turn signal bulb is burned out. See “Replacing light bulbs” on page 279 in Section 7−3. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 100: Instrument Panel Light Control

    To turn on the front fog lights, twist ment panel lights, turn the dial. the band of the headlight and turn sig- nal switch lever. They will come on only when the headlights are on low beam. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 101: Interior Light

    “DOOR” The ignition key is turned to the “ACC”, position for 20 minutes or more. “ON” or “START” after all the side doors are closed. All the doors are closed and locked. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 102: Personal Lights

    The key must be in the “ON” position. Lever position Speed setting Position 1 Intermittent Position 2 Slow Position 3 Fast For a single sweep of the windshield, push the lever up and release it. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 103: Rear Window And Outside Rear View Mirror Defoggers

    This will help prevent the washer fluid from freezing on your windshield, which can block your vision. NOTICE Do not operate the wipers if the wind- shield is dry. It may scratch the glass. With automatic air conditioning controls 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 104 Leaving the defoggers on for a long time could cause the battery to discharge, especially during stop−and−go driving. The defoggers are not designed for drying rain water or for melting snow. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 105 ....... . Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers ....2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 106: Fuel Gauge

    The indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. The gauge indicates the approximate The gauge indicates the engine coolant...
  • Page 107: Tachometer

    All NOTICE trip meter data is cancelled if the elec- Do not let the indicator needle get trical power source is disconnected. into the red zone. This may cause severe engine damage. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 108 The same process can be applied for resetting the trip meter B. This display remains on for about 10 min- utes after the ignition switch is off. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 109: Service Reminder Indicators And Warning Buzzers

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers If the indicator or buzzer comes on... Do this. If parking brake is off, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer. Fasten driver’s seat belt. (indicator and buzzer) Fasten front passenger’s seat belt.
  • Page 110 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) If the indicator or buzzer comes on... Do this. Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. If brake system warning light is also on, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer. Close all doors. Take vehicle to Toyota dealer immediately.
  • Page 111: Driver's Seat Belt Reminder Light

    The light does not come on even if the stable during braking. minder light to come on. ignition key is turned on with the park- ing brake released. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 112: Discharge Warning Light

    Have your vehicle Empty fuel tank checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as If the fuel tank is empty, refuel immedi- possible. ately. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 113: Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

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  • Page 114 The light does not come on when the ble during braking. ignition key is turned to the “ON” posi- tion or remains on. The light comes on or flashes while driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 115 Toyota ignition is turned to on. dealer as soon as possible. The light is left on after the ignition is turned to on. The light comes on while driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 118: Ignition Switch With Steering Lock

    19 in Section If you leave the key in the “ACC” or 1−2. “LOCK” position and open the driver’s door, a buzzer will remind you to remove the key. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 119: Automatic Transmission

    2: Stronger engine braking shift while holding the lock release button in. (The ignition L: Maximum engine braking switch must be in “ON” position.) Shift while holding the lock release button in. Overdrive switch Shift normally. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 120 If the engine is turned off when the over- drive is off and restarted, the overdrive will be on automatically. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 121 Be careful when downshifting on a slippery surface. Abrupt shifting 3. With the brake pedal pressed down, could cause the vehicle to spin or shift the selector lever to the “P” posi- skid. tion. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 122 For instructions, see “If you cannot ward. shift automatic transmission selector lever” on page 241 in Section 4. When towing a trailer, in order to main- tain engine braking efficiency, do not use overdrive. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 123 L: Maximum engine braking (The ignition switch must be in “ON” position.) Shift while holding the lock release button in. Overdrive switch Shift normally. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 124 If the engine is turned off when the over- drive is off and restarted, the overdrive will be on automatically. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 125 For ways to decrease the vehicle speed, “R” position. see “Cruise control” on page 129 in this section. NOTICE Never shift into reverse while the ve- hicle is moving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 126 “—Automatic door locking and an upgrade. Do not attempt to hold unlocking functions” on page 19 in Section the vehicle using the accelerator ped- 1−2. al, as this can cause the transmission to overheat. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 127: Manual Transmission

    Recommended shifting speeds NOTICE gear: The transmission is fully synchronized and Make sure the vehicle is completely upshifting or downshifting is easy. gear km/h (mph) stopped before shifting into reverse. (32) (55) (85) 189 (117) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 128: Traction Control System

    This means that the trac- speed for the present road condi- tion control system is in the self−check tions. mode, but does not indicate a malfunction. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 129 The vehicle skid control system is always ing. activated, even if the traction control sys- tem is turned off. To turn on: Push “TRAC OFF” switch once again. The “TRAC OFF” indicator light will go off. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 130: Vehicle Skid Control System

    “Checking and replacing tires” on page 270 in Section 7−2.) In situations where the road surface is covered with ice or snow, your vehicle should be fitted with snow tires or tire chains. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 131 If the light comes on while driving, the contact your Toyota dealer. system does not work. However, as con- ventional braking operates when applied, there is no problem to continue your driv- ing. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 132: Parking Brake

    CAUTION Before driving, be sure the parking brake is fully released and the park- ing brake reminder light is off. Lever type (type B) Pedal type (type B) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 133: Cruise Control

    (1.0 mph). You can now take your gagement, keep “CRUISE ON− to slow down. foot off the accelerator pedal. OFF” switch off when not using the cruise control. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 134 If the vehicle speed drops 16 km/h (10 mph) below the preset speed, the preset speed will also automatically cancel out. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 135 The indicator light does not come on. The indicator light flashes again. The indicator light goes out after it comes on. If this is the case, contact your Toyota dealer and have your vehicle inspected. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 136 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 137 ......For vehicle equipped with Navigation system, please refer to the separate “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 138 SWITCHING BETWEEN FUNCTIONS Push “AM”, “FM1·2”, “FM”, “TAPE” or “CD” if the system is already on but you want to switch from one function to another. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 139 12 cm (4.7 in.) disc until “DISC” disappears from the display. NOTICE Do not use an adaptor for compact disc singles—it could cause tracking errors or interfere with the ejection of compact discs. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 140 Never try to disassemble or oil any part of the compact disc player. Do not insert anything other than com- pact discs into the slot. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 141 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) —Controls and features "Type 1 Details of specific buttons, controls and features are described in the alphabetical list that follows. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 142 If a tape fast forwards com- error messages. pletely, the cassette player will play the other side of the tape, using the auto−re- verse feature. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 143 Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the FADER: Adjusts the sound balance be- double D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories tween the front and rear speakers. The Licensing Corporation. display ranges from F7 to R7. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 144 “SCAN” again. the number of tracks you want to skip. If you push the button ten times, the skip feature will be turned off. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 145 If you want to return to the beginning of the current track, push the down side of the button one time, quickly. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 146 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) "Type 2 Details of specific buttons, controls and features are described in the alphabetical list that follows. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 147 AM band. “AM” will appear on the the other side. This is true whether the display. cassette was playing or fast forwarding. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 148 RDS stations are not preset to pushing “CD”. In both cases, a disc must vehicle to your Toyota dealer. the preset buttons, “FM TYPE” will not already be loaded in the player. appear on the display. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 149 64−character messages. To store a message in memory, push and Push “PWR·VOL” to turn the audio system hold the “MSG” button until you hear a on and off. Turn “PWR·VOL” to adjust the beep. volume. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 150 To turn off the repeat feature, a band or scan only the preset stations will turn RDS on or off. push this button again. for that band. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 151 To select a track, By using this button, you can skip up or push “SCAN” again. If the player scanned down to a different track. all the tracks on the disc, it will stop scanning. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 152 ROCK TA volume memory function—The volume level when receiving the traffic announce- EASY LIS (Easy listening) ment is memorized. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 153 (A wet type is recommended.) change constantly as your vehicle moves. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 154 CD−ROM Compact disc players use an invisible laser beam which could cause hazard- radiation exposure directed outside the unit. Be sure to operate the player correctly. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 155 Remove discs from the compact disc player when you are not listening to them. Store them in their plastic cases away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight. Low quality discs 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 156 Wipe in a straight line from the center to the edge of the disc (not in circles). Dry it with another soft, lint−free cloth. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or anti−static device. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 157 ......... Checking and replacing the air conditioning filter ....2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 158: Manual Air Conditioning System Controls

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) Manual air conditioning system— —Controls 1. Fan speed selector 2. Temperature selector 3. Air flow selector 4. “A/C” button 5. Air intake selector 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 159 4. Floor/Windshield—Air flows mainly scribed below. from the floor vents and windshield vents. This position allows the air intake to select FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front view more quickly. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 160 2. Fresh (indicator light is off)—Draws outside air into the system. To prevent fogging up of the windshield, the air intake mode may change automati- cally to FRESH depending on the condi- tion of the air conditioning system. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 161: Air Flow Selector Settings

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) —Air flow selector settings —Operating tips To cool off your Toyota after it has been parked in the hot sun, drive with the windows open for a few minutes. This vents the hot air, allowing the air conditioning to cool the interior more quickly.
  • Page 162 Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF” fied heating. Temperature—Towards COLD (blue zone) Choose floor/windshield air flow to heat Air intake—FRESH (outside air) the vehicle interior while defrosting or Air flow—PANEL defogging the windshield. Air conditioning—OFF 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 163 On humid days, do not blow cold air floor/windshield air flow. on the windshield—the difference be- tween the outside and inside tempera- tures could make the fogging worse. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 164: Automatic Air Conditioning System Controls

    Automatic air conditioning system— —Controls 1. Temperature selector 2. Air flow selector 3. Windshield air flow button 4. Fan speed selector 5. Air intake selector 6. “A/C” button 7. “OFF” button 8. “AUTO” button 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 165 In automatic operation, you do not have to adjust the fan speed unless you desire 3. Floor—Air flows mainly from the floor another fan speed mode. vents. 4. Floor/Windshield—Air flows mainly from the floor vents and windshield vents. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 166 RECIRCULATE mode, press the air intake selector button once again. Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified heating or cooling. This setting clears the front view more quickly. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 167 If the “A/C” button indicator flashes, there is a problem in the air conditioning system conditioning automatically shuts off. If this happens, take your ve- hicle to a Toyota dealer for service. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 168: Air Flow Selector Settings

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) —Air flow selector settings —Operating tips To cool off your Toyota after it has been parked in the hot sun, drive with the windows open for a few minutes. This vents the hot air, allowing the air conditioning to cool the interior more quickly.
  • Page 169 Press the “A/C” button on for dehumidi- fied heating. Choose floor/windshield air flow to heat the vehicle interior while defrosting or defogging the windshield. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 170 FRESH auto- If you want to return the setting to RE- matically. This is to clean up the front CIRCULATE mode, press the air intake view more quickly. selector button once again. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 171: Side And Rear Vents

    Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified heating or cooling. This setting clears the front view more quickly. To heat the vehicle interior while de- frosting windshield, choose floor/windshield air flow. Side vents Rear vents 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 172: Checking And Replacing The Air Conditioning Filter

    To maintain the air conditioning efficiency, inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance sched- ule. (For scheduled maintenance informa- tion, please refer to the “Scheduled Main- tenance Guide” “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 173 The air filter should be installed prop- erly in position. The use of air condi- tioning with the air filter removed may cause deteriorated dustproof per- formance and then affect air condi- tioning performance. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 176: Clock

    1:00 (one o’clock). When instrument panel lights turned on, the brightness of the time indi- cator will be reduced. Without multi−information display 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 177: Multi−Information Display

    When the ignition switch is on, the last previously used mode displayed just be- fore the ignition switch is off will appear. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 178 If the low fuel level warning light comes the “MODE/RESET” button for more than The displayed value is updated every 2 on, refuel even if the display indicates 1 second. seconds. that the vehicle can be driven further. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 179: Compass

    The ignition switch is turned off imme- To reset the calculations, push and hold diately after turning. the “MODE/RESET” button for more than The vehicle is on an inclined surface. 1 second. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 180 Then push the “COMP” switch, refer- ring to the following map to select the number of the zone where the vehicle is. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 181 Hawaii: 5 mode. Samoa: 5 Guam: Saipan: 8 CAUTION Do not adjust the display while the vehicle is moving. Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is stopped. Zone number 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 182 If “C” appears on the display because of If calibration cannot be performed because a drastic change in the magnetic field, of the magnetized vehicle etc., take your perform circling calibration. vehicle to Toyota dealer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 183: Cigarette Lighter And Ashtrays

    After using the ashtray, push it back in completely. To remove the ashtray, open the ashtray lid and pull it out. Rear ashtray 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 184: Power Outlets

    Insert- ing a foreign object other than the appropriate plug that fits the outlet, or allowing any liquid into the out- let may cause electrical failure or short circuits. Rear console box 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 185: Garage Door Opener

    “Programming a rolling code sys- Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink tem”. in view while programming. 6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each re- maining HomeLink button to program another device. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 186 This third press and release will button is pressed. HomeLink changes from a slow to a complete the programming process by rapid flash after 20 seconds, you can opening the garage door. release both buttons. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 187 (signaling the door to stop and re- verse), does not meet current feder- al safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features increases risk of serious injury or death. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 188: Glove Box

    To lock: Insert the master key and turn it clockwise. CAUTION To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop, always keep glove door closed while driving. Over head console 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 189: Rear Console Box

    CAUTION To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop, always keep the console box closed while driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 190: Front Cup Holder

    To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or sudden stop while driving, keep the cup holder closed when it is not in use. With pedal type parking brake 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 191: Storage Box

    This box is designed to hold things like This hook is designed to hang things bottles. like grocery bags. NOTICE To prevent damage to the hook, avoid hanging heavy loads on it. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 192: Luggage Net

    Be sure not to twist the net when age and/or failure may result: hooking. z Do not place anything where they may hinder the opening/closing of the shade. z Do not place things on the shade. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 193 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) CAUTION Make sure the floor mat is properly placed on the floor carpet. If the floor slips and interferes with movement of the pedals during driv- ing, it may cause an accident. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 196: Break−In Period

    Toyota dealer. However, occasionally, you may notice light knocking for a short time while accel- erating or driving up hills. This is normal and there is no need for concern. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 197 If you els. In the U.S., category 3 has been Toyota, be sure that it has an octane continue to have unacceptable driveability, adopted. The WWFC improves air quali- rating no lower than 87.
  • Page 198: Operation In Foreign Countries

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) Operation in foreign countries Three−way catalytic converters If you plan to drive your Toyota in NOTICE another country... z Do use gasohol other than First, comply with the vehicle registration stated above. It will cause fuel sys- laws.
  • Page 199 Do not push−start or pull−start your Toyota Maintenance Schedule. For vehicle. scheduled maintenance information, z Do not turn off the ignition while refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance the vehicle is moving. Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supple- ment”. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 200: Engine Exhaust Cautions

    High tem- vehicle. perature exhaust gases also burn the oil used to lubricate the exhaust valve stems. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 201: Iridium−Tipped Spark Plugs

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  • Page 202: Brake System

    10 km/h (6 mph). It stops operating when the vehicle decelerates to a speed below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph). 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 203 At the end of the anti−lock brake sys- to detect the accurate turning speed tem activation, the brake pedal may resulting in a longer stopping dis- move a little forward. tance. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 204 The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” posi- tion, or remains on. Type B The light comes on while you are driv- ing. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 205 10 km/h (6 mph). It stops operating when the vehicle decelerates to a speed below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph). 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 206: Brake Pad Wear Limit Indicators

    They should ride in their seats with their seat belts properly fastened. Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer seri- ous bodily injury, in the event of sudden braking or a collision. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 207: Your Toyota's Identification

    This number is on the left top of the instrument panel, and can be seen through the windshield from outside. This is the primary identification number for your Toyota. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle. 1MZ−FE engine 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 208: Theft Prevention Labels

    NOTICE You should not attempt to remove the theft prevention labels as it may vio- late certain state or federal laws. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 209: Types Of Tires

    All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction performance compared with snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all season tires fall short in accel- eration handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 210 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 211 ..........How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer ... . . 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 212: Before Starting The Engine

    Simply restart it, using the correct proce- dure given in normal starting. If the engine will not start... See “If your vehicle will not start” on page 222 in Section 4. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 213: Tips For Driving In Various Conditions

    To drive down a long or steep hill, reduce your speed and downshift. Remember, if you ride the brakes excessively, they may overheat and not work properly. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 214: Winter Driving Tips

    When it is extremely cold, we recommend whether the tires on your vehicle to use 60% solution for your Toyota, to This product is available at your Toyota are high−speed capability tires or provide protection down to about −50_C dealer and most auto parts stores.
  • Page 215: Dinghy Towing

    NOTICE Dinghy towing does not eliminate the possibility of damage to your vehicle. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 216: Trailer Towing

    After dinghy towing, let the engine idle for to your vehicle. sult your Toyota dealer for further in- more than 3 minutes before driving the formation on additional requirements vehicle. such as a towing kit, etc. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 217 It also includes the weight of any special equipment installed on your vehicle. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 218 40% in the rear. BRAKES AND SAFETY CHAINS Toyota recommends trailers with brakes that conform to any applica- ble federal and state/provincial regu- lations. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 219 Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s trailer wandering over into another Manual Supplement”. lane. Retighten all fixing bolts of the towing ball and bracket after approximately 1000 km (600 miles) of trailer driving. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 221 Stop and apply your brakes. 4. Have someone retrieve the blocks. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 222: How To Save Fuel And Make Your Vehicle Last Longer

    Avoid jackrabbit starts. Get into high ways. The faster you drive, the greater gear as quickly as possible. the fuel consumption. By reducing your speed, you will cut down on fuel con- sumption. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 223 Never turn off the engine to coast down hills. Your power steering and brake booster will not function with- out the engine running. Also, the emission control system operates properly only when the engine is run- ning. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 224 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 225: In Case Of An Emergency

    ........If you lose your wireless remote control transmitter ... . . 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 226: If Your Vehicle Will Not Start

    Have the key with your foot off the accelerator pedal. checked at your Toyota dealer. If none of If the engine turns over at its normal If the engine does not start after 15 se- your keys work, the system is possibly speed but will not start—...
  • Page 227 Then get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while enroute to the medical office. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 228 (red) jumper cable to battery. the positive (+) terminal on the booster battery. recommended connecting points are shown in the following illustrations: Connecting point for 1MZ−FE engine 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 229: If Your Engine Stalls While Driving

    If the engine will not start, see “If your vehicle at low speeds. Have your vehicle the battery or accidentally let the vehicle will not start” on page 222 in this checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as jumper cables or clamps touch any- section. possible.
  • Page 230: If Your Vehicle Overheats

    Serious injury could result from steam. Escaping steam or coolant is scalding hot fluid and steam blown a sign of very high pressure. out under pressure. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 231: If You Have A Flat Tire

    When raising the vehicle, do not jack. Otherwise, personal injury may place any objects on top of or un- occur. derneath the jack. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 232 The standard tire should be re- permits easier installation in case of a flat paired and reinstalled as soon as tire. possible. Avoid sudden acceleration, sudden deceleration and sharp turns with the compact spare tire. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 233 With a compact spare tire To remove the jack, turn the jack joint by hand until the jack becomes free. Without a compact spare tire 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 234 Then secure the tire by repeating the above removal steps in reverse order to prevent it from flying forward during a collision or sudden braking. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 235 Be careful that ornament to avoid unexpected person- the wrench does not slip off the nut. al injury. Do not remove the nuts yet—just unscrew them about one−half turn. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 236 To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle into the jack (it is a loose fit) and turn it clockwise. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, double−check that it is properly positioned. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 237 Then lift up the wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle the tire and press it back over the other bolts. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 238 Make sure the wrench is securely en- gaged over the nut. Tighten each nut a little at a time in the order shown. Repeat the process until all the nuts are tight. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 239: If Your Vehicle Becomes Stuck

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  • Page 240: If Your Vehicle Needs To Be Towed

    If towing is necessary, we recommend NOTICE (a) Towing with wheel lift type truck— you to have it done by your Toyota dealer or a commercial tow truck ser- If you rock your vehicle, observe the —From front vice. In consultation with them, have...
  • Page 241 Do not tow with the key removed or in the “LOCK” position when towing from the rear without a towing dolly. The steering lock mechanism is not strong enough hold front wheels straight. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 242 Front (type A) Rear (on some models) CAUTION If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by your Toyota Use extreme caution when towing ve- dealer or a commercial tow truck ser- hicles. Avoid sudden starts or erratic vice.
  • Page 243 If the engine is not running, the pow- er assist for the brakes and steering will not work so steering and braking will be much harder than usual. Without a compact spare tire 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 244 When installing the eyelet on the ve- hicle, be sure to tighten the front eyelet securely. If the eyelet is loose, it may come off when being towed and result in death or serious injury. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 245: If You Cannot Shift Automatic Transmission Selector Lever

    Vehicles with engine immobiliser system— Even if you lose only one key, contact your Toyota dealer to make a new key. If you lose all your master keys, you cannot make new keys; the whole engine immobi- liser system must be replaced.
  • Page 246: If You Lose Your Wireless Remote Control Transmitter

    Have the registered identification numbers of your transmitters deleted from your ve- hicle by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of theft or an accident. Then, have the identification number of your new transmitter registered.
  • Page 247: Appearance Care

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  • Page 248 Now, it is up to be dry. to see all the mud and dirt. It will do you. Proper care of your Toyota can help more harm than good to simply wet the High ambient temperatures can cause ensure long−term corrosion prevention.
  • Page 249 It may fly off damp and it will cause corrosion. Even if the wheel and cause accidents while your garage is heated, a wet vehicle can the vehicle is moving. corrode if the ventilation is poor. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 250 Carefully fol- low the manufacturer’s instructions and precautions. Be sure to polish and wax the chrome trim as well as the paint. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 251 When cleaning the inside of the rear use a sponge or brush to apply the foam. window, be careful not to scratch or Rub in overlapping circles. damage the heater wires or connec- tors. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 252 Toyota dealer will be pleased to answer bove. Immediately clean any spill them. z Use of a nylon brush or synthetic using the method mentioned above. fiber cloth, etc. may scratch the fine grained surface of the leather. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 253 ......Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs ..For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 254: Maintenance Requirements

    Simple instructions for how to per- or if you prefer, your Toyota dealer will be dating this warranty. See “Owner’s War- form them are presented on page 255 in pleased to do them at a nominal cost.
  • Page 255: General Maintenance

    Toyota dealer or a quali- ness. Tighten them if necessary. fied service shop immediately. It is recom- Tire rotation...
  • Page 256 Make sure that the leased. Make sure the brake fluid level is correct. belt webbings not cut, frayed, worn or See page 268 in Section 7−2 for addition- damaged. al information. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 257: Does Your Vehicle Need Repairing

    If you notice any of these clues, take your Check the level on the dipstick with the mance, sounds, and visual tip−offs that vehicle to your Toyota dealer as soon as engine turned off and the vehicle parked indicate service is needed. Some impor- possible.
  • Page 258: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance (I/M) Programs

    However, when the battery is disconnected or run down, the codes are erased. Also, depending on your driving habits, the codes may not be completely set. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 260: Engine Compartment Overview

    2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil level dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Fuse block 6. Battery 7. Radiator 8. Electric cooling fans 9. Condenser 10. Windshield washer fluid tank 11. Engine coolant reservoir 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 261 2. Engine oil level dipstick 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Fuse blocks 6. Battery 7. Radiator 8. Electric cooling fans 9. Condenser 10. Windshield washer fluid tank 11. Engine coolant reservoir 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 262: Fuse Locations

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) Fuse locations Spare fuses With vehicle skid control system 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 263: Do−It−Yourself Service Precautions

    It contains poi- just the body jack supporting it. Al- serve: sonous and corrosive sulfuric acid. ways use automotive jack stands or other solid supports. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 264: Positioning The Jack

    Do not allow dirt or anything else to fall through the spark plugholes. Rear 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 265: Parts And Tools

    Raising the ve- Tools: hicle with jack improperly posi- Funnel (only for adding coolant) tioned will damage the vehicle or may allow the vehicle to fall off the jack and cause personal injury. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 266 Bulb with same number and wattage rating as original (See charts in “Re- CHECKING BATTERY CONDITION placing light bulbs” on page 279 in Tools: Section 7−3.) Warm water Baking soda Grease Conventional wrench (for terminal clamp bolts) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 267 Aluminum wheel precautions ....... . 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 268: Checking The Engine Oil Level

    Check the oil level on the dipstick Be careful not to drop the engine oil Add oil O.K. Too full once again after adding the oil. on the vehicle components. 1MZ−FE engine 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 269 SAE 5W−30 at the next oil change. Oil grade: API grade SL “Energy−Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil Recommended viscosity: SAE 5W−30 API service symbol Outside temperature ILSAC certification mark 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 270: Checking The Engine Coolant Level

    “Toyota Genuine Motor pump. Oil”. If you can find no leak, have your Toyota dealer test the cap pressure and check for leaks in the cooling system. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 271 Further supplemental inhibitors or additives use in Toyota vehicles. are neither needed nor recommended. Please contact your Toyota dealer for fur- ther details about “Toyota Genuine Long Life Coolant”. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 272: Checking The Radiator And Condenser

    If the level is low, add SAE J1703 or dirty or you are not sure of their condi- FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 brake fluid to the tion, take your vehicle to a Toyota dealer. brake reservoir. Remove and replace the reservoir cap by CAUTION hand.
  • Page 273: Checking Power Steering Fluid

    If a tire frequently needs refilling, have it checked by your Toyota dealer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 274: Checking And Replacing Tires

    The effectiveness of snow tires is lost if the tread wears down below 4 mm (0.16 in.). 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 275 See “If you have a flat tire” on page 227 in Section 4 for tire change procedure. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 276: Rotating Tires

    It is designed control. Otherwise, an accident may for temporary use only. occur resulting in death or serious injuries. With a spare tire of different wheel type from the installed tires 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 277 Do not attempt to use a tire chain on the covers before putting on the chains. the compact spare tire, as it may re- sult in damage to the vehicle as well as the tire. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 278: Replacing Wheels

    If eter calibration, stopping ability, headlight damaged, replace immediately. aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clear- ance, and tire or snow chain clearance to the body and chassis. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 280: Checking Battery Condition

    If possible, con- tinue to apply water with a sponge enough to keep the battery firmly in or cloth while en route to the medi- place. Overtightening may damage the cal office. battery case. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 281: Battery Recharging Precautions

    NOTICE Toyota dealer. Never recharge the battery while the Clear or Have battery engine is running. Also, be sure all light checked by your accessories are turned off. yellow Toyota dealer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 282: Checking And Replacing Fuses

    It is a good idea to purchase a set of spare fuses and keep them in your ve- page 290 in Section 8 of this manual for Good Blown hicle for emergencies. the functions controlled by each circuit. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 283: Adding Washer Fluid

    When replacing tem. Have your Toyota dealer correct it as light comes on, the washer tank may be a bulb, make sure the ignition switch and soon as possible.
  • Page 284 Stop/tail lights 3057 27/8 Back−up lights License plate lights — High mounted stoplight Personal lights — Interior light — (type A) Interior light — (type B) Vanity lights — Glove box light — 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 285 If the connector is tight, wiggle it. The above illustration indicates left−hand Aiming is not necessary after replacing headlight. the bulb. When aiming adjustment is nec- essary, contact your Toyota dealer. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 286 —Parking, front side marker and front turn signal lights stop/tail lights (type A) a: Tail and rear side marker light b: Rear turn signal light c: Back−up light d: Stop/tail light 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 287 —Tail and rear side marker, rear turn signal, back−up and stop/tail lights (type B) —High mounted stoplight a: Tail and rear side marker light b: Rear turn signal light c: Back−up light d: Stop/tail light 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 288 If either the left or right front fog or license plate lights burns out, contact your Toyota dealer. NOTICE Do not try to replace the front fog or license plate light bulbs by yourself. You may damage the vehicle. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 290: Dimensions And Weight

    87.5 83.0 (3.44 3.27) ∗ 1 : Unladen vehicle Displacement, cm (cu. in.): ∗ 2 : With 205/65R15 tires 2AZ−FE engine 2362 (144.1) ∗ 3 : With 215/60R16 tires 1MZ−FE engine 2995 (182.8) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 291: Fuel

    70 (18.5, 15.4) 1MZ−FE engine only— Oil grade: Drive belt tension measured with API grade SL “Energy−Conserving” or Borroughs drive belt tension gauge ILSAC multigrade engine oil No.BT−33−73F (used belt), Ibf: 115"20 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 292 : Voltage that is checked 20 minutes af- “Toyota Genuine Long Life Coolant” is ter the key is removed with all the lights filled in your Toyota vehicle. In order to turned off avoid technical problems, we strongly recommend using “Toyota Genuine Long Charging rates: Life Coolant”...
  • Page 293 300 N (31 mission of your vehicle. kgf, 67 lbf): Please contact your Toyota dealer for fur- 3—6 clicks ther details. Fluid type: SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 294: Tires

    103 (10.5, 77) NOTE: For a complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels), see “Checking tire pressure” through “Aluminum wheel precautions”, pages 269 through 274, in Section 7−2. Engine compartment 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 295 6. SPARE 15 A: Spare fuse 14. IGN 15 A: Starting system tion control system, brake assist sys- 7. SPARE 5 A: Spare fuse 8. AM2 30 A: Starting system, “IGN” and “IG2” fuses 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 296 44. OBD 7.5 A: On−board diagnosis sys- 32. ECU−IG 10 A: SRS airbag system, power windows, anti−lock brake system 45. SEAT HTR 20 A: Seat heaters 33. WIPER 25 A: Windshield wipers 46. WASHER 15 A: Windshield washer 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 297 “RAD NO.2”, “ECU−ACC”, “GAUGE1”, “GAUGE2”, “ECU−IG”, “WIPER”, “WASHER”, “HTR (10 A)”, “SEAT HTR” and “SUN−SHADE” fuses 64. ABS NO.1 60 A: Anti−lock brake sys- tem, vehicle skid control system, trac- tion control system, brake assist sys- 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
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  • Page 300 However, between tread shoulder and maximum NHTSA cannot become involved section width. For example: Treadwear in individual problems between 200 Traction AA Temperature A you, your dealer, or Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 301 Warning: The traction grade assigned to tire failure. this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 302 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 303 ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) SECTION INDEX Index 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 304 See page 265 for detailed information. Automatic transmission fluid: Toyota Genuine ATF Type T−IV Publication No. OM33593U Tire information: See pages 269 through 274. Part No. 01999-33593 Printed in Japan 01−0301−00 Tire pressure: See page 290. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 305: Camry_U (L/O

    ’03Camry_U (L/O 0301) WE REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU PLEASE BUCKLE UP Toyota has made a special effort to encourage use of seat belts. Toyota belts are: Comfortable Easy to use Convenient We encourage you to use your belts every time you drive.
  • Page 306 The Toyota authorized Repair Manual is packed with literally everything you need to know to perform your own maintenance in virtually every area of your new vehicle. 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)
  • Page 307 Toyota dealer. Areas covered include such things as spark plug re- Pub. Name: 2003 CAMRY Repair Manual placement, valve clearance adjustment and engine oil Pub. No.: RM972U1 and filter replacement. RM972U2 2003 CAMRY from Jan. ’03 Prod. (OM33593U)