Toyota Rearview Initialization

July 12, 2021
Any time the battery terminal has been disconnected, the rearview monitor system must be re-initialized.

Using the 2013 Toyota Sienna as an example, any time the battery terminal has been disconnected, the rearview monitor system must be re-initialized.

Start the engine.

Move the shift lever to the Reverse position to confirm that the Advanced Parking Guidance System is inoperative. “System Initializing” appears on the rearview monitor.

Move the shift lever to the park position. Turn the steering wheel lock to lock.

Move the shift lever to the reverse position and touch the parallel parking mode switch on the screen.

When the guidelines and “Check surroundings for safety” appear on the rearview monitor, initialization is complete.

When the guidelines and “Check surroundings for safety” appear on the screen, initialization is complete.

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Mike Mavrigian | Motor Age Editor

Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of automotive technical magazine articles involving a variety of  specialties, from engine building to wheel alignment, and has authored more than a dozen books that crisscross the automotive spectrum. Mike operates Birchwood Automotive, an Ohio shop that builds custom engines and performs vintage vehicle restorations. The shop also features a professional photo studio to document projects and to create images for articles and books.

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