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 Post subject: Is there a cabin pressure valve?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:01 am 
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Location: Seattle, WA
For a while now I've noticed that closing the last door in the car is more difficult unless there's a window open. This often leads to the door not closing well and the person closing it opening and slimming the door hard. : /

After trying a few things I think what's happening is that as the last door closes the air pressure in the cabin is pushing back.

Does this happen to anybody else?
I imagine there's got to be a pressure relief valve somewhere... is there?

The only thing I can think of is that I updated the cabin air filter last year... could I have blocked something when I did that?

Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Is there a cabin pressure valve?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Location: Duvall, Wash.
A random picture from the 'net of a 2010 RAV4:

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There appear to be two of them, in the usual places: rear lower quarter panels. It looks like they used to be L & R part Nos., but have evolved to a single part No. for replacement.

https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota_2014_ ... 0R010.html

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In the old days, these could become obscured by mud, but these are tucked up fairly high, and not subject to rear wheel spray. I can feel mine by reaching up about 6" ahead of the rear bumper.

Tony has some pictures from his 2012 receiver hitch installation, but PhotoBucket has obscured them:

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 Post subject: Re: Is there a cabin pressure valve?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:34 am 
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awesome, thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Is there a cabin pressure valve?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm 
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My car has always acted this way. I thought it was normal. I'll have to check this.


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