94 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Scion xB. 9 of these members
(9.6%) have reported electrical repairs for their car.
A total of 18 electrical repairs to 2005 Scion xBs--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch
108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD
Changed serpentine belt. Recharged a/c, it was low.
rear passenger power window motor burnt out and needed to be replaced.
i got the lucky water pump and alternator since they lasted this long. the water pump bearing started to make grinding noises so I knew it was going to go out. the alternator died four days later lol.
A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal.
Left rear door lock actuator intermittent, would mostly unlock and not lock. Opened door panel and disconnected actuator, replacement about $100 or so, decided to live with it, so now I have a manual lock without having to worry.
Car started cranking "slow." Checked battery cells, one bad one. Grabbed my receipt from Autozone, they checked the battery, agreed with the bad cell & replaced under warranty. N/C
Had visiting relatives, decided the back lock actuator previously reported should be fixed.... both the L&R rear door locks were toast. AMAZON! $5.62 each free shipping universal locks, installed in a snap, been about a month, no problems!
PASSENGER SIDE FRONT DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR. DEAD. SPLICED IN AFTERMARKET FROM AMAZON, GOT 2 OF THEM $9.40 SHIIPING INCLUDED!WORKS FINE, AND WAS WAAAAAAY LESS THAN THE DEALER, PLUS I HAVE A SPARE FOR WHEN THE DRIVER DOOR ACUTATOR GOES.....
Replaced AC compressor, dryer desiccant packet, and recharged with R134a freon.
License plate lights: removal of lenses resulted in broken-off screw and broken mounting bezel. Repaired with homemade solution rather than replace an expensive painted bezel.
Wiper switch going bad. Intermittent and mist settings will no longer park the wipers. Switch needs replaced.
O rings had to be replaced.
Compressor was replaced.
A/C recharge. Put in dye, but in follow-up found no signs of a leak.
Still no working air. Diagnosed as a bad evaporator assembly. Estimate of $1600 give. Between this and the condensor, we elected not to fix.
Air condition quit cooling (2nd time). Charge & fuses okay. Occurred after car wash. Suspect computer locks out compressor upon belt slip. Dealer quoted $1500 compressor replacement, but factory reset of computer restored.