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  1. I have just replied to you with prices. We also have a policy of not giving out part numbers. We are under no obligation to provide part numbers, you can purchase technical information from Toyota tech doc, it does not give you part number information The reason we do not give part numbers is, people call a dealer to get a number, go away and Google the number, and buy the part from an online shop, usually a pattern part, based on the number we have given. When the part doesnt fit or there is a quality issue, the customer comes back to us complaining the part number must have been wrong. We undertake to supply the correct parts to our customers based on the information they give us, we don't give that information away so somebody can go and buy a pattern part based on what we have told them. We are happy to deal with hundreds of online quotes every year, but we are not happy to line somebody elses pocket. There are lots of online parts catalogues out there with part number information, many will be out of date as parts supplied will change number from time to time as parts are updated, please feel free to use one of those if it helps you Kingo
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  2. Hi all, just fitted one of David's modified interior lights. What a difference☀️☀️☀️ Should have done it when we first got it. You can actually see inside now! Superb service from David as usual many thanks👌 Geoff
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  3. More importantly, why has the level dropped ?
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  4. Here is a vidio i made on i put on youtube showing another module i used. (More wiring on this one) David
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  5. I have seen this a few times on other cars. As you say, water gets in between the plastic tray and the metal and sits there unable to evaporate and dry out. The steel bolts will go first as they only have a thin zinc plate protection on them. Cleaning it all up and replacing the bolts with stainless versions would be good assuming you can undo them. Use copper grease on the threads too and some wax type corrosion protection after that might be a good idea too. Craig.
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  6. PRIUSGEN4.xlsFor those fitting an Dashcam to a new Gen 4 Prius I hope this is of use. My Lukas Duo was fitted in my Auris and the installation is detailed elsewhere on the club forums. I have started the installation and will do a full write up when completed but for those in a hurry the first hurdle is hard wiring to the car. The best way to do this is with ADD a Circuit fuse taps. Note! Toyota now fit low profile fuses which look a lot smaller than normal mini fuses, they are however the same pitch so can be used instead of low profile Just you wont get the cover back. The fuses are not shown in the book and the fuse box is under the glove box, well hidden and a absolute sod to get to and see. The first job is to find where to connect the camera, if it is a good one it will need 12v Perm and 12v Ignition ON and of course an earth. It will also have a battery safe cut off either built in (like Lucas or as add on like Blackview). Most insurance companies will not accept cameras that can be removed (Suction cup and Cig lighter). The fuse positions are marked on the cover but are a waste of time as unless you have exceptional eyesight and good light they are unreadable. PiuisGen4.xls attached is they layout and fuses in a readable form I have numbered the rows and included the rate but cannot help with all the functions. On mine there are five blanks (unfilled fuses) and I will use two of these rather than remove existing fuses. See pic of fuse box without the cover L/H 11 is 12v Perm and R/H 12 is 12v ignition on. Earth goes to the nearest bolt. The camera need very little current so you can use low rated fuses. I will upload more when I finish but weather has forced a break. PRIUSGEN4.xls
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  7. That sounds promising. Can't see there being an expiry date for a safety issue... hope it gets sorted :)
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  8. Hello Mitchell - welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
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  9. "Are air filters and pollen filters basically the same thing, but in different locations?" Pollen filters, also known as air conditioning filters and cabin filters, filter the air entering the passenger compartment of the vehicle. They reduce the amount of dirt, debris and pollutants from entering the heating and ventilation system, and thus the air that the driver and passengers breathe in. Some offer additional filtration by having a layer of carbon built in - which is supposed to be more effective at reducing the level of allergens entering the vehicle, which could be useful for those with asthma and/or hayfever. For example Toyota sell an enhanced air conditioning filter which incorporates a layer of carbon. Air filters filter the air used by the engine, and trap dirt and debris before it gets into the engine. A clean air filter, as opposed to a dirty air filter, usually results in better efficiency, performance and fuel consumption. May be some similarities in the way they are constructed.
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  11. I understand that it may not always work or may not always prevent collision. Like you said it must be within it's parameters. But here we have a system that rarely works or is clearly impaired so it should not be expected to work if needed. You wouldn't be driving around without airbags regardless how good of a driver we think we are and despite the fact they don't always deploy. First it is probably illegal, second it is not safe. The real issue here is the dishonesty. Removing the warnings through software to mask the fault would be a very serious error if that's indeed the case and surely they could be pulled for this. I'll email my dealer and see what they are planning to do.. i'm not holding my breath though for a proper resolution. But it would be a kick in the teeth once the warranty expires in a few years to be asked to foot the bill..
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  12. The manual has to cover different versions fitted with different equipment as standard. My car being top of the range at the time that it was produced has Bi-xenon & the levelling & wash systems legally required with HIDs. I don't know if there is actually any difference in either the light/lens unit or the electrics (ballast?) to feed them but the light fitting appears to be fundamentally different. So, basically if your car came with H11s stick to H11s.
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  13. Sure we're all different, but I find it hard to understand why Toyota once thought it was attractive to give plenty of storage (so clutter is at least out of sight) and then take it away again - the previous generation Yaris had three glove-boxes! - now it only has one that's too small even for just the handbook of my previous Gen 3 Prius! I spend more time in my car than in my home - so things like the folding binoculars I use when parked on the clifftop to look out to sea, bag of change for car parks, wipes, tissues, OBD dongle, spare charger leads, different mounts for phones, camera etc, air freshener refill, folding umbrella, breathalyser (for morning after), tread depth gauge, pressure gauge &etc. all compete for space. And I certainly don't want them floating around in a crash. Also, it's only a matter of time before we catch up with many parts of Europe (despite Brexit!) of being required by law to carry a Hi-Viz vest for every occupant inside the car. My first car, a 1960 Mini and my second, a 1968 BL 1300 both had vastly more storage space than a 2016 Prius!
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  14. As I understand it the replacement uses parts which have been modified to prevent future problems, if the car is suitable and correctly priced I would be happy to buy it.
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  15. One can say the same about the following convenience features: remote central locking (why not use the key to lock/lock doors) central locking (why not go all round the car to manually lock/unlock doors) intermittent wipers (why not turn the wipers on/off when needed/not needed) interior tailgate gate release (why not open the tailgate from the rear) interior fuel cap release (why not open the fuel cap manually) interior light delay (why not switch the light on when needed) interior lights operated by doors (why not switch the light on when needed) radio pre-sets (why not tune the radio manually when needed) cruise control (why not just use the accelerator) electric headlight levelling (why not flick a lever on the headlight) electric mirrors (why not adjust the mirrors manually) heated mirrors (why not wipe the mirrors) heated rear window (why not wipe the rear window) etc
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  16. If they do stay on you may find they dim when the lights come on. Some cars take the DRL's to a lower power when the lights are on and then back to full power when the lights are off. I have seen people at night driving with only the DRL's on and no lights at all on the rear which was somewhat dangerous on the M25! I guess they didn't have automatic headlights but it shows that DRL's can be bright enough to see where you are going in the dark. Craig.
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  17. Here is the bulletin translated to English. Enjoy! Kameralämmitys.fi.en.pdf
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  18. Slightly off topic, I've found on my T25 facelift that using T-Cut on the headlights once a month really helps with their effectiveness, as it takes off the oxidation that inevitably accumulates on plastic light clusters. Chris Fix on YouTube showed a more permanent repair but it's majorly involved and not to be undertaken lightly. I'm happy with this solution applied once a month at the same time I apply Rain-X to the windscreen. Simple and it only takes 5 minutes.
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  19. Thanks for the heads up about this Konrad! Yea tha car is mine and it's the original bumper with the Toyota Motorsport front skirt and Toyota Motorsport sports grill. Unfortunately the grill is now discontinued and can't be purchased from Toyota..
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  20. Checking the Philips site, they're available in H1, H4 and H7, though not H11. The Osram Night Breaker Unlimited +110% are definitely available in H11, as I had these in my 2012 Auris. Ring sell a 130% bulb in H11 fitting - Ring Xenon130 - and Halfords sell a version - Halfords 711 +130. As far as I'm aware both the Ring and Halfords bulbs are made by a company called Alise, and effectively will be the same bulbs. If you go for either of these, go for whichever is cheapest.
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  21. Thanks again for all inputs. Funniest thing is that my mechanic even did not take on account its a clutch..... he said its impossible, slowly changed tune but it took him 2 days... Anyway I guess my junkie scrap yard gear box is ok Gentlemen??? Wont put fancy clutch in a £1k worth car. Within new clutch I have warranty so we will see...
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  22. well, where else is it likely to come up /be discussed?
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  23. Extended warranties are outside the Block Exemption legislation, so the warranty provider can specify where servicing should be carried out. In the case of Toyota, servicing must be carried out within the Toyota dealer network. However, the Essential Care service scheme satisfies the requirements oif the warranty, and represents a saving over the Fixed Price Servicing (£100 for the silver service, £180 for the gold - engines up to and including 2.2 litres).
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  24. My understanding is that LED lights are only legal for cars where they were homologated with them & then they are require to have washers & self-levelling (as are Xenon).
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  25. Your bulbs won't be covered under warranty. Halogen bulbs do deteriorate with age. As far as I'm aware LED bulbs aren't road legal so you risk an MOT fail if having them fitted. Why not look at either Philips X-treme +130% or Osram Nighbreaker Unlimited +110% bulbs, which are available from places such as Amazon.
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  26. It sounds an awful lot like the brake reservoir to me and will most likely take DOT4 brake fluid. If it is so low you can't see it though you really need to get the brakes checked over as either the brake pads are very worn and need replacing or there is a leak somewhere allowing the fluid to escape under the car. It might be time to get the fluid changed as well as brake fluid absorbs moisture and becomes less effective with age. If there is a leak and the fluid gets so low that air enters the brake master cylinder you will loose the brakes on the car completely. Craig.
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  27. Our Aygo and i20 have the lane change function - both require one to hold the stalk in position for however long one wants to indicate for. Additionally the i20 has a one touch lane change function where if one moves and releases the stalk, the indicators will operate for between 3 and 7 flashes. Aside from using the above feature to change lanes, I don't see it has any other merit. The lane change function isn't adequate for when one turns the vehicle, as the indicators probably wouldn't operate for the duration of the turn.
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  28. I didn't think the stereo need a code unless, the unit had been changed. Regarding vacuum leak on the brake servo and inlet, do you have to press the brake hard? Spray some liquid on the hoses to see if that effects the vacuum performance. To get rid of air locks, I normally squeeze the all pipes including the heater hoses. You know how to test the thermostat by dropping it in a container of boiling water, and watch it open, unless it has stuck open.
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  29. Maybe the car has not been in use recently and the new sensors have not settled in. I would check, clean or replace as much of the intake side, like the air filter. Toyotas have a learning ECU and you could pull the EFI fuse in the engine bay for about a minute, then go on a drive. The ECU can then relearn the settings and adjust to the new sensors. I would look at the injection system - this engine is direct injection! Make sure there are no leaks. Overall, it sounds like the car needs a good drive, and good petrol to get the car smooth again.
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  30. As Duggerz says a small % of pre-Feb2009 production AD engined Avensis develop a head/head gasket problem where the cost of a proper repair will now be more than the car's worth. Another indicator for it can be pinkish/whitish spotting around the expansion tank - this is coolant that the has sprayed out from the relief valve & then dried. The official Toyota long-life coolant should be pink. & I will also confirm what the others have said about the higher revs on idle when cold and/or with extra load & that it has separate handbrake shoes.
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  31. Yes the heater on will increase the rpm until the engine has heated up it will then settle back down..I believe the rear discs will have brake shoes inside them.(I'm actually going to be checking mine tomorrow) Can't say too much regarding your engine as it's different type from mine.but check for any smoke from exhaust check the coolant and open the oil filler cap and look for any creamy like substance.take a good test drive and go through all the gears and check for the dual mass flywheel is OK. ..I'm sure someone else will also help you with this. Good luck if you buy it. And welcome to the forum!
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  32. Yes it's the entire hub assembly. Preparation would pay off here. The mounting bolts should be spayed liberally with plus gas or WD40 in advance of starting the job. Also spray the abs sensor cable. You need to be sure you can remove this without damage before starting the job proper. The socket in which the bearing assembly sits may also be corroded - separation shouldn't be too difficult - a metal drift - crow-bar and even a puller might come in handy. (I've not had to swap these yet but knowing the problems encountered on other models it's best to have these available) If you're able to overcome these issues, the rest should be easy. Also the handbrake shoes may possibly need replacing. Again you can check before dismantling using the spy-hole.
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  33. Hi guys, i newly got myself a 2016 Auris Touring Sport and it came without a cruise control. i wonder if anyone has installed or have any knowledge of aftermarket part and installation guid on this car. i have seen and read guides for up to 2014 but there seems to not be applicable to 2016? My car is a 136 hp version. thanks
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  34. Actually Nigel, I have the much older LApower adapter, which has a socket to install a microSD card, as well as the AUX and USB. I only use the USB as shown in my "how to" post - The APPS2CAR adapter and others like it, are clones of the Yatour model you have. Now you know the reason the remote was not included, but some Toyota's do not have steering control. I agree with keeping the car looking stock too. The extra features missing - Sat-nav, Bluetooth, USB, reverse camera, can all be added at much cheaper cost. My phones have better navigation that works with my cars voice only Bluetooth (No A2DP so added adapter for second phone). I had an USB adapter in my old car, so want the same in this. The reverse camera would be via the mirror, but all the wiring looks a lot of hassle. I have minimum problems parking my estate, but may order the reversing lens which I can attach at the rear. Summit is a brand I have seen. Every extra covered with a cheaper option.
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  35. Wow that's a revelation to me I never knew I could use the track up/down to answer or reject calls I've just tried and it works 😄 !!!!! yer the volume is annoying but once you set it right it's good! But yes I agree they are good little gadgets not perfect but a lot cheaper than buying a full on double din £300 aftermarket unit. Plus by getting these adapters you keep the original dash look which in my opinion looks good and I'm happy with the avensis sound system I've owned a BMW e39 and the sound system in that was terrible. Out of all the cars I've owned I like the avensis sound system best. So I'm happy to add the Bluetooth/USB/aux just by adding this ..... where have you mounted your adapter? Mines currently in glove box but I'm thinking of planting it under armrest!
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  36. Nigel, read your review on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yatour-Digital-Changer-Bluetooth-charging/dp/B014R3340I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482650879&sr=8-1&keywords=yatour+bluetooth+adapter Very detailed with the positive and negative points, especially regarding the volume settings on the device. The device I am using has a similar issue, and again after experimenting, got a better level, but still could do with being a little louder. I also agree that the remote should have been included. I would have thought that the Yatour would use the steering controls to answer/reject calls like the LApower adapter I use. The track change buttons become the answer(up) and reject/end(down) during the phone call mode. Then the controls revert back the track changing functions, when the call has finished. I did notice a similar adapter - APPS2CAR - which does come with the remote controller (I assume you have seen it?). Compatibility covers virtually every model within the Toyota/Lexus/Scion range with 6+6 socket and up to 2011 model year. This is the same for most adapters, since Toyota has standardise the socket - except for some of the touchscreen Nav models, which are not electrically compatible inspite of having the socket! Later cars tend to come with USB and/or Bluetooth so don't need adapters. I love these adapters because of the cheap and simple way to add to the stock stereo.
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  37. Amazon! I got the yatour one. Then had to purchase the y cable and the remote separately all together £70 it was on them lightning deals so if you check now it'll be more expensive, you can get cheaper versions on eBay and amazon so have a shop around before you buy.
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  38. Another thing to mention also buy a remote button if your adapter doesn't come with one, to answer calls or pause and play music while you're driving to save you picking up your phone to do either 👍
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  39. The indicator relays on modern Toyotas are digital. They lack the mechanical click of vehicles of yesteryear. I modified the setup on my t25 by incorporating a mechanical relay onto the wiring loom. If you're handy with a soldering iron and have a multimeter available then this can be easily achieved. The following link fully describes how to do it. If the 2012 model has door mirror indicators then it will be a virtually identical procedure. If not a bit more ingenuity will be required. (I also added an indicator supplementary relay to my MR2 by breaking into the loom at the front light cluster taking the feed via a grommet into the passenger compartment - so it can be done). See: If you were to swap the auris unit (assuming it would fit) you would need to consider whether the location on the Avensis dash contributes to the volume - is there more sound deadening material on the dash? Is the auris actually louder or not?
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  40. Available here:- Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142166014342 The important thing is that you are certain which fitting you need. The newer sockets are 6+6. The older style are 5+7.
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  41. Bluetooth adapter arrived today and works fine how ever it's a good job I bought the Y adaptor because now I can use both the Bluetooth adaptor and the sat nav if not I would have had to use one or the other. Thanks for all comments
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  42. Just want to say to everyone Have a fantastic Christmas and Peaceful and problem free motoring in 2017
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  43. Thanks for the input Tavy. The battery tray is plastic and has a drain hole on the opposite side to where the rust is, drains into a free space rather than the chassis member side. Now the tray is clean I'll keep an eye on battery leakage but my working assumption is that it's water driven under the tray that's the issue. Will sort the rust in the spring! Jez
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  44. I would just like to say that selling a 2013 Gen 3 on Autotrader was very easy. The ad. went in at 2 pm and after a couple of silly offers was sold the same evening for the asking price. This may suggest that the price was a bit too low, but other than £56 to Autotrader for 6 weeks (!!!!) display, there were no other costs There were Dvla costs of keeping the number for the Gen 4. Over all, very easy, and payed for by electronic transfer, and interestingly, the buyer saw the advert online in Pakistan, phoned his uncle, who was in Heathrow, who actually came that eveing (witha torch!!) to view the car.................and left a cash deposit.. I am sort of kicking myself for placing the ad for 6 weeks, but Autotrader marketing inevitably funnels a customer down this road .Trade in price was £11k Overall there was 186 views and 17 contacts, in just 2 days, suggesting that a good Prius is desirable motor
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  45. My main consideration would be the condition of each - the miles are not a big factor. Some low mileage cars do many short trips, and some high milers do fewer, longer trips. The short trips are harder on the car than the greater mileage. Note that the 2004 has the 2.0 litre engine, whereas the 2003 has the 1.8, which is less powerful but supposed to be more refined and economical. According to PARKERS, the 1.8 is 2WD, and the 2.0 is 4WD. The 1.8 is less well equipped because it is NV level, whereas the 2.0 is XT3 - see Parkers for the differences. If condition of both are acceptable, my choice would be the 2.0, because of the 4WD.
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  46. I suspect you have a Hatchback model the T25 2003-2009 Avensis was available in three body styles: Most popular the 5 door hatchback ( Tailgate hinges at the roof line and has a rear was wipe ) Then the 5 door Tourer ( estate, again with rear wash wipe ) and then the least popular the 4 door Saloon ( Tailgate hinges below rear glass and no rear wash wipe ) The front pump is shared by all three models Toyota part number 85530-05031 + Gasket 90069-20005 The rear pump on the hatch & Tourer is shared as well part number 85340-05010 + Gasket 90069-20005.
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  47. Hope you're right as I've unplugged the battery lol Yep, I've just left it to tick over this morning. Eventually got up to temp with a bit of revving after about half an hour, left it an hour and the radiator fan eventually came on. Turn the heater on full blast and the temperature took about 10 minutes to drop to 80 but the gauge didn't drop and even when the fan came on the gauge didn't rise either, it just stays in the middle regardless. Rpm this morning settled at around 650, pressed brake pedal down, kept it pressed and revs went up to a high of 714 then settled back down, released brake pedal and revs increased to 805 but settled at 650. Pump the brake pedal and revs hit a high of 900 after four pumps of the pedal, then settle back down to 650. Sensor 2 bank 1 got alot more lively 0.1 to 0.8 but then went to between 0.6 to 0.8 on tick over. Sensor 2 bank 2 is always at between 0.6 to 0.8. Intake psi stays between 3.3 and 4.4 regardless of rpm. Just reconnected the battery...you're both correct...no code needed...phew. Temperature gauge was roughly 25% up so it had cooled a bit and the rpm was 400. Rpm increased when temperature increased to normal. Thermostat looks like a bugger to get out and test but it does seem to be a bit lazy and maybe not opening fully. Looks like I've gotta take the alternator off and a few other bits just to get it out. Thanks again both of you.
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  48. Here ... Happy New Year!! W hi-fi !! upload immagini
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  49. I have printed your suggestions, dear Keith, to be re-visited in March 2017...unless there is some delay in delivery. (And if there is a delay into April, then I will lose the £0 road fund) I wont remember any of this by then! The jack and the wheel brace can be wrapped in bubble wrap and stored in the up-turned wheel, or donut as Priuschat would write But it does leave the question as to why the boot space has been so re-designed, and then losing the underfloor storage, and the depth of the wheel well. Maybe something to do with the new rear suspension? Although the battery now lives in the engine bay, doesn't it, making life a little less mystical in that dept.
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  50. Hi, I've managed to get it temporaily sorted cheers Ed
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