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  1. With the fog lamp in the lower right hand bumper, you have two reverse light bulbs in the main rear lamps. You could have two bulbs blown or the reverse switch is not working (in gearbox). I don't think the reverse sensors are at fault, try the obvious, bulbs first, switch second
  2. Tell me about it If you take into account air awful lot! The good thing is though that Toyota do not shirk on recalls, and that is good to know, that they are actually looking after their customers
  3. I doubt you will get a discount off a top, there is tiddly squat margin in them for dealers, and whilst they keep them in stock, some colours have to be ordered in advance. I have one on order now, the ETA is 23 November. Check with Truckman direct over the weatherproofing. The ones I have seen have a big bulky seal but you need to make sure it's right for you, I'm not sure any of them can be described as "waterproof"
  4. Give your dealer a call, they will be able to tell you whats what. Parts are available for the suction pipe, they will book it in for you
  5. Truckman are good, and the top of the range ones should not leak, however some of the cheaper range will as they are a commercial top designed for farmers and the like. A painted Truckman will cost you £1500 ish plus VAT
  6. This is a safety precaution to ensure fuel does not leak from the tank whilst the suction tube is removed, hence a low fuel level is required this is a mandatory part of the bulletin
  7. Press the brake pedal HARD you will hear a bleep noise, it holds for a few seconds then releases, if I remember correctly it doesnt work if the handbrake is applied
  8. The level switches are prone to failing, much more likely to be a switch than anything else
  9. I'm sure it is working 100%, best ruling things out first before expecting the worst. Just because one person gets 60 MPG, doesnt mean the next person can. I have been out in customers cars who swear blind they drive like little miss daisy, only to go out on a white knuckle ride with them. Get it booked in for a check over before speculating that things are not working 100%
  10. It will show any issues with the Hybrid battery/system but wont show anything else, it is a limited test. Why don't you speak to the sales manager where you bought the car and see if they will book it in for investigation for you? It might save you a few quid, ask for a Hybrid Health check, you will get a certificate produced if it passes the checks
  11. Others find cruise control effecient, on a hybrid, I don't think its efficient whatsoever. When you come to an incline the engine is screaming, how is that efficient? Yes ECO is fine, all it does is dull the throttle response, I was confusing it with EV for a second, sorry. What do you mean "see the battery kick in?"
  12. I have had lots of various Hybrids and currently run an Auris Hybrid Tourer. I was getting 62 MPG in the summer with higher ambient temperatures, but am currently getting just 57. Ambient air temperature is a big factor with Hybrids. Please don't take offence but one of biggest factors is driving style and the type of driving you do. There is a style to driving a Hybrid that you need to get used to, and that is not putting in ECO and running on EV, but to let the car decide what is best, accelerate to the speed you want then lift off the gas, feathering the throttle, keep an eye on that fuel indicator to see how you are doing, you will be surprised the difference it makes. 47 Is low, I bet you could improve it by that "lifting" the throttle technique and anticipating the traffic ahead of you. I have never dropped below 55 even with snow on the ground. One other point, or is it two? Engine oil and tyres. You should have 0w 20 oil and LLR tyres, if either have been changed then that will lower your MPG, but driving style and the type of driving you do is the biggest factor Kingo
  13. It will only work on FM, that feature does not work on DAB. I spent a long time with Toyota trying to sort this for a customer, you can't, it is not enabled on DAB Kingo
  14. When a dealer loads a car onto the system, it uses CAP or Glasses data, so he only has to input the Reg number and all the CAP/Glasses data is loaded automatically, this data can often be suspect. This is not just a Toyota thing, any used car from a dealer on Autotrader or wherever will be using this exact same data system, you should always check the spec of a car yourself before committing to purchase it.
  15. As I suspected. All those boxes do is to boost fuel pressure, they are a kind of "one size fits all" tuning box.