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2012 Yaris Hood Prop Question

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Ok - this is a dumb question, but i had my Battery replaced and now I can't find where to lock the hood prop in place. Can someone send me a picture of the arm locked in place? I'm almost thinking it was part of the old Battery

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It's a plastic clip which is attached to the Battery securing bar. Can be seen in the video FB has posted. Whoever(or should that be whomever?) replaced the Battery has possibly "lost" the clip. It's quite firmly attached though and having recently replaced my Battery it would be very unlikely to have just fallen off.

I can't believe that someone posted a video on how to open the bonnet! First "open the door".🤣

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Damn - I had AAA replace my Battery last night and the guy took (or broke?) the whole strap. I have a call into the company. 

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They didn't replace the strap at all?😨

Just noticed, on my picture, that the white plastic wrap around is not in the stay clip.🙄😁

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Nope -no strap at all. Still waiting for a callback. Thanks for the pictures and info BTW. 

While I have your attention - do you know anything about the interior paneling? It looks like the previous owner tried to use some glue for the panel and it didn't work. I assume that hole is for some type of clip. Do you (or anyone?) know what clip I might need? (and if I put the clip in myself, do I have a risk of an airbag going off?) This is the upper, passenger side window)

 

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Further clarification.

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Well - at first the repairman tried to tell his supervisor it was never there but after I explained how I knew the strap was there because that's where you clip the hood rod, he had nothing to say - they ordered a new strap and will come and install it next week.

Now to figure out that interior panel!

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2 hours ago, CTYaris said:

Nope -no strap at all. Still waiting for a callback. Thanks for the pictures and info BTW. 

While I have your attention - do you know anything about the interior paneling? It looks like the previous owner tried to use some glue for the panel and it didn't work. I assume that hole is for some type of clip. Do you (or anyone?) know what clip I might need? (and if I put the clip in myself, do I have a risk of an airbag going off?) This is the upper, passenger side window)

 

YarisClips.jpg

Oh dear, that trim is supposed to have a specialised clip fitted that is designed to allow the trip to pop of and swing aside so the trim does no hit the occupants if the air bag ever deployed.

Gluing it in place is terrible as it could stop the airbag from deploying correctly or even worse fire the trim at speed into a passenger.

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17 hours ago, CTYaris said:

they ordered a new strap and will come and install it next week.

That's good. It probably is a MOT fail having an unsecured Battery. At present I assume it is only the cables holding it in place. Don't use them again.😕

As Devon Aygo says, there should be a "special" clip securing that trim piece. I thought it was near the bottom and requires turning through 90 degrees before it can be released. I could be wrong, quite often I am, but I could have read somewhere that it is adviseable to replace it if the trim has been removed. I thought there are normal push in clip(s) at the top. If that black stuff is glue that's very naughty and irresponsible of the previous owner, to say the least!

 

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