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  1. Hi all I'm putting this information on here for people who may wish to fit an aftermarket camera to their TNS510 at a fraction of the cost of an, IMO MR T's ugly one. The reason for putting it on here is that it gets picked up by the google search engine. I could find no information what so ever about the TNS510 so all the work has been done by me and many hours of experimentation to see how it functions. OVER VIEW For the TNS510 to accept a camera input, a few things have to occur. Firstly, there are 4 connections at the rear of the unit pins 27,28,29 and 30. They are colour coded, RED, WHITE, BLACK and screen (braided wire) Now you would think that they are obvious connections but they are not. When the unit is powered up from !st and /or 2nd stage ignition, the unit produces 6v on the BLACK wire and the negative side being the WHITE wire. Now unless you are going to feed MR T's camera which is an unusually 6volt camera, these 2 wires can be ignored,either taped up or left in their connector sockets. The one's your interested in are the screen and the RED wire. The RED wire is Video In and the screen it what it is, the shield for the video signal. This is not the end of the story. For the unit to switch into camera mode, a 12volt supply is fed from the ECU via control function by actuating reverse gear. This is where I had problems and upset my ECU.Normally 12volts would have been switched when the switch in the reverse gear lever was actuated rather than a low level command the ECU. By just using the RED and screen wires and powering the camera from a switched 12volt supply (i.e the auxiliary socket below the A/C consul via fuse) all works fine when you choose reverse. The problem was I wanted to switch the camera on whilst not in reverse. When the gear is put in reverse, the 12volt switching voltage is sent from the ECU on a green wire in a grey socket to the unit. One would think by emulating this 12volts you could switch the camera on.Well that is what happens except it brings up engine management light, air bag light and VSC alarms!!! whats worse is that by removing this 12volts the alarms still remain and switching the ignition on and off doesn't clear them.!!!. Fortunately, by removing the battery for 30mins resets the ECU and resets stored memory. So what do we do? You need to make sure you have cut back and revealed about 4inches of the green wire and cut it. Solder a 1n4006 diode between the 2 ends you have just cut. Anode towards the ECU feed and the Cathode (stripe) towards the unit as in my diagram. Also soldered to the unit end is the switched 12volt feed again via a 1N4006 diode as per my diagram. Now with the first stage of the ignition on you can operate your bypass switch (which i mounted on a spare blanking plate on my dash board and illuminated it) and the camera will come on and no nasty alarms. Works perfectly. The diodes are included to stop your switched bypass 12volt feed going back down to the ECU and upsetting it but only going to the TNS510 to switch it into video mode. A couple of other bits of information. The 6v that you are not using, is only active for 30 seconds. I suspect MR T must think you must of reversed by then. Also the screen will not switch into video mode even with the 12 volts on the green wire if the TNS510 doesn't see a video signal from the camera So if your fuse blows feeding 12volts to your camera, you won't get a blank screen, you will see no change on the screen All clear? Good I'm not expecting lots of comments its really up hear for people to search and find and hopefully help them David
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  2. I'm now tempted to have a go at this myself... Is this the type of repair I could do with two wheels on the kerb? (I don't have axle stands, and know that just using a jack is incredibly dangerous) Also, where did you get the aluminium? Would cut up beer cans work, or large washers - assuming they are galvanised?
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  3. @ Konrad: Interesting that your shields are of aluminium. The shield i had to repair on my 2003 Corolla was galvanised (electroplated?) steel, and I assumed all shields were of steel. Maybe aluminium used in the search to save a few ozs and achieve a minimal emissions improvement. Easier bending aluminium to the required shape.
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  4. Update. Done my fix and the shield is back in place. I removed the nut and bolts, with a bit of aluminium shield still on one bolt The bolts were greased, plus the stud to reduce any corrosion (I hope). Cut three pieces aluminium for the areas to be secured. Then folded over the two pieces near the edges. I drilled holes in the pieces, More grease was added for protection. Fitting the shield was easy and I didn't remove or lower the exhaust. The bolts lined up fine, and I tightened everything up. The shield is in place and solid. Saved over £62 to replace a shield using materials I already have.
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  5. I shan't lose much sleep over it Neil. I've done all the driving in London over the years so certainly don't miss it. I wonder how Japanese car importers local to London will get on as the imports don't come wth any emissions details so there's no Euro standard of emissions. Probably have to source the details from Japan time will tell.
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  6. 'Parking lights' in the traditional sense seem pretty rare on UK spec cars. The only makes I have come across that had this feature were VW group and Vauxhall/Opel cars where the indicator lever can be left up or down with the ignition switched off to illuminate just the sidelight and tail light on the appropriate side of the car nearest the road. On other makes its a case of leaving the sidelights on, which of course then lights the number plate and sometimes the dash too. The only consolation is that whilst this may be law, the police don't appear to ever enforce it nowadays.
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  7. Hi Matt, this is very similar to what my car is doing. Have you sorted the starting problem out yet. I have not had time to get to the bottom of what's causing my problem and keep carrying out the same starting procedure that gets it started - pressing the fuel priming button and allowing the glowplugs 2 tries before turning the key fully clockwise. I also keep the battery on trickle charge. I'll get round to fixing it when I've had my kitchen fitted - soon I hope. Thanks for the video clip.
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  8. steve i have used a part of this price range in our Auris 2 years ago and we havent had any issues with it, dont forget it is only a momentary switch nothing special
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  10. Hi yes, different manufacturers has made them in different sizes in outside diameter, this Draper tool despite its advertised to fit Prius and Auris Hybrid DOES NOT fit at all, outer diameter is around 89mm : Draper 22490 Oil Filter Replacement Tool https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RXS7FM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_MbNHCb4EZYQMR And this one fit perfectly: HugeAuto 36mm Oil Filter Removal Cap Wrench Socket Spanner Remover Tool for Universal Car-Toyota Prius Corolla Rav4 Lexus(Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PDYKFG3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_XgNHCbCARRRRW The difference is that the Draper one has a lip around that prevents mounting into the filter housing due to the smaller gap between the oil sump and filter otherwise they are same size inside. I know that from personal experience,,bought Draper originally than I had to buy another one , when compared there is an obvious difference in outside diameter, 89mm against 81mm ,if I remember correctly, but enough to make it useless. Cheers
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  11. 40$/year for disabling annoying beep? It's crazy 🤪
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  12. Two connectors under the seats, different colours. Ones the seatbelt the other the airbags. Disconnect the seatbelt one. Sorry cant remember which colour it is. The airbags won't deploy if the belts not being worn, however if you unplug the connector the car thinks you have the belt on and will deploy the airbags, this can cause serious injury as your heads in the wrong place (too far forward) due to not being restrained in an accident.
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  13. New owner here, and still getting used to some of the idiosyncrasies of the little IQ. A job role change prompted me to move on from my beloved Ford Puma to something small, economical and with a decent NCAP-rating (for work reasons) – I think among the boring faceless hatchbacks available, the IQ stood out – but it is a bit of an unusual thing, lots of character and cleverly-designed with a specific function. I think it’s oddity was one of the things that won me over actually. One thing I’m struggling with a little is the factory-installed TNS510 system. I’ve looked at a few threads on here already, but most seem to be issues with the actual Navigation side of the system. My issue is with the audio/mp3 side of things (I don’t use the navigation system so wouldn’t know if it works correctly or not!). One of the reasons I jumped at the chance to buy mine was that it had this system which would allow using USB Sticks for plaing MP3s. In my old car I used an after-market audio system (from Halfords, so not exactly top-of-the-line) and a USB Stick with all my songs organised into various files. As long as the folder didn’t go over 250 files/songs, all was great and the system found every folder and played all the songs. In the TNS510 system I’ve found, even using the correctly compatible USB Sticks, that only up to 5 folders are found – and even then folders can disappear at random intervals on restarting the car. I think very briefly I managed to get the system to find seven folders, but two disappeared the next time I ran the car. Does anyone know if this is something obvious that I’m doing wrong, or is 5 folders the maximum that can be read by TNS510? It is also an odd thing that the system does not put the folders in any recognised list – even numbering them (ie. Folder 1, Folder 2, etc) has no impact on how they appear on the display. It’s a bit frustrating that a (fairly cheap) Halfords-bought system worked perfectly in the Ford, but this (as I understand it – expensive) system seems to have some software weirdness. One thing I have figured – using Robocopy means at least the songs play in the order I want them to, otherwise they are all over the place. Apart from the, it’s a full thumps-up for the IQ. Lovely little machine.
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  14. Toyota withdrew the IQ from the UK market in 2014 due to the high cost of the Yen, which made importing expensive, low sales and the fact that impending new legislation would have meant significant alterations to the car - see The IQ was withdrawn from sale in the US in 2015 due to falling sales. Production ended in December 2015. Aston Martin didn't buy up IQs to make the Cygnet. They needed to reduce the average fuel consumption of their range, and came to an arrangement with Toyota covering the supply of IQs for conversion to the Cygnet. This involved new front panels, wheels, instrument cluster and a re-trimmed interior.
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  15. If only you had taken the photo at exactly 5:00:00 AM 😄
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  16. Hi Peter you have set yoourself a bit of a task. Parts for the iQ are very costly, assuming some of the Tns510 parts are still about. I have done many modifications associated with this unit. Brackets, covers, wiring harness are a fortune. I sold my one complete a few yesrs back when i changed it with a Tns 350 ( European one) i wish you the best. Worth a check on Ebay both UK and German site Good Luck David
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  17. Here you go. Just took these. The Parrot website will give you more info but this is by far the most discreet set up I came across. Had it in 3 years now, no issues.
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  18. I used a Pal one but people have use a kind of hybrid of both. If your using a 12v available just about everywhere for £5. Because of the way the Tns510 looks for video there is a small time window for it to see video from the camera. The original reversing camera from Toyota is 6v and is supplied to the camera from the Tns510 when reverse gear is selected. In about a quarter of a second after power is supplied, the Tns510 is looking for video. The screen blanks for a split second. If it doesnt see video it drops back to map. The very best way to power your 12v camera is to power it from the ACC supply i.e when the ignition is on. You can use the back of the Aux /cigarette lighter socket. This ensures the camera is sending video constantly to the Tns510 but only displays it when reverse is selected. Dont worry it wont wear out mine is fine these past 4yrs. Take a look at the installation instructions of the original toyota camera. Behind the Tns520 there is a sleeved cable with 2x black wires, 1x red and 1x white one. The video from the camera goes to this cable. The video screen goes to either of the black wires and the centre video wire goes to the red wire. The white wire is not used and has 6v on it when reverse is selected so tape it up out of the way. Dont be tempted to power the camera off the reversing light because when reverse is selected there is a small delay for the light to be powered and by the time the camera gets powered up, its missed the window the Tns510 was looking for video and drops back to map. Simples David
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  19. Thats because i am a Genius. Ha ha David
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  20. Well, I know an awful lot about the Tns 510 and the Tns 350 which i understand is being fitted into new iq's and have modified them for various uses, i.e non standard rear camera with option to view the camera whilst travelling forward and added extra video inputs for portable video players etc. I did cost your question out as it has been previously asked and without labour and buying one from ebay it came to £1100, Depending on the iQ model a short 4 plug wiring harness has to be got as well as the top cover and brackets. Also required is the GPS module and the most difficult part to obtain as they seem to come with a new one only is the microphone. I changed my 510 for a 350 mainly because it has road speed and traffic camera alerts, better audio, Down side for some , no CD player but Upside for some others, full iPhone integration . Mind you Toyota head office said I could not fit a Tns350 in a UK iQ . Well Red flag to a bull, it works perfectly thank you. P.S the 350 doesn't require a microphone on the steering wheel cover, its built into the front of the unit David
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  21. Hi David That sounded a fairly lot of homework in getting the camera to work. The position of the camera is very neat in the number plate. Regards Marc
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