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    Well it's that time again, yep, another exciting episode with my Toyota Carina lol.
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    Hi all, So after ordering this over 6 months ago, my new car was finally delivered on Friday. I love it!!! The seats are so comfy, the CVT is great, I’m already starting to get half decent MPG from it, it’s very nippy round town and perfectly planted on the motorway. With it having sports suspension, I was a little apprehensive on how the ride would be, especially round town. I drove over 130 miles yesterday and it settled down a lot, but it was still a little crashy. I checked the tyre pressures and all 4tyres were 33PSI, It should be 29 at the rear and 32 at the front. Since I’ve adjusted the pressures, It’s a lot smoother ride. There are a few reviews of the GR-Sport online and on YouTube, and after driving one myself, I think they’re all wrong. It’s a brilliant car. Alan 081099B7-B7CD-42D9-AD0E-690831E21419.MOV
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    Hi, Resetting the airbag warning will only work if its a random fault, if its a hard fault it will stay on regardless. As well as the front seat sensors, think it includes the seat belt pre tensioners as well. Though I have not used one, seems these little cheap emulators can be used to bypass/check out things, though if its pointing to a dashboard airbags think i might ask Toyota to check it out in view of their recent work. Think you have to use quiet an advanced obd2 tool to get to the ABS and Airbag computers.
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    So, new seal has arrived, went to fit it & wasn't sure if it fits inside the car or outside of the car (between the car & cluster) if that makes sense? I've removed the inside cover as per the picture & can't see any seal so I'm assuming that I need to remove the light cluster itself & if so, does the seal sit on the bodywork or the inside / round the edge of the light cluster itself?
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    A bit of googling suggests, not unreasonably, that all new cars have tyres that are grossly overinflated from 5he factory, as a) they don’t know what car they’re going on to and b) said car may be sat for months in a parking lot and overinflation prevents flat spotting of the tyre. So, responsibility of the dealership to check and adjust prior to handover to customer. I’ll be interested to find out how the dealership addresses the issue.
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    depending on your point of view, a window close on locking feature may be deemed as being lazy ultimately most modern cars are making you lazy as they have so many convienience functions as std auto head light, auto wipers , voice activation, keyless entry, keyless start, welcome lights as you approach your car to name a few. in my car the drivers seat automatically moves backward and the steering wheel moves up & away just to make it easier for you to get in and out of the car.
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    Yes, a great sense of satisfaction, once the job is finished. Although a very tight fit, I'd be tempted to apply a smeer of an anti-seizure grease such as Copaslip, although I'd hope not to have to repeat the job! Well done. Great photos.
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    And maybe the sky will fall down.... The only way Toyota will listen is if they hear a collective voice as the can just "fob off" an individual and frequently roll out the stock answer.. Truly, it is NOT good enough, if they have agreed to retro upgrade for free in Oz they shouldbedoing the same here!!!
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    @AndrueC, dealer was Stephen Eagle in Aylesbury. I haven’t checked£ to tyre pressures yet, will pop out and do it after my post gardening cuppa. Further observations; Wind noise is almost entirely absent, even in excess of motorway speeds. Very good. Unconvinced so far by the JBL audio, not as good (or perhaps just harder for me to adjust to my liking) as the Bose and B&O I’ve had in my last two cars (both Audi). Grip - I’ve managed to spin the front wheels twice already, once in a car park, once pulling out of an uphill junction, both on damp roads. Maybe down to EV torque, maybe the tyres aren’t that good. ETA: Well, thanks to AndrueC are due. I just popped out and checked the tyre pressures. All 4 tyres were in excess of 50psi 😲. That’s as high as my tyre pressure gauge goes, so it could have been 55psi. That explains the noise and poor grip then. Coincidentally I was in the dealers yesterday picking up a part, and the sales guy saw me, but couldn’t stop. He left me a voicemail today to call him. I wasn’t going to bother - but I will now! That’ll make his day 😎. In all seriousness though, that was dangerously high and should never have happened.
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    I've ordered a tail light seal which is due arrive tomorrow & I'll fit over the weekend. I will see if that solves the problem first before removing any strips on the roof if there is potentially no need.
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    But people don't know that the facilities exist and I don't think that wishing to use a keyless entry system 'keylessly' is 'being lazy'. The feature is advertised and sold as allowing the user to operate the vehicle without holding their keys whilst implicitly not compromising security. Clearly the system fails. It either requires that the user put in more effort than the manufacturer claims (thus largely negating the feature) or else that the user put up with compromised security. It is clearly inadequate and needs improvement and I contend badly implemented.

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