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  1. You should run your car’s AC for ten minutes in every couple of weeks.
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  2. Sounds like you need a re-gas...can you hear your A/c compressor kicking in and out.? (change in engine revs.?)
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  3. if you are not sure, try the rear passenger door, even with the key in your hand, it will not unlock the door, that what i do with my rav4 2019 anyway....
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  4. Hiya New to the forum but had my Corolla Tsport since 2017. Recently started messing with her a bit more quarantine eh 🤣 She's pretty much stock atm apart from a few cosmetics. Great condition for her age (will not mention my dent on passenger door from a drunk driver because I'll get on my soapbox lol) She's been looked after since I've had her but was neglected a bit before. Anyway I'm sure you'll all be seeing me pop my head up and ask random **** in the forums. Oh and for anyone wanting a laugh... I locked my only key in the car today while changing my air filter 🤦‍♀️ had to get AA out... still don't know how I did it ffs. (Old photo too but she needs a wash lol) Pinky ✌🏻
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  5. Following on from the variable intermittent tailgate wiper comes this little lockdown project: boot space illumination. Having located the feed to the dome lamp behind the right rear light cluster inspection panel I was ready to proceed. eBay provided a pair of led tail-light lamps meant for an Audi and a door switch. As the carrier was a it rough with the lamps one was DOA. Once its replacement arrives I will have illumination on both sides of the luggage compartment.
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  6. uncle are you a young driver or a newly qualified driver without any no claims as your insurance is very expensive
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  7. Bear in mind that British Car Auctions (BCA) own We Buy Any Car, and use We Buy Any Car to source vehicles for their auction business. Their car valuations depend on what the demand is, and currently with COVID-19, car dealers being closed, etc, demand will be difficult to quantify, whether it is an Auris or otherwise. Physical car auctions are currently closed, leaving their digital services still operational.
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  8. So a new video has just gone live on my You tube channel, thanks for the views.
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  9. Yeah it's still being used, and loved by someone else 😄
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  10. Car makers do need to make the design such that at least, to the common scum, would find it even slightly challenging to attempt such a thing. Same thing with keyless entries, these both technologies are costly things, and thus needs a better suited level of protection. But saying that, I would rather somehow solving this problem at the end point where these low life get their rewards for their "work". Scrappies and or unscrupulous garages where they accept these clearly stolen parts, would be punished heavily for paying out for them. I have no intention on changing my car in reaction to these lowest of low pond scums, and if all i can do is to slow them down a little bit and make it more difficult, then so be it. Of course, if this really turns out to be a persistent issue, I might just have to admit defeat, but to sway my life to dodge these diseased pus of individuals, I find that to be even harder to swallow than to change my car.
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  11. http://mapupdatecontent.toyota-europe.com/Documents/Map release/Spring 2020/Toyota_T%26G_T2withGo_MapUpdateNotes_Spring2020_HR.pdf
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  12. TSport, sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Toyota quite rightly says it’s not there fault that the cats get stolen but I would have liked to have seen the company doing something during the production stage to ensure the cat cannot be taken off the car very easily as it appears to be so. I was going to fit a catloc but I was told a while ago that they don’t make them for the Gen4 models, so that’s a none starter. I also read that even with a catloc, the cat can easily be cut of in next to no time. It’s putting me off buying another Prius a car I’ve been very happy with. I have been mulling over having an electric vehicle which means unfortunately moving away from the Toyota marque but with the recent increases in range & the fact there’s no exhaust & therefore no cat on an electric car I reckon that’s what I will probably do when I decide to change my car.
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  13. When you turn on air con at max cold settings and to blow mid section of dash at max speed fun put a thermometer on the air vent and you should get readings between 4-6C. If anything above 8C or more the air con needs regas.
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  14. I literally swapped a Ford S Max to a Prius+ just before the lock down happened because the Ford averaged 24MPG during my ownership. I thought this Prius was going to save me money in the long run, but yeah this car may cost me dear if this is a persistent problem.
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  15. Really sorry to hear at such a time. Someone showed me a CCTV footage of a 12:30am cat theft on a driveway with 3 men with a car driving around looking for hybrid car to steal from just after lockdown were eased last week. I would seriously think about changing car if I were u as catloc can be cut through as well. Currently I have a Yaris hybrid and they cannot get to the cat as it's where the manifold is. Was considering last year to get an Lexus ct200h or auris hybrid, quickly decide against when I found out cat are easily cut off from them.
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  16. As others have said, it looks to be low on refrigerant which would stop the compressor kicking in. You should see the revs rise slightly as the compressor engages and then fall again as it cuts out. Do you leave the A/C on all year round? (you should) which keeps seals lubricated and prevents leakage.
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  17. Very bad luck, sorry to hear this. There are some scum bags out there. Sadly, I don't see things getting better, as unemployment rises. No excuse for this, I guess we need to be aware even more right now.
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  18. Thanks guys. I just took it to a mechanic and first thing he said was it needs re-gassing which will be £70 to do. He said he puts a dye into the coolant to see if there's a leak. He was reasonably confident re-gassing should sort it.
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  19. Certainly sounds that way. As said see if compressor kicks in momentarily. Should do until low pressure switch, stops compressor running. Also may need shimming. Also make sure to get it tested for leaks. Best really to use an AC specialist as found some just refill and 3-6 weeks later lost all refrigerant and costly as £50 wasted. On my 2006 Lexus IS220D I paid for a re-gas and supposedly passed the pressure test and 3-6 weeks later, no AC. Called a company out called Cool Car and for £30 visited my home and pressure tested the AC. Got a sniffer out and went around the AC components and when got to the condenser rad it went mad as detected a leak. I bought a new condenser and fitted it myself and got it re-gassed. 15 months later car scrapped as head gasket went! Another thing I discovered is some garages with AC machines wanted to charge you even if your AC system failed the pressure test. I only use the ones that offer a no charge if it fails the test. James.
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  20. Yes, took me ages to find a comfortable position in my pre facelift 2015 Auris Icon Plus. Thank goodness I'm the only driver, as constant adjusting would be a right pain. Toyota should fit electric seats with memory. A major downside! I finally realised it has the electric lumber adjuster and set it to no lumber, as digging into my back. Now much, much better, but not been on any long journey due to Covid. I also have a Volvo 940 and that is still comfy with 203,000 miles. Auris has 28,000miles. James.
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  21. Thanks Motheo, I've got a car electrics guy I've used before who I'll ask to check it next week.
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  22. This is the list of adjustable settings using Carista, including the window settings, read from my Corolla this morning. I've turned the annoying seat dings off on mine, as I use the car for work, and the rear seats are far too sensitive to having boxes on etc. The warning still flashes on the display (which is fine for me) but I'm no longer being deafened when transporting heavy items. Dings & Warnings: Seat belt warning ding (driver) ENABLED / *DISABLED* Seat belt warning ding (front passenger) ENABLED / *DISABLED* Seat belt warninig ding (rear right passenger) ENABLED / *DISABLED* Seat belt warninig ding (rear left passenger) ENABLED / *DISABLED* Seat belt warninig ding (rear center passenger) ENABLED / *DISABLED* Ding when key is left in the car *ENABLED* / DISABLED Ding when key is out of the car and ignition is on *YES* / NO Ding when headlights are left on *YES* / NO Remote low battery warning *ON* / OFF Driver Assist: Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the PCS switch is turned off and back on *NORMAL* / REMEMBER LAST DISTANCE Default distance for Pre-Collision System (PCS) alarm when the ignition is turned on with the PCS switch off *NORMAL* / REMEMBER LAST DISTANCE Heater & A/C: Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed) *YES* / NO Auto-turn on recirculate mode when A/C is on *YES* / NO Open vents to outside air when ignition is turned off *YES* / NO Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on *YES* / NO Open air flow to footwell when AUTO button pressed *YES* / NO Ambient temperature calibration -3°C / -2°C / -1°C / *NORMAL* / +1°C / +2°C / +3°C A/C ECO mode *ENABLED* / DISABLED A/C compressor noise reduction ENABLED / *DISABLED* S-Flow function *ENABLED* / DISABLED Instruments: Displays & Nav: Instrument lights dimming sensitivity DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST Instrument lights restoring sensitivity DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST Engine start indicator *ON* / OFF Display odometer after ignition is turned off for… *30 SECONDS* / 1 MINUTE / 10 MINUTES / OFF Lights: Automatic: Auto headlights activation threshold DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST Lights: Exterior: Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count OFF / *3 FLASHES* / 4 FLASHES / 5 FLASHES / 6 FLASHES / 7 FLASHES Turn signal click volume LOW / *MEDIUM* / HIGH Coming-home lights duration *30 SECONDS* / 60 SECONDS / 90 SECONDS / 120 SECONDS Lights: Interior: Interior light control *ENABLED* / DISABLED Turn on interior lights when you shut off engine *YES* / NO Turn on interior lights when you unlock doors *YES* / NO Turn on interior lights when smart key in range *YES* / NO Dim interior lights after… 7 SECONDS / *15 SECONDS* / 30 SECONDS Interior footlight (bright when doors open, dim when driving) *YES* / NO Interior lights linked to footlight *YES* / NO Turn on interior door-handle & center console lights dimly (flood lights) when ignition is on and shifter is not in park (P) *YES* / NO Locking: Automatic: Wireless door locking *ENABLED* / DISABLED Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door within… *30 SECONDS* / 60 SECONDS / 120 SECONDS Locking: Doors & Alarm: Unlock doors via remote DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND / *ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS* Unlock doors via physical key DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND / *ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS* Unlock doors via smart key (door handle button) DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND / *ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS* Warn (beep) when door can't be locked because it's still open *YES* / NO Warn (beep) when a window is still open when locking doors *YES* / NO Warn (beep) when sunroof is still open when locking doors *YES* / NO Disarm the alarm when unlocking with key from door lock YES / *NO* Locking: Smart Key: Stop monitoring for car key signal after… 5.0 Touch-to-unlock-doors minimum duration OFF / SHORT / *MEDIUM* / LONG After locking with smart key, don't allow re-opening within… 0.5 SECONDS / 1.5 SECONDS / *2.5 SECONDS* / 5 SECONDS Smart key location to start car FRONT SEATS / *ANYWHERE IN VEHICLE* Open trunk via smart key DISABLED / DOUBLE CLICK / *LONG PRESS* Mirrors: Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors) WITH IGNITION / *WITH DOOR LOCKS* / DISABLED Parking Sensors: Parking sensor beep volume LOW / *MEDIUM* / HIGH Rear center parking sensor range SHORT / *LONG* Trunk: Open trunk lid with remote SINGLE CLICK / DOUBLE CLICK / *LONG PRESS* / VERY LONG PRESS / DISABLED Unlock trunk when doors are unlocked *ON* / OFF Windows & Sunroof: Open windows and sunroof via long-press on remote ON / *OFF* Close windows and sunroof via long-press on remote ON / *OFF* Open windows and sunroof by turning and holding key in door lock ON / *OFF* Close windows and sunroof by turning and holding key in door lock ON / *OFF* Beep when opening/closing windows with remote *YES* / NO Open driver's window using single button press *YES* / NO Close driver's window using single button press *YES* / NO Open passenger's window using single button press *YES* / NO Close passenger's window using single button press *YES* / NO Rear-left window single-touch-close *YES* / NO Rear-left window single-touch-close *YES* / NO Rear-right window single-touch-close *YES* / NO Rear-right window single-touch-close *YES* / NO Passenger window single-touch-open from driver's switch *YES* / NO Passenger window single-touch-close from driver's switch *YES* / NO Rear-left window single-touch-open from driver's switch *YES* / NO Rear-left window single-touch-close from driver's switch *YES* / NO Rear-right window single-touch-open from driver's switch *YES* / NO Rear-right window single-touch-close from driver's switch *YES* / NO Obtained with Carista 5.0.1 for Android. If an app on a mobile phone can make these changes, then the dealer certainly should be able to, it's just a matter of how helpful and willing they are.
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  23. Aircon is meant to be colder than normal fan air. Sounds like yours when you press the Aircon button does not activate the compressor to kick on. You might need to a Aircon shop for the system to checked out and tested. Sent from my SM-A307FN using Tapatalk
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  24. -ve is shared iirc its white on the crank and black/white on cam Click to enlarge
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  25. I downloaded it from Finnish MyToyota domain (I guess it's the same) and to my Macbook. Once it was completed it was actually a folder named "FMU" and had 4 iso files inside. Basically what it requires is that You add that folder "FMU" onto the FAT32 formated USB which is at least 16GB. So basically the FMU should be extracted from "zip" to usual folder consisting of 4 items. Then open empty USB with FAT32 format and drag'n'drop that folder into the root of USB. Once inside, I started the car with everything up and running and then inserted the USB to the dashboard USB slot (the one next to passenger heated seat button). It will then check the USB and pop up a windows with "do you want to update...something". Then press OK and progress starts. You can use everything else while updating but the navigation itself. OH! Please do not forget to copy the Activation code from MyToyota under "purchase history" and that specific map update file to Your phone as the update in the car requires the code before update can start. Check the attached picture for "Tulosta aktivointikoodi" once You press that a window pops open with a code. A manual here as well: http://mapupdatecontent.toyota-europe.com/Documents/Dealer Guide/MapUpdate_17MM_DealerGuide_Toyota_English_v1.pdf Copied the text from the manual: When using the download option, the update files will be packaged in a zip file. First unzip the contents onto your PC and then copy them to your USB stick. Verify that the directory named ‘FMU’ is in the root directory, and that following files are inside ‘FMU’: - FMU_PONXXX_1.iso - FMU_PONXXX_2.iso - FMU_PONXXX_3.iso - FMU_PONXXX_4.iso Where ‘XXX’ is the same for all four files. Once you have downloaded the map to your USB stick, you can start the map update process by plugging the USB stick into USB port of the vehicle.
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  26. Electrolytic capacitors wear out over time and usage, and are one of the most common points of failures with modern electronics. I think you'd be better off going with new rather than used.
    1 point
  27. A 10A circuit should be fine as long as nothing else is on that circuit at the same time. The increased resistance from a 10m extension lead could potentially push it over 10A, not entirely sure about that. I guess you can just try it and see if it blows the fuse. Shorter or no extension lead would be ideal.
    1 point
  28. If similar problems happen on Prius or hybrid Auris, then this can be caused by the traction battery cooling fan being clogged up with dust and/or pet hairs. This allows the battery to go over-temperature, the ECU is constantly checking this temperature, and will stop using the traction battery if it gets overly hot. Was it hot where you were yesterday? The weather has been lovely down here - this situation is more likely in hot weather. (The 'cool' air is drawn by the fan from inside the passenger cabin on the Prius/Auris, next to the rear seat, perhaps this is similar on yours?) Roads with lots of gradients and stop/start driving will generate heat in the batteries, if the fan is blocked it can all add up to the hybrid system shutting down. Cleaning the fan should be straightforward, perhaps a forum member has done this? There is generally no lasting damage to the batteries from this happening on Prius/Auris, (if it is this!), but the cooler the batteries run then the longer they will last. This video identifies some of these parts on another Toyota hybrid, the actual components are not particularly different across different models, unless yours is the exception! :- Without an error code being pulled of via an OBD2 reader then this is all just guesswork. If you were looking to keep the car, given it's rarity, it might be worth investing in an OBD2 bluetooth dongle (£10 - £30) and seeing if using Hybrid Assistant app (it's free) for use an android phone, works with your Estima. This would allow you to check battery temperatures and general hybrid operation, and/or a 'cracked' copy of Toyota Techstream and cable off eBay or Amazon, (use with a laptop) (£15- £25). The latter is basically the same as the dealer's diagnostics. The OBD2 ELM327 dongle can be used with any modern car, not just hybrids. There are topics on this forum about these.
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  29. To be honest, I fear the update never comes. The longer the time, chance of update gets smaller every day. It's not rocket science. Suddently the first Corollas pass 1,5 years, all new cars has it by default, so why bother? In that case if bought my last Toyota. Buy your car, just wait 4-5 months until april... No wait, June... No wait, July... No wait, october...!! Come on!!! During the Corona crises, the last 2019 models have been sold at reduced prices. To keep business going. Poor owners, if they risks getting stuck with a car that's outdated from day 1.
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  30. Thanks that's brill, can you tell what the colour wire is for the -ve signal/trigger wire is for the camshaft sensor as well quickly too? Should be either blue or black for 06 Celica 1zz 140hp model. thanks v much
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  31. Yes that is the touch2, tap browse - songs - pick a song and it will play all tracks I did go out to my car to make 100% sure
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  32. I did it last year, no code, you only lose the radio station preset, need to set clock again and stuff like that.
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  33. Shame didn't work out but sold her on ok and like said still on the roads and not gone to the great scrap yard in the sky.
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  35. Hi all, Left the car in a private car park today to go to the park with the family, our first outing for more than 3 months as a family and all was well and fun filled until we returned back to the car. Reveresed the car back out of the space and can hear metal scraping on the ground, and I just knew then that some scumbag no good for nothing amoeba has stolen the cat. Lo and behold, i find 4 bolts and a couple of springs left on the spot where the cat would have been, they had the time to undo it properly and not having to use cutters to do the job. This will leave me 400 pounds out of pocket for insurance and I am here to warn you all that this lowest and easiest of crimes are alive and well. And incase the thieves are sadistic enough to be reading these forums, you have left someone with 5 mouths to feed with 400 pounds less to spend at a time we are not earning a single penny of income. I hope you are happy. Keep vigilant folks, and I shall be investing in a catloc when i get the car back.
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