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  1. I've gone placed a deposit on a Corolla TS design trim 5 months old. Mixed feelings... it's the most expensive car I've ever bought. Hoping to collect on Friday no doubt I will be on here to understand the various functions work etc.
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  2. Yea thanks. I have measured the depth of the original door speakers. I might just buy 2 new coaxial door speakers first and see how it sounds afterwards.
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  3. oem part number is. 90189-06013 eg. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-Screw-Grommet-Moulding-Clips-90189-06013-for-Toyota-Lexus/183194715408?epid=26018350668&hash=item2aa7418510:g:DqMAAOSwkfha30ff
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  4. I mentioned earlier that I'd emailed the My T app developer about this "Not applicable for this trip" message. I received a reply. It's interesting, here's what they say: So as I understand it, the app needs a reliable and consistent data connection during a trip in order for the app to ultimately produce hybrid coaching info. I get that. Looking at the results for trips that show the 'not applicable...' message, I can see that nearly all of them are local and I know my area suffers from poor network connectivity in some parts (and super-fast 5G in others). So when driving and the phone's connection is moving between different cells on a journey, I can see why this matters. In my reply, I suggested they might want to add this explanation as an FAQ to explain what the 'Not applicable...' message means. The app itself has no FAQ so maybe somewhere on a Toyota website. I think the My T app is, generally, good. I like the hybrid coaching info and how it presents its assessments. At least now I know why some results get this message.
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  5. Hi, you can use these two websites that I shared in this topic and see what happens and how to play with wheel sizes. aftermarket wheels are insurance modification and some might even refuse to do it if you in Uk.
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  6. Hi everybody this is my Corolla T Sport 3sgte turbo with all wheel drive
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  8. Yeah, engine was identical really. Mine got seriously modded though, with Lotus rotoflex couplings for the driveshafts after I chanced upon a Davrian Big Valve cylinder head and twin webers to replace the Strombergs, oh and a lump of concrete under the bonnet so it could steerπŸ˜€
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  9. I learned a few things about shark fins this morning during my chat with a bodywork expert at my Toyota dealer. I'd imagined that the shark fin would be really securely affixed on the car's roof, maybe with some kind of Gorilla-like adhesive making it rigid, which is primarily why I became concerned about the seeming looseness of the one on my car roof that I discovered last week. Turns out that's not the case - the fin is attached to the roof via an attachment from the fin that goes between the roof and the headliner. The part that I thought was an adhesive mount on the roof is actually a gasket (probably for waterproofing?) not the thing that fixes the fin to the roof. I also learned that all shark fins are sort of loose. To me, 'loose' meant the fin wiggles a bit. A tiny bit. Which is what it does do. To Toyota, that's not loose πŸ™‚ Indeed, the bodywork expert and I both wiggled fins on a handful of other Corollas and a CH-R in the dealership car park, all 20 or 21 plates. The fins all wiggled! So I'm relieved. The expert reassured me that getting it looked at was the right thing to do. So doubly relieved!
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  10. if running from the head unit ...check out the sellers spec on the speakers there will be a sensitivity rating like 90db , higher the number the more sound per watt , so will work better on lower power , 90-92 is a good number
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  11. This is just what happens every single time I have tried the reset proced, i.e. nothing. I just don't get it. When pressing the button for some seconds, nothing seems to happen. Right now I am driving around with the orange flat tyre symbol on all the time. Totally annoying... Don't have the energy to take it do the dealer - they are so arrogant (sigh).
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  12. its the same body as the rest of the cars, just make sure it's a Jap (JT VIN) built car
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  13. Hi Hi, My Car is a Toyota Corolla Hybrid which I bought in March 1 2020 I am trying to do a Map Upgrade, my current map database navdb is dated 2019v2- I have a 3 year free upgrade. I have downloaded the ZIP file from MYTOYOTA and obtained a licence key. I unzipped the file directly to the USB stick (which is a USB 2 with 32 GByte capacity) and when completed I inserted it into the media port of my car while the READY light was on. I get a message saying"Checking USB device - Please wait" and then .. Nothing! I have tried this with 2 different different USB sticks having formatted them both in FAT 32 (One on my MAC and the other on a Windows 10 PC. I get the same result on both. I am very frustrated and my local Toyota dealer in Horsham cannot help as they say they only have their licence key. When unzipped the USB stick has a directory 6.16.OH at the root and all the files are under that directory. Has anyone seen similar issues? Can anyone help me get this download done?
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  14. Just double check that the headlight aim adjustment switch isn't on the wrong setting.
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  15. https://www.onderdelenlijn.nl/auto-onderdelen-voorraad/onderdeel/merk/toyota/model/yaris/modelcode/1368-yaris-(p1)/onderdeel/deur-4deurs-links-voor/onderdeelid/14763513/ apparently both left doors are still for sale.
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  16. Season 1, Episode 5 - at last, the season finale! πŸ˜€πŸ‘ The call came this afternoon - "your car is ready!" I've been to collect it, they've filled it with petrol and cleaned it inside and out, and it is now sporting a little led inside, a plate underneath and a couple of new window labels announcing it has a catloc to hopefully deter any tealeaves. Apparently the new alarm is very loud, but I hope never to hear it.And I've registered the new catloc - it's not an insurance scheme, but they've security marked the cat so I have registered that. I enjoyed my drive home and I'm glad to have my own car back. I'm just looking forward, as I'm sure we all are, to being able to take it out for a drive for pleasure. πŸ‘
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  17. Season 1, episode 4 It's not ready. The parts haven't come. They're going to fill my petrol tank up by way of apology (it had about a quarter of a tank) and hopefully it will be ready tomorrow. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever see that car again....
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  18. And I welcome you to season 1, episode 3 of the saga of my catloc! I got a call today from the Aftersales Manager at the dealer. She told me that she's been fully briefed on what has been going on with my car (should have referred her to this forum!) Apparently they've removed the catloc and ordered a new fitting kit as when they fitted it first time it wasn't "guided in correctly" (this sounds like made up technobabble for they didn't fit it properly and wondered what all those leftover bits were for). She was very grateful for my patience, she is personally overseeing the job now and the workshop foreman is personally supervising the work and can she leave me with in the courtesy car until tomorrow. To be honest I'm fine with that, we're in lockdown, I'm working from home and there's nowhere I can go - the car hasn't moved since I got home on Friday. And I'd rather they took it off and started afresh with new fittings rather than try and bodge it. So I've not been grumpy with them - I have the loaner if I need it and their communication at least has been good (a lot better than their quality control) - I'm just surprised that it has turned into such a saga. I'm hoping that we can have the series finale tomorrow and I'll get my car back - but who knows? It's all been excitingly unpredictable so far.
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  19. To continue the story of my Gen 4 and its catloc and tilt sensor - this is turning into a saga, so if you don't feel like reading War and Peace here's the short version - I went to pick the car up and they'd made a hash of fitting the catloc. For those of you who have half an hour to spare, here's the full story - there's a bonus car review at the end! I phoned the dealer today to see how they were getting on. "It's just being washed, Mr Badger," they said, "it'll be ready shortly." So I made my way back to pick it up and asked what the problem had been. The explanation was as follows - this is the first catloc or tilt sensor they've fitted to a Gen 4 Prius - they've done several Aurises and they are easy, but apparently this wasn't. Their initial issue was feeding the wiring through the bulkhead - it has to go through the existing rubber sleeve which contains the main loom, and there isn't really room for the several wires that have to be fed through; and the difficulty of this is compounded by the fact that you can't really see what you're doing because of where it is. In attempting to do this they managed to damage one of the existing wires and had to replace it - they've assured me that it's all been sorted and there are no faults found. The chap then went on to explain that they then struggled with actually wiring it - he reiterated that they haven't done one before and added that the instructions which they downloaded from Toyota were not at all clear. I've seen the instructions for the Auris (I think somebody here linked it, or it could have been PriusChat) and they did indeed look pretty vague - diagrams which don't make it at all obvious what goes where. I think somebody described it as being like the ones from Ikea, although I'd argue that Ikea ones are clearer. I've built flatpack, and I've fitted alarms, so I feel qualified to comment! πŸ˜‰ Given that the work is taking place up in the dark recesses under the dash I do have some sympathy with this. When I was 18 I bought a second hand kit car, a Rochdale Olympic (I'm not making this up, Google it). It had a panel in the middle of the dash with seventeen switches on it which said interesting things like "heater" and "rear fan" (I never found out where the rear fan was or what it was supposed to do) that didn't do anything when I switched them on. I removed the panel to discover that the bloke who'd built the car had clearly bought a catering size pack of yellow wire - every single wire was yellow. And because the car was fibreglass, every circuit was earthed back to the fusebox rather than the body. Or the battery. Or another circuit. Or not at all, which was an issue. So that was fun. Look, I was 18, I was naΓ―ve, but I learnt a lot about automotive electrics from that car. Anyway, I digress. "Next time we do one," he said, "it'll go much faster." Not sure that was very comforting, having been the guinea pig, but I expect he's right. He said Toyota allow 1.6 hours for the job so it's obviously not meant to be such a challenge. Ok then, so that's all sorted then, he's explained what went wrong, but it's all done now, job's a good 'un, I'll be on my way. Err, that'd be a no.πŸ˜’ He led me out to the car, explained how to turn the sensor off for when it's being legitimately worked on and also how to reset it if it goes off, explained I need to register the catloc as they can't due to data protection laws - this evidently provides insurance, I didn't know that. But I don't know the details, I didn't read the leaflet which is still in the car which (spoiler alert) is still at the dealer's. He apologised again for the job taking so long and we said goodbye. And I started the car, the ICE came on as the traction battery was down to 2 bars - and what a racket! There was a loud vibration that I could feel through the floor. So I trudged back in and told him. Back into the workshop it went, and I sat in the waiting area where I couldn't have a brew because of Covid and entertained myself playing a game on my phone. Quarter of an hour later, my guy was back. He gave me a not very clear explanation of how the catloc is fitted, and said that there are two plates which should be flush together but there was a tiny gap so they were going to drill it, bolt the plates together tightly and shear the bolt head off (this sounds slightly alarming if I'm honest, it's presumably not designed like that) and everything would be hunky dory, trust me, I know a technician. I resumed my game. Quarter of an hour later, my guy was back. Actually it wasn't just the two plates, the catloc plate was touching the exhaust (or the cat itself, he wasn't clear). So they'd have to take it back off, and either adjust the exhaust or adjust the plate. I didn't like the sound of that at all. "Hang on," I said, "don't go adjusting the car to fit the catloc - adjust the catloc to fit the car!" He agreed with that (I wasn't asking). He said they've got a couple of guys in tomorrow morning or maybe they'd leave it till Monday and get the workshop supervisor to do it. I said I'd wait till Monday. And before picking it up I shall be asking them to thoroughly road test it to make sure nothing fouls as they clearly didn't test it today - as soon as the ICE started it was obviously not right. Oh and they didn't do the recall that they were going to (something to do with a seat belt) as they didn't have the parts. But they have (I think, I didn't actually check this, but surely...) successfully replaced the rear wiper blade. "We've not done very well with this one, have we?" he said to me as I left. He was very apologetic. I've used this dealer for years and they've generally been pretty good, but they dropped the ball this time. I'd have been very frustrated if I'd had anywhere to go, but although I haven't really been inconvenienced that much I'm not feeling very confident in this job which I had thought was pretty straightforward. A post script some of you may find interesting - instead of giving me the Aygo back, he loaned me a Yaris hybrid, one of the new models. I liked it a lot on my brief drive home, although the Yaris is a bit small for me. The engine barely runs around town and when it does it's nice and quiet - apparently it's a 1.5l three pot version of the 2.0l Corolla engine so it has a bit of a beat to it, but it sounds quite nice. I found the old model seemed to rev a lot compared to my Prius, I didn't feel that way about this one. It feels quite lively to drive. Rides fairly smoothly, and I liked the styling inside and out - the interior is a bit dark but quite funky - a digital display in front of the driver and a big central screen. It was showing 50.5 mpg on the display but it's only done 217 miles and I've only done 5 of them. Still, for those of you who might consider a Yaris it's definitely worth a look - it felt, looked and drove better than the previous model which I drove last year. Hopefully I'll be able to check back in here on Monday afternoon to announce that everything is tickety boo with my Prius but I'm not counting my chickens until they've hatched, grown up, been killed and plucked, coated in breadcrumbs and the Colonel's 11 secret herbs and spices, deep fried and served in a cardboard bucket with fries and a side of gravy and a refreshing lemon-scented towelette. Phew, that was a long post. I don't post often (stop cheering!) but when I do I make up for lost time.
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