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  1. Difficulty - Medium Time - The are 2 stages, one to adjust the brakes themselves and the other to adjust the cable. Cable 10 minutes Including brakes 1 hour. Tools - Jack and wheel brace, flat blade screwdriver, phillips No2 screwdriver, 10mm socket and suitable driver. Trim tool if available. 2 X 10mm spanners. Introduction The handbrake on all 4.2 RAVs is of the "drum in hat/exclusive" type. This consists of a small diameter drum brake which is positioned in the boss of the rear brake disc. Although a handbrake could be incorporated into the disc brake, these ar
    5 points
  2. This post is designed to give a basic overview of modern Toyota Diesel engines and their commonly troublesome components: How does a Diesel engine work? Firstly Diesel is not as flammable as Petrol. Diesel engines don’t have spark plugs to ignite the fuel, but to bring about combustion they require heat. If you put your finger over the end of a foot pump and pump it, your finger will become hot. This is due to compression of the air trapped inside the pump (the air molecules have less space to move about and collide with each other more frequently causing energy to be given off in th
    5 points
  3. Having use USB memory sticks on my Mk1 Avensis with Sony, CD changer and Connects2 for many years, I wanted the same on my T27. My original post: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/169513-added-usbbluetooth-adaptor-to-w53828-in-avensis-mk3/ I choose the LaPower Adapter as it had the additional Bluetooth A2DP, at a cheaper cost than the usual Connects2 and Xcarlink, plus the supplier is UK based. The USB/Bluetooth kit . The trim removal kit The first is to look at the many guides for the radio removal on the internet. http://www.handsfree.lt/index.php?route=product/downloa
    4 points
  4. How to install an aftermarket radio/cd/mp3 player in your T25 Avensis - I joined up here and found there wasn't a guide, so I had a go and took some pictures and tried to write one. Hope it's of use! Right. First of all you need a 10m socket, with a long handle so you can unscrew the bolts that hold the radio and air-con unit (which are also stuck together - more on that later). You also need an ISO adapter to suit the Toyota radio plugs (such as: this) and a bit of plastic to fill the gap left around the radio (such as: this) or you can buy them both together. But yeah, basically go on ebay
    4 points
  5. Difficulty - Medium Time - About an hour Tools - A 24mm or 15/16AF spanner or socket, a 10mm hex socket or allen key for the transfer box and rear diff', a suitable draining container, a supply of rags and either an oil pump or at least one half litre oil bottle with a filler nozzle as shown in the photos. Frequency - Every 20,000 miles or 2 years (every second service). To get about under my car I put the front on the ramps and the rear onto some wooden blocks. Do not use brick or concrete blocks as they can crumble without warning. It is not necessary to have the veh
    3 points
  6. Thought I'd share my experience of installing a Cruise Control on a RAV with you lot, in case someone finds it useful or entertaining. Disclaimer : I am not an automotive engineer. Everything you read below is an account of my personal experiences and should not be treated as “a recipe” to do anything. If you are not entirely sure that you are safe in whatever you’re doing, you should simply not do it. No responsibility is given or implied for any of your own actions or any damage that may result from them. That out of the way :) ... I was doing some reading on the forum and on the n
    3 points
  7. The following advice is intended as a guide as to how to replace the fuel filter in a Toyota Rav 4, 4.3. Tools Required: Non-latex gloves (do not underestimate the mess diesel will make of your hands.. nasty stuff!) 10mm spanner or socket Old rags or kitchen roll Pipe grips Jam jar Removal With the bonnet open, locate the fuel filter at the back right of the engine bay, behind the air filter: Remove the air filter by unclipping the three clips round the side and prising open from the front. Unscrew the clamp with either a large cross head
    3 points
  8. How to reset your Auto electric window function. Auhor: GIDDLEPIN If, like me, you let the wife use your beloved Auris to pop down to the post box when the weather's freezing and, if like my wife yours decides to wind the window down to clear the ice off (?????)... and, if like mine, your window is frozen solid and it stops the auto function working and causes the auto light on the switch to flash, here's the procedure to reprogramme the auto wind unit. Simply turn the ignition on, wind the window all the way to the bottom and hold the switch down for at least ten seconds. Then
    3 points
  9. Various methods: "Programming New Keys" STEPS: 1. Begin by sitting in the driver seat with all the doors shut. 2. Insert your working master (black) key in the ignition. 3. Very Quickly, turn the key from "LOCK" to "ON" 5 times. (You will end with the key in the "LOCK" position) [the 5 on-offs just need to be < 1 second each (you can hear something switching in the engine bay after 1 second switched to on - you've probably just got to beat that).] 4. Immediately, open and close the driver door 6 times very quickly. (End with the door closed) 5. Immediately, remove your working
    3 points
  10. Information provided by Auris 1.6 vvt-i - http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/user/71851-auris-16-vvt-i/ The new Auris (2015) accepts 2 sets of TPMS, so the main set does not get overwritten. It doesn't matter in what order they will be written to the ECU - just need to be written and the car manages them, so no re-learning necessary when rotating tyres. The only thing one needs to do after switching summer and winter sets is to press the TPMS initialization button in the glove box 3 times and that's it!
    2 points
  11. Devon Aygo has recently supplied the following information on oil requirements: "The issues over which oils are used is caused by a European law called "Block exemption" the same law that states that manufacturers can't insist on main dealer servicing, also stops Toyota from insisting what oils are used by anyone wishing to service a car including their own dealer network. All Toyota are allowed to do is list a set of specifications that the oil used must meet they can also list a "preferred" oil. For example I have listed below the requirements Toyota have for the mkiii Prius, a car that
    2 points
  12. This is a simple job that does not seem to be covered in the owner's manual, and there is no obvious way of access in the bulb. I used my plastic trim removal tools, so reduce the risk of damage. I carefully probed around until I was sure where the release catch is located - Now you know. The clue is seeing which way the bulb is fitted. Drivers vanity light. Inserting tool to feel the catch. Lever to tool to release the catch, popping the light fitting out. Better view of the light fitting. Standard 501 5w bulb. The courtesy lig
    2 points
  13. How to replace a Toyota Avensis (T27) Radio/CD player W53828 with a Toyota navigation unit B9012 First disconnect the vehicle battery. There is a 20 pin connector plugged into the back of Radio/CD W53828 with the following pin out: 1. Empty 2. Empty 3. Yellow 4. Empty 5. Empty 6. Purple 7. Pink 8. Light Blue 9. Empty 10. Empty 11. White & Black 12. Empty 13. Empty 14. Empty 15. Red 16. White 17. Black 18. Orange 19
    2 points
  14. Hi, This is my first guide so please if something seems unclear message me and i will try to explain better. Sorry for the quality of the pics my camera died and had to use my phone. 1st you need to remove the 4 screws and take the back plate off of the camera. 2nd cut the back plate to remove the wire. This is what it will look like when done. 3rd cut the plastic strip off your licence plate lamp. Then cut the bulb holder off. I forgot to take i pic when i did this. Push the leads through the newly cut licence plate bulb holder. Then align the bulb holder with the camera an
    2 points
  15. Devon Aygo has recently supplied the following information on oil requirements: "The issues over which oils are used is caused by a European law called "Block exemption" the same law that states that manufacturers can't insist on main dealer servicing, also stops Toyota from insisting what oils are used by anyone wishing to service a car including their own dealer network. All Toyota are allowed to do is list a set of specifications that the oil used must meet they can also list a "preferred" oil. For example I have listed below the requirements Toyota have for the mkiii Prius, a car that
    2 points
  16. A question has been asked how to remove the wing mirror cover to indicator unit, on the Avensis T27 from 2009 to 2015. Flat bladed tools are required like trim removal tools, but screw drivers will do. Starting from the top side, carefully insert the tool between the cover and black border, then gently lever away. Work around the the cover with another tool I fold the mirror to work to tool down. Then firmly pull the top of the cover away and down. The cover will come away. Looking at the inside of the cover, you can see why cover needs to be separated from the top -
    2 points
  17. Part 2 Discs On this car I changed the discs. In this case, remove the upper caliper bolt; remove the caliper and hang it off the spring. Do not allow it to hang on the brake pipe; Then undo the retaining bolts and remove the carrier; If you intend using the disc again you should use 2 - 8mm bolts in the extraction holes as shown on this rear disc; Wind the bolts in until they apply pressure then gently tap the disc from behind. If you don't have a hide or rubber mallet use a piece of wood against the disc and then hit that with the lump hammer
    2 points
  18. Difficulty - Medium Time - about 40 minutes per side. Tools required - After lifting and securing the vehicle you need a 14mm and 17mm spanner, large screwdriver, g clamp, Coppaslip or similar copper based grease. The very best standard road going pads (and more than a match for most web available "performance" pads) are genuine Toyota which are available at a discounted price from Lindop Bros. Pm Parts_King for details. Introduction The front caliper is of the reaction type and is very simple to work on. When the brake is pressed, the piston pushes the inner pad into conta
    2 points
  19. The symptoms. The MPG is disgraceful this time last year we was averaging no less than 38mpg over a tank and around 42-45mpg when driven on a run with cruise control set at 70mph. Over Christmas we did approx 1500miles and have managed best on a run +4oc 31mpg driving with cruise control set at 70mph, when it was cold we was down to 21mpg and have now risen to around 30mpg driving like your gran going to church. These figures are a long way short of the figures that Toyota quote and of what we was achieving this time last year with similar temperatures, it may be worth noting the car mak
    2 points
  20. When i was looking for a Guide for adjusting the handbrake there wasnt one,so i just thought id knock a quick one up and hope that it may help someone else. I fitted new brake discs and the handbrake was adjusted fully at the bottom nut,so make sure this is done first really. The first step is to remove the chrome frame around the gear stick gaiter..see pic Just a slight pull from the rear lifting it up is suffice. Next step after the chrome frame is removed is to lift the actual gaiter upwards as far as it will go to aid access. We now need to remove the trim that will allow a
    2 points
  21. Ive just realised ive never posted this up on this forum so here it is; I decided that I wanted to convert my tail lamps on my compressor to give the JDM look, after seeing Noedel's conversion on the TOC a year so ago. I loved the look it gave to the rear end of the car at night and it looked relatively simple to do. What I didn't like about Noedel's conversion was the fact you had to disable the rear fog light and every year you would have to return the lights back to standard to pass a MOT. As I've messed with car lighting wiring looms of practically every car I've owned, I quickly hatched
    2 points
  22. One of my least favourite parts of the car cleaning process is washing! yep, that's right, I hate it, loathe it with a passion bordering on the psychotic. Why I hear you ask? OK, the wash process is when you risk causing most damage to any paint finish as there is constant friction between the washing tool and paint and any dirt on the surface can act as a scourer, leaving more damage, more swirls and more work ultimately. With this in mind, I figured that other people might be having the same issues so I've compiled a 'how to' guide. This is by no means a definitive (you can only wash your
    2 points
  23. You will spill a little diesel so place some rags or an old sheet of ply under the car. With the air filter in place you can't see the wood for the trees so whip that off! Undo the hose clips at each end of the inlet pipe; ....and the finger clips on the breather pipe; .....then lift the pipe out of the way; Unclip the air filter cover and unplug the wires from the air flow meter, remove the filter and now you can get at the bolts in the bottom of the filter casing. Remove the 10mm bolts; ......and now you can see what you are doing with the filter
    1 point
  24. If anyone still needs information on how to change the spark plugs on a 998cc IQ, I’ve provided details below after completing the job this afternoon. It should take about 90 minutes and is pretty straightforward. Tools required: 10mm socket, 10mm spark plug socket and extension, cross head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, 3 new denso iridium spark plugs 1. Disconnect the battery connections 2. Loosen the clamps on the large inlet rubber pipe (cross head screwdRiver or 10mm socket) and the clip on the small side pipe on the right hand side of this pipe - and remove 3.
    1 point
  25. ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (1).pdf ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (2).pdf ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (3).pdf ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (4).pdf ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (5).pdf ElecDiag Corolla 1.6 (6).pdf
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  26. Difficulty - Easy Time - about 45 minutes. Frequency - 10,000 miles or 12 Months Tools required - 14mm socket and ratchet with extension bar. Filter wrench (examples shown below). Drain container. Jug or measure to re-fill oil. If you decide to remove the sump shield you will need the 10mm socket and a trim tool or screwdriver to pop out the fixing studs. A phillips screwdriver to remove the clips in the access flaps. A torque wrench if you have one. Parts - 5.9 litres of 5W/30 Semi Synthetic oil (I paid £12.97+VAT for 5 litres). I only use Morris's oil; http://ww
    1 point
  27. Edit... this post is to illustrate typical behaviour of the Auris bar graph fuel gauge and also gives some real world m.p.g figures. I filled up (brim full) 20 days OK and the car has been driven probably 70% or so of those days. Mixed road, urban, town centre and motorway. Climate control (air con) is permanently on. These are the "Fuel Bar" readings... Mileage start 0.00, all bars lit. Mileage 149. First bar goes off. Then comes back on. Then permanently off at 153 miles. Mileage 185. Second bar goes off. Then comes back on and finally permanently off at 190 miles.
    1 point
  28. Aygo (first generation 2005 to 2014) - 'in a nutshell' "Aygo" is the phonetic representation of the Japanese word for "English" (Eigo). Pronounced 'I GO' and launched in July 2005 the Aygo is smaller than a modern mini but with clever design has a large interior feel. This car is the child of a joint venture between Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen. By sharing development and manufacturing costs at the assembly plant at Kolin in the Czech Republic (which produces 300 000 cars a year) the 3 manufacturers are able to share platform and running gear but customise their own models with trim and co
    1 point
  29. Devon Aygo has recently supplied the following information on oil requirements: "The issues over which oils are used is caused by a European law called "Block exemption" the same law that states that manufacturers can't insist on main dealer servicing, also stops Toyota from insisting what oils are used by anyone wishing to service a car including their own dealer network. All Toyota are allowed to do is list a set of specifications that the oil used must meet they can also list a "preferred" oil. For example I have listed below the requirements Toyota have for the mkiii Prius, a car that
    1 point
  30. Since the aygo haynes manual is a little shy of info & there is still a demand for this, here is the definitive list; Here's how to reset the MMT brain AYGO MMT RESET.pdf Layout of the parts AYGO MMT PART LAYOUT.pdf System diagram AYGO MMT GEARBOX.pdf Construction & operation AYGO MMT OPS.pdf Function of main components AYGO MMT PART FUNCTION.pdf How the MMT ecu makes decisions (including diagnostic trouble codes DTC ) AYGO MMT SYS OPS.pdf 2019 update: Here's a link to a bunch of useful service, service bulletin and general tech inf
    1 point
  31. What is a Dual Mass Flywheel? The flywheel is effectively a weight which is fastened to the end of the crankshaft of the engine. The power from the pistons tends to be created in "pulses" and the weight of the flywheel smoothes out these pulses by providing inertia to the rotating engine. As well as providing a weight the flywheel has a gear around its circumference on which the starter motor operates and is a convenient means of attaching the clutch which provides a variable connection to the transmission. Modern diesel engines generate high torque and as a result they need extra
    1 point
  32. This is a short workshop for changing the ignition switch on an Avensis 2.0 1999. I've had problems with starting the engine since beginning of summer. The symptoms were like this; when turning the key to the START position, nothing happens. You have to, either turn it from ON to START a few times or wiggle the key while holding it in the START position, to get connection in the lock to start the motor. This is due to a faulty switch behind the locking barrel, that has been worn down so it does not alway connect. This has nothing to do with the imobilizer system or coding of keys, it is o
    1 point
  33. See - http://blog.toyota.co.uk/fix-condensation-inside-car
    1 point
  34. Difficulty: Easy-ish Time: About 1 hour Tools: Two 17mm spanners - ring and open. Long spanners may help. As the chart below shows, it's quite normal for a shock absorber to have traces of oil around the top. However leaks like level 3 to 1 mean the shock absorber (SA) needs replacing. Probably a good idea to replace in pairs. As always, apply hand-brake, chock the opposite front wheel and without the vehicle raised, slightly slacken off the road wheel nuts. Jack the vehicle up and place on an axle stand: (note to self - it's a good idea to secure t
    1 point
  35. Just a reminder If one has Toyota Roadside Assistance on a current vehicle, and one is looking to change to another Toyota, for the remaining balance of one's existing mermbership one can either - get a refund, or, - transfer the balance onto any complimentary membership for the new vehicle. To do either of the above contact Toyota Roadside Assistance - https://www.toyota.co.uk/caring-for-your-toyota/owners/roadside-assistance.json
    1 point
  36. For our members outside the UK, please find a description of the current UK vehicle registration system: In the UK, when new vehicles are purchased they have to be registered with the UK Government, issued with a registration number, the appropriate annual vehicle tax paid, and insured. Registration number have to be displayed both on the front and rear on ‘registration plates’. Registration plates have to conform to a British Standard, which specifies what the plate can contain, the font and size of font used, etc. This is partly to ensure that the registration number can be read fr
    1 point
  37. Given the fact there have been a couple of threads in recent months about handbrakes 'failing', thought it would be useful to include text of a recent Which? conversation: - "Our recent survey discovered that 25% of Which? members never leave their car in gear, even when it’s parked on a hill. Conversely, 35% will always leave it in gear, with the practice more prevalent amongst drivers over the age of 65. This sensible precaution is likely to become more widely practiced soon. That’s because new changes to the driving test in April 2014 now sees learners taught to leave a car in ge
    1 point
  38. Difficulty - Medium Time - about 90 minutes Tools required - 12mm socket and spanner (various extentions etc). Flat blade screwdriver. Pliers. It is easier done off ramps or over a pit and the rest of the text assumes that the sump tray has been removed. Parts (supplied by Kingo); 45221-42080 - £143.60 inc VAT and delivery You may also need a new clip for the bottom of the steering column boot; 90460-64003 - £6 inc VAT and delivery These prices are of August 2012 and could change with time but it will give you a feel for the cost. Introduction Some
    1 point
  39. Difficulty - Easy Time - 5 minutes. Tools - None Frequency - Normal Conditions: 14000 miles Dusty conditions: 12 months or 9000 miles UK Part No and price TBA by Lindop Brothers Toyota in subsequent post. Additional information - Further diagrams can be found on page 276/279 of the Owners Handbook (LHD shown). Filter may not be fitted to models with manual air conditioning. Introduction To improve the environment inside the car, a clean air filter is fitted to the heater intake. This is intended to remove dust and particles that would otherwise ente
    1 point
  40. Note - 4.3 Cabin Filter is shown seperately Difficulty - Easy Time - 5 minutes. Tools - None Frequency - Normal Conditions: 18000 miles or 2 years Dusty conditions: As needed UK Part No and price TBA by Lindop Brothers Toyota in subsequent post. Introduction To improve the environment inside the car, a clean air filter is fitted to the heater intake. This is intended to remove dust and particles that would otherwise enter the car. The filter fitted to the RAV is a particulate filter which has been electrostatically charged to capture the finest part
    1 point
  41. Here's the maintenance intervals http://techdoc.toyota-europe.com/Maintenan.../aygo/Final.pdf Here's the service data sheets. Thanks to a kindly fellow at Toyota for the info. You know who you are :) Naturally, if you don't know what your doing don't risk your safety. If you do, it's your own fault
    1 point
  42. Whilst the MR2 Roadster has very few flaws as either a fun cheap sports car or as a precision tool to hit the track with, there is one thing that we as a Club feel every owner should be aware of, and that is the pre-catalytic converters (or pre-cats for short). There have been a huge amount of questions on here since the forum began regarding these, and this thread is here to hopefully answer any and all questions that have cropped up about the pre-cats, as well as dispel some myths about them. *Please note: The Club neither encourages nor advocates the interference with emissions equipme
    1 point
  43. I see a number of requests for Engine Codes for the Yaris. Here is the current list from 2003 and the new Mark 2 and 2009 New Yaris. (Updated 17th July 2009) 2003: 1.0 litre VVT-i - 1SZ-FE 1.3 litre VVT-i – 2SZ-FE 1.5 litre VVT-i – 1NZ-FE 1.4 litre D-4D – 1ND-TV 2006: 1.0 litre VVT-i – 1KR-FE 1.3 litre VVT-i – 2SZ-FE 1.8 litre Dual VVT-i – 2ZR-FE 1.4 litre D-4D 90 – 1ND-TV 2009: 1.0 litre VVT-i – 1KR-FE 1.33 litre Dual VVT-i – 1NR-FE 1.4 litre D-4D 90 – 1ND-TV
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  44. Generally if one has carpet mats in one's car, the driver's mat tends to have the heaviest wear, and wears out faster than the other three mats. One can now purchase OE single driver's carpet mats for some vehicles, which will save having to buy completely new sets in the above scenario. Available from Parts King, your local Toyota dealer or the Official Toyota Store on Ebay See: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ToyotaOfficialStore?_fsub=&_nkw=&_nkw=single+car+mat&submit=SEARCH&LH_TitleDesc=1&clk_rvr_id=927410690024&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true
    1 point
  45. Grey imports brought into the UK do not have their details recorded by Toyota GB, and are not traceable should any recall action be required. The only way for owners of Grey Imports to establish whether their vehicles may be affected by any recall action, is for the owners to contact the Toyota GB Contact Centre directly. Contact details for the Toyota GB Contact Centre are: Telephone - 0344 701 6202 Opening Hours - 8:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday, and 9:00am – 1:00pm Saturday The Toyota Contact Centre is able to provide information and support to resolve your query qu
    1 point
  46. Generally if one has carpet mats in one's car, the driver's mat tends to have the heaviest wear, and wears out faster than the other three mats. One can now purchase OE single driver's carpet mats for some vehicles, which will save having to buy completely new sets in the above scenario. Available from Parts King, your local Toyota dealer or the Official Toyota Store on Ebay See: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ToyotaOfficialStore?_fsub=&_nkw=&_nkw=single+car+mat&submit=SEARCH&LH_TitleDesc=1&clk_rvr_id=927410690024&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true
    1 point
  47. Symptoms : squeak sound from inside boot or inside car from clutch pedal areas. Assumptionv : Car clutch is working fine Quick solution : In the boot spray the WD40 in the rubber boot area where the slave cylinder is located while other person keep pressing the clutch minimum 20 times. Leave it for 5 minutes. or come inside the car On the clutch pedal lube the spring + pivot rod which pushes inside + the connecting rod. keep pushing it by hand everytime you lube look for any damage parts if any it has to be replaced. Now come to the boot s
    1 point
  48. Toyota RAV4 Electrical Wiring Diagrams (EWD).pdf
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  49. There are many guides available for RAV4s. They are all contained at the top of the RAV4 forum page but you can find a short cut by following this link; http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=71649 If you can't find what you are looking for then just post a question on the RAV4 forum.
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