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  1. 3 points
    Toyota UK have announced details of the programme to allow the upgrade of existing MM17 Audio units in 2019 Corolla & 2019 Rav4. A retro fit kit will be available via your local Toyota dealer starting May 2020 and will available to install on all 2019 Corolla Grades and 2019 Rav4 with the exception of the ICON grade, there is no solution available for 2019 Rav4 Icon, 2019 Prius nor 2019 Camry. Upgrade will cost £120 for Corolla & £150 for Rav4 there will be a reduced cost offer for upgrades completed along with routine servicing price TBC exact details of logistics and technical processes will be given to dealers at the end of Q1 2020. Toyota have asked dealers to inform owners of both models of the upcoming availability.
  2. 3 points
    From toyota uk Toyota Customer Relations ref: CASE1210238 Hello Michael, Thank you for getting contact with us. I am very excited to confirm that we have made official a retrofit program for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - more importantly your vehicle is compatible and part of the program. This is scheduled to take place in May 2020, we have two options available for having this update carried out; the first is with a service which will come at a reduce cost of £50 (inc VAT), and the second option is a stand alone price of £120 (inc VAT).
  3. 3 points
    Just as background info; the throttle pedal is entirely electric, so there are none of the throttle cables fitted to your car that were typical on other cars before, say, 2006. The fact that the pedal was physically stuck down lends this to being a purely a mechanical problem (with just the pedal itself) rather than anything at all beyond it, as you probably already knew. Because the pedal has just a simple electrical plug and 2 or 3 bolts holding it in, removing it to be very closely inspected for grit, stones etc. getting into the mechanism should be quite a quick job. The pedal could be checked for stickiness 'on the bench', as there is no need for it to be back in the car to check that the pedal returns correctly. I have not come across this this problem. With regards the juddering, starting with the cheapest to fix, I would be thinking about possible ignition coil failing. The Mk1 Auris hybrids have sometimes suffered rainwater leaks into the spark plug area underneath the ignition coils. But if that was the case, I would have expected your garage to have noted seeing rust or corrosion when the plugs were changed. But an error code is usually logged with this fault. . A new coil is the likely fix here. But without a code there it is just guesswork as to which one, or if it is this problem at all. Or, another possibility given the miles covered - an EGR cooler blockage. But this usually logs an error code of some description as well, and your mileage is really a little low for this. The fix here is to strip and clean the EGR valve, cooler and inlet manifold as per this video:- There are no parts needed for this, but it is a time consuming job. How is the fuel consumption? Does the car burn much oil? Any strange noises when the car is juddering? Do you know what plugs your (non - Toyota?) garage fitted, i.e. is it on your invoice? Strange though it sounds, the cars run best on Denso brand plugs, but not to the extent of suffering a judder like yours. I have nothing against Redex injector cleaner, but as it is so cheap and easy to do, I would try a different brand of injector cleaner, perhaps say, Wynns or Forte, in the meantime. The above problems are not specific to hybrid cars, this is just normal garage spanner work, the same as checking the coils and changing the plugs. I'm sure someone will be along soon with some other suggestions........
  4. 2 points
    If in August, MOT time, and just 1000 miles ago, there was no advisories re brakes/discs/pads then I think you are pretty safe to keep going.
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    Are you are using hex, rather than bi-hex sockets on the screws? The hex will fit better on these 8mm (I think) heads. Also, from personal experience, it can be worthwhile to try tightening the screw a little bit before you then loosen it. To say that this needs to be done with great care is an understatement. Trying to move it in and out repeatedly can work well. I have done this to successfully loosen bleed screws that the garage were reluctant to go any further with, for fear of them snapping the screws off.
  6. 2 points
    I manage to find the problem... The intake hose ( the one that conects directly to the turbo) was loose. I changed the loose metal clamp and everything is ok. Thanks.
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    Hello all! Ordered yesterday - my first Aygo, absolutely beyond excited. X-Trend in Silver as I have a massive downer on Red cars which is the only standard colour. Got a fantastic deal from Carwow, the dealership didn't realise they'd registered the trim and had to honour the 1.5k off retail - coupled with nil deposit and 0% APR was an absolute bargain.
  8. 1 point
    I have a large collection of genuine factory spare parts for sale as I must clear my garage. All store soiled, but in original polythene bags. Most older models. I have a complete list of all parts and can email the list. Total value of nearly £6,000.00 at dealer prices. This is a private, not trade sale. I am unable to supply one off bits, but want to clear the lot at a very low price. It would be a great shame for these to be skipped, as older Toyota car collectors/restorers would struggle to source many of these, now. Some of the items were priced at between £100 to £450 per piece. If interested, then please send me a PM.
  9. 1 point
    Toyota UK have announced details of the programme to allow the upgrade of existing MM17 Audio units in 2019 Corolla & 2019 Rav4. A retro fit kit will be available via your local Toyota dealer starting May 2020 and will available to install on all 2019 Corolla Grades and 2019 Rav4 with the exception of the ICON grade, there is no solution available for 2019 Rav4 Icon, 2019 Prius nor 2019 Camry. Upgrade will cost £120 for Corolla & £150 for Rav4 there will be a reduced cost offer for upgrades completed along with routine servicing price TBC exact details of logistics and technical processes will be given to dealers at the end of Q1 2020. Toyota have asked dealers to inform owners of both models of the upcoming availability.
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    and some of the time you may notice that although the engine is running, according to the displays, no charge is being sent to the HV battery. This will likely be to protect the battery from getting too hot, or to limit the amount of charge it gets over a given time. Very careful battery management is key to their long life. As well as heating the cabin, the engine may run to keep it's own temperature optimal, or even other reasons that aren't known about. After all my years of driving Hybrids, I'm still fascinated by the way during the warm-up period, even though the engine is running, the car is being driven almost entirely by the electric side, while the engine is run in a mode with it's timing heavily altered to produce lots of heat but little motive power. The only things that seem to interrupt this, is turning the car off or demanding rapid acceleration. (I can never remember if the timing is advanced or retarded, not that it matters).
  12. 1 point
    Neils.... you say Bottom line: the car needs some tweaks to perform its best in every day driving. Toyota have been building Hybrid cars for some 20 years, and after 20 years you would think they know how to manage a hybrid system. Let’s suggest they do (a safe bet I reckon). So, maybe it’s the driver, who could very well be owning his/her first hybrid vehicle (like I was 30 months ago), that needs some tweaking. To run optimum performance an ICE needs to be within certain temperature parameters, heat. The heat is produced only when it is running..... you know all this, yes..... and that’s why your hybrid engine runs more when cold, and this colder weather demands the engine runs even longer. When the engine in a hybrid is warm enough (as determined by Toyota) the computer allows the battery to take over and the engine stops. A stopped engine will start to cool, the computer senses this and starts the engine again. Especially within a first journey of the day it’s easy to see why the engine keeps cycling between running and not running, and when the engine is running it is usually charging the Hybrid battery (useful later in the journey). When the engine is deemed by the computer to be warm enough not to run, the hybrid battery will only kick in if there is enough in store, however if there is not enough in store the engine will continue to run until there is. So, all the driver has to do is relax and drive the car. You will read how Toyota hybrid owners say “it’s the most relaxing vehicle I ever driven”, and I am one of them. The e-cvt transmission is a part of that experience too, seems to be a unique auto gearbox among most car manufacturers. There is not much a driver can do in the situation you have described, but once the engine is running within the operating temperatures and there are enough bars in the Hybrid battery there are things that the driver can do to get better performance. I think I am right in saying the new Corolla hybrid has been out in USA before UK, so go on YouTube and look for videos to show driving tips. If there is not many for the new Corolla then look for Prius Hybrid driving tips..... there will be loads, I know because that’s what I did 30 months ago..... and still do on occasions. I always view the Hybrid to be a very useful compromise between an inefficient petrol engine and a full electric vehicle. EV has its drawbacks at the moment (recharging availability), Remember the Hybrid concept has its flaws too - the engine weighs a big chunk, and so does the Hybrid battery. So there is the compromise..... inefficient petrol engine or lack of EV charging points. I am happy with the compromise...... even in these low temperatures I still getting high 60’s mpg on relatively short journeys. I do try to keep off MWays and not to use cruise control. Hope this proved useful Neils.
  13. 1 point
    It's the vacuum pump ticking. Nothing wrong with the engine. All Valvematic engine have the vacuum pump for the brake servo, because there is not enough vacuum created because the throttle is almost fully open. This is similar to diesel engines, but where diesel engines are control by the amount of fuel inputted, Valvematic engines use the valves to control the amount of air coming in, instead of a throttle. Now you have had the boring technical part out of the way, go and enjoy the engine like I am. As I said before, the ticking is normal.
  14. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I've been a lurker on here for quite some time, had my 2009 iQ3 for over a year now and love it! Unfortunately in the past couple of weeks it's decided to add an extra feature that I'm not keen on. I noticed the passenger mat was wet, didn't think too much of it initially, but pulled that up to find the carpet underneath was wetter. I pulled the carpet up and the soundproofing underneath was totally drenched with water. It was the same on the driver's side but not to the same extent. I took the carpets up, removed the sound proofing and dried everything out. Tried googling to see if anyone else has had the same problem but couldn't find anything. I sat in the car with the majority of the lower dash off, with a hose pointed at the front all over and couldn't see anything coming in (that's not to say it isn't just from the amount I would expect it to be flowing in reasonably quickly). Have checked to see if any drain points are blocked, pollen filter etc. but can't see anything obvious. So a week after drying it out the water is back again... I'm wondering if the air con drain pipe is blocked but can't seem to find a reference or diagram showing where it is. Have taken the dash off again this morning but can't see anything obvious. Would any of you lovely people know where it is or have any other suggestions to where it could be coming in? I'm reluctant to take it to a garage initially as I know how notoriously difficult it is to trace a water leak so want to rule out anything obvious myself first. Thanks, Steve
  15. 1 point
    There are all manner of snake oil additives to mix with the fuel, however when I was in the trade we used Archoil 6400D with decent results. It is basically an agent that liberates additional oxygen during combustion and helps burn off carbon. I got a few Diesels through the emission test with this stuff. You can buy it from Amazon etc. Its nasty stuff so wear gloves when you put it in the tank.
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    Sorted! I now have traffic announcements on FM. I haven't had a chance to try DAB. The key is to set up TP stations on FM and then turn the volume up and listen until a traffic announcement occurs. You can then set the volume and the system remembers the setting for later if you have the volume turned down on the radio. Pathetically simple. As delivered the radio was only setup only for DAB and the favourites selected the FM stations by name, but when I looked at the 6 preset station buttons they were all over the place and you have to tune manually to set them. I am not sure if this is a prerequisite for TA selection, but it was all part of my 'see what happens when I do this' session. Hope this is helpful.
  17. 1 point
    Although your diagnostic tool shows a test 'fail' the ECU software will incorporate a 'tolerance' before tripping the Check Engine Light. For example a parameter might need to be more than 25% out of spec before the ECU puts the light on. So a small amount of sooting puts the flow rate slightly out of spec but is not too detrimental so doesn't put the CEL on. As soot builds up at some point the CEL will be tripped. A change in driving style (long high speed runs) might help clean things up... A new OE Toyota EGR will be a typically stupid Toyota UK price (several £100's). There are no doubt Chinese copies around for under £100 but I've no idea of the quality. How long they last depends on driving style, Diesel engines don't like short runs - long high speed cruising is best for long life. I no longer sell cars these days, but before I retired I always tried to steer low mileage customers away from Diesels because they'd inevitably have problems (gummed up turbo or egr, or dpf regeneration problems).
  18. 1 point
    I agree with the excess moisture, cheers for the response, and it did clear up eventually with the heaters set to full, left the odd dry drip mark otherwise all good. Interesting, I already have one of those moisture absorbing pillow looking thing on the dash, whereby the indicator turns pink and you put it in the microwave to dry out whereby the indicator turns blue again. Are they any good...hmmm...I leave it in there anyway!
  19. 1 point
    Today's arrival, a new tray insert for the centre armrest, the existing one is very shallow and short and the many cards I carry slide off and disappear into the stuff I keep in the big space so I have to hunt for them. annoying. This is a full length tray, fits perfect without blocking sockets, you can also still fit the original tray for very small bits if you want. Comes in a choice of different colour rubber mats, I got Blue of course (see my avatar) Feels pretty robust. £5.84.
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    The engine can sometimes run purely to give heat to the cabin and if the engine is past it's initial warmup but not far into the journey, the engine can be running at say traffic lights purely to warm the cabin. If you turn off the heater under these conditions the engine can be made to stop. You will of course freeze! I am doing this till the car is moving again to at least stop sitting stationary with a running engine. When I'm moving then the engine is providing motion and I allow myself some heat. This probably saves about £1 of fuel every year or two!
  21. 1 point
    You must have the patience of a saint. I won't even wait for EV to get to me to 40 mph :)
  22. 1 point
    Ah! That is useful to know! Generally, brake pads start with about 12mm of pad material thickness. The wear limit is often quoted at 2mm, but if the pad has reached 3 - 4 mm then it would be a good idea to be thinking of replacing it. So you have used 8mm of pad material in 18,000 miles (as of 2018), so about 0.44mm per 1000 miles, in which case, if the measurement was accurate and your driving pattern has stayed the same in the last year, then you should be looking to change the front pads soon. That's assuming that Aygo pads are the same dimensions as other brake pads. It looks like Aygos etc. are quite heavy on brake pads.
  23. 1 point
    Because the battery is mounted inside the passenger compartment (rather than under the bonnet) it should be capable of connection to the car’s vent tube so any gas is discharged outside. Because it it is in a place vulnerable to accident damage (and inside) it needs to be of AGM construction (not a basic ‘wet’ battery that could add acid to passenger problems in an accident). And it isn’t a common shape and size... Halfords don’t offer one for the Auris hybrid. The logical upgrade (if you can mount it) might be a similar volume, higher electrical capacity battery designed specifically for repeated deep discharge cycles with minimal damage - as in the case of mobility scooters, computer UPS or solar power storage. Our battery is supposedly a halfway between those and a typical car AGM battery (which as Greg indicates have a usable capacity that is actually only a small fraction of the nominal capacity.) The £125 does get you a Toyota warranty. And I went that easy convenient way when I needed one recently. From reading these forums, I have formed the opinion that the 12v batteries last more years on high mileage hybrids than low mileage ones.
  24. 1 point
    Colder today. It was between 0 and 4 Celsius. Everything seems to be worse but here’s the consumption... Or maybe different quality petrol? Yesterday it was Serbian and Croatian and today German...
  25. 1 point
    If it was serviced by a Toyota dealer, the visual safety check should indicate how worn the pads were (using a traffic light system and an estimate in mm of how much material is left on the pads). So if 'green', the pads are OK. If 'amber', probably something that needs to be addressed before the next service. If 'red', probably need replacing now. If serviced by an independent garage, would have thought they would also provide an indication of whether replacement is due. Presumably the C1 would have been first generation (2005-2014 C1/Aygo/107 - they are effectively the same car), so may have different spec pads to the second generation ((C1/Aygo/108 May 2014 onwards).
  26. 1 point
    That's an interesting recommendation. I have not heard of this suggestion before, anymore than I've heard of tyres needing to be replaced at a particular mileage, (rather than by virtue of their tread depth). If the brake pads are checked correctly in the normal, routine service schedule, then your brakes might be serviceable for much longer than that! Especially if you are predominantly driving out of town etc. But then I don't own an Aygo/C1/107 !
  27. 1 point
    Bear in mind there is still a further six months before the kits are available ....
  28. 1 point
    Yep, driven quite a few hybrids so far. I'm impressed by how far they have come along if I'm honest, even the yaris is quite enjoyable. I was blown away with how smooth the 2.0l was to drive on the test drive, just in the waiting period atm... Itching to get the keys!
  29. 1 point
    A breakers or main dealer Its possibly 1 of 2 part numbers LH mirror indicator, if they are anything like the yaris they are not cheap 04/2006 onwards 81740-05030
  30. 1 point
    Hi Folks, I'm due to take delivery of a 2019 Rav4, Excel 2wd with Panoramic Roof in Decuma Grey on Thu 5th Dec. Order was placed May 15th, original delivery was for early November. In July that went back to Mid Jan 2020 and then in October the delivery date was brought forward to 5th December and since confirmed. It's a 3 year contract hire through a broker, fulfilled by my local Toyota dealer in York. I'm getting a bit excited. Anyway, first post although I've been reading the posts on this forum for a few months now. Best regards and thank you to all members who've posted such useful info
  31. 1 point
    334 miles, 28 litres for a respectable (considering the weather) 54 mpg.
  32. 1 point
    I did contact Yuasa technical (who make the12v battery) with similar comments/questions to yours above. They said that the battery is a higher specification than a 'normal' 12v battery. Specifically, this meant a greater number of deep-discharge cycles before the battery gets to the end of its life, so this battery is more like a leisure-type battery. Apparently, normal 12v batteries are best used with an 80% - 100% charge range for maximum longevity, the techie said, outside of that range is when the quicker deterioration takes place. A regular battery would fit, and be significantly cheaper, he said, but there is some ventilation plumbing that may need adapting to fit. He expected a normal battery to have a shorter life. For your information, the 12v battery is covered by the car's 5 year warranty, but the Toyota warranty department will not accept the battery back without the paper print-out from their (the dealer's) 'intelligent' battery tester. If the battery passes this test after you have requested it to be checked, then some dealers will charge you 30 minutes labour time for their investigation, but not if it fails the test, obviously. The Toyota £125 menu price is for any model of 12v battery for any Auris (diesel, petrol or hybrid). The menu price for a Yaris battery was (is?) slightly less, but the Yaris hybrid uses the same battery as the Auris, for what it's worth. I have an idea that the 12v battery is connected via a 100 amp fuse, but I haven't checked this. A few folk in areas with unreliable mains, mostly in the US, have fitted mains inverters to their Prius (so same HV electrics as Auris) to allow them to operate their homes 'off-grid' during power cuts. The car then becomes a quiet and catalytically cleaned generator with a decent-sized petrol tank. At the recent Japanese launch of the latest Yaris, a 1500w mains output was listed as an option, but perhaps not for Europe. A google search of 'Prius car camping' throws up some 'interesting' ideas. HTH.
  33. 1 point
    well thats much better than the £500 - £800 being kicked about on here
  34. 1 point
    Only the AZ direct injection petrol engines cannot use E10 as detailed in the list. Maybe someone had a problem with an Avensis, and the man at the petrol station thinks all engines are affected.
  35. 1 point
    If a car throws some warning messages a short while after you have changed or altered something, that is frequently the cause. So it could be something to do with your pads or discs or it is quite possible you disturbed the sensors when you were working on the brakes. I would investigate Dippy's idea.
  36. 1 point
    With 1.8 hybrid you can get pretty good figures doing motorway journeys all you need is relaxed driving, if you push it too hard may loose some mpg but not that bad, even diesels are behaving same. Fast and efficient are two different worlds that doesn’t work together. Electric motors are helping the ice even at higher speeds so there is a benefit from the system in general. Regards
  37. 1 point
    Split loom aka split convoluted tube failing that some spiral wrap will tidy up those pesky wires I used to be big into my audio but mainly SQ (sound quality) bias towards Alpine and JL - not got around to doing the yaris apart from sound deadening the boot with silent coat, i have 6.5" Rainbow Comps to go in the doors/pillars at some point imho in such a small car you dont want much rear fill, keep the sound stage up front, most of the cars i have had i always had the fader 60/40 to the front if not more
  38. 1 point
    IMO Hybrids and PHVs are a safe island where lots of people are gathering at the moment.
  39. 1 point
    Thanks!! Paul, love the Avatar - Happy memories of Battle of The Planets 😁
  40. 1 point
    EVs are the destination. Hybrids are just a stepping stone, but they’re still the best compromise right now.
  41. 1 point
    This is SERIOUS $#1T!! YouTube has 'come of age'.... Into a 'new age' >>> we are all the poorer for having choice filtered through lawyers/litigation 😞 2sav
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    It looks like this could be pretty interesting! https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-la-motor-show/toyota-rav4-plug-hybrid-launched-302bhp-powertain Looking forward for more details of UK release date and pricing. On site suggested UK will be 2021.
  44. 1 point
    We come down the Cornish hills and usually max out the battery. I must check on the screen to see if the engine is running, or maybe check if the EV light is out. Coming down from Devon to cross over to Cornwall s few miles of constant downhill. I'll check next time. Mick.
  45. 1 point
    Now that I have actually tried to update/refresh this "infotainment" and failed miserably I can only conclude that it is to coin a Scottish phrase "utter pish!!".. "Woefully inadequate" , "antiquated" and other such terms used to describe Touch2 barely do justice to just how terrible it is.... Gawd... But at least it's pretty much my only moan about the Rav 😄(so far)
  46. 1 point
    Very surprised, the Comp parts sharing and help is almost non-existent on that page just like its actual forum. Glad its fixed and another Comp is still on the road!
  47. 1 point
    When a Toyota pure EV is produced I reckon it will be a good un, that's what Toyota do.
  48. 1 point
    Like some others on this forum, I am not entirely convinced that Toyota is so far behind everyone with EV tech. Their hybrid program has included nearly all if not all technologies require to build a totally electrical car. They have one of the most slippery bodyshells on the current prius and this includes quite wide tyres and a radiator grille-( both items known to cause drag). They have electrical motors able to power the car along, they have kinetic battery recharging technology, electrical power control technology, charging technology and battery technology and mass production experience. Putting a Toyota next to any one of its EV competitors highlights their competitors weakness. Nissan , for example are only successful with small cars with big batteries. Tesla have cracked the range, power and battery issue but the cost of the tech is astronomical.Renault have fallen rather short of the mark made by Nissan but have also gone along the route of putting big batteries into a small car. Nearly everyone else is trying to use their petrol engined chassis as a lack lustre EV or hybrid. Only BMW have really had a good go at things but their very space efficient I3 is a bit of a draggy little lump at cd 0.29. My impression is that for the time being , Toyota are keeping their powder dry whilst battery and motor technology slowly improves to the point where producing a vehicle which will carry 4 persons and their baggage 300miles between fuel ups ( charges ) is commonplace and affordable.
  49. 1 point
    Battery swapping has been tried and doesn't really work - handling such heavy battery packs causes a lot of wear and tear, not something you want when dealing with high voltages and volatile chemistry. Battery charging is constantly getting faster. Once it's down to <10 minutes for a full charge then the inconvenience of BEVs will no longer be an issue. It'll happen eventually (though not necessarily for home charging, due to amount of power required), but I don't know how soon. I don't think hydrogen fuel cells is ever going to happen for normal passenger cars, mainly down to the infrastructure. Hydrogen storage is expensive, and production requires a lot of energy - it's more efficient for the lecky to go directly into your car than use it to produce hydrogen. There's not a single publicly available hydrogen station in my country, whereas there are hundreds of public EV chargers around, and if I'm really stuck I can charge (slowly) from pretty much any residential or commercial premises in the country. And the Mirai has a range that's no better than the top end Teslas (around 300 miles).
  50. 1 point
    I have had the variable boot floor on my Yaris for a couple of years now. Got it so I can easily load my wife's mobility scooter. Apart from that I rarely remove it as it provides extra secure storage space underneath for maps, tom tom etc. Do not expect much change out of £100 when buying from a Toyota dealer.



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