catseye27

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  • First Name
    Norman
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  • Toyota Model
    Rav4 XT-R
  • Toyota Year
    2007
  • Location
    Devon
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  1. catseye27

    CD player issues, repair, replace or alternative?

    I went the single DIN way as suited me but yes, a double DIN is available and these units can have touch screen, satnav etc. The steering wheel functions all work with my Pioneer unit, just make sure you get the right adapters for your car and unit. My only complaint is brightness of unit display, nearly impossible to see in sunlight, seems common to most if not all manufactures of replacement head units. My frame insert is a double DIN, just has pocket inserted below radio and just pulls out.
  2. catseye27

    CD player issues, repair, replace or alternative?

    I realise you also have satnav but i replaced the unit in my 2007 Rav4 with a Pioneer DAB with Bluetooth. Wish i had done a long time ago and works great with my android phone
  3. catseye27

    Driveshaft removal for dust cover replacement

    Update. Bought and fitted the stretch boot. So easy to do, fits really well, why was i so concerned. youtube video's made it look so difficult. Again, thanks
  4. catseye27

    Driveshaft removal for dust cover replacement

    Thanks for the info. The nick is to big for superglue. Had seen these stretch boots on youtube but was not totally convinced on effectiveness but think this is my best option to start with. Looks really hard work to slide boot over cone, could be a few sessions at the gym
  5. Hi. I need to replace the front driver side driveshaft outer dust cover on my Rav4.3. When i pull the the shaft out of the gearbox will i lose oil? The reason i need to replace dust cover is my fault, nicked it when removing a difficult to remove ball joint. Is there a way to fix the dust cover without replacing? Searched the net but nothing really jumps out at me Thanks
  6. catseye27

    Rear upper control arm bush dust covers

    OK. Answered my own question. No bush through complete assembly. Jammy bar and out popped the upper arm. Dust covers now back in correct place after a cleanup and added grease.
  7. Hi. Looking at replacing my rear disc's, pads and shoes. Noticed the dust covers for the bush on the upper rear control arms out of position, spring should hold rubber in V groove. Only way i can see of replacing them into their correct place is by removing the control arm. (strong spring holds rubber dust cover in place) Released the bolt but looks like a bush goes right through the whole assembly. Anyone know if this bush is easy to remove?
  8. catseye27

    Change the orginial Radio

    Hi Guys. I am interested in this upgrade to a single head DAB unit. After your upgrades are you still able to use the steering wheel controls?
  9. I will require new rear shocks before my next MOT. Going to fit myself as fairly easy job. Any recommendations. I always carry 2 large Labrador dogs and tow a caravan. Thanks
  10. catseye27

    Rear Shock Dust Cover - is there such an item

    silly old me. Just had a peek at my shocks and yes, there is corrosion to the shroud covering the shock spindle.
  11. Hi. Car passed MOT but had an advisory. "nearside and offside shock dust covers corroded" Rear shocks are fairly easy to replace but i was not aware they had dust covers. Is there a dust cover on rear shocks? Many thanks
  12. catseye27

    2 Speed Wiper not working, Rav4.3

    Update. A gentle tap with a rawhide hammer on the motor done the trick. Guess a sticky brush.
  13. catseye27

    2 Speed Wiper not working, Rav4.3

    Great. Job for tomorrow. Many thanks
  14. catseye27

    2 Speed Wiper not working, Rav4.3

    Hi. The 2nd speed of my front wipers are not working, single speed is fine. Due an MOT. 1. any ideas on the problem 2. is this an MOT failure? Thanks
  15. catseye27

    Will 2009 Tailgate fit a 2007 model

    Many thanks for info. For clarity, both the 2007 and 2009 cars are model versions without the rear wheel carrier.