Bad Astronaut

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  1. I found some leftover bathroom seal and I used it around the vents on both sides to be safe. So far no leaks! Thanks for all the help guys.
  2. Thank you ever so much, I'm hoping it's one of these then - looks like I have a job this weekend. Cheers, Peter
  3. I'm seeing quite a few people have reported this! Has anyone got it fixed under a used dealer warranty? Or should I perhaps see if and/or why Toyota didn't recall it? Am I too late with a '58 plate car?
  4. I seem to have water coming into the boot of the car on the left-hand side. It looks like it's coming from side of the car - not from above or beneath. I did try spraying a hose pipe everywhere on the outside - but I couldn't manage to make it happen again. I've mopped it up a few times - so definitely not a case of spilling some drink. Here's a picture if it helps: Has anyone else had this? I'd be very interested to know if its a common problem or just bad luck. I do have a 12 month warranty from the dealer, but I'm concerned that's probably not worth the paper its printed on! If it's a minor problem I'd likely prefer to fix it myself. Many thanks, Peter
  5. Oh trust me - we've done all of the deer puns and that was just with the police after it happened. That's for the tips from the rest of you - I'll have a closer look. I think what confused me was the lock button not being lit - sometimes useful at night!
  6. Hi there - I've recently acquired a Auris TR 58 plate. I notice the cabin lighting a bit different to my old Corolla. Is there supposed to be a lamp near the electric window controls? Only the part that says AUTO is lit, not the central locking buttons. Also the wing mirror switch isn't illuminated - is this normal? The front light angle switch does have a light. Finally the light around the cigarette lighter seems to only sometimes work. My poor Corolla Colour Collection ran in to a fully grown doe at 70mph and both were written off! Sorry if I'm a bit out of the game! Thanks, Peter
  7. Definitely the same as these? http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8489/alloy.jpg Many thanks Bos!
  8. Don't need to be perfect - just buckle-free! Do get in touch if you've got some available.
  9. I managed to get it looked at. Turned out the solder on one of the contacts on the window glass had failed, it came away with very little effort. It's working again after being re-soldered! Very pleased.
  10. I can see a white box marked 'relay integration' - but looks to be part of the fuse box. Looks like I'm out of my depth, thanks for all the hints - at least I know it's not something really obvious - so if it costs, it won't be like they just changed a fuse or something! I think I'm going to have to get my mate to look at it (assistant manager at Halfords auto centre - yeah yeah I know).
  11. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230867666154 I spotted these earlier - just ordered myself a set!
  12. I think I need to track down where the relay actually is - I can only guess it's near the fuse box in the cabin. I was fairly sure the heated mirrors was just an option (now you've got me thinking!) - no mine's a 1.6 CC - definitely the facelift model too. Thanks for your help - looks like I need to have another dig around later!
  13. Interesting - I'm definitely hearing the relay click when I switch it off. My model doesn't have the heater wing mirror heaters - but I'll double check if a fuse was left in and if it's working.
  14. Yep, those are the ones I found. I tested the one for defrost and it's fine. Looks like the Corolla was originally built with the left-hand drive model in mind (unlike my old Celica), as it's actually behind the glove box and mounted upside-down (as the manual describes). I pulled some other ones to check I was in the right place. I pulled back all the trim on the rear window and tested the wires that attach to the glass - there's a circuit. I also tested the wire that attaches to the screen, up to a plug in the wiring loom - again seems fine. No voltage when I turn the screen on. I can only think it's wiring further down or maybe the switch? Perhaps it worth getting a replacement switch and testing that before I really start tearing things up. Thanks for the advice so far chaps - if anyone has some other ideas I'd be really grateful.
  15. I'll double check if there's voltage - I was only seeing if the meter could read itself. Where might I find the slow burning fuse? I did a bit of googling but afraid I don't quite follow. Many thanks
  16. I've got a 2005 Corolla Colour Collection - I've noticed recently the rear demister has stopped working. The light comes on, I've checked the 30 fuse that lives behind the glove compartment and I've also run a multimeter over the wires on the window - from what I can tell these are all fine. One thing I notice is the light for the demister comes on even with the fuse out - but maybe this is just because it gets its power from somewhere else. I can also hear the relay switching - whether fuse is in or out - I'm pulling the 'defrost' one. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Cheers
  17. Isn't a colour I've seen before - looks nice. I'm 6'3" too - very comfy car, I don't even have the seat all the way back (this is in the 4 door) A tank is costing me about £51 at the moment (fuels at around, what £1.34 a litre?) and that gets me 300 miles before the light comes on - that's mostly town driving too. I used to get about 250 miles on my Gen 6 Celica that's a 1.8 and costing about £61 to fill!
  18. Interesting idea about using an Android tablet. What about that ASUS one? It's the one you can actually get a keyboard attachment for too.
  19. Looking at getting a pair of heat wing mirrors and any wiring looms for a facelift '05 Colour Collection. Any breakers on here?
  20. Thanks - I've looked through there and found xcarlink.co.uk - have sent them an e-mail with a bunch of questions!
  21. I've got an '05 Corolla Colour Collection. I'm pretty sure when I looked at a similar 'T2' it has a string on the boot carpet to help you pull it up easily. The car I actually bought has this missing - anyone know if I'd be able to get a new one? Or Would I have to get a whole new carpet?
  22. I've been doing some more research, these look pretty good and more of what I was after: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270801672395&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:MOTORS:1123 I've rarely had trouble getting things from HK. This is similar to the setup I used to have with a Pioneer head unit that had USB. Will find out more about them and report back.
  23. Hi, I've an '05 Corolla Colour Collection. It's got the standard Toyota CD head unit, Toyota CD changer and a Toyota Navigation/GPS under the passenger seat. I've done some digging and found various adaptors that would replace the CD changer effectively for a Line-in for an ipod or mp3 player/phone. Also I've spotted this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-DVD-GPS-BLUETOOTH-CD-MP3-4-RADIO-TV-TOYOTA-COROLLA-/270790468475?pt=AU_Electronics_GPS&hash=item3f0c5ea37b Has anyone got any good suggestions? As I'd like to replace what I've got for something that can handle MP3s - possibly on SD cards - but I want to keep the computer functions - such as the MPG indicator/temperature gauge. Thanks,
  24. I have a Toyota Corolla Colour Collection. Just sold my Toyota Celica SR this morning :( Hope this forum is as great as CC UK was! Cheers