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  1. 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?

  2. 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:

    IMG_20140114_081408.jpg

    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

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  3. 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

  4. 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).

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. 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,

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