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  1. Ok Matey I'll sit on my thumbs! Terry B
  2. Thanks for the swift response Frosty, ( how apt that name is at this time of year), I read the posts you highlighted and please accept my apologies for missing them, I obviously didn't put in the correct search term, that's what being computer illiterate is all about! I had already used the Toyota recall checker you linked but I'm afraid in my opinion it's about as much good as a chocolate fireguard, all it says is that my vehicle is subject to a recall and to contact my dealer, this I have already done and it has been booked in for the airbag recall, the recall checker doesn't say why my car is subject to a recall, but since the garage checked and booked for the airbag I can only assume that is the reason for it, this is also how I know that (my garage at least) still don't know about the switch recall (or so they claim). My car is a 56 plate corolla diesel which puts it right in the middle of the affected range. It is my information that the recall for the airbag and the recall for the switch can be traced back to the same manufacturer, no not Toyota but a name similar which escapes me at the moment, (Dementia again) the thing I find concerning is the denial of knowledge by the dealer, don't they watch the news or read newspapers? Terry B
  3. I note that there is already a thread raised regarding the airbag recall, strange how no recall for the door fire problem reported in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, also interesting is the fact that my Toyota garage hasn't heard about it either, yet if you Google it there are lots of hits! Apparently the fault is caused by swarf generated by wear in the window winder switch which causes a short within the switch and an overheat and then fire, the cure seems odd, the application of heat resistant grease is Toyotas answer. There have apparently been a couple(maybe more) of instances of this in the US, why no recall here? Terry B
  4. Hi again all, our corolla 2.0l D4D 56 plate seems to suffer a recurring fault, every year around this time the Air Con. fails and on investigation the cure is to have the pressure re-done. Every year the garage puts dye in to check for leaks but none are ever found. Is this a common problem? the air conn is used during the winter as well because it's the best way to defog so it's not as if it is sitting idle, indeed the defog ability doesn't seem to be affected, merely the ability to cool. Any ideas? Terry B
  5. It looks like some sort of attenuator tray, fuel in the tank will be in the tray to the same level as fuel in the tank, when you brake or accelerate or swerve or turn etc. the level in the tray will remain fairly constant, thus preventing the needle on the fuel gauge oscillating wildly, that is only a supposition on my part. Looking at the video there appear to be two lugs one at each end of the tray, if you look inside the tank with a mirror are there corresponding attachments to locate them?, they look as though they would just clip into place and then the tray wouldn't float all over the place or foul the sender unit.
  6. That's an interesting comment!!! "Airlines don't tend to replace them often" ????? both cabin and cockpit air filters MUST be changed at the interval stated in the approved maintenance schedule, the airline has no choice, not to do anything IAW the approved documentation risks heavy fines or even loss of AOC. I don't know of any airline which changes any "lifed" component when it feels like it!!!!
  7. Does it only happen in those two gears? could it be play in the linkage? A bit of a long shot, could it be a boot or boot clamp on the a drive shaft? Good luck, sounds like a rolling road test!
  8. Millions of years ago when I used to drive a citroen I was warned against fitting mudflaps to the rear, apparently there is the possibility of directing and caking areas around the rear wheels with wet mud and thereby promoting corrosion, just a thought.
  9. terryb630


    Try this site http://www.epc-data.com/ good luck.
  10. Try this site, you may have to register to get the full details plus pictures http://www.epc-data.com/ Good luck
  11. It wont help me cos mines a D4D but on behalf of other owners of your type thank you for posting, so many people seem post and then when the problem is solved never advise the result.
  12. Great thanks for your help Kingo
  13. This is the cover yes? not the mirror glass. The cover on the drivers side is grey, and I've got some spray paint to re-spray it the correct colour and it would be easier to do it removed if that makes sense?
  14. Sadly it sounds as though you are driving a non uk version so my maintenance bookwould be no good, however I believe if you google it there may well be a maintenance guide to download. Good luck
  15. Hi all, I need to remove the cover (the coloured bit) on the drivers side wing mirror, I am told it just clips in but I haven't had any joy unclipping it, anybody done this or got any ideas? Terry B
  16. Thats a big no no, quite apart from the cost there is no guarantee that the column is wired for CC, and of course the contact ring would have to be changed as well, so maybe I'll look at another type of bolt on CC when I get time, but this project is now dead in the water as far as I'm concerned.
  17. I was going to fit CC to my car, It's a UK reg Corolla 2.0 D-4D on a 56 plate, there was a clutch switch and a 4 lead brake switch, there was also a "cruise" legend on the inst panel, but when I checked under the air bag ther was no socket to connect to and no mounting screw holes for the switch, so thats that then, no CC for me.
  18. Is there a voltage going to the glow plugs? that may seem a silly question but I recall a similar problem with a citroen, the glow plug warning light would illuminate for the prescibed time but no current was sent to the plugs, basically the light was not an indication of plug operation but of RELAY operation, the relay controlled the power to the plugs and the power to the light but the take offs for each was from a different point on the relay, thus the light side was functioning but the plug side was not.Does that make sense?The way to test is to connect a meter (or a light ) between one of the plugs to earth switch on and monitor, if it lights then all is well if not check the relay.Right now to the disclaimers, this referred to a Citroen and I don't know if the Toyota has a relay or not, I have looked in the Haynes manual but there doesn't seem to be a circuit for the glow plug system ( Haynes really have gone downhill in recent years). Good luck
  19. Be very careful about using Redex or other additives, if your car has done 160k, they clean engines yes,but they clean all of the interior of the engine, including the skirt area of the piston, on an old engine this is not a good idea as the carbon formed in this area acts as a sliding plug around the piston and above the rings, removal of this could expose the wear in the bore and piston rings and may even introduce the dreaded piston slap! Ideally the only area you would want to clean would be the piston crown and as far as I lnow the only way to do that is to perform a strip and decoke, and again on an old engine that may induce other unwanted side effects. Go for plugs and airfilter change and see if that has any affect before you get in too deep. Good luck
  20. Many thanks for that Red Yaris, according to the link there are no outstanding recalls listed for our new car.