craggle

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    Craig
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  • Toyota Model
    iQ3
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    2010
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    Sussex
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  1. I have a BlackVue as well. Very pleased with it although the three I have now installed seem to come with a blank SD card and you need to download the software and install it on the card before the camera will work. Why they don't do that for you I'll never know. My parents have a forward only Thinkware camera in their Range Rover and that is very good for the money. Seems to be a copy of the BlackVue but much more affordable. I fit them all myself but not afraid to play with cars. The cameras only need a 12v supply which is fairly easy to find behind the dash. Craig.
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    Engine change

    Suspension is different, front springs anyway. Think the brakes are the same. Biggest challenge would be the ECU which is probably coded to the keys / security system / dashboard so that would all need changing. Different exhaust, gear lever, engine mounts, air con pipes, coolant pipes etc. etc. Seriously not worth the hassle, buy a 1.33 car if you really want one. Craig.
  3. It is possible to get the steering wheel controls going again and I did it with a little box from "Connects2" Have a look half way down this thread... https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/175840-stereo-adapter-1-din/?tab=comments#comment-1431913 An extra USB port would be useful for charging. I bought one a long time ago but never got around to fitting it, must do that one day..... Craig.
  4. Nice work. 😃 I have a 3D printer here at work now and if I had one when I made my new radio facia I may well have done the same. Looks great. Did you get the steering wheel controls working as well? Craig.
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    Understeer noise

    I think you mean the car tyres make a funny noise when turing on full steering lock? If so, it is perfectly normal, they all do it. The wheels can't maintain a proper line on the road when turned that tight so one has to slip slightly as you move. They return to normal when the steering angle is reduced so not really a problem, you only use full steering lock at a very low speed. Craig.
  6. 1.33 manual here too, pretty smooth running motor. I have heard clutch change helps as well on the 1.0 models. Craig.
  7. I had a new screen in my iQ a couple of years ago, I had similar concerns. The replacement screen is a Pilkington glass one but an exact copy of the original with the black surround. The new screen also came with the metal mirror mount already bonded into place so the mirror was a simple screw fit. I thought I'd save some time and take the interior door pillar trims off myself but the chap said they do all the work from the outside so no need. They also fitted new black trims strips around the screen to the body. I was very impressed, quick work and it looks (looked) factory fresh. Only downside was the iQ screen isn't exactly common so they had to order one and that took 4 weeks to obtain and they wanted to fit it in the workshop rather than outside. Drawbacks of driving a rare car I guess. Craig.
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    Workshop Manuals

    Not sure if this will work or how long it will stay on the site but if you download the attached zip file, unzip it to a single folder, browse to the "rm11t4e folder and then double click "index2" you should get the Toyota manual for the iQ Craig. Toyota_iQ_manual.zip
  9. It does form in the cap normally. The cap gets oil in it, gets hot when running but is in the cold airflow over the engine so it makes condensation quite nicely. Just clean it out when you service the engine and it will be fine. Head gasket issues are not something I've heard of when it comes to iQ's Craig.
  10. No car with the word "Sport" in the name should have 5 doors. Wonder why they discontinued the 3 door models. Craig.
  11. Where did you get that kit from that does the windows as well? Craig.
  12. That looks great! Now the question is do you use it.... (I have an original Tamiya Lunchbox that I liked so much once built I just shelved it and never even put a battery in it! ) Craig.
  13. Have noticed that myself on my partners Yaris. Same thing, clear the windows thinking they have packed up and then check them again when returning home and they work. Not sure why they don't simply turn on with the ignition? Next think for me to look at is the LED high level brake light as I think a few of the LED's have failed as it has dark spots. Craig.
  14. I'm guessing mean the airbag warning panel above the slot in the centre of the dash for the CD? If so you need to remove the heater control panel first by carefully pulling it towards you around the edges, it only clips into place so ease it around off around the outside edges. Once that is off you will see two hex head bolts either side of the radio unit. Undo them, 10mm socket needed, then once again pull the whole radio housing towards you and it will un-slot from the dash top and lift away. The display panel only clips into place but could be glued with hot melt glue if the clips have broken somehow. Craig.
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    Air Horns?

    Have a look at the second post in my car thread... https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/134890-an-iq-called-toya/?page=11 I fitted twin tone horns to my car and fed them both from the original single wire via a small splitter cable I made. So far they have been fine with no blown fuses. If you plan something with more power consumption you may find the fuse blows straight away so would need to fit a relay and supply from a heavier duty 12v supply. Craig.