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  1. craggle

    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.
  2. 1.33 manual here too, pretty smooth running motor. I have heard clutch change helps as well on the 1.0 models. Craig.
  3. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. No car with the word "Sport" in the name should have 5 doors. Wonder why they discontinued the 3 door models. Craig.
  7. Where did you get that kit from that does the windows as well? Craig.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. craggle

    Air Horns?

    Have a look at the second post in my car thread... 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.
  12. Check the tyre pressures are correct for the car. Some tyre places will just inflate them to a nominal figure when fitting new tyres. I have seen anything from 25psi to 40psi in freshly fitted tyres! Craig.
  13. craggle

    Air Horns?

    Bumper comes off dead easy. There are about 6 bolts I think, 10mm head, under the bottom lip of the bumper that hold the little black splash guard things in front of the wheels, remove those. Under the bonnet lip there are 6 or 8 plastic clips. You lift the centre up a bit with a screwdriver then the whole plug will pull out. The edges of the bumper just clip to the wing panel near the head light. Carefully ease them away and the bumper will unclip. That is it. You may want a mat / blanket on the floor in front of the car so you can put it down once removed. You may need to unplug the fog lights if you have them fitted. I can get the bumper off my car in ten minutes tops. Craig.
  14. That is a pretty small dent. Take it to a tyre place, get the tyre removed and ask them to look at the rim. If it is okay they will fit a new tyre for you. You can clean the dent up and paint it in your own time if you are that worried about it. I see cars on a daily basis driving around with far more damaged wheels than that. Craig.
  15. Craggle mate could you tell me about the single din player panel where can I get it or the link to buy the same as I want to put my own player I have a Toyota iq 2009 I want the same like the picture u poated.


    1. craggle


      Hi Frayne

      Unfortunately the single DIN housing for the iQ isn't something you can buy, I had to make one myself. Behind the standard fascia is a DIN sized radio so I changed that to a Pioneer radio then had to cut and build up the front of the fascia to match with fibreglass, filler then paint.