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roks

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    Auris Excel 1.6 Petrol
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    2013
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  1. I believe there is a connection on the back of the radio unit for the video and power.
  2. Key here is does the arrow show "air flow" direction (most aftermarket ones) or does it say "install this way up" like the toyota ones?
  3. Condenser is a easy DIY task as the system is empty.....if indeed it is the condenser, here's mine, it had a very fine leak, system was still working, just over 300g of gas was evacuated when I did the job.
  4. Or maybe a stone got lodged between the dust cover and the disc, like I had once but get it checked for peace of mind.
  5. Well, it appears that ones I've had were 'Carbon activated' not the antifungal ones. Realised this as I just bought the latter and the air flow arrow make the yellow side down on my auris as the air is coming from the top.
  6. I bought 2 sets of tools and 2 torque wrenches, a bacho 3/8 and 1/2in erimo?. 3/8 torque wrench is halfords 10-80Nm I think. 1/2 is a cheapo German brand cant remember name similar price 40-210Nm.....hub nut needed 210. Bought both when I did the clutch job on my corolla, still use them regularly.
  7. roks

    AC Condenser

    Well its all charged up, blowing cold air, will be a real test in the summer, it was freezing outside yesterday. The usual guy wasn't there, I hope this guy did the vacuum properly, told him system has been open and needs vacuum, told me it wil be 1.5hrs but was all done in 45mins, filled up 450g of freon. I'm also assuming there's no leaks otherwise he wouldn't have charged it up?
  8. Its confusing, I put the yellow on top, thats where fresh air comes in from. Hope thats the correct way.
  9. roks

    AC Condenser

    No, I took it to kwikfit to discharge the gas, 314g of gas and 3ml of oil came out apparently. I ment on the new condenser, comes sealed and pressurised, when you remove the temporary bolts, the rubber bungs fly out, can easily do some damage if you get hit. OK, I didn't know that, how about the oil in the compressor?
  10. roks

    AC Condenser

    Changed the condenser, added 40ml of pag46 oil as per toyota manual, will take to shop for vac and recharge at the weekend. One word of caution, dont be leaning over the ports when undoing the bolts, the rubber bung flew out like a gun being fired, luckily I was away undoing the other port.
  11. All completed, total time spent aprox. 14 hrs, but I reckon if I was to do it again, I can do it in half that. No screws left over so that's a good sign....only thing I messed up on is I mixed one of the o-rings for the condenser pipe and one fell down the firewall so I don't know if its the new or old.
  12. Thanks @Stivino I wacked it with the impact wrench lightly, just wanted to be sure. Just need to replace the condenser now and then take it to be recharged.
  13. Finally managed to remove the evaporator, as suspected, fins were corroded, tons of white stuff on it. Replaced the evap, cleaned out the white stuff from the aircon box etc. Ended up following the manual and taking everything off, wasted too much time trying to find short cuts. Now putting thing back together is another challenge, misplaced a bolt some and also trying to find the torque spec for these bolts. Anyone know the torque specs please? Not listed is the manual bit for the other bolts they are listed, not for these. Thanks
  14. Update: Replaced the clock spring/spiral cable, 30min, it wasn't too difficult, all working now. Thanks
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