CPN

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About CPN

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    Colin
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  • Toyota Model
    Yaris Hybrid Excel Premium 5Dr 1.5CVT (2017)
  • Toyota Year
    2016
  • Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Indeed, facing north would be a major issue Chris! Something I hadn't factored in was that I always reverse into my drive and end up always facing south... (and) You're very welcome.
  2. If you're comfortable with leaving the bonnet unlatched when your car is stood outside your house, then yes, it might be an option. My way does the same job with the car fully locked and immobiliser armed. (plus not having to have an outside socket somewhere to plug your charger in...)
  3. It only feels "fiddly" because Toyota saw fit to mount the OBDII socket on a very "bendy" plate. When you push it up, it does connect properly trust me. As long as the blue led is flashing on the panel, it's working properly and charging the 12V battery. There's a knack to connecting it one handed which you'll get used to after a while. It really is the most convenient method of charging the battery without having to tear other things apart. I plug mine in and out on a regular basis because like you, I am retired and don't use the car so much these days so it can be standing idle for a week or more on occasion... Sent from my Pixel Slate using Tapatalk
  4. I did precede my conversation and stressed to him that I didn't want to know about extreme circumstances but rather in normal day to day average use conditions and I am confident that he framed his answer in that regard (after speaking to someone at Toyota GB's Technical Department).
  5. I get what you are saying Bob but like you, I have come across poor Toyota technicians but also good ones. I'm currently fortunate enough to live close to what I consider to be good and reliable ones who don't give you any BS if they don't know the answer but rather they find out from authoritative sources first before responding fully.
  6. Like I said in my follow up, it works in ordinary daylight; even shade so North facing is not a problem. I just lay mine on the dash top and the indicator showing that it is active, flashes straight away even on the dullest of days.
  7. Trickle charges the 12V battery even in ordinary daylight (no sun) and keeps it in good health.
  8. You may want to try one of these? It's also on a good deal at the moment and for our infrequently used Yaris, it has proved invaluable and easy to use. Plugs straight into the OBDII socket under the dash (driver's side). https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AC1LLQY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  9. Ok, just had a chat with Toyota GB and my local (very knowledgeable seemingly) technician at my local dealer to try and get a definitive answer to this question. In the case of the Yaris Hybrid (and I'm sure probably all Toyota Hybrids), in addition to regenerative braking it also has EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) meaning that the mechanical brake force on any given wheel at any given moment is totally variable controlled by the ECU and driving conditions at the time. So, I asked the question "after regenerative braking and thinking about the transition to the mechanical braking system, could you say that the subsequent further brake force is biased in any way between the front and rear axles?" and the answer was "No, it will be constantly variable across all 4 wheels whilst maintaining the car's balance". I hope this helps.
  10. That's not correct as I understand it. Initial application of the brakes (gentle and progressive) ONLY activates the regenerative braking which means that it only acts on the driving wheels i.e. Front only Only when greater demand is placed on the braking does the hydraulic system kick in and even then because of the proportional braking setup, it will accentuate the front brakes first before the rears start to act (and is why the rear friction material lasts for ages and there is much less dust residue on the rear wheels). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Firmware upgrade

    Went onto the site again today Lee and it is only showing "Last update date 19/08/2016" under that bulletin? How did you find XE3953 and where? (and yes, I am registered and logged in - have been for a few years) I suppose the important question is what is the bulletin number document that contains the link to the XE3953 update?
  12. CPN

    Firmware upgrade

    Ah ok. I went onto the EU site last night and couldn't see any reference to a new one? Still showing the old? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. CPN

    Firmware upgrade

    Lee, are you sure that XE3953 has the same bulletin number as the older version BE-0044T-0415 or did you mistype and mean XE3935? (which is what is loaded in my 2017 Yaris Touch 2 w/Go)
  14. Glad to see that Phil's advice seems to have paid off and got you going. Let us know how it goes...
  15. Ok well then I'm afraid that I am out of ideas to suggest on here without seeing the car...