Blooboy

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About Blooboy

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  • First Name
    Dee
  • Toyota Model
    2013 Rav4 Invincible 2.2l
  • Toyota Year
    2013
  • Location
    Armagh

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  1. Blooboy

    fuse location

    All sorted, every man to his own trade. Problems solved and MOTed and all. Thank you everybody, I appreciate the help. It's nice to know that there is help, especially from this website. Kindest regards, Dee
  2. Blooboy

    fuse location

    Hi de tomato and oldcodger, thank you for the response. Yes disconnecting the battery would disable all systems but I only wanted the airbag isolated. Seems like a trip to the electrical mechanics is on, I was trying to get it sorted without leaving home as the car is SORN'ed. Not to worry, and thank you again, best wishes Dee
  3. Blooboy

    fuse location

    Hello again, just a wee quickie, does anyone know where the airbag fuse is on a 2006 Corolla 2.0 D-4D. I've not got a manual atm and I want to turn it off. Thank you in advance, Dee
  4. Blooboy

    airbags

    Quotes have been 1 - 4 hrs.
  5. Blooboy

    airbags

    Hi Catlover, it's reckoned to be in the millions atm, God only knows what the final figure will be, also the airbags manufacturer Takata have been bankrupted or so I have read. This Corolla is my sons car but has been redundant from I got my RAV4, and he inherited my 08 Auris SR180, which he seems to like very much, (shocker there). So I have been given the Corolla to MOT and sell. I think I have got the short straw. So now we still have all Toyotas each, wife RAV 4 2.2L, me RAV 4 2.2L Inv, daughter Auris 1400 petrol, and son has Auris SR180, and all is peaceful again in our family. Thank you all again, best regards Dee
  6. Blooboy

    airbags

    Thank you frostyballs for the reply. This is what I wanted to know, what fault is to do with the recall, I know it has to do with the passenger seat but is it a light on fault or maybe defective airbags. I read that the big problems were in USA and the airbags were defective in that they deployed without warning and the passengers were showered with shards of metal. Possibly the probs in Europe are different, I don't know, but I'll just go ahead and get the warning light fault repaired, just to be on the safe side, thanks all for the effort, appreciate. Dee
  7. Blooboy

    airbags

    Hi and so sorry for the mistake, the 2006 Corolla is my sons car and the one in question. Could this fault code be the cause for recall possibly. My son received the recall letter but the car was ok at the time. I called the local Toyota dealers to find out what to do. Yes the car was on the recall list, but there was a 8 month waiting time just to have it diagnosed, which Toyota would be charging us for. Does anyone know exactly what the fault is, could this be the fault in our car, if we fix it now and pay for it then Toyota would not need to recall it. And what if it is dangerous and people have died from it, I wouldn't be happy driving the car for the next 8 months. If we could find out what exactly is the cause for recall, if someone on these forums has been through this maybe could enlighten us which we would really appreciate. Thank you in advance.
  8. Blooboy

    airbags

    'I've just had my airbags fault diagnosed and the result is : "B1660 P seat airbag active mode indicator", has anyone had this problem before and what way was it resolved, please, thank you Dee'
  9. Blooboy

    Airbag warning light

    Hi all, Corolla airbag warning light on seems to be a common problem. In nearly all cases it can be attributed to wiring connectors under the front seats, its just a job of taking the connectors apart, spraying some electrics cleaner into the joints and put them together again. Unfortunately this did not cure my problem, the light is still on. Even though my car is on an airbag recall list, Mr T cannot even say what the problem is, as well as there being a 8 month waiting list to have it diagnosed. Does anyone have come across this problem, maybe give me a few pointers please. The car is up for MOT in a weeks time and I'm sure it won't go through as it is. Thank you in advance, Dee
  10. Blooboy

    blooboy

    yes you're right in what you say, and I have had the experience of tuning boxes and modules, but found them to be unreliable. the first I tried was to give me up to 35% more power and better mpg etc. it had 8 settings to choose from so I bit the bullet and went for the max 8. shortly afterwards the car went into that limp home mode, so I got in touch with the seller. first thing he asked was what setting I used. I told him 8, he said to turn it down to about 5 or 6. forgot to mention the performance gain if anything was worse than standard. well its still in the drawer and won't be used again, if its to do damage that can't be righted I don't want it. this is why I was enquiring, if it was to have a remap and end up with the 177 bhp, no problem, I'd be happy enough knowing the engine was in no danger. I thought someone would have tried it before now. TVM Dee
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    blooboy

    well the mechanical differences if any, would dictate whether a remap or similar should/could be done. that is the info that I would need. seems to me the 2 engines are the same but set up differently. but then maybe not. TVM Dee
  12. Blooboy

    blooboy

    thank you for the quick reply Heidfirst, the insurers would be notified no problem, as always. where would I go to get this information.... TVM Dee
  13. Blooboy

    blooboy

    Hi, I was wondering if someone ever did this before. I have a RAV4 now and had a Auris SR 180 before. The Auris and RAV4 have similar engines, 2.2L Turbo diesels. The Auris is 180 bhp and the RAV4 is 150 bhp, I was thinking would it be possible to bring the RAV4 up to 180 with just a electronic setting. It's not that I rake around the streets and want more speed, ( I'm in my twilight years ) it's that the SR 180 is such a brill engine and has the power when it's needed. Thank you in advance, Dee
  14. Blooboy

    satnav or not

    @ FROSTYBALLS. No I still have my SR180 and hopefully for a long time. The rav was px my wife's 2012 Avensis vvti 1.8.last week. She couldn't get used to the electronic handbrake......all is well now coz the rav has the conventional h/brake. Son has 06 corolla 2.0D4D Daughter has 2012 Auris 1.3 stop go Wife has 2013 Rav 4 2.2L Me have 2008 Auris 2.2L SR180 I still make up excuses to get for a drive in the SR. ( cop told me I was reliving my youth)
  15. Blooboy

    satnav or not

    @ redlew. no problems with maps, they're just a bit awkward to read when you're on the motorway going fast... @ daveh_rav4. you'd think Mr T would add the sat nav to their already great stereo sys....especially when the nav button is already in place. about as helpful as a chocolate teapot. Reminds me of buying a yaris for my daughter back in 2003 but it had no cd player...T gave her a price of £450 for the cd unit which is added on. I went to T as I knew the parts manager fairly well and asked him would he have charged my daughter £450 for the unit ( rather sarcasticly ) to which he said yep!. He sold it to me for £250 instead. Makes you wonder.....