Mike169

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  1. Hi Lee. If you have a spare £7K to spare in your bank account that you are prepared to part with then I personally would suggest you sell the car. Regards, Mike169.
  2. Hi my Friend. I have a Rav4 diesel and I wished I had bought a petrol version. Forget the possible extra's in fuel economy which do not happen, I don't get 30mph and I totally wish I had bought a petrol version. I hope you have took my comments politely. Regards, Mike.
  3. Hi Sysaha. If you open the link below it may help you. https://www.bing.com/search?q=toyota+Yaris+2011+MK+3+headlams+adusting+screws&form=EDNTHT&mkt=en-gb&httpsmsn=1&plvar=0&refig=b0c5648b61134ab7df1124ce948b0872&sp=-1&ghc=1&pq=toyota+yaris+2011+mk+3+headlams+adusting+screws&sc=0-47&qs=n&sk=&cvid=b0c5648b61134ab7df1124ce948b0872 Regards, Mike.
  4. Hi. Two comments. Toyota do a fixed price for the battery and fitting priced at £125.00, a bargain as it is a very big battery. Do you have a multimeter and if so disconnect the black earth battery lead, and if you know how to use the multimeter you can detect any large battery drain on your car. If you do the disconnecting of your battery beforehand wind the windows down, open the drivers door and keep the keys in your pocket. Regards, Mike.
  5. Hi, have you tried putting a voltmeter/multimeter on the battery to see what the voltage is and does it increase when the engine is running? Regards, Mike.
  6. Hi Gary. If you give this man a call tomorrow, normal working hours, mon to fri, just give him you reg. number and he can help you out with often a good discount too! You will get through to a main switchboard called Lindop Toyota so you have to ask for him, his name is John Devlin, aka The Parts King, aka Kingo and just say I gave you his phone number, he will be fine about this, Mike169 aka Metal Mickey. His phone number is 01244 821031, genuine Toyota parts too and he will most probably post them to you via Royal Mail. Regards, Mike.
  7. Hi Les. May I say a very good answer from you and an obvious test that I overlooked. Regards, Mike.
  8. Hi Scott. You seem an intelligent man to me and always give accurate and informative answers. In your opinion do the Faraday Pouches work, i.e. do they stop the signal from the key, stop/start system stop your signal being amplified at the front door should a thief be trying to steal the car. Many regards, Mike.
  9. Hi Troy. First and foremost was the oil filter you fitted a genuine Toyota oil filter you fitted? A car engine I once rebuilt for a garage, well the customer supplied us with a 'copy part' oil filter and it split at the seam that goes adjacent to the engine so the engine dumped all of it's oil in less than a minute. The customer came back with another 'copy part', oil filter the thread was the same, screw on type, but it didn't have a non return valve inside and he was, the customer, moaning about the big ends etc were noisy upon start up so I simply fitted a genuine oil filter and all was sorted. Hope this helps and a reply will be most appreciated. Regards, Mike.
  10. Hi Steve. You will have to take it to a Toyota Main dealer and pay about £100 so they can plug your car into a laptop to reprogram your car. Incidentally I had a Mercedes loan car for a while, parking was nightmare as it kept shutting down between going forwards and backwards. Regards, Mike.
  11. Hi All. Reading this thread I found interesting. I personally use a 2012 Rav 4 with very low mileage but have never experienced any Bluetooth connection problems. Am I correct in reading that this problem is only with IPhones as I have a Samsung and so does my wife and regardless of temperature the car just connects assuming we both have our phones in our pockets to the last phone that was logged into the cars system. So I am asking, is it only IPhones or other makes as well? Thank you so much for replying, Mike.
  12. Hi, I was in a battery shop only 2 days ago, Duracell now do car batteries. They look very well made, not the cheapest but I am sure are the best. Regards, Mike.
  13. Mike169

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    Hi E. Click on the link below, it will give you information about headlamp bulbs. The fact your steering wheel is on the right makes things easier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmcBYxQH5kU Regards, Mike.
  14. Mike169

    Bulbs

    Hi E. As Frostyballs has commented and so have I until you can tell us where your steering wheel is then we can't really help you. If as Frostyballs has indicated if your vehicle is an import you many need complete new headlamps but if your steering wheel is on the right as you sit in the driving seat then it will make it easier. Regards, Mike.
  15. Mike169

    Bulbs

    Hi E. Is your steering wheel on the LHS or the RHS of your car/dashboard? Regards, Mike.
  16. Hi Mick. Watch this short video, it may be of help. Regards, Mike
  17. Hi Mick. Rental cars have them so they know where the car is. If your car is an ex. rental the odds are it has one, if you bought it new the chances are it has not got one. Regards, Mike.
  18. Hi Anthony. I think you will find it is to turn the interior sensors off if say you leave somebody in the car but you leave it for a short while to pop to the shops or whatever. The car detects movement on the inside so this will make the alarm sound so just by pressing this button, it will not stay in or out but just pressing it deactivates the internal movement sensors so if you are wanting to lock the car with even say a dog inside but you feel the need to lock your car up, the engine will still not start, the button only works on the movement sensors. Regards, Mike.
  19. Hi Dan. I have 2 cars insured with you and both are fitted with HD dash cams, Silent Witness SW010. Please send me a private message if you want further details. Regards, Mike.
  20. I believe in years to come all cars will have black boxes fitted as standard and this will mean automatic speeding fines as your speed will be monitored by satellites/sat nav systems. This will be to save Policemen standing with speed guns saving £ millions in wages and equipment but I believe this will take a long while to introduce but it is being spoken about now. Regards, Mike.
  21. Hi Mark. For a decent tuning box Toyota sell one, only one man is worth buying from, his name is John Devlin, aka Kingo, aka The Parts King. If you phone him, it is a main Toyota dealership, normal working hours, you will get through to the main switchboard and will be answered as Lindop Toyota, just ask for John Devlin, their phone number is 01244 821031 and he will post it to you, just give him your reg. number. His tuning boxes are not the cheapest but are the best and easy to fit. Regards, Mike.
  22. Mike169

    Bulbs

    Hi. To me it appears the owner has bought an export model in which case the lenses of the headlamps dip the wrong way which is down to the glass of the headlamp hence why I suggested he contacts The Parts King, Kingo, John Devin or some solid sound advise. Regards to all on this thread, Mike.
  23. Hi Steven. I know certain insurance companies give a discount if you have a black box fitted and also quality cars for rental, Ferraris, Porsche's and the like fit them so they know where they are and how they have been driven. Your comment is interesting as I did not realise they are the property of the insurance company. No I will not have one fitted to either of my 2 cars as I feel my dash cams (Silent Witness SW010) I feel is evidence enough to record my driving with no annual fees which I am assuming black boxes may have? Regards, Mike.
  24. Hi Peter. I must admit I wondered about the Positive terminal part. Personally I would disconnect the negative terminal, find the box itself and trace all the wires and disconnect them all if you want to remove the box. In many years to come all cars will have black boxes, automatic speeding fines, if stolen (The car) just to be able to find it and the list goes on. I personally would like to come back to this planet in say 200 years time just to see the technology advanced. Regards, Mike.
  25. Hi Alan. Like I have already said to you that your comments are intelligent and I always read when I can. I am uncertain what you have read, so would you mind copy and pasting the issue you have looked into. Yes I expect you Googled it but I want to read the actual article you have read. Regards, Mike.