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  1. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Many many moons ago I used to be an electronics engineer. I could read a television circuit diagram with no problem at all, but the car wiring diagrams are a mystery to everyone else except to the draughtsmen. I have various wiring diagrams for the Avensis in a PDF format and they are a nightmare to follow. And what about putting a fuse box in the drivers foot well, you have to lie on your back to get to it.____ __
  2. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Thanks Gerg, I used a multimeter.
  3. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Hi all. after a lot of messing about I am not sure there is a problem! I measured the current across the open circuit dome fuse. The lights go out this then drops to 50ma but after a further 40 secs it drops to zero. The current consumption from the battery is still 330 ma even after a minute or so. I can only guess that this is due to the alarm and or radio. I cannot be bothered to investigate any more I will live with it. This only arose due to the lock down, the car is normally used every day so the problem doesn't arise. Its only because it has been idle for a week or so. Many thanks for all thoughts and suggestions.
  4. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Hi, Have removed the 7.5A 'Dome' fuse and current consumption goes down to 50ma. Which suggests a courtesy light etc, I have only visually checked the lights they go on and off when supposed to. Am I missing something are there lights anywhere else such as engine bay, spare wheel bay etc. The car is a lift back, by the way.
  5. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Many thanks for Gergs suggestions I have now measured the current drain after some 5 hours, it's still 330Ma. Tomorrow i will investigate first by checking visually and then by disconnecting the relevant fuses. The 4 or 5 watt does look as if its a lamp somewhere. Many thanks for your replies.
  6. Mafio

    Battery Problem?

    Sorry I have used the wrong word; I meant by idle, the engine not running, no lights, no key in the ignition nothing on.
  7. Hi, can anyone tell me what the idle current consumption is on a 05 Avensis 2.0 auto. Mine reads 350ma. If the battery is fully charged within a week the battery is dead. I do have an aux battery to start the car and once the car has been running for a mile or two there is no problem in restarting, so I am reluctant to buy another battery. The alternator is about a year old so shouldn't be a problem. Back to my question if 350 is high then I will have to look further.
  8. Simple - It was not the shifter mech', but in fact turned out to be the swivel joint at the gearbox end. WD40 & oil worked a treat. Why this should affect the display I don't know. I think oiling or greasing this joint should be a regular service job. Not the same car but does show what to look for.
  9. After some time in getting down to locate the fault, I have now found that it is the shifter gate mechanism, I have taken the console out, cleaned etc. The problem still exists. it looks as if I will have to remove the gate mech' to see what’s going on. If anyone has a layout diagram of the box I would be very grateful. Cheers
  10. Hi all, just wondering if anyone has some thoughts on this problem I have with a 04 2.o VVti auto Avensis. This all started after changing the head lamps so I have probably dislodged a connector. Its an intermittent problem whereby the gear shift is very notchy and the dash display only shows the normal P,R,N,D and not the 1,2,3,4 as it should do depending on the gear selected.But the auto gearbox drives normally and shifts into 4th gear at the right speed. Once this fault shows it stays like it until the car is stopped and restarted if I am lucky/unlucky.
  11. This is a pic of the unit, in the picture the sat nav info is on the right hand screen. Many Thanks
  12. I don't know what a TS700 is, and I realize that the system will be out of date but I do like to know how things work. I do have a separate sat nav so I am not worried if it doesn't work, but being a retired engineer it bugs me when things don't work. Maybe some kind person could email the infomation to me.
  13. Hi, Does anyone have the pages that cover the operation of the sat nav. This is the one combined with the on board computer. I have recently purchased this car and the owners handbook dosen't mention anything about this at all. it seems very complicated and fiddly. Many Thanks
  14. Hi all. I am new to Toyota, but have been driving for some 55 years. this could well be my last car it's a 2004 Avensis 2 ltr. Lovely car, very comfortable. I am originally from Woolwich ( south London ), but now live near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The only problem I have is that there seems to be very little manufactures service infomation.