nielshm

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    Niels
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  • Toyota Model
    Auris 1.2T Multidrive
  • Toyota Year
    2016
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  1. nielshm

    Replacement for factory tweeters?

    I found this link that provides some information. http://www.corollaforum.com/threads/tweeter-install-advice.6092/ I'm just not sure what to do with the wires... must the two positives be joined in one new plug and the two negatives also in one new plug, wich are connected to the new tweeter?
  2. nielshm

    Replacement for factory tweeters?

    This is what the OEM tweeter look like. Is there anything that can replace it? Both right and left tweeter has a plug with 4 wires.
  3. nielshm

    Replacement for factory tweeters?

    The 2015/2016 Auris uses 6.5" speakers in front and rear. The install is easy, wiring to the front is 2.5 mm2, and 1.5 mm2 to the back. I got 3 meters speaker cable and loose fittings, and made cables my self. 2x40 cm cable per speakers is more than enough. I got a rather cheap set of MDS FR6, but anything is better than factory speakers. There is plenty of room inside the door to fit sound proff material, don't forget to do so. Access is easy once the old speaker is removed. One thing I noticed... The inside of the door is wet, the rubber strib along the window allows rain to drop inside the door, and it will hit your speakers. I dont know if the speakers can take it, I thought about fitting a piece of plastic inside the door, as a "roof", so water drops wont hit the speakers directly.
  4. Do you get your wheels aligned on a regular basis, or only if something feels wrong, or the car pulls to one side? My car has done 50.000 miles and I dont feel anything, but I wonder if the car/wheel would benefit from a alignment after so many miles?
  5. nielshm

    Rear speakers are very quiet

    The wires going to the rear speakers are only half the thickness than the ones going to the front.. If I move the fader towards the rear, I need to raise to overall volume to get the same output. My volume is set at 30 (60 max) to suppress road noise. If the fader is adjusted, volume level is about 40 the get the same feeling.
  6. nielshm

    Replacement for factory tweeters?

    4 very thin wires are going to the OEM tweeter, and end up in a plug. Any other after market tweeter dont require more than 2 wires, so it's a bit change. I will take a photo, coming up....
  7. nielshm

    Rear speakers are very quiet

    I just changed all 4 speakers. When I move the balance from front to rear, the rear speakers are much more quiet than the front ones. The same thing happened with factory fitted speakers. Is it the headunit, TOUCH 2, that is adjusted in this stupid way? Is there any way to to correct this? Sitting in the rear doesnt sound near as good, as in the front seat.
  8. I just upgraded all 4 speakers, but what after marker tweeter can replace the factory tweeter? I had a look today, and it looks strange. Some small springs holds it in place, and doesnt looks like it just can be replaced. Any one with experience?
  9. nielshm

    Poor headlights using HIR2 bulbs confirmed?

    I find the range from the dipped beam terrible. At night in the rain, the road turns completely black. It's just like the light can't be seen. High beam is much better, but can't be used for long, oncoming traffic etc.
  10. Toyota suffers a massive drop in milage with the new WLTP test procedure. Most models, Auris hybrid included, drops something like 25-27%. My own 1.2 with CVT is even worse, and drops from 21,2 km/liter to 14,8 km/l. Any day, summer or winter, I can do better than 14,8, even with a cold engine. It's a shame, that Toyota suddently is average, rather than premium high end.
  11. I know there has been several post about how to remove the door panels. I struggle to find the right ones... My Auris is the new 2016 model, and I need to replace all 4 speakers.
  12. I've just ordered a set of bulbs from PIAA. I have Optiwhite in my Auris, but our Aygo still runs with standard bulbs.
  13. More and more manufactures have the HIR2 bulb in stock, and not just Toyota. Any experiense how Toyotas bulbs compare against other manufactures? There's also a budget bulb, Lumro super bright, sold online at half the price. 'Budget' often means low quality, but some times one can get surpriced.
  14. nielshm

    Very Poor Fuel Consumption

    Uups, Mpg figures are wrong. These are the right ones: If I do a short 3 mile drive, starting with a cold engine, the Mpg is something like 28. If I take the car to work, 15 mile drive, no motorway, the Mpg is around 45-47. On longer trips, the Mpg is 51. On the motorway, doing 65-70 mph, the mpg is 42. Please note that the calculated range hits 0, when there is 7 liters left in the fuel tank. That mens you can do another 60 miles before the car runs out.
  15. nielshm

    Very Poor Fuel Consumption

    This is how my 1.2T works. Bear in mind, that I have the CVT, but fuel consumption is pretty much the same. If I do a short 3 mile drive, starting with a cold engine, the Mpg is something like 23. If I take the car to work, 15 mile drive, no motorway, the Mpg is around 38-40. On longer trips, the Mpg is 45. On the motorway, doing 65-70 mph, the mpg is 35. Please note that the calculated range hits 0, when there is 7 liters left in the fuel tank. That mens you can do another 60 miles before the car runs out.