Kos_ta

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  • First Name
    Kosta
  • Toyota Model
    RAV4
  • Toyota Year
    2012
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    Tyne & Wear

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  1. I've seen one yesterday twice, deffo not a demonstrator, same guy was driving it and it was few hours between me seeing it repeatedly.
  2. @daveh_rav4 3mm vibro + 5mm noise cancelling on the floor, the rest of the car 2mm + 3mm, it's become slightly heavier now as well 😂😂. Unfortunately, my OCD won't let me get away with old blanket thrown in the back 😂
  3. If it's just a road noise, it's quite normal, RAV4 is not a quietest car to start with, it has very little (or maybe it is right to say not at all) soundproofing. When I bought mine I took two cars for a test drive: KIA Sportage and RAV, both same model year and similar mileage. Despite the fact that KIA was diesel it was a lot quieter than RAV. After about 8 month of ownership the noise has done my head in and I soundproof the whole cabin. Took me 2 days work and about £500 for materials. It is now almost as quiet as my previous Rover 75.
  4. Yes, if the car drives as normal, it's ok to drive it to the garage.
  5. It can be quite a number of different faults showing same warning, take it for diagnostic to find the exact fault.
  6. Hi Dave. From what I've read on different RAV4 forums , quite often this combination of warning lights shows when brake pedal switch is faulty (and I think it's a common fault on pre-facelift RAV4 3rd generation). Hope it helps Kosta
  7. And that would be a doddle if the rear bumper on yours fitted the way it fitted on MK3 you won't even need to take it off.
  8. I think I might have an idea why. This was widely discussed on one of Russian RAV4 forums and lot of people say that in extremely low temperatures if you have this feature it knackers mirrors motors/mechanisms on opening the car after it's been parked overnight. Totally agree about parking sensors though, luckily for me the first owner got them installed by the dealer when he ordered the car.
  9. @andy_evans44 @Leckytech My mirror switch works exactly the way it should after I installed the controller i.e. button depressed - mirrors out, button pressed - mirrors in. You can operate mirrors in normal fashion when needed (getting through narrow places etc.) providing ignition is on, obviously 😁
  10. If you happen to be in South Shields you're always welcome to pop in for a cuppa 😀
  11. No problem, will try to answer as quick as I can 😀
  12. @Leckytech sorry for not responding, have been on holiday to Cuba, internet there is pretty much non-existent. Glad you managed to get it sorted in the end. For me the only difficult bit was to find the wire for locking as there is no impulse with the door open. I had to do it with the door close through the open window with tester pins pushed in the connector before the door was closed 😀. It was a bit tricky though. Enjoy your new feature!
  13. I drive mk3 RAV4 (62 plate) which is mechanically very similar if not the same as MK4. Mine is 2 litre petrol with CVT box. I quite like it and in 16 months of ownership I haven't had a single issue. It's not particularly a racing car (which it shouldn't be anyway 😀) but I found it quite nippy especially in sport mode. I like CVT, it's my first car with CVT and I found it very smooth (obviously). Fuel economy is about 22-26 round the doors, depending on outside temperature, traffic conditions and your right foot, I think it's pretty good for AWD naturally aspirated petrol car. On a run you can get up to about 34-35 mpg. Seats are good as well, I once done over 1k miles in one day (very long one 😀) and didn't feel a bit tired. What I didn't like was a bad soundproof of the car, road noise was that bad, especially on a run, that I had to soundproof the whole car couple of months after I bought it. Heard it's a common issue with all Toyotas. My wife was never bothered about it, so it might be just me. Hope it helps.
  14. Hi Paul. No problem at all. Good luck with installation and yes, keep us updated. Happy New Year!
  15. Right, there we go... Photo 1: The armrest where mirror switch is and inside of which "mod kit" is hidden. Photo2: That how factory set-up looks when you first pull the switch out. Photo 3: "Mod kit" with it's harness not yet plugged in existing harness but with three extra wires (extended) already connected to the plug in driver's footwell and fed through to central armrest via any route you would prefer. Photo 4: "Mod kit" plugged in existing factory harness between the switch and factory loom and everything is working Hope that helps guys, if you have any more questions please ask I would be happy to answer them if I can. Kosta