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. Some Russian guy makes them (among other stuff), pity he's not willing to do international postage. I bought indicators relay from him which would allow you to indicate multiple times (three by default) when you slightly press the stalk and I found it very useful 😊.
  2. Hi Przemek. I have installed similar (if not the same device on my RAV4 (mkIII) 2012. Had no problem with installation and it works for over 3 years now. Have a look at this thread: Pm me if you have any questions, I can give you my number as well.
  3. I'm glad I could be of some help. Enjoy 😊
  4. Hi Ant, I've put the antenna at the front windscreen, top passenger corner, routed the cable along passenger side A-pillar and then inside the dashboard (along the steel bar inside the dashboard, would help if you take the glove box out, 5 seconds job). That what my installation looks like. I've also hid the aux socket under the central console and instead of it put dual USB socket (one is just power supply, another is connected to stock USB socket, so you can still use memory sticks).
  5. I bought Pure 200 and connected it via AUX. At the moment I'm using Internal DAB aerial which came with the receiver, but signal drops occasionally (not often though). I alco bought external shark fin aerial with built-in DAB aerial which I plan to install when it gets warmer. All this was less than £100.
  6. As said RAV isn't a quietest car to start with, when I bought mine I was quite surprised with the road noise level during the test driving compare to KIA Sportage I tested at the same time... Still bought RAV though LOL... I cured the noise problem on mine by doing a few things: 1. Soundproofing the whole car, took me 3 days, 4mm vibro damp + 5mm closed cell soundproof on the floor/boot/rear wheelarches + 10mm foam on plastic wheelarches interior covers, 2mm vibro damp + 3mm closed cell soundproof on the doors + 10 mm foam on door cards, 2mm vibro damp + 3mm closed cell soundproof on the roof. 2. Installed aftermarket rear wheelarches liners with applied 4mm vibro damp on them + applied about half an inch thick layer of Dinitrol 479. 3. Replaced OEM Yokohama Geolandar with Michelin Latitude Sport 3. As a result cabin noise in my car now similar to Merc E-Class which I'm quite happy with 🙂
  7. Yes, screws provided went in those holes perfectly. Can't remember about underside, are there no holes there for square clips? I definitely fixed something there just can't remember what exactly.
  8. When I fitted mine, I just put screws in the original arch liner clips and they sat there perfectly fine. Still tight after more than three years.
  9. I have 2012 RAV4 III with sat nav and speed camera warning can be turned off in settings, I'd presume it would be similar on next generation.
  10. 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.
  11. @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 😂
  12. 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.
  13. Yes, if the car drives as normal, it's ok to drive it to the garage.
  14. It can be quite a number of different faults showing same warning, take it for diagnostic to find the exact fault.
  15. 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