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Mick F

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Mick F last won the day on April 12 2020

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  1. Correct. The only rear foglight is on the driver's side (off side). Mick.
  2. Ok, I see what you mean - though I don't agree in the slightest - but why does the advert need to be across every single message board? There are adverts when people access this forum, but if you're a member and log in, the adverts go. Same as most fora IME. That's how they are paid to exist. This one is different in at least three ways. One, it remains as un-read even if you have read the message. Two, the poster isn't a member of the forum. Three, it's blatant sponsored advertising. If you see my logo, you'll see it on the Cycling UK forum where I'm a very long-standing member. I have been a member since 2004 even before this present incarnation of the forum. I have (at this count today) 50,776 posts. I am a Spambuster and part of the forum management team. You don't have to be a member of Cycling UK to use the forum, and I would suggest that many of the users aren't members nor have ever been. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/index.php The sooner this blatant sponsored spam is removed, the happier we will be. Mick.
  3. Well, I don't like it. When I click on Mark Site Read, all the posts show that I've read them ............. except the advert. That's what it is, a commercial advert. It's (authorised by Admin) Spam and the sooner it is removed, the better. All Spam should be removed asap. Mick.
  4. Off topic really, but what are the improvements? I have a list of nine issues with ours. The first eight are rather annoying, and never had those issues with any car we've ever owned. The ninth one just seems like a software design mistake. Toyota Yaris Hybrid Excel 2014 Headlights inadequate on full beam Poor internal storage TPS switch almost inaccessible Time of Day only in 12h format - no AM or PM indication Speedometer reads 10% high whilst odometer is spot on Turning circle way too wide Poor visibility for parking manoeuvres Cannot have rear foglights on without front foglights being on first Info screen can’t be turned off with one single operation Mick.
  5. I think this post is Spam. Who is BOTB? Can anyone else see it? Click on it and it takes you to http://ownersclub.co/WinToyota
  6. With ours, when it's very cold outside, the TPMS warning comes up even before moving, so it must be inside each wheel and not ABS. This gets me onto the issue of measuring the tyre pressures as the handbook says to measure the pressure when the tyres are cold ........... but HOW cold? It alters the pressure dependent on temperature. Pressures are lower when cold and higher when less cold. Mick.
  7. Excellent! 😀 I was considering using a cushion in ours but it wouldn't be that comfortable perhaps. Considering ours is an Excel - top of the range - I would have thought that the at least the driver's seat would raise, but it doesn't, sadly. Glad yours does. At least Toyota have thought about it. Mick.
  8. Couple of questions and a couple of points. Are the headlights any better than the crap HIR2's? Is the driver's seat height adjustable? That heads up display is obtrusive and detracts from the forward visibility. We're not all tall people, and our Yaris is terrible for seeing out of the windows when parking or manoeuvring. Height adjustable driver's seat would be a boon due to that, but it's yet another device for the driver to use taking his/her mind and eyes off the road. I see they still haven't made more storage internally. For instance, the glove box it pitiful on ours. Sorry for being disparaging. Mick.
  9. https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/hir2-philips-whitevision-ultra-12v-55w-halogen-bulb.html Not cheap though, at £60 a pair. Hope they're worth it. The Toyota Optiwhites I bought in Nov 2017 cost me £48.77 ............... probably £50odd now? They only lasted 16,000miles with the vast majority of those miles in broad daylight. Not worth the money at all, no matter how good they were. I refitted the originals, and found they were as terrible as I remembered, so went on eBay and bought a pair of even better ones than the Optiwhite for £20odd for the pair. I'm so pleased with them, I bought a second pair ............. two pairs is cheaper than one pair of Optiwhites. Mick.
  10. No, nothing at all, though ours is quite heavy being MDF .................. without measuring, I think it's about half-inch thick. Mick.
  11. As far as I'm aware, all the Yaris Hybrids have the same HIR2 single filament bulbs. I'm willing to be proved wrong though. The only way to be sure, is to take one out and look at it. My HIR2 bulbs come out ok, but the plug attachments have a strong clip. I used a small screwdriver to un-latch it. The bulb then rotates to remove. If they are HIR2, the best thing is to get a pair from eBay. They are less than half the price of the Toyota upgrades. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELTA-HIR2-9012-PX22D-VISIONPRO-150-UPGRADE-CAR-HEADLIGHT-BULBS-3700K-12V-55W/184104731099?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Mick.
  12. As I said, I had the MDF kicking about. The whole job cost me nothing other than time. I even had the alu angle in the shed. If I'd wanted to spend dosh, I'd have used decent plywood. As it is, the floor is rarely used, so a cheap job does it fine for us. Mick.
  13. Just taken three for you. One with the MDF floor lowered, one with it in the raised position, and one from the underside. (The L is for left as when the pieces were made separately, I had to make sure I assembled it correctly.) I made it from three pieces of old MDF I had kicking about. Joined the three together with pieces of wood glued and screwed together, and a length of angle aluminium to strengthen the front. The rear has a central support, but the front doesn't, so I figured it would be better to be stronger. Hole in it, so I can get a finger in to lift and lower it. The eagle-eyed will see a square piece at either end of the front. Embarrassed to say, I measured wrongly and made some cutouts that were't needed, so I glued two squares back in! Mick.
  14. I made my own from MDF. Cut out two cardboard formers for the left and right, and then some more cardboard for the curved rear and accurately measured the straight distance at the front. Marked it all off onto the MDF, and cut it out. Couple of hours work. Mick.
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