DeTomato

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About DeTomato

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  • First Name
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  • Toyota Model
    Corolla
  • Toyota Year
    2003
  • Location
    Cambridgeshire

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  1. DeTomato

    Liftback Spoiler

    You may be best to find one at a scrap yard if you can. As per thread for T Sport Bumper, this may help: Maybe worth phoning a few breaker's yards local to you from the yellow pages. If a car comes in they sometimes call you if they get a car and take the part off so you only have to pick it up. Breakers are a lot more organised than they used to be with parts salvage, e.g. https://www.breakeryard.com/car-parts-uk/
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    Steering lock

    ok, so as the steering and brakes are super important, I'm going to let someone else look at this who knows what they're doing. I know when I'm going to be beaten and your info above guys has convinced me to leave it alone for an expert to fix it I'm not wanting an airbag going off in my face when it needs an airbag recall anyway Thanks all.
  3. DeTomato

    Steering lock

    Good points. I used to have a kill switch in the ignition of my old XR4 Sierra (goes back a bit lol). I'll have a look at it this weekend and see if I can work out what going on.
  4. DeTomato

    Steering lock

    I suspect I'll need to get Toyota to look at it then. My car needs an airbag recall now anyway. Cheers.
  5. DeTomato

    Bad idle, need help

    I disconnected my battery at the weekend. I thought it was odd this morning when the Revs were going up and down on standing at a junction. If it's learning mode it goes into, then it looks like it needs to run for a while to get the car up to normal running temperature to settle the Revs down again as with mine, and just as oldcodger said above. The ECU has to re-learn. Hope this helps confirm.
  6. DeTomato

    Steering lock

    Is the steering lock electronic on the Corolla VVTL-i ? If I put the key in the ignition I would expect it to release the steering wheel from a solid steering lock, but I seem to have the situation where there is no lock that can be set when moving the steering from side to side with the key out of the ignition. Any ideas?
  7. DeTomato

    T sport Bumper replacement

    Maybe worth phoning a few breaker's yards local to you from the yellow pages. If a car comes in they sometimes call you if they get a car and take the bumper off so you only have to pick it up. Breakers are a lot more organised than they used to be with parts salvage, e.g. https://www.breakeryard.com/car-parts-uk/derbyshire
  8. DeTomato

    T sport vvtli ticking noise under load???

    That would only make sense with a complete oil change to thinner oil and then completely blasting and ragging the engine. Adding a small amount of thinner new modern 0W/30 with its added cleaners will not cause engine failure. However if you also change completely to thinner oil in a car based in a very hot climate it may cause quicker deterioration of moving engine components.
  9. DeTomato

    1ZZ bits on the 1.6

    Is it easier or cheaper to chip it? Just curious because I've seen a Nissan Z300 chipped in the past and that made it super quick!
  10. DeTomato

    1ZZ bits on the 1.6

    Not done anything like that. But asking it another way, is it actually worth it for an extra 20 BHP? I reckon you could probably get that same additional power by adding some injector cleaner
  11. DeTomato

    Mode button

    May sound like a silly question, but do I need to prise the Mode switch out from between the adjacent switches to test it? Not sure about these switch and how they come out otherwise. Thanks.
  12. DeTomato

    What's this part?

    Hi, it was on the high side of the passenger foot well caught on a piece of carpet. Not sure if that gives any clues though?
  13. DeTomato

    fuse location

    Would disconnecting the car battery work and then leave it for 30 mins for all electronic components to drain power?
  14. DeTomato

    What's this part?

    It's a hidden part Couldn't find where it goes just looking, but noticed the whole cd-radio housing case is loose on the left had side. Pushed it in but it works loose again with driving few miles. So I wonder if it's some locator or holding corner section for the back of the Toyota standard CD-radio in there? Anyone know how to get the whole CD-radio housing unit out without busting it? Or does the CD-radio come out first? And does it have a Radio Code?
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    Mode button

    I understand from the car manual that the Auto On AirCon A/C delivers air at its own fan speeds and flow direction depending on the amount of cooling required in the car to bring it down to temperature and to maintain it at the set temperature. With Auto switched off, it reads like the air flow direction through the vents should be able to be set at whatever you like by pressing the centre Mode button. It doesn't work for me and the air flow stays where it is, even with Auto off. Can anyone explain simply what the process and variables are for being able to select the air flow direction with Mode? Or is my Mode button not working? How can I test it's not working? Thanks.