The Aardvark

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  1. A roof box usually fits to roof bars. And the bars clamp to the rails that are on the car. Choice of bars here: More options:- Some photos of Toyota's official options on P20 of this PDF:- HTH
  2. I sold these earlier in the year. The part number might help you find what you're looking for. Halfords and Thule have equivalent parts. As Lee says above, the tourer/estate has fittings already in the roof, whereas the saloon needs different "feet". The manual can be seen here{AE994A58-4A9E-6B70-6C17-4064D1E94A9E}/Avensis_WGN_Roof_Rack_PZ403_T6611_GA_AIM_001_166_2.pdf HTH
  3. Hi Dave I'd be interested in the responses to this question. I got the roof bars for my Auris Hybrid, and had assumed that I'd be able to "upgrade" to a towbar-based cycle carrier later on. I knew that the hybrid engine on the Auris wasn't suitable for towing caravans and trailers, but I thought that it would have been ok to use the hook to carry bikes - it can't be that different to carrying weight in the boot. Toyota's blog on this topic is here: and at the bottom of this it talks about "a non-towing tow ball" which can be ordered from Toyota (part PW962-02005), though there are alternatives from firms such as Witter. Other firms are at pains to point out that their parts are strictly for the non-Hybrid engined cars. There's a clear video on this page of an American firm fitting one to a Scion iM showing how easy it is Have any other members had success with this, or do they too just use the roof bars?
  4. I thought I had a problem when I connected a many-GB USB stick of MP3 files, the system seemed to freeze, when in fact it was reading the lists of files and cataloguing them. For me, patience was the answer, because it worked fine after a few minutes. I mention this in case your phone has thousands of music files on, and your system is genuinely loading the list. If this doesn't clear the message, short of un-pairing and re-pairing the phone, and ensuring that your phone has the latest updates...
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    After you've registered your details - including a number from your car's V5 registration document - the app gives you full access to the Toyota Service History for the car. You can also set reminders for service and MOT. No marketing that I've seen.
  6. You might have answered your own question: are they not for the T25 generation of Avensis hatchbacks? Incidentally, if you'd like some roof bars for your 2017 estate, there are some in the For Sale section, one careful owner etc. I could deliver to Durham too.
  7. Indeed. I've just had to change a battery in an Auris key fob, and as others have posted, a CR2032 is what's needed. And again, as others have posted, these batteries are much cheaper on eBay than in supermarkets. Replacement is a simple job, once you know how... "How to change the CR2032 battery in an Auris key fob:-" Hope that helps someone
  8. SOLD: Genuine Toyota Avensis Tourer lockable aero roof bars PZ403-T6611-GA A reluctant change in car means I'm losing my 2013 Avensis Tourer. I have some genuine Toyota lockable aero roof bars which I'd like to see go to a good home. They're in good condition, with a few light cosmetic marks that don't affect the performance. Toyota part number PZ403-T6611-GA The Toyota website says that these are suitable for all Avensis Tourers from 2009-2018 (model T270). As the manual here <link> shows, these roof bars mount in to the car's roof using strong allen bolts. The covers then lock with a key to ensure security. The bars are strong, and a great way of carrying a roofbox, cycle carriers or other items. Picture 1 shows that these bars come with a "T track" which allow "T bolts" to be fitted, which some roofboxes can use as secure fixing points. The rubber strip and fins on the underside (see picture 2) minimise the wind resistance and noise when using the bars. I'm selling them complete: bars, all fixings, rubber feet, rubber strips, two Toyota keys. I'd like GBP75 for them. I'm based in south Manchester (UK) and could deliver locally or post at cost. I thought I'd offer them to members here first - I'll list them elsewhere if they're still here at the end of January. Drive safe. Rob SOLD 16/Feb/2020 via eBay
  9. Richard Congratulations on the new car. Yes, the higher-spec Avensis models come with cruise control. It was an option on the T3-X and T4 models, standard on T-Spirit. Hope that this PDF helps. This thread shows you how to retro-fit Cruise Control on to your car. avensis.pdf