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paul9 last won the day on August 21 2019

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  1. Solder. And fiddly, too, especially if you aren't used to soldering small surface mount components. A phone repair shop would probably do the job for you for a small cash fee. Are you sure it's the switches? Flood the thing with electrical contact cleaner, and give it a quick scrub with a cheap toothbrush from your local supermarket. Halfords and Eurocarparts will have contact cleaner. If that doesnt work, then try the switch replacement.
  2. After that clean, take all the spark plugs out and turn the engine over a few times to be sure and clear out any liquid that got into the cylinders. Also handy to pull the fuel pump fuse or relay, first.
  3. Pretty much, yes. Some of them have the facility to plug in the reverse cam. I am not sure if they use that for rear recording, though. The units I had been looking at in Halfords were probably Nextbase ones, so check Halfords or the Nextbase websites for ideas.
  4. You can get double duty dashcam units at Halfords and other places, and some built into the rear-view mirror. Otherwise just think of where to mount the screen and possibly how to keep it out of direct sunlight.
  5. You can buy cheap aftermarket kits from Ebay, or more expensive ones of the same thing from Eurocarparts, Halfords and the like. However, reverse camera systems can be very cheap too, and worth considering as an alternative, especially in conjunction with a dashcam. Halfords can fit for you, for extra cost. Eurocarparts have a similar service, but using local independants.
  6. Have a poke around on https://www.toyota-tech.eu/
  7. You need to identify the fill and drain plugs on the gearbox. Make sure the car is level to fill it. Make sure you can open the fill plug. If you can't open that, do not open the drain. Once you get to that stage, put your oil drain pan under the drain plug and remove it. After the old oil has drained, replace the drain plug and refill the gearbox with fresh oil through the fill hole. Fill it until the oil just begins to weep out of the fill hole when the car is standing level. Replace the fill plug. Check for leaks. Take a short drive using all gears and check again for leaks. Filling can be very awkward, you need to check that you can access the fill hole with your oil before you start. A funnel and PVC hose can be used to fill from above.
  8. I thought Konrad had large washers put on to help spread the load. Can't say whether they were welded or not, though.
  9. Have a look through this post for ideas:
  10. They generally all leak, just very slowly. He's probably of the opinion that it all seems to be normal and correct. Meantime, get an AC sanitiser along these lines: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/air-con/halfords-air-con-purifier-150ml-192496.html A new cabin air filter might be due too, depending on your service schedule.
  11. I don't see any impoliteness or disrespect from the OP, but I do see some in some of the facetious "answers" they received, Frostyballs.
  12. I think they are the glovebox, front seats, rear seats and boot. I can't remember there being one under the bonnet.
  13. That would be the throttle body, at least that is what I assumed when I read the post. I don't think I like the sound of that garage mechanic, though.
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