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  1. I moved seats from one Citroen Picasso to another of slightly different ages and the airbag connectors were different. Not greatly so, but enough to need slight modifications.
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  3. There's a setting you can use on YouTube to stop embedded links (where the video shows up on the forum page) but you can choose to post the video as a normal clickable hypertext link. The forum post editor lets you choose which to use.
  4. I just wondered if you couldn't have looked under the bonnet for an easily accessible automatic transmission fluid dipstick to give you a clue. I quite liked my Astra semi-auto, but was always worried that the clutch would go and it would be an expensive hassle to replace. It never became an issue, though. I can't remember if they called that one Tiptronic or not, but it runs a bell.
  5. Well, that is a load of bull, if they really told you that. Except for the expensive part of it. I can well believe that they would overcharge and make it expensive. And a new manifold as a spare part would likely be quite spendy compared to a second hand one. It is quite unlikely that you would need a new one. They do crack at times, so not impossible, but they absolutely can be cleaned as they are basically just lumps of heavy gauge metal pipework.
  6. Been meaning to do this for a while, so here is a terrible video ( I forgot the action cam and the phone I used cost forty quid new, lol) of the fill and drain bolts. The oil change changed the feel of all the gears, first and second are now easy to select. The higher gears used to seem smoother to select, but are now a more positive change. That is, there is now a little bit of a click or snap as the gear selects. Before, it would slip in feeling smoother, but no positive indication that the gear had selected. I just used Triple QX 75W GL4 from Eurocarparts. Product code was 522776272. I'd probably try the posh stuff mentioned earlier in the thread if I was to change it again, just to see if there was any noticeable difference.
  7. Just dispose of the supplied CD with drivers and Techstream. When my cable arrived, the CD was cracked. Seemed to be postal damage. I had to download from a link they supplied. That said, I can't seem to initiate the pilot quantity learning function with my cable. My general diagnostic cable and program (Delphi clone) won't do it, either. Not sure if it is the car, the cables or the programs causing that, although my mini VCI is still pretty decent for pulling codes above and beyond what a generic Bluetooth OBD II unit can do. Always good to be able to access ABS, SRS and other data the generic units usually won't touch.
  8. I believe it is the little round lump slightly left of centre here on my 2007 T25.
  9. Is it LED (small red, green, yellow, blue etc lights), or LCD (typically letters, numbers, words and pictures on a glass screen), as only LCD will have contrast adjustment. LED displays would probably mean having to change parts on the circuit board.
  10. I hadn't noticed until after I posted that you had mentioned specifically the parking sensor display. I don't have that system in my car, but I thought it was worth a try, so I left the post as is. If it is the contrast of the LCD elements on the display that are too dim, then there might be a trim pot to adjust the contrast on the inside of the display module. Unfortunately, this is by no means a certainty, and involves pulling the dashboard display apart. Other cars I have had did have a software controlled contrast, but I don't know of one on the Avensis.
  11. My Avensis had a passenger airbag recall service early this month. They had it at Hodgson Toyota from 1130 until a little before 1300. Friendly and professional service.
  12. Press what looks like a trip counter reset stalk on the right of the display. It is beside the clock/info display LCD.
  13. One and a half days of work and the rest of the week scrubbing the oil off your hands and out of your fingernails, lol. My aircon has a major leak somewhere. I suspect the radiator, as the car had been in some kind of front end collision. I was thinking about bypassing the compressor to reduce the drag, as the belt has seen better days and looks due a change. I'll probably end up just leaving it in the belt path, though. Just wondering if the fuel consumption would be noticeably better.
  14. From this thread Steinar said: Hi! I have experienced that the seat sensor is sensitive. Shopping bags in the passenger seat have triggered my belt alarm. Maybe you had something in the passenger seat weighing close to the trigger level, and a bump released the alarm? If you think the seat belt buzzer is annoying, try this trick: * turn on ignition * in less than 6 sec, start pressing the "trip-meter stick" and press it down for more than 10 sec. * while keeping the "trip-meter stick" pressed, fasten the seat belt * release the "stick" and the trip-display will show "b-on" and change to "b-off" Buzzer is now off! Steinar
  15. What size and model type of engine, as the guys who know which belts to use would need to know those details?