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  1. Already linked into fuse box for front dashcam. This is for the rear screen
  2. Checked it out and it is switched with the ignition Got to decide where to mount it now. Might put it on the inspection cover at the top inner of tailgate. Drill a small hole in the cover and feed the power cable through the rubber boot and into the main frame of the car. Hopefully I can feed wire down and into power socket I could tap into the wires behind the panel but dont want to void any warranty and believe the wires are canbus that could cause issues
  3. Anyone know if the power from the rear cigarette point in the boot space of this model is powered permanently or is switched via the ignition Have a dash cam that I was going to power from that plug and use rear facing Suppose I could go and check but having a cba moment
  4. This seems a good explanation. American fuel vs European fuel – Fuel quality on both sides of the Atlantic explained “Fuel in the US is really bad compared to Europe and the rest of the world” – is a very untrue statement. Fuel in the United States is as good as anywhere else in the world. What changes is how Americans describe their fuels in terms of quality – octane number. They use a different system so their numbers do not translate well into the octane numbers that the rest of the world uses. How is fuel quality measured and rated Gasoline quality is measured experimentally but using different tests. Depending on the test that is done to control fuel quality, we get Research Octane Number (RON) , used in Europe and most of the world Motor Octane Number (MON) Because two different tests define RON and MON, with MON testing done under more difficult conditions, MON number is always lower than RON. Europe vs the States In Europe, gas stations describe different types of gasoline based on their RON rating. It is typical to have 100, 99, 98, 97 or 95 RON with prices varying accordingly. In the States the descriptions look a lot like RON, but they are not. Pump gas In the United States gas stations describe the types of gasoline based on the Pump Octane Number (PON). That number is the average between RON and MON. This causes many problems. If a fuel is 98 RON then it will be 93 PON -> 93 PUMP If a fuel is 95 RON and 87 MON then it will be 91 PON -> 91 PUMP Is American fuel quality bad after all? No, not at all. Contrary to popular belief, fuel quality in the States is as good as anywhere else in Europe. Most Americans think that because they are running 91 octane fuel, their engine will blow up. It is the same as if they were using European 95oct fuel. In our website you will find RON ratings required for each remap stage. 98/100 RON means you will need to use 93 PON in the States. 95 RON means you can use 91 PON in the States. Everywhere else in the world, 98 RON and 95 RON gasoline usually are fit.Anything lower then that and your modern engine will have a lot of trouble adjusting, even on the stock calibration. Ethanol addons There are a few countries around the globe that are using Ethanol in their fuels. One of them is Brazil, where by law all fuels need to have at least 20% Ethanol. This usually does not have an impact on power, but it does bring slightly higher fuel consumption. As long as the fuel type gets a 95RON or 98RON rating, it is suitable for use in the car and with our remaps.
  5. Every so often this message pops up on the screen when entering the car Anyone else get its
  6. Thanks for letting us know. Service due in 2k miles so will ask dealer to do at same time
  7. Dealer got back to me with this from toyota technical "There will hopefully be a software update for older vehicles, however the release date has still not been officially confirmed yet. I would therefore advise the customer that sometime next year, an update will hopefully be available."
  8. Late christmas pressie from toyota?
  9. The silence from toyota is deafening isnt it. Such a modern car with great features should have had these features from the get go
  10. Well I booked a toyota corolla for use as a hire car in florida and to evaluate android auto. Unfortunately there wernt any so i ended up with a mazda but that had no android auto. During the week i had an issue with the car and for the inconvenience they replaced it with a dodge challenger 👍 This car has android auto and it's a much better integration than we have got on the corolla at the moment. I can choose which map app I want waze or google maps and which app I want to control my music. Spotify, apple music or deezer Can ask it to do thing via google. It's just better Hope we get it on the 2019 toyota Corolla soon Have we any updates yet
  11. On some of the older cars with carbs they used to have automatic choke units which would have a bi metal spring inside them When the temp was cold the spring would contract putting the choke on. As the engine warmed the spring would expand releasing the choke Over the years the springs weaken or snap causing the choke to stay off and have cold start issues This is where I would start my investigations
  12. Had a job to liverpool hospital taking some bloods from blackpool so I had the choice of 3 types of sat nav 1. Maps on toyota infotainment 2 waze on my pda meter 3. Tomtom 500 with live traffic All seemed ok on motorway When I left the motorway and driving into liverpool no 1 seemed to get confused and put me in the wrong lane quite often and wasnt easiest to read. First to switch off No 3 seem ok but the turning instructions wernt very clear, was it the first turning or the next?. Live traffic was slow to update and gave long ques from the morning rush hour which had gone by the time I arrived. Next to be switched off. No 2 this seemed the easiest to follow with clear instructions and correct traffic ques. Waze is owned by google so am guessing google maps would be on par No 2 was choice of satnav Hopefully if we ever get AS or Apple Play then we can use waze or google maps which are superior to toyota maps imho
  13. Will they be getting android auto