Anthony Sutton

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    Anthony
  • Toyota Model
    corolla
  • Toyota Year
    2019
  • Location
    Surrey

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  1. definitely a must for anyone thinking of driving abroad (or perhaps even in UK). I'm sure a breakdown response team might be able to change an LED bulb, even if Toyota manual says it's not a customer changeable part.
  2. FYI i was able to buy an LED bulb kit for my car from Toyota Dealer for £33. For those of you driving abroad this summer
  3. thanks Lee. Am preparing for driving to France, where they insist on drivers carrying spare bulbs. I can't imagine that spare LED's are available to buy? It would be a nightmare being stuck on a motorway in the dark with no solution if an LED went.
  4. i've a 2019 Corolla, but believe it or not, i'm unsure which diagram to follow on the attached Eurolites sticker!
  5. i just don't think that certain dealerships are up to date. Thanks for your information. I think i'll wait for that specific catloc to be made available, rather than try to fit a generic one. And also park the front of my corolla against the wall. Thanks again. If you're able to send me the part number i'd be grateful. Take care.
  6. that's very helpful. Clearly there are mixed messages being sent out over Corolla. I imagine the catloc in the corolla and the corolla estate would be in the situated in the same place? ie. right up in the engine bay?
  7. Toyota Croydon wrote me that my catalytic converter on my Corolla Touring Sport Estate 1.8 Hybrid is "right up in the engine bay and therefore not easy to steal on your model, so to date, Toyota (GB) have not informed us of a catloc device designed to fit your Corolla." Hope that's helpful to Someone. I"m still having a tilt sensor added to my Corolla's alarm by a specialist firm (Toyota don't do it & they told me it wouldn't invalidate the 5yr electrical warranty unless it could be proven that this installation caused a specific problem).
  8. hope you didn't mind i start a new topic. So to resume (I think!), Cat Thefts in hybrids are increasing. There's no foolproof way to stop them only to reduce risk. 1-Parking near a wall to restrict access to the undercarriage. 2-Getting a third party to add a motion-sensor to your alarm (I've been assured this will not affect Warranty, unless it can be demonstrated that the ThirdPartyAlarm caused that particular electrical fault) 3-Arranging fitting by a third party of a Cat Lock if we should fall victim to such an expensive theft, we ought to claim on insurance: however, that does put up your premium. My questions are: my dealer mentioned that Toyota would be bringing out their own bespoke CatLock. Does anyone know when this might be? I imagine it will fit better than the generic ones available Secondly: what do people think of this product? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U0K3Q10/?coliid=I2OCKQ4JKA9XCD&colid=1ZKCJSG947NMR&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it It's a standalone motion sensor that texts you if your car is lifter or moved. Obviously, it requires on hardwiring and cannot thus invalidate the warranty.
  9. has anyone been able to update without taking it into a Dealer? cos my Dealer in Croydon told me any software updates were chargeable
  10. For those of us who have to park in our forecourt or street, it's not always possible to park the car near a wall. All the thief has to do is to use a jack to raise one side of the car to get underneath and saw each side of the catalytic converter. I've done some ringing around and discussed with dealer. Speaking to a local Toyota service department, Catlocs will apparently be coming out soon for the Corollas. Until then, you can have a generic one fitted for about £300 which is attached by a security cable to the underneath of the car: the idea being it will deter a thief, because it would take longer to saw through the security cable. Alarm specialists can fit a Tilt Sensor to the factor fitted alarm for about £400: this won't necessarily invalidate the Toyota electrical warranty unless it can be shown that the installation caused an electrical fault. I'm hesitating, because at the risk of causing electrical problems, it will only just draw attention to the thief for a few minutes until he/she saws off your Cat.
  11. very concerning... any advice from any Toyota dealerships here?
  12. have a new Touring Sports. Does anyone have ideas? standard Side Mouldings difficult to source, but i've found the following on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Toyota-Corolla-Touring-Sport-Side-Mouldings/323779760879 has anyone stuck side mouldings on? I imagine they fall off after a while
  13. does hardwiring invalidate the Toyota Warranty?
  14. thanks guys, you're a great community, with lots of jest and good advice. gonna update my map (not easy! I've tried, but as it's a new car, it said I had to wait a certain number of miles before it allowed me!). I don't pass any 20mph signs along my 5minute route, which I've driven identically since 1996. I do need the beeps to show me if I go above 30mph because ashamedly I did get some Speeding Points :( the thing that stuck me is the 20mph indicator on my dash seems to come up randomly, some days yes, some days no, and at different parts of my route.
  15. on my 5minute commute (lucky!), i don't use maps, but i do have the Speed Warning set, which will alert me if i go over the speed limit on the road i'm on. there are a few 20mph zones in my area, but i don't happen to drive through them. but my Corolla (bought 1month ago) randomly changes to 20mph, in my 30mph roads, and of course i get incessant warning beeps has this happened to anyone else? i've done several weeks of observations, and there's no rhyme or reason to the error!