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  1. I'm assuming from the title of your post that your vehicle is 2014. I'm also assuming it will have a DPF and possibly DPNR system. As wiser people than me have said, if this is the case then the engine ECU monitors the EGR flow to protect the DPF/system. That is why I would want to be sure that any person advising a 10mm hole is suitable or is selling that plate as suitable for the engine had tried and tested it on the same engine. Other people have tried and tested hole sizes for other engines such as 1KD or 1GD but I've not seen anything on 2AD. Just something to consider.
  2. I understand the size of the hole in the blanking plate should be a certain size for the specific engine. Just big enough so it doesn't trip a fault code but not too big to be ineffective. Are you just guessing/speculating that a 10mm hole is suitable for what I assume is a 2.2D4D 2AD-FTV (or FHV) engine. Other engines require different diameter holes.
  3. Hi Rich welcome. Sometimes you get lots of replies to questions, other times not so many. Can't help with all your questions but hopefully of some use. Apparently the recirculating switch will come on automatically depending on various parameters of outside and inside temperatures etc This function can be disabled but possibly only by connecting to computer with required software. There are threads on here re this specific question. Best advice re how to remove heater control switch is YouTube. Good video by 1A Auto steps you through it, "How to replace AC heating control switch 05-16 Toyota RAV4" David
  4. No worries, your advice was great as I didn't have a clue how to proceed or see the 3 metal tabs. Just need to come up with a removal plan
  5. The arrangement is there is a servo motor with a semi circular toothed cog attached. It turns the separate cog wheel I'm trying to remove, to the left in the photos below. Unfortunately I think you were correct first time which Is possibly the more fiddly removal. Not much room. Thanks.
  6. Thanks for the guidance. Not an easy task by the looks. Do you need a special tool? Are the arms behind likely to stay in place?
  7. Does anyone know how to remove this cog wheel control driven by the Air outlet servo motor?
  8. After a bit more research and testing I think that the codes 21 & 24 are related to the Sunlight sensor on the dash. I did the first test in the dark and repeated it this morning in daylight and the code was 00-Normal. Repeated with sensor covered and 21 & 24 came up. Here's link to original post explaining how to test heating/ventilation system if it helps anyone Also pulled out the radio and centre vents to see if anything amiss but appears ok. In summary i'm no closer to solving problem
  9. Can anyone advise on possible reason for lack of air flow when heating/cooling system is set to blow on windscreen. All other heating/cooling settings seem to be fine. Heater is hot, A/C is ice cold, dash vents and side vents are blowing strong but when the system is set to Screen/feet using button to bottom right of fan or the Screen button is pressed (with A/C then coming on automatically) there is barely any airflow from the Windscreen vent. There is good flow to the footwells when the setting is on Screen/feet. I have run the diagnostic cycle on the heating system to check for error codes as described by Anchorman on 31 May 2008. The codes showing are 21 & 24. Any advise would be welcome.
  10. Hi. Not an expert on these but I can see from my 2010 the fuel flap is held closed by a sprung loaded pin located to the right of the fuel filler. Its about 2cm long and when the flap is closed the pin is pressed in by a lug on the flap and then springs out to catch the flap. There isn't any access to the mechanism under the wheel arch so I presume access is via the removable panel inside the boot. Possibly your pin is stuck in or the spring is broken. The lever beside the drivers seat should have some spring tension when you pull it. Hope this helps.
  11. Thanks. Just the colour matching sensors in the rear bumper made me wonder.
  12. My 2010 Rav4 has 4 parking sensors on the rear bumper. I didn't think they worked as there was no audible warning when reversing. Then I noticed the distance displayed digitally on this small box on the dash. Has anyone seen one? Assume it's not Toyota?
  13. Hi. Having recently purchased my first Toyota, a 2010 Rav4 2.2D4D 2WD a month ago, I have learned more about the car in that time from this site than I've known about any other car I've owned. In relation to the cars 6 speed manual gearbox I've established that the correct gearbox oil is API GL-4 SAE 75W. The owners manual appears to suggest that the gearbox oil should be checked every 40k miles and only needs changed if the vehicle is driven under one of the "Special Operating Conditions" listed in the Service or Warranty booklets. I've searched these booklets and cannot find these. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has found these and what they are. That said, most advice here seems to point to changing the gearbox oil say every 4 years or 40k miles. Would this be advisable? The gearchange would be a little clunky from 1st to 2nd especially when cold and hopefully this would improve with a gearbox oil change. Any photos of the drain and fill points on a 2wd gearbox (if different from above) would be helpful. Thanks
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