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v1nny

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    Vinny
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    Yaris 1.33 VVT-I TR
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    2012
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  1. Thanks flash22. I've just installed the filter with the airflow arrow pointing down as advised. Kind regards
  2. Hi all. I've got a 2012 Yaris MK3, and it's service time. I ordered a replacement pollen filter as it looked easy to do myself. On the plastic bracket piece, the 'UP' arrow was pointing up. Fair enough. But the existing filter had the 'Airflow' pointing downwards 😕 Just want to double check it was installed correctly before, and I should follow that? Here's a picture of me holding the new one. Should it flipped so the 'Airflow' is pointing downwards? Many thanks for reading 😀
  3. Thanks all for the advice. I managed to take the A pillar cover off, and routed both cables down it. The rear cable, I then routed along the bottom near the passenger doors, by pulling off the black plastic trim covers, before routing it back up along the rear passenger door, through the C-pillar, and then finally to the rear windscreen. Not perfect as I didn't route it through the rubber conduit, so dangling slightly, but not enough to impede my vision. However, when I was reinstalling the A pillar cover back, I managed to break the white middle plastic clip that holds the A pillar in. The A pillar is still held in via the rotating black plastic clip (a bit fiddly to turn!), so I think it is okay as it is, and after a short drive, it hasn't shifted yet. Must I replace the white plastic clip? Or can I leave it as I don't want to take the A pillar cover off again and risk breaking anything else! It looked like the image below.
  4. Hi all, I have a 2012 MK3 Yaris, and I recently was gifted a Viofo A129 Duo dashcam. Could I please ask (any pics would be appreciated!) how you are wiring the cabling for both the Front-to-12V, and Front-to-Rear? I've not hooked it up yet properly but I did a test run of the cables, and I have some questions: Front-to-12V Looks like it's easily tucked in along under the front headliner, and when it goes past the A-pillar, it's easily tucked in under the glove box/passenger mat, and then into the 12V But when it reaches the top of the A-pillar, should it run down along the left (passenger door side) or right (windscreen), or have the A-pillar removed so that the cable can run straight down, but cable tied to any existing cabling? My main concern is impeding the airbag from fully deploying Front-to-Rear Should it run along the top of the passenger doors under the headliner, across the top of the B-pillar (again, will this impede the airbag?), and across the top of the C-pillar (another airbag?), all the way to the rear window? This would bypass the need for it to go up and down and use up less cable path Or should it run along the bottom of the passenger doors, tucked under weather seals and the carpet? Then either up the C-pillar (again, same questions as earlier for the A-pillar (because of the airbag) to the rear window, so it's not impeding both the B and C-pillar airbag deployment? I tested this and with it being 6m, it barely makes it to the rear window where I can still open and close the boot without the cable tugging So far with my test runs, tucking the cables in behind trims and weather seals seems pretty straightforward, but again, my main concern is impeding the airbags as I have a partner and infant to be driven around. Any thoughts please? Thanks!
  5. Thanks @john p williams for the recommendation. A bit pricey there. However, I was able to find them alteratively via Blackcircles (https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/kumho/solus-ha31/175/65/R15/T/84/f?tyre=35580392) for £61 per corner. Is this the same tyre, but instead specced for my Yaris? Nevertheless, I will check out MyTyres, as they seem to have stock of the popular all-season tyres although quite pricey, such as the Continental AllSeasonContact, Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons G2, Uniroyal AllSeasonExport 2, Michelin CrossClimate+, Hankook Kinergy 4S2 H750, Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus, and Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo. Thanks @wildtapholer, I just had a look and the range of tyres seem to be exactly the same as National which makes me think they are the same company. The only all-season tyre I can see from TyreShopper/National which are currently in stock are the Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus for £74 per corner fully fitted. Thanks @CPN, I'm very well aware of that. The tyres came with the car, but as I've said, I've budgeted and prepared to replace all 4 with a brand new set.
  6. Hi all, I picked up a 2012 Yaris 1.33 VVT-i TR 5-door just under 2 months ago, and I've been lurking about here, so I'm please to meet you all 🙂 There's a possibility I may need to drive up and then back down between London and Glasgow this late December, and I've had a budget of around £300 for a new set of tyres for a while. Normally I would take the train or fly, but I'm not comfortable with either option considering the current circumstances. My existing tyres (175/65R15/84H) seem to have a decent amount of tread with no issues from what I can see, but I've always fancied the idea of starting fresh with a full set. They are currently: Front left: Arrowspeed AS-S01 Front right: Dunlop Sport BlueResponse Rear left: Constancy LY688 Rear right: Habilead ComfortMax AS I would like to know what you would recommend considering that I do mainly short trips around London and on average do about 1.5k miles a year. It will be much colder up north, but I just want to get up there safely, and I'm not planning to drive any further than outside of Glasgow. From what I've read, it may not be necessary to get winter tyres, and I also don't have the space to swap back and forth between summer and winters. Therefore, what do you think about getting some all-season tyres instead? I checked https://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyres_For/Toyota/Yaris.htm and various sources such as Youtube, and the Michelin CrossClimate, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons and Bridgestone Weather Control A005 seem highly rated and recommended. Has anyone used them and can advise? Many thanks for reading 🙂 Kind regards
  7. Hey, did you end up buying the replacement gear knob, and was it just a case of unscrewing the existing one from the whole thing?
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