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    Yaris Dynamic
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    2021
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    Flintshire

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  1. I don't have the facility to do that but I'll pop in to the dealership next week and they can take a look at it.
  2. I was going to add a new topic then I remembered this one! So, I was driving along a tree-lined, twisty country road, when I saw a cyclist ahead. As I began to pull out, a car approached round the next bend. I braked and pulled back in until it was safe to pass the cyclist, giving him the due distance from the car. Now, the thing is, about a mile further down the road, my Yaris started making a 'fluttering' noise from under the left hand side of the bonnet. I assume this was the brake booster vacuum pump, deciding to update the pressure. The sound reminded me of those pieces of plastic we put on our bicycle spokes when we were kids a long, long time ago! It stopped as quickly as it started, after a minute. A little later, a beep sounded and a message in a red rectangle appeared on the dashboard screen but immediately disappeared before I could read it. I drove on for about another 25 miles and nothing. No problems or odd sounds at all.
  3. A good point and a great addition to the device. As for me, I was so keen to see if it had worked, I don't think it was anywhere near 60 seconds! 😁
  4. @Spo2 Sorry, I missed a bit. Yeah, this will apply to any car where the battery is hidden away in the boot, under the rear seat, or wherever. You'd just need to look up in the manual, the location of the positive terminal under the bonnet but I think in the fuse box is typical.
  5. Yes, what Roy said. 👍 Connect red positive first and then the black negative. I did mention the disconnect. It's the reverse process, so black first, then red. To be honest, it shouldn't matter, as you switch off the NOCO before disconnecting, so it's no longer providing any power. That said, it's best to learn the correct order so you can safely jump start any vehicle. 😊
  6. Finally, a photo showing the NOCO booster and the leads going to the terminals. It now is simply a case of pressing the 'On' button on the NOCO (top of booster, on a light grey background), getting in the car, making sure it's in "P", holding foot on brake and pressing the "Start" button as normal. Your car should now burst into life. You can now go back to the engine bay, press the button to switch off the NOCO and remove the black and then red clips.
  7. Now connect the NOCO. Red crocodile clip to shown positive terminal and the black clip to any unpainted metal part of the engine bay. I use one of the bolts above the suspension. See photo. Make sure the teeth of the clips are firmly in place.
  8. Now you can see the cover hinged forward to reveal the metal positive terminal where you attach the red crocodile clip.
  9. This red cover is over the positive terminal. Pull back on a much easier release catch (just at top above red plastic cover) and it hinges forward to reveal the metal positive terminal.
  10. Now remove cover by pressing in on three side tabs. Actually, I use the ones on the left and right and find the other will pull out on its own. It's fiddly and can take ten seconds or as many minutes depending on luck and/or skill 😉
  11. First locate the Relay & Fuse box.
  12. Certainly! As I was out there taking a photo to show you anyway, I thought I may as well take a few others and make it into a sort of guide. Apologies to those who know all this already but it may be useful to anyone who doesn't. 😊👍
  13. Well said, Roy, I've been thinking and saying the very same things! In a car with all this technology, you'd not expect such a retrograde step as to have to worry about the battery, especially on what are new cars. My 11 year-old Fiesta's battery only started behaving like this in the last year or so before I exchanged it. I'd thought all those 'old car niggles' were behind me. It's ludicrous that any owner of a new or newish car should need to invest in battery boost jump starters, chargers, solar panels, or resign themselves to going for a drive and/or sitting in the car on 'Ready', once a week. Many of these cars will be sold to people with little or no knowledge of how to solve or prevent this issue, or indeed the desire. They just want something that they can get in and go. I don't imagine any dealer selling a Yaris will mention this 'snag' beforehand!
  14. Thank you, good points! I've got some time this next week, so I'll take another look and see where it's best to make its home, so I can still get at it easily when (hopefully, if) needed.
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