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  1. 17 minutes ago, Popama said:

    MY2023 Corolla has the individual tyre pressure display.
    Can be seen at 08:12 mark :



    Should roll out the update to all previous models that have the capability and space > menu provision > display real estate accordingly!

    My22 has the TPMS section but does nothing but a reset, etc.  This could be updated and rolled out to accommodate the simplistic tyre pressure values.

  2. 27 minutes ago, Bernard Foy said:

    Hopefully it’s paint friendly David 

    It sure is 🙂

    Checked the ingredients and the main parts are just the same as what is in de-icer anyhow.  You just have to mix it yourself.

    Anyhow - rubbing/cleaning alcohol is okay.  Generally you mix 2/3 alcohol with 1/3 water... but t'other way round works just as good here in the UK.

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  3. 3 minutes ago, AisinW said:

    Always use original Toyota parts for O2 sensor and catalytic converter. Others failed quickly. Those are parts that need to be original. Others like brakes, struts, filter are ok with after market. 

    Depending where you purchase them.

    I had a Honda Concerto (Rover 213/216 shape) 22 years ago and my oxygen sensor failed - I went to Honda and they quoted me £150+VAT to replace etc.

    I went to my local trusted garage and they did it all for £60 and they told me they are all "mainly" manufactured at the "same place" - only difference is once Honda sign a contract they have 'Honda' laser-etched onto the parts and they charge for the privilege.

    Needless to say my Concerto ran for a further 5 years and was still going great until i sold it.

    Swings and roundabouts i suppose 🙂

  4. On 1/21/2023 at 6:20 PM, AndrueC said:

    The one time I flattened a car battery was when I left a door open on my Jazz overnight. It takes surprisingly little to drain a 12v battery even when it's a 'full size' one let alone the small capacity ones in hybrids. However I thought that the Corolla switches off its interior lights if the doors are left open or am I mistaken?

    Will need to try this out at some point this weekend as never noticed this at all - unless you need to set it...

  5. On 1/18/2023 at 4:43 PM, Bernard Foy said:

    If you have ever used warm water to defrost your car windows water may have gotten into the lock and it hasn’t thawed out yet.

    I don't use just warm water anymore.

    Just buy a bottle of Rubbing Alcohol and mix 1 part with 2 part water into a spray bottle... last for ages and also works out cheaper than buying de-icer.

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  6. On 1/18/2023 at 4:43 PM, TonyHSD said:

    Yes, very likely. You may have some rubber plugs left in the bottom of the doors and your drivers door may have some water buildup inside and something really could have been frozen. Perhaps best bet for now is to wait for the weather to warm up and re check those plugs been removed and eventually all water and moisture drained out. Toyota cars in general are very reliable with door locks etc. Those on pictures needs to be removed 👍


    One of the first things I checked when i got delivery of my Corolla back in March 🙂

  7. On 12/19/2022 at 6:13 PM, Talking Houbik said:

    An irritant is the auto lock and unlock - this works well for us excepting when I clean the car (does anyone has a work around to prevent the car auto locking and unlocking?)  

    I find if locked and fob in your pocket, then when washing the door handles it clicks open and mirrors unfold... then close again... and open again...

    Either do the lock button hold and press unlock twice to switch key off - or if not leaving the vehicle unsecured leave fob in car until you have finished.

    Best option I find is unlock the car > open the door... then close door... and wash car whilst unlocked.

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  8. Yes the Yaris does have this individual tyre pressure reading but the Corolla does not (absolutely daft if you ask me)...

    Surely Toyota should come up with a software update if the new 23 Corolla has it... but not holding out for them to do this.  But like mentioned it is great if you feel a tyre is low or flat, or if you hit a gap or pot-hole etc. then you can briefly check whilst driving and if you notice you can be prepared to pull over.

    My 17 plate Astra had this... just really feel Toyota not keeping up with the game - but why a Yaris but not Corolla???  This ought to be a standard item across all models.

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  9. 1 hour ago, imbecile said:

    @Tech429 It's really odd your DCM had to be replaced, doesn't make sense the official service campaign to strictly say "reprogramming" and your dealer to perform a replacement...I mean for what it's worth you could've gotten a new DCM with the same firmware, so if the issue is indeed software related you're pretty much in the same situation...here's what the toyota-tech.eu site says for my car's VIN. You can register for free and check yours as well in Home -> Owner -> Campaign information -> click "Search" -> paste your VIN -> wait for it to query the database and identify the vehicle ->click "Campaigns" tab 


    Of course I still can't speak from experience, but I'd advise you to check first via your profile on toyota.co.uk and then to double-check via toyota-tech.eu and talk with the dealer if that's the campaign they've worked on your car.

    It did have to be replaced (at cost of £900 to Toyota) - and was on Tuesday this week... although it was in for Friday 2 weeks ago for service and replacement DCM - but the latter was not done although I was told it was.

    As I informed Toyota last July... and they still didn't sort out for me (actually getting it booked in even though a job card was in since July last year) they ordered a new ECU unit for the DCM and it was all sorted out...

    But I have been contacted today by the Dealership to say there was a mix up with my car and another one similar to mine.  There's was done but mine went among the missing until picked up after the service.

    Now I have been told to give it a week and see what it does (with new unit and software update) - but will not hold my breath.  But you never know.

  10. 10 hours ago, Roy124 said:

    Thanks Svetoslav, again yesterday 4 trips, only one of each pair recorded so far 

    Same happened the other day.  They appeared later but only after I sent the Analytics to Toyota.  

    I don't know if that was a coincidence. I shall do it again later today. 

    Just to ask - how do you send analytics to Toyota (not that they will help)?

  11. On 1/19/2023 at 12:54 PM, Tech429 said:


    I had my local Toyota dealership contact me and they said that the recall issues for software unit can be booked in for a new unit to be fitted - they have only just received the unit.

    I asked if it was to do with the DCM and they said yes as it was a recall item for the app and signal, etc.  I also asked why it wasn't done on my service day last friday as when i picked it up they told me it had been done - they were not sure (???)

    So i am booked in again for Tuesday next week for this to be done.  So it might actually just now fix this issue.  Will keep you informed.


    I have had the new unit fitted... BUT the DCM is still not tracking the journeys.

    So this is a useless piece of crap TBH.

    I have even deleted my MyT app account and re-signed up with the most current version of the MyT app and still it does not work!


    So even after this recall it is useless!

  12. On 1/19/2023 at 3:37 PM, APS said:

    Indeed, this is partly done for pedestrian crash safety.

    Let me clarify: Most serious pedestrian head injuries come from hitting engine components under the bonnet. Therefore, manufacturers increase the distance between the bonnet and the engine by tilting it. 

    That's my point - Peugeot engines were all tall compared to other makes.  Peugeot engines never fitted correctly like others did.  Just a design flaw IMHO.
    That is why i was making a point regarding the 1.8ltr and 2ltr hybrid engines (2ltr Battery in boot which takes up boot space) - surely Toyota can do better and just make the engine bay slightly bigger to accommodate and not take up boot space.

  13. 9 minutes ago, forkingabout said:

    Peugeot used to do that to get as much weight behind the front axle line to help with handling. 

    Also tilting the top of the engine towards the bulkhead helped lower the centre of gravity which again helps with handling. 

    Look at a late 1980s built 405 with a large engine bay, the XU9 was still tilted backwards towards the bulkhead. 

    The handling wasn't all that TBH 😁

    But it wasn't really about handling as all their engines were tall so would never have fitted anyhow if upright.

  14. On 9/8/2021 at 8:22 PM, Devon Aygo said:

    All Corolla have follow me home headlamps, just pull the headlamp stalk towards you after switching off the ignition.

    Is that right?

    Must check this as soon as possible if i remember.

    But really this should be an automatic thing once you get out and lock the doors instead of a manual actuation thing?

  15. On 2/2/2022 at 8:13 PM, Swanthecat said:

    Heated windscreen. Ridiculous to have to wait close to 10 minutes with fan on full before driving in cold weather

    Apparently put both sun visors down fully... turn up full warm and on full demist setting on full blower whilst engine on and it does actually clear within 4 to 5 minutes.  This might be depending on model - but mine seems to work as it is quick to warm up.

    But yes a heated windscreen in modern times ought to be a standard feature.

  16. The Corolla is pretty decent TBH... but a few extras like most already mentioned i agree with - especially:-

    1. Blind Spot Monitoring

    2. Heated front screen (this should be on all car models and trims for safety reasons)
    [on this - why has nobody even done a rear window heat wires thin like the modern front screens - they always use the thick plating?]  Yes I know it is all about cost... but...

    3. Auto-lock on doors at 5mph

    4. 2 x Reverse lamps and 2 x rear fog lamps instead of one each (come on... we are in the modern age and this should not be an issue now)

    5. Front fog lamps to come on independently when turning in that direction

    6. Auto rear wiper on when front wipers on when reversing

    7. tyre monitoring to actually show each tyre pressure (it is on the Yaris so why not the Corolla???)

    8. Auto-dip on passenger mirror when reversing

    9. Gearbox sport mode for manual changing (GR Sport and up as standard)
    [it ought to be GR then GR Sport for the turbo version as I feel the nomenclature of GR Sport and GR are the wrong way round]

    10. better capacity batteries for hybrids - they can do it they just can't be bothered (even Scotty in Star Trek claimed he needed 2 hours to fix something and then did it in 1 hour)

    11. for Corolla only - a little bit more leg space in the rear on the hatch (it would not make the overall length that much longer)


    Some other things (like auto-window open and shut when depressing key fob on opening and closing) are software-based and it would not take the Earth or huge cost for Toyota to do an update for these.  Even point 6 is already on the car but hidden and you have to get a dealer to enable it - unless you have a coder you can plug in with your Laptop.

    Also i understand the 12v Battery going into the boot on the 2ltr Hybrid... but again we are in modern times and Toyota really should have the space issue down pat know.  Peugeot. always for years. built engines that never fitted their engine bays unless it was fitted on an angle (I used to service cars in the 90s so i know)... and they've managed to fit all on a better way.  Even Honda managed to fit the Type R 2ltr engine into a very small engine bay - albeit no room to move 😆

    Toyota would be doing themselves a huge favour in their popularity stakes if they did fit most safety things as standard and most of these everyday essential options.

  17. On 9/8/2021 at 10:49 PM, FiestaRed said:

    Being new to Toyota, for me it would be something very simple, cheap and pretty easy to do.

    My only 'niggle' so far with my Corolla is that the seat belt buckles do not stop where you put them when you've taken them off. When I come to put them on again, I always seem to have feel around at ground level looking for the buckle as they slide down the belt so easily. The buckles could also do with some soft touch material around them to stop the passengers side buckle from rattling against the door pillar when there's only me in the car.

    I have this issue too - i have to keep reaching over once a passenger has got out to straighten the belt!

  18. On 11/28/2022 at 5:33 PM, Rosgoe said:

    It’s about as much use as a chocolate tea pot I tend to log into the website and check my driving analytics and journeys from there.

    I have planed a journey and used send to car and that doesn’t work either just look at my T reviews!

    Just to ask how do you get the online stats?

    I have logged ion and can't find an option to check the driving journeys anywhere.

  19. On 1/18/2023 at 10:56 AM, Tel_man said:

    Totally agree that this app is simply not fit for purpose. There seems to be no effort going in to sort it out either. My car is currently on my driveway but the app shows it located eight miles away, and I've done three other trips since that one. 

    Totally useless.

    It might be you can contact your local dealership as it appears it is a recall issue.

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  20. UPDATE!

    I had my local Toyota dealership contact me and they said that the recall issues for software unit can be booked in for a new unit to be fitted - they have only just received the unit.

    I asked if it was to do with the DCM and they said yes as it was a recall item for the app and signal, etc.  I also asked why it wasn't done on my service day last friday as when i picked it up they told me it had been done - they were not sure (???)

    So i am booked in again for Tuesday next week for this to be done.  So it might actually just now fix this issue.  Will keep you informed.

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