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  1. It works again. I uninstalled VLC and then reinstalled it, and now everything works again as before. I don't know why it got its knickers in a twist, but hey ho, happy bunny.
  2. I connect my phone to the car with a USB cable. Until the other day that was all it took to start AA and let me play my music through the central screen, with AA controls for viewing and choosing the tracks. I did notice that when disconnecting the phone after the drive both Bluetooth and Mobile Data were on, things that I normally don't turn on. On the phone I use VLC, have done so for years. Over time I have digitised my CD collection and have that on the phone. AA recognised VLC , it showed the icon. Not anymore. AA is still working, I can see the map. Something must have changed without informing me, most annoying.
  3. Android Auto in my Yaris Cross was working fine until a few days ago. I could play the music files on my phone through the Android Auto interface on the central screen, but now it doesn't do that anymore. It says that the music is unknown and I can't access any of the files. I can still play my music, but only by playing it on the phone (using the phone itself) and then it plays through the car's speakers. Not very convenient since I can't choose what to listen to without manipulating the phone itself. The map stills shows up as before, it is just the music that is broken. I haven't changed anything on my phone nor in the car. Any ideas? Thanks!
  4. Sorry Claire, I wasn't very clear. The plug is below the dashboard on the right hand side of the steering column. Best is to get a hand held mirror and have a look. It is white and easy to spot.
  5. On the Icon model there isn't a 12V plug in the boot, there's only the one in the front.
  6. Hi Claire, like you I found the info on the dashboard a bit overwhelming at first. One thing you can easily do is use the up and down buton on the steering wheel to flip between various displays and choose one that has info you like. I'm still a bit obsessed with eco driving so I'm displaying the indicator that tells me the power flows, but I suspect that after a while that will wear off. Eventually I might just want to see the remaining range. You might want to look into storing your music on your phone. I have an sd card in my phone that can hold enormous amounts of music. If you use a USB cable to connect the phone to your car it will play the music through the audio button on the menu, at the same time as it shows Google maps and it charges as well. Plus, it will do hands-off calls on top of all that. Quite a good system all in all. By the way you should unplug the solar charger before you start the car, or so I've read. The plug is right below the dashboard where the steering wheel column goes. The first time I plugged it in I used a bathroom mirror to look under the dashboard. Now I can do it on feel alone.
  7. Thanks for the info. I think I will opt for one of those cheaper small chargers the size of a hard disk. These are half the price of the Noco's etc. The way I use (or rather, not use 🙂 ) my car means that if it won't start it is very likely going to be standing at home, so I can put is somewhere safe where it won't accidentally be switched on. I will just need to remember to check it occasionally for holding its charge.
  8. Right, so my solar panel charger arrived and I've put it in the car under the windscreen. Connection to the OBD socket is a doddle. The blue LED flashes so hopefully this will keep the battery charged. Now, having a cautious nature I'm also looking into getting a jump starter pack as a backup just in case. I saw that a brand like Nocoo gets good reviews. However, looking through the Nocoo user manual it says that these jump starters can't be used to jump start Li batteries? Does this mean that these chargers can't be used for the Yaris Cross? If so, are there any other types/brands that would be suitable? Many thanks for any advice!
  9. Brilliant, thank you. I have ordered it already! Well, I guess I'm learning hybridese! My Spider was still on its first battery after 6 years and it always started on the button, even after leaving it parked for 6 or 7 weeks when away on long trips. I never even thought about the battery going flat. I guess you win some and you lose some... but if this thing works it's all good.
  10. Thank you Mike, that is very helpful. Where exactly is this OBD socket?
  11. Thank you 🙂 I have been browsing this forum and now I'm getting worried about flat batteries! I don't drive much, on my previous car I did 22,000 miles in 5 1/2 years and most of those during the first 2 or 3 years. Sometimes I only use it once a week for a short drive to the supermarket. Other times I go and visit family or friends an hour away so at such times the car will get a decent workout.. I now also realise that the dealer must have switched off the interior light on purpose! So I'm considering getting a solar charger. My car is parked in front of my garage and faces SW so it does get a fair bit of sunshine in the afternoon. However, I don't know what type of charger to get or how to connect it to the car. Any recommendations? I suppose I could just go to the dealer for advice...
  12. Thank you all for your help, I found the switch and the lights now come on when I open the door. I'm now trying to get my head around all of the display options in the central screen. Lots to choose from!
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  14. Hello, I'm a new owner of a Yaris Cross Icon. I bought the car ex-demo from my local dealer, 3 months old, 800 miles on the clock and no waiting time 🙂 I think I've been lucky because they only made this car available for sale on the morning of my test drive. My previous car was a very different beast, a Fiat 124 Spider that I loved and had for nearly 6 years, but it was getting harder and harder for me to get in and out of it because it is so low and my 68 year old bones were protesting too much. So I wanted something a little taller and found the Yaris Cross. I like it so far, especially the seat height and the CVT, and I'm starting to slowly get my head around the myriad of features. The reverse camera is a godsend, I had one on the Spider and having one on the next car was an absolute must. I am now using my phone for Satnav and it works ok. The Fiat Satnav (actually Mazda) was a bit wonky anyway and I never had it updated because they charge a fortune for that. Google maps updates every night for free! One thing I'm puzzled about are the interior lights. Unlike every car I've owned they don't come on automatically when I open the doors. The manual only tells me where the switch is, I found that already thank you very much, but it says nothing about an automatic setting. Can anyone here enlighten me perhaps? Thanks!
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