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  1. Bosch or Varta, and I hope your bank manager likes you !!, a quick look show it's an EFB type - £150 upwards (a cheap, no name one from £90)
  2. IIRC the Yaris does have a physical shifter cable, either way I would not tow a Yaris hybrid due to the way HSD operates as it still has a shaft driven fluid pump, its not a standard cvt with a steel belt and pulleys
  3. Does your phone support mirrorlink ?
  4. The wiki says it all Neutral gear (equivalent): Most jurisdictions require automotive transmissions to have a neutral gear that decouples the engine and transmission. The HSD "neutral gear" is achieved by turning the electric motors off. Under this condition, the planetary gear is stationary (if the vehicle wheels are not turning); if the vehicle wheels are turning, the ring gear will rotate, causing the sun gear to rotate as well (the engine inertia will keep the carrier gear stationary unless the speed is high), while MG1 is free to rotate while the batteries do not charge. The owners manual[22] warns that Neutral gear will eventually drain the battery, resulting in "unnecessary" engine power to recharge batteries; a discharged battery will render the vehicle inoperable
  5. With the wheels turning the diff is turning a chain drive into the gear box, the hybrid is not a standard CVT due to the planetary gear set and the start and charge system, you shouldn't tow any automatic on its drive wheels as the fluid is not under enough pressure to lubricate the gear box correctly irrespective of the power or gear selection, unlike a manual that has its gears in a bath of oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Synergy_Drive
  6. The tech is from 2010, just through experiance it pays to stick with USB 2 devices, yes usb 3 is backwards compatible but not 100% Said in Jest, Just like a new nissan Micra is a renault clio in a Kimono
  7. what are the plugs like ? have you checked for vacuum leaks ? (smoke test) regular oil and filter changes ?
  8. WMA really ? Mp3 has been the standard for over 20 years and standard in cars for at least 15 - What radio is it ? Use a USB 2.0 stick (not USB 3) no bigger than 16gb and format it in fat 32 - folders no more than 6 deep this it so it indexes faster you can put it in whatever folder you please the audio format contains the track data (metadata) all my audio is stored as artist - album - track, If you're ripping CDs windows media player it defaults to WMA, iTunes default to M4A The verso is just an overgrown Yaris 2016 it should be a Touch2 with Go what will play MP3, WMA and AAC (M4A) the touch2 is very picky on the format of the stick best bet is format it in fat32 try it with just one mp3 in a folder
  9. A Good service and change the gearbox oil/fluid if it hasn't been done, not sure where you are from but fuel quality maybe a factor - a change of brake/clutch fluid will also help, another thought would be the clutch or pressure plate is worn
  10. This has taken a bit longer than it should have, still no joy with the Bluetooth, it does seem very secure I have also tried USB Ethernet adapters that are supported but act disabled as there is some USB data activity and it does show up as a USB ext box in diagnostics I have also come across a config that shows Admin - Can, another method maybe a custom app but there is very little info on them The pinouts are available but I have custom-made this pdf so the info is all in one place (minus 1 connector, tbc) PS. I need to find a spell checker that works with this forum 😉 Edit, Final got LT to work in Firefox Nav pinouts.pdf
  11. Unless your doing high miles, diesel makes no sence, as you get the same mpg from a petrol these days plus you dont have to deal the the ever increasing emmisions Imo hybrid is the way forward untill manufactures are upto speed with electric
  12. I doubt thay will be bulbs tbh, its more than likely surface mount leds, AC or climate ? ebay is a good place to look for pictures eg. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-AURIS-SR-2008-HEATER-CONTROL-UNIT-5590002230/293061415874?hash=item443bd253c2:g:vssAAOSwGhxbqkdw https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Auris-2007-To-2009-Heater-Control-Assembly-55406-02160-OEM-WARRANTY/312603290093?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D5b1fc729048e456bbd1ff7f1ae900474%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D293061415874%26itm%3D312603290093%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 is it just one area or is the whole lot out ?
  13. It does the same as a traditional handbrake it holds the parking brake while your foot is off the brake pedal eg. doing a hill start or pulling away tbh it takes away from the skill of driving a manual, imho its just something else to break and it takes control away from the user
  14. auto or manual ?. dont use graphite powder on locks made this side of the 1990's your just asking for problems, get a can of GT85 or Swarfega Duck Oil Do not use WD40 (blue can) as it degreases and adds very little lube If its a auto there may be a issue with the shifter interlock edit. do have a bunch of keys with the ignition key ? a worn ignition is the likely culprit, pop it off the back of the barrel and see it the lock then turns freely
  15. just a thought if you have a modern smart phone you may be able to have a look at the menus with the google translate app and its camera feature