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  1. Hi yes it still goes off if the passenger seat is empty and the passenger seat belt is connected - I did check this to see if the switch in the passenger seat was stuck on, so the problem does seem to be at the drivers side.....
  2. Hi My seat belt alarm has started going off as though I'm not wearing a seat belt (which of course I am!). I'm guessing something has gone wrong in the seat belt buckle, but before I replace it does anyone know if there is something obvious I should check first (other than cable connectors under the seat which all seem fine)? Thanks in advance Bryan
  3. Hi I have replaced the tailgate on my t25 estate. However, when it's closed the car still thinks it's open (interior light on and warning light on the dash). It opens and closes fine and locks if I do it manually with the key. but because the car thinks it is open it wont lock from the key fob (and I have to turn the interior light off so the battery doesn't drain). Question: Where is the switch that tell the car its closed properly, I'm guessing its in the lock? Is something adjustable? thanks in advance
  4. Hi Unfortunately picking up the pieces after being hit by an uninsured driver and the insurance unwilling to repair even damage not too bad...grr Question: Is the rear impact bar on the T25 universal? Will a hatchback/saloon impact bar fit my tourer etc..?
  5. Hi Just picked up a new key from Mr T today, they wanted £50 to program it so thought I'd do it myself as its all online. I have followed what I thought was the complete procedure but have had only partial success, the buttons on the new key now work, they lock and unlock the car, however the key will not start the car, it just turns over so am guessing that the new key is not turning the immobiliser off. What more do I need to do to sort that bit out? I can see plenty of posts describing how to pair up for the door locking buttons (which I have already done), but nothing definite for an
  6. Hi, no after market aerial has been fitted, can Watergate in if the seals around the mounting points for the roof bars have perished?
  7. Hi All I've got water dripping onto the drivers seat from the interior light fitting, has anyone else experience this and found the source? I have a 2004 T25 Tourer. Have had some entertaining electrical problems too but they seem to have stopped.... Coolant temp guage needle stopping working Outside temperature -25 to -30 degrees Battery charge light turning on randomly - battery checked and healthy Rear Window wiper turning itself on despite being off - have checked the motor on this (suggestion from an old post) and its dry inside Aftermarket radio resett
  8. Hi, have a look at www.aliexpress.com, is your a t250? or earlier model? I'm about to buy an android head unit and they have ones that correctly fit the space (with an 8.8 inch screen!) rather than buying a generic double din unit and adapter plate. They also do lots of LED light ad ons, you might like the ones that produce BMW style halo daytime lights because they come with a remote control to change the colour if you are showing....you'd have to take your headlights apart to fit though but are definitely a bit different...
  9. Hi, when I get these warning lights its usually a blown brake light bulb as others have mentioned, however once it turned out to be a faulty Yaw Rate sensor which needed to be replace, the part cost £220 from Mr T and it is located under the trim between the two front seats - my OBD scanner did not identify this fault, it was only diagnosed at the garage If it is this part I'd try and source from a breakers first as its silly money!
  10. Hi I have a 2004 Avensis T4 estate, the original 'turn by turn' sat nav above the central air vents is faulty and I was wondering if anyone had successfully installed the later sat nav with screen that fits in the same position, it looks like a modular unit that would fit in the space ok and it has a different box that goes under the passenger seat, but does anyone know if the wiring harness behind it all is completely different so would be a waste of time trying? If not I'll upgrade the stereo instead for a gps setup as there are plenty available but having a non working bit of kit
  11. Hi All Have been getting an annoying noise from under the dashboard and behind the centre console. On investigation I found that it was coming from a white motorised actuator arm that can be seen if you look up under the dash from the drivers foot rest. I'm guessing that it is involved with controlling the mixture of hot air and cold conditioned air for the climate control as it moves up and down as I increase or decrease the temperature setting. Anyway its going a bit haywire jittering back and forth constantly and making the noise; so what ever controls it isn't working properly. Anybody had
  12. Hi I've just had the same warning lights too. My Maxiscan MS509 OBD2 scanner was not able to read the ABS fault so changed the rear brake bulbs (as I had some spare) and this didnt sort the problem. I then took it to my very trusted garage and it turned out to be a faulty Yaw Rate Sensor, which they had to order from Mr T at £220 plus vat! On my 2004 1.8 tourer the sensor is located under the trim behind the handbrake lever, between the two front seats, and was a pretty easy swap. I imagine mega bucks could be saved sourcing from a breakers and fitting yourself.
  13. Really sorry its been a while since I logged in to the site. The mechanic that sorted my steering column knocking just said that he had tightened a loose bolt higher up the column that wasnt related to the bolts he'd changed as part of the recall and didnt elaborate further. Everything is still excellent and knock free.
  14. Hi I have a 1.8 petrol 2004 Avensis Tourer T4 and think its excellent, with 2 young children (5&7) it has no problem carting around everything we need. The only thing I would say is that they can get through quite a bit of oil so make it a monthly check. I have just renewed my insurance for £300.00 including business use. thanks Bryan
  15. Hi Received my letter last week and have just had the recall work done. This may be of interest to some of you: I have had a knocking along the steering column for about 4 years when driving over uneven surfaces and have been to Mr T a couple of times to investigate who have suggested (rather than actually knowing) that I might need a new steering column or steering rack. I have also asked for advice on this site and members have been very helpful suggesting having the steering rack bushes checked and the column regreased. However I didnt get the problem sorted and so had high hopes for this r
  16. Hi All I have a 2004 T25 with the built in turn by turn sat nav in the top of the dashboard. Has anybody had a go at upgrading this system to the in-dash flip up screen version as it looks like quite a modular unit. I guess the box under the drivers seat would need changing too. Would the correct wiring harness be there? Or is this a completely insane idea? I have already upgraded the radio/cd to a an excellent double din multimedia system so I do not want to replace that bit. b
  17. Hi All I have lost one of my black keys (still have the other) and would like to replace it as obviously it will be a disaster if I then lose the remaining one and need the ecu changing. Mr T has quoted me £98 to replace and £54 to recode off my remaining key, is this a reasonable price or has anybody had experience with a more simple, cheaper alternative route that I can take? thanks
  18. Hi, I had exactly the same problem - steering wheel wobble at 75-80mph. This did not start when new tyres were fitted but during a motorway journey so I assumed that one of the balancing weights had fallen off. I had the balance checked twice and although they were out the first time around the problem did not go away (done at different garages - although both garages pointed out their machines were only calibrated up to 70mph). Also had the three steering rack bushes checked (as a recommendation from this forum as this can be an issue) however they were fine. Finally checked that the front di
  19. Hi Has anybody else fitted one of these? I have on my 1.8 avensis tourer and am getting better mpg
  20. Ahhhhh, Pat2u you are on the right lines:......After finally confessing to my wife that her iPad is trapped in the car, she has told me that when she bought the car from Toyota she complained that the glovebox door was badly marked and a nice man took one out of another car and fitted it there and then....... Mr T's position is that if the key was able to lock it, it should be able to unlock it Will update how difficult it is to get into locked glovebox without the correct key!
  21. Thanks for the pointers cmia, does anybody have experience of changing the rack and pinion bushes? If so how much and/or can you do it yourself?
  22. Yes that is why I have stated that I am not using the grey key - because I know it wont work, I wanted to avoid people advising which key I should be using! Ok lets be clear, I inserted a master key and turned it one quater turn clockwise to lock, I removed the key. When I wanted to unlock, I inserted the same master key but it will not let me turn anticlockwise to unlock, it is like I am using the wrong key Any suggestions?
  23. Hi All, Today, for the first time ever, I decided lock some valuables in the glovebox of my 2004 avensis tourer....all went well unil I tried to unlock it! Am not trying to use the grey key just the master one. Any ideas how to get open? Is the lock tailored to the specific ignition key of the car or is its operation generic? thanks Bryan
  24. Hi, I have a 2004 avensis tourer withthe same issue, fine on the road but feels like something is going to shake apart on uneven surfaces, with vibration through the steering column. Am about to muster the courage to take it to the garage will keep you posted if they find anything
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