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Q.S.

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  1. You could well be right. After going into settings to check out which version I was running, things improved dramatically when I exited the settings menu. Everything started working again as it should apart from, now I have to touch the lower edge of each digit/letter instead of directly on it.
  2. Thanks for the reply but it hasn’t been updated for a couple of years and has been absolutely fine up until a month or 2 ago so don’t think it’s a bug, it’s either something failing (like the touchscreen itself) or the software has gone corrupted somehow and needs a reinstall or something similar. Have tried a cold reboot by disconnecting the battery for a while but to no avail, might try to reinstall the last software/map update it had but there’s no way I am wasting money on another update if it’s not functioning correctly. Will post version when I have had a look. UPDATE. software version is 6-11-0wh map 2018 v1
  3. I have a 2015 RAV4 with Touch2 with go (plus, I think) that just recently has become very difficult to input postcodes and addresses. I think the problem is with the touchscreen itself. When I get to around the 3rd digit of the postcode, sometimes it bleeps but does not input the digit, sometimes no bleep and no digit, sometimes will go in after multiple touches and then jumps to the next screen with a short, incorrect, postcode. Anybody had anything similar? Any possible fixes? (Sat Nav works fine once I manage to get an address in) Many thanks.
  4. Had the vehicle for 6 years and not had a problem before so it’s not anything I am doing. Something definitely gone wrong with it, need to know if there’s an easy fix for it or if anyone else has had the same problem. Not worth spending a fortune on it if it needs a replacement, will try a reinstall of the last software and map update that I have, I think. p.s. Does the same thing for the wife as well, hers in the Yaris (touch with go) is no problem at all.
  5. Yes, when I can get that far. Sometimes won’t even get as far as the the space. Only started doing it in the last month or two, had the vehicle since it was 6 months old.
  6. I have a RAV4 2015 with “touch 2 with go” and just recently it has become a nightmare to input postcodes and addresses. Everything appears to work for the first 2 or 3 digits then stalls on the next digit. Sometimes the digit bleeps but doesn’t enter, sometimes does nothing, sometimes might go in after 2 or 3 touches. Absolute pain in the backside and I am not going to update my map if it’s not working right. Once I eventually manage to get it entered (can take 20 minutes, or give up trying) the sat nav function fine. All other touchscreen functions seem to work ok. Any ideas? I have tried rebooting by disconnecting the battery for a short while but was still the same. Thanks.
  7. Many thanks Geoff, had a feeling they might be smaller but hard to see them down the tubes. Will have to treat myself to a 14 mm plug socket.
  8. Can anyone tell me if the spark plugs on a 1.33 Yaris (09 vintage) are a strange size? My usual 5/8 (16mm) clip on socket doesnt seem to want to fit, maybe it's just too thick in the wall and isnt going fully down? Just wanted to pop one out to see what has been fitted. Many thanks.
  9. Phew ! All is well, the wife likes it :D Collected it yesterday as planned and she's been out with it today .She hadn't even seen it until last night, just left it to me. That way I get the blame if it's not right.
  10. I always like to fill to the max mark when cold. There is plenty of expansion room above the max mark to allow for expansion. Maybe that's what the Toyota guys are doing too?
  11. Guess from the lack of response that they don't have any common faults. Here's looking forward to years of trouble free motoring.
  12. Just bought a 1.33 Tr with 11000miles on the clock (2009, 09 plate) just 3 years old. Are there any known issues or problems that I need to look out for? Many thanks in advance. P.S. it's a manual (6 speed petrol)
  13. Have taken the plunge, just bought a 09 1.33 TR with only 11000miles on the clock. Collect it Thursday morning.
  14. Many thanks for the replies folks, much appreciated. I think we will go for a 58 plate 1.3 at the local Toyota dealership. Just waiting for a price on a Corsa 1.2 (local VX dealer) but am leaning towards the Yaris. Thanks again all.
  15. I am looking to change my wifes ageing Nissan Micra and was thinking about the Yaris as a good next motor (needs a 5 door not a 3). However, I have heard/read some downs to the later models of the Yaris so hopefully you guys can put me right. The info I have says :- that the earlier ones (pre 06) are better than the later ones. The 06 on 1.3 suffers from clutch/transmission issues and one I'm not sure that I like, the later 1.33 (6 speed) has stop start technology. Is this a good thing? does this not cause extra starter motor wear etc.? is it something that can be switched off? Any help/comments would be appreciated. If the Yaris is as good as my 02 Avensis, it will be no bother at all. Many thanks for any help. P.S. it's the Yaris v Corsa v Fiesta v Micra at the mo.
  16. I had similar problems and fitted new microswitches to it. No problems since. Have a search on ebay for the switches. A bit fiddly to replace, you will need a small needlepoint soldering iron and probably a magnifying glass.
  17. That is exactly what caused shredded belts in my wife's 1998 Avensis. The rubber is a sort of shock absorber and through time separates from the metal at the bond. Replacement is the only cure. Jim Dead right on that one. The pulley is also a T.V. (torsional vibration) damper, without this, the crankshaft would be prone to cracking. The rubber absorbs the vibrations so that they dont build up in the crank.
  18. I can do a lot of persevering for the £150 that Mr T. quoted for a new key
  19. I got a Quicklynks T 40 and it seems to work fine on everything I have tried it on, ebay item number 230645376567 or 140582522089. The first ones slightly cheaper.
  20. In case anyone is interested, I think I have found the problem. Removed the switches from the circuit board and connected back up to the battery holder and Hey Presto, no flashing from the led. Bridge out the switch connections manually and the remote works. On close inspection under the magnifier, the underside of one of the switches was coated in a sticky substance. Cleaned off the switches and the circuit board with electrical cleaner and refitted switches and all works. Going to fit some new switches and buttons while I have it in bits and hopefully, that will be that. Can only presume that there was a minute current flowing through the sticky crud that was on the switch base. Thanks for your thoughts on the matter junebug1701.
  21. My guess is that one of the microswitches is sticking on and draining the battery. Or a bad solder job could have shorted the circuit out. If you can find a replacement module for a good price I would swap it out. Checked both microswitches, they both switch off and on. Had the circuit board under the magnifier and can't see any solder problems (apart from the one I found earlier on the open switch and resoldered). Looking to get hold of a second hand key, will then use the blade and transponder chip from this key and the transmitter from the second hand one (reprogram for the locks).
  22. Avensis 2002 Remote key Valeo 433.92Mhz HM426/2000 2 button remote My key stopped working on the remote today, the led did not light when the button(s) were pressed. First thoughts were dead battery although it wasn't that old but when a new battery is fitted (or the old one replaced) the led flashes for some time, if near the car at the time the car usually unlocks and locks keep klunking intermittently. Unlock switch was a bit dodgy on its solder joints so resoldered it (switch seems to work according to continuity tester set at 200 ohms) Still the same. Anyone got any ideas why this is happening? Could try a couple of new microswitches or buy a second hand key for its transmitter but thought I'd sound it out first. Thanks in anticipation.
  23. As above but use top gear, and give it some gas handbrake hard on and let clutch gently up. If it sits there revving, clutch is goosed.
  24. Going from the title of the thread, presumably you are talking REAR pads at 10,000 miles? if so, there is either something drastically wrong or you ride around with the handbrake on. Rear pads should last twice as long as front pads under normal circumstances. Just as a point of information, you cannot wear out the disc pads by leaving the handbrake on. The handbrake works independently on the shoes in the brake drum incorporated in the disc. Fitter Sorry for the late reply but haven't been on for a while. That's not strictly true Fitter, it depends which brake setup you have. On my model, 2002 1.8Vvti GS, the handbrake works on the pads, there is no shoe setup on the rear. Like you said, some have a 'drum in disc' setup but some don't. I don't know which type is fitted to this model.
  25. Going from the title of the thread, presumably you are talking REAR pads at 10,000 miles? if so, there is either something drastically wrong or you ride around with the handbrake on. Rear pads should last twice as long as front pads under normal circumstances.
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