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  1. Do I take it you need to replace your original player. If it's a new player you require there is a replacement player available which is almost the same.
  2. A follow up to your post. I did get the clutch replaced last summer but not by Toyota who wanted almost £700. I used a local garage who I trust and has done work for myself and my sons without any bother and is highly recommended where I live.. He did the job in a morning and charged me £158 inc vat. He also replaced the gearbox oil while he was at it.
  3. Mileage you're getting is about right. I've had my Verso T Spirit 1.8 manual for 8 years now (67,000 mls). On short runs such as town driving the consumption can be as low as 28mpg which seems to be the norm, but once the engine heats up it improves vastly. If I avoid local driving and go for a run the consumption is between 40-46mpg at around 60mph. This car scores on reliability. I've just had my 5th MOT carried out on this car and once again it passed without even an advisory. Not many cars achieve this at eight years old. I do an oil change each year, along with oil, air and pollen filter. I've replaced consumables such as brakes (pads and disc as appropriate) spark plugs and tyres as required and this car has never let me down. In fifty years of motoring I've always changed my cars every 2-3 years but I've been so impressed with my Verso (the first Toyota I've ever owned) that I'm happy to hold on to it for some time yet.
  4. My 1.8 T-Spirit is now 8 years old, I've had it since new and it's now done 66,000 mls. I've always looked after it and it's still in a 'like new condition. The only job I've overlooked on it is the brake fluid and I am going to renew it. I still have a Gunson eezy-bleed tool which makes this job easier. Before I get down to this I would like some feeback regarding the bleed nipples and if anyone has had any problems in releasing them after such a long time. I will obviously do all the necessary beforehand such as cleaning and using release oil but has anyone encountered any of these nipples shearing or are they pretty good. The rubber caps are still on them so the valve part should be OK although I do have some spare nipples in my workshop if necessary.
  5. Have a look at the Saris Bones carrier. You will find out more about it on the roofbox.co.uk site.
  6. I have a 2005 Verso 1.8 vvt Tspirit which I've had from new and now has 60,000 miles on the clock. The clutch is starting to show signs of slipping and I would appreciate any feedback on the cost of having a new clutch fitted.
  7. Maybe a bit late for your reply but I haven't been on the site for a while. I have a 2005 1.8 t-Spirit which I renewed all the discs a couple of months ago and the rear was 290mm. I'm quite sure yours will be the same, however, it's easy to check without taking the wheel off. Looking at the disc through the wheel spokes hold a rule against the wheel and line up so that you can measure the disc diameter. Don't worry about being accurate with the measurement, you will clearly see whether your disc outer diameter is closer to 256 or 290mm.
  8. If you are getting video images sent to the monitors then the power side of the DVD system is OK. There is no separate fuse for the sound side.
  9. To answer your question on the LED's, all of them should light up. It may me that there is a break in the wiring between the LED's and the player. Trace this out and I'm sure there is also a plug connector within the centre console which may have come adrift. That's all I can help you with. Just some additional information. If it becomes necessary to replace the DVD player do not go to Toyota as they charge around £700. This player is now obsolete but I have just replaced mine with a similar one for under £90. It is made by C-KO and the model is DVD500U, just do a web search for best price.
  10. I've had my Verso T-Spirit from new (050. The rubber base gasket on the roof aerial is starting to perish and I was hoping this could be obtained on its own as it is easy to replace but my Toyota dealer tells me I have to buy the complete aerial at over £150. That'll be the day. Before I detach the lining to see what's involved has anyone got any suggestions for me, perhaps what to go for in a replacement. The dealer informed me this is an amplified aerial with power supply but I thought this was only on the smaller 'shark fin' types.
  11. Not sure why both monitors should show same condition but you can adjust them individually. Here are the instructions from the manual. Switch on the monitor by pressing the on/off button, that's the bottom one, then press the menu button, that's the one between the up/down arrows. You will now be on a creen that allows you to adjust brightness,contrast etc. Before you make individual adjustments you try selecting reset on this same page. Use the menu button again to select your individual choice. Wait approx 6 seconds to exit from the settings menu. If the monitor has been inactive for a long time the screen goes into sleep mode. To reactivate:- 1. Switch on the monitor 2. Wait 5 seconds 3. Switch off the monitor by holding down the on/off button for 5-6 seconds 4. Repeat these 3 steps (max 10 times) until monitor reactivates, if it does not, contact Toyota dealer Unable to give you any more advice so hope you might have some luck with this.
  12. When my verso was a couple of years old I asked my dealer if anything could be done about the pitting on a couple of my alloys. He looked at them and said he would replace them. He not only replaced the two I complained about but fitted a complete new set at no cost. He told me there was an issue at the time so it would be better to just renew the set.
  13. My original Dunlop Sport were replaced after 22,000 mls and hadn't reached the legal limit. I replaced them with the same ones and again replaced them after 22,000 mls before they reached their legal limit. I am using Michelin Energy this time to see how they are and so far good road holding. I have never had under 20,000 mls from any tyres on any of my cars. I never buy budget tyres as they are false economy.
  14. Sorry but I can only comment on my model. I do recall that when I bought mine (from new) I originally wanted the diesel model as my own car at the time was a diesel but when I took the diesel for a test drve I wasn't all that impressed. I had been used to the VW 1.8TDI engine which was a workhorse and flying machine and the Toyota came nowhere near it for performance. I settled on the petrol engine because the Verso was my preferred choice of car at the time. As I'd said in my post I'd never kept a car longer than two years and I've been driving for 48 years.
  15. Many thanks for your feedback
  16. Thanks for your reply. I've used these sites in the past but would prefer to get hold of the info on disc as I have for my other cars. Having the full info with diagrams to hand is far better.
  17. Anyone know where I can get the WIS and EPC for the Verso.
  18. I've had my Verso T-Spirit 05 Plate (petrol) since new which now has 50,000mls on the clock. Prior to owning this car I'd never kept a car for more than two years. Although one of the reasons for not buying a new car is the current financial market, the main reasons I have held on to this car is the reliability factor. My car looks as good as the day I bought it and has never let me down and I have always had good service from Toyota. The Verso is a good all rounder, a family car that converts into a van in seconds. The fuel consumption is a bit on the poor side if used mainly for urban driving (28-30mpg) but on long runs I get 40-45mpg which is not bad. My first two services were done by the dealer to ensure the warranty would not be compromised but after that I did my oil changes myself each year and at 30,000mls renewed my brake pads. I have recently renewed my tyres for the second time which means around 23,000mls per set which is good. Still on the same exhaust, never had to top up the oil between changes, neither have I had to top up the engine coolant. Renewed the wiper blades a couple of times and that's about it. Each year I keep wanting to change my car just for change sakes but my wife just says I'd be foolish and my granddaughter (12 year old) who travels every day in it just loves it and pleads with me not to change it. So, how's that for an advert.
  19. Inside the centre console just behind the handbrake. It's fairly easy to get at.
  20. Go to www.wiperblades.co.uk and you will find flat blade replacements at very good prices. I got a set of Trico blades about a year and a half ago and they are still as good as new, and they clean the screen well.
  21. Have you tried using a DVD lens cleaner disc. It may just need a clean. Sometimes condensation can also cause this.
  22. This is normal, the only way to avoid this is to rewire the player to a constant 12v supply but you run the risk of forgetting to switch the player off. As for playback through the car speakers it can be done using an FM transmitter. If you search through this forum you will find a post with detailed instructions about this. I did it and it works.
  23. Thanks for your comments so far. As for the childrens sizes, my eleven year old granddaughter is 5' 3" tall so her size is typical of a small woman, my seven year old sits in a booster bringinger her to adult height. As for seat belts, these restrain in the forward motion but there is quite a fair amount of free sideways movement. Remember that my upper body and head went from left to right with such force that I am told it bounced of the door pillar and window. Apart from the big lump on my head I have just been informed that the x-rays show I have damaged the bones in my neck. I had initially said the other car was doing about 30-40 mph as I didn't want to exaggerate the scenario but I am finding out from others that this car was in fact 'racing' along the road before it hit me and possibly travelling very much faster. There are no sensors in the rear seats just the front passenger seat.
  24. Read through all these but I'm still confused. I was travelling at no more than 15 mph while driving through traffic lights when the other driver drove through the red light on my left at what must have been about 40 mph and hit me centr on the rear passenger door. It was only because I was aware of what was about to happen that I braced myself and had I not then I reckon my head would have gone through my side window. I am more concerned of the outcome had any of my granddaughters been in the rear seats as they normally are. By sitting relaxed they would most certainly have been forced sideways by the momentum with either one of them having their head forced through the window. We buy these vehicles thinking we and our passengers are safe because we are told at the point of sale that these airbags will prevent us being hurt. This is what I find annoying and disturbing. Never mind all the technicalities, I expect these airbags to work in any violent collision. I've also got the added annoyance that the other driver has no insurance, and what's more annoying is that the police didn't check this out at the time. Because I was being treated in the ambulance I had asked them if they would get the our driver's details for me but they didn't and just let her go because as far as they were concerned she admitted liability and claimed her documents were in order.
  25. My vin number isn't among them but it does show that there was a problem at one time and just because this was detected who's to say that there hasn't been a similar problem with another batch which slipped through undiscovered. My car was recalled with the other problem in 2006 regarding the front passenger airbag.
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