Green Goddess

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  • Toyota Model
    MR2 Roadster
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    Somerset
  1. Hi, the bulb is ok, no volts at the holder. I can't hear a relay clicking in, I thought that maybe it would have one as the switch seems to be a momentary make and I assume a relay is needed to hold the light on.
  2. So the old MR2 has failed the MOT on the rear fog light. I've looked through the owners manual and can find no reference to it whatsoever. I've found a missing fuse in the passenger end of the dash but that's marked FR Fog which I'm assuming is for some aftermarket front lights. I'm going round in circles at the moment. (I'm assuming the fog light is the bottom left corner of the off-side cluster!!) So... Is there a separate fuse for the rear fog light? Is there a separate relay? What's the easiest way to check the switch? The car is not an import, there is a warning light in the dashboard display.
  3. Hi, has anyone had a go at this? I've just ordered the u/j from Mr T (£118!!) and I hope to fit it myself. All hints and tips welcome.
  4. My Roadster has two alarms, a Clifford and the original Toyota one. When I first bought the car I had problems with them confusing each other (If you locked with one and then unlocked with the other it would mean a loud minute or two with frantic button pushing to shut the things up!). Consequently I decided to not use the Toyota one. Everything has been fine, except with the odd problem probably arising from the Toyota key buttons being accidentally pressed in my pocket. The other day was ‘one of these problems’ and I finally managed to quieten the Toyota alarm down by pressing the buttons on the key (although I don’t know quite what I did!) Since then however the central locking won’t work, not even with the switch inside the car, and I’ve just noticed that the Auto function has stopped working on the driver’s window. I cannot set or unset the Toyota alarm (new battery in the key and the tiny LED in the key flashes when buttons are pressed). I’ve tried the ten second holding of the switch to reset the window problem but to no avail. I am assuming that the Toyota alarm has ‘got confused’ and hijacked the central locking and window. The small red LED below the heater switch flashes about every two seconds when the key is taken out and is off when the key is in the ignition. I think, but I’m not sure, that it always used to flash even when the key was in the ignition. Has anyone had an alarm problem? Do you know of a simple reset? Can you tell me when the receiver is for the key transmitter?
  5. My Roadster has two alarms, a Clifford and the original Toyota one. When I first bought the car I had problems with them confusing each other (If you locked with one and then unlocked with the other it would mean a loud minute or two with frantic button pushing to shut the things up!). Consequently I decided to not use the Toyota one. Everything has been fine, except with the odd problem probably arising from the Toyota key buttons being accidentally pressed in my pocket. The other day was ‘one of these problems’ and I finally managed to quieten the Toyota alarm down by pressing the buttons on the key (although I don’t know quite what I did!) Since then however the central locking won’t work, not even with the switch inside the car, and I’ve just noticed that the Auto function has stopped working on the driver’s window. I cannot set or unset the Toyota alarm (new battery in the key and the tiny LED in the key flashes when buttons are pressed). I’ve tried the ten second holding of the switch to reset the window problem but to no avail. I am assuming that the Toyota alarm has ‘got confused’ and hijacked the central locking and window. The small red LED below the heater switch flashes about every two seconds when the key is taken out and is off when the key is in the ignition. I think, but I’m not sure, that it always used to flash even when the key was in the ignition. Has anyone had an alarm problem? Do you know of a simple reset? Can you tell me when the receiver is for the key transmitter?
  6. The last time I did an oil change I was told to use a fully synthetic oil. This time the computer says 'semi synthetic' Is there a 'better' one. Whilst talking of oil, many people seem to have the dreaded high oil loss syndrome. I think perhaps I'm one of these people too. Just how much oil useage is too high? The engine only holds 3ltrs so is a frequent top up a worry? I've got no sign of smoke or leakage and the car runs well. I've not been checking the mileage between top ups but my gut reaction is that they are a bit too frequent.
  7. Can anyone help? I've had my Roadster for about six months now and I still haven't worked out what one of the switches does!! The only documentation I got with the car tells me that it's the traction control on/off switch, but mine is not tiptronic. I've blown up interior photos on Ebay and seen the same switch on other cars. It's just to the left of the steering column, it has two small rubbery swiches (one with a small 'pip' in the centre). I've assumed it's something to do with the Clifford alarm that's been fitted. Any other theories?
  8. Beware!! Mr T changed my bank 1 oxygen sensor (Over 200 pounds) and the warning light came again after about 1000 miles. I assumed that as one had needed changing then maybe one of the other two had failed. I bought a couple from the US, put them in, got the car diagnosed and low and behold - it was the first one that Mt T had changed that was showing as faulty. The man with the box then told me that he'd just been on a course and had been told that a faulty MAF could also give the error code. A quick look at a graph or two that his machine produced showed this to be the case. Maybe another , deeper look with the diagnostics is called for before you spend any cash!! Also..... HELP!! I know this is not the place to ask but how do I stop getting emails everytime a new forum is started? I've tried everything but so far no good. Help before I drown under a sea of unwanted emails!!
  9. Hi, sorry to be so long in replying - I've only just managed to find everyones replies!! Anyway it's a manual gearbox. I thought for a moment that things might have been fixed when the plugs were changed (the mechanic said he'd never seen such a gap and didn't think they'd ever been changed in 50,000 miles!!) However the flat spot is still there. Is the MAF sensor people speak of the 'thing' between the air filer and the engine? Good grief I feel dim!
  10. Hi, I've only had my Roadster for a few weeks and as I've never driven another one this may not be a fault but.... since I've had it, I've found that when changing gear I need to take my foot off the throtle for at least a couple of seconds before depressing the clutch to give the engine revs enough time to go die down. There is also a delay when pressing the throtle which means a stutter when re-applying it. The car also has trouble starting when hot, it seems to start when releasing the key. It starts well enough from cold. Any ideas? (The first day that I had the car the engine managemnet light came on and a new exhaust sensor cost me £200 so I'm trying to keep away from my Toyota garage for a little while!)
  11. Hi, I'm new and just hope that is the right place to start!!