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    Duncan
  • Toyota Model
    Auris 150X 4wd auto
  • Toyota Year
    2006
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    Nottinghamshire

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  1. Any decent body shop will be able to repair it,I had the same happen to me 14 months ago and it was done and back on the road 24 hours later,perfect paint match,impossible to tell from before accident, Dunc. Hi Thanks for replying. If you dont mind me asking, how much did it cost and was it worth it?1 Every1 saying no point repairing as bumper prone to damage! ABZ-T2 As it was done in Cyprus I dont think the price will help,just saying that its easy to do and no difference to how it looked before the accident.
  2. Any decent body shop will be able to repair it,I had the same happen to me 14 months ago and it was done and back on the road 24 hours later,perfect paint match,impossible to tell from before accident, Dunc.
  3. :-) In a very vulgar way: I looked under the dashboard :-) Honestly, look under the dashboard, where the gas pedal assembly is, and look at the gas pedal box, you will be able to see that is the word DENSO stamped on it, it should look like in the photo bellow (sorry for the photo quality, but is made with a cell phone) Will be having a look later today,thanks for the info and the pic is fine, Dunc. Just checked the pedal mechanism and I come up with the same as you except for the last number,mine is, 11H27A00267,I assume the difference is the production line number and maybe mine came off later,so it confirms that the home models are using different parts,logistically it makes sense,but its the old story of compromise where Europe is concerned. Just found this page on the net, don't know if live links are allowed,so I,m sure a mod will alter if not, http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/why-toyot...or-denso-pedal/ Food for thought,but would think the fix is long term otherwise Toyota would be shooting themselves in the foot, Dunc.
  4. :-) In a very vulgar way: I looked under the dashboard :-) Honestly, look under the dashboard, where the gas pedal assembly is, and look at the gas pedal box, you will be able to see that is the word DENSO stamped on it, it should look like in the photo bellow (sorry for the photo quality, but is made with a cell phone) Will be having a look later today,thanks for the info and the pic is fine, Dunc. Just checked the pedal mechanism and I come up with the same as you except for the last number,mine is, 11H27A00267,I assume the difference is the production line number and maybe mine came off later,so it confirms that the home models are using different parts,logistically it makes sense,but its the old story of compromise where Europe is concerned.
  5. :-) In a very vulgar way: I looked under the dashboard :-) Honestly, look under the dashboard, where the gas pedal assembly is, and look at the gas pedal box, you will be able to see that is the word DENSO stamped on it, it should look like in the photo bellow (sorry for the photo quality, but is made with a cell phone) Will be having a look later today,thanks for the info and the pic is fine, Dunc.
  6. I believe that the issues listed above by Andy may have a lot to do with the place your car is made. I drive a 2006 JDM Auris (imported from Japan) which doesn't suffer of any rattles, the brakes are silent, the interior plastic panels are still unmarked after 26000 KM and two years of daily commuting. The demisting problems are there, but that also stands true for my wife's brand new Mercedes B 170. I also checked if my car is affected by the gas pedal recall, but it seems that my car is equipped with a gas pedal made by Denso, so I am off hook about that issue too. So it may be that quality of material used in the cars made in Japan is better than the stuff we get in Europe Romanocy,I also have a JDM 2006(oct) model and can back up all you say about the Japanese made models,similar odometer reading and still fine,so does seem that there is a quality difference between their home market and what is produced in Europe. One thing,how did you discover your pedal was manufactured by Denso, is it possible to identify the differences or have you got a site in Japan where you can input your VIN into?
  7. From experience on nissans and hondas, this is my comment. Japan domestic market used to have ( and i think it still does!) a rule which required every automaker to provide a 4WD option of every car they make ( This is to allow customers who lived in snowy regions to have a suitable vehicle which they did not require to continuosly fit snow chains or change tyres regularly) , so because of this you can find Nissan Micra's in Japan with 4 WD etc ( in this case it is an electric assist motor driving the rear wheels when the FR slip) etc etc ... I am guessing you have one of these specification, and what you will have is an auto AWD, that is that the car will have a viscous coupling to the RR and when the car detetcs slip on the Front wheels in relation to the RR wheels, it will engage the coupling and transmit some of the drive to the RR wheels. ( working very much like the Honda CRV, HRV, Nissan Xtrails and Qashqais work... ) The Auto Switch will just disconnect this function. you might want to do this during the summer, or when you are driving spiritedly, and you want a bit of "slip" form the front wheels etc, also every time it engages it will reduce the efficiency of the powetrain and use more petrol... So congratulations on having quite a unique specced car... love the white colour also... thanks for the reply,most helpful and by far the best explanation I have seen,I have noticed over here that some JDM vehicles such as suzuki swifts with 4wd(my next door neighbour has one)your comments have really clarified that part which to me always seemed odd. When I got the car I was just told"keep it in auto all the time"as the summers are dry and most of the recent winters its as I said never been seen with the 4wd icon lit up in the dash display,so I believe its not engaged.Will have to wait for a wet day and take it out and see what happens,thanks again more knowledgeable about what I drive now. Due to change it next year, I will be looking for the same spec but a 180g model,this develops 147bhp and I think I little more lively .. ;) Dunc.
  8. Netz are the retailing arm in Japan for Toyota.
  9. there you go http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trk...-All-Categories Thanks Rick,will get some picked up next time I have a visitor in from the uk.
  10. Back to batteries,Could not locate the particular battery for my fob,cr1632,the only one available was a 3v cr1620,this was the same diameter but thinner,the new one fitted due to the batt. holders external clips seem to be spring loaded and so clamped the thinner battery in position,it worked.Only thing is I expect it to last only half as long due to its lower capacity, Dunc.
  11. Pics,as requested,has a 4wd icon on the dash,never seen it light up, data says its AWD rather than just optional 4 WD,centre console has an auto switch, which has dash indication of being "on",what this does I do not know due to being of Japanese origin there is no manual and non available translated.Comments on this welcome. Roadholding is excellent,I run in the auto position,visibly no differences to euro version,except in build quality,have had none of the complaints common to this forum, Dunc.
  12. tested this model on the centre dash and it reduced its effectiveness by about 50% because of its slim size,dont use it all the time so when required I just tape the cable under the steering wheel and up the side,not pretty but better than a fine. Dunc.
  13. I have used a snooper S5-R for about a year and it picks up most things,no problems,but a problem getting the cable to it due to the depth of the Auris,s windscreen.
  14. 150 relates to engine capacity, i.e. 1500cc not bhp,would be nice as the extra weight of the propshaft does reduce the bhp by about 4 compared to 2 wd,the rear legroom deck area is not flat as it accomodates the transmission tunnel,link to spec is , http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/mod...car/?car=148643 If you still want photos I will hunt some out, Dunc
  15. meant to add ,mine is a panasonic cr1632 3 volt cell.
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