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  1. Heidfirst

    tyre preference

    That's probably par for the course for the fronts on a T27 Avensis but would be very low for rears.
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    Cruise control too agressive!

    is it an oem cruise control or an aftermarket one? The car will have been built in the UK (the engine built in Poland).
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    Do you have a link for this as I can't find it (& my Google-fu usually isn't bad)? I would have thought that the "weight on wheels" switch as used by many military aircraft for e.g. inhibiting gear retraction or weapons was a simpler way. Or have you perhaps misremembered quite a lot of the details? I can fin this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Flight_2904 but it's a later Airbus, it isn't Dusseldorf & tbh it's largely pilot errors that led to it. On the other hand Lauda Air lost a B767 when a thrust reverser operated in flight ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauda_Air_Flight_004
  4. Heidfirst

    tyre preference

    I know that you probably don't have the weather down there to need the winter grip part of it's makeup but the Michelin Crossclimate is also meant to have a good ride.
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    Cruise control too agressive!

    Interesting as I am not aware of even a 2018 Avensis having an option of adaptive CC (at least in the UK) let alone a 2011 (& I had a 2012 2.2 T-Spirit - the highest UK trim level).
  6. Heidfirst

    Car mats

    Hi Darren, welcome to TOC. ☺️ If they have to be genuine Toyota parts then I suspect that it has to be genuine T dealer .... You could try Parts-king on this forum - he is Lindop Toyota parts dept. & usually gives members here a small discount.
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    Which Toyota Go system do I have?

    Hi Chris, you definitely have Touch 2 with Go then, the "low" version. As to whether you qualify for the 3 years free updates depends upon when exactly the car was registered iirc. If you had the "high" version you definitely would but iirc the "low" version only gained the 3 years free entitlement mid-summer 2016. Have you signed up for MyToyota yet as going to the e-store from that will probably tell you (there is a chance that it will show a charge until you go right through until the end even if you have a free entitlement)? If you don't have a free entitlement & are thinking about keeping the car for a no. of years you can get 3 years maps & connected services for £199.
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    Cruise control too agressive!

    Being pedantic I know, but fyi a 2011 Avensis doesn't have adaptive cruise control. I didn't seem to have the issue that you mention on my 2012 manual 2012 so maybe it is linked to the transmission & perhaps kickdown? What kind of geography is there where you drive (cc works best on the flat)?
  9. Heidfirst

    Rear tow eye location T25 estate

    yup, that is what I was thinking but so long since I had a T25 ... 🤔
  10. Heidfirst

    Touch & Go 2 Directions setting

    the sad truth these days is that the chance that your salesman will still be there come your next purchase is pretty small. Once I have bought a car I pretty much always try to do anything else via service dept. - you have a far better chance of building up a relationship with staff.
  11. Heidfirst

    Which Toyota Go system do I have?

    Given the 2016 date I would suspect Touch 2 with Go (assuming that you have satnav). The system info should help nail it - what version does it say it is running?
  12. Heidfirst

    L975epb Gt4...is This Your Car Reg?

    welcome to TOC, meirion ☺️ Good luck with getting her back to showroom condition.
  13. Heidfirst

    Touch & Go 2 Directions setting

    Sorry to hear about your problems but you have to hand it to Toyota GB's CS as that isn't a cheap part. VW etc. probably would have left you hanging to slug it out with your dealer for liability/fix.
  14. N.B. They tested H7s which I am not sure that any current UK Toyotas use (but older e.g. Avensis T25 did)? Quite possibly a fair reflection across to other fittings though as the usual suspects (Philips, Osram & Ring) are all up there. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/76760/best-car-headlight-bulbs-to-buy-2018 P.S. wasn't sure which forum to put this in so Frosty please feel free to move ☺️
  15. Heidfirst

    LED Headlight Bulbs

    Never said that they were but they are still incompatible/illegal for use with lamp units that are not approved/designed for LED (unless the bulb is E-marked & if OSRAM, Philips etc. haven't yet managed that for a straight swap replacement it is highly unlikely that a smaller company has).