Heidfirst

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  1. It is, Entune3 v Touch2 - hardware & software are different.
  2. I had similar thoughts. Strange that a Japanese company should not be considering the needs of an aging population more as generally they are way ahead of us re. the elderly.
  3. If they read their manual (after spending £20k +) they would know that the facilities exist. I am not saying that wishing to use a keyless entry system is lazy but if, knowing the facilities exist, they don't use them (just 2 button pushes on the fob iirc after you have locked the door) is. As I have already linked there is an improvement coming in that the forthcoming fobs will go to sleep when static - this will not cover the walk from the car to the house & hanging up your coat that you mentioned etc. but the key press sequence will.
  4. Hi Luka, welcome to TOC 🙂 If that is what I think it is (HIR2) that lamp comes like that with the plastic 90 degree mount.
  5. Toyota usually are 1 of the best of the mass manufacturers at standing behind their warranty. Typically they allow you 1 month or 1,000 miles leeway for a service. At 90k it should have had a minimum of 7 services yet has had only 5 ...
  6. Interesting, if true. I had an Avensis TS with pan roof & roof bars.
  7. In my experience Toyota range remaining typically counts down to reserve rather than empty. I don't find it an issue once you are aware of it. It is typical Toyota caution as from what I understand restarting a fuel-exhausted hybrid is not an easy "just add fuel" operation.
  8. Just so long as he is aware of possible ramifications. Small chance I know but if he were to have a crash in the meantime & they examined his vehiclle, discovered it then his insurance would be null & void & he would then be done for driving without insurance ... Actually, for those that they are required to they do. The military is not exempt from environmental legislation.
  9. I susppect that it is technically illegal to use on the road though.
  10. Heidfirst

    Techstream

    14.20.019 is available
  11. I disagree, the current implementation is fine for most people if they are actually aware of /use it - the problem is that people either don't read their manuals & know that the facilities exist or are too lazy to use them.
  12. the latest version of TIS is at https://www.toyota-tech.eu/GTS/Wizard/step2-intro.aspx The software download itself is free but you will require an activation licence - from €5 for a day.
  13. Heidfirst

    Techstream

    the latest is here https://www.toyota-tech.eu/GTS/Wizard/step2-intro.aspx but it won't be a cracked version so you would need to pay the activation licence for the required period.
  14. Toyota are not prescient (they certainly didn't foresee people using industrial grinders to just cut them off) & cat thefts were not an issue when the car was designed.
  15. I know (from similar HDD units in Avensis) but I did say £250 for what is involved which as I am sure you know now consists of: downloading a file to an USB stick (dealers can probably still order it already on a stick?), an activation code for that head unit, plugging said stick into car whilst engine is running, a bit of touch screen input & leaving it to do it's thing for 20 minutes -~1 hr (depending upon how many country maps you actually want on the car). It would be possible (although H&S may not like it) for the car to be left do it's own thing whilst the technician carries on doing something else. 🙂 & it sounds like MM19 will be able to do OTA updates.
  16. ligo (a grandfather was from near Kalamata).
  17. Ya sas, Christos! welcome to TOC 🙂
  18. MM19 is MultiMedia19 - the forthcoming infotainment system on the 2020MY C-HR & presumably Corolla, RAV4 etc. as they get updated. The current is MM17 where the first 3 years from registration as new are free. I imagine that the tilt sensor is likely to be added to new production Corollas when they get updated for new MY or 1/2 MY changes depending upon location of the CAT & if Toyota reckon that theft of it is likely to be an issue. I think that Devon Aygo may have already alluded (January?) but can't really remember. edit: Yes, some may charge for the labour (it takes time - potentially up to ~1hr for the full Europe maps, you can cut that down by only installing the maps of countries that you actually need - with the engine running), some don't.
  19. Maybe (plenty of dealers won't), but £250 for what is involved would be highway robbery!
  20. This could be the issue with the eu site "This server could not prove that it is www.toyota-mapupdates.eu; its security certificate expired yesterday." However, don't go to your device, go to e-store>maps
  21. on this 2017 TS the dealer mounted it in the n/s boot trim panel above the boot light but as Frosty has said it is often nearer the rear than that.
  22. https://www.toyota.co.uk/#/publish/my_toyota_login
  23. Have you any reason to believe that it has been fitted with a 3rd party system?
  24. well, that too - but asking the question suggests that he might not be amenable 😛