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  1. First thing, - thanks to all respondents with positive info. They gave me the confidence to do the dismantling. As mrpj pointed out, there might be different models but I think that this will help. To remove the outer cover, stand at the front side of the mirror, wriggle your fingernails into the gap between the outer cover and the black mirror surround in an arc around the outside point. Apply increasing pressure and lift the edge of the cover away from the mirror. There will be nasty cracking noises but these are only the clips giving way. I guess that these items are particularly vulnerable in today's traffic conditions and so the designers make them easy to replace. H T H. J
  2. Hi. Some careless !Removed! has recently 'clipped' my driver's side door mirror. The rear cover and the small cover containing the turn indicator bulb were knocked off. Can anyone help me with a. How to safely prise off the rear cover? and b. The correct sequence for replacement of the two covers? T I A, J
  3. Hi. My car is coming up for its first annual service. I assume engine oil and filter replacement but I'd be interested to know what else is listed. Where can I find this info? T I A. J
  4. I do very little miles, and I think that is at the root of this problem. Since I've been operating the cap occasionally, it opens ok. Sorry to have generated a false alarm. J
  5. Visited Toyota Sandhurst; Service Manager said a technician tightened something up? 10 mins approx. Seems ok now. Also said he knew of no previous history. This car is v low mileage, last previous fuel fill-up was in May. I will try opening/closing flap weekly. Thanks for links.
  6. M456an. " check also if there is a recall for your car" How do I do this? J
  7. Hi. My Yaris is c6months old. Within the last week; the outer fuel flap cover has refused to click shut. The little plastic button takes time/vibration to to extend. Has anyone else experienced this? and/or any suggestions to cure this long-term? T I A,
  8. Thanks M&J. Readers might be interested that I bought a 'Garmin' air vent mount from an Amazon associated supplier. It had a 16mm ball...............the Garmin head needs a 17mm ball! And the supplier demands return postage. (This is not intended to reflect any criticism on Amazon themselves).
  9. Hi. Is it easy to dismount and remount the 'Garmin head' from this mounting? (To hide it, while parked).
  10. Hi. I have a specific reason for not wanting to have the sat nav on top of the dash. Would it be possible to have a vent mounting above right of the mm-screen? Thoughts/suggestions welcomed. J
  11. Hi Alan. I did the job, and it looks ok, but if I were doing it again, I'd be sure to stretch the material lengthways first, then sideways. I used a 2-pack glue, a section at a time, over four or five days. So far it has resisted little fingers!
  12. Thanks both. You've provided the push I needed. Mine has come loose at the rear edge, It's going to need stretching and some strong spring clips to hold it in position while the glue sets.
  13. Hi. The fabric cover on the centre lid is coming loose, probably due to the driver's elbow resting on it. I know it isn't a massive job but I wondered if anyone had come up with a neat way of stretching and glueing? T I A, J
  14. Hi T W. Thanks for link. The significance seems to be that light green is better than dark blue, ( >70%). I hope not to see red!