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    Auris 5D 1.6 VVT-i Prestige (T-Spirit) 2008

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  1. Yes I DO have this position in radio menu - like I wrote above. But I think it doesn't work too well. I will tweak this one a little more and see what happens. Thanks mate.
  2. OK, question. My factory fitted CD already HAS this function activated in the menu. BUT I do not find this working. I mean when I have the volume set for 10 it stays at 10 all the time no matter how fast I'm driving. I do not notice it is getting louder during accelerating as well, but maybe it is very subtle? Is it always deactivated in auris, no matter what the trim? How can you notice that the function is working (except for the increase in the volume, of course). Does it change the number on the display as well, for example from 10 to 15 when you drive faster and then back to 10 when you slow down? Or it just increases the volume but the number on the display remains the same i.e. it is 10 at the stop, then you drive fast and still says 10 but the music is louder anyhow?
  3. Should be possible to set the auto door locking on if you happen to have the toyota VSS1 (or whatever it's called) alarm system. I did the other way on my "regular" auris (I turned this function off). Have in mind that you cannot open the door from the inside when they are locked by only pulling the open lever (that's how it works in most cars I have come across). You have to unlock them first (this small black-and-red-thingamagic next to lever) then you can open them.
  4. Where it was produced, depends on the model: - auris 3D - TMC Turkey; - auris 5D - TMC United Kingdom - corolla - TMC South Africa TMC stands for "Toyota Motor Company". The above is valid for European market. E.g. auris in Australia is manufactured in Japan (or at least was), so were first units sold in Europe. When it was produced - I do not know. You can for sure check the year of production (it is encoded in VIN number as well) but as to the exact date - no idea.
  5. Yes I can see that, the link must have expired. This is a toyota's website: The New ATA, where you can find information and mounting instructions for most of the accessories, if not all. The address is: New ATA Here you have some information on the CD-changer: Part number: 08601-00911 Name: 6-disc CD changer, TM0461 Old Part Nr: 08601-00892 Description: With its six disc magazine, the CD changer offers you the potential for hours of continuous music. It locates discreetly under the seat to enable easy access while also being hidden from prying eyes. You're welcome.
  6. Yes, you're right. But please do remember that DSG is a dual-clutch transmission. That is why it is extremely fast, smooth and has good fuel economy. It is a very complex and complicated piece of hardware so the price is hefty as well. And even before you can come up with something like that and charge ana arm and a leg for it, you have to pay millions for reasearch & development. So my bet is, that as long as the MMT does sell and customers are not utterly outraged by its poor performance, toyota would sell it ;)
  7. I feel your pain Jackie888. I'd prefer a changer over my single CD player but what can I do. When I was buying my auris a multichanger was available only in one version - as a special temporary offer. Since the rest of the trim was not up to my expectations (much lower version) I decided to go for the one I own now and skipped over the CD changer. So the only way during a long trip to omit juggling with multiple CDs is to have one with a lot of MP3 files on them. But back to your original question that I did not answer previously (sorry about that): there is an original toyota multichanger (for 6 cd) that you can have more information on below: Toyota 6-CD Changer As for the price and availability, I believe you should send a private message to Parts King. This one should definitely work with original auris radio. I do not know about any other aftermarket products.
  8. Nobody knows why there is no fully automatic gearbox on auris - it's Mr T's call :) I believe that didn't want to spend to much on R&D and only worked out a small change to the regular gearbox. The semi-automatic MMT does indeed have a clutch, but it is automated. When you change the gears the clutch is being operated automatically without you knowing that (and probably noticing, but with MMT that is a different story). I believe that even more appropriate name for this gearbox would be a "manual with automatic clutch" or something like that.
  9. I believe you have burned the regular DATA CD and put MP3 files on it (just like you would do while burning a CD-R with data for use on a computer)? Auris' radio does play MP3 files so that way you can have up to about 8-9h of music on one CD. On the other hand, when you burn an AUDIO CD from MP3 files, you end up with a normal audio CD (MP3 files are decoded on-the-fly by burning software) and thus only around 21 tracks (depending on length of tracks) with around of 72min of music.
  10. Thanks aurissimo for your thourough post. In my auris the deviation between the car's speedo and the GPS is approx. 8-10 kph (speedo always showing more).
  11. No problem! And I would put stress on the word "gentle". The beeps in auris are by no means gentle. They are very annoying. I would totally agree with you if those beeps really accompanied some important warning lights. Like, I do not know, engine overheating, problem with breaks, some other vital system malfunction (like an airbag or ABS system). Does it do that? I really doubt it. It doesn't even show the tyre pressure ;) Instead it "screams" at me at moments that have absolutely nothing to do with total vehicle safety (radio on, door open when stopped, key in the ignition etc.). That is why I find those features needless and only annoying. As for the reversing beep that somebody noticed earlier - it is now almost on every lorry and/or bus. When the driver has no rear mirror and cannot clearly see what is happening behind the vehicle. It is to warn other traffic participants (mostly pedestrians) about that particular vehicle reversing. It is not for the driver to know he is in the reverse. So I found things like that a little bit exagerrated or maybe even redundant on auris. You can clearly see what is behind you. Please understand that I am totally for reasonable safety systems and additions, like I wrote before, but against those that improve safety only on paper: in manufacturer's brochures or in other advertisment jibberish.
  12. Sure. Eliminating a human being from a "thinking" process is no progress to me... It is just plain opposite. And that is exactly what all of those unnecessary beeps etc. do. Here you go, you have the sense of my previous post ;)
  13. thanks that has me thinking . but there is a manual switch to regulate the hight of the beam depending on wieght you have in the back. skid Maybe for the reverse gear sensors? Those that beep while you are reversing? I do not have those so I have no ide how the unit for them looks like.
  14. You're welcome ;) If you call making people thinking an obsolete thing in name of some strangely conceived "evolution" then you're right - I will thank for that and remain a dinosaur. A thinking one, that is. And I will wait till everybody else - going with the "evolution" will die out once their "intelligent" equipment will make them killed :)
  15. I am with supermart on this one. Those features are annoying if anything and make people angry instead of helping anybody (except for toyota to get a better grade on safety test and then market the car as a 5 star one). Don't get me wrong - a lot of features are there for our safety and they are doing it well: airbags, ABS etc. But not stupid lights and beeps. How come, 20 years ago there were no ligths and beeps about everything and still people could live and not die at every corner? Because they were using their brains. Now, all this is an artificial concern which gradually pushes people into a non-thinking region. I did something wrong or stupid? No worry, the car/oven/grinder will think for me. And the real tragedy will occur once it stops because the CPU will malfunction, sensor will break down etc. I don't like the idea of thinking for me - I can do it very well by myself. And if somebody can't than the last thing he or she does should be doing is driving a car on a motorway with other traffic participants. Tell me, where is the safety in this: - leaving your radio turned on: try to sit in the parking lot, listening to the radio and have your door open (because it is hot or you're washing your car) - IMPOSSIBLE, the beeper will *beep* you crazy; - boot or lid hatch breaks?? come on, have you seen that happening? Unless they make them so POOR quality now to cut the cost that they are worried. And once it breaks, it will fly open anyway so no lamp will help you. And when you close your door, lid or boot you can see (or check) whether it is properly closed. If not, then maybe you're not best fitted to driving a car (you have bad eyes or whatever). - leaving you key in igniton and having door open (on a parking lot)? If you had problems with that it was enough to grow a habit of ALWAYS taking keys with you when leaving a car; if not, you may forget when you parked your car anyway since you have bad memory ;) - as for the belts - it should be your responsibility (as a driver) to have everybody buckle up. Tell me, there are no LEDs or beeps on the rear seats - do you forget to fasten your seatbelts there? Or forget to put your child in the child seat (OMG, no light for that!)? If there is somebody sitting behind me, he/she has to fasten the seatbelts, otherwise I am not driving - I don't want him to crush me in case of an accident. But no light will help me with that. We are not driving a plane or a bus with 50+ people on board. There are 5 or 6 people max in a car, and 4 door max. Do you have problems looking after that? Come on... This is just a protection for companies but they of course tell us otherwise. An idea that came from across the pond. No light to fasten my seat belts? Than I will drive into the wall without them, go to the hospital and then sue the manufacturer for making a dangerous product. And I will live a rich life ever after. I don't like that very much, and hopefully I can see I am not the only one.
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