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  1. Scott is right; in addition, if you look at the upper side of headlight unit, there is written HAL, so this headlight is designed for halogen bulbs, other light source is not acceptable.
  2. I'm sad for you're selling the beautiful Auris, but I hope you'll buy a Toyota in order to be in touch again. Good luck!
  3. With a flat screwdriver press a capture in the middle of connector then take connectors apart. B pillar connector remains in its place, and other one in your hand.
  4. Tap the wires and route them through two empty connector holes.
  5. Mine (2008) has a connector inside the B pillar, there are wires for rear speakers, central locking and electric windows; inside the door I didn't have any wire for speakers, fitted new ones. Yours I don't know where the speakers wiring from player ends. I'm sure that you'll find them.
  6. Black and yellow - rear left, red and white - rear right, same as all Toyotas. Identify these wires inside the B pillar and route new wires through grommet for new installed speakers.
  7. Hello Tavey, I am seeking for your help once again.I managed to dismantle the speedo using the information you gave me, but because I am a rookie in the electronics field, I am not sure where to solder the wire you told me to!I am attaching a photo and I believe that I should solder the wire on one of the four large contacts,am I right? Sorry to bother you again,hope for your understanding.  


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    2. panbits


      Finally,the project is done!Although it was a bit tricky for me to find the wire from the steering wheel to the clocks connector, but with a little to be honest, everything worked out fine.Thank you for your patience and for sharing your knowledge with me.You are the best!

    3. panbits


      I meant... With a little luck! 

    4. tavy


      Well done ! I'm glad to hear that. Have a nice day !

  8. Hello Tavey, I am hoping for your help.I own a Toyota Auris 2011 diesel originally equipped with the non-optitron meters.Recently I decided to replace it for the optitron meters and although everything works perfectly fine, the display button on the wheel does respond!I used the old meters once more for a check and the display button works fine, but when I used the optitron again it wouldn't respond! Any ideas? Thank you in advance. 

    1. tavy


      Hi Panos ! The steering wheel DISP button doesn't work with optitrons because optitrons does not have a pin for external DISP switch, you have to add it. In order to do this, you have to dismantle the clocks; remove the clocks backside cover, then remove the glass, remove both LCD displays (each of them is fixed with 2 screws) and take the needles out, slowly rotate anticlockwise and pull out in same time. Finally, remove the dial and now you can see the contacts for both buttons, DISP and ODO. Now you easily see where an external DISP button wire (only one, active wire, not other one, that is connected to ground) can be soldered; put anything back and now you have a wire for external DISP button. Then identify the DISP button wire at your existing clocks connector (with an ohmmeter, the DISP button puts its active wire to the ground when is pressed), cut it near connector and reconnect it to new DISP wire at your optitrons; surely will work. Goog luck !

    2. panbits


      Thank you very much for your time and your help.I will try it and I will inform you for the results.Thank you once again. 

    3. tavy


      You're welcome; good luck again !

  9. If all the windows are completely close before removing battery terminal, you won't need to reset the windows module.
  10. Then must be at least one pressure sensor damaged, or their battery depleted. I inflate my wheels with nitrogen, in this way there's no difference in pressure between warm and cold weather.
  11. tavy

    Back lights wiring

    It must be a faulty reverse lamp switch. The switch is located at the upper side of gear box, under the air filter (you have to remove it first). Take its connector out, put a bridge between its pins (red and green wires) and check whether bulb lights up or not, then replace the switch. Of course, first solve the problem with back lamp connector.
  12. You have a permanent plus there, not fused; use a flat terminal connector, 6mm.
  13. The chain must be changed when chain tensioner is damaged; you can recognize this when the engine sounds like a diesel. May this never happen in your engine lifespan.
  14. I fitted this adapter: USB and AUX socket are installed here, nearby mirrors switch: very good sound quality, same as a real CD changer.