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  1. Hi all, Had my toyota diesel tourer just over 4 months now........ well ... central locking ..drivers side froze up ...but it was really cold. Still no joy with Power Heater switch . Misting up still seems worse than everybody else's car and still can't find any leaks .... roll on summer .... Can anyone confirm if this device will work on my vehicle 2005 Avensis Tourer 2.0 D4D I have read this thread http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=95970 I dont mind losing my sat nav but will head unit still operate with this device?? Surely someone must have fitted it. Regards.
  2. Could the switch in the pic not be for mirror heaters or is the switch for such elsewhere - just guessing??:) Tried the mirrors - no heat , unless I have a fuse out, or they simply dont work.Not standard spec on this model. Have got wiring diagrams but dont want to spend ages tracing wires ,thought this switch may have been a standard fit that others also have on their vehicles. The symbol on switch in question is similiar to the heated rear screen switch , so would think it must be some kind of heated circuit. Regards.
  3. Hi , have tried operating the switch under the conditions the handbook says but cannot find any difference in heater output if i do have this 'Power heater system ' fitted to my vehicle. There does not seem to be anything unusual in the engine bay either. Thought there may be a possibility of me having heated seats (but not working) and this switch was used for that circuit. Does anybody's Avensis have this switch fitted or is it just a blanking plate where mine is. Regards
  4. Hi All, Had my Avensis diesel tourer a few months now ,but have still not found what the switch on the far left of the photo operates ,my handbook says its a Power Heater switch but nothing happens when I swich it on , no relay operates , no difference in engine load can be heard. Someone else must have this switch fitted , any ideas? Regards
  5. Hi, I also have recently purchased my first Toyota , an Avensis 55 plate diesel tourer. Last week , now the weather is getting colder , I also found my car's interior heavily misted up after finishing work and had to run the engine until it cleared so I could see where i was going. Today it misted up again whilst the sun was on it , and I left the rear windows open to clear it .This problem normally means - a water leak somewhere !!!!!!! -but as yet everything appears dry. It does mist up if I have had the air-con on and then go back out again ,but I am talking about all the windows misting up whilst the car is parked. I will keep you updated. Regards.
  6. quote name='IrwingBronze' date='Oct 6 2009, 10:17 PM' post='935424'] Hi All, My Avensis has Single CD/Tuner Model NO W53905. Does anyone have any diagrams / photo's showing output sockets etc on this model. Regards Well no replies ,so have had a go myself. Here are a few photo's showing how to remove the CD Head Unit ,apologies for quality of shots taken off my phone[ Photo 1 & 2 shows how to remove the trim that covers the top screws holding the head unit ,open the glove box and carefully lift the trim starting at the end underneath the air - vent,you will have to remove the electrical plug to the immobiliser l.e.d. at the other end and move it out of harms reach. Photo 3 Next unscrew gear lever knob and square chrome trim that covers the gear lever gaiter staples,then gently lift trim from the back of the gear lever ,again you will have to disconnect the lighter plug socket.Move trim away. You will now see 4 10mm bolts -2 top -2 bottom remove these but be careful that the top two dont drop , I used a magnetic pick-up tool.(Photo4) The whole unit will now pull forward several plugs including the aerial lead will have to be disconnected to completely remove the unit. [] Photo 5 & 6 shows rear of unit ,yes there is a spare outlet its the second from the right , but there is nothing to tell me what it is . Does anyone else know? ,my search continues. Regards
  7. Hi All, My Avensis has Single CD/Tuner Model NO W53905. Does anyone have any diagrams / photo's showing output sockets etc on this model. Regards
  8. Hi I am considering doing cambelt change myself and have joined this forum hoping to get some detailed info. Having trained as vehicle Technician when I left school I have necessary tools and equipment and have done cambelts on several of my cars( i don't like being held to ransom when car is at garage and would prefer to do job myself if it is possible ) Have got relevant workshop printouts, but would like to know if holes in bottom pulley are threaded to accept bolts for the puller & would universal puller kit like Machine Mart sell do the job? Also is it possible to remove starter motor and lock flywheel ring gear ,so crank pulley bolt can be undone. OR ,could it be undone or "cracked" with an air gun. Regards Hi Irwing Bronze, the holes in crankshaft pulley are threaded [8 mm] but the holes go quite deep before the threads start. The puller you need should be of the sliding pin type,only small but quite strong because the pulley is very tight. You do not have to remove starter motor, it is not necessary if you put car in 5th gear and have someone apply foot brake [that's the way I did it without any problems] the crankshaft pulley bolt is tight but no problem if you use a strong arm. If you need any more help or advice do not hesitate to contact me as I have just done this job myself very successfully and saved myself a good few quid. No doubt speak to you soon,Regards,Paul. Hi,again not sure what you mean about the puller - this is the one i think will do the job http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/...-and-seperators Tried that method you said Re:crank pulley removal on a Honda Accord once but could not budge bolt ,then found out there was hole to allow flywheel ring gear to be locked up with lever,no problem this method. How was the removal of auxiliary belts ,took under-tray off mine today ,look like simple bolt tensioners? Did you remove any heater/glow plugs to allow easy engine turnover? How visible are the line up marks ,once the new belt is on ,there isn't a lot of room down side of engine is there. One more thing my local Toyota dealer quoted me £205.00 for just belt replacement (all inclusive parts,labour,vat) and said normally nothing else needs to be changed,but you never know where cars are concerned. Regards Hi, yes that puller looks fine -use the 8mm bolts. The big bolt on the crankshaft is 22mm and quite doable using that method. The auxillary belts are simple to remove. On the top one [power steering] loosen the single nut in the centre of the tensioner pulley, back the pulley off and then remove the belt[mark the direction of travel so it can refitted same way]. The bottom belt [alternator drive] has it's tensioner to the left of it and you simply turn the bolt on the tensioner clockwise to take the tension off because it swings round on a cam. You may have to remove this pulley wheel later to enable the removal of the bottom timing belt plastic cover. I didn't take out any plugs to be able to turn the engine it turns quite easily with a half inch drive ratchet and extensions [only tight on compression]. The timing marks are clear but because you will be working in an awkward area it is advisable to make your own, I did. Also you will have to remove the power steering pump because one of the securing bolts also secures the engine mounting bracket, which of course also needs to be removed [two of the bolts on this are difficult to see, best from underneath]. All of the toothed pulleys on my car were like new I don't suspect yours will be any different. Whatever the price quoted by the garage you will be saving if you do it yourself. If you need to speak to me again you know where I am. Regards,Paul. Hi Paul, Thank-you for quick reply and info.At present I have another 5500 miles to go which should take me well into next year,so i am going to see how this avensis is - reliability wise and maybe attempt it next year - watch -this - space ,thanks again. Regards
  9. Hi I am considering doing cambelt change myself and have joined this forum hoping to get some detailed info. Having trained as vehicle Technician when I left school I have necessary tools and equipment and have done cambelts on several of my cars( i don't like being held to ransom when car is at garage and would prefer to do job myself if it is possible ) Have got relevant workshop printouts, but would like to know if holes in bottom pulley are threaded to accept bolts for the puller & would universal puller kit like Machine Mart sell do the job? Also is it possible to remove starter motor and lock flywheel ring gear ,so crank pulley bolt can be undone. OR ,could it be undone or "cracked" with an air gun. Regards Hi Irwing Bronze, the holes in crankshaft pulley are threaded [8 mm] but the holes go quite deep before the threads start. The puller you need should be of the sliding pin type,only small but quite strong because the pulley is very tight. You do not have to remove starter motor, it is not necessary if you put car in 5th gear and have someone apply foot brake [that's the way I did it without any problems] the crankshaft pulley bolt is tight but no problem if you use a strong arm. If you need any more help or advice do not hesitate to contact me as I have just done this job myself very successfully and saved myself a good few quid. No doubt speak to you soon,Regards,Paul. Hi,again not sure what you mean about the puller - this is the one i think will do the job http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/...-and-seperators Tried that method you said Re:crank pulley removal on a Honda Accord once but could not budge bolt ,then found out there was hole to allow flywheel ring gear to be locked up with lever,no problem this method. How was the removal of auxiliary belts ,took under-tray off mine today ,look like simple bolt tensioners? Did you remove any heater/glow plugs to allow easy engine turnover? How visible are the line up marks ,once the new belt is on ,there isn't a lot of room down side of engine is there. One more thing my local Toyota dealer quoted me £205.00 for just belt replacement (all inclusive parts,labour,vat) and said normally nothing else needs to be changed,but you never know where cars are concerned. Regards
  10. Hi I am considering doing cambelt change myself and have joined this forum hoping to get some detailed info. Having trained as vehicle Technician when I left school I have necessary tools and equipment and have done cambelts on several of my cars( i dont like being held to ransom when car is at garage and would prefer to do job myself if it is possible ) Have got relevant workshop printouts, but would like to know if holes in bottom pulley are threaded to accept bolts for the puller & would universal puller kit like Machine Mart sell do the job? Also is it possible to remove starter motor and lock flywheel ring gear ,so crank pulley bolt can be undone. OR ,could it be undone or "cracked" with an air gun. Regards
  11. Hi All, already made a few posts ,but looking at all the sub-sections should I post in the Avensis Club Forum or Toyota Workshop Forums. Regards.
  12. Hi All, Owners manual mentions this, I have the symbols on the steering wheel , but get no buzzer when it is pressed ,works Sat Nav display in other mode ok. Is this an option. Regards
  13. Hi All, this switch is as described in my Avensis Owners manual. What does it do? Is it any good? Regards
  14. Hi all, heres my first question - Has anyone fitted sony cd boot changer/ connects 2 to a W53905 unit. Fitted this unit to my Passat ,it worked great ,the Connects2 adapter for my Avensis says its for non sat model,would like to know if it is possible to connect it ,I dont mind losing the sat-nav. Regards.
  15. Hi All, Just like to say hello , as i have joined this forum to help me get advice & info about my recently purchased 2005 Avensis 2.0 D-4D T3-S with 114500 miles on the clock.. I have owned several Japanese cars in the past (Honda & Nissan) ,but this is my first Toyota. The car it is replacing is a 1998 VW Passat 1.8 Petrol that I have owned for the last 5 years , which apart from a few problems , that i sorted myself is probably the best car I have ever had and this Avensis at present has got some way to go to beat it. Every new car has its good and bad points and although the Avensis has done a lot more miles than my Passat , it is the newest car I have yet to own. I'll be posting various questions , might even post some answers. Regards .
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