SAM LOVERS HER TOYOTAS

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  1. SAM LOVERS HER TOYOTAS

    Dashcam hardwire kit install

    Helooo RE: 2010 T27 2.0 Diesel 6 speed manual Does anybody know where i can find the fuse relating to my cigarette lighter so that i can tap into this for my dashcam as a power feed? I believe i simply need to twist the power lead coming from my Cobra hardwire kit around one leg of the fuse and it should work fine...so Cobra tell me! Thank you in advance
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Helooo Does anybody know where i can find the fuse relating to my cigarette lighter so that i can tap into this for my dashcam as a power feed? I believe i simply need to twist the power lead coming from my Cobra hardwire kit around one leg of the fuse and it should work fine...so Cobra tell me!
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Thank you so much for an indepth report on your opinion supra knight. Much appreciated. From the two options ive decided, the Cobra is a good bet, being genuine, and i wont have to worry about fuse blade sizes, and its designed for my Cobra dashcam. I shall report back once it arrives and fitted. Thank you once again.
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Guys You know these hardwire kits, are they all the same thing? Ive decided on 2 manufacturers only one has two bare end wires, black and red, whereas the other model has a black with an earthing point, and a red connected to a piggy back fuse. Im not sure which to go for rarely if i decide the hardwire route https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drivesmart-Micro-USB-Hardwire-Hard-Wire-Kit-Cobra-Drive-HD-CDR-855-835-820/311944192411?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 or https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Cobra-CA-MICROUSB-001-Dc-Adapter-Dashcam-Accessory-CA-MICROUSB-001/192572695064?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Hi Just a thought guys... How about if i were to find a lonnng usb lead that fits my dashcam and then run this frim the dashcam, through the roof liner, down the A pillar, and down a side wall some where, and let it dangle very near to the cigarette port whereby i already have a usb charger plugged in. If such lonnng usb leads exist on ebay...then its an option. Agree???
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    Sticky Handbrake Maybe ???

    Dear All I understand that ive been on this forum numerous times complaining about niggles with Aygo, i am sure you’ll agree lol, but i am not prepared to give up on my baby as i love her so dearly, she is so much fun to drive. Anyway, recent issue, from take off, my handbrake is definitely down, but the vehicle refuses to pull off...it does not happen always, maybe 2-3 times a week, once or twice on those days, its as if the handbrakes on still, once ive pulled away it seems ok but a bit of a draggy feeling. It got me thinking of my high fuel consumption thread that became quite popular, could it be because of a braking issue that im getting 250miles on a full tanker ??? Since purchasing the vehicle in jan this year, i have had fitted new front discs and pads, at the rear i removed the hubs to check condition of handbrake shoes which appeared fine so i cleaned the area up with some brake cleaner, painted my hubs, and away i went. Other than this i havent touched a thing else as far as brake issues go. Please input guys. Thank you.
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Thanks guys. For me..the running of cabling is a doddle...its the electrical connections bit that confuse me. So with these kits then, i see a black and a red wire...do these connect directly to the car battery? And i see a fuse holder, thats easy because you dont need to touch that as its in-line and just needs tucking away. But then i see an actual blade fuse...hmmmm...thats the scary bit for me...where does it go?
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    Hard wiring a dash cam

    Goood Morning Britain, I have purchased my 1st dash cam, its a Cobra incase anyones interested lol, however i would like to hardwire it in to my vehicle, has anybody attempted it and achieved this task may i ask? And if so would you be kind enough to talk me through it please. Saying that, i need to buy a hardwire kit first from some place!!! Cheers Sammy
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    AIR CON & PERFORMANCE

    Guys guys guys cheers for all the input. I think what i was trying to say, is that i didnt expect it to draw that much power, but hey ho...its worth the struggle on a hot summers day.
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    AIR CON & PERFORMANCE

    Hi guys, With the recent hot spell around, i have been using the air con more often, beautiful, very cold n cooling. However, i think i am noticing slower take offs when the aircon is switched on, it feels as if i have to put a little more power down, overall car feels very slightly sluggish, am i imagining it or is their a link between air con & performance??? As soon as i switch the air con off...hooray...all seems happy again. Interesting one this is ! Sammy
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    Fuel Consumption

    Hi All Quick update... Here is a log after a full tanker and the total miles achieved since ownership: 214.4 miles 254 miles 218.1 miles 253.7 miles And currently i have achieved 110 before dropping my first notch. I do not notice any smoke much these days that i previously complained about, but all faults aside, i honestly think my mpg are going up due to a change in my driving style...i am very light on the throttle these days, and it seems to be working...interesting hey!!!
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    Dab Aerials

    Update... Went for an Autoleads Dab AA1 aerial in the end, installed on passenger side yesterday, very easy to fit, and seems to be working fine, mass amount of choice in stations to listen to, this particular model of aerial has a 12v lead, which i decided to tap into the red live wire which comes on via the ignition, i assume by connecting this lead it amplifies the signal, i did consider tapping into the yellow wire on my iso but decided against as this would be a constant live. I shall see how it goes. p.s i swapped the red and yellow leads on the iso inorder to avoid any memory issues which i have read about, im not sure if i had a memor issue but thought id do it anyway as i cant see it doing any harm. Did i do the right thing???
  13. SAM LOVERS HER TOYOTAS

    Removing Insurance Black Box Unit

    Cheers Eygo
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    Removing Insurance Black Box Unit

    Cheers Guys eygo my dear...that pic freaks me out...cut the wrong wire and BOOM! Anyhoo...i completed the job this morning...unscrewed the self tapping screws holding the box to the pillar...undid the insulation tape...unclicked a little connector...and simply chopped straight into the wires and isolated with insulation tape and tucked it away...took the car on an hours drive and no issues...im glad. I wonder if someone out there was tracking me since ownership lol. So thats the end of that i guess.
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    Removing Insurance Black Box Unit

    Cheers Eygo I shall investigate, i feel a bit nervous though not knowing where these wires connect to, ill try to follow the loom, otherwise ill remove the box and isolate the loom.