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  1. The only item on your list that I've heard of is no.4, the displays being in Japanese.
  2. Have you got another fob to try ? (IIRC I think the lock symbol on the dash is indicating that the alarm or immobilser is armed).
  3. Have you had it from new and has it been repaired at any time ?
  4. You'd probably stab yourself cleaning that rear end
  5. And the same in winter, with the heating on the battery gets up to it's optimum operating temperature quicker, taking warm air from the cabin.
  6. Make sure neither or both of the rear springs are broken, they tend to go with age rather than mileage. SWMBO's 2006, had a rear spring break at just over 40K miles with no signs or symptoms, just showed up at MOT time.
  7. Could it be lost in the house, down the back of the sofa, in a handbag etc. or somewhere where the buttons are getting pressed ? There was an instance of a Gen 4 locking/unlocking on it's own, turned out to be one faulty door lock.
  8. Do you have a spare fob ?
  9. Doesn't it automatically shut off the charger when it's charged ?
  10. When SWMBO had her Gen 2 one stolen we didn't even bother with insurance, her excess is £250 and the subsequent probable rise in premiums for the next 3-5 years makes it not worthwhile claiming. The replacement CAT cost her £800 fitted and warranted, at the dealers. It was an aftermarket CAT they sourced, not a Toyota one, so no waiting for parts, it was back on the road the next day. I can understand why they upped the premium David, two claims for the same thing means you're a high risk, but the amount they increased it by is ridiculous. Insurance is a big rip off these days, if you claim they claw it back with ridiculous increases in premiums.
  11. IMO Hybrids and PHVs are a safe island where lots of people are gathering at the moment.
  12. just wire it directly to the HV battery 😁
  13. If you have a window in the garage you could attach a solar charger. If you have power in the garage you could attache a trickle charger/battery conditioner like the Ctek which puts the battery on a float charge once it's topped up.
  14. Thanks for that Mick, Google produces some scary results sometimes, mostly from the US, I guess their petrol is not as refined as ours. They seem to blame the ethanol content, claiming stuff grows in it. 😯 I must admit I've never had a problem with the lawn mower, it's always started first tug after leaving it 4-5 months over winter.
  15. I'm probably getting about 10 miles per £, so the plug in would cost a third. I would be worried about the petrol going stale in the tank due to my low mileage, I only fill up once every 4-5 weeks as it is, I think I read somewhere it goes off after 3-4 weeks in warm summer temperatures.