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Hi all. I need some DIY advice. I have a 1999 Toyota Hiace LWB (my first car). According to the mechanic I need the horn replaced. I was told: 'Don't waste your money with us as this car is old. Find a horn at a wrecker and install it yourself - its under the front grill'. (-_-)
Has anyone replaced a Hiace horn? Is it difficult? Where do I start? Do I go to a wrecker or Supercheap Auto or ebay? Is it a specific horn? Is it tricky to get the grill off? Do I have to disconnect the battery?
I need this done before an interstate drive in 2 weeks. My 'mechanic' experience is DIY servicing my sewing machineI, however I feel confident and up to learning how to fix my own car. The husband is super handy (has taken apart and fixed motorbikes etc), but busy leading up to the trip and hasn't dealt with this specific issue before. He is encouraging me to get it done by a pro as he can't afford to spend all day fixing the horn and other things that need to be done.
The other things I need to sort out are: replacing the plastic surrounding the headlight and indicator. The indicator is currently gaffer taped in place otherwise it falls out. I am hoping I can save money by learning how to fix my car myself.
Hi there Toyota owners,
Would like some help replacing the aircon/heater controls in my car.
The hot/cold ratchet in the centre has had its gear teeth stripped over the years.
I pulled the entire module out and there seem to be all electrical connectors except 3 which are mechanical wires.
One controls the the fresh/recirculate while the other 2 go to the hot/cold rachet.
In order to replace the module, I need to know how to disconnect the 2 mechanical wires that go to the hot/cold rachet.
Or i need to know where these wires go to in the engine bay, so i can disconnect them there.
Thankyou very much for your assistance.
Let me know if you need any more information and I will be more than willing to provide.
Here is an image of what the control module looks like, for reference.
Hi all, here is a quick run through of my Corolla Spotivo 2005 model.
Heres a few details
2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo 5Y
Purchased January 2012 with 110XXX on the clock
Stock standard apart from lowered on king springs lows
MODS TO DATE:
Injen Cold Air Intake with Injen Pod
DIY red climate control
DIY red brake calipers
DIY JDM taillight mod
CES or Varex Exhaust system 2.5’ from cat back
3A racing pod
Tein Coilovers or S-tech Springs
DIY red headunit lights to match dash and climate control
Red COROLLA illuminated door sills
Celica engine cover
TRD sway bar
Phillips crystal vision globes
New floor mats
New gear knob
Red stitch gear boot
Red stitch leather arm rest
Sound system (nothing over the top)
BBS RS 16x8 +20 offset
The Day i bought it :D
Its first day at home
New speakers, Kenwood 3 way speakers :)
Just a small photo shoot
DIY Red Brake calipers, only took around 3 hours!
Just another weekly wash
JDM Taillight mod
and thats all so far :)
thanks for looking
hi everyone, just wanted to spred the word about the DIY topic LED door handle install,
while the DIY post (its on this site, just search DIY LED install) explains in great detail how to attach the lights it gives no real explanation on how to wire them.
i have a 2010 YRS sedan and after much testing, asking and yelling i finally figured out how to do it (insert face palm lol)
the dome light has 3 wires going to it.
i found a full yaris wiring diagram here http://www.scribd.co...ecret_password=
a blue one=constant power
a white and black one=earth
and a purple one=power switching
once you have installed the lights in each door and ran the wires to the B pillar, you need to run a power wire from the battery (with a fuse installed as well) and splice the power wire for each LED to this power wire.
once this is done connect each earth wire from the LED's to the purple wire (power switching) and hey presto!!!!
all done here's some pics
Ever wanted to have a completely black diffuser on your Aurion, but not sure about the best way to go about it? Here is one option for you to try out if you've got a spare couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon and want something fairly cruisy to do.
Total time to allow for - 2hours max (depending on humidity, conditions)
Difficulty - Easy
Firstly, gather all the supplies;
- Painters Masking tape
- Newspaper (or something similar to mask up the back of the car with
- 150-300 Grit sandpaper
- Prepsol/Wax & Grease remover and a rag
- 3M/K&H ACRYLIC Primer Grey
- 3M ACRYLIC Bumper Black
Then proceed to start masking up the back of the car around the diffuser. Depending on the environment your doing it in will depend where you want to be more or less liberal on this (wind etc can cause an upspray, possibly ending up on the boot/lights)
Start by sanding the coloured part back with 150grit sandpaper. In my case because of the finish I was after I didnt bother sanding with any higher grades. Obviously if you were after a glossy finish you would continue up. Then proceed to wipe the excess dust off with a rag and give it a quick rub with prepsol to remove any remaining road grime etc
Proceed to applying the first coat of Primer Grey. I ended up doing 3 initial light coats followed by a final heavier coat. leave 5 minute intervals between coats, or until it is completely dry (which wont take long)
Once the final coat has been left for 45mins-1hr, proceed with applying the first coat of Bumper Black. Again, because of the finish I was chasing I didnt bother to sand back the primer at all at this point.
After about 3-4 coats this is the result you will start to see. Because of the nature of the bumper black, it sprays on very thick, and leaves a texture if you don't rub it back, which is what I was after.
After the final coat has been applied, proceed to carefully pull your masking off, and you will be left with something similar to this. Much cleaner!
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