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  2. Hello, Has anyone found a head unit replacement for a 2019 Grande that has Android Auto / Apple Car Play and keeps all the cameras ? Reverse/360 etc.
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  4. I've received some emails in regard to this topic, and I thought I would help anyone out in the same position. I was able to find the files online, here is the link to them: files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1n6QR7JRQjOYa9v2dxi3ZmP7pNiON7svw?usp=sharing. I actually ended up actually not needing them, so I am unsure if they 100% work. But, I'm pretty sure these are the files that are required for the media player - as I've done this to my Prius before. Please let me know if they work!
  5. Normally leather doesn't come away like that without some form of human intervention, but you are fortunate in that there is a solution. Have a look online and you'll find a multitude of leather repair tutorials, videos and repair kits. Take your pick.
  6. Has anyone experienced their drivers seat splitting? If so, what have you done to rectify it? Any advice is appreciated. 2017 Prado VX.
  7. Another thing comes to mind just thinking a bit more. Is it possible your transmission could be short of fluid perhaps and slipping. I'd look into when and if the trasnmission has ever been serviced too. Could be bad fluid or low on fluid. This aside, the 2GR does have quite substantial torque so breaking traction is pretty easy to do, especially it being a front wheel drive car.
  8. Plenty enough I reckon too. The CQuartz is like the icing on the cake. Keeping it clean is so much easier when it has a decent sealant on it. That's good to know for the generic range because it can be a crap shoot from the junk that comes from China. Some people are reporting various issues with software, functionality and even radio reception. How frustrating that would have to be and the people who make these junkers could care less. If I had the time, inclination and money, I'd invest in a name brand for total peace of mind. Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer are the pick of the bunch. I purchased the Techstream system from an ebay seller and got stiffed. He turned out to be a crook. Paid for it, sent me a fake tracking number and never heard from him after a few messages and never saw the item. That was around 6 months ago or more now. He's a guy who operates out of Israel, ships from China and went by the name of 'feldman'. Got the old lip service for a short time then poooft, then he took the vow of silence.The dirty dog has most likely started a new user account as I can't find him under that name anymore. Ah the joy of Ebay.
  9. Yep - there’s not much point in pushing harder on Sebastian’s paint. I’ve left a decent amount of deeper swirls and marring as well as the scratches. He’s now probably typical in terms of paint damage for his age, but with a really good clarity so the various metallic flakes sparkle in the light. It’s got two heavy coats of CQuartz over it now. There’s not much else to be done except be on top of the coating maintenance. But enough on the body. I’m currently getting my head around a glitch in the climate control system, but I would say I’ll just fire the parts canon at that - it’s either the Fan, or the controller. I wouldn’t mind a a control panel with less wear on some of the buttons and it does have to be stripped for the LED conversion. The other to and fro is the headunit. On one hand there’s a couple of Joying units that could be fitted and work. Joying are one of the better aftermarket integrated units if only because their base specs are generally higher. The other hand is waiting for some normalcy in aftermarket units to return. I’d been looking at the Kenwood DMX820WS specifically, but I’m also wonder that maybe giving up on the 200mm fitment and going for an Alpine ILX407A and pairing it with the (US sourced) CANBUS interface to do the one screen vehicle configurations that the factory unit does would be cool. That said I can always use Techstream for config and do I really need the A/C settings appearing on a screen directly above the AC controls?
  10. Has anyone remapped a 2AZFE edu? I'm having trouble....been told it can't be done!? Need someone who can have the solution to tuning a 2AZFE auto transmission! Been told there may be CAN BUS issues?
  11. From what I am seeing in the promo infor, Toyota has gone back to a six stud wheel pattern on the 300 Series....hmmm, that's annoying!
  12. Hi, I have a 2008 Camry and my mate has a 1994 Camry with a factory tow bar that he is scrapping. Is it possible to swap the tow bar from the '94 onto the '08, will it fit? Cheers.
  13. Funny to see someone else having this issue recently, when there seems to be so little info available of people having a similar thing. My 08 is doing the same thing, somewhere around 5k rpm under load (havent tested in neutral or low load yet). It stops as you rev higher, only lasting about 0.3-0.5s as the revs climb. Sounds like its time for me to hit up a toyota mechanic as well.
  14. Thanks for the advice Ashley, I will pursue the feedback mate....legend, have a great day!
  15. Hopefully, you have got the owners manual and a recent service history. Main items to check is that the rear VVTi oil line has been replaced with a full metal version and that the oil cooler hoses have been replaced with a metal piping version. There are threads on this Forum that cover each of these items and some posts can be confusing because they mix up these 2 separate issues. A quick check of the colour of the engine oil will give you an idea of whether an oil change and oil filter cartridge change is due now/soon e.g. @ 120K. You mentioned brake shudder so a thorough check of the brake pads and rotors would be a priority. A check of the condition of the brake fluid will determine whether a change of brake fluid is required now or can be checked again at the next service. If the automatic transmission fluid has not been changed [check service history] then highly recommend getting the ATF changed either using Toyota ATF [WS specification] or Penrite LV ATF which is a full synthetic ATF. Also it is normal operation for gear changes to be more in lower gears until the engine and coolant have warmed up. Once that has happened, gear changes should be smooth and not that noticable. Gear changes are can be smoother after the ATF has been changed. Original double iridium spark plugs have a lifespan of 160-190K kms. When I replaced my spark plugs, I also replaced the ignition coils. Recommend using a quality known brand full synthetic engine oil e.g. Penrite, Nulon, Shell, Castrol etc. Refer to owners manual for the oil viscosity e.g. 5W-30. I will also use 5W-40 particularly in summer months for better engine wear protection especially when doing road trips. Your estimated annual driving of 30-35K is about 2-3 times mine so your oil change interval can be extended potentially up to 10K if using a full synthetic engine oil and a genuine Toyota oil filter cartridge. The 2GR-FE engine can be prone to oil sludge so regular oil changes with a quality engine oil are essential. Also the 2GR-FE engine has a timing chain and regular oil changes to remove the decominated oil is a good preventative measure. With regards to the power steering, I replace the fluid in the reservoir annually. How long the water pumps last can be a bit of a lottery. I replaced mine after 200K but I bought my Aurion used at 160K. My pump did not leak but became noisy when I started the engine one Saturday morning. Other posts on this Forum indicate the pump failing and leaking unexpectedly. Another member has recently replaced the water pump as a preventative measure. What I was doing was to replace the cooling fluid in the reservoir and cleaning any residue out of the reservoir. A check of the condition of the coolant will indicate whether it is due to be replaced. This may not be applicable to yourself because when the alternator was replaced, the radiator could have been drained and removed.
  16. Hi all, I think I just picked up a bargain, a 2008 Presara, GSV40R V6 (200kw) with ~118000kms on the clock. It seems to drive quite nice, but I'm not sure what to do around this type of mileage when it comes to servicing? I would like to get it serviced and thoroughly checked over by a mechanic but not sure what to ask them to check for. I would like to spend some bucks on it to ensure reliability for future driving as I do a lot of kilometres every year (30-35k per year). I feel that the suspension is a bit tied, the front discs seem to be warped as there's a bit of shudder under braking, wondering what an automatic trans service would do because I think that the previous owner towed with the car as when its cold it holds on to gear change a while longer before changing, would full synthetic in the trans be any good? Should I be looking at changing out the plugs as full economy with 98ULP varies around ~11lt to 100km? It's not blowing any smoke that I can see, or leaking anything on the drive, but what type of motor oil should I be using in the engine? Is upgrading any of the filters make a difference in performance and economy? Does it need a timing belt change out not knowing when or if its been done? What are the water pumps like on these cars, usually, in previous cars, I would be replacing them around 120-140km mark, is there any tell tale signs that I may need to doe this? How does the power steering go, sounds a bit noisy when in full lock both directions when in operations....is there anything else anyone could share with me before I book into a mechanic...I've already done an alternator, and that was an experience, expensive too (just short of $1000). Any news would be greatly appreciated team. Thanks.
  17. I'd be asking well north of 30k, with 4500km this is an extremely rare example and worth holding out for the right buyer.
  18. Yes I just noticed the dusty foot print on the mat! Open for offers - have listed it on Carsales.com.au for $22k - the adverts is "awaiting approval" - seems they dont know what a TRD Aurion is! Shannons want to auction it. I will just see what the feedback is.
  19. Probably just a sticker added to the complete engine/transmission assembly before it gets installed in to a chassis. Nothing different about the engine itself, let alone the valve cover. Just like how there won't be a different bonnet for every variation of the emissions system sticker
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  21. A bit unusual having Toyota sticker the rocker cover for each tranny designation. Does this also mean that the rocker covers differ for both manual and auto transmission cars ?
  22. Car looks great. Will look even better with a professional paint correction/detail. Have you decided on the price yet ??
  23. Here is an attempt to post sime pictures - lets see if this works..
  24. As I mentioned on Toyotanation, the 4A/T means 4-speed automatic transmission. And a similar sticker on an AE82 showing what a manual one would look like
  25. My thoughts exactly Tony! Where I was, we were getting anything from about 20 cent sized to around golf ball size consistently. It was a huge relief not having major damage and having to go through insurance. Another bonus was that my parents house wasn't damaged as well considering the last major hail storm we had back in 2015 caused all sorts of issues.
  26. It's possible you've shorted a fuse somewhere whilst you were in there. Did you have the power on when you were wiring it up ? Check all the fuses in your car. Not sure which fuse would be responsible for the issue at hand, but I'm sure you've popped something.
  27. Unfortunately there is no option to fix the screens. Once it's damaged, that's it and you'll just have to replace the whole head unit. As Robert mentioned, I'd chase a replacement unit from the used market.
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