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6 hours ago, Surfsideminer said:

As I promised. I wrapped the dash in 3M 1080 Carbon Wrap. 

 

 

Nice !

I don't have the skill for that

but  i did pick up this tip from aspec and trimmed my dash

$5 and 5 mins

sorry about the pic quality

 

 

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Anyone thinking of installing a dash cam?  Been mulling it over and something with a parking mode does appeal.  

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20 hours ago, ChittyChittyCHR said:

Anyone thinking of installing a dash cam?  Been mulling it over and something with a parking mode does appeal.  

Have got a garmin one in my ford - it works really well and stays on after you park or if it detects gforces on car like someone shaking it. Haven't had to use it but installed after two ladies walked out in front of me across a green light. Gave me a heart attack...luckily stopped in time.

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Not an accessory for the car per se but a nice little gift from the dealer. Very handy indeed if you lose keys or phone.

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On 16/06/2017 at 7:50 PM, Surfsideminer said:

I just went to the Australian Toyota Service & Repair Manuals Site https://toyotamanuals.com.au/

I did a search and they claimed to have the C-HR Manual available, paid my $16 for one day access and..... NO MANUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Kinda curious if this got resolved!  Did you get your money back or has Toyota finally issued the manual?

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I never even got a response from them and cannot be bothered putting up the money again to check.

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Just now, Surfsideminer said:

I never even got a response from them and cannot be bothered putting up the money again to check.

Fair enough.  You could ask your bank for a chargeback if you don't want to deal with Toyota over it.  A small amount of money but think of the principle! :)

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Here's a console caddy I purchased of ebay that arrived today and is now in my console :)

Bought from the same vendor that supplied the Gate slot kit so all matches

Link for any of you that may be interested

 

 

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I have ordered a full set of additional lights. It works out cheaper to buy 2+2+1, which I have done.

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23 minutes ago, ChittyChittyCHR said:

After the stereo I'm thinking putting in some LED interior lights.  Pretty snazzy.

I agree that white LEDs are much nicer than the standard yellowish lights.

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On 8/16/2017 at 9:57 PM, Surfsideminer said:

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My next project arrived in the post in September and I have been sitting on them while I consider how to do the wiring.

I contacted Toyota today and asked for a quote on the towing wiring kit without a towbar. Mark rang me back and asked what I would be doing for a tow bar, I told him that at 600kg it was not worth towing anything, however, the wiring kit would be perfect for installing some LED's in the rear. He seemed cool with that and quoted me $178 plus labour to fit.

This seems a reasonable price to me for a harness that comes all the way from under the dash through the inside of the passenger side sill and out through to the back. A lot less effort than making up a cable from scratch or buying an after-market kit that needs to be scotch-clipped into existing wiring. The warranty is also a bonus.

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This week I am having the dealer fit the Genuine Koba Tow Bar Wiring Harness, but no tow bar. 

I am going from this -V-

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To this -V-

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So that I can power up THESE!!!!! -V-

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These are running lights and brake lights and I am not sure if it is legal to have them come on with the other running lights in WA, but they are Brake lights as well.

Now if there was a blinker/brake/running light replacement I would be tempted to buy and install those since I will have blinker wiring on tap going to waste.

 

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