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  • Birthday 10/11/1970

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  1. HoldenBoi

    Speedo issue

    I am now the proud owner of a ST183C, a 1992 factory convertible. However, I have a minor issue, the speedometer is out (under) by around 20kph; I have purchased a corrector module & know how to connect it, I just can't seem to find where to connect it, as in, which wire on the instrument cluster connector? I have searched google with no results; I also downloaded a service manual but, it's for American/Canadian models so, the wiring is different. Any help will be greatly appreciated...
  2. HoldenBoi

    1992 Celica SX

    I agree; I only recently purchased a '92 for this very reason; give it a few years & the value will go up...
  3. HoldenBoi

    Gen 1 Avalon Boot Release

    I've had the entire glove box out & I didn't notice anything... Previous to this car, I had another which was almost identical & never had a problem with the boot release; I could be wrong but, I'm convinced it's a wiring issue...
  4. HoldenBoi

    Gen 1 Avalon Boot Release

    Yes, it only opens with the key
  5. HoldenBoi

    Gen 1 Avalon Boot Release

    Yep, everything works except the boot release & glovebox light; central locking on both the keyfob & drivers door switch are fine... I was a bit concerned with the shifter light because I replaced the stock globe with an LED which blew (huh?); when I refitted the stock globe, it still worked...
  6. HoldenBoi

    Gen 1 Avalon Boot Release

    I recently bought a 2000 model Avalon but the electric boot release is not working. The solenoid is working fine as I switched it with a known good unit, the problem is in the wiring. using the button on the keyfob gains the same result; the system registers & the horn chirps but, the boot refuses to open... All attempts to google the issue have failed. I've checked all fuses, which seem to be ok. While inspecting the glovebox release switch I also noticed there is no power to the glovebox light; are the two connected? What fuse should I be looking for? Some suggestions say "dome light fuse" which is ok & all the interior lights work... I could really use some help with this one; a link to a wiring diagram would be extremely helpful...
  7. HoldenBoi

    95 Camry Vienta timing belt

    Most mechanics recommend replacing the water pump when you do the timing belt: better to do it all at once than have to do it all again when your w/p packs it in
  8. HoldenBoi

    The STUPID thread

    For a Rolla Stivo? HAHA - Dude, I'm not planning on doing this to ANY car! I wouldn't even know what I'm looking at... I'm just asking in theory - is it possible, what would it involve, what sort of performance would you see etc etc... Are there even any cars that use such a setup? ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME & MONEY! I once saw a big block chev with twin blower setup; no idea how it performed though...
  9. HoldenBoi

    radio mounting brackets

    Your best bet is to pull one out of a wreck; not mucking around & you know it'll fit perfectly. I did this in my '96 Camry, went from double din unit to single din & a pocket, it looks factory & only cost me $10 http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?app=garage&do=view_image&id=4431
  10. HoldenBoi

    Sydney,new monthly meet location?

    The thing about this Maccas is it doesn't get a lot of pedestrian traffic, &, for Bankstown, it's pretty good. I'm all for it
  11. Does anyone know of anywhere who does wheel repairs (remove buckle from beads) around the Bankstown NSW area? I know of one place in Milperra but they want $150 per wheel (repair & repaint) &, as I only paid $100 for the set of wheels, not sure it's worth that much to get them fixed. Any input would be helpful Update: I can now get the paint & respray them myself, so now all I need is repairs
  12. HoldenBoi

    3VZ-FE Spark Plug Change

    As they say, "hindsight is 20 20", hence the need for a new mechanic. If you read back though, I was thinking injector on Sunday; should've gone with my gut & left the mechanic out of it
  13. HoldenBoi

    Your favorite mod....

    My home made, custom built Fusion sub box. I've built sub boxes before but never this good looking. I only did it to prove I could :)
  14. HoldenBoi

    Your favorite mod....

    My home made, custom built Fusion sub box. I've built sub boxes before but never this good looking. I only did it to prove I could :)
  15. HoldenBoi

    3VZ-FE Spark Plug Change

    Well, haven't I had a busy afternoon. After doing a sound check on my injectors I noticed that #3 (yes, the one under the middle of the plenum chamber) was considerably quieter than all the others so I bit the bullet & pulled it out, swapping it with it's front opposite. Guess what happened: yes, the missfire moved! So, off to the wreckers & forked out $100 for a set of injectors from a low Ks, gas powered unit. New injectors with new O rings (I'm not taking any chances, I don't want to have to do this again) & it runs like a new car What have I learned from this? 1. Get a better mechanic! (the guy I used said he did his apprenticeship on these cars & still couldn't figure it out) 2. Always remember Occams Razor - the simplest answer is usually the right one Thanks to trentmeyer23 for the input Thanks also to greycliffe for the link to the 3VZ-FE workshop manual