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  1. I ended up taking it to a Toyota dealer, and they fixed it for me for free. Sounds like it was the black knob in the photo. They said it was a bit hard to get to. He said needed the right tools. I think he said he had to use a ratchet spanner and hit it or something..!
  2. Hi all I bought a 2005 Hiace Commuter, and need to lower the headlights to pass inspection and get rego. Hoping someone here can help me! I figure it should be easy to adjust without having to pull much apart, as you need to be able to check with the lights on etc. I found the drivers side one (eventually.. I must be half-blind as well). But it didn't have the same on the passenger side. It is harder to get to on passenger side, and different, some black part that doesn't look easy to adjust, and not sure if it even adjusts or is fixed. I also don't want to force something and break it, making it harder to pass the inspection... I've attached photos of lights so you can see what kind of lights they are. Can anyone tell me how to adjust the height of headlights on the passenger side? I'm not really very car savvy... And given it took a while for me to notice it on the driver side, maybe I just need someone to help me see the obvious... Thanks!
  3. I'm also thinking about getting one for a 97 Tarago. Any suggestions of where to get one from Brisbane, and what kind of price to expect to get one including installation? Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone. I'm thinking of buying an automatic, TCR10R GLi 1997 Tarago. It has nearly 240000kms, and I'm wondering if there are any gotchas to watch out for? And what things are there to watch out for in terms of future big costs? eg: * How many kms does the engine or transmission usually last for? I was a bit worried when I saw a few Taragos on ebay which said they needed their engine replaced at much less kms. Are there signs a mechanic can tell if the engine or transmission are on their way out? * Are there other big ticket items to be aware of? * What is the fuel consumption like? *What do you think resale value would be like in 2-3 years? BTW Currently I have an old 86 DX. It wasn't a really good buy. Bought it 4.5 years ago, and it wasn't really a good idea. It had about 262k when I bought it, and I ended up putting a new engine in about 275k, and now at 328k the transmission is pretty bad. That is why I am a bit cautious :-) Also the fuel consumption on my 86 is pretty bad. Around town we only get about 6km per litre. I'm hoping the 97 model will do a bit better... Thanks!

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