Vettori

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About Vettori

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  • Birthday 12/18/1983

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  • Toyota Model
    RAV4
  • Toyota Year
    2009
  • Location
    Victoria
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  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000

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  1. In my experience if you get the Automatic version it will read the information from the ECU correctly so no additional programming is required for accurate consumption etc. As far as 'other' settings are concerned most of those can be changed by the settings menu on the cluster itself ie, l/100, km/l, language etc. The cluster I installed as per the video is a kmph variant and doesn't have MPG as an option in the setup menu. However the alternate I have is a manual gearbox version from the UK which had kmph and mph and included mpg in the settings menu. The manual cluster however did not display consumption correctly. If you're using the correct cluster for your transmission then you will only need to have the ODO programmed to reflect accurate kms.
  2. I know its been a while, but I only just got around to finishing this project. As previously mentioned pin# 18 is the pin controlling the display options on the cluster for the steering wheel controls. However this was not included in our factory harness, so you will need to run an extra cable from the plug to the spiral cable and match it up with the pinout for the steering wheel controls (Sounds scarier than it is). The biggest issue I had was that the cluster I had (pictured above) was for a manual. So the AVG fuel consumption, range etc was all reporting incorrectly, I've now replaced it with an automatic version of the same type and economy etc is now all working as expected. For those wanting to go the full hog, you will need; - Type B cluster to suit your vehicle (Auto/Manual) - Steering wheel with media buttons. The one I am using is from the UK version of the RAV4 which is the same as the 2009-2012 Corolla in Australia. The local Corolla ZRE controls were mostly missing the phone and voice buttons but the display button is present on the right side. - Cable to run from the cluster to the spiral cable For those wanting the cheaper alternative you will need; - Type B cluster to suit your vehicle (Auto/Manual) - Steering wheel controls from US market RAV4 Steering wheel. This option will leave you with the original and dare I say more 'bland' wheel). - Cable to run from the cluster to spiral cable The main difference in cost is going to be the entire replacement and importation of the steering wheel/controls. If you don't care about the more 'sporty' wheel then scoring some US controls that include the display button will be cheaper. Unless of course you can score an entire wheel/button from the local corolla cheaply. Quick Video showing it installed. https://youtu.be/BSBTbpZlU90 For some reason range didn't work until the tank was topped up.
  3. OK! So Toyota have finally confirmed that the DISP wiring needs to come from the Spiral Cables E10 plug and is Pin 3. On the RAV4 cluster side it needs to be Pin 18. I've also been able to confirm that Pin 18 on my installed cluster does not terminate anywhere as it has a physical DISP button on the cluster itself. Evidently the alternate EU cluster type is the one that supports this feature and is displayed below. As you can see this alternate version does not have the physical DISP button like the other one. C̶u̶r̶i̶o̶u̶s̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶i̶g̶i̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶A̶u̶s̶t̶r̶a̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶l̶u̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶d̶o̶e̶s̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶P̶i̶n̶ ̶1̶8̶ ̶w̶i̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶u̶p̶.̶ ̶S̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶u̶r̶i̶o̶s̶i̶t̶y̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶g̶o̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶p̶l̶u̶g̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶l̶a̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶p̶p̶e̶n̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶l̶y̶ ̶w̶i̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶u̶p̶ ̶D̶i̶s̶p̶l̶a̶y̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶t̶o̶n̶.̶ I think this information was incorrect, I may have miscounted or counted from the front of the plug instead of the back. An additional cable is required to be run to the spiral cable, its really not that bad as long as you have the correct connectors on each end. I ended up making my own cable using two ends I'd gotten from an old butchered harness a wrecker gave me. Soldered it together and viola!
  4. Hi Everyone, Now that my RAV4.3 is out of warranty I've been working on a project. I've replaced the Instrument Cluster, Spiral Cable and Steering Wheel with units stripped straight from a UK based model. The image below is how it is currently looking. I̶ ̶h̶a̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶e̶w̶i̶r̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶C̶l̶u̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶r̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶t̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶g̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶e̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶i̶n̶g̶.̶ Appears I only had to do this because at the time I had a manual cluster fitted to an automatic car. When I eventually got the automatic cluster I had to undo all the changes I'd made. Don't **** it up like I did, just get the correct cluster first time around. The differences over the old AU cluster are; Average Consumption Instant Consumption Average Speed Range Now while the cluster has a DISP button for cycling the features, I've been working on wiring the DISP button on the steering wheel to also do that function. The standard RAV4 AU's wiring harness does not have the necessary wiring to support this feature. I was able to obtain the Instrument Clusters wiring diagram and determine that Pin 18 is where the absent cable should be on the Cluster side.... What I wasn't able to figure out is what pin on the spiral cable / clock spring side is required to be connected. Does anyone have any details regarding Toyota's clock springs and their standard for wiring? Somebody suggested that pinout for the Spiral cable is the same as the kluger. I'm not sure if that is correct, nor have I been able to find any wiring diagrams regarding that clock spring either.
  5. Hi Gert, I had this exact problem about 18 months ago. Whining between 50 - 70. Very loud, very annoying. I took my vehicle back to the dealer within the 3 month statutory warranty period and they determined it was the transfer case causing the noise. It's connected to the transmission and sends power to the rear diff (for those of you who don't know). The dealer pulled the transfer case out and had to send it to a specialist. I can't recall exactly what was done, but I believe it was something to do with the pinion shaft. In any case If this was to take place outside warranty It would cost a fortune, at the dealers estimate around $4000 most of which would be labor. Mine was replaced with a second hand replacement and the noise was still present. They later pulled it out again and repaired the original one... Given that it is a common issue I'd push them to repair your existing one if possible.... Unless they are happy to put a brand new one in. I hope this helps.
  6. Hindsight is a bit of a bitch, that would have been fantastic ^_^
  7. Hi Guys, It's been a while but the tailgate is finished. I'll post up the finished product soon. Also, in the meantime i have imported a UK instrument cluster and installed it. It required a little bit of rewiring, but it gives the cluster a range and AVG/INST fuel consumption feature. Plus slightly larger LCD. If anyone is interested in this let me know, I'll do a write up.
  8. Hello, Unfortunately, I have not finished yet. The tailgate is still in transit..... I think it must be getting shipped over the Pacific Ocean via Canoe..... Will hopefully arrive soon and can get things under way.
  9. Hi everyone, Next week i will be changing the steering wheel in my RAV4 to one I ripped from a Corolla (Pictured Below) Is anyone interested in a step by step write up on how to do it?
  10. I bought a headunit + reversing camera from ebay..... to be honest, in my opinion it annihilates every aspect of the factory unit. The functionality is light years ahead, and the sound quality is better. About $500ish from memory. I fitted the head unit myself, then got an auto elec to wire the reversing camera.... which was an additional $80. The unit runs on Android, and allows you to install any GPS version you want. (Currently have tomtom and IGO Primo installed) Generally speaking i would say stay clear from **** like this on ebay. But I was pleasantly surprised and it continues to impress me.
  11. My Toyota dealer claims that once the fuel light comes on there is 15L left in the tank. Which is actually 1/4 of the 60L tank. I looked at my book and it says nothing, can anyone confirm?
  12. Well, the US model simply did not have a spare. They left the remainder of the vehicle the same. And since it won't fit in the rear lower storage compartment the only real option is to use run flat tires........ I guess it would be possible to get around with a repair kit/12v compressor in the back and hope you don't get a blow out.... But i'm not keen on that. So the spare will be put in the shed ;)
  13. The Toyota dealership I bought the car from has identified the noise is coming from the transfer case. Update: Toyota have ripped out the transfer case and sent it to a transmission specialist. They are replacing the pinion kit and will be covered under warranty. Am yet to pick the vehicle up yet, will see if it has actually solved the problem. Will be collecting the car this week, will let you know how things go.
  14. UPDATE: I've ordered the RAV4 Sport tailgate door shell from the United States. Took a while to find someone willing to actually ship to Australia, but will keep you all updated as the project proceeds.
  15. I am currently undergoing an issue that is nearly identical to what is described here. I will fill you in on the details once i have an outcome.