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  1. I have read that the electronic brake system may have something to do with this. Apparently, the brake light circuit is wired into the skid control ECU, and If you have a wiring fault in the trailer or the trailer plug, it might be feeding back into the ECU. Try taking the trailer for a run on a quite road with the plug out, if you don't get the issue then the problem is going to be in the trailer wiring.
  2. As far as I know, it should be a plug and play affair for these.
  3. I'd try the controls first and see if this fixes it before shelling out more money for something you may not need. Or if you're like me, I'd buy the amplifier too and keep it as a spare if you plan to keep the car a long time. I have a small hoard of spare parts for my 50 series already and I keep adding to the pile as I go. Doesn't hurt to have spare parts on hand when you need them in a hurry.
  4. It's coming along really nice mate. I remember these Celicas when they came out. They looked very cool back then and still do. Nice work man.
  5. Definitely option B here. My thoughts immediately went to installing a piece of rope or strap that you could grab onto and be able to yank the lid down. Do it safely of course.
  6. My Heart tells me to go for the newer, lower kay vehicle. But it's catch 22 with these two. The AWD will have slightly better resale value, but it's got higher kays and has the tow bar and racks. 220 kays is getting up there though. The 2WD model has lower kays, but no tow bar or roof racks and is more expensive. Obviously because it is newer and having lower kays. Both one owner with service history. Question is, which was serviced better ? Were they serviced according to Toyota's stupid 15k service interval ? This will also dictate engine condition. The oil should be changed n
  7. Ah the joys of modern tech. Hi John and welcome to the forum. It's possible it was just a glitch, but it could also be a compatibility issue with your phone's O.S. Have you tried downloading the app again ? You should also try it on another phone. Your phone software may need an update.
  8. I love how Scotty, or Americans in general say that the Toyota Corolla is actually a Matrix. It's a Matrix because it was renamed specifically for the U.S. Market with a few changes to suit them. It is, and always has been a Toyota Corolla. It began life as a Corolla in 1966 and will continue to be a Corolla till the end of days. As much as I love Scotty, he is also very well known for his click bait titles. He unashamedly admitted this too in one of his videos. Ash, you mention water/flood damaged cars. Which car was it ? Some flood damaged cars could be ok if the water doesn't go u
  9. That's a good idea Ash. Looks like the persistence is starting to pay off. Only thing is now, what are we going to call "sludgy" now that it's nearly sludge free ?? Might have to take a poll on that one 😄
  10. Hi Julie and welcome to the forum. My sympathies go out to you for the shoddy dealer service you've experienced. Although I never use them, I know there are good dealers out there who do appreciate their customers and then there are those Lackeys that you got. Looks like they don't want your business. I'd be putting a rocket up the management and be ready to name and shame them so others are forewarned. This is the exact reason why dealerships get a bad name and this notion that if you take your car to the dealer, your car gets serviced correctly and are advised in the same manner can be
  11. Fuel quality is difficult to determine, but you'd like to think it's ok. Maybe it's time for a major service if it has little to no history. 276k is up there and a fuel filter should’ve been done already. If you know a good mechanic, let him have a look over it. A fuel pressure test can determine the condition of the pump/filter. Your fuel injectors could be suspect but I'd look at the delivery side first.
  12. Nothing wrong with 91 for the 2GR-FE. If you want to use 95, it's up to you but using 91 doesn't cause any ongoing issues. It's possible your fuel filter may be due. It's an in tank fuel filter. How many kays has she done ?? The question can also be asked about the quality of fuel used over it's lifetime. Sometimes you can fill up your tank when the servo's underground tanks are low and you end up with cruddy fuel and this will sit in your tank and be picked up when you drive with low fuel. That long start you're experiencing could be a slight drop in fuel pressure caused by a dirty fuel fi

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