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  1. Hi all, My car now has a lot of visible dust in those tiny spaces around the the switchgear, knobs, buttons etc. I had a small paint brush lying around and that didn't really do the job. Does anybody have any other suggestions or do I need a better/specific kind of brush. Thank you in advance.
  2. Hello all, my rear sunshade button popped in (under the aircon) on my aurion 2010 sportivo zr6 and I had to pull the centre console up in order to get to it and push it back into place. I noticed that upon lifting it up a black wire not connected to anything and just asking around to make sure something isn't unplugged. There are the two white clip plugs and it's on the same wire group going up to the 12v power outlet behind the gearstick and infront of the centre glovebox. I didn't take a picture when I had it out but I've attempted to take some just lifting it up a bit without re-taking it all off (refer to 3 images below, inside of the unconnected wiring, showing the cable group via side photo and top location of those wires). I figured it might be a spare port for additions just above the power outlet but wanted to double check. Cheers! (Please excuse the mess)
  3. HI guys, First time posting, just wondering if you guys could clear up a few questions I have, in converting a ep91 5 speed starlet and putting the paseo 1.5L engine in to it. Question 1: Is the engine loom in the starlet the same as the loom in the Paseo or will I need the Paseo loom? Question 2: The starlet is currently a 5 speed manual the Paseo donor car I have is an automatic, will the Paseo ecu run if I keep the manual transmission? Question 3: Will the 5 speed starlet box bolt straight onto the Paseo engine? And are there any other modifications I need to do? Or any other info that would help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Kia Ora. im looking at getting some jungle style flare for my LN46 or 1982 Hilux. im stuggling to actually find some for that model. was wondering if anyone on here knows of any places that sell these style flares for my model of hilux. will also consider other types just not ****ty rubber flares from clark rubber or garden edging from bunnings cheers
  5. So my cars lights have blown, iv bought the right headlights to replace ( h11) but im having a bit of trouble finding basically anything about how to get the bumper off or how to put the gloves in
  6. I've just bought my first car being a 1976 Celica Ta23 and being completely new to car restorations/rebuilds, I'm in great need for good car advice. Only being 15, I would really appreciate some help on what are some of the best options for engine swaps as the current motor has clocked over 800,000kms. I'm looking for something newer that's more efficient and performs better but still being a 1.6L-2.0L four cylinder engine, that doesnt require too much heartache in installing. I would also love some advice on whats involved in doing such swaps in regards what extra parts/changes etc required. So far I've been researching 4age and sr20det engines but am lacking a good insight into what is the best option for me regarding my current circumstances.
  7. installed 4wd 1mzfe motor in, wrong motor sent required 2wd did not no until trying to fit, is there any way to use 4wd in 2wd vehicle
  8. Hey guys! I own a 2001 Toyota Prado Grande petrol auto. Always serviced on time and well taken care of. Lately its been running a little rich. Long trips I've noticed it using more fuel than normal. Also, it has developed a little flat spot when pulling up to a round about or something and going to take off again, its seems to have a little miss. To top it off, if i was to put my foot down, it feels like its not getting enough fuel or air as it doesn't use all its power but then feels like that frees up somewhere in the rev range. Most wouldn't notice it but after driving it daily its clear it has an issue. No codes have scanned up ad I've had it into 2 workshops now trying to find the fault. Plugs are new and aren't fowled and both workshops have scratched their heads as to what may be causing the problem. Injectors are also fine. Any and all help greatly appreciated.
  9. Hello everyone, First post, been a long time lurker here, and member over at, but I figured it was time to create an account here too and see if anyone has been in our predicament. I'll start with a truncated version of my TEOC post from June 3, the day after this happened, to give it some context: ORIGINAL POST - June 3, 2017, 4PM PST:My wife and I have two young kids and took the ferry over to Vancouver Island for a family wedding. Friday night we went for dinner with both of them and another couple. In the hustle and bustle when we left the restaurant, on a busy Friday evening, trying to keep the kids from running into the street, and stopping to tie one of their shoes on a crowded sidewalk with both our hands full of stuff—well, you get the idea. Somewhere along the walk, the keys got put down (not dropped, or we would have heard them) and when we retraced our steps, they were gone.I'd hoped some good citizen would have given them to a doorman at one of the many busy bars in the area, but nothing was turned in. Talked to the police, the only thing dropped off at the department was a wallet. I can only assume someone grabbed them intending to try the remote unlock to see what they could steal, or maybe it was some kid, who doesn't realize what he picked up. What was picked up is the only three-button RFID transmitter key (Toyota Part #89070-28290, I think?) in existence on this continent for our van. I bought the vehicle a month ago from a dealer who led me to believe they would be receiving another key for it from Japan in the few weeks following our purchase. This was not the case; as the manager just informed me, the wholesaler only ever had one key for this vehicle. We feel lied to and angry that we didn't think to look up this information ourselves.In the month we've owned it, I'd tried to get the key copied but our local key cutter did not have these in stock. Our family trip arrived before we could find/order an alternative. And we didn't know/weren't told by the dealer that these keys are literally worth their weight in gold if you only have one.We are desperate to try anything. I dug through trash cans along the route before giving up and getting it towed to the hotel (using dollies of course since it's an AWD hybrid). The key is somewhere on Vancouver Island, and is the van's only way off it at the moment. UPDATE #1 - June 6, 2017, 10PM PST: No word yet, still hoping/praying someone will find it and return it. In the event that doesn't happen, I've been scouring the internet looking for any and all information about how to reprogram a new master key without the existing master key. I've done a pile of research in the four days since this happened, having barely slept, and I think I have boiled our options down to two potential solutions that don't involve scrapping the car. Has anyone out there ever done anything like either of the below? Potential Solution #1 Physical Key: No matter what, we need to order a replacement 3-button key either from Toyota Japan, or eBay if we can find the exact model. We'll need one regardless of whether or not we find the lost key, since the first thing we'd do with that is clone it! We take the door panel off and find the key code on the door cylinder (assuming it exists and that's where to find it) Once we receive the replacement key from eBay or Japan or wherever, we source a few non-RFID blank keys with the same profile, for the locksmith to practice on, and also to create a replacement manual key for if we get locked out somehow. Locksmith will create a new key from the cylinder code on one of the non-RFID blanks. Once we're sure it opens the doors and turns the ignition, we get him to cut the RFID blank to match that. Immobilizer transponder replacement/programming of new RFID key: According to a mechanic I spoke to in NZ, if we replace the immobilizer transponder we should be able to program the new key to match it, which would then send a "correct" message to the ECU, allowing the car to start. This assumes the key codes are stored only in the immobilizer ECU and not in the engine ECU. Replacing the transponder requires removal of the dash as far as I can tell. Has anyone ever done this? I can't find any resources on how to remove the dash on a MK2, or even if I need to, since the immobilizer appears to be located quite a bit lower in the dash behind the storage compartment and between the footwells. Anyway, we have to find answers to the following questions before we start: Is there even a key code on the door lock cylinder that will allow us to create a new physical key for both it and the ignition? Is replacing the immobilizer transponder and cutting/programming a new RFID key all that is required to defeat the immobilizer? Is there any chance that the key codes are stored in the engine ECU as well as in the immobilizer transponder? If it turns out that ONLY a transponder and new key are what's needed, what is the procedure to install and program them? It's my understanding that replacing the transponder involves a 30-minute handshake procedure between the new transponder and the ECU, and that this involves shorting the pins on the OBD connector. if so, which ones? Is the fact that this vehicle is M-OBD and not OBDII compliant going to be a problem? Will programming this new key allow us to unlock the doors remotely and use the power slider, or does this only allow us to manually unlock + start the car? Will the cut-but-not-yet-programmed key allow us to close the windows, so that we can enter programming mode? Solution #2: Similar to Solution #1, except we don't order a new immo transponder. Instead we pull the old one, hire a skilled programmer to connect directly to the EEPROM chip that stores the key data, zero the key values out, and reinstall the now-virginized transponder as if it's a new one. This raises the same questions as above, assuming it even works at all after we mess with the memory. I've see this done on a Camry ( but not on a JDM Estima Hybrid. If anyone can provide clear, precise answers to the above eight questions, we will start down this perilous path. Thanks, John and MariaSurrey, BCCanada 604-616-8384
  10. Hi everyone. Im looking for a bullbar for my 2000 xtra cab ute. I'm finding it really hard to find one. Anyone know where I can or what type I should be looking for? Thanks!
  11. Hi there, I am in urgent need of help. My girlfriend lost her one and only key for her 2002 Toyota Echo (in Melbourne). It's currently parked up and cannot be used until we find a solution. Does anyone know what can be done? Will we have to by a complete new ignition switch, door barrels and boot barrel? We are scared its going to be very expensive. She still has the push button opener, which allows us to get into the car. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. Kind regards Josh
  12. Hey guys I have recently purchased a Toyota corolla 1999 CSI SECA Hatch and want more power under the hood. It was suggested by a friend that I engine swap the small 1.6L engine out for another model/ bigger one from a camry (1.8L - 2.0L) or Vienta (2.0L v6). Being on my P's I'm guessing there is a power to weight limit. Any suggestions with what engine i can fit and what would be legal for me to drive? - Thomas Are there any newer engines that may fit?
  13. Hi all, I've got '08 Sahara, 120k on clock. Chewing through a lot of oil, LHS turbo looks like it's on the brink. Oil in the hose between the turbo and intercooler. Has anyone or does anyone know how to remove and replace the LHS turbo? Looks like it's in a prick of a spot.
  14. Im the proud owner of Australias first PRIUS. I purchased it new in 2001 - and even had my family flown to Sydney by Toyota for the launch. Ive got a trophie, some model Prius cars from Toyota - and you can even google Prius and my surname (Dix) to find the press releases. My problem is that after 300,000km the battery is dead. The dealer has issued the car with a death certificate. I want it kept as a bit of Australian motoring history - but no museums want it. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to bring a dead series one back to life for a reasonable cost? Arnold
  15. We are two Danish backpackers, we own a 95 LWB Hiace. We have just recieved the horrible news, that the car is only running on 3 cylinders. A repair by a proper mechanic would cost us 3000 AUD. As I see it we have 3 options 1. Sell the car, but what is it worth? It has done 390,000 km. 2. Gamble and keep the car, and hope that it's gonna start. Problems is the the fuel efficiency, is pretty bad and it is taking forever to get it on 80 km/hour. 3. Fix the car drive it for the rest of our trip (3.5 months) and then sell it. Any suggestions? Any Hiace owners who have tried the same thing? Thank you for helping!
  16. Please help!, My low beam on the left side wont work, my globe isn't blown as it works wen i put it into the right side, and also wen i pull the right sides H/L Beam fuse out the right globe slowly dims and the left one slowly brightens but it stays very dull, much duller than the right? Its as if its struggling for power or something, i dont know tho so any help is appreciated, thanks everyone
  17. Hi people, I have recently had some problems with my 82 hilux and was wondering if anyone could help? Ill get to about 80km-90km and then the car will start slowing down and getting sluggish and then will sit on 60km-70km with my foot to the floor and will sometimes jump. I've ist changed the fuel filter and ran some injector cleaner though it and that didn't seem to do anything, any ideas on what might be happening?
  18. hey lads! I've recently chucked a pod filter on my 1994 corolla GL with a 4afe engine. pretty standard stuff i think, nothing else has been done to the engine at all, by all means bog standard except for the pod. i used the factory piece of rubber pipe that would go to the airbox, and have drilled a hole in it to fit the air temperature sensor in, no worries, works a dream with plentyof induction noise! cant sheke the feeling it sounds like a large vaccuum cleaner though... but that's not what im getting to the exhaust smells of fuel. like, more than normal! are there any other steps i need to take when installing the pod filter to get rid of that? the smell is definitely a result of mounting the pod, it didnt smell at all before! i havent reset the ecu, the maf or map sensor, (not sure which it is) must be fine, surely, or it wouldve had problems prior to mounting the pod? im stumped. happy to give more info if it helps uncover the mystery of the smelly exhaust! :p
  19. Hi Everyone, New to this forum, I own a 2005 MR2 Spyder (SMT) I have join cause i require some help... !!! My SMT Spyder clutch was slipping, and due to be changed, however no mechanics was willing to go near the SMT unit... So i took upon myself to change the clutch, i have got everything changed and installed, the engines starts and runs fine, however I can not put the car in gear. When i put the car in gear, there would be a loud "clunk", but nothing happens, the Neutral light will blank and car will continue to sould a warning sound... I think this is beyond my skills.. I am looking for a mechanics that is specialized in the MR2 Spyder with SMT? Mr.T is very unhelpful, they do not have enough dealing with the MR2 SMT... Is there anyone in NSW that knows the SMT Spyders?? Thanks Ronald
  20. So this Prius is for sale for quite a damn cheap price. But I'm wondering is it worth the hassle and the problems. I should be going to check the car out this Saturday. So I'm thinking is this a good idea? What are the main problems for this? I called the guy and he told me that it's a hybrid system failure. Can't exactly trust him as he doesn't seem knowledgeable... He did put in 4k into the car for bodywork... 2012 Toyota Prius got a hybrid system failure after a crash what would the problem of this be? Car won't start either. "i imporeted this car from uk i used it as a taxi, i had an accident so they replace the front sterring racks, front wings, pumper, and pianted from silver to white only out side, but now it wont change the gear i think it need to replace suspension so i do not have money, i be happy if any onewill buy it let it take it on his cost to toyota service and they give you an estimation. but i think first need suspenstion to be replaced as it is bend. i am selling it as it is so it is up to you if you can checked here in my place i have jack to rised or you take it to toyota service on your cost. but toyota told me it need the suspension to be replaced by body shop before we work on it and they say it may not be the problem of gear box that is all i know otherwise its great car." "No warranty as it was crashed" Is there much difference between the dealer diagnostic tools compared to ones that ordinary mechanics use? I'm about 85% sure it's a inverter coolant radiator failure...
  21. I opened up my door to find that the front tab of my window on my drivers side door has snapped, I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this? Aside from buy a new window, cheers
  22. Hi guys I am new to this whole scene. Current vehicle is a VT Commodore Wagon, for obvious reasons I am looking to upgrade and am pretty sold on a Hilux. Having never owned one before, are there any things in particular I should take note of when inspecting? Also are there any things I should be wary of in the next 5 or so years in terms of overall health of a 2009 model SR5 Hilux. The truck in question is a 2009 SR5 Hilux, automatic, dual cab, 4x4, turbo diesel. Currently has roughly 120xxx K's on the clock and seems to be in fair condition. Haggled the owner down to about $25K from $29k. Any input would be much appreciated, as would criticism. Cheers.
  23. Hello fellow Hi-Lux owners. I am new to the scene and have "shot myself in the foot" in regards to my recent purchase. Need some advice(a lot) and help in regards to several issues I am currently having trying to get my car on the road. The bloke that I bought her from has put a VN 3.8 in the engine bay and from what I can see did most of the conversion properly. problem is i'm guessing at about the 98% mark he has gotten frustrated and done some stuff that is a bit of a dogs breakfast. Largest problem I am having is the clearance between the exhaust and the slave cylinder is about 5-10 mm (not enough) to make it fit it appears he has taken a "sipro saw" to the bleed point... First question(not the last) is has anyone done this conversion before or come accross this problem before and what did you/they do to fix it? I am thinking I could mount some extractors to the 3.8 and re-do the exhaust back from that??(exhaust needs doing anyway... I can post pics if necessary but more interested if someone has done this conversion before :) Thank you in advance Newbie Hilux owner
  24. Hi just wondering if any one has instructions to wire up the harness supplied with a tow bar for a 2008 rav4 I brought the tow bar and wiring from a wreckers but two of the connectors are missing that join under the glove box to theJ/b module. I was hoping I could splice into the two wires but don't know where they go!!!!! The wreckers are not too helpful and are 300 km away. Could anyone help? If i could get some photos of where the wires go would be great. can anyone help?
  25. Hi guys, I've noticed my Sportivo has left a small spot of red/pink fluid on the garage floor. As it was located at the front drivers side I'm presuming it is power steering fluid. Has anyone else experienced this type of leak on their Sportivo? Would it be best to take it to a dealer or can anyone recommend a professional mechanic in Sydney who knows what they are doing and uses genuine parts? Thanks in advance :)