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  1. Hi .... welcome to the Forum That sounds like you got a great deal there! The first issue of stumbling revs is usually carbon build up in the throttle housing area....if you can remove and clean it will pickup revs as normal afterwards. Radio removal usually requires special tools to take out from the dash but very cheap (see link below) https://www.ebay.com/itm/4Pcs-Car-Radio-Stereo-Removal-Release-Tool-Key-8cm-For-Ford-Audi-VW-Volkswagen/133096137882?fits=Model%3AMatrix|Make%3AToyota&epid=27007474492&hash=item1efd25e49a:g:D4gAAOSwoxVdEIKb Power steering is usually a case of putting a drain tray below one of the unions to the steering rack or pump and releasing the union to allow it to drain from the lowest point possible....preferably with the engine not running as this would damage the hydraulic components. Refill with new fluid and then start the engine, turn the steering lock to lock and keep topping up until all air is expelled from the reservoir and is at the correct level. Recheck periodically to ensure it hasn't dropped down on the level or there are any leaks. TPMS - I would inflate all the tyres a couple of PSI one at a time to see which one is likely to be the culprit.....2 psi of pressure would not overly affect handling or wear in the short term but can be enough to extinguish the warning lamp. Ensure that you check tyre pressures using a reliable digital or analogue pressure gauge and when the tyres are cold. The sunroof....best bet is to replace it as the rust won't get any better 🙂 Good to have you onboard and keep us updated on the progress with the Matrix Cheers, Trevor
  2. Here is the data specs for a 2017 Prius battery: Battery and Charging Battery Capacity 8.8 kWh Port Location Right Side - Rear Charge Port Type 2 Charge Power 3.7 kW AC Charge Time (0->25 mi) 2h15m Charge Speed 11 mph Battery Useable* 7.0 kWh
  3. Thanks for the video with the fix....very useful information
  4. Hi....welcome to the Forum There are some options here of aftermarket rather than OEM systems which offer way more than the standard system https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=2012+toyota+highlander+satnav+entertainment+system&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=2012+toyota+highlander+entertainment+system
  5. Soon to be available to buy for those who want to enter the club series racing....put me down for one! https://www.toyota.com/concept-vehicles/supra/gr-concept/
  6. Some of you may have noticed that the site has had a bit of an update to refresh and also to introduce new Toyota models entering the market. Keep visiting and posting and keep an eye out for some more site enhancements occurring over the next few months.
  7. Hi Lisa It seems a logical idea to swap out the rear seats, assuming that the replacement one will fit. It is certainly a good route to go down and one that I would embrace to accommodate another passenger rather than change the vehicle. However, I think the best route to go would be to visit a breakers yard that has a Echo or even a Yaris hatchback and see if you can match the seats...if so, problem solved and also a cheap mod to carry out. Let us know how you get on with it
  8. Sometimes these add ons are to boost sales at the end of a quarter by loading it with specific options and sometimes even giving it a funky name to draw the buyers in.....works for me!
  9. Hi Harrison....welcome to the Forum Feel free to post up some pics of your Tacoma Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  10. Hi Lyn...welcome to the Club I would advise to pop into a Toyota dealership and ask them to show you the connection procedure (if there is one), admittedly there should be an immediate connection when plugging into the car but I think it may just be a setting that is not correct and needs changing. Let us know what you find out
  11. Toyota Launches “This Is Our Sport” 2020 GR Supra Campaign PLANO, Texas (July 15, 2019) – Performance, capability and style are on full display with today’s launch of the all-new 2020 Toyota GR Supra campaign, “This Is Our Sport.” In a nod to Toyota’s sports car heritage, the campaign reflects the excitement Supra drivers will feel in an iconic car designed with them in mind—a car that pushes the limits. “The return of the Toyota Supra has been a long time coming, and it’s well worth the wait,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “The new campaign highlights the thrill of getting to know the 2020 GR Supra and a rediscovered appreciation for the simple joy of driving.” Broadcast & Digital The 30-second, 15-second and 6-second broadcast and digital spots were directed by Ozan Biron. These unique spots highlight the Supra’s exhilarating blend of power, precision and agility and inspire drivers to own the sports car they always dreamed about. In “Track Day”, Julie Andrews’ “Getting to Know You” provides the soundtrack as driver and car glide harmoniously around the iconic Road Atlanta track, showcasing the Supra’s undisputable performance and style as they get to know each other. The :30-second spot “Track Day,” from Toyota’s latest campaign “This Is Our Sport,” features the all-new 2020 GR Supra. The 6-second spots, appropriately titled “0 to 60”, “Balanced”, “Face Off”, “Joy”, “Ribbon”, “Sport Mode”, and “Walks On Water”, demonstrate the spirit of a new sports car: sleek, stylish, powerful and ready to command any road. The :06-second spot “Joy,” from Toyota’s new campaign “This Is Our Sport,” highlights the stunning design of the all-new 2020 GR Supra. The :06-second spot “Face Off,” from Toyota’s latest campaign “This Is Our Sport,” shows off the performance of the all-new 2020 GR Supra. The campaign creative was led by Saatchi & Saatchi with Zenith Media responsible for TV and Outdoor media buying. The return of the 2020 GR Supra was announced with a TV spot in February’s “Big Game.” The high-energy spot, “Wizard”, set the stage for the return of Toyota’s iconic sports car after a 21-year hiatus. Media Placements “Track Day”, the 30-second spot from the new campaign, will air across motorsports TV programming; a custom long-form video called “Game Of Horsepower” will feature a unique twist on the classic game of H.O.R.S.E. and will appear on Reddit, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; additional custom brand integrations include GQ, Twitter’s @Marvel LIVE, as well as exclusive auto partner of Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 event. Print media includes a custom French door cover where Motor Trend and Road & Track subscribers will receive an exclusive pull-out poster tapping into the nostalgia of ’90s car posters. The Road & Track partnership also features a custom augmented reality (AR) integration, which will allow users to virtually see the Supra in their driveway or garage. Digital partners include Google, Amazon, CBS, IGN and Fast Company with Amobee for programmatic. Social partners include Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and Instagram while audio extensions include Tune In and Gimlet. Out-of-home (OOH) will include high-impact billboards in 17 markets. Additionally, spots will air on national and digital radio as well as within select movie titles in theaters nationwide in conjunction with National CineMedia. The spots are available for viewing here. For images and credits, please click here. About the All-New 2020 GR Supra The all-new Supra will be available later this month in two grades 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, as well as a Launch Edition, which is based on the 3.0 Premium grade. Enthusiasts can get their 2020 Supra at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $49,990, with the Launch Edition models starting at $55,250. Both will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. For more information, visit http://www.toyota.com/supra.
  12. Hi Marlon Thanks for letting us know the conclusion. Rather annoying that it just failed while you weren't using the car, almost a red herring to think that it was related to being laid up and not just a unit failure. Glad its resolved for you now and hopefully not too expensive. Cheers, Trevor
  13. Thanks for the YouTube links Regina...very useful as I am also thinking of wrapping some interior trim panels and wouldn't have known how to go about it
  14. Good idea Valdy Dreimanis....hadn't thought of that one, plenty of different finishes as well
  15. Hi Regina...welcome to the Forum I would be tempted to either buy some used parts in better condition or as you say, respray them with plasticote, but not sure you will get an exact colour match.