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by Richard
14 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Ride quality
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Ride quality

The harsh ride of the Granvia shows its origins in its design as a commercial vehicle. The benefit is a reliable suspension capable of bearing heavy loads. You can replace the tyres with ones with fewer plies to give a softer ride, but it's always a compromise - you'll have a shorter tyre life and g...
by Richard
14 Jan 2018, 19:50
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: And now Odometer and Speedo also not working
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: And now Odometer and Speedo also not working

My guess is that there's a fault in one or more of the connections between the instrument panel and the wiring loom. I suggest you remove the instrument panel, inspect the connections and clean the contacts. Then replace the panel and see what works....
by Richard
11 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: how do i
Topic: Reverse beeper
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Reverse beeper

I don't think there is any way of knowing! You'll just have to pull out the instrument panel and look at the beeper fitted to your panel's circuit board. The details of what you can try are in the thread "How to disable the reversing beeper" in the Announcements section above. If you don't...
by Richard
20 Dec 2017, 17:03
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Central locking, lights do not flash
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Central locking, lights do not flash

On the standard ex-factory Granvia, the lights don't flash! Central locking using the remote or the driver's door lock just locks the doors; the only indication you get is audible - a muffled clunk as the doors lock. Some aftermarket alarms will operate the central locking AND flash the hazard warni...
by Richard
29 Oct 2017, 15:48
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Airbag light problem
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Airbag light problem

Welcome to the forum! Toyota "Code 12" is "Engine revolution signal missing" (see here: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/toyota-trouble-code-definitions-and-code-gathering-method-1990-1995). I can't see how that would cause the airbag warning light to illuminate - it could be en...
by Richard
29 Oct 2017, 12:06
Forum: how do i
Topic: Anyone have a workshop manual in Japanese?
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Anyone have a workshop manual in Japanese?

An outfit in New Zealand, JPNZ, made a business out of translating manuals for Japanese cars into english. The english version of the owners handbook for the Granvia is available from resellers on Ebay at around £24. JPNZ had a web-page asking for expressions of interest in a translation of the work...
by Richard
29 Oct 2017, 09:50
Forum: how do i
Topic: Brake lamp fuse affecting gear change???
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: AP auto gearbox

I have a Vanden Plas 1300 Auto with no electronic trickery Wow! That takes me back! The Automotive Products (AP) 4-speed automatic gearbox was a remarkable design from the mid-sixties for several reasons: - four ratios (plus reverse) was unusual for smaller cars when most automatic gearboxes had on...
by Richard
27 Oct 2017, 12:01
Forum: how do i
Topic: questions about converted speedo
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: questions about converted speedo

First, have you checked that your speedometer and odometer (mileage recorder) actually has been converted from kilometres to miles? You can use a GPS speed meter or the kilometre marker posts in the verge of motorway carriageways. How has the conversion been done? Some Granvias have a device fitted ...
by Richard
27 Oct 2017, 11:30
Forum: how do i
Topic: Brake lamp fuse affecting gear change???
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Brake lamp fuse affecting gear change???

Ah, so you've discovered a bit of Toyota's electronic wizardry to give smooth gearchanges! My guess is that when you brake it sends a signal (using the feed to the brake lights) to the gearbox to say "get ready to change gear but not until the brakes come off"; when you release the brakes ...
by Richard
25 Sep 2017, 18:42
Forum: how do i
Topic: Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?

Don't drive it with just one disconnected drive shaft! If you apply torque to just one front wheel, the effect on the steering could be dangerous. Certainly, if you had an accident, your insurance company would have an easy option to decline any claim. Having only a 2wd Granvia, I'm not familiar wit...

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