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by Richard
29 Oct 2017, 15:48
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Airbag light problem
Replies: 3
Views: 235

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: 509

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: 414

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: 231

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: 414

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: 479

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...
by Richard
20 Sep 2017, 11:17
Forum: how do i
Topic: Please help, won't rev in drive or reverse
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Please help, won't rev in drive or reverse

Welcome to the forum Liz - I hope someone can help you. What model of Regius do you have? The Regius shares many of the components with the Granvia including engines, transmission, suspension, electrics, etc. If yours is the 3litre diesel, then it sounds to me like a problem with the ECU (engine con...
by Richard
08 Sep 2017, 09:50
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Puzzled

Hmm, I think you're going to have to be a little more specific! Any chance of a photo? Granvias in Japan were fitted with all sorts of kit, from boxes up on the roof to "black boxes" plugged into the wiring loom under the dashboard. Most of them would only work in Japan, such as the TV &am...
by Richard
27 Jul 2017, 11:10
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: A smashing time! (reposted)
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: A smashing time! (reposted)

...the MoT is due in October and I don't think the temporary plastic rear screen would be acceptable.

Why not? Convertible (soft-top) cars have flimsy plastic for their rear windows!

Richard
by Richard
27 Jul 2017, 09:59
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: A smashing time! (reposted)
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: A smashing time! (reposted)

Carglass made the comment that it was a pity it wasn't the front screen that needed replacement as the Hiace screen fits. It may fit, but does it have the brown/grey smoked band across the top of the windscreen? When Autoglass tried to replace my windscreen a few years ago, they insisted that it be...

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