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by Richard
25 Feb 2018, 10:48
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Overdrive switch ?
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Overdrive switch ?

Sometimes the short stretches of two lanes are the only way to get past the cars and caravans going even slower (than 50 mph). While towing a trailer on narrow hilly sections in rural Devon? I can understand why you would find the overdrive/3rd-gear button useful and it shows how radically differen...
by Richard
24 Feb 2018, 17:36
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Overdrive switch ?
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Overdrive switch ?

It is illegal to freewheel in the UK as this will affect things like power steering and brake servo vacuum.... Hmmm, I don't think so! We're talking about freewheeling, the equivalent of slipping the gearbox into neutral. If the engine is still idling then power assistance for the steering and vacu...
by Richard
24 Feb 2018, 16:05
Forum: how do i
Topic: Electrical Fault
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Electrical Fault

I suspect you've come across one of the Granvia's "features"! Some Granvias suffer from an unexplained battery drain where, if the vehicle is left standing for a few days, the battery has discharged enough that there's insuffiecient power left to start the engine (and the diesel engine nee...
by Richard
21 Jan 2018, 19:25
Forum: how do i
Topic: Reverse beeper
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Reverse beeper

You could have the same problem as Acehi41 with his '97 Regius when he reported in the "Disabling the reverse beeper" thread that he couldn't find the beeper: "... and it appears that the beeper is deep inside and probably soldered on to the circuit board." You could try to PM hi...
by Richard
21 Jan 2018, 10:39
Forum: buy and sell
Topic: Workshop manual
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Workshop manual

The PDF file of the workshop manual for the 1KZTE diesel engine is available for download directly from this Granvia forum - look for the Announcements section of the "How Do I?" forum and the engine manual is at the top of the list.
by Richard
14 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Ride quality
Replies: 7
Views: 399

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: 182

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: 5
Views: 302

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: 465

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: 567

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...

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