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  1. SwissEd

    3 warming lights on 150 Series Prado

    Good day, My son’s 2017 UK Prato (150 series) had 3 warming lights all come on— ABS, Brake warning light and Anti-Slip (traction I assume (shows Truck and sliding). What could trigger all 3 of these to come on at the same time and is there a way to reset if there is no fault— none obvious when...
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    Leaf Spring restoration question

    Many thanks but am I correct no one would actually cut 2-3 inches of each length to “stiffen”? I never heard it this approach being suggested to me. Thanks guys,
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    Leaf Spring restoration question

    Hi all, I have been hunting for threads on leaf restoration and watching various videos. Is it correct the normal procedure is to clean the springs (blast or wire brush), phosphoric acid, prime and paint replace bushing and reassembe.? If there is a groove (valley) worn on spring smooth that...
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    Anyone know if Lexus 600 coming to Europe?

    No information that I can find on future of this or 300 series coming to Europe…
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    Ignition- key question

    Greetings, I have been experiencing a less than "confidence inspiring' feeling when I put my original key in the igntion. I recently used the Yotamd Titanium frame (which is great!) to secure my key and cracked plastic housing (from 2005) but when I turn the 'new'key unless I am slow and...
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    Toyota BJ 40 79' from Portugal

    Hi Nuno, I am likely going to move to Portugal in 12-24 months with my 1980 FJ40 (originally from California)]. I have it with me in the UK. Do you know anything about how best to import to Portugal? Many thanks Edward
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    Looking for a contact in Portugal

    Greetings from sunny Copenhagen I am planning to move to Portugal in about 12-18 months and seek some help how best to import my Land Cruisers there. The FJ40 will be great fun in a warm climate. Many thanks Ed
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    300 series rumors???

    Greetings, Anyone have any info if the LC300 will come to Europe? Contacting Toyota UK provides no info-- this forum seems more informed than local Toyota. The last iteration here of a LC came with only a 2.8L diesel. Wouldn't trade my HDJ100 4.2TD for that....and it is now only 16 years old...
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    Key repair— silly question but

    Greetings, my original 2005 key fob on HDJ100 is having some “wobble” issues. I have tried to repeatedly tighten the tiny screw but suspect over 16 years the plastic housing where the metal key inserts has worn. The key is moving in the housing and makes me nervous. About to head off for a few...
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    300 series rumors???

    Does anyone have a view on what drivetrain options might come to Europe and specifically the UK? Will those twin turbo petrol engines have anything like the longevity and and reliability of the turbo diesel? My HDJ100 4.2L pulls like a train and never complains after 230k km.....my FJ80 is great...
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    Ignition Advice--1980 FJ40 with CA smog

    Thanks, did not know about this part!
  12. SwissEd

    Ignition Advice--1980 FJ40 with CA smog

    thanks for the input-- will investigate!
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    Ignition Advice--1980 FJ40 with CA smog

    attached images-- hopefully helps. Thanks
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    Ignition Advice--1980 FJ40 with CA smog

    Greetings from the UK, My beloved FJ40 is having some starting issues and ignition concern. No spark and havn't figured out if coil (looks OEM and old) toast or something else. However, I have heard how the Petronix electronic igntion swap is simple and reliable and can make drivability a lot...
  15. SwissEd

    VGRS code C1533

    nope turns out per Toyota it was not 1533 but rather 1522-- the actuator....and cost here in UK GPB3500! Never off-road with this rig and owned since new and well maintained.. 210k km on the clock....hmmm.. and 3 months ago had the motor on the steering retract, height adjustment replaced as it...
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    AHC Performance

    7 people were 5 'kids' and 2 adults. I take the point things might have improved or it was misunderstood-- but once, twice bitten, no more 'risk' for me and OME works flawlessly albeit a bit harder and a rake so it can get 'loaded'. Having a L/C that can't be loaded (especially the HDJ100 with...
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    VGRS code C1533

    Can anyone advise what this code means please. thanks ed
  18. SwissEd

    AHC Performance

    Curious how so many folks are positive on AHC. I owned a 2004 (HDJ100 ) from new and had repeated incidents with sensor(s) failures (in Switz.). Toyota replaced many sensors and on several occassions I had the front end when in normal at full height (go figure) and the rear lower. This...
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    VGRS HELP

    thanks-- calling now!
  20. SwissEd

    VGRS HELP

    Good day, My 2006 HDJ100 started with VGRS light continually on this past weekend and shortly thereafter now steering wheel is 90 degrees askew. 3 months ago I had Toyota replace the motor to adjust position of steering wheel (no idea if 3 months later this could be linked??). My turbo-diesel...
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