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  2. choupolo

    225/45/17 tyres?

    I will check my manual tonight and report back on my 2017 car. Sure they were 7”.
  3. Jay

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Great, I didn't know! I suppose it's somewhere on the inside? Meanwhile I found a slightly newer Manual of the 2017 MY, at the site of the importer. This manual reads 17 x 7 J. I guess the early manual is wrong, as all other versions mention 7".
  4. will300

    Definitive rattles and worrying noises thread?

    There is a good thread on the other forum: https://www.gt86ownersclub.co.uk/forum/40-faults-fixes/5608-rattles-thread.html
  5. nerdstrike

    Definitive rattles and worrying noises thread?

    There's also the ticking of the boot shelf metal sheets sticking and hopping over each other as the car receives torsion. There's a BRZ advisory document for that, although I wasn't terribly successful trying to implement it. Don't know if bunging cloth up there would help.
  6. nerdstrike

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    So many beeps, so little time. We could probably write a FAQ for them all.
  7. Church

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    Actually i'd forgive in UI most bugs but two. - What use is touch screen, if i cannot point with finger position in played track for quick forward? - And why it was that hard to implement to normal browse/play dir by dir structure files are grouped with, not just by mp3 tags?
  8. Adamd

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    I think the boot beeping (when the car is locked but the boot is open) is when it cannot see the key - i.e. you've moved away from the boot but it's still open. I think mine does the same from time to time. You'll find it also does it if you leave the car door open and walk away? Try replacing the battery in the fob - they do not last long. The stereo is god awful - the UI and design are all the worst of any car I've seen. I have my phone connected via bluetooth with a holder next to the stereo so I never have to use the "touch" screen. That combined with an upgrade to the Focal speakers mentioned above means I'm content. The volume knob is still shite though.
  9. will300

    225/45/17 tyres?

    FYI, Michelins have quite soft sidewalls.
  10. nerdstrike

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    Is this after you close the lid? The '86 has a pretty fragile sense of whether it's secure, but also tries to tell whether there's a key inside the car as it locks. The prime candidate for beep-beep is a lightly bent switch bracket that sticks up near the brake master cylinder. It gets bent when someone leans across it because it's made very thinly. I've not got a clear idea yet, but I think for some people the car believes the key is in the boot based on where the owner holds the key when they close the boot, but it might also be a second key close at hand, such as in a partner's pockets.
  11. Jay

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Would be interesting to know.
  12. 86iain

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    Mine has that unit + Nav. Which is getting a little outdated now. We've just been to Stirling for a week and a few times it got itself a bit flustered. At one point going over the Queensferry bridge it completely lost the plot. I'm not sure if I want to spunk the cash on an update or try and find something that will do everything the current unit does. I couldn't care less about applecar play or streaming so I suppose that narrows it down somewhat.
  13. Church

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    For mirror folding, here. Stock headunit audio quality is rather awful (then again stock speaker audio quality is awful too). And certainly don't get overpriced satnav option for stock headunit. I'd think of aftermarket headunit & from cheaper speaker upgrades Focal IS165TOY set. From usability/comfort things highly suggest getting some rear camera to ease tight spot parallel parking (rear visibility relatively sucks).
  14. DuncanM

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    Thanks for the reply, I was surprised to not even see a car button to do basic set up as per the manual. 😕 Never mind, I'll see what I can do before making a decision on changing it.
  15. Al86

    Depressingly basic touch and go?

    Hi mate, The unit is pretty generic, Ive still got mine but would want to replace eventually So for the wing mirrors there is a module you can buy that folds the windows when the car is closed, I'm not too sure about the boot, as I feel like mine only beeps if the boot is open and I go to close the car
  16. Hello, I'm happy enough with the sound, and the Bluetooth phone connection seems fine, however I don't seem to have the functionality that the manual suggests I should. There is no car setup button, and only very basic options under general. Also, I'd love to be able to set the key to fold the wing mirrors upon locking, is this possible? Another also, when opening the boot and filling with shopping (exciting yes), the car annoyingly beeps at me after a short time. Can I change this? Picture of basic system :
  17. spikyone

    Hi all

    Missed this when you posted it originally; the mirror kit is available from Japan Parts: https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/44085 I've used them a few times and they're very good. I also have the mirror kit and recommend that too.
  18. Lauren

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Better to look at the actual wheel it will be stamped on it.
  19. BRZ-123

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Looks the same wheels as UK cars. I now think people have not looked at their manuals and UK cars will also be 7.5 wheel. Curious. Anyone with a 2017MY happy to share a pic of wheel spec from their manual please? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  20. BRZ-123

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Lovely. Please update us on how you get along. What year is your car and what wheels are they going on? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  21. andrewbaru

    Hi all

    Oh yeah, you also need a fascia adapter, which again depends on the car and year, but for a 2017> brz you need CT23SU15 https://connects2.com/Product/ProductItem/CT23SU15
  22. Dunno if I'm not searching hard enough.. but has anyone made a definitive thread of "rattles and noises", it seems the car has a lot of rattles that mean different things. Right at the moment I think I've got a few of the less serious ones (italicised) and some others I'd like an opinion on (underlined) , but I can see by having a search as your car gets older there are other things that crop up... Parcel shelf Bung fibre cloths up the holes to push the parcel shelf up Also, it can be the two little plastic covers that sit on top of the parcel shelf Door cards Wiring looms knocking against something The sides of the switch gear box in the arm rests vibrating slightly C pillars plastic trim I've found adjusting/pressing them "a bit more home" helps, dunno if they get loose, or just mine were fitted in the factory "slightly" wrong "Something" in the Middle Air vents "Something" in or around the instrument cluster making a kinda metallic rattling sound at around 3k rpm or rough roads <- very hard to describe I "know" there are a lot more to do with serious mechanical stuff... fuel filter noises, the infamous "crickets", exhaust shields, suspension knock, worn ball joint noises, but I'm hoping I'm a looooong way off experiencing those yet!
  23. andrewbaru

    Hi all

    I went for a sony unit with android auto/weblink/car play (it also has steering wheel key learning) And yes, the harnesses can be a conundrum, but basically you need this: https://connects2.co.uk/Product/ProductItem/CTSSU004.2 but especially retaining the usb, as it "kinda depends" which adaptor you need, on most cars/oem head units you need this one... https://axxessinterfaces.com/product/AX-SUBUSB however, mine needed this one... https://axxessinterfaces.com/product/AX-SUBUSB2 which (at the time I bought it anyway) I could ONLY get from america. It would be VERY easy to get caught out by this as the little notch on the socket is ever so slightly different. After reading around, I also discovered this... https://www.tme.eu/en/details/usb.toyota.02/power-car-accessories/per-pic/c8304-usb/ I haven't tested it thoroughly, but apparently, if you have problems with android auto/car play connection, try swapping your USB adapter for a usb.toyota.02, the difference being the first one plugs into the weird OEM usb connector, where as the second one plugs into the back of the head unit (standard usb a) and completely replaces the in dash usb/aux socket Other quirks.... You may need to "deal" with the blue fm antenna wire, not on mine, it's perma wired in, but in general you need the antenna adapter: https://incartec.co.uk/product/Toyota-09--Aerial-adapter-to-din-plug You may not have a reverse or parking brake signal to the 28pin block, I did on mine Don't get me started on the reverse camera, that was fun figuring out
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  25. James-

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Personally, I'm going Michelin PS4's at 225/45/17 to test. We'll see, maybe this is a mistake and I'll regret it for sidewall flex... but considering it's upgrading from the Primacies, it's probably unlikely I'll even notice the flex. Edit: Just ordered the tyres. I'll update once fitted and can compare vs the primacies
  26. Jay

    225/45/17 tyres?

    My car is in my profile pic. 😁
  27. BRZ-123

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Very interesting Jay. Either Dutch cars came with different rims or its a 2017 MY change. Mine is a 2015 MY. Everything else is same except wheel width. See attached. Do you mind sharing a pic of the wheels on your car? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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