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Old 20th October 2017, 10:06   #46
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Now we know where from this Corolla gets all the 'low-end torque'; blessed by power lines]
Lovely pics! Where is this location?

Btw, Suhas sir, do you conduct photo sessions of desi models too?

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Where is this location?
Hinjawadi, Phase 3.
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do you conduct photo sessions of desi models too?
Why not, when is Scout available?
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Why not, when is Scout available?
She is available whenever I am, i.e. every weekend Will ping you as soon as I get the annual detailing done; just waiting for the rains to stop!

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P.S: Sorry for hijacking your thread, Asit!
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Update-

The ODO is nearing the 83k kms mark(80kms more to go). This month the Corolla has run less because my brother had his vacations and he was in Bahrain so I was using the Nano since the last 15-18 days+ no outstation trips. The LED bulbs installed were initially having some alignment related issues, I had tried a few settings by adjusting it manually but it didn't feel right. Visited my local car electrician and he helped me out in setting them right. In December & January I will be taking a few road trips and then only can I give a final verdict on the reliability of these bulbs.

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The LED bulbs installed were initially having some alignment related issues,
Asit, thanks for sharing. A question - which high beam LED bulbs did you procure and from where? I'm interested in using HB3/9005 LED bulbs for my Altis' high beam. The low beams are factory fitted HIDs. I'm looking at a plug-n-play solution.

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Asit, thanks for sharing. A question - which high beam LED bulbs did you procure and from where? I'm interested in using HB3/9005 LED bulbs for my Altis' high beam. The low beams are factory fitted HIDs. I'm looking at a plug-n-play solution.

You can check out the Philips LED's. A fellow BHPian from Pune has been using them on his Vento since 1 year. The LED's I am using right now were ordered through aliexpress. Until now I haven't faced any issues with them but not too sure about their long term reliability. I have a few night drives planned in December. I will be sharing the details once I am sure about their reliability and durability.

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You can check out the Philips LEDs. A fellow BHPian from Pune has been using them on his Vento since 1 year
The VW Vento uses H4 IIRC which is in stock on Amazon India. Waiting for Philips LEDs to be available in the HB3/9005 model.

I have read about Chinese made parts being a little flaky, not something I'd like to risk with critical safety parts like headlamp bulbs. That said, I look forward to your review.
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A question to all petrol Corolla / Altis users - At what point does the temperature needle stay at in your cars during city / highway drives?

Can Purolator parts (air filter, oil filter, fuel filter) be used in the Altis and safely?
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A question to all petrol Corolla / Altis users - At what point does the temperature needle stay at in your cars during city / highway drives?

Can Purolator parts (air filter, oil filter, fuel filter) be used in the Altis and safely?

The temperature needle normally stays at the 50% mark. Will check it again when I take the car out. I am currently using a purolator oil filter.
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A question to all petrol Corolla / Altis users - At what point does the temperature needle stay at in your cars during city / highway drives?
In the Altis the temp gauge needle remains at just about 1mm over the 2nd notch from Min/Cold. It has never shifted higher even in stop and go traffic, highway driving with or without AC.

PS - One may assume 2nd notch is the 50% mark, just like in the 9G Corolla. Here's a pic from a Pakistani website Altis 10G Instrument Cluster

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Can Purolator parts (air filter, oil filter, fuel filter) be used in the Altis and safely?
I'd recommend OEM Toyota/Denso only. Always. Use Bosch or Purolator only in an emergency and shift back to Denso ASAP.

IMO Purolator India doesn't have the same standards of quality they do overseas. You can easily discern the difference in construction quality of a Denso and the cheaply built aftermarket filters available in India.

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Hello guys,

I am facing an issue with driver side seat belt on my 2006 Corolla.

From the past week, I am not able to pull the seat belt and it seems it has got struck inside and just not able to pull.

Could any of you throw light if you have come across this? Should I get the entire seat belt changed or is there any repair possible.

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From the past week, I am not able to pull the seat belt and it seems it has got struck inside and just not able to pull.

Could any of you throw light if you have come across this? Should I get the entire seat belt changed or is there any repair possible.
I think you should take it to an ASC or FNG for an inspection. If it has been damaged or compromised in any manner you should replace it with an original part. Thing is, a seat belt is a life saver & I for one strongly believe there should be no compromises on safety.
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I think you should take it to an ASC or FNG for an inspection. If it has been damaged or compromised in any manner you should replace it with an original part. Thing is, a seat belt is a life saver & I for one strongly believe there should be no compromises on safety.
Yes, thanks R2D2. Planning to take it to FNG but couldn't manage this week. In fact, i am not using car for this reason alone, I borrowed my BIL car for a outstation trip as I didn't wanted to take any chance on this.

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Asit, and other corolla owners here.

I got a call last week from Lakozy Toyota, Mumbai.

They mentioned my vehicle No, and said that the vehicle was a part of the airbag inflator recall, and they would do the replacement free of cost.

I've fixed up an appointment and will be going coming Sunday.

So - I'm the second owner of the vehicle and I always service the vehicle at an FNG. The previous owner used to go to the Authorized Service Center.

However, they were able to track down my number from the insurance company and proactively called me up.

I would highly recommend you guys to please check with the service center's if your car is a part of any such recall (if you haven't already got a call).

Good thing is that Toyota dealership went beyond their boundaries to track down my number and proactively called me up.

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Asit, and other corolla owners here.
...the vehicle was a part of the airbag inflator recall, and they would do the replacement free of cost.
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Thanks for the update yogeshnagpal. Is this a new recall? I got the replacement of my Corolla's airbag inflators under warranty last year at dsk Toyota in July.

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