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  1. ChapmanF replied to the thread Problem message keeps coming up.

    It's a silly acronym anyway, and if I were writing the glossary I would say so. Toyota calls it the Master Warning Light, and it comes...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 6:32 PM
  2. ChapmanF replied to the thread Observations, and a Question re: Front Brake Pad Replacement.

    That has to be an artifact of when you looked. Even Classic and 2G have accumulator chambers, and when they pump the fluid into them,...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  3. ChapmanF replied to the thread Toyota TIS download tips.

    Yeah, it was changed in the last couple years IIRC. Never mind what the original post says about "CHM" - that's an old Microsoft format...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 5:56 PM
  4. ChapmanF replied to the thread Electric AC compressor noise.

    @lech auto air conditionin has recently posted that there may indeed be a way to know, at least to know when the system is undercharged...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 3:16 PM
  5. ChapmanF replied to the thread Problem message keeps coming up.

    It says what for what? A DTC is a five-character code, where the first is P, C, B, or U, the next is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and the next three...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:39 AM
  6. ChapmanF replied to the thread Rotating tires and getting the correct tightness without a torque wrench.

    Noaw, I just carry a bunch of other heavy stuff around in back. Leaving out the supplied lug wrench/pry bar doesn't save all that much...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:35 AM
  7. ChapmanF replied to the thread AC cool only when moving.

    The wiring of the Gen 2 fans was described in some detail in this post. Like the generations before and after it, Gen 2 used a...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:17 AM
  8. ChapmanF replied to the thread 2012 Prius: How to reset or get "check hybrid system" dash light to shut off?.

    Presented with a code reader, the car will give trouble codes explaining why it thinks it is showing that message. That's where the...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  9. ChapmanF replied to the thread 12v battery is charged. Lights on my window switches are blinking..

    Boy, remind me never to be one of Grit's windows.

    Jul 11, 2020 at 10:18 PM
  10. ChapmanF replied to the thread A/c sight glass empty.

    If the refrigerant is very clear, it can be hard to tell "empty" from "clear liquid no bubbles". Clear liquid no bubbles would be good....

    Jul 11, 2020 at 10:16 PM
  11. ChapmanF replied to the thread Rotating tires and getting the correct tightness without a torque wrench.

    The only tool normally in my car that the 21mm socket will fit on is the torque wrench....

    Jul 11, 2020 at 10:13 PM
  12. ChapmanF replied to the thread Air conditioner vents in back seats aren't blowing..

    It is possible to select A/C and also select floor outlets. If you do that, hey presto, you do have "rear A/C", and you can gaslight...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 10:02 PM
  13. ChapmanF replied to the thread ABS VSC (!) red and orange on for no reason?.

    Because there are so many possible reasons those lights can come on, and reading the trouble codes from the brake ECU is the only way to...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM
  14. ChapmanF replied to the thread Does anyboby know if the brake pump is the same for all gen 3.

    For the love of Pete, anybody who isn't pretending it's hard can keep them straight after it's been explained once...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 12:27 PM