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#1
Ah it turns out the clip for the knob is straightforward. A small blessing at least
#2
Thanks both - in what can only be described as joyous scenes, it inexplicably all clicked into place just now and I've finally got the first seat done

The second seat can wait until tomorrow. In the meantime - figuring out how the spring clip for the driver's seat height adjustment knob goes back on (any instructions very welcome)
#4
To put it bluntly the entire job can be a complete arsehole to do or it can go smooth as silk, so don't be too discouraged by your first attempt.
Are both sides of the rails at the same point on the tracks? They can get out of sync when they're not attached to the seat base so make sure they're both at the same position.
It's donkeys since I separated seats to restain them but I find it can be easier with them fully reclined on their back, make sure you get the little felt square in too 😂.
#5
I'm trying to fit (pfl) seatbacks onto stock rails. I've been at the first of two for over 6 hours (I wish I was exaggerating) without making any real progress. I've found it impossible to do this

I can't get the bar that runs through the seatback to go into the slots it should go into on both rails. The bar goes fine if I take it out of the seat and put it in on its own. But when I'm trying to put it all together nothing aligns no matter what I do

I also can't get the bolt holes on both sides to line up at the same time. It's no problem to do one side, but somehow the bolt holes on the other side of the seatback always end up miles away from the holes in the rails they're supposed to align with, and no way of getting them to match up

These are the rails these seats came off, so they should fit without a problem

This was not how I'd planned on spending my Sunday and I'm at the absolute end of my tether. Is there some trick to this I'm missing? All advice is extremely welcome at this point. Surely it can't be this hard
#6
General / Re: Exhaust Recommendations
Last post by Ardent - May 25, 2024, 18:29
Quote from: Gibla on May 25, 2024, 06:172) Zero < various components eg exhaust manifold , midpipe , backbox these are available albeit very expensive , but are probably(imo) the best 'off the shelf'' exhausts you can buy. 
 
They are expensive but very high quality that fit, work and will last. Which on balance represents good value for money.

Buy cheap. Buy twice.
#7
Quote from: Gaz mr-s on May 25, 2024, 10:52I wasn't referring to a fluid change.
The symptoms the O/P mentions will probably produce a fault code.
Ah, understood. Better to invest in a cheap Windows 7 laptop and do that bit yourself. Again, Paul Hibbs has a video on that.

@Johnny_Bintang TBH, you don't really need a mechanic to change the SMT fluid or check/reset/relearn the ECU. Very few tools involved and not much of a learning curve on TechStream. If I can do it, anyone can.
#8
Quote from: fawtytoo on May 25, 2024, 10:17No they don't. You can change the SMT fluid without touching the ECU. That's how I did mine.

I wasn't referring to a fluid change.
The symptoms the O/P mentions will probably produce a fault code.
#9
Quote from: Gaz mr-s on May 25, 2024, 10:13For any garage to help you they'll need to have a laptop with Toyota's Techstream.
No they don't. You can change the SMT fluid without touching the ECU. That's how I did mine.
#10
Paul Hibbs recommends brake fluid in the SMT Hydraulics.  Toyota's stuff is a waste of money.
For any garage to help you they'll need to have a laptop with Toyota's Techstream.
It can be downloaded. - f'book group.