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Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 07-28-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,554
Posted By CraigVM
So much is based on ones taste

So much is based on what kind of music you listen to and if your a bass fanatic.
The sub size and box design best suited for someone who listens primarily to Rock would be different than that for a...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-26-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By CraigVM
I convince myself I hear a difference.

My aftermarket HU allows entering the speakers to seat position distances then select which seat position it will be optimized for. I do hear a difference when jumping from one position selection...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-04-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By CraigVM
Ditto Here

I am going to do the same with my original / master as well ..... I look forward to hearing what the chip ID's come up as on the valet keys when you get them. Earlier I had bought some ebay...
Forum: Northwest 04-03-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,401
Posted By CraigVM
Much agreed with 86TOYO2k17

Been here for 25 years having lived in So Calif / LA prior. I would say 86TOYO2k17 pretty much nailed it. My work has me driving typically 50K miles a year in the area, luckily driving an...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-03-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By CraigVM
success ...... Finally

Finally have had some success. For $82 I picked up an OEM Valet key from the Dealership. Before paying them $115.00 to program it, I wanted to take a crack at it with Techstream. Unlike the...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-24-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By CraigVM
DIY can be costly

When I ordered a basic "no remote / valet" key, I remember the Toyota parts guy telling me the part number which ended in 52
I am thinking it is SU00301452 I am in the same boat as you in...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-22-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By CraigVM
I have had no luck

I looked for the Magic Wand and only source that I found was through Aliexpress which indicated there were 2 versions being 1: Magic Wand and 2: Magic Wand II which seems to accommodate additional ...
Forum: Northwest 03-17-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,805
Posted By CraigVM
Toyota of Puyallup

Took mine to Puyallup Toyota on River Road.

When dropping off I asked if they would do 3 things during the recall work.
1: change plugs
2: check TOB and feel free to replace if they feel it...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-17-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By CraigVM
Still no luck

After buying 6 different aftermarket immobilizer keys / remotes "ebay and Amazon' along with the Techstream software and cable I still have had no luck. I feel comfortable that it is not a...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-17-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By CraigVM
my thoughts

I utilized the Maestro / SU2 harness with a JVC Maestro compatible HU in my 2013 FRS. While a good bit different than your application in regards to what controls and info yours will provide you...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-09-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,441
Posted By CraigVM
So much for my success story

I was so hoping mine would be one of the "success - no problem" recall stories.

After seeing that many of the after recall work issues take place a few miles down the road, I went for a casual...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-08-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By CraigVM
I went gel

I have some minor Audio equipment upgrades so went Gel to allow me Tunes / Movies without needing to keep the motor running.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,441
Posted By CraigVM
Test Drive?

Test Drive ? picked mine up this morning and checked the odometer vs. that they recorded when I dropped it off. They did not even add a mile ....
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-08-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 29,458
Posted By CraigVM
Picked mine up this morning. Seemed to run just...

Picked mine up this morning. Seemed to run just as before during my 15 min drive home. I checked oil finding it at normal level and clean. Guess I will check to make certain it has antifreeze and...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-08-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,298
Posted By CraigVM
Got mine back from dealer / recall work this...

Got mine back from dealer / recall work this morning. I had requested they replace plugs, check TOB and replace if needed. I mentioned that I had done a great amount of research from forums...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,798
Posted By CraigVM
works well

Works very well. Again, I am not using the OEM mic in any fashion, only it's bracket / grill which now houses the passive mic that came with my aftermarket HU. Are you attempting to use the OEM...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 03-04-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By CraigVM
Ditto Here

I am also a huge advocate of backing into spots. When I must pull in nose first, I feel I did a great job if the front of the car is 2 feet from the curb / tire stop....
I was wondering how...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 02-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,535
Posted By CraigVM
My appointment us next Friday

I made my appointment a few weeks ago at local Toyota dealer so due to drop it off next Friday. When setting it up with the service dept, they told me they had to check the schedule of their 2...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-09-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,211
Posted By CraigVM
We all have our preferences ..... but

I am in the industry of keeping gas stations up and running. From the registers / POS system in the store to the dispensers / tanks / turbines outside. We service all the major oil company...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-08-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,071
Posted By CraigVM
The 86 on Toyota's Chopping Block ?

This story was on my phones news feed.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20181106/BLOG06/181109846/toyotas-chopping-block%3A-the-prime-candidates
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-02-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,951
Posted By CraigVM
I ended up making a small closed cell foam...

I ended up making a small closed cell foam housing which the after market HU mic slips into. All is then placed into the OEM bracket / grill with the OEM mic removed and setting off to the side...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 10-23-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,675
Posted By CraigVM
just noticed on Flebay

Was just looking on ebay and see the demand / desire for armrests have brought on some low price options. This genuine PVC leather model to your door for right at $115 and one seller states to ship...
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 10-16-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 446,451
Posted By CraigVM
nothing special

nothing special but a treat to take for a spin when your stuck driving a work van all day

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/CraigVM62/20180717_210023.jpg
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 10-13-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,312
Posted By CraigVM
Amazing !!!

A neighbor has these horns in his large 4x4 truck and they instantly have you looking for train tracks. i can not imagine the effect you have coming from something that all those around you feel can...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-04-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 39,216
Posted By CraigVM
Times have changed ....

I am an old fart so can remember 'cruising' along at freeway speed limits with the stick shift in the fourth and final gear. Was impressed the first time I saw a car with a 5th gear. My internal...
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 09-15-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,297,001
Posted By CraigVM
Just a quick snapshot and nothing special...

Just a quick snapshot and nothing special compared to what many others have on the forum. Still like all of us, proud how it is coming along as the mods continue. ...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 09-08-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By CraigVM
Constant power from Dome light

I wanted to utilize my cameras parking mode and keep the glove box outlet free for other uses. I used a hardwire kit and came off of my dome light wiring which has constant power. Very easy to...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 07-25-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,103
Posted By CraigVM
In checking out video reviews of orbital buffers...

In checking out video reviews of orbital buffers I have found several by professional detailers speaking well of this Harbor Freight offering. It will be on sale soon for $59 I believe
...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 07-22-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,082
Posted By CraigVM
scaffolding sized spoilers that would be overkill...

scaffolding sized spoilers that would be overkill if placed on an F-1 car.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 07-20-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,261
Posted By CraigVM
I have seen a couple of videos including ChrisFix...

I have seen a couple of videos including ChrisFix that compares several commercial bug / tar cleaners as well as many other methods often recommended "WD-40 / oils / peanut butter ....." and it...
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