TOYOTA 'Toads'....The Yaris will not follow !?

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  1. davidallan

    davidallan Funster

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    Just changing from a SMART Toad to the YARIS...
    Its the 1.4.D Auto /Man Gearbox and a PUSH buton starter Keyless entry system.

    Now I know this type of gearbox is ok [ IN 'n' POSITION] but on the trial run the FRONT wheels were NOT turning as we went R & L...[some noise also]

    Apparently is does have a steering lock which is 'disengaged' when the ignition is on.....
    THIS IS NOT IDEAL...

    Also we know that the AYGO & IQ are made to TOW without problems.

    I know that there will be some answers/advice out there in MHF land...I have asked a couple of the Dealers BUT their silence speaks volumes & NO return tele calls .:Sad:

    Any help would be super...

    WHY change???? Retirement present [ a PUP Terrier / Rescue] Needs to be in the back of the vehicle....
     
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    We have a Peugeot 107 5 door manual which is the same chassis / engine combination as the Toyota Aygo. Its a very good toad with room for 4 and shopping or two and a dog :thumb: I do not believe the auto version is towable as toad
     
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    The auto 107/Aygo/C1 is towable - we have one.

    Rog
     
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    Have to ask, which smart do you have, our dog 8 year old cross staffi jumps in to the back of our 4 2 and is quite happy.
     

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    This ex[lains why yer wheels wont turn then:Doh:
    Easy option is get auto sparks to supply a feed to the auto lock when key is in accsesory position rather than ignition on position:thumb:
    I say feed, it may be earth triggered, your sparky will sort that out
     
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    Our 107 handbook says that it should not be towed , not clear whether it refers to the manual, auto or both. We have not had any problems with ours.
     
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    Interesting. I never actually checked - I simply went on the advice of Towbars2Towcars.

    What I do know is that these cars, if auto, use a tiptronic type box. It's actually a manual car with a clever little monkey hidden in the electronics that changes the gears for us.

    I think Toyota may say it's safe to tow (and the car is basically a Toyota with a 107 badge).

    Anyway, we've towed ours for several hundred miles without problem. We're towing it to some skiing late December.

    Rog
     
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    If I read correctly he will have to fit an ignition switch first
     
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    Hi I didn't notice what the handbook said until after I had the A frame fitted. I assumed that as car a tow and others produced an a frame that it was ok.
    As with you have had no problems

    Larry
     
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    Its called a key card Jim:thumb:
    and im sure there will be provision to rig up a 12vposs or earth switched supply to disable the electric steering lock:thumb:
    If not then he can't tow it, seemples:Doh:
     
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    But Sir, did you not know A frames are illegal ?
     
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    Not strictly so, not illegal and not really legal, spain, uk, europe, I THINK WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Have we?
    What was the outcome?
     
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    Isn't this where we move to C1+E 107 , what can I drive :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi,

    I tow a Toyota Yaris 1.0l but it is manual. I also have had Towbars2towcars fit my a-frame and tow bar. When making a sharp right or left turn it is possible to see in the m/h's wing mirrors that the front wheels of the toad turn in the appropriate direction, this avoids the otherwise inevitable front tyre scrubbing off.
     
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    changing from SMARTY..

    Good point...plenty of room in the Boot area BUT ours is taken up with a 3 Wheel Mobillity Buggy + Batteries...........Otherwise we would never think of changing.:Laughing:
     
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    Have we ?

    My memory must be going.
     
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    Just checked with the recovery manual, and a Yaris Auto cannot be flat towed, but a manual can.
     
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    Not old enough for senior moments yet Brian :Wink:
     
  20. davidallan

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    ...naughty 'TOAD'.......the Final word !!?

    :BigGrin: Thanks for all the input Funsters......

    Problem solved. Yes its quite happy being towed now.

    Checked with a couple of Auto electricians + Handbook AGAIN.

    Its all to do with this fancy START button keyless ignition system....on my AUTO yaris..
    [All singing & dancing version '56 plate]

    SO you have finished with the car and press the Start button..= Engine stop + all systems OFF. Leave the vehicle and walk away.

    Thats the trigger...The door opening/shutting and so the steering lock will now be ON.

    WITH A FRAME ON AND BEHIND THE M/H......GEAR IN 'N' + HANDBRAKE OFF.

    LEAVE THE CAR then PRESS THE START/STOP BUTTON.....an ORANGE light in the button WILL APPEAR............[ This is the ACC' position]
    [**DO NOT USE REMOTE to LOCK THE CAR....[if you wish to lock the vehicle then take out the hidden key from the remote & manually lock it. **]

    THIS APPARENTLY INHIBITS THE 'Steering lock' system......AS THE " meercats" say
    SeeeMPLE....

    I hope this HELPS somebody out there with an AUTO/ stop/start button:Smile::thumb:
     
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