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Old 07-31-2004, 05:26 PM
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By any chance is there another 12V plug/port under the front passenger seat as in the Celica?...j/w
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Old 07-31-2004, 05:34 PM
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Nope . . . nothing under the seats. Just checked.
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Old 07-31-2004, 05:43 PM
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what's tilt steering mean??
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Old 07-31-2004, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by otacon88
what's tilt steering mean??
There's a lever under the left side of the wheel that allows the steering wheel to move up and down. Just a very slight amount, though. It's almost not worth it.
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Old 07-31-2004, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Dana278
There's a lever under the left side of the wheel that allows the steering wheel to move up and down. Just a very slight amount, though. It's almost not worth it.
I dont't know...some times that extra inch makes all the difference!
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:05 PM
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yeah, just curious about the whole under the seat thing...


thanks for checking it out !

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Old 07-31-2004, 06:09 PM
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as in the older classic cars are there build sheets tucked away some where in our cars???
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hornet_on_flower
as in the older classic cars are there build sheets tucked away some where in our cars???
No, it's all on the windows sticker these days.
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by unik_one

I dont't know...some times that extra inch makes all the difference!
:lol Oh I definitely appreciate the tilt wheel. I myself adjusted it when I test drove the tC. I just think maybe it should tilt further up and down.
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:17 PM
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One thing that was really neat to me was the upgraded auto dimming mirror. If you were fortunate enough to get this option it includes an auto dimming mirror of course with built in homelink for those extra garage door openers and also reading lights underneath. What's cool about the reading light is that when you look at them you will see that there are 3 diff. colors coming out of the socket that converge to make white. Its really cool to look at. You can see all the colors mixing together to make white. Just thought that was neat is all :oops:
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by otacon88
well i'll list all that i can remember:
-headlights turn off atuomatically once car is turned off and door is opened
-hold the mode button i think it is to make a customizable message

hmm, i know there's more, but i can't think of any right now.
This headlight feature is kinda neat. If you like daytime running lights then there is no need to ever touch the headlight controls. When you leave the car they always automatically turn off . . . Thanks octacon88!
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:23 AM
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anytime!
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:42 AM
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also if your doors are locked, and you are getting out of the car, you dont have to unlock them, when u pull the lever, the doors automatically unlock
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:51 AM
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Hey everyone go try this now!

i've known this since the day I had my scion..

Press and hold the feel/hear/neutral button for like 3 seconds, and it says XA or XB, and u can change it.

come to find out, it changes the harmonics of the stereo to match the interior shape..

I noticed it alot when I had it on a videotape, it sounds VERY different on video, nothing major in person though..

Just a neat little feature I discovered...hehe

LATE.

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Old 08-01-2004, 06:58 AM
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Dang, my wife's Grand Caravan has that same feature where you can still power things for 30 secs after the key is off. I have been wishing the xb had that..

There's an article in the Tech section about the airfilter on the xB. I bet the tC has a similar setup in the same area. I know I pulled the glove box on my parents new Corolla to see if it had a filter. It did and it was a very similar setup to the Box.

Anyone see the Simpsons episode where Homer buys a bazillion 12v accessories for his car? He's watching a cooking show and cooking hushpuppies in his deepfryer. The hush puppy burns his mouth and he rolls the window down to spit it out and realizes he's driving down the pier. In his panic to react, he grabs a sheet of paper and writes S.O.S. on it, sticks it in his fax machine and screams "transmit! Transmit!" as he sinks.

DOH!
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:06 PM
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Here's something nobody has mentioned yet. On the inside of the hatch on the lid. There are two handles, left and right. To help pull down the hatchback when open. I like it because it enables me to close the lid without touching the outside of the car. I don't like to leave fingerprints on the car after I've spent hours washing and waxing. You can pull down with enough force to get it closed and still have time to get your hands out of the way.(With some practice)

Maybe nobody mentioned it because nobody cares. But I know you guys who detail your own cars will appreciate those handles.
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Originally Posted by SCorpION
Here's something nobody has mentioned yet. On the inside of the hatch on the lid. There are two handles, left and right. To help pull down the hatchback when open. I like it because it enables me to close the lid without touching the outside of the car. I don't like to leave fingerprints on the car after I've spent hours washing and waxing. You can pull down with enough force to get it closed and still have time to get your hands out of the way.(With some practice)

Maybe nobody mentioned it because nobody cares. But I know you guys who detail your own cars will appreciate those handles.
I definitely appreciate this tip. I'll remember it for when my car comes in. I know I also hate fingerprints on the paint. I always try to shut my Honda trunk now with my fingers on the silver H emblem. Handles inside would be a lot easier. Thanks for the heads up!
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Originally Posted by SCorpION
Here's something nobody has mentioned yet. On the inside of the hatch on the lid. There are two handles, left and right. To help pull down the hatchback when open. I like it because it enables me to close the lid without touching the outside of the car. I don't like to leave fingerprints on the car after I've spent hours washing and waxing. You can pull down with enough force to get it closed and still have time to get your hands out of the way.(With some practice)

Maybe nobody mentioned it because nobody cares. But I know you guys who detail your own cars will appreciate those handles.
1 attached two shoulder straps together of two gym bags that I don't use anymore so I can have a handhold to pull the hatch down. It works since I am short. The straps joined together makes my downward force equally distributed against the two hinges.

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dana278
Originally Posted by otacon88
what's tilt steering mean??
There's a lever under the left side of the wheel that allows the steering wheel to move up and down. Just a very slight amount, though. It's almost not worth it.

hey hey it is worth it, i tilt it down enough so that i can drive with my knee and eat.....
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:07 AM
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Apparently more people take advantage of it than I thought!
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