Finally a Daihatsu owner - 2004 Yellow YRV turbo

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After being an admirer for a long time, I've finally bought a daihatsu.
Picked up the sunshine yellow YRV Turbo yesterday and drove (happily) back home.
Got a good deal, but the car needs 2 things, perhaps someone here can help:

Drivers side electric windows (4-button) switch panel. The drivers window button is missing and thus I cannot open/close my window.

Drivers door stay - the little device that is between the hinges that allows the door to stay open at certain angles. The door just swings open freely and will damage the hinges if I leave it like this.

I am also interested in the scangauge II, but wondering if it is worth it to spend a bit more and get the dash-dyno. Anyone tried this?

Are the lowering springs still available anywhere?
Also where would I find sports air filters?

Welcome Fellow Yellow Turbo

Welcome Fellow Yellow Turbo owner! Smile

I hope you got some money knocked off for the issues you have? To get replacements your best bet is to go on E-bay or visit your local breakers and procure the items you need off a standard YRV.

I have the Scan gauge 2 and must say it's a very useful tool, especially the guages, as I can see how much voltage the battery is getting and what the temp of the Intercooler is. As for a Delta Dash, never tried one I'm afraid.

As for lowering springs, these are quite rare for the Turbo model. I managed to keep my eye out and getting hold of only 2 sets of Tein Spring kits (lowers the car by 35mm rear, 30mm front) the ones the dealers used to provide were eibachs, and they are very hard to get hold of these days.

Sports filters, again is something that can be hard to find. I have opted for a replacement cone type on my car and went with the Blitz Stainless cone filter. Gives a nice whooshing sound Wink

Unfortunately you have bought a car which is a bit of challenege for aftermarket parts. But you will enjoy the reliabilty Smile

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

Welcome to the club!

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

I don't have the YRV.
But have the rare Sirion Rally 4.

Welcome to the club - You have come to the right place for help and ideas etc. Can you tell us roughly where you live?

I live in N E Lincs.

Daihatsu's are usualy very reliable if you look after them.

Get a picture posted as soon as you can so we can have a look at your YRV.

Regards, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Out in the South West

Thanks, I am currently in Bath, but will be moving to Bristol in 2 months. Havent seen any YRV Turbos around these parts. Had to travel to sunningdale to fetch this one:




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2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

Looking good, especially

Looking good, especially with the stickers in-tact which personnally I prefer Wink

Noticed the pictures don't show the rear headrests. Did you not get these also?

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

no rear headrests

Apparently not hey! I didnt even realise they should be there! Noticed that the car didnt come with a boot board/cover so you can see anything thats in there through the hatch window. Is there anything available that can fit there?
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2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

The YRV didn't come with a

The YRV didn't come with a conventional parcel shelf, I was lucky when I bought mine that a Touneau cover was still in it's plasic bag which was in with the spare space saver wheel under the boot board. Check out the users manual for this (that's if you got one with the car?). The rear headrests are smaller than the standard YRV ones you may have seen. Again your best bet is to look out for either: Newer model 2000 - 2007 Daihatsu Charade or possibly the middle headrests found on Toyota Yaris (The YRV share some Toyota components). You may have noticed things like the door mirrors have a toyota mark on them.

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

touneau cover

I'm quite interested in the cover you mentioned that you have...
Do you have any photos? I have checked and I see the drawing in the manual (I have all the documents thankfully). Would I be able to make one that attached by velcro or similar?

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2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

The cover is a bespoke fit

The cover is a bespoke fit item. The one I got has velcro at the back but I didn't get the clips which fit to the side of the boot which hold it in place. In the end i had to improvise and make something using PC blanking plates and screwing these into the plastic.
If you have a look on www.autotrader.co.uk there are the odd picture where the black touneau is present and on show. Your best bet again is either a dealers or a breakers for this Sad

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

Enjoying already for sure!`

Thanks, and yes, after searching quite a bit I still haven't found anything. There has been one breakeryard quote for the door stay at £40, but want to check a local one first. I'm wondering if the standard YRV has the same door setup? I'm sure I've seen a red one parked at a breaker in Bath.
I shall probably go for the scangauge then, it seems a good buy for the price.
And guess I'll just keep an eye out for a set of springs, but the car is quite a lot of fun in stock form anyway Smile
I did manage to knock some money off for the repairs, so just want to sort that out asap.

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2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo