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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2019, 02:29:07 PM »
any one have experience fixing the sun visor of camry 2011?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 02:37:25 PM »
any one have experience fixing the sun visor of camry 2011?
youtubes your friend. I just "fixed" my iPhone  that blacked out ,through a youtube clip
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2019, 02:57:53 PM »
any one have experience fixing the sun visor of camry 2011?

Not sure what the issue is, but i know that some older Camrys had a recall on the sun visors an can be fixed for free at a Toyota dealership.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2019, 02:59:12 PM »
youtubes your friend. I just "fixed" my iPhone  that blacked out from a youtube clip

It must've been a pretty horrible video if it made your iphone black out :)

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »
It must've been a pretty horrible video if it made your iphone black out :)
lol FTFY

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2019, 03:37:53 PM »
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2019, 04:15:14 PM »
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2019, 04:15:43 PM »
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2019, 04:33:20 PM »
How many sets of wires did you connect to the timer?
Sounds like it was a junction box for those areas, and instead of leaving them setup as a jumper, you took the jumper wire and connected it the same way you connected the black (hot) wire going to the light fixture.

I ended up connecting them all. Just kept trying different combinations until the light started working.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2019, 04:51:44 PM »
Thanks, I just ordered a filter off Amazon for $10 and replaced it myself. Was literally a couple of clips and the mass sensor plug.

Caution about buying cheap air filters. If the filter is not good quality you'll notice a difference in engine performance and maybe gas mileage. Too thick and it's literally choking the engine. I'd recommend sticking with trusted brands and replacing them less often rather than replacing more frequently with off-brands.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2019, 04:53:59 PM »
A few years back I bought a timer for my dining room light. When installing I noticed that the instructions were telling me to connect different color wires that I did not have. After a few hours of frustration and a ton of trips down to the basement to turn on and off the fuse box I finally got it to work. Only problem is my dining room switch now controls the electricity to my living room, outside light and the outlets in my dining and living room.
I ended up connecting them all. Just kept trying different combinations until the light started working.

So is this a success or a blunder?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2019, 04:55:12 PM »
Caution about buying cheap air filters. If the filter is not good quality you'll notice a difference in engine performance and maybe gas mileage. Too thick and it's literally choking the engine. I'd recommend sticking with trusted brands and replacing them less often rather than replacing more frequently with off-brands.

I got EPauto and Fram. Those seemed to be good based on online reviews - are they?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2019, 05:00:04 PM »
So is this a success or a blunder?

Having a whole bunch of lights controlled by a single switch would be a real perk for shabbos timers, but a pain the rest of the time. But if the lights used to all be controlled by separate switches then they must all have individual load wires and it should be possible to have it both ways. Assuming there are multiple load wires connected to the timer now, OP would need to add a new wire and a new switch (after the timer) to control just the dining room light and then all the switches will work individually when the master switch is on.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2019, 05:01:53 PM »
I got EPauto and Fram. Those seemed to be good based on online reviews - are they?

Fram is definitely a brand name. I don't know the other one but maybe someone else does.

It just seemed like $10 was cheap for a Fram or Purolator. I guess it depends on the car, but for my car it would be $20-$25 and only off brands available for $10-$20.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2019, 05:41:24 PM »
Got these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EAOIRI4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MFB28F6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So the engine filter you linked to is an off-brand, but that doesn't mean it's bad. If you're using it now and haven't noticed anything wrong then it's probably fine. My experience was with Ecoguard that I bought because it was half the price of Fram but I started to notice a difference in engine sound and worse acceleration right away. Obviously I'm more biased because I've been burned but just putting it out there to be cautious and look out for side effects if you try one.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2019, 06:00:44 PM »
I haven't noticed any issues yet...I had seen positive reviews and based my decision on that:

https://www.carbibles.com/best-engine-air-filters/

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2019, 06:33:44 PM »
Not sure what the issue is, but i know that some older Camrys had a recall on the sun visors an can be fixed for free at a Toyota dealership.
I had this issue. Just googled because of your comment.

Seems they only cover for 7 years...

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »
Fram is definitely a brand name. I don't know the other one but maybe someone else does.

It just seemed like $10 was cheap for a Fram or Purolator. I guess it depends on the car, but for my car it would be $20-$25 and only off brands available for $10-$20.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07TM928KP

I got this one. Reviews seemed great.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself Repairs) - Successes and Blunders
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2019, 08:25:59 PM »
So is this a success or a blunder?

Jury is still out on this one.

Success - can turn off multiple lights with one switch, can plug extension cord into one of the effected outlets to use on sukkos

Blunder- can't have the light in the front of our house on without having the dining room light on,  cant charge a phone/laptop in any effected outlet while dining room light is off.