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I am only new here guys so this might have been asked already.
I am a DIY guy and I always get my hands on one for all my cars/bikes.

Does anyone have a workshop manual for the CT is PDF?
Is it posted somewhere already?

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you can "view" it at http://techinfo.toyota.com.. however, you need a subscription.. either monthly or for like $15 you can get 2 days of access.. this would give you access to all of Toyota's manuals (service, wiring, owners, TSBs, everything).. including Lexus and Scion, of course

BUT.. and this is a big "but".. the newer manuals (I think after 1996) are set up differently.. the old ones display "sections" as PDFs.. so you can just save them.. the new ones utilize some kind of dynamic structure.. you would need to output each section to PDF and save them.. kind of the same, but it does require a couple additional steps.. and most stuff is split up into 3 sections (assembly, disassembly, and components)

Be warned though, the new service manuals are somewhere around 800+ pages each (maybe 500-600 sections).. and that doesnt include the wiring manuals, which are separate
 

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you can "view" it at http://techinfo.toyota.com.. however, you need a subscription.. either monthly or for like $15 you can get 2 days of access.. this would give you access to all of Toyota's manuals (service, wiring, owners, TSBs, everything).. including Lexus and Scion, of course

BUT.. and this is a big "but".. the newer manuals (I think after 1996) are set up differently.. the old ones display "sections" as PDFs.. so you can just save them.. the new ones utilize some kind of dynamic structure.. you would need to output each section to PDF and save them.. kind of the same, but it does require a couple additional steps.. and most stuff is split up into 3 sections (assembly, disassembly, and components)

Be warned though, the new service manuals are somewhere around 800+ pages each (maybe 500-600 sections).. and that doesnt include the wiring manuals, which are separate
Maybe someone can get the 2 day subscription and let us know what's available? Or is there a Toyota technician on this board that already has access and can let us know?
 

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Its all the technical service manuals and such, same thing the dealer techs would access on a daily basis. Several other manufacturers do this now, allowing you do DL the manuals instead of selling them in print form.

It might be A LOT of PDF's though, so plan on dedicating a couple hours to just sitting at your computer downloading them.
 

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Happy to pay a subscription if that allows me to permanently download them for the CT?

Or is it one of those services where you can only view them online when you are connected. If its the latter this isn't any good unless you want to have another monthly bill hitting your account
 

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No, you can download them. It just will take a few hours because you have to manually click EACH section and download it manually. You can't just autodownload from a list of links. Very labor intensive.
 

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Happy to pay a subscription if that allows me to permanently download them for the CT?

Or is it one of those services where you can only view them online when you are connected. If its the latter this isn't any good unless you want to have another monthly bill hitting your account
As Matt pointed out, you can download the manual. What you'll need is to either print them (again, about 800+ pages or so for the whole thing) OR you get a PDF creating program (Adobe Acrobat Pro would be over kill.. there are lots of free PDF creators). After clicking each section, you'd output that section to a PDF and save it.. then you go to the next section, and so on and so on.

There are lots of sections in the manual that refer to OTHER sections. What I mean is, say for example you want to remove the door panel. The service manual will be something like this:

DOOR PANEL - DISASSEMBLY

1. Refer to Component diagram (this would be a separate section)
2. Remove door handle [link to go to door handle removal page]
3. Remove power window switch [link to go to door handle removal page]
etc etc..


I had downloaded a manual a few months ago for a Sienna. After seeing the sheer number of sections, I figured, like, if I wanted to remove the door panel, it would include removing the door handle, power window switches, etc. So I skipped around a lot trying to save time. Later I realized what I pointed out above.. if you want a complete disassembly/assembly guide, you need to get any and all related sections. They definitely dont make it easy for you to download them.

When I downloaded a G35 service manual, it was just one package.. but then of course, packages like that wind up floating around the internet.
 

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Thanks Tracksyde.
Maybe I won't tackle this until I absolutely have to.
My time is worth a hell of a lot more than the subscription fee.
 

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I just took the time to download everything individually. Collision, Repair, Wire Diagram, Fluids, Accessory, Quick Reference, Satelite Radio, etc. The problem is where to host it. It came in at 3000 pdf files @ 422 MB. Anybody want to volunteer? That far exceeds my webpage account.
 

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I just took the time to download everything individually. Collision, Repair, Wire Diagram, Fluids, Accessory, Quick Reference, Satelite Radio, etc. The problem is where to host it. It came in at 3000 pdf files @ 422 MB. Anybody want to volunteer? That far exceeds my webpage account.
Try a megaupload account.. Ooh wait :p

That's a lot of files, did u have to download them all individually as suggested above?
 

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I just took the time to download everything individually. Collision, Repair, Wire Diagram, Fluids, Accessory, Quick Reference, Satelite Radio, etc. The problem is where to host it. It came in at 3000 pdf files @ 422 MB. Anybody want to volunteer? That far exceeds my webpage account.
Would we even be allowed to put this up on a website? Sounds like there would be copyright issues here.
 

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Hell if I know. I think knowing where all the nuts and bolts on the car which you own should not be a secret let alone a copyrighted secret. The manual also should not cost an arm and a leg, especially since they have released the techstream software. They are basically asking you to mod the heck out of this car. As for my copy I needed to make a PDF print of each section from the toyota website over my two day subscription. There are over 3000 files all sectioned into the layout as shown on the techinfo website. Figured I would share as any of you would have done the same.
 

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I think knowing where all the nuts and bolts on the car which you own should not be a secret
It isn't. Car manufacturers are required by law to disclose all maintenance information and TMC complies with that.

let alone a copyrighted secret.
The way in which something is written down will always be copyrighted, as long as it's an original work.

Having said that, I do believe this information should be in the public domain, even though TMC as copyright holder has chosen differently.

Any chance you can set up a torrent somewhere to share the pdf's you downloaded?
 

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I'll just make sure there is no author or identifying header in this archive, drop it on gmail for you guys for a few days and then also sent it out on a torrent. In the meantime, is there a good lexus CT200H parts warehouse? I seem to get nothing but the mats / LED door and clearly need the more advanced parts like ECU's, wire harness, etc. There has got to be a good source. I also just bought the X-horse Cable referenced by SID. I'll let you know how that goes.
 

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The solution for redistribution is using a bittorrent. Thereby, the info is not sitting on a single server to be found.
 
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