Nick Geoghegan

Professional Yak Shaver

Category: Copen

Replacing the Copen’s air filter

27k miles, not 15k miles. The three years is right, though.

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Adding keys to a Daihatsu / Toyota Immobiliser

The Copen uses the same immobiliser as the YRV, as well as a few Toyotas. This isn’t overly surprising, seeing as Toyota own most of Daihatsu. These instructions will only work if you have a Texas C type chip – that is, a static transponder code – from what I can tell, or test for […]

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Installing a tonneau cover / opening cover on the Copen

End result is a rather dapper, particularly when I plastidipped the roll over bars!  

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Replacing the Copen’s Stereo

My Copen came with a bluetooth stereo that didn’t want to work after I got the car. At the time, I had no idea why, so I simply replaced it with the one I had from my Pajero. Later I discovered that the fuse in the stereo blew, so replaced the fuse and swapped out […]

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Rust Rust Rust!

Since my Copen is a UK import, rust is always a worry. The Copen seems to be worse off than most other Japanese cars, as they didn’t really use enough rust protection for the UK market – instead it looks like they used the same amount of protection as for the Japanese market… Who don’t […]

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