Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Cactus Hybrid, Jan 6, 2012.
curious on this as well
has any one ever lifted a prius also i need some difrent wheel options for this car we inherited this car we want to give it some stile
2010 - 2011 Prius Illuminated Door Sills ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL PROTECTORS Part Number PT922-47100
This may fit and if you need the instruction, check below:
Just ordered the Nav Override from http://www.prestigioussociety.com.
I will write a a review here soon. The deciding factor for me was the statement: "2012 Toyota models with Entune system, a switch is no longer required! The activation/deactivation of our system is now integrated with the factory buttons on the steering wheel!!"
Ok, just installed the "Navigation and Video Enhancement" system from Prestigious Society. It took me only 15 minutes to install. Like advertised it's a plug and play type installation. I had to pop out the dash shift plate cover, passenger upper storage compartment and the top air vent to expose the four 10mm bolts holding the nav unit. Once I unbolted the nav unit all I had to do is plug the bypass unit behind the nav unit and put everything back. VERY SIMPLE.
The directions were very clear and included pictures. Now I am able bypass ALL the system lockouts.
I think this is THE BEST "accessory" I have installed to date. Now I can enter and edit destinations, enter POI's, browse music folder and playlists from my ipod, watch a DVD, use Bing.....all while in motion! Basically everything that is grayed out while in motion is now available after this install. It fools the nav unit that the car is not moving..
To activate the "bypass" all you do is select the volume button (- - ++) on the steer wheel....makes it nice..
P.S. I do not have any affiliation with Prestigious.
Thats high praise from the accessory junkie! I almost wish I had a Nav unit just so I could install it. I didnt realize you couldnt browse your Ipod playlists with the nav unit. The head unit with the trim 2 level allows me to browse the folders within my Ipod.
i'm interested in replacing the horn. was is difficult to replace? also, are you satisfied your led interior light kit? is this a complete set for the interior? thanks!
I replaced my OEM horns with the PIAA set and I had to enlarge the holes on the brackets then used the 1/4 nuts and bolts to secure the PIAA. It wasn't that difficult but if you have BIG hands then it will be awkward to turn the nuts on the brackets. If I didn't have to enlarge the brackets, then it would be a 15 minutes job but I had to remove the brackets and used the stepped drill bit to enlarge the holes so it took another 15 minutes or so.
As for the interior LED light set, you will get all but the vanity ones behind the visors.
The PIAA horn package includes TWO horns..one 500HZ the other 600HZ, and two ground wires. Each horn has two male plugs and factory attached brackets.
I don't like my stock horn at all. The new horn(s) have a nice European sound to it (like a Ferrari) and MUCH more audible! Installation took only half an hour. with no crimping or cutting of any wires!
Here is how I did it..
First open the hood, take off the plastic cover around the hood latch, used a 11mm wrench to take off the old horn bracket (Prius has two horns, one on each side).I detached the stock wire bundle that is clamped to a plate in front of the radiator (to have more slack to work with). I then remove the single female wire plug that is attached to each horn.I then plugged the stock wire plug from the old horns into the new horn's plug (It fits perfectly). I attached the supplied ground wire to the horn's other male plug and the other end to the previously mentioned bolt (Gound). I then finished up by attaching the new horns into the same existing hole/location as the old ones using the same 11mm bolt.Lastly, I zip-tied the wire bundle securely and replaced the plastic cover and honked my new horn(s).
Amazon.com: PIAA 85112 115db 500HZ + 600HZ Sports Horn: Automotive
As for the interior lights the LED lights are GREAT! The are VERY bright and a must. The kit includes all interior light, except the vanity visor lights as mentioned by the post above.
Hope this helps..
Thanks Cactus Hybrid!! I just purchased the horn based your reply. Hope it's as easy to install as it sounds.
gotta love amazon prime!
I'm thinking of buying the same horn set. Let us know how it goes.
Btw, for those who have installed the horn set, how do you remove the plastic cover around the hood latch? It's fsstened by 3 plastic rivets, but I'm not sure how to get them to release. Thanks.
It is easiest to use a toothpick or something with sharp end to pry up the center piece, once up pull it up more with your 2 fingers, then you can remove both pieces. If there's not enough gap to insert the sharp pointed object, slightly press the outer ring down, then proceed. In fact, you can even remove them with just your fingers: push the outer ring with your thumb, then pick the center edge with your index finger of the same hand.
I was actually thinking the same thing.
thanks for the reply, tanasit! i'll try to take some pics of the install if i remember.
Thanks guys. I'll be doing this soon too. Oem horn is embarrassing weak!
I did try to adjust the angle so that I can see PIAA on both side but no luck!
Got the piaa horns on order too. Thanks for all the helpful feedback. Hopefully it will be as simple as it sounds'
Completed the PIAA sport horn install this morning.
Notes during my install:
-12mm socket wrench needed
-definitely needed to cut the oem wire bundling off the aluminum plate for needed slack.
-bracket holes did not require drilling
-ground wires clamp radii were small and could not fit around bolts so I simply sandwiched them inbetween mounting bracket and chassis.
-wish there was a bit more wiring slack so that I could hide the wiring a bit more. Pretty much extended to the limit.
Overall, relatively easy. About 30mins for me. Thanks for all your help!
Just finished my PIAA horn install. Took me about an hour cause I couldn't find my wrench. quick note: stock wire from the old horn goes on the lower terminal post of the PIAA (when installed upright. PIAA logo right side up) and the supplied ground wire goes on the upper terminal post and connected to any bolt on the chassis. Sounds great! Love it!
Accessories/Mods so far:
Two tone heated leather seating with leather door panels and center armrest
Adjustable lumbar support added to front passenger seat
Pinnacle window tint
Body side moldings
Rear bumper protector
3m hood, mirrors, & door edge film
Prius all weather floor mats
Weathertech custom fit black cargo mat
Black chrome valve stem caps
Black chrome license frames
LED door, cargo, dome, & map lights
Heatshield windshield shade
I got LED license plate lights but they seem too long and scrape the plastic housing when I tried to put them in. Anyone else manage it?
Still to do:
LLumar Air Blue windshield tint
Replace the stock front and rear door speakers
Nav lock override
I will post pics when I get a chance.
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