Prius Gadget Wish List

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by steviescott, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. steviescott

    steviescott New Member

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    It is great that this car is loaded with the best gadgets and technology. There are two things I wish they included.

    1. Auto Headlights - This is standards on many cars, why not available for Prius. Is there a mod or kit that I can install or have installed?


    2. Auto folding side mirrors. In Japan this is standard, so I'll try to find them via the JDM. It would be cool to have my mirrors fold in whenever I park, and fold out whenever I turn the car on. Also very practical for the city and tight parking spaces.

    If you know where I can acquire these upgrades, pls let me know.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. barbaram

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    The auto headlights are available in other countries!
     
  3. mssmith95

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stephen Scott @ Jul 13 2006, 08:42 PM) [snapback]286052[/snapback]</div>
    Well, auto headlights we sort of have - you may or may not know that you can leave the lights on all the time and when you shut the vehicle off they turn off. So I guess that they are auto-off, but always on. Not exactly the same, but it still works.

    For both you may want to check with Sigma

    Let us know what you find!
     
  4. Godiva

    Godiva AmeriKan Citizen

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    The folding side mirrors would be cool, but what I want (that the Japanese market has and we don't) is the side signal mirrors. To me that is a tremendous safety feature. I want those in my 2009. Throw in the folding thing too.
     
  5. Jeannie

    Jeannie Proud Prius Granny

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mssmith95 @ Jul 14 2006, 12:39 AM) [snapback]286081[/snapback]</div>
    Actually, they shut off when you open the driver's side door, which works fine for me. You just have to remember that if you open the passenger door to turn the power on and then shut it off, the headlights won't automatically turn off when you re-open the passenger door (or if you left it open during your power-on errand).
     
  6. Tcrwfrd50

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    I noticed what appears to be an auto headlight sensor on the drivers side dash up close to the windshield where the reg sticker would go. any chance the hardwiring is there?
     
  7. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tcrwfrd50 @ Jul 16 2006, 12:31 AM) [snapback]287042[/snapback]</div>
    A quick guess, but that is the GPS sensor. At least I think it is on my '05 Prius.
     
  8. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    It's the climate control temperature sensor.

    The missing "blank" is where our auto headlight sensor would be.
     
  9. Lil Mo

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stephen Scott @ Jul 13 2006, 08:42 PM) [snapback]286052[/snapback]</div>
    I agree, Steve. That would be sweet and practical!
     
  10. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tideland Prius @ Jul 16 2006, 03:36 PM) [snapback]287210[/snapback]</div>
    Are ye sure 'tiss not the GPS? I would have thought it be. So, then, where in blazes is the ding dong nab it GPS sensor then?
     
  11. TheForce

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(TJandGENESIS @ Jul 16 2006, 10:27 PM) [snapback]287363[/snapback]</div>
    Well in the 06 its located right behind the MFD.
     
  12. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(theforce @ Jul 16 2006, 10:57 PM) [snapback]287379[/snapback]</div>
    Arr, then that be why in my '05 'tiss on the dash.


    (Okay, so too many pirate movies I have seen lately)
     
  13. Godiva

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