2012 Prius C one to TECH trim upgrade

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by TommyGunz, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. TommyGunz

    TommyGunz New Member

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    Hello all, I just finished my Prius C One super base model to the 2017 Prius C tech pack trim.
    This was done with very relative ease, my total clocked time was 4:53h on the job including the removal of the trim from the donor car and a complete install on mine. I also replaced my front carpets as they were in better condition.
    There is something to note during the trim install:
    1. The cluster from the 2017 Prius C is a plug and play into the prior years however, all of the safety sense and precollision lights will be illuminated. Due to the sheer amount of time involved to resolve all of this issue I decided to keep my original cluster
    2. Installing the touch screen Navi is a plug and play installation. You will need to remove GPS unit stored in the upper dash panel right above the passenger side airbag. The non NAVI dash will have the exact same mounting location for it so the swap over is relatively easy.
    3. The 60/40 split seat requires the mounting rails and is a direct bolt on.
    4. The center console with storage will require the two support Brackets below arm rest to be swapped over.
    5. The rear tail lights with LED will require you to remove the entire harness from the interior.
    6. There is a harness for the trunk light prewired in the vacinity. Remove the electrical tape and plug her in
    7. All of the dash trim, climate control, vents are direct bolt in as well.
    8. The touchscreen Navi will require CAN bus connection for the energy gauges to work. I didn’t care for it so I ignored it as I don’t ever use that screen. It is redundant when the cluster itself has all the information.
    9.This is still an incomplete swap. I will be wiring up the 3 missing items; OE backup camera, heated seat harness, and rear door speakers.
    10. I am an experienced technician. I have 3 years of Toyota dealership experience as well as 14 years of luxury dealership experience. Don’t let my resume scare anyone who is interested in doing this. It is ridiculously easy and should be a top priority for anyone with the Prius C one trim given a reasonable price for the tech pack trim. I paid $700 for mine
    Here’s some photos, enjoy and good luck!
     

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  2. Royston.K

    Royston.K Junior Member

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    #1, #5 & #6 is good to know!
     
  3. JeromeD

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    What kind of cargo liners are attached to the back of the rear seats? Is that standard for the tech trim?
     
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  4. Bryce Husserl

    Bryce Husserl Junior Member

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    Where did you purchase the package? And also did the seats get completely replaced or are the fronts just seat covers?
     
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  5. Trynn

    Trynn New Member

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    I just got a 2013 Prius C Four and this is exactly what I want to do with mine. However, I wouldn't even mind just getting the 2015-2016 parts. Really would love to know where you got all the parts to do this. Did you find a good deal on a part out or something else?
     
  6. HarSherm

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    When you say, "require you to remove the entire wire harness from the interior," that sounds ominous. What do I need to do, tear up in the interior to replace the harness?
     
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