Black Steering Wheel Appliqué

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  1. SilverStreakR

    SilverStreakR New Member

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    I just received the Black gear shift applique and it installed in a jiffy. Looks great! Thanks for Priuschat forum - Now trying to find the applique for the steering wheel insert - so it does not look like a urinal o_O

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    Time to worry is when it begins to smell like one! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Does anyone know if Toyota makes a black steering wheel bezel for a 17 three? My local dealer says no. If they do does anyone have the Toyota part number? I’m ordering the black shifter and console covers next week. Both parts = $173.

    Don’t want to go the paint route. Prefer everything to match.

    Just picked up my 17 last week. Whoever thought the white bezels were a good idea must have been color blind.
     
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    I have seen only aftermarket ones. The black ones I have seen are usually gloss black. I would prefer matte black to match the matte black console in my Two.

    You don't like the "fine china" look? That is what Toyota said they were thinking.
     
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    Cannot post the link, but you'll find something at ebay called "Car Steering Wheel Panel Garnish Cover Trim for Toyota Prius XW50 2015-2017"
     
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    I believe somebody here tried that and it is gloss black.
     
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    You're not the first to bewail the abundance of bathroom-white decor in the Gen 4 and I wouldn't expect to to be the last either. Some, who didn't like it initially found it grew on them over time. Personally, I do like it, especially in the dark. There is a small LED light in the front overhead cluster that projects a warm white glow over the best selector and anything in the center trays. You can't actually see the light source so it never distracts or blinds you at night. There's just a small rectangular hole in the plastic of the overhead lamp cluster. Welcome to Prius Chat, BTW, and I hope you will enjoy your new car experience more as the miles go by.
     
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    Europe version of leather is perforated? Nice.
     
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    Europe (or at least the UK) can get real leather, not just Softex.
     
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    My Gen 2 had the perforated gray leather and I never liked it but do like the Soft-tex.
    The only reason I bought the leather was because of where I worked and cloth would not have been a good choice.
     
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    OMG I have not seen that part before. Ordering it now, thank you!
     
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    Enjoy, I've installed it together with the black shifter applique PT9484716102 . No more restroom feeling!;)
     
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    It does look strange with interior colors other than moonstone, although a soft matte grey similar in color to the steering wheel might look nice over the "Toto-riffic" trim.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Looks great! I have this and the steering wheel insert, but I haven't installed either yet. Just our of curiosity, what did you clean the stock white shifter area with before installing the applique? Toyota suggests a 3M cleaner that I don't really have access to (and it seems to come in industrial sizes, 1 gal, 4 L, etc.)
     
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    I used cleaning solvent, worked great.
    Mike
     
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    What's the 3M cleaner based on? From the look of the plastic, 50% isopropyl alcohol might be OK.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    I got the part today. It came way faster than I thought it would. It looks much better in my opinion.
     

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    to each their own...
     
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    I'm expecting mine in the mail tomorrow, fairly fast shipping I believe from China.
     
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