Different Push Start Buttons

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by SuperGLS, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. SuperGLS

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    Anyone ever put in one of these different push start buttons? I can't find any threads about them.

    PUSH START SWITCH | TRD
     
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    I have the Tom's start button to go with my Tom's push button shifter....

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    Ah ok. How's the install on the push button switch? Is it as simple as removing that part of the dash and making a swap? Any threads on that?
     
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    I haven't seen any threads on how to remove the switch..... the Tom's that I got are easier to install because these are just covers and not the whole switch..... so I don't need to remove the whole switch when I installed it.....if the TRD's are just covers like mine then it's easy..... but if it's the whole switch then it would be more work to install it.....
     
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    I don't think I'd like those buttons.

    The Red makes them look like the emergency flashers.

    And when I first glance at the TRD is see TURD.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Eh....
    Not my thing.
    BTDT.

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    Thanks Bino.

    That one right there looks great.

    I'm not sure I'm interested in the TRD myself either, but thought it was worth posting.
     
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    Who sells this shifter? Thanks!
     
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    I bought mine directly from Japan... but I saw a couple on Ebay.....



     
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    Yeah, I got the TRD button. Simple plug and play once you get the button out. No other work required.
     
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    The 2010-11 has both the start and hazard buttons in black. The 2012-13 has blue start button and red hazard button.

    The solid red hazard button is a bit of an eyesore and loud but I totally understand the change as the black button with red hazard symbol is way too easy to overlook, especially in emergency situations. The blue start button is pretty cool though. I have absolutely no blue in the interior of my 2010 ever since I swapped out the stock shift knob for the JDM piano black one.
     
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    I'll pass, too. Remember Rube Goldberg? To me, it is a complicated method of doing a simple function for complication's end.
     
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    Mucho dinero.

    Zu teuer.
     
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    How'd you get the button out?
     
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    This might not apply to LHD cars given it's a RHD world here. I pulled out the audio surrounds first and after that, you're able to just pull on the panel that surrounds the start button. That panel is just held on by clips.
     
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    Once you have the panel out, you can push the button out by pushing it from the back (after you've unplugged the connector behind the start/stop button.)
     
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    Thanks. That'll be helpful information to someone I imagine.

    I wonder if I could make a custom cover... hmm.
     
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    Okay, this is the closest thread I found to post my start button mod. Not a true mod, more of a dress-up. But for $14 and 30 secs to line it up and press on, I think its a great buy! What are your thoughts? FullSizeRender-2.jpeg FullSizeRender-3.jpeg
     
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