Installing black shifter applique

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  1. Pizza Driver

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    Went looking for instructions on installing the black shifter applique on youtube but couldn't find anything. How can I do it myself? Does the white shifter panel just pop off? Does the black applique just fit over it? I don't want to pay for the labor to install it.
     
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    I just ordered it today at a Toyota dealership for $45.
     
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    I called my local dealer and they had it in stock for $45. Installed myself in 5 minutes. Comes set up with commercial grade double stick tape in place and you just fit if over the top of the existing shifter plate. It appears they actually designed in relief to accommodate the after market component as it fits very neatly in place.
     
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    I believe it's the same one. That's why the dealer had it in stock here in Washington even though they don't sell the prime here yet. He said it's the same as the one for the gen 4.
     
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    Toyota must have taken cues from Star Wars. It's either Storm Trooper white or Darth Vader black with this car.
     
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    I tried to buy the lower console package via the Toyota dealer where I bought my Prius four weeks ago in Melbourne Australia, but they could not supply it. So I bought it on eBay for $185 Australian Dollars plus about $50 for shipping. It arrived a week later and I installed it today without too much difficulties using the advice from previous posts on this chat forum. I am very happy with the result - it makes the front seat area more elegant and totally gets rid of the awful 'toilet seat' appearance.
     
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    Yes, it fits the Prime very well. Very simple installation, and fits like a glove.
    I was also able to get a black cover for the steering wheel via E-bay.
     
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    I've been looking for that black steering wheel applique. I searched ebay after reading your post, and found it listed as the Car-Steering-Wheel-Panel-Garnish-Cover-Trim-for-Toyota-Prius-XW50

    But when I try to order it, it shows the green one. I don't see a place to select a different color. Is that what you saw? Not sure I want to have to get into returning an item to China. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, that's the one. I was nervous about the color, too. I specified that I only wanted the black one. The company was responsive, considering they are in China. It did take a while to get here, but the part was perfect once it came.
     
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    Thanks KC, I just ordered mine, and included the note indicating I want the black one. Now I wait...
     
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    I found one black shift appliqué from eBay $36.00 ( including 2nd day air mail). I just installed it took me less than 10 minutes ( I was paranoid so I cleaned at least 3 times with IPA wipe follow by dry wipe, also pressed over and over to make sure it fits perfectly) I used IPA to clean the surface Instead of buying 3M solvent 77. Wife didnt think I need to cover white part off. She said it looked much better after I covered it up.
     
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    Dealer is installing mine as a condition of the sale. If it is crooked, or falls off, the only have themselves to blame.
     
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    The black steering wheel applique I ordered on July 3rd on eBay came in today. It looks like it will fit perfectly. Will apply this weekend.
     
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    Pictures please when you're done!
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Before and after pics, please. Mine was installed before I got it. Not sure what it looks like without it.
     
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    Ok, as Prius from Dad requested, here are before, during (steering wheel black applique on/was waiting on back-ordered black applique for shifter), and after pics.
     

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    Thanks. Mine only has the shifter done. Looks good. The only mod I did was the led interior lights.
     
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