Interest in group buy for no-holes parking sensor

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by AZGeek, May 15, 2012.

  1. Dark_matter_doesn't

    Dark_matter_doesn't Prius Tinkerer

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    Here's what I heard back from Mario Del Signore (Proxel):

    the software has been modified in order to have just a sound that gives the risk of contact and only when approaching so there is not sound when powering the system close the obstacle.
    For the beeps coming on when going down hill, over road irregularities, and when braking. The only way to stop these false alarm is to use the switch and activate the system when approaching the curb.

    Regards
    Mauro

    I'd advise future buyers to just get the standard forward system (without the DAM option) and assume the use of the on/off switch will be required.

    Anyone know of a source for Prius/Corolla on/off switches that fit the holes in the lower left dash
     
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  2. AZGeek

    AZGeek Semi-informed Member

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    Won't the switch included in the DAM kit work? Or, are you looking for something that looks more factory?
     
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    Thanks for the update dark-matter-doesnt. I'm also looking for a switch that will fit in the blank.
     
  4. Dark_matter_doesn't

    Dark_matter_doesn't Prius Tinkerer

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    Others have managed to mount a 1/2" diameter switch into the blank-offs. The Proxel switch fits a 1/2"hole. I tried drilling out one with a 1/2" drill a few months ago and made a mess. It appears that I have to just barely drill the hole thru the front of the blank-off, then work from behind with a sharp knife/chisel to remove the reinforcing ribs. I may still try this.

    It's a shame no one knows a source for Prius/Corolla dashboard switches (late model Corollas have the same hole size). A junk yard is a good alternative, but they're disappearing.

    Also, the lock nut on the back of the Proxel switch split as i was mounting it in the lower dash panel. I'll have to glue the Proxel switch into the blank-off.
     
  5. Dark_matter_doesn't

    Dark_matter_doesn't Prius Tinkerer

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    I moved the switch to a blank-off to the lower left of the steering wheel. I drilled a 1/2" starter hole in the blank-off with a wood drill, just barely going thru the front face. I then used a sharp, narrow wood chisel and a knife to gradually remove the center structure inside the blank-off. I tried inserting the switch, then trimmed more until I could press-fit the switch into the hole. No glue necessary!

    Note that the switch must have wires ("pigtails") before doing this. The back of the switch is inaccessible once it's pressed into the blank-off.
     
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    Scarred bumpers... I certainly need them :(

    I see in Tokyo many of the Gen III Prius taxis have little antennae-like poles... some retractable, some fixed... many with scars :)
     
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    I wish someone could identify a part number for the standard Toyota Prius parking sensor kit. Parking sensors should be standard equipment in the US like they are in Japan and South Korea.
     
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    peterjmc Ping pong in Ding Dang...

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    So I have this kit sitting in my office waiting for install.. is it worth installing? kinda sucks that you still have to push the button to not get false alarms..
     
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    GoldPianoGarden Bling Meister

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    yeah, that was the deal-breaker for me!
     
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