My 2012 Prius 5 Build

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Accordlayingkit, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Bill Bremner

    Bill Bremner Junior Member

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    Scott,

    Thanks for the info. That is what I did this morning and it turned out great. I also figured out the Inverter Cover.

    Bill
     
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    @Accordlayingkit - when you put in the LED hatch lights, were there any instructions with it? I'm interested in adding this when the weather gets a bit better, and I think I can probably manage to route the wires down to the current hatch light, but after that I'll be a bit lost. I'm curious how it actually taps into the stock wiring, and if you might have any helpful hints/suggestions with this install.

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    Instructions that come with the LED's are all in Japanese... :cautious:

    Here you go...

    Rear Hatch Cargo LED's:
    I received a set of LED's for the rear hatch last October. Been either lazy or intimidated to install them up until today. The weather is still warm and sunny, with a couple of extra hours of free time available, I began the installation process. The instructions are in Japanese and minimalistic, with little in the way of actual help. So you need to be creative with your installation.
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    Best to begin by removing the interior panels from the hatch and accessing the rear cargo light. There is a small recessed area near the switch to insert a panel tool to remove the light. The hatch LED's come with a wire harness that contains a plug that connects directly to the rear cargo light's plug and splits it into a fused harness for the pair of hatch LED's and a second plug for the stock cargo light. I cheated and only raised the interior panel's edge above the cargo light, to drop the harness down into the area behind the rear cargo light. Running the harness to the rear hatch, I lifted the edge of the roof panel to run the harness to the rubber boot connecting the interior and the hatch area. The roof side of the hach has a plastic insert that can be lifted by releasing several tabs to make running the harness through the boot easier. Wiggle the top part of the boot to remove it from the hatch and insert the LED harness through the boot.
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    Armed with a bundle of mini zip ties, I let my OCD run free and routed the LED harness along the existing harness. :rolleyes:
    The LED harness comes as two pieces. This allows you to run the harness through the boot. A plug(included), seen in the lower right of the third thumbnail, has to be attached to the metal pins and connected. Make sure you have the correct polarity, red to red and white to white, before inserting the pins into the plug. After routing the LED harness, drop the small plugs out the pair of rectangular holes, approximately 3" x 4" in size, just to the sides of the center.
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    Unfortunately the LED's wire harness shipped with a broken/blown fuse, so I used a multimeter to test for voltage at the LED plugs before reinstalling the hatch interior panels. Once reinstalled, the LED's simply plug into the harness and snap into place, using the existing panels that allow access to the License plate light sockets.
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    Hatch Cargo LED Update:
    Replaced the fuse and the rear hatch LED's light the entire cargo area. Much more effecient than the single light on the side. The rear hatch LED"S light independently of the cargo light. The cargo light works with the switch. While the hatch LED's operate with the hatch, on when open and off when closed. (y)
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  4. Accordlayingkit

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    Yea... what ^he said lol
     
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    @sfprankster - Thanks, that is extremely helpful and just what I was looking for !

    Also on a second note, Thanks- I was reading through your reply and realized I left my cargo light on this evening after grabbing groceries, it would have sucked since it is currently snowing- then rain/freezing rain - then more snow tomorrow and I probably wouldn't have realized I left it on until at least Monday (if I even looked in the hatch then)! So you saved me :)

    @Accordlayingkit - also Thanks, that was very insightful as well :)
     
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    Snow in Boston!?!? Get out of here! :eek:
     
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    Little white on white for me haha

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    Hi. Where can I get the side door mouldings? Same Blizzard Pearl tint/shade? Thanks.
     
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    Toyota Dealer.. 2006-2012 Rav4 door protectors... yup same BP color
     
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    Somebodies pictures I saw online from Boston the other day...

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    hahaha that's nuts!
     
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    Damn it, why did I click on this thread.

    Your car came out looking so good now I have no choice but to start modding mine!

    Nice work!

    Are there any black color prius builds here?? Seems to be all white....
     
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    Haha thanks...
    kinda what I say about finding this forum!! (y)
     
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    You need a front lip bro!
     
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    Yup....there's a lot I still need haha
     
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    Car looks great! You definetly have a unique Prius!
     
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    Accordlayingkit Senior Member

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    Why thanks! I finally seen one today in my area that was silver with a roof rack and the prius plus kit and I'm guessing TRD Springs. Looked pretty good
     
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    OK, Any idea how much you have in her??? She does look great!
     
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    accordlayingkit if you have the 3 in 1 LED mirror then wiring the autofolding is just so easy.
     
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    Coming off the $563 not so easy lol
     
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