my prius c project list

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by col127, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. col127

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    thought it'd be fun to document my work on my prius c. i decided to try and do mods myself (first time) with this car. had no idea what i was getting myself into, but i'm slowly learning... very interesting - wish i knew how to do more car stuff though - i make a lot of errors and am as slow as molasses :) i own a c3.

    to do:
    • rear dome lighting
    • led parking lights
    • mudguards (when available)
    thinking about:
    • fog lights
    • sun visor extensions
    completed:
    • hood dampeners
    • autodimning mirror - homelink, temp, compass
    • backup camera
    • footwell lighting
    • door sill lighting
    • leather steering wheel cover
    • LED interior lighting
    • HID lighting
    • tinted windows - 3rd party install
    • mid-chassis brace
    • sunglass holder mod
    • sound deadening (GTMat Onyx Butyl)
    • infiniti kappa 639i speakers
    • window visors
    • whiteline rear sway bar
     
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    How many sq feet did you use for the sound deadening? I am going to do this to my doors.

    Nice list btw.
     
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    Looks good so far. Looking forward to the progress.
     
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    Thanks - so far, I've used 25sq ft. That includes 3 doors, rear hatch door and rear hatch floor. I haven't done the driver's door yet. I bought 50sq ft but it's way too much unless I do more!
     
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    Hello!

    New here...what is an "in channel window visors"
     
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    Oh...got it. Thanks for the reply!
     
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    Did you get this by any chance? How is it so far?


    GTMAT ONYX 5 sqft Automotive Sound Deadener Real True Butyl Constrained Layer Dampener - Noise Deadener Installation Kit Includes: 5 x 1sqft Sheet (12" x 12"), Instruction Sheet, Degreaser, GT MAT Decals : Amazon.com : Automotive
     
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    Yeah, that's the one. I finished my last door tonight, using up 30sq feet in total. I think I'm going to email the company to see if they'll let me return the rest or try to do more of the car or ill sell it. :p

    I've never used deadener before, but the material worked well, didn't smell, rolled on easy and I have noticed a big difference sound wise in the car. And it does block out the cold air more too. So I'm quite happy with it.

    From all the research I did, I recommend going for a butyl based product over asphalt. It's pricer, but worth it. Gtmat was one of the most affordable butyl products - that's why I went with them.
     
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    Finally installed my footwell lights, rearview camera and door sill lights!

    Will add pics soon. Didn't see anyone adding footwell/door sill lights yet.
     
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    how hard was the door sills installs? i would like to do that
     
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    I had a shop do it for me, but they just tapped the door buttons... Seemed pretty simple, but I don't really know car stuff :)
     
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    thanks. be sure to post of pictures. would love to see everything.
     
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    here's the pics of the interior footwells and door sills. my interior footwells can change to multiple colours and effects. looks pretty sharp :)

    photo 2.JPG photo 3.JPG photo.JPG
     
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    looks nice! how did you end up wiring the door sills and footwell lights? are they on a switch or connected with the dome light? thanks
     
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    the door sills are connected to the door buttons - so they turn on and off when you open/close the door.

    the footwells are tapped into a 12v switched source - unfortunately they don't turn on w/ the domes. i have to turn them on manually with a remote control :p i wasn't smart enough to know how to hook it up. the place i bought it from does have an option to 'auto-illuminate' when you open the doors, but i didn't buy that kit. i wanted the multi-colour one, so my remote is the way i turn em on.
     
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    cool, thanks! more info on how to tap into the "door buttons"
     
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    I didn't wire it, but that's what the installer did. There's buttons on each door that are wired, that tells the car when a door is opened and closed. So you could tap those wires for the sills
     
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    cool. i know what buttons you are talking about now. but i just wish i knew how to tap into them.
     
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    Got any pics of the sills in the day time?
     
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