Terrible new seat heater switch location facelift gen 4

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  1. davran

    davran Junior Member

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    Folks,

    I've found the only thing I detest about my '19 Prius: the new location for the heated-seat switches. I find that I am inadvertently turning them on, especially on trips with a passenger.

    They're right in front of the cup holders:

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    Will the console section from a 2017 prius bolt in? Maybe someone will come up with a guard that looks better than what I'll cobble together.

    Thanks,


    Dave
     
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    LOL. Still far better than where they use to be.
     
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    I'd prefer them in the pre-facelift position; I wonder if the previous console clicks in place of the facelift version.
     
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    If I used the seat heaters more often, I’d really prefer the new placement. I don’t use them much though (Austin, TX), so for me, not a huge deal either way.
     
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    You must be a contortionist to be able to operate those pre-facelift switches. I have to park my car and get on my knees to turn it on and off those switches. :LOL:
     
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    you can't please all the people all the time...
     
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    I actually don't mind and kinda liked the old location because in the summer their hidden and in winter while at a red light just reach and then it on.

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    okay
    Now I am appericating where the orginal location is. jeeeez
     
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    Poor Toyota can’t win. The location of the switches on the original fourth generation model was universally derided!
     
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    I don't like the position in my 2016. My mother turns hers on in the winter and I only notice that it's on when I'm driving and I can't reach the stupid thing. But I live with it. The one that really makes me mad is the auto bright lights. It's in a position that my knee turns it on or off. I prefer to leave it on all the time.



     
  11. davran

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    I'll make a guard of some sort so I'm not always turning them on by mistake. My Passat tdi had them on the dash, and never had a problem with them there.
     
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