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    Ciaran
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    Auris 1.8 HSD
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    2010
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  1. Ok, after managing to fit cruise control onto a 2010 Auris HSD T4, I though it would be nice to add something onto my 2006 T4 Prius - a reverse camera should do the trick. I'm in the early days of investigating/researching this. So for the moment, I have accessed the hidden menu of the MFD, and it has the Camera Check greyed-out. Does this mean it is set-up to receive a camera signal? I popped the trim off the boot lid and can see wiring looms - I'm not sure which connections are which (need to do some more investigation/research). Does anyone know if there is a pre-installed wiring loom on the T4 running to the MDF/dash area?
  2. No problem - I'm learning more and more about the car everytime I look something up. I think the Hybrid dashes have the symbol whereas the MM-petrol and D4D diesels have the word 'Cruise'. My thinking behind it is that the Hybrid dash is filled up with lights such as the P, D, N, B & battery, oil and 'Ready' lights on the right hand side and there's not much space remaining. Then on the left side there's a heap more amount of lights such as: dipped headlights, Eco, PWR, skiddycar. They've squeezed in the Cruise light on the top left of these.
  3. As far as I know, the symbol on my Auris dash is a cruise control symbol where you 'Set' the speed hence the arrow pointing inwards. I believe the generic speed limiter symbol has a lollipop/road sign symbol next to it. Here is the switch on a Laguna which has both cruise control (arrow pointing inwards) and speed limiter (lollipop/road sign symbol):
  4. Hi Berisford, Definitely worth it! The cruise is very smooth on the 1.8L CVT Hybrid on my Auris. I even did an 'accelerate to overtake' with cruise speed set on an incline, and it dropped back comfortably to the set speed. As it was dropping back to the set speed it gently eased back in. I also have a 2006 1.5L Prius T4 which came with cruise as standard - this is the older engine/electric motor though. Comparing the two cars, the 1.8L Auris is much more powerful (obviously) and even under cruise control, the Auris really seems more substantial and controlled. The older Prius does a great job with cruise but the Auris 1.8L does it much better, and maybe that's the later generation engine/electric motor too. Perhaps when you drop back to the smaller engine size of the 1.3L Yaris, it loses that refinement as the engine has to try harder?!
  5. Hi everyone! This is my story about my install: So after my discovery of this thread and the possibility of installing cruise control on my 2010 Auris T4 Hybrid I went about searching for parts. I did a lot of ringing around breaker's yards for parts and a lot of the Auris cars for breaking didn't have cruise. So I widened the net by looking for other cars which had this the cruise stalk as a standard part. I found a 2008 Lexus IS 220 which had a cruise stalk with the same part number. I used toyodiy.com to do a parts cross-reference to make sure the model had the correct part. The breaker's yard guy wanted €60 for the Lexus stalk which I felt was a little steep for a second-hand part but seeing as it was handy for me, I was prepared to pay it. I made sure I got the cable and two bolts for it too (very important). Now for the install: I tried taking off the air bag cover but the horn keep sounding. So I disconnected the 12V battery to cancel that problem and also to make sure I didn't have the airbag go off in front of me! I don't do much car maintenance myself so felt a little out of depth but proceeded as I felt confident enough with the instructions on here :) IMPORTANT: For those who have an Auris Hybrid, the 12V battery is in the boot. I spent a while looking under the bonnet trying to figure out where it was like a right knob! The manual came to my rescue and directed me to the other end of the car. Once the 12V battery was disconnected (I disconnected the positive), I went about removing the air bag. As it is a 2010 model, I didn't need a Torx30 screw driver. The airbag is held in with springs so I just had to push back the springs at an angle, tricky but got it done. I rested the airbag cover over the speedometer without disconnecting the cable. Next was to create the hole on the steering cover for the stalk. I used a hole saw that plumbers use for drilling a hole in plastic. I completed it with a 25mm core bit. I also used a little sand paper to take off any rough edges (which wasn't much as the core bit gave a really neat cut). I just made sure I centred the hole slightly back towards the column/dash. The stalk just, just about fit through the 25mm hole. I screwed in the bolts and I connected the cable into the socket. I was quite happy with the clearance for the movement of the stalk and didn't need to make any adjustments to the hole. I then put back on the air bag, which simply is pushed back on with the springs. I then reconnected the 12V battery. One funny thing that happened this time on the Hybrid - anytime to start the car you normally put your foot on the brake and press the Power button, but this time I got a lots of dash lights. Another press of the Power button got me back to normal ready state. Obviously this will happen when you disconnect the 12V battery! So some pics of the work: One final thing, I need to reset my radio stations, date and time. Back to the manual for the date adjustment which I couldn't figure out!
  6. My pics of the cruise control stalk install
  7. I went and checked out the seals. I even chalked up the seals, closed over the door to see how much transfer of the chalk happens. At the top corner of the door, there is limited connection of the outer seal with the door centre stile. The inner (second) seal is also very poor. As I drive along, and if I put my hand up to lean on the top corner of the driver's door, the wind noise gets noisier. I am thinking the door needs adjustment. the seal design isn't at all great in this location as I can see the seal is not shaped well enough. Anyone on here corrected this by replacing seals or adjusting the door?
  8. OK thanks. I'll check the door and seals. It's certainly more prominent on the driver's door. Might even chalk up the seal, close the door and see how much is transferred!
  9. I have been driving my 2010 Auris hybrid the last while (I'm normally in a Prius), and the wind is seriously bad. Has anyone identified the cause in the Auris (1st gen, 1st gen facelift)?
  10. You would think I'd check the manual! :p In the manual, now that I have had a chance to look at it, for the Auris Hybrid it is the symbol and it is towards the top left of the dash (left of the Skiddy-car symbol). So like this:
  11. I had a look at the dash for a cruise light. Is it a cruise symbol or the cruise word I should see? I can see a symbol but can't make it out!
  12. That's great, thanks for the info. I'll look to purchase the stick and loom. Is there a way of testing it without having to drill the steering wheel cover? Can I leave it loose with the cover closed and do a test drive?!!
  13. Ok, I just happened across this forum although I've been reading lots of other pages for years without posting. I have both a 2007 Prius T4 and a 2010 Auris 1.8 HSD T4 model, both imports fro UK. I have cruise control on the Prius but I am intrigued about the possibility of adding cruise control onto my Auris. Is anyone aware of it being easily added with just the switch and cable to my version of the Auris??
  14. Welcome to the Toyota forums astrofluff :) If you have never used a forum before and get stuck then please check out out forum video guides: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/forum-0/announcement-49-how-to-use-our-forum-video-guides/

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