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    Does anyone know whether audio controls can be fitted onto steering wheels. The audio controls on the steering wheel makes it very convenient, and safer. The controls i am talking about is similar to what the Commodores have. These are volume up and down, mute, band selector and cd track selector.

    Cheers

    Jay

  • #2
    I'm looking now also as the prado now comes with it.
    We want a price is anyone is asking..
    thanx
    2007 120 D4D VX Auto.
    1985 LWB Suzuki Sierra 1600.

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    • #3
      Don't think you wanted to know the price of it. The audio control steering wheel airbag is a smaller than the non audio control one, which means airbag would need to be replaced. The actually airbag is not any smaller, just the plastic around the bag is smaller.
      Thanks

      Alan

      07 120 D4D Grande

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      • #4
        surely you could just get a wheel from a wrecker with the controls and bag that hasn't been inflated.

        Would have to be easier and surely less risky than modifying the existing wheel.

        Probably cost the same or cheaper.
        2003 V6 GXL, Mickey Thompson MTZ's, Safari Snorkel, ARB Winch Bar, OME Suspension 2" lift, GME TX3420

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        • #5
          This DIY is published by my Toyota forum in Spain KDJOTEROS.COM and was made for people who put a lot of work and time for free, I wanna thank to TRAV and ALBERTLC their work for make this posible.

          You must know that these are just a "how we do it" instructions and we have no responsabilities in whatever breakdown or injuries can occur.


          So, in order to install remote audio controls in the steering wheel you need the following references:

          84258-58010-C0 right Black (useless, no buttons just blind plastic)
          84258-58010-E0 right Beige " "

          Models without control cruiser:
          84247-58010-C0 left Black (with buttons for volume, choose stations...)
          84247-58010-E0 left Beige " "

          Grande, GXL and others with control cruiser installed:

          84247-58020-C0 left black
          84247-58020-E0 left Beige

          If you wish a new steering wheel and take no risk cutting it for fitting the buttons:

          45130-35341-C0 black wheel (too expensive)
          45130-35341-E0 Beige wheel "

          http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/1284 ... embai9.jpg




          The first step must be disconnect the battery (or batteries) because to install the remote we need to dismount the Airbag.

          DO NOT TOUCH NOTHING WITH REFERENCE TO THE AIRBAG WITH BATTERIES CONNECTED OR WITHOUT LEAVING THEM AT LEAST 5 MINUTES DISCONNECTED. REMEMBER, AIRBAGS EXPLODE!!!!!.

          We must take off the key from the contact BEFORE disconnect battery, if we don't do so the ECU will show an airbag system error after installation.

          So, disconnect the negative pole (-) from batteries and wait at least 5 minutes for fully discharge any residual charges.

          After this time we take off plastics covering the steering wheel, there are three screws, one under the column and we must turn the wheel to see the others.






          Is better to take off this screws before disconnect the batteries because it is easy turn the wheel with the power steering helping us.

          Now both plastic pieces comes out easy, just pulling of them.

          Next step is to take off two little caps at both sides of the wheel, just levering with something narrow like a screwdriver.

          In the hole uncovered we can see two screws (one on each side), TORX type (torque 8.8 Nm - 90 Kgf x cm). If you haven't a torque tool try to tight them just like you found them (no so hard, no so loose). We can loose them without fear they will never drop.

          Now with a lot of care can take out the wheel cap with the Airbag. CARE, NO BLOW, NO KNOCK, the cap is tied to the wheel with two odd cables.







          DO NOT PULL CABLES. With one hand take the Airbag and with the other do the next:

          Unplug the horn cable (just with the hand).
          Now with a flat screwdriver you must lift the flap/tab of each cable and pull each cable. Take care and note that Airbag connectors are color coded so TAKE CARE AND WHEN MOUNT INSERT EACH ONE IN HIS PLACE.

          The Airbag must be placed horizontal, out of the work place and without knock it, must be placed with the airbag connectors over the table and with the Toyota logo upwards.











          We must take out the, next picture, connector on the right


          And the white one (control cruise)


          Here we have the new connector with the buttons piece, horn connector and control cruise connector, along with the old connector without the remote buttons.


          The new connector plugged


          The place for the buttons on the wheel






          This is the steering wheel showing the Airbag.


          And you already know this


          This is the most difficult part of this DIY. You must cut the wheel, with a cutter, is rubber and it is easy to cut. Is better if you use a good cutter the bad ones bends and is harder to cut well. The first is take measures, mark with a permanent marker or a pencil and then cut slowly so slowly taking off slices of rubber, best when finest the slice is. We cut at first a block SMALL THAN THE MARK, and after this very very slow.




          Here you have the final result. You can see a little fault on top, but is hard to see when the wheel is in it's place, the camera and flash shows the fault enhanced. :roll:




          Now we can install everything again, just in the reverse order. We have only one step to do to finish the install.

          Now we must install three wires from the back of the radio to a connector under the wheel.



          That connector is just under the wheel just over the yellow connector (Airbag I think)


          The three wires must be connected on the three empty places just on top of the existing wires, up an right. They are the 10, 11 and 12 pins.
          Pin 10 is white on the radio
          Pin 11 is pink on the radio
          Pin 12 is green on the radio

          On the radio:



          The three cables must be connected to the existing ones. There are marked 4 (green), 5 (white) and my buddy forgot to mark the 3 (pink), being 2 (black) and 1 (white);

          So we must connect with one cable the:
          under wheel pin 10 with the radio pin 5 (white)
          under wheel pin 11 with the radio pin 3 (pink)
          under wheel pin 12 with the radio pin 4 (green)

          And thats everything. Remember to connect the battery and program the windows and moonroof.

          Here we are a lot of people who already did this DIY and we are glad with it. If you need additional support for hmmm :roll: dismount the radio.... just let me know, I have pictures of that.

          TAKE CARE WITH THIS INSTALLATION, DISCONNECT BATTERIES. CARE THE AIRBAG AND YOURSELF.

          You do this under your responsability, the forums (PradoPoint.com and Kdjoteros.com) and the individual users who make this post are just letting you know that this is feasible and how to do it, but none of them is liable for any breakdown to you or your car :shock:
          From Spain
          KDJ120 VXL (Prado Grande)

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          • #6
            Great write up.

            But also a good time to remind everyone that they are possibly planning on playing with airbags which in reality can be called a bomb in the wrong situation.

            So remember that any information that you glean on doing said mods is totally AT YOUR OWN RISK.
            And by using this forum you also accept the rules. Particuarly rule number:

            15. Technical Disclaimer. By using Pradopoint Forums you are agreeing that under no circumstances will the Owners, Administrators or Moderators be responsible for:
            (1) any information contained on or omitted from the site(s)
            (2) any person's reliance on any such information, whether or not the information is correct, current or complete
            (3) the consequences of any action you or any other person takes or fails to take, whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the use of the sites.


            That is all.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Team Piggy
              Great write up.

              But also a good time to remind everyone that they are possibly planning on playing with airbags which in reality can be called a bomb in the wrong situation.

              So remember that any information that you glean on doing said mods is totally AT YOUR OWN RISK.
              And by using this forum you also accept the rules. Particuarly rule number:

              15. Technical Disclaimer. By using Pradopoint Forums you are agreeing that under no circumstances will the Owners, Administrators or Moderators be responsible for:
              (1) any information contained on or omitted from the site(s)
              (2) any person's reliance on any such information, whether or not the information is correct, current or complete
              (3) the consequences of any action you or any other person takes or fails to take, whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the use of the sites.


              That is all.
              Absolutely TP, folks if you are thinking of playing with the airbag system then pull the relevant fuses to protect yourself.
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              • #8
                Finally finished
                From Spain
                KDJ120 VXL (Prado Grande)

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                • #9
                  After reading that, I now know how the bomb squad guys feel when they're dismantling a device... phew!!

                  I think I'll leave that mod to those more brave or...

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                  • #10
                    I notice you comment on "program the moonroof" ??

                    What is the situation here?

                    I have a sunroof in mine but dont seem to have to reprogram it after a power down?

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                    • #11
                      After seeing the innards of the airbag does anybody else feel uncomfortable hitting the horn hard in anger :shock:

                      My previous cars have had horn buttons at 10 & 2
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                      • #12
                        Hi Team Piggy,

                        hmmmm, I just reprogram the moon roof in the same way as I do with door windows. If I don't do so, the roof don't full close alone with just a touch in the button.

                        The mod has risks if you do it without care. Every mod needs care, the only you need here is to disconnect the battery or batteries and let enough time to discharge (i.e. I said 5 minutes, when I did it myself I let the car without positive and negative for 15 minutes). Here there are at least 15 forum coleagues who did the mod actually and they can talk yet.

                        That is the only danger you have with the mod. Made with the proper care there are no more risk that with other mod (use spring compressor, lift a car, use a hi-lift.....)

                        I'm not trying to convince nobody, I just do a mod with another guys and after that I have nothing more to say.
                        From Spain
                        KDJ120 VXL (Prado Grande)

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                        • #13
                          Hey Pepe

                          We'd like you to hear from you also on other topics...

                          We welcome your contributions from Europe - it's interesting to get a different perspective on what Prado owners around the world are doing. We're really one big community.

                          Look forward to seeing more from you and your mates.

                          Adios amigos!

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                          • #14
                            Yes of course, thank you Grandeman.

                            When I said "I have nothing else to say" I mean in this topic. :lol:

                            Of course I will read and write about other things. :roll:

                            Your forum is very very intesting and I got several ideas from you. And I will share with you posts that "I think" interesting for you. :wink:
                            From Spain
                            KDJ120 VXL (Prado Grande)

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                            • #15
                              Hi Pepe,
                              Well done a good write up
                              07 Upgrade GXL D4D, Manual, Dune,Sov Bar, BFG's, SG11, Redark dual Batts, Extensive Aux wiring, Stebel, LED stop tails, IPF HID's (my mod), 240V Inv, ARB Comp, GME UHF,TPMS, Safari snorkel, GPS,Hilux washers, 40l Engel in 30% pas pos,homemade A/C cond protection plate, polyairs.

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