Last post on Jun 15, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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#63 of 67 Roof rack and trailer hitches for 08 xB
May 22, 2008 (10:54 am)
Anyone have any experience with installing a roof rack and / or trailer hitch on an 08 xB? I see that Yakima makes a roof rack and I wonder how easy (or difficult) that is to self install? Which trailer hitch (1.25" or 2", to mount a bike rack) is the best? Thanks in advance.
#64 of 67 06 - Scion xb - Variable intermittent wipers
Jun 14, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I recently purchased a used '06 xb and am very pleased with the car. One annoyance for me was the intermittent wipers (single speed). I had read on another forum where some xb owners had swapped the wiper stalk with a variable intermittent stalk from the matrix/vibe. I was able to locate a used '03 Pontiac vibe wiper stalk on ebay for $25. The installation was very easy. Three screws and 10 minutes later, I had variable intermittent wipers (1-8 second delay). I'm also considering an after market cruise control, does anyone have a suggestion regarding type/brand and an idea of what this may cost?
#65 of 67 Re: 06 - Scion xb - Variable intermittent wipers [sr8474]
Jun 15, 2008 (10:59 am)
I would get the "official" one made by Rostra. You could ask the dealers in your area who they get to install them and take your Scion there for the installation. Probably about $300-350 for the parts and labor. You can buy it online for $200 or so from places like this and install it yourself, or contract Rostra and ask who they have in your area to install it. The net price of the control + installation may be less if you just buy it from the installer, you have to check to see.
I am interested in the wiper stalk swap, did you see that on Scionlife or elsewhere?
#67 of 67 Re: 06 - Scion xb - Variable intermittent wipers [sr8474]
Jun 15, 2008 (3:36 pm)
Thanks, I found it via google search after I posted .
If you get the Rostra, there is a thread on SL about setting the sensitivity of the control. Almost everyone is disappointed by how bad it tracks the speed at the default setting, so you change a couple of DIP switches in the control unit and it works really nice.