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Toyota Yaris, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#145 of 178 Rostra: aka Toyota OEM dealer or self install
Jul 16, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I installed a Rostra on my 2007 hatchback. I commute 100 miles a day and really appreciate it. For eBayers, Courtesy Toyota of Tampa has a listing under Yaris for the Rostra CC at $225 plus $12 shipping. The parts are warranteed for one year by Toyota, since it is listed as an OEM part. You can get the install manual from the Rostra web site tech support page. It was practically a no-brainer, but finding some of the components, especially the transaxle connector took me awhile. The pictures are basically lousy. Be sure to slide the control switch's pins in according to the color swatches on the plug. The blue from the switch goes in at the blue swatch but connects to the orange wire of the control module. The squeeze on wire connectors are a pain, must use pliers, and I suggest after you install and it is working correctly, you go back and solder them. If you have big hands, you are going to get scratched up (if you have small hands, you are going to get scratched up). This is the fourth cruise control I have installed in a vehicle, and it was the easiest. No vacuum hoses or servos to fool with and find places under the hood for. Also, no need to take out the fender liner, as the instructions say. Just jack up the left wheel and pop the front liner button off, then bend back the liner to feed the red wire through. I cut it and pushed it through the fender well grommet impaled on an icepick into the cabin, then used a crimp connector. Much, much easier. Most of the wiring is too long, so you have to cram it and wedge it out of sight. Double stick pads don't hold on the control module, so I used epoxy puddy, instead. Oh, by the by, if you don't already know, the Yaris radio does not have a security code, ("entry level car", remember?), so ignore the instruction to write it down. Finding a good spot for the control switch on the column is a slight problem. Your knee might hit it, if you install as recommended. I moved mine back. I can't see it, because of the steering wheel, but I still know it is there . They can try to shame us by saying the Yaris is an entry level car, but with the money I am saving on gas, I am literally getting it for free. I have kept my much loved 2001 Trooper 5 speed, and it's 16 MPG to use as a workhorse and swamp buggy.
The Swamprat Commuter
#146 of 178 Re: Rostra: aka Toyota OEM dealer or self install [commuter9]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 17, 2008 (6:13 am)
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The Swamprat Commuter
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#147 of 178 Re: yaris accesories [dake]
Jul 20, 2008 (7:37 am)
I'm in Canada and just purchased a 2008 Yaris 5 door hatchback. I got the cruise for an extra $450 installed but the control stick is so short that I can't see it when I'm driving! It hides behind the steering wheel. Does anyone know of a fix for this?
#148 of 178 Re: yaris accesories [cathy8]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:56 am)
No simple fix, it is what it is. If it's the traditional Toyota (also used by other carmakers) cruise stalk, its operation is pretty logical. So my advice is, study it carefully and get used to operating it by feel. As you are leaning how to use it, you might find it helpful to make a little drawing of it with the operations clearly labeled, and tape that to the dash where you can see it easily.
#149 of 178 Re: yaris accesories [backy]
Jul 20, 2008 (10:26 am)
I like the idea about taping a pic to my dash. Thanks. I've been doing some Internet research and my cruise looks exactly like the Rostra cruise. I had been told that I would be getting genuine Toyota cruise but it doesn't seem like that's what I got. I'll have to ask tomorrow when the dealership is open again.
Thanks for the response.
#150 of 178 Re: 2007 Yaris Car Bra [ronald711]
Aug 17, 2008 (9:49 am)
Contact 3M at 1-8003MHELPS. They should be able to answer your question.
#151 of 178 Re: 2007 Yaris Car Bra [bobalou]
Aug 17, 2008 (9:55 am)
Thanks for the number.
#152 of 178 Re: yaris accesories [cathy8]
Aug 24, 2008 (2:44 pm)
yea! get a feel for your car! and don't take your eyes off the road.
#153 of 178 Re: 2007 Yaris Car Bra [eric5899]
Aug 24, 2008 (2:47 pm)
oh, man, you ain't'a kiddin! bug city! are they makin the bra yet? my wife's won't fit.
#154 of 178 Aftermarket Sunroof for Toyota Yaris
Jul 11, 2006 (7:16 pm)