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JonnyDiezels Black MY2017

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    Posted: 18 May 2017 at 5:36pm
Had mine for nearly a month now and loving it , already started making a few small 'changes'
Nothing major but just thought I'd start logging them here for reference

Car is GT86 Pro in black with Touch 2 Nav system, and parking sensor option


The first day I got it :-)
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First 'mod' was to program the sigma alarm with the right code so that it beeped upon lock and unlock
I had this on my last car and found it invaluable as a memory aid (I'm getting old..)

Then a couple of accessories brought over from my old car, dash cam and brodit phone holder


Had to buy a new mount for the car but had the phone cradle already.



Both of these with wires hidden and connected into the secret power socket behind the glovebox


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It will probably soften up in time, but found the stitching on the gear knob a bit 'rough'
Looked on the net and couldn't find anything I wanted to change it for, so tried driving with it rotated  90 degrees and it was actually much better . so I've left it left it like that for now.
Looks a bit odd but figured when it 'wears in' I'll put it back how it was


Then I decided to lower the clutch pedal after having read a few guides on how to do it.
(Still not 100% gelling with the seating position and think this was one reason why)

Found it incredibly easy to do only took 5 mins, think it must be way easier on RHD models
I adjusted it as much as I could by undoing the top nut shown here, releasing pressure by pushing clutch pedal a little by hand and then winding the lower nut down as far as it would go.
Last step was to tighten the top nut. A quick up and down the road to make sure its all good and done!





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My next addition to the car is a reversing camera which I just fitted this week.

First up was getting a reverse camera connector for my Touch 2 head unit.
This place was one of the few I found that did them
https://car-solutions.com/en/car-camera-connection-cable-to-toyota-touch-2-monitor-entune.php
Item arrived quickly and was good quality as you see on the site, little bit of foam wrapped around connector with labels on each wire. Very happy with it, and cost after currency conversion was about £25.

Next I looked at cameras with a view to getting something that would look OEM, and same as ones fitted to the Australian models I'd seem online. And I wanted it to fit in exactly the same place on the left side where there is a faint ridge indicating where it goes.

Eventually got to this one on Ebay which was super cheap (£8.70) and seemed to fit the requirements.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321710615941?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 It arrived eventually (from China) and looked exactly like it did in the pics, so very happy with that purchase too.

Now it did state about the camera that a 12V supply would be required and the head unit only outputs 6V as far as I understood, but after I tried a quick temp connection to the head unit to confirm I found that it worked perfectly well directly fed from the head unit output. Bonus no relay required! So either the camera works at 6V or the head unit is putting out higher voltage than expected. I was going to measure output with a meter but in the end I just counted my blessings and carried on.

So total cost was about £35 including wiring, camera and connector and it took roughly two hours to fit. Most time was spent removing interior trim as I ran the wires down the passenger side sill area and into the boot. I made an effort to secure the wires well and added felt tape along the way as I know loose uncovered wires can lead to rattles.

When it got to fitting the camera to the boot handle area I managed to feed the wire from the camera through the existing grommet for the boot switch. This and getting through the 'boot lid to boot' grommet was made easier because of the tiny connector on the camera, as it helped to grab something solid to push through instead of pushing floppy wires.

Few pics of the final result:






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CJS1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2017 at 6:59am
Well done, looks a good job. Its a pity reversing cameras aren't fitted as standard, visibility is pretty awful when reversing.
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Thanks. Yup its a shame its not even available in the UK to have as factory fitted especially as the head unit is already geared up for it.

More pics I took of the wiring in the boot lid

the small plug snaked its way through here with a bit of push-pull push-pull


this took a bit of doing, I had to cut the bottom of the grommet open slightly to fit that small connector, as its moulded tight for the twin brown wires only


bundled up excess wires and attached to existing wires which are clipped in tight to the lid


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