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  Reply # 1878879 7-Oct-2017 10:37
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Any volunteers for Prius ZVW30 conversion? I'd like to make a "how-to" dismantle video - i.e. you are dismantling and I am filming (no face in the video). You'll get discounted price for conversion. Auckland. Greenlane.





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  Reply # 1879300 8-Oct-2017 10:45
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Need volunteer for Prius PHV Plug-In ZVW35 speedo conversion from Japanese to English. This one (PHV) is a TRIAL, not 100% guaranteed. Auckland. Greenlane.





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  Reply # 1879351 8-Oct-2017 12:50
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I have a 2010 Nissan 370GT Skyline (DBA-CKV36) with the nav/sound/etc unit built for Japanese use only.

 

Aircon and ECU interface make this very difficult to replace, but it would be nice to find a way to update the firmware with an English alternative and NZ maps.

 

A number of Nissan models from around that era look much the same as this but I have no idea how compatible they are.

 

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  Reply # 1879459 8-Oct-2017 17:11
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LesF:

 

I have a 2010 Nissan 370GT Skyline (DBA-CKV36) with the nav/sound/etc unit built for Japanese use only.

 

 

For previous V35 <2004 model - there was solution, but it required dismantle down to PCB board, de-soldering IC, reflashing with special programmer etc. As usual with all these complex things - if there is one-off case - you would find it difficult for someone to spend their time on resolving that puzzle unless they own similar car and have plenty of time to play with it.

 

The other thing is "gear" - one can't have enough programmators. Next puzzle would require another expensive tool as your current one may not support that particular chip. I am currently looking at one interesting device, but low demand (only 110 cars registered in NZ and perhaps only 10 of those may wish to be converted) does not justify purchase yet.





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  Reply # 1880001 9-Oct-2017 18:28
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Toyota Aqua is the most sold hybrid in Japan. You may expect 5 year old Aqua being imported to New Zealand in big numbers now. There are two speedo in those - some very basic with limited info and more expensive models with color LCD display. Very deep multi layer menu. We have managed to convert that one. Made video will upload soon. Here are just couple of screenshots:

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1882757 13-Oct-2017 08:09
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Can I replace my 2012 Prius Aqua VFD display with a 2012 Prius C LCD display, are the plug the same, has any one done this?




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  Reply # 1882825 13-Oct-2017 09:56
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sarchylee:

 

Can I replace my 2012 Prius Aqua VFD display with a 2012 Prius C LCD display, are the plug the same, has any one done this?

 

If you have simple speedometer like this:

 

 

and wish to swap for the speedometer with LCD in English (as in my previous post) - I can do that for you - I have spare.

 

 





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  Reply # 1884093 16-Oct-2017 07:31
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Yes I have the simple speedometer as pictured, fitting the part I can do given the dash is all snap together and the cluster is only held in by two bolts (appreciate the offer tho)
The big question I have is has anyone done this before e.g. are the plugs the same (not seen the back on either), does the Aqua computer have the softer capable of driving the LCD display?




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  Reply # 1884479 16-Oct-2017 17:42
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Prius Plug-In (PHV) 2012 fresh import. Just finished conversion of Instrument Cluster (aka Speedometer) from Japanese to English. The funniest part was when we were going through menu in English and discovered what looked like NZ scenery with sheep and C02 data. Captured video of full dash disassembly step-by-step. As soon as we edit it - will be available on our Youtube channel. Mark this date as AFAIK we were the first in NZ to convert Prius PHV.





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