Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site
 

 


 
Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service
  The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
jerryTgreat
 
Drives: 2009 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2
Question Switching front ends.

I have a 2009 Yaris Hatchback 5 door. Automatic AC. My just learning to drive son over steered it into a ditch that just happened to have a telephone pole. No one was hurt but my wife cried for a whole day cause she loves her little car. Everything from the front of the sub frame is gone. The light fixtures snapped at the connection points. The air filter cover is shattered. Bumper, rad support, rad all destroyed. Air bags also deployed. Fenders are ok. Motor and transmission are ok.

I am having a hard time finding a donor car to fix this. Does any one know if I could use a 2007 Yaris Sedan. Standard AC. as a donor car. The airbag system might be different cause the dash looks a little different but I already sourced how to fix that.

My concern is will the 2007 starting at the rad supports and everything forward of that bolt onto the 2009? Are the AC connections the same? Is the air filter housing the same? Will the lights fit or do I need to swap fenders and plastic bumper cover as well. Surprisingly my plastic front bumper survived the crash.

My second choice is buy another 2009 or 2010 yaris and keep my wreck as a parts car but I feel like it's a big waste of a great little car. Help.
jerryTgreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 12:34 PM   #2
kimona
Super Moderator
 
kimona's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 White VITZ
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Huntington Bch, CA
Posts: 4,250
No, you can't use the sedan as a donor car in this case. You'll need to find a 2007-2011 hatchback.
kimona is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
jerryTgreat
 
Drives: 2009 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2
Thanks for quick response

Thank you for the answer I will look for a suitable donor car.
jerryTgreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 06:05 PM   #4
ABSPLASTIC
 
Drives: Twin-charged rotary V8 w/nos
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CALIFORNIA
Posts: 224
https://abbotsford.craigslist.ca/cto...269127365.html
ABSPLASTIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
compatibility 07-09

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After market front bumper kmcad Cosmetic Modifications (Exterior/Interior) 1 02-12-2013 12:42 AM
xA or xD front sway bar fit in to 07 Yaris yariseggvvti Wheels, Tires and Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack 1 10-29-2012 09:47 PM
What do you think? painting the front of a Yaris hb front bumper black like the GTI Rnankoo Cosmetic Modifications (Exterior/Interior) 15 08-23-2009 05:49 AM
Front spoiler koolerking Australia 3 07-20-2009 08:10 PM
Front bra for S model Sedan? N9QGS DIY / Maintenance / Service 2 06-27-2009 08:51 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:25 AM.




YarisWorld
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.